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: