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Guest Bed Solutions for the Festive Season

With just over six weeks until Christmas many of us are already in full planning mode. The festive season brings many challenges: what to get that certain someone who is particularly difficult to buy for, making that all important decision about whether it’s going to be turkey, goose or beef for Christmas day lunch, and of course, where is everyone going to sleep when family and friends come to stay?

Thankfully there is a great selection of guest bed solutions in the market these days – from guest beds to futons and sofa beds. Whether you have a spare bedroom or you require the use of an overnight bed occasionally, guest beds offer great potential when you have people staying.

Guest Beds

When space is at a premium in our homes a guest bed, also known as a weekender bed or slide away bed, is a great alternative to the traditional double or king size bed. Folding out beds can make best use of small spaces, and with many guest beds offering extra storage they are an ideal choice for smaller bedrooms.

Many guest beds now comes with a smaller mattress neatly tucked away under the divan base like the Respa Symphony De Luxe Guest Bed Benefiting from Respa’s Spring Gauge Unit mattress, this model is available with castors or retractable Legs. What’s more, right now at Dalzell’s the Respa Symphony De Luxe Guest Bed is on special offer and is complete with a Hughes Paris Headboard (in a choice of colours) and a set of 2 Bedroom Couture Polycotton Hollowfibre Pillows all for the fantastic price of £399.00!

Day Beds 

Featuring an ornate open rail design in the side and back panels and its cream painted metal finish, the Balmoral Swan 3′ Day Bed folds out to create extra sleeping space whilst doubling up as extra seating. Perfectly at home in a bedroom or living area this stylish day bed is ideal when space is tight.

Sofa Beds

Things to consider when choosing a sofa bed include its folding out mechanism, whether your room space allows for lengthways or sideways folding out, and the usage it will get. Foam foldout is ideal for children’s rooms or a spare room where it’s getting only occasional use. Push down models can give your room that contemporary edge but may not offer the same durability as a metal action design.

For regular use or when you have guests staying for a prolonged period, metal action sofa beds can be the most reliable type. Many of these models are supplied with a durable sprung mattress for extra comfort and support.

The Balmoral Chester Sofa Bed is a stylish and modern two seater sofa bed finished in a black pellisma leather. This bed settee folds out into a 4′ 6″ bed.  This model is supplied with a sprung mattress and features buttoned detailing in the back and seat cushions to create a contemporary feel.


There are a number of key features to consider when buying a futon: the frame usually made from wood, metal, or a combination of both, the futon mattress, and the futon cover. When choosing the best futon for your needs determine how much room you have, and how often it will be used.  The two main types of futons are trifold, which are folded twice and use the width of the mattress as the sofa, and a bifold which is folded once and uses the length of the mattress as a seating area.

The Annaghmore Porto Black Futon is a perfect space saving solution for overnight guests or as additional seating in the home. This robust and sturdy model combines a solid wood frame with a choice of black or beige cotton futon mattress. Comfortable as additional seating, this modern futon has an easy to convert mechanism to transform it into a small double bed.

What to do next

Retailing a large selection of guest divans, Armagh Beds.com stock some of the leading bed designers in the UK and Ireland including Annaghmore Agencies, Balmoral / Moffet & Sons and Kellett of Oldcastle’s Sleeptight and Respa bed brands. Visit our showroom at Dalzell’s of Markethill to view our extensive range of guest and storage beds. Located between Newry and Armagh, we’re just a short drive from Cookstown and Dungannon. With our rapid Free Delivery service across Northern Ireland and Counties Dublin, Louth and Monaghan in Ireland (daily services to Belfast and Dublin city) you won’t be waiting around for a good night’s sleep! What’s more, we provide competitive delivery rates across the rest of Ireland. We’ll even provide Free Collection and Recycling of your Old Bed (see delivery), set it up and dispose of all the packaging to help make changing your bed hassle free.


Love Your Bed

Choosing the right bed

With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, isn’t it time you fell in love with your bed again? When we consider that we spend a third of our life in bed, getting a good night’s sleep ensures that we wake up refreshed and ready to face the world.  Of course, there’s more to choosing the right bed and mattress than first meets the eye.

Changes in our lifestyle and the quality, care and amount of use our beds get impact on whether we need to think about buying a new bed. Factors such as getting married, moving to a new home, losing or gaining weight and our age can affect the level of comfort and support our bed provides.

How we use our beds and the length of time we spend in them e.g. reading, watching television or the occasional use of a spare bed can be the deciding factors in choosing a new bed.  And for many of us, it’s not just how our bed feels but also how it looks that can influence our buying decisions.

Divan or Bed Frame?

Your choice of bed and bedroom furniture is as much a statement about you as it is about meeting the needs of your lifestyle. One of the UK’s most popular bed choices, divans, come in four main types: sprung edge, solid or platform top divans, firm edge divans and flexible edge divans. With many divans offering under-bed storage these can be an ideal solution for storing seasonal bedding or for smaller bedrooms where you’re tight for space.

A great example is our best selling Dorlux Flexiform Continental Divan Bed.  Naturally following the Body’s Contours, this luxury divan bed provides Superior Levels of Comfort and is finished in a Super Soft Continental Style Cover creating a Luxurious Sleeping Surface. Available with a No-Turn Mattress this model is complete with Handles and Air Vents, and Drawer Storage Options.

A stylish Bed Frame or Bedstead can provide the ultimate statement piece to your bedroom decor. Bed Frames are available in a range of different designs and finishes. From modern faux leather bedsteads through to traditional oak finished frames, a Bed Frame will provide the finishing touches to any bedroom.

The Balmoral Corsa Black Bed Frame epitomizes contemporary styling with its Curved Headboard and Cushioned Headrests. Featuring Shapely Chrome Feet at the footend, this model is available with a Sprung Slatted Base and Solid Side Rails providing great support to the mattress.

What to do next?

At Dalzell’s of Markethill we want you to buy a new bed with the confidence of knowing that you have made the right choice based on your individual needs and having explored all the available options. To aid you in your purchase we have compiled a comprehensive buyers guide where you’ll find lots of helpful information on choosing the right bed and mattress for you. As a Sleep Council Retailer you can place your order and gain expert advice from our experienced team over the phone on 028 3755 1260 or even by Email. Or why not Visit in-store at Dalzells, located in Markethill, just off the A28 between Armagh and Newry and less than 45 minutes drive from Lisburn.  No time to visit, no problem!   With over 500 beds and mattresses in stock and free delivery across Northern Ireland and Counties Louth, Monaghan and Dublin, Armagh Beds.com provides a complete service. We also offer competitive rates for delivery throughout the rest of Ireland, which is free in the case of our Sleeptight and Respa divan beds. We are also stockists of King KoilKaymedStaples BedsMyers BedsSlumber Night,Odearest divan beds as well as our extensive selection of stylish bed frames from top brands like Rossmore, Annaghmore, Hughes and Balmoral.