Do you envision a stiff, boxy, and unpleasant sofa when you hear the term “sleeper sofa?” Likewise, or at least previously. In case you were unaware, sleeper sofas have undergone a revolution recently, with many contemporary models boasting comfort and style. When the in-laws unexpectedly visit again, I think converting the lounge room into a guest chamber will be okay.
But if you’re like us, you’ll need to decipher some furniture lingo to locate the ideal sofa bed. The first question we should address is this:
What distinguishes a sleeper sofa from a sofa bed and a futon?
These words are often used synonymously, but they mean different things.
Sleeper sofas are couches that convert into beds by revealing a mattress behind the cushions. Imagine the fold-out couch your closest friend let you rest on when you visited his dorm room during your first year of college.
Sofa beds have no hidden mattress; the cushions slide out to form a bed.
A futon can be folded into a bed, but it is usually not as roomy as a traditional sofa bed. This one is for the people who own apartments.
Basically, three distinct types of couches may also be used as beds: sleeper sofas, sofa beds, and futons. Before shopping for a couch/bed hybrid, be sure you know which variation you prefer. Listed here are the top picks of every possible type.
This futon is like the offspring of a leather sofa and a bean bag chair. The soft recycled leather and recycled foam that make up the attractive, ground-touching design are both environmentally friendly choices. Reviewers have praised how simple it is to put together and how well the solid metal frame works as a bed.
It’s like having a sofa bed and a futon rolled into one with this oversized, comfortable chair. When the cushion is unrolled, it transforms into a chaise lounge, the kind of thing we could see ourselves reading a book on. However, the back folds down to reveal a twin-sized bed.
Since Serta (the mattress manufacturer) created this basic modern design, it is more comfortable than a regular futon. Positive user reviews consistently highlight the product’s reasonable pricing and simple installation. Those particularly tall may want to keep shopping for a bed because this one is only 66 inches in length.
Leave it in the playroom so that extra guests have a place to sit, and it can double as a bed for sleepovers. Being only 46 inches in length, it’s suitable for kindergarten through third-grade kids.
The cushions on this retro-style futon are filled with soft, resilient memory foam. Its backrest comes down in the same manner as the preceding versions to provide a comfortable bed suitable for overnight guests. Six distinct velvet tones are available, so you’re guaranteed to choose one that matches your existing furniture.
You live in a studio apartment, and you’re looking for a piece of furniture that won’t take up too much space but is still as comfortable as your bed. Choose this Serta sofa, which measures less than 67 inches in length yet opens into a full bed. The microfiber fabric is easy to clean, and the high-density foam pillows are soft but supportive.
This couch sleeper works equally well with a coastal or preppy aesthetic or with the simple elegance of a well-fitting slipcover. With a length of 93 inches, this couch is more suited to spacious rooms, but it also gives you plenty of areas to spread out as you relax. What about those soft, downy pillows? You may spend most evenings unable to drag yourself away from the sofa.
This design is more like a chair than a sofa, therefore helping to push down the overall cost of the product. To convert it into a twin bed, you just have to remove the seat cushion and unfold the couch. Plus, it comes in eight different shades, so you can pick one that perfectly complements your style.
This sofa is an excellent choice if your home has a contemporary, minimalist aesthetic. By unfolding the high-density foam, you may convert the 79 inches of comfortable seat cushion into a bed. It is also an excellent place for youngsters to build forts.
If you need more space but still want a comfortable seating option, this loveseat is perfect for your living area, kids’ room, or home office. It has two seats and folds into a twin bed big enough to sleep one adult, so don’t worry if your sister can’t find a hotel room when she visits. The bed has received praise for being firm yet comfy and surprisingly strong.
Pottery Barn, as usual, have outdone themselves by creating a sofa bed that sounds more inviting than your bed. There’s a reason it’s called the Comfort Sleeper Sofa: the seats are deeper than average, and the cushions are made from memory foam. The sofa pulls out to reveal a queen-sized bed with a five-inch memory foam mattress. You can find something that works with your living room’s color scheme by browsing their selection of 11 different types of cloth and the countless color combinations available within each.
Although a sleeping sofa might be more practical, you secretly long for a luxurious leather sofa. Amazon now offers the best of both worlds, and it can be shipped right to your door. This Poly & Bark beauty is wrapped in Italian leather and has a commercial-grade mattress within a kiln-dried wood frame. (Spoiler alert: the kiln is essential, as it prevents the wood from warping over time.)
This sofa has a channel-tufted back and clean lines, so no one will ever suspect that it doubles as a bed, much less that it conceals a queen-size memory foam mattress. Reviewers have praised its low price (around $1000) and ease of assembly (even if you aren’t the most versatile person on Earth). One word of caution: the actual thickness of the mattress is three inches; therefore, if you would like something plusher, consider purchasing a mattress pad to go on top of it.
This American Leather sleeper sofa is an astounding 86 inches in length, making it a rare find. The king-sized gel mattress is supportive and breathable, making it ideal for sleepers who tend to overheat in bed. If your guests try this out, they may start bickering about who gets to stay in the guest room.
This straightforward sleeper sofa is available in a wide range of colors, textures, and patterns, making it easy to find one that works with your surroundings. Remove the couch’s throw pillows and unfold the queen-size bed when the in-laws’ visit. Customers rave about how comfy the mattress is and how well-made the sofa is because of its use of high-quality, long-lasting polyester.
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