When it comes to furnishing small spaces, the living room is arguably the biggest challenge. If you even have enough space for a sofa and a TV, finding a couch that doubles as a bed for overnight guests (and serves as a storage space) probably sounds like a far-off fantasy. Enter the IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa ($600).
I first spotted this small-space gem in the dark gray wash at my friend's studio apartment in the East Village, and I was admittedly shocked to learn it was from IKEA. I had a second sighting when renting an Airbnb for my visiting family members on Irving Place, and I was struck again by the stylish practicality of this $600 all-in-one sofa, chaise, and bed.
It pulls out into a comfortable bed, solving all your woes when you have a last-minute visitor, and it has an ample compartment underneath the chaise dedicated to storage. The chaise section is removable, and it can be placed on either side of the sofa. And most importantly, it doesn't sacrifice function for style; the sleek Scandinavian design stays true to IKEA's ethos, while still being comfortable and practical.
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