The Best Sleeper Sofas That Strike A Good Balance Of Style And Function

Sleeper sofas may or may not be the kind of furniture that gets you excited. Past a certain age, most people just don’t appreciate having a revolving door of guests looking to spend the night in your living room. However, having a sleeper sofa is never a bad thing. You never know when you’ll suddenly need one, after all, whether from relatives visiting, your wife kicking you out of the bedroom, or a friendly alien crashing a spacecraft right in your backyard.

If you’re not quite ready to give up the fancy sectional you’ve got in the living room for a sleeper sofa, there are many other places in the house where it could make sense to put one. The basement, for instance, quickly turns into a comfy hangout with one. You can also put one in your home office, giving you a nice place to plop down when work brings a tad bit too much stress. Point is, you can prepare your home to entertain guests in a jiffy without having to take out your favorite couch from the living room.

Wherever in the house you decide to put them in, these are the best sleeper sofas you can bring to your home today.

Edloe Finch Ashbury Sleeper Sofa

We love the no-frills aesthetics of this sleeper sofa, with its minimalist yet handsome midcentury design making it fit in nicely in college apartments and family homes alike. It’s one of those pieces that keeps things simple while managing to be charming at the same time. For its sleeper function, it has a futon-like design where the backrest pushes down, giving you double the surface area to turn into a viable bed.  The bed measures 78 inches long, by the way, which should be enough to accommodate all but the tallest individuals. Features include a kiln-dried hardwood frame, plush velvet upholstery, and high-density foam with sinuous springs.

Buy Now – $989

Raymour & Flanigan Gabe Queen Sleeper Sofa

This traditional-looking piece offers plush, roomy seating for three people, all while unfolding to reveal a queen-size innerspring mattress with enough space to sleep a couple in perfect comfort. It has sinuous coil springs and Dacron-wrapped foam to keep things comfortable for sitting, while the stain-resistant polyester upholstery allows should keep things looking clean for long stretches.

Buy Now – $1,099.95

Crate & Barrel Willow II Slipcovered Bench Twin Sleeper

Don’t have a lot of room to add a full-size sleeper sofa, but still need a seating furniture that can transform into a handy bed in a pinch? This compact furniture piece should do the trick, as it’s small enough to swap in place of an armchair, while being wide enough to keep things comfortable for sleeping when you pull out the metal bed frame with the bi-fold innerspring mattress. It’s definitely an odd size, measuring 53 inches wide, putting it squarely between an armchair and a loveseat, which, as it turns out, is a perfect size to accommodate a single-person bedding. Features include a kiln-dried hardwood frame, high-resiliency polyfoam cushions, fiber-down blend back cushions, and a 100 percent cotton muslin base.

Buy Now – $1,799

IKEA Harlanda

Want a large versatile sofa to occupy a spacious room? Sectionals are always a great way to go. This one from IKEA comes with a pullout bed frame, too, allowing you to get a large couch, a chaise lounge, and a comfortable queen-size sleeper in one. The bed frame is actually hidden underneath the removable couch cushions, so you just lift those up and pull out the mattress to get ready for bed. Even better, it comes with plenty of storage room under the chaise section, allowing you to keep pillows, blankets, and other beddings nearby. Features include a 4.75-inch thick bed mattress and removable covers for easy cleaning.

Buy Now – $1,999

West Elm Shelter Queen Sleeper Sofa

This comfy-looking sofa bed is big enough to make its place in most family living rooms, all while converting into a queen-size bed that can sleep two guests comfortably. The pull-out mattress has a dual-layer construction that combines high-density foam at the bottom and memory foam on top, making it very comfortable to sleep on. In couch mode, it offers cushy seating that will let you sink in and relax while you scroll through your watch list, with plenty of room to sprawl out. The sofa features hand-built frames, hand-finished upholstery, and concealed support legs for a more streamlined look. It can be ordered with your choice of dozens of different upholstery fabrics.

Buy Now – $2,599 and up

Softline Twilight Sleeper Sofa

If you prefer your furniture with a modern flair, this unusual design just might turn out to be your sleeper sofa of choice. It’s one of the more unique couches you can use, with a tube-shaped bolster that’s connected via a pivot mechanism on either end serving as the backrest. Move that bolster completely to the back to free up the seat cushion, which turns it into a functional daybed you can lie down on comfortably, although you can also remove the top cushion and set it down on the floor to turn the whole thing into a two-person sleeper. In couch mode, you can also adjust the bolster’s position to change up your backrest height and seat depth. It comes with casters on the rear legs for easy mobility.

Buy Now – $2,795

Rove Milo Sleeper Sofa

If you’re setting up a sleeper sofa in a big room, you need a big couch to fill all that space. This 98-inch wide sofa should do the trick. Styled with a flat modern profile that should easily blend in with any interior, the plush couch can transform into a king-size bed by simply unzipping the hidden zipper in the back and folding out the integrated mattress. Features include a soft-padded kiln-dried hardwood frame, eight-gauge sinuous springs, and stainless steel legs. While it’s not quite as luxurious as other options we’ve seen, it really stands out in the size department, making it a great sleeper sofa for big homes and large families.

Buy Now – $2,856

Lulu and Georgia Coniston Linen Sleeper Sofa

Yes, it’s pricey, but if you want a premium sleeper sofa fit for a beautiful home, this piece from the Ginny Macdonald collection is a great way to go. It’s a full-sized sofa measuring 89 inches wide, with a tri-fold pull-out bed that gives you a king-size mattress with a little more length than what similar sofa beds offer. That means, your guests can really stretch their legs to get comfortable during slumber, making this a sleeper sofa that’s decidedly premium whether for lounging in the day or tucking in at night. Features include a red oak wood base, hardwood frame, high-resiliency foam seats, and 100 percent Belgian linen upholstery.

Buy Now – $5,998