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.
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 a sleeper sofa.
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 and opt for a pullout style. 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 weigh the price, style and size more heavily.
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 go 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.
How to Make a Sleeper Sofa More Comfortable: If you decide to purchase a lighter sofa or futon but are concerned about sacrificing a more comfortable mattress, consider the option to buy a mattress topper that can provide extra cushion.
A fold-down futon is typically the most affordable (and lighter) option for sleeper sofas, but there are plenty to choose from that are way better than your college dorm futon. We're obsessed with the channel-tufted linen upholstery and affordable price point of this top-selling futon from Novogratz. 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. If you're looking for a pullout couch but in a similar style, Novogratz also sells a queen sofa bed with a memory foam mattress.
Perfect for spontaneous sleepovers or a quick nap, this streamlined, casual couch goes from a comfortable two-seater sofa to a full-sized bed in a snap. It comes in multiple colors so you can find one that coordinates with your aesthetic. We love how simple it is to unfold so that teens can set it up unassisted.
Hello, gorgeous. This upholstered velvet futon features rounded armrests and metal legs for a truly glam statement. A multi-functional split-back design allows you to independently convert the backrest between three positions: sitting, lounging and sleeping. Now, our only question is, how is this less than $600?!
Glamorous by day and a comfortable place to sleep by night. This tufted sofa gives off a classic, feminine vibe and fits into any sophisticated home. It seats three people comfortably and pulls out into a queen-sized bed for overnight guests.
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. Plus, you can opt for a coil mattress or an innerspring mattress. Welt trim and rolled arms bring out this design’s traditional side, and black walnut legs add warmth.
If you're primarily shopping for a sofa but a comfortable twin-sized sleeping setup for an occasional guest would be an added bonus, consider Burrow's Nomad Sleeper. It pairs their top-rated modular Nomad Sofa with their Sleep Kit, which includes a memory foam topper, custom sheet set, quilted blanket, a pillow, pillowcase and even an eye mask. Every Burrow sofa, including this one, comes with free, one-week shipping and arrives in lightweight, easy-to-move boxes. Plus, Burrow offers a 30-day return policy.
One sure way to transform your living room into a guest room whenever loved ones visit is with a sleeper sectional. Built by expert craftsmen, this right-hand-facing piece is crafted with a kiln-dried hardwood frame and gray micro-velvet upholstery that pairs well with most color palettes. If you have unexpected overnight guests, you can pull out a comfortable queen-size mattress at a moment’s notice.
This sleek shelter frame is padded with cushions that are the same height as the back, creating a cozy cocoon with back support no matter which way you lounge. Customize this couch and choose from several colors and six different fabrics, including performance linens and velvets. This queen sleeper sofa is assembled in the USA with hand-built frames and hand-finished upholstery.
The best-selling couch from Apt2B is sleek and sophisticated thanks to a wood base and a minimalist frame. Choose from seven 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 for 2-3-week shipping. Apt2B offers free delivery and a lifetime warranty on frame and workmanship.
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.
With a high back, deep seats and thick arms, this sofa from Pottery Barn's Turner collection offers sink-in comfort and luxury all around. Abbi McCollum, vice president of convergence and social at HGTV, scored this sofa during a sale and says her family is obsessed with it and hopes to have it for decades to come. "It's 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."
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