The 26 Best Sleeper Sofas, Sofa Beds & Futons on the Internet, From $86 to $5,929

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When you think “sleeper sofa” do you picture a stiff, boxy and uncomfortable couch? Same—or at least we used to. It turns out there have been some major advances in the world of sleeper sofas over the last few years (who knew?), and many of the newer designs are comfortable and—dare we say?—chic. Now turning our living room into a temporary guest room when the in-laws show up unannounced again doesn’t seem like such a horrible idea.

But, if you’re anything like us, finding the right couch-turned-bed involves parsing through some furniture jargon. So let’s answer one question right off the bat:

What’s The Difference Between A Sleeper Sofa, A Sofa Bed And A Futon?

We tend to use these terms interchangeably, but they have slightly different meanings.

  • Sleeper sofas are sofas that have a built-in mattress hidden underneath their couch cushions. Think: The pullout couch your best friend so graciously let you sleep on when you visited her back in college.
  • Sofa beds pull out to create a bed using their existing cushions—there’s no mattress underneath.
  • Futons fold down flat to make a bed and are typically less spacious than a sleeper sofa or sofa bed. Apartment owners, this one’s for you.

The TL;DR? Sleeper sofas, sofa beds and futons are three different variations of couch/bed hybrids, so make sure you know which type you’re looking for before you start shopping. Here, find the best of the best in each category.

Sleeper Sofas

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1. Wayfair Custom Upholstery Sarah Square Arm Sofa Bed

Best Overall

This simple sleeper sofa comes in 146 different colorways, materials and patterns, so you can be sure there’s one that’ll go with your existing decor. When the ‘rents come over, just lift off the seat cushions, pull out the queen size mattress and you’re good to go. According to buyers, the couch itself is made from a high-quality, durable polyester and the mattress is more comfortable than most other pullout couches.

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2. Novogratz Brittany Sleeper Sofa

Trendiest Sleeper Sofa

With a channel-tufted back and modern lines, you’d never know this couch is actually a sleeper sofa, let alone that it’s hiding a queen-size memory foam mattress under its cushions. And, for less than $800, it’s a budget-friendly pick, too, that reviewers say is easy to assemble (even if you’re not the handiest person on the planet). One caveat: The mattress itself is three inches thick, so if you prefer something cushier, you may want to invest in a mattress pad for it.

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Pottery Barn

3. Pottery Barn Comfort Sleeper Sofa With Memory Foam Mattress


Leave it to Pottery Barn to design a pull-out couch that sounds even comfier than our actual bed. Featuring extra-deep seats and memory foam cushions, the brand guarantees that as soon as you sit down, you’ll understand why it’s called the Comfort Sleeper Sofa. When it’s pulled out, the couch converts into a queen bed complete with a five-inch-thick memory foam mattress. Choose from 11 different fabric types and tons of color variations within those types until you find something that matches the living room.

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West Elm

4. Monroe Sleeper Sofa

Best Compact Sleeper Sofa

Whether you’re furnishing a studio on a fifth-floor walkup or a recent grad’s first apartment, you’ll be grateful for this versatile number. Not only is it available in one of four ultra-durable performance fabrics, the whole frame weighs 40 pounds, making it easy to maneuver (and move with). And, at 56 inches wide, it should fit comfortably in even the most cramped spaces.

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Raymour & Flanigan

5. Palliser Furniture Elick Full Sleeper Sofa

Best Mid-Size Sleeper Sofa

If you’re looking for something slightly more substantial than a loveseat, but don’t quite have enough space for a sectional, this 77-inch-wide model is a great fit. The body and arms are crafted from buttery soft top-grain leather for a sleek look, and the sleeper part pulls out to reveal a full mattress that’s just big enough for two.

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6. Poly & Bark Napa Pull-out Sleeper Sofa

Best Leather Sleeper Sofa

We get it; you want a sleeper sofa for convenience, but your heart dreams of a sexy, buttery leather couch. The best of both worlds does exist—and it can be delivered via Amazon. This Poly & Bark stunner features Italian leather and a commercial-grade mattress inside, all housed in a kiln-dried wood frame. (Psst: That kiln part is crucial—it means the wood won’t warp over time.)

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Raymour & Flanigan

7. American Leather Harris King Sleeper With Gel Mattress

Best King-Size Sleeper Sofa

Large sleeper sofas are typically hard to come by, so this 86-inch-long one from American Leather is pretty impressive. It has a king size gel mattress that provides support and a cooling effect that’s great for hot sleepers. Basically, your guests might start fighting over who has to sleep in the guest room once they’ve tried this alternative.

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Pottery Barn

8. Pottery Barn Cameron Roll-arm Sleeper Sofa With Storage Chaise

Best Sleeper Sofa with Storage

There are 1,235 reasons to fall in love with this sofa (pop-up headrests! It’s made of partially recycled materials! It’s hiding a queen-size bed in there! The list goes on!), but what you’ll really love is the reversible chaise. It opens up to store any bedding you’ll need for your guests, so there’s no rummaging around the house to find a fresh set of sheets for them at the last minute.

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West Elm

9. Harris Sleeper Sectional With Terminal Chaise

Best Sectional Sleeper Sofa

Set this sectional, which seats up to five adults, up in front of your TV, and you’re sure to become everyone’s favorite house for football Sundays. The sofa houses a gel-infused memory foam mattress with a breathable knit outer layer, so even the hottest sleepers can stay cool through the night (and avoid making your sofa reek of sweat).

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1. Amelianna Square-arm Sleeper

Best Overall

This compact loveseat is a great addition to any living room, kids’ room or home office if you’re pressed for space. It seats two and folds out easily to become a twin bed that can comfortably fit one adult, just in case your brother can’t find an Airbnb the next time he’s in town. Reviewers say the bed is firm but comfortable, and that it’s surprisingly sturdy.

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2.Clarissa 32-inch-wide Convertible Chair

Best Value

As the name suggests, this design is really more of a chair than a sofa, which helps bring the overall cost down. When you want to use it as a bed, just toss aside the matching throw pillow and unfurl the seat to create a twin-size space to sleep. Plus, it’s available in eight colors, so you’re practically guaranteed to find a look that matches your aesthetic.

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3. Monroe Square-arm Sleeper Sofa

Best for People Who Like Firm Mattresses

Need something that’ll fit in your studio apartment that’s comfy enough to rival your own bed (or double as it)? Go with this compact sofa from Serta—it’s less than 67 inches long and transforms into a full-size bed. The microfiber upholstery is stain-resistant, and the high-density foam cushions provide a plush-yet-firm place to rest your head.

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4. Homary Full Sleeper Sofa

Best Glam Sofa Bed

Are you a Leo? Because you have a penchant for the finer things in life—which makes shopping for a sofa bed, well, tricky. This gold-accented number fits with your glam style, proving that you don’t have to sacrifice panache just to ensure your college roomie has a comfy place to crash every time she visits. Plus, if you’re not sure the 60-inch-wide sofa will fit your space, Homary has a 30-day return policy. (Score!)

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5. Lucia 93-inch Slipcovered Sofa Bed

Best Slipcovered Sofa Bed

Whether you’re into coastal style, preppy looks or just love the polished effect of a well-fitting slipcover, you can’t go wrong with this sofa bed. At 93 inches long, it’s best for larger spaces, but that also means you’ll have plenty of room to stretch out while you snooze. And those down-filled cushions? Yeah, you might not make it up from your couch most nights.

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6. Lilola Home Lucca Reversible Sleeper Sectional Sofa

Best Reversible Sofa Bed

This sectional is reversible, meaning you can configure this sectional with the chaise on the left or the right depending on what goes best with your space. And just like the one from Latitude Run, the chaise features a convenient storage compartment under its cushion. When the bed is extended, it transforms into a roomy twin.

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Blu Dot

7. Blu Dot Thataway Chesterfield Sleeper

Best Modern Sofa Bed

If your home is filled with modern, minimalist clean lines this sofa will fit right in. The high-density foam seat cushion unfolds to make a cushy 79-inch-long bed. TBH, it looks like a perfect fort-making opportunity for the kids too.

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8. Delsit Kids 2-in-1 Flip Open Sofa

Best Sofa Bed for Kids

Designed for kids between ages 1 and 4, this mini couch is a cute (and functional) addition to your child’s bedroom. The seat folds out into a 31.5-inch-long bed that’s ideal for story time before bed. In fact, they might get so comfy that they forgo their actual bed for the night.

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1. Perdue 81.5-inch, Square-arm Sleeper

Best Overall

This couch has racked up more than 11,500 five-star reviews thanks to its chic design, easy assembly and soft, velvety material. The back folds down into a futon so easily this just might become your new favorite afternoon nap spot. A few customers noted that it’s a bit stiff, so if you prefer a sofa you can really sink into, you’ll want to pass on this one.

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2. Serta Rane Collection Convertible Sofa

Best Value

This simple contemporary design is made by Serta (you know, the mattress company), so it’s cushier than your typical futon. Reviews say it’s good quality for the price, and setup is a total breeze. Tall shoppers, you may want to keep looking if you’re planning to sleep on this since it’s only 66 inches long.

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Urban Outfitters

3. Urban Outfitters Greta Recycled Leather Sleeper Sofa


If a leather couch and a bean bag had a baby, it’d be this futon. The slouchy, low to the ground design is upholstered with soft recycled leather and filled with recycled foam. It has a sturdy metal frame that you can tilt back when you want to use it as a bed, and reviewers rave that assembling it is a breeze.

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4. Novogratz Tallulah Memory Foam Futon

Best Memory Foam Futon

This vintage-inspired futon’s cushions are filled with memory foam that’s soft, yet supportive. Like the designs above, its back folds down to create a spacious bed that visitors won’t mind spending a few nights on. With six different velvet shades, you’re bound to find one that compliments your decor.

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5. Novogratz Brittany Futon

Best Mid-Century Modern Futon

OK, so if you loved the look of the Brittany sleeper sofa but couldn’t quite justify the price tag, here’s your chance to score the same look for roughly $350 less. It may not be quite as comfy, but setup couldn’t be simpler: Just push the back down to create a 81.5-inch-long bed that even your tallest friends should be able to crash on.

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6. Porch & Den Kern Full-size Futon With Storage

Best Futon with Storage

If you’re opting for a futon over a sleeper sofa or sofa bed, chances are you don’t have a ton of room—which means you need all the storage space you can get. This futon will come in handy, since it has drawers built into the base. Plus, it folds down into a full-size mattress, which is pretty rare.

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7. Brayden Studio Twin Pillow Back Futon Chair

Best Futon Chair

This convertible oversize chair is basically a cross between a sofa bed and a futon. Unroll the seat cushion, and it becomes a chaise we can totally picture ourselves curling up with a book in. But if you fold down the back, it turns into a twin-size bed.

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8. Dhp Milo Kids Sofa Futon

Best Futon for Kids

Stick this in the playroom for easy additional seating that doubles as a comfy spot for them to snooze during sleepovers. It’s only 46 inches long, which makes it ideal for the elementary school-and-under set.

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9. Ebern Designs Armless Sofa Bed

Best Adjustable Futon

If you want to make a statement—while sticking to a budget—look no further than this funky, tufted futon. It can adjust to three positions, from a standard upright couch to a laid-back lounge vibe to a flat bed, making it a versatile pick to boot. And, at 70 inches long, you won’t have to curl up in a ball to keep your legs from dangling off the edge.

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