13 Stylish Sleeper Sofas for Every Budget
In need of extra sleeping space for guests but don't have a guest room? Rest easy with these sleeper sofas.
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Sleeper sofas are one of the most practical dual-functioning pieces of furniture you can buy whether you live in a studio loft or a house where the office, playroom or theater room needs to double as a guest space. Historically boxy and not always attractive, sleeper sofas and sofa beds have thankfully come a long way in terms of providing versatility and style. Browse some of our favorite top-rated options on the market, and check out our tips for what to consider when purchasing.
Available in five colors, the top-selling Friheten sofa from IKEA easily converts into a full bed by removing the back cushions, pulling out the seat cushion and folding the back frame down. As an added bonus, there's ample hidden storage for extra bedding.
BUY IT: IKEA, $499
We're obsessed with the channel-tufted linen upholstery and affordable price point of this best-seller in the futon set category on Amazon. It’s available in classic color choices like dark gray, gray and navy, as well as bold-but-tasteful colors like mustard, green and light blue. A sectional futon option comes in light gray, green or navy that folds down the same way and only costs $427. If you're looking for a more traditional pullout couch but in a similar style, Novogratz also sells a queen sofa bed with a memory foam mattress.
BUY IT: Amazon, $253 - $427
Streamlined and casual, this top-rated sleeper sofa looks good in any interior design. Available in four color options, it’s wrapped in polyester upholstery and features midcentury modern legs. The back cushions fold down to convert into a twin-size bed.
BUY IT: Wayfair, $318
Combine comfort and convenience with this modern black faux leather sleeper sofa by Signature Sleep, crafted with modern lines, wooden block legs and piping detail. Available in gray velvet too, the best-selling elegant sofa unfolds to a queen bed with a metal frame and Casey Sleeper Sofa's CertiPUR-US certified memory foam mattress.
BUY IT: Walmart, $667
The best-selling couch from Apt2B is sleek and sophisticated thanks to a solid wood base and a minimalist frame. Choose from four classic colors eligible for the 3-5-day, quick-ship option, or customize it to your taste with 55 fabrics and colors and three leg finishes to choose from for 2-3-week shipping. Apt2B offers free delivery and a lifetime warranty on frame and workmanship. Get a 10% discount on this sofa when you use our exclusive code HGTV10 at checkout.
BUY IT: Apt2B, $1,889 with code HGTV10 (Originally $2,098)
This top-rated sleeper sofa can transform into a queen-sized bed at a moment’s notice. It features a wood frame, foam-filled cushions and fabric upholstery with more than 100 options to choose from. Welt trim and rolled arms bring out this design’s traditional side and black walnut legs add warmth.
BUY IT: Wayfair, $945 (Originally $1,244)
Direct-to-consumer brand Article has become popular for its sofas in the last few years thanks to modern styles and affordable prices. Available in three colors, this tufted sectional with a 4.6/5 rating features quality upholstery, a kiln-dried eucalyptus construction and a storage option in the chaise. The sleeper unfolds to a full-size memory foam mattress, a comfortable crash pad for overnight guests. Article also accepts returns within 30 days.
BUY IT: Article, $1,599
With 20+ fabrics and 50+ fabrics colors, including durable and pet-friendly options like performance velvet, to choose from, you can customize this modern tufted sleeper with a boxy silhouette to fit your space and style. It folds out into a queen spring mattress that has a pocket coil system for frim, personalized support.
BUY IT: West Elm, $1,280 with code FRIENDS (Originally $1,599)
This upholstered sofa features a sturdy kiln-dried hardwood frame, one of the most durable options for sleepers. The wooden frame combined with the gray upholstery creates a sophisticated midcentury look.
BUY IT: Overstock.com, $925
With its high back, thick arms and down-filled cushions, this leather sofa promises comfort and durability. Abbi McCollum, vice president of convergence and social at HGTV, scored this sofa during a sale last fall and says her family is obsessed with it and hopes to have it for decades to come. "It is so comfortable to sit on, getting more and more comfortable by the day as the cushions get more worn in, and my kids LOVE to have sleepovers on the pullout bed," she says. "It’s big enough and comfortable enough for me to sleep on it with them too."
BUY IT: Pottery Barn, $2,925 with code RELAX (Originally $3,899)
Available in six colors and two fabrics, this versatile sofa features a steel frame and base and plywood arms. It functions as a sofa, bed and even group chaise since it has the ability to be partially extended to a size in between a sofa and bed.
BUY IT: Design Within Reach, $2,970.75 (Originally $3,495)
What to Consider When Shopping for a Sleeper Sofa
Bed vs Sofa: Consider the primary purpose of the sofa. Will it serve as your only set up for overnight guests who visit frequently? Then you might want to prioritize the comfort of the bed configuration. But if it will primarily serve as a sofa just with the added bonus of accommodating an additional overnight guest or two a couple of times a year, then you may not need the most comfortable bed and can put more weight into sofa style, durability and size.
Size: Many sleeper sofas tend to be heavier, particularly the pullout styles with metal frames that add extra weight. If you anticipate moving it frequently, you may want to opt for a smaller option like a futon. Also be sure to measure your space for not just the sofa frame, but also the measurements for the fully-extended bed.
Converter Type: From sleeper sofas with pullout systems to sofa beds that simply fold down flat, consider how easy the sofa can transition from regular seating to a bed for overnight guests. If you intend to use the sleeper in an Airbnb rental with frequent guests, for example, you might want to go for the simpler-to-convert option.
Added Comfort: If you decide to opt for a lighter sofa but are concerned you'll be sacrificing a more comfortable mattress, consider a mattress topper that'll better mold to your body and provide extra cushion.