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The Best Sleeper Sofas for Giving Your Overnight Guests the Five-Star Treatment

Weekend stays at your place just got a whole lot comfier.

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No guest room? No problem. A sleeper sofa is a perfect workaround for frequent hosts who want to provide a little more for their out-of-town visitors than simply a throw blanket and pillow on the couch.

Available in the form of couches, loveseats, and sectionals, the best sleeper sofas are those that add functional refinement to a room, are comfortable to sit on and convert easily into a sleep spot when the occasion calls for it.

The Best Sleeper Sofas

    What to Consider

    When it comes to getting a sleeper sofa, it's important to know from the get-go that these furniture pieces are typically heavier, bulkier, and more expensive than regular sofas (but their easy convertibility makes them well worth it!). Because of this, many sleeper sofas have in-home delivery and assembly available. This service may not be included in the price, so just be aware that you'll likely be paying a little more on top of the listed price for shipping.

    Besides that, the biggest practical consideration for a new sleeper sofa is the size of both the sofa and the bed inside. We've denoted in this guide the footprint of the closed couch, as well as the closest mattress size that all of these sofas contain. The sky's the limit as far as color and fabric choices go, as you'll see that many made-to-order sofas come in a mind-boggling number of options.

    Without further ado, check out our guide below to the 11 best sleeper sofas. Suddenly, overnights at your place become a whole lot more appealing than booking a last-minute Airbnb!

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    Most Cushion
    Legend Vansen Velvet Pillow Top Arm Sleeper
    Legend Vansen wayfair.com

    Key Specs

    • Closed sofa footprint (width/depth): 70x45 inches
    • Approx. bed size: Twin
    • Color/fabric options: 6

    Kick back and get cozy on this sleeper sofa — the back folds down to turn it into an impromptu bed. Even when situated upright, the generously tufted ridges on this velvet sofa are a tempting invitation to catnap.

    Reviewers love how the rich look of the velvet elevates a room, and many report that the sofa's assembly is a super easy process.

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    Best Futon
    Novogratz Tallulah Memory Foam Futon
    Novogratz amazon.com

    Key Specs

    • Closed sofa footprint: 83x34 inches
    • Approx. bed size: Twin
    • Color/fabric options: 6

    In a perfect world, all sleeper sofas would be just as comfortable in bed mode as they are in their regular couch position. With many products, there's a big tradeoff for one or the other, but this one is a pretty great balance of both.

    This futon is equipped with memory-foam cushions that help take the pressure off, whether you're sitting up or lying down on it. Plus, it doesn't look like transitional furniture — many reviewers love that it has the aesthetic of a vintage treasure, thanks to its angled legs, slim arms, and patterned button tufting along the back.

    Classic Style
    Gloria Rolled Arm Sofa
    Wayfair Custom Upholstery wayfair.com

    Key Specs

    • Closed sofa footprint: 77x36 inches
    • Approx. bed size: Queen
    • Color/fabric options: 72

    This classic sleeper sofa shape is anything but basic. Whether it's your main family room sofa or an extra seat in your office or basement, it'll fit the bill beautifully. 

    It is a made-to-order, very substantial piece that reviewers say is exactly what you want if you value quality that'll hold up to many years of use. The upholstery comes in a broad spectrum of choices and includes two toss pillows that'll complete the look. 

    For the Small Space
    Red Barrel Studio Kimberlye Velvet Square Arm Sofa Bed
    Red Barrel Studio wayfair.com

    Key Specs

    • Closed sofa footprint: 55x32 inches
    • Approx. bed size: Twin
    • Color/fabric options: 1

    If space is tight — too tight even for a regular-sized couch — opt for this small, cushy sleeper sofa chair, so you don't have to send any out-of-town guests packing once bedtime rolls around. 

    It functions as an oversized easy chair during daytime hours, and it pulls out into a comfortable, twin-sized bed at night in no time at all. It does its job easily and effortlessly, though users advise getting a mattress topper to go with it.

    Best Velvet Pick
    Willa Arlo Amiyah Sleeper Sofa
    Willa Arlo wayfair.com

    Key Specs

    • Closed sofa footprint: 61x24 inches
    • Approx. bed size: Twin
    • Color/fabric options: 4

    This fashionable futon is the convertible sleeper of your dreams. Its base is accented in rose-gold metal, complementing beautifully with any of its four available velvet upholstery colors. It stylishly completes a studio apartment or home office with its streamlined silhouette.

    While certainly not meant for long-term guests, this loveseat makes the perfect crash pad for just one guest staying over for the weekend.

    Glamorous Silhouette
    Apt 2B Nora Queen Size Sleeper Sofa
    Apt 2B apt2b.com

    Key Specs

    • Closed sofa footprint: 85x37 inches
    • Approx. bed size: Queen
    • Color/fabric options: 56

    This made-to-order, retro-style sleeper sofa is a total knockout. No one you know will have a couch like this. Its single seat cushion is roomy, giving enough space for multiple sitters (or just you) to lounge. It can squeeze in up to four people total.

    You can upholster this sofa in over 56 different colors and fabrics that range from velvet, microfiber, and a variety of textured woven fabrics. What's consistent about all of them is that they are kid- and pet-friendly and super easy to clean — you can get up to 10 swatches of them for free. The sofa base is also available in three different finishes.

    As for the pull-out bed? You can choose between a queen-size deluxe innerspring or memory foam mattress, the latter costing about $212 more.

    Versatile Sectional
    Tmosi Couch With Pull-Out Bed
    Tmosi amazon.com

    Key Specs

    • Sofa footprint: 84x50 inches
    • Approx. bed size: Full
    • Color/fabric options: 4

    This convertible sectional sofa has a unique design that allows you to situate its chaise on either side — from there, you can easily pull out a hidden section underneath the short sofa seat to complete its full-size bed shape.

    Its velvet upholstery is embroidered with contrast stitching and button tufting, and the whole sofa is studded with nailheads. Keep in mind that this sofa does require assembly. Reviewers don't mind, though, and say that the process is easy and the result is firm but fits wonderfully in a space.

    The chaise also offers hidden storage space if you lift its seat — the perfect place to stow your spare bedding for this sleeping spot!

    Faux Leather
    Ashley Furniture Bladen Full Sofa Sleeper
    Ashley Furniture ashleyfurniture.com

    Key Specs

    • Sofa footprint: 90x36 inches
    • Approx. bed size: Full
    • Color/fabric options: 2

    If you want a couch that has the luxe luster of leather without the wallet-busting expense, this sleeper sofa is the perfect alternative. 

    This sofa, believe it or not, is upholstered from a polyester blend that has the soft, comforting feel of a broken-in leather sofa — without all the scuffs that come with it! This big softy pulls out into a full-sized bed, but TBH, reviewers say that the couch itself is comfy enough to snooze on. 

    Shipping isn't included, but you have the option of doorstep delivery or white-glove delivery with in-home assembly. We say, spring for the latter, as it's only $30 more.

    Top of the Line
    Interior Define James Sleeper Sofa
    Interior Define interiordefine.com

    Key Specs

    • Sofa footprint: 84x40 inches
    • Approx. bed size: Queen
    • Color/fabric options: 94

    Normally "sleeper sofa" and "sleek" do not belong in the same sentence — but the James sofa from Interior Define changes that. This made-to-order design is a decor chameleon, looking perfectly tailored yet wide and cushy enough to be an inviting seat in any home.

    It is available in nearly 100 colors and fabric options — the brand allows you to buy the sofa and take up to 30 days to decide between your 10 favorite free swatches. The shape and fill of the sofa cushions, as well as the type of mattress that's tucked inside, are customizable, too.

    White-glove delivery is included with the shipping charge of this sleeper sofa, so you don't have to sweat over the hassle of installation.

    Tons of Color Choices
    Pottery Barn Comfort Square Arm Slipcovered Sleeper Sofa
    Pottery Barn potterybarn.com

    Key Specs

    • Sofa footprint: 81x39 inches
    • Approx. bed size: Queen
    • Color/fabric options: 100

    Even if you only entertain occasionally, this sleeper sofa from Pottery Barn is an extra-plush mainstay for the living room. A relaxed profile with customizable, expertly tailored upholstery, it's perfect for curling up with a good book or TV series. 

    The memory-foam queen mattress inside folds out easily and is comfortable enough for anyone sleeping over for multiple nights. Shipping may not be included, but you have the option of doorstep delivery or the full white-glove treatment with unboxing, assembly, inspection, and all packing materials removed for you.

    Completely Custom Sofa
    EQ3 Reva Narrow Double Sleeper Sofa
    EQ3 eq3.com

    Key Specs

    • Sofa footprint: 82x41 inches
    • Approx. bed size: Full
    • Color/fabric options: 32

    The Reva Sleeper Sofa has a clean-lined construction that strikes the right aesthetic balance between minimalist and warm. This beautifully crafted sleeper sofa's bed pulls right out of the midsection, without having to toss the seat cushions aside. Both the seat cushions and the mattress are made of memory foam, so you'll be plenty comfortable whether you're sitting or sleeping on it.

    This couch model offers plenty of customization options: Choose between fabric or leather upholstery (in dozens of colors each), a double or queen-sized bed, the width of the arms, and even the material of the sofa legs. 

    Once you've created your sofa and have waited the 14-16 weeks for its construction, it will either be delivered to your doorstep or brought in to assemble, per your instructions at checkout.

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