Gone are the days of clunky, pull-out sofa beds that took more time to set up than they were worth and ugly sleeper sofas that were only allowed in your living room because they were functional. And let's not even talk about the substandard mattresses that accompanied said sofa beds that barely compete with the floor in terms of comfort.
Yes, friends, the convertible sofa game has changed drastically over the years, and thankfully so. Today, convertible sofas are so chic and comfy that your overnight guests may never want to leave, and you might think about ditching your bed altogether. Ready to start your shortlist? Check out these fab convertible sofas.
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This sleeper sofa from West Elm is as good for sleeping as it is for an afternoon nap in the living room. Situated as a couch, this sleeper sofa offers firm support that makes it comfortable for everyday use. When you have company, the couch pulls out to reveal a queen-size gel foam mattress, topped with a layer of memory foam that will keep your guest cool and comfortable throughout the night.
Sleeper sofas shouldn't just be about functionality; design elements matter too, so if you're looking for both, you may want to add this sleeper sofa to your living room wish list. And there are plenty of reasons to love this couch beyond the well-reviewed pull-out mattress, including a moveable chaise ottoman, sleek square arms, cozy but firm cushions, breathable and hypoallergenic fabrics, and over 60 upholstery options.
This simple and sleek design from Urban Outfitters is the ideal sleeper sofa for an apartment or extra room where you aren't quite ready to commit to an entire bed. The modern design is minimal but gorgeous, and the side table works for everything from holding drinks to giving your pet their own spot on the couch. The Reid Convertible Sofa folds down to serve as a futon-style bed, and reviewers have shared that the cushions are pretty thick and quite comfortable.
Leather couches and sleeper sofas are not often talked about in the same sentence. You're either getting a nice leather sofa or you're getting a pull-out couch, but rarely both. But Interior Design has done the impossible with their Sloan Sleeper Sofa. This convertible couch has eight pigment-dyed types of leather (the real deal, not faux leather) to choose from, the option to upgrade from the standard cushion (comfy but firmer) to an "extra-soft sit" cushion, and a 5.5-inch thick memory foam-topped mattress.
The Room & Board Deco convertible couch is easy to assemble and convert, has a cozy tufted back, and offers enough support for extended-stay guests (some owners even use it as their primary bed). Fans of this sleeper suggest purchasing the optional mattress topper or adding a feather bed for additional comfort. And cat owners may be pleased to hear that the fabric is durable enough to withstand your furry roommate's scratching without the unsightly snags that usually come with it.
We love this sectional sofa from the mecca of Scandinavian home design that essentially turns your living space into a pop-up guest room. Not only does the sectional sleeper sofa turn into a bed for impromptu visitors, but there's also built-in storage space for the extra bed linens and pillows. It's also worth noting that this convertible sofa is quite compact, so it's great for apartments or any other small space.
Chic in shape and function, the highly-rated Hughes sofa is a keeper, with a pull-out bed people are raving about (it has over 150 reviews and a near-perfect rating). One reviewer says "it's "super comfy to sleep on," while another said, "it's stylish, comfortable, and very well made."
If you're furnishing a smaller space, you can always opt for this multi-use loveseat. The clean lines keep this loveseat modern and the three color options allow you to tailor it to your existing living room pieces. The cushion pulls out to reveal a mattress that unfolds and lies on the floor.
That bolster cushion and mechanical arm definitely piqued our interest. And depending on your age, this style may have also reminded you of the fold-out foam chair with cylinder back that was ubiquitous during the '90s. The Twilight is a hundred times better and at least 10 times more expensive than that model we knew, but it's so worth it. Ingenious in its simple mechanics and shape choices, designer Flemming Busk has created a sofa that offers many possibilities, including three positions for the bolster pillow that not only allow for multiple seat depths but also superior lumbar support. If you choose to have the bolster back all the way, the removable seat cushions allow you to create separate twin beds, or you can push them together for a bed that is more spacious than a queen, with a soft headboard. We're pretty sure sleeping on the floor has never looked this good.
This daybed is pulling not just double duty but triple, functioning as a couch, daybed, and trundle. In terms of sleeping, this convertible couch can hold two people — one per mattress. Despite its many functions, this piece from West Elm never forgoes aesthetics, with multiple upholstery materials and colors to choose from.