Ditch the Air Mattress—These Sleeper Sofas Will Do Your Guests Right

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You never know when someone is going to want (or need) to crash at your place—whether it’s an old friend coming into town or your bestie who had too much to drink on girls’ night—and while you could just drag out an air mattress on these occasions, investing in a sleeper sofa might be a more comfortable option. 

Sleeper sofas are unbelievably convenient for those times when you have unexpected guests, as they transform from a cute couch into a comfy bed in mere seconds—no air pump required. You can find sleeper sofas available in lots of different sizes and styles, too, so you won’t have to compromise your aesthetic to fit the functional piece into your home.

If you’re ready to kick your old couch to the curb, here are the best sleeper sofas to add to your living space.

Kyle Schuneman Nora Queen Size Sleeper Sofa

Wouldn’t this Art Deco-inspired sofa look stunning in an elegant living room? The Nora Sleeper Sofa has a truly unique design, thanks to its channel tufting and high arms—features that lend it a glam, '50s diner feel.

Not only is this 85-inch sofa stylish, but it’s also extremely comfortable thanks to its foam cushions, and it includes a 5.5-inch queen-size innerspring mattress with a pillow top for added comfort. It’s even handcrafted in the USA and available in 48 different fabric and color options, so really, what’s not to love?

Article Oneira Sofa Bed

The rounded edges of the Oneira Sofa Bed gives it a distinctly Scandinavian feel, and who can resist that gorgeous velvet upholstery? This sofa bed includes a left-side chaise lounge for even more room to spread out (there’s a right-side version available, as well), and it’s better for larger spaces, as it’s 102 inches wide and 64 inches deep. 

The velvet sofa bed includes a hotel-grade spring mechanism that makes it easy to set up the inner memory foam mattress, and there’s a hidden storage compartment in the chaise where you can keep blankets and pillows. Convenient, comfortable, and stylish—what more could you ask for?

Joybird Hughes Sleeper Sofa

The Hughes Sleeper Sofa would be the perfect addition to any mid-century living space. It features fabulous flared arms, tapered legs, and subtle tufting on its cushions, and you’d honestly never know that there’s a 5-inch memory foam mattress tucked away inside it.

This sofa is 90 inches wide, and Joybird offers dozens of upholstery choices, including everything from bold jewel tones and neon pink to classic neutral hues. Its cushions are medium plush for a more supportive sitting surface, and buyers say it’s surprisingly comfortable when used as a bed.

Burrow Arch Nomad Sofa

Burrow's Slope Nomad Sleeper is an ideal solution for small spaces. Instead of having a pull-out bed that takes up the whole room, it includes a Sleep Kit that transforms the sofa into a mini sleep spot.

The 86.5-inch Nomad Sofa has a unique modular design that makes it a breeze to move, and its eight legs give it a quirky, modern appearance. You can opt for a variety of fabric colors, leg finishes, and even armrest styles, and the back cushions are reversible so you can alternate between their tufted and smooth sides, depending on your mood. 

As for the Sleep Kit, it includes a memory foam topper, custom sheet set, medium-weight blanket, pillow, and sleep mask—everything you need to make a cozy temporary bed for your house guests.

Anthropologie Denver Trundle Sleeper Sofa

For a more relaxed look, you might want to consider Anthropologie's romantic Denver Trundle Sleeper which comes in a variety of gently colored linen fabrics (think: lilac, apricot, and seafoam green).

This sofa is made to order in the U.S., and it includes two sham-style back cushions and matching throw pillows. Plus, its trundle-style bed is easy to pull out and set up for guests, and it doesn’t take up nearly as much space as a regular pull-out bed. Best of all, there's absolutely no assembly required.

Apt2B Jackson Heights Sleeper Sofa

The word “regal” probably comes to mind when you look at Apt2B's Jackson Heights Sleeper Sofa. This piece has a stately design with swooping armrests and diamond tufted details that would look right at home in a formal living room

The sleeper sofa is on the smaller side at 76 inches wide, but it still houses a 5.5-inch thick innerspring mattress with a pillowtop. The sofa is made in the USA, and you have a multitude of options when it comes to both the upholstery and leg finishes.

CB2 Movie Twin Sleeper Sofa

The Movie Twin Sleeper Sofa is single-person seat that converts into a twin-size bed. The 56-inch chair has high armrests for a modern appearance, and you can select from dozens of fun fabrics, including bright colors and bold patterns. When bedtime rolls around, simply take off the cushion to pull out the 5.25-inch thick twin-size mattress, which can comfortably hold a single occupant.

Like any good sofa, CB2's Movie Twin Sleeper is also available in more than 50 fabrics and shades from a blush herringbone weave to a statement-making cotton zebra print. Note that since each sofa is custom made, it takes eight to 12 weeks to ship.

Interior Define Sloan Sleeper

It’s a tough call as to whether the plush Sloan Sleeper is comfier as a sofa or a bed. It has a simple, classic design that would fit into just about any decor style, and, of course, you can choose from a wide range of upholstery fabrics (including trendy velvets) in every color imaginable. 

The sofa is 79 inches wide, features delightfully squishy down-blend cushions, and when it’s needed as a bed, you can simply pull out the 5.5-inch queen-size memory foam mattress. Reviewers call this couch the lap of luxury, and most agree it's worth every penny.

Ikea FRIHETEN Sleeper Sofa

IKEA’s FRIHETEN Sleeper Sofa is an affordable model with a minimalistic design. It's just over 88 inches wide with simple lines and boxy arm rests, and you can choose between five colors, including black, beige, gray, and blue.

What’s really cool about this sleeper sofa is how it transforms into a bed. The seat slides out and the back folds down to create a spacious sleeping surface, and there’s even a secret storage space in the base where you can stash pillows, blankets, and other linens.

Pottery Barn PB English Arm Upholstered Twin Sleeper Sofa

No space for a full-size couch? No problem! The PB English Arm Twin Sleeper Sofa is just 58 inches wide, roughly the size of a “chair-and-a-half.” It features stylish English roll arms and an extra-deep cushioned seat for lounging, but it also transforms into a convenient twin-size bed that’s perfect for unexpected overnight guests. 

The 5-inch mattress is made from gel-infused memory foam that keeps sleepers cool throughout the night, and you can choose from a wide range of upholstery options, including both classic neutral colors and fun patterns.

Room&Board Deco Convertible Sleeper Sofa

The Deco Convertible Sleeper Sofa has a futon-like appearance that converts into a convenient bed in just a few seconds. It sports a button-tufted design with a low back and no arm rests, and you can choose from five different fabric colors.

When you're ready to tuck in for the night, you simply fold up the back piece to transform the sofa into a bed, and it features a hidden sling underneath where you can stash linens. There’s also an optional mattress topper you can add onto your purchase for a more comfortable sleep surface.

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