Nothing beats coming home and settling into the sofa in front of your TV in the living room, den or entertainment area. Sofas are a big part of our home life. It’s where we sit and hang out with friends, family and loved ones. Let’s get real. When we aren’t at work, we’re spending a great deal of our time catching up on the latest series or gaming.
Sleeper sofas and sofa beds are a great way to update and modify our home décor. The right kind of furniture adds functionality and space to any living area (we’ll discuss this more later). This guide serves to educate you on great sofa bed options, how to make your purchase, things to consider and more. Without further ado, our guide to the best sleeper sofas!
- DHP Emily Convertible Futon Sleeper Sofa
- Divano Roma Furniture Modern Tufted Bonded Leather Sleeper Futon Sofa
- Primo International Phyllo Convertible Faux Leather Sleeper Sofa
- Coaster Home Furnishings Sofa Bed
- Zuri Furniture Clubber Sleeper Sectional Sofa – Left Chaise
- Milliard Tri-Fold Foam Folding Mattress and Sofa Bed
- American Furniture Classics 4-Piece Sierra Lodge Sleeper Sofa
- Klaussner Brower Dreamquest Sleeper Sofa, Queen
- American Furniture Classics Wild Horses Sleeper Sofa
- Istikbal Moon Sectional Sofa Bed in Platin Mustard
- Ashley Darcy Sage – Full Sofa Chaise
- US Pride Furniture Kachy Fabric Convertible Sleeper Sectional Sofa Bed
- Coaster Home Furnishings Casual Sectional Sofa with Pull Out Bed Chaise
- Coaster Home Furnishings Chenille Sleeper Sofa with Storage
- Klaussner Brighton Dreamquest Regular Sized Sleeper Sofa
- Full Sleeper Sofa by Famous Brand Cafe Blend
- Ashley Larkinhurst Earth Queen Sofa Bed
- Coaster Home Furnishings Sofa Bed
- Philadelphia Futon Complete Espresso Frame with Premium Mattress Sofa Bed and Drawer Set
- Ashley Zeb Queen Size Pull-Out Sofa Sleeper with Memory Foam Mattress
- US Pride Furniture Kathy Reversible Foam Fabric Loveseat and Sofa Bed Couch Sleeper
- Coaster Home Furnishings Transitional Chaise
- Istikbal Elita Sofa Sleeper
- Epic Furnishings Brentwood Mission-Style Sofa Sleeper Bed
- Baja Convert-a-Couch Sofa Bed
- American Furniture Alliance Modern Loft Collection Futon Mali Flex Combo
- Divano Roma Furniture Collection Modern Plush Tufted Living Room Sleeper Sofa
- Various Styles of Sleeper Sofas and Sofa Beds
- Fabrics to Consider
- The Multiple Uses of Sleeper Sofas and Sofa Beds
- 10 Reasons to Consider Purchasing a Sofa Bed
- The Pros and Cons
- How to Style Sleeper Sofas and Sofa Beds
- What to Look for When Buying Sleeper Sofas and Sofa Beds
- Key Benefit Recap
- Our Top Recommendations
DHP Emily Convertible Futon Sleeper Sofa
This ultra-chic sofa has a split back to conform to your needs. The sleeper features a tufted faux leather for a very modern upscale look at a price that won’t break the bank. This chair is a convertible futon like no other. It’s super easy to use and maintain—especially if you go for the faux leather option. You can even grab a DHP Emily chaise to extend your queen sized mattress space. This sleeper sofa is vanilla in color and has an assembly option for those who don’t like putting things together. Other color options include grey and navy (these colors come in linen) as well as black faux leather. All of the options have chrome feet giving it a super sophisticated modern sleeper sofa look.
Divano Roma Furniture Modern Tufted Bonded Leather Sleeper Futon Sofa
Divano Roma presents another tufted option for those who love classic chic and attention to details. This is a leather sleeper couch that is super bonded so that wear and tear over the years is minimal. The couch has nail head trimming that makes it seem very classy and even more expensive than it actually is. There is an option to have the sofa preassembled so that you don’t have to worry about assembling it yourself. This comfortable sleeper sofa has wooden feet which look perfect with any kind of flooring. Color choices include either white or black. This is a great option for people who plan on using their sleeper sofa extensively.
Primo International Phyllo Convertible Faux Leather Sleeper Sofa
This Primo International bed is made of faux leather that looks like the real thing. The frame for this piece is made of solid and plywood. The embellishments on this piece is what really makes it stand out from the crowd. This sleeper sofa has double stitched accents that really pop out at the eye. This bed is super simple to use for those of you who don’t like the idea of having to remove cushions and set frames up. One thing to be mindful about regarding this piece is the fact that you will assemble this sleeper sofa yourself. On the upside, this bed would be perfect for an efficiency or one bedroom apartment.
Coaster Home Furnishings Sofa Bed
This bed features tufting detail and chrome trim for lovers of royal and Victorian era furniture. The bed isn’t just eye-candy. It’s super easy to use, in fact it’s similar to the Primo International Phyllo Convertible sleeper sofa in the sense that all you have to down is fold the sofa down to use the couch as a bed. Grab a blanket and some pillows and you’re all set for a perfect night’s sleep. This beautiful sofa bed is upholstered in a luscious velvet plush and features signature Coaster Homes kiln-dried wood frames. Color options for this gorgeous piece include royal blue, burgundy, black and purple. This bed comes with an assembly option so you don’t have to do it yourself.
Zuri Furniture Clubber Sleeper Sectional Sofa – Left Chaise
Zuri is definitely a brand of interest for people who love somewhat sophisticate and modern style furniture. This couch has square block style cushions and the sleeper bed itself is a full sized bed with storage departments built into the sofa itself. The bed includes a chaise that allows for you to kick your legs up and chill whether or not your bed is out. The fabric of this bed is a woven polyester and cotton blend. This bed is a great consideration for people who want a sleeper sofa that looks like an actual sofa when the bed isn’t out. What makes this piece unique is the fact that you can get the chaise on the left or the right.
Milliard Tri-Fold Foam Folding Mattress and Sofa Bed
This Milliard Foam sleeper is different from the rest in that it’s a floor mat and sofa bed. This queen sized sofa sleeper is an awesome option when you don’t really want an actual sofa but would love somewhere for your guests to sleep easy. This thick floor mat can be brought along with you on cross country trips or vacations at a friend’s (or relatives). This is even great to throw down for gaming, if you’re going on a camping trip or out in nature on a picnic with family. This sofa sleeper is made with a super high density foam which ensure durability and shape that will last for years to come. The mat is super light and easy to transport. If you want a sleeper option to throw in the closet to have ready for guests this one is your go-to.
American Furniture Classics 4-Piece Sierra Lodge Sleeper Sofa
This sofa bed has it all. It includes four pieces crafted out of microfiber making it soft and supple. The wooden frame is built to withstand the test of time with beautiful thick cushions giving you the support and comfort that you need. This classic sleeper sofa has wooden legs so if you’re a fan of wood and the great outdoors, this is definitely something that you should look into. The nail head detail gives this set a rustic gorgeous look without sacrificing style. This set definitely has an outdoorsy look about it. It would be great for lodge, cabin or country style homes.
Note: The cushions of this couch are made out of an extremely dense foam for comfort and durability.
Klaussner Brower Dreamquest Sleeper Sofa, Queen
This microfiber sleeper coach has gorgeous thick plump cushions, and a quilted bordered backboard. The seat is crafted with soft microfiber. This sofa would be a great edition to a gaming area or small living room. The build is sensible and the bed is a decent size queen mattress. The color of the sleeper sofa is neutral making it super easy to add to your home décor and decorate. This chair pairs traditional with easy transitioning so that you don’t have to worry about the chair not matching your seasonal decorum. Interestingly enough, this bed is relatively lightweight coming in at only 150 pounds. The color is coffee brown.
American Furniture Classics Wild Horses Sleeper Sofa
American Furniture Classics is a company that caters to gorgeous creative art and rustic no-fuss designs. This sleeper sofa in particular features a horse design which is another great option for animal lovers or people with outdoors inspired homes. If you have a lot of wooden furniture this sofa bed will blend in perfectly with the rest of your home. The sleeper sofa looks like it’s made of leather but it’s actually a brown microfiber and cotton fabric. The frame of this couch is made of sturdy wood to ensure that this sofa lasts forever. Other features of this couch include solid wood legs and nail head accents. On an amazing note, the bed of this sleeper sofa is a quilted top queen sized mattress.
Istikbal Moon Sectional Sofa Bed in Platin Mustard
This Istikbal sofa is definitely for those with rustic tastes. This section sofa bed blends sophisticated modern style with neutral colors to create the perfect couch for modern style homes. This sofa is tri-colored with a primarily cream colored base. This sofa bed has lots of storage space and looks more like an actual modern function sofa. This is a great option for people who don’t plan on actually sleeping in their living area (or wherever the sofa is) often. If you’re a person who simply wants to have the option of having a pull out bed or you don’t want anything that is too extravagant on the bed side, this is the perfect option for you. When your guests walk into your house they’re never going to be able to guess that they’re sitting on a sleeper couch.
Ashley Darcy Sage – Full Sofa Chaise
You don’t know sleeper sofas (or sofas period) if you don’t know Ashley. This sofa is so big, soft and comfortable. If you want something that reflects your cozy style this is for you. This sofa coach comes in a grey (you guessed it) neutral color. The bed is full sized making it person for yourself or your little ones. The great thing about this couch is that it has a bed—not futon, so the cushions are billowy, thick and fluffy. This would be a great edition to a small to medium sized living area or even to your child’s room if they are a gamer and need somewhere nice and cozy to sit.
US Pride Furniture Kachy Fabric Convertible Sleeper Sectional Sofa Bed
US Pride Furniture offers king solutions for contemporary fashion forward homes. This particular sofa has left-facing and right-facing chaise options. The cushions themselves are made from a thick and dense PVC foam. The framework is a solid wood that is sturdy and easily maintained. The great thing about this modern style sectional is that it can double as a sleeping area for your guests (or yourself) if need be. Color options for this beautiful sleeper sofa include charcoal grey or brown. This is the perfect option for people living in efficiencies or small apartments. With this particular fabric you’ll want to make sure you clean messes up as soon as they happen to ensure that the fabric doesn’t get permanently stained. Keeping a good spot cleaner handy will make keeping this like new a breeze.
Coaster Home Furnishings Casual Sectional Sofa with Pull Out Bed Chaise
After doing some research you will quickly come to realize that Coaster Home Furnishings is the king of mixing comfort and style. This sleeper sofa is amazing to look at and a dream to sit and sleep on. This sofa is definitely a fully functional piece for living areas with a purpose. When the bed isn’t in use the sofa is streamlined and sensible. A place where you can hang out with your family in comfort and when it’s time for bed and you feel like sleeping in the living room or den, this chair gets the job done and then some. This sofa wouldn’t be a bad option for folks with an entertainment area in their homes whether it’s in the kids’ room or living room.
Coaster Home Furnishings Chenille Sleeper Sofa with Storage
This bed rolls out with ease due to wheels position right beneath the bed portion of the sleeper. This Chenille sofa is the kind of piece that just gets better over time. You don’t have to working about falling through the sofa into the base of the seat because of cushions that are weak and flimsy. This cushion is firm and supports the body as you sit, sleep and rest. This is another great option for gaming or casual entertainment in your living room or den. The deep grey color makes this chair easy to style and decorate. This is a heavy chair coming in at about 235 pounds.
Klaussner Brighton Dreamquest Regular Sized Sleeper Sofa
The Klaussner Brighton collection goes hand in hand with modern streamline designs without coming off as overly sophisticated or too laid back. The sofa is extremely comfortable and sturdy with wooden legs, traditional arms and beautiful stitching detail. This brand specializes in top of the line quality furniture with functionality like no other. This love seat has a queen sized bed inside of it and comes with two throw pillows to dress each side of the couch. What makes this sleeper sofa unique is how sleek and compact it’s for a love seat with a decent sized bed. Color chooses include a smooth camel brown or Khaki.
Full Sleeper Sofa by Famous Brand Cafe Blend
This beautiful sofa is made with a leather like fabric that is designed to endure the test of time. This means that the ‘leather’ on this sofa will not be damaged as easily as traditional leather. The end results is a beautiful sofa that looks like it easily costed you thousands of dollars’ worth of investment. The amazing part about this sofa is that it features divided cushions with scooped and scalloped designs. The sofa folds out to a full sized bed. This a great option for leather furniture lovers. This is probably one of the most comfortable sleeper sofas.
Ashley Larkinhurst Earth Queen Sofa Bed
This beautifully upholstered piece makes maintenance a breeze. This sofa looks and feels like leather but isn’t, making it the perfect buy for the environmentally conscious buyer, vegans and vegetarians. Unlike actually leather this luxurious faux sofa will not easily succumb to everyday wear and tear. In fact, this plush sofa will actually last far longer than an actual leather seat making it the perfect affordable swap for the real thing. The back cushions are attached to the sofa itself but the seat cushions are loose so that you can take them off and pull out the queen sized bed hidden inside. This gorgeous piece also features wooden feet for those of you who love natural rustic detail. This piece is an earth brown color.
Coaster Home Furnishings Sofa Bed
This beautiful sofa is made with the classy modernist in mind. It features silver toned hardware feet and double stitched faux leather. Coaster is the master of modular designs that are meticulous structured for not only style but comfort and functionality as well. This sofa looks like it could easily cost four or five times the asking price. If you’re a sophisticate or someone who admires structure in your home furnishings, this piece is definitely for you. This sleeper sofa is available in neutral tones ranging from white and brown to black.
Philadelphia Futon Complete Espresso Frame with Premium Mattress Sofa Bed and Drawer Set
This Philadelphia futon is absolutely perfect for your child’s gaming space. It gives them somewhere to sit with a friend that can function for gaming or an area to plop down to study and do homework. This sofa has storage below the sofa bed that you can stash sheets, pillows or whatever else in to. What’s unique about this bed is the fact that it has a gorgeous espresso wooden foundation that is sturdy and solid enough to be used over and over again without an issue. This sofa bed comes in two stunning fabric options a mocha brown and a rustic Canadian artisan style canvas.
Ashley Zeb Queen Size Pull-Out Sofa Sleeper with Memory Foam Mattress
If contemporary is your style, this Ashley queen sized sleeper sofa is the option for you. The cushions of this sofa are very traditional in the sense that they are box style with a gorgeous premium stitching that you’re bound to love. What’s amazing about this sleeper sofa is that its cushions are actually made out of memory foam which basically means that when you sit on it, the cushions will support your unique shape perfectly each and every time. As a sleeper sofa, the beauty behind using this piece is that your living area can quickly transform into a guest space within minutes. All you’ll need to do is provide blankets and pillows and you’re done.
US Pride Furniture Kathy Reversible Foam Fabric Loveseat and Sofa Bed Couch Sleeper
US Pride Furniture is a great company for those looking for affordable contemporary styles to add to their den or living space. This loveseat is extremely versatile for those who want the option of having somewhere to sleep. In fact, this loveseat may be perfect for your child’s gaming space. This particular sofa bed is made out of PVC foam and features three layers of foam that add up to about 20 inches of depth. The bed is perfect for people who don’t plan on using the sofa for the mattress option every single night. If you only plan on using the mattress from time to time this piece is perfect.
Coaster Home Furnishings Transitional Chaise
The gorgeous lightweight chaise is perfect for sofa loves wanting somewhere nice and cozy to snuggle up with a book or rest in front of the TV for some Sunday night football. This chaise sofa features as innovative shape that allows you to have versatility without have to put in work. This sofa is made with plush soft cushions and comes in a rich chocolate brown color. This sofa was made with allowing two people to comfortable rest in mind but when configured this gorgeous chair does something amazing—it turns into a KING sized bed. That’s right. Not only is this sofa gorgeous is also turns into a massive bed. All you need is a few throw pillows and a blanket.
Istikbal Elita Sofa Sleeper
This Istikbal Elita sleeper sofa is made of a microfiber that mimics a soft twill fabric. Aside from being extremely simple to manage and use this sofa is loved because of how soft and comfortable it is. The color is grey which makes this perfect for pretty much any home design because it can easily be dressed up to look more chic. This sofa bed is very functional and user friendly and actually wouldn’t be a bad edition to a bedroom or home office for some extra relaxing space. Adding this sleeper sofa as an edition to your den only makes your home more sleep over ready.
Epic Furnishings Brentwood Mission-Style Sofa Sleeper Bed
Epic Furnishings is a one stop shop for all of your color, fabric and styling options. This brand is extremely affordable and actually ranks very well amongst others in terms of customer satisfaction. This bed is more of a futon style bed that would go well in a bedroom instead of an actual bed. Literally all you have to do is pull the bed down and out. This Brentwood sofa sleeper is made of a microfiber suede and comes in way to many colors and styling options to list here. The foundation of the bed is sturdy mahogany wood base. What makes things even more amazing is the fact that this sleeper sofa has a weight limit of 750 pounds.
Baja Convert-a-Couch Sofa Bed
The Baja Convert-a-Couch brings you back to the days where you would just fall asleep on your grandma’s couch. This sofa has a soft block style with thick cloud soft pillows of cushion to give you the utmost comfort no matter how long you plan on sitting or sleeping on the sofa bed. This sleeper sofa has wooden feet that complement the colors very well. This bed is for a single sleeper—the sofa folds out to a full sized bed with a steel frame. The mattress is a premium pillow top. This sofa is available in the colors black, charcoal grey, crimson red, dark brown, medium blue, sage grey and khaki.
American Furniture Alliance Modern Loft Collection Futon Mali Flex Combo
American Furniture balances fun playful pops of colors with user friendliness and functionality. This chair is the perfect piece for a child’s room. Or even your own room if you have the space in your master’s bedroom. The color options and combinations for this sleeper sofa seem near endless. This sofa comes in hot pinks and purples to spider webs, polka dots and checkers. The side wings allow you to customize your sofa experience so that you can make the most out of this super cute sleeper bed. This bed is perfect for small areas such as dorms, tiny apartments and efficiencies. The mattress itself is made in the USA.
Divano Roma Furniture Collection Modern Plush Tufted Living Room Sleeper Sofa
This Divano Roma piece is something much different than they usually make. This piece is really down to earth and easy-going in terms of style. What is amazing about this sleeper sofa is the roundness of the cushions paired with the tufted linen make this a no-brainer for the creative. This sofa can easily become a part of your house, apartment or office space (to name a few). This super fluffy sofa has an assembly option and comes in a plethora of colors. The colors include brown, dark grey, light blue, light grey, light purple and orange. An added bonus of this sleeper sofa is that the fill is completely hypo allergenic so you don’t have to worry about itchy throats, coughing or sneezing if you have allergy prone sinuses.
Various Styles of Sleeper Sofas and Sofa Beds
In Photo: DHP Emily Convertible Linen Futon
There is lots to know about sleeper beds especially pertaining to what was going on with fabrics, frames and so on. We know that buying a new piece of furniture can be sort of stressful but we assure you that nothing is better than settling into the cloud-like cushions of your sofa. This part of the guide is designed to teach you a few things about the stylings of the chairs themselves.
Left-Chaise or Right-Chaise
Chairs that have a chaise are absolutely stunning to look at but also tend to have larger bed space than most other sofa bed options. One of our chaise options in the list above actually builds out to be a KING sized bed. So if you love sophisticated style and would love to opt for lots of space you should definitely look at our chaise options.
Our Recommendation: Poundex 2 Pieces Faux Leather Sectional Right Chaise Sofa
Contemporary sofas reminds you of those sofas that grandma and pop-pop used to have. These sofas tend to have huge cushions and very nice and thick mattresses. Many contemporary options tend to come with pillow top mattresses but this is obviously subjective. Contemporary mixes sensible fashion with amazing style. This option is great for those of you who don’t want anything too intense or ‘out there.’
Our Recommendation: DHP Emily Convertible Futon
These pieces are those who loves old style things. If you love Goth, Victorian and other period styles of furniture, classic sofa beds may be the perfect pieces for you. These beds tend to be more structured than most of the other kinds available on the market. You should note that the beds are not really as functional as other styles in the sense that they don’t seem to be as premium or thick or well-cushioned. I think that this happens as a result of the main focus of the chair being style instead of function. This isn’t to say that there aren’t really high quality options out there just a note that these beds tend to be thinner than most others.
Our Recommendation: American Furniture Classics Sierra Lodge Sofa
Tufted and Double Tufted
These gorgeous beds tend to fall under the classic category. Tufted beds are so gorgeous to look at. If you have an affinity for all things classic and want your sofa bed to look that much more elegant these styles of beds are the ones for you.
Our Recommendation: Divano Roma Furniture Modern Tufted Sleeper Sofa Futon
This is a highly compatible stylistic option as compared with others out there. If you’re in doubt you should definitely consider wooden feet because metal actually doesn’t look right with every style and color. If the material your sofa feet are made of don’t bother you then don’t worry about this little tidbit.
Our Recommendation: Homegear Modern Faux Leather Convertible 3 Seater Sofa / Futon
These feet look great for high fashioned style. If you have a neutral room that focuses on varying shades of blacks, grays, and whites this style of sofa bed feet might be perfect for you.
Our Recommendation: Merax Fabric Futon / Sofa Sleeper
Don’t Forget the Frames!
You really want to do your homework on frames. The last thing you want is a gorgeous sofa that looks great but snaps in half because it was made of plywood and you live in a particularly moist and drafty area. Really take you time researching the frames of your prospective sofa bed to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.
Fabrics to Consider
After going over the last section you’re either thinking that buying a sofa bed is either tougher than you thought or far easier than you intended. The thing about sleeper sofa is what they are made of is what will make or break your purchase. This sounds like a no-brainer but many people don’t really consider what makes their sofa bed but love to go after what looks great. The problem with this is that many buyers don’t realize that they can get a high quality couch and bed that not only looks and feels great but withstands the test of time.
When shopping for a fabric you want to make sure to get something that doesn’t irritate your skin. If your skin is sensitive you probably have a problem with linen, twill and anything that even distantly seems like wool. These fabrics can be insanely itchy and drying to the skin. Getting these fabrics can mean problems with maintenance as well. Spilling something red or literally anything other than water onto certain kinds of fabrics is just a recipe for disaster. Make sure to overstep these issues by asking yourself these questions while making a purchase:
- Does this fabric have trouble stretching?
- Does this fabric struggle to easily withstand the wear and tear it will endure on a daily basis?
- Does this fabric stain easily?
- Is this fabric tough to clean?
- Does this fabric come off? Is there a cover option (does the sofa have cushion covers that can be removed to be cleaned)?
If the answer is yes to most of these questions then chances are that the fabric that you’ve chosen is not a good choice after all. Go for cotton blends that are soft and easy to spot clean. These are what you will want to go for in the long run because they will hold up and require normal washing and cleaning practices that don’t require a specialist.
The Multiple Uses of Sleeper Sofas and Sofa Beds
In Photo: LIFE Home Sofa Futon Bed
Sleeper sofas are great options for upping the ante on functionality in your home. If you’ve stuck around this far you already know that sleeper sofas are perfect for dozens of reasons. Here is where we recap and let you know what you’ll end up using your sleeper sofa for.
- Your kid’s gaming space. This is a no-brainer. The more space your kids have for play time the better. Giving them a sofa bed is a great way to give them space to do their thing and have variety in their room. Sitting on a couch is better than slouching over in a c-shape on the bed.
- Livening up your office space. Adding a sleeper sofa to your bedroom would make it so that you have somewhere more comfortable to sit while doing your work. Hard desk chairs can become really painful after a while so having a sofa love seat in your office may provide more comfort for you over time.
- Giving your guests a comfortable sleeping option. It’s nice to be able to just pull out a bed to let your guests have somewhere to rest. Sleeping on the couch can suck in a big way. Especially when the couch isn’t comfortable. Giving your guests the option of having a mattress will be the most thoughtful thing you can do for them.
- Having a pull out couch for slumber parties. This is another great way to use your new sleeper sofa. If you have little ones with lots of friends they can use the bed for sleepovers. There are many large options for more space. The kids can get together and watch movies all in the same space so they’re easy to track and manage.
- Giving your den a more homely feel. Having the option of a pull out bed can make your den more comfortable. This option will allow you to actually spend the night downstairs (or in your den) when you’re too tired to make the trip upstairs. A sofa bed is a great backup option to the real thing.
- Broadening the usage of your living room. We’ve been through this before and will say it again. If you’re going to buy a couch you might as well go ahead and get something that has multiple uses. If you need a sofa why not get one that has the option of being a mattress.
- No guest room, no problem! If you don’t have a guest room your sofa bed can turn your living room into one. Making a sleeper bed perfect for entertaining.
10 Reasons to Consider Purchasing a Sofa Bed
Making a furnishing purchase is kind of a no-brainer. Our home is where we will end up spending the bulk of our time. It’s where our kids will learn, play and grow. Where we’ll entertain our family and friends and where we will end up spending majority of our time outside of work. Keeping your home furnished with the best possible options only seems like the most logical thing to do. Keeping your home furnished with a sofa that doubles as a high quality bed with state of the art durability and comfort comes with the territory.
The thing about having a sofa bed is that it’s more than just alluring. It’s the smart thing to do. Why not have a nice sofa that can also act as a nice cozy place to have as an optional guest area when it’s time for the holidays or even if you have a big family and some of your relatives are staying the night. Those times where you really need to wash your bed sheets or spill something on your mattress—a sofa bed can be your backup plan (it’s better to play it safe than be sorry in the long run).
I think most people would agree when I say that if it isn’t functional, it isn’t worth it. Instead of investing in a new blow-up bed every time someone comes to stay the night, why not have a one-time simple solution to your sleeping space issues? Sofa beds are really a one stop shop. Investing in one of these things will probably be one of the best things you ever do with your money and, although there are probably well over a thousand different reasons to invest in a sofa bed, we’ve compiled ten. So without further ado, here are the top ten reasons to purchase a sofa bed for your home.
Listen. If you’re going to have someone stay in your living room, you might as well do it in style. Having a sofa bed means that they have more comfort. Sofas are great—especially when they are big and soft, but they aren’t exactly ideal to sleep on. They can be quite uncomfortable to lay down on for long periods of time, making getting a good night’s sleep extremely difficult to achieve. Giving your guests the gifts of a queen sized bed can be just the fix they need. All this without having to invest thousands of dollars into a guest room, blow up bed or other unnecessary things. As soon as they’re ready for bed all they have to do is pull the bed out, add blankets and pillows and they’re done.
You Always Fall Asleep in the Den
You might as well make the most of your den if you’re constantly spending time in it. There is nothing wrong with being a television junkie. A great idea would be to get a sofa that can transform into a bed. That way you can honestly spend your time in the den for as long as you want whenever you want. This option also would apply to people who have disabilities and cannot walk up the stairs. This option would be amazing for these people because the only thing that would have to do be done is making the bed before they’re ready to nap and after they wake. This would even be great to add to a downstairs bedroom to make it double as an entertainment area during the day.
You Live in an Efficiency
Let’s face it. All of us don’t own a full sized home. Some of us have a one bedroom apartment while others live in an efficiency. If space is an issue with you, sofa beds can be the perfect solution because they double as a bed and don’t take up a lot of space, unless you opt for larger bed options. If you live in a small space, you can optimize the space you have by having user friendly furniture that is extremely functional and easy to manage. Your sofa can also be a great way to add a healthy pop of color and style to your apartment or efficiency without having to paint the walls or go crazy with ornaments and other embellishments.
Changing up the style of your home can be as easy as making some sensible furniture swaps. Changing your tired old couch for something more stylish and sophisticated just might be the option you need to make your house into the home you’ve always dreamed of. The thing is, your house is a very personal thing and it isn’t just yours. It’s a place that your friends and relatives will remember for the rest of their lives. Having a sofa that reflects the care and personality that you put into the rest of your place could be just the thing to show your family, friends and relatives just how much you care about their first impressions. You can choose just about any style of fabric, color and even material that the framework is made of to ensure the best fit for your lifestyle and personality.
If the versatility of having a sofa bed doesn’t give you the motivation you need to put a sleeper sofa on your wish list then I don’t know what will. Having a sleeper sofa means that you don’t have to have guest rooms to have people stay the night. In fact, many sleeper sofas are so comfortable that if your guests couldn’t visibly see that they were sleeping on a sofa they wouldn’t know the difference. You see, sleeper sofas have undergone a huge transformation over the last decade. What used to be tough beds that were painful to sleep on are now deluxe mattresses with the same comfort as the quality beds you get in stores. In fact, many sleeper sofas are made of premium memory foam and have pillow tops for increased comfort.
Space for Your Kid’s Room
Many people think of having a cute little tea set for their kids’ rooms but never a sleeper sofa. Here’s the thing. Sleeper sofas are perfect for kids’ rooms. Not only because they give you the option for an extra bed for sleeper overs or wetting the bed but they also give your child more space to do the things that matter the most. Having a sleeper sofa in your child’s room can allow them to sit more comfortably while studying and doing their homework. This will give them a calm and relaxing place outside their desk or bed. The great thing about having the bed is that it really helps to give your child a sense of choice. Having different areas for your child to focus and do work at will encourage them to get home and get things done. Another great use for a sleeper bed in a child’s room is for a gaming area.
Like we said at the end of reason six, gaming and sleeper sofas go hand in hand. Having a sleeper sofa handy in your child’s room will double as a backup plan to their actual bed. At this point you know that sleeper sofas give you the option of using your couch as a bed but some sleeper sofas are perfect used just as a couch because of the level of comfort, support and stability that their cushions give. If you or your child is a game fiend having a couch that can pull out into a bed right in front of your television or monitor is a great option so that you can keep getting the bad guys while staying cool, relaxed and comfortable all at the same time.
Frequent Sleep Overs
If your kids are constantly having slumber parties having cool sofa beds can be a nice option. We all know that sleep overs mostly consist of games and movies so having a sleeper sofa is absolutely awesome for those moments. Obviously if you have a big family you that frequents your home having a sleeper sofa is the most sensible option. If there is always someone over the house you might as well have a sleeper sofa so that they can rest in the living area during the night—this is especially true for those of us who don’t have houses that are very big or spacious.
To Liven Your Office Space
Offices can be pretty boring. Let’s face it. It gets kind of redundant after a while of sitting in that stiff chair at the same desk you’ve been working at for ages. Having a sofa can allow you to sit back and relax while typing up documents and completing your work because working shouldn’t amount to pain and discomfort. Having a sofa bed in your office can be especially awesome if you work from home and constantly find yourself pulling all-nighters. Doing your work shouldn’t mean that you’re subjecting yourself to discomfort. Sitting on an office chair can do just as much damage as standing on your feet and baring too much weight. Throwing a contemporary chair into your office with a few geometric shaped pillows can be just what you need to liven the place up.
To Have More Room for Guests
We can go over this one time and time again but the fact of the matter is that the more room you have for your guests the better. You want your guests to feel like they’re at home. That isn’t possible if they’re left to fall asleep on a tough sofa. Give them the feeling of falling asleep on a comfortable bed. Having a sofa bed is giving your guests the gift of a good night’s sleep time and time again. Choosing a sofa bed isn’t just about a cool sleeping option—it’s also about having somewhere nice and comfortable to sit and enjoy television or casual chit chat with your friends, family and relatives. Sofa beds tend to be crafted with easier to maintain fabrics. The cushions come off for easy cleaning and are made with softer higher quality material so that you can actually enjoy sitting back for a moment or two.
The Pros and Cons
The pros and cons of having a sleeper sofa have been talked about quite a bit during this guide but for the sake of getting the records straight let’s just go ahead and bring it all together. Sleeper sofas come in various different options ranging from different kinds of fabrics, finishes, different sized beds, and different kinds of framing—there are literally thousands of sleeper sofas to choose from. Yes—this means that the ones listed on the article aren’t the only premium sleeper sofas to choose from but they may just be some of the best.
You know part of our reviews has to be about the pros and cons. There are probably hundreds of things that I can think of in regards to purchasing a sofa bed but here are just a few:
- Saves space.
- Gives you somewhere to sleep when you don’t feel like going the bed.
- Axes the need for you to have a guest bedroom.
- Gives the kids somewhere fun to have a sleep over.
- Makes your living area more guest friendly.
It’s kind of a tough call to knock something out of the ball game when you haven’t even tried it yet. So what we will always tell you is to choose something with a money back guarantee just in case you don’t like it. If you end up not liking whatever you choose you will always have the option of choosing something else and guess what? Even though sleeper sofas seem perfect in so many ways there can be a lot of cons. Like those listed below:
- If you choose the wrong kind of fabric they are tough to clean.
- The frames can be week especially if you choose something that doesn’t tolerate moisture or weight well.
- The beds can be rather cheap and flimsy so always make sure to do your homework.
- The back cushions are not usually removable. This isn’t an issue to most but can be for some.
- The feet are not always sturdy.
Choosing a good sleeper sofa can be kind of a tough thing to do if you don’t go in knowing exactly what you need and want. There are a couple of things you have to think about when making a sleeper sofa purchase. Here are a few to consider:
- Frames stability.
- Ease of use.
- Ease of maintenance.
How to Style Sleeper Sofas and Sofa Beds
If you’re purchasing a sleeper sofa to use in your home as an option to another option (regular sofa) you may become curious as to how you can dress your sleeper sofa up. These sofas obviously come in one color or pattern but there are things that you can do to change the way that they look so that you can get the look you like and the look that matches your style and home décor. If you get a sofa that matches the color scheme of your house but you feel like you’d like more then keep reading for styling options you can apply to your sleeper today.
Throw pillows are a great way to add different shapes colors and textures to something without having to do too much work. If you choose a nice neutral color you may find that throw pillows are all you need to change things around. Using a throw pillow with contrasting fabric and textures can be just the thing you need to liven up your couch. Trying new patterns is a great way to turn your sofa into the couch you’ve always dreamed of.
DIY Sleeper Sofa Covers
If the color of your sofa is starting to get annoying then try a new one. Choosing a sofa bed that is compatible with all different kinds of sofa covers is a great idea because you can change your sofa like you change your color scheme and décor. The thing about sofa covers is that they are super simple and easy to use and make. Sofa covers are also a great idea for people who want the sofa bed option but know that they are not going to use their bed much at all.
Another great thing about sofa covers is that they can make it so that cleaning and maintaining the couch itself is a breeze. You can get a sofa cover that is soft and water proof if you have children or are prone to making stains. Things to note about sleeper sofa covers:
- Makes clean up easier.
- Allows you to change the look of your sofa.
- Allows you to experiment with different fabrics and textures.
Different Patterns and Fabrics
You can get your sofa to match your home décor simply by adding different kinds of patterns and fabrics just like described above. You can add the patterns by using a cover, pillows, a quilt or throw blanket.
If you choose a sleeper sofa that has storage space you can store a cool quilt inside or even take a basket and store a quilt inside of it for something aesthetically appealing. Keeping quilts for your sleeper bed encourages your guests to get comfortable and relax.
Draping a throw blanket over your sleeper sofa is a great way to add a pop of color to a neutral couch. Using colors that are actually bright will draw the eye to the sofa area without being obnoxious. Throw blankets come in many different options that are sure to brighten your home up.
What to Look for When Buying Sleeper Sofas and Sofa Beds
By now you know that sofa beds have various uses. Buying a sofa bed doesn’t necessarily cost more than buying a regular sofa and you get the added benefit of having a pullout bed. I think we get the picture pertaining to sofa beds but what we really need to know is what exactly we need to keep in mind. If you aren’t exactly sure what kinds of things you should look for or be mindful of when purchasing a sleeper sofa you could end up setting yourself up for failure.
A new furniture purchase doesn’t have to be stressful and believe me once you get this piece you will sleep easier at night now that you’re prepared with extra room. The list below includes a few things to remember or at least think of while making your purchase so you don’t end up not liking what you order or even worse—having to send the whole thing back for a refund because it isn’t what you expected.
You can save yourself a lot of time, money and hassle simply by taking a look at the things below and actively planning for your purchase and what you plan on using your sofa bed for and where you plan on putting it.
When it comes to sofa beds size matters. You need to know what size sofa bed you need to ensure that you’re getting the right thing. How do you know which size to choose? Simple. Ask yourself where you’ll be placing your sofa bed and how large of a mattress you need (or would like) for the best results. If you like to have more space and have lots of room then you can afford to look at the sizing options available out there. That means having a queen sized or even a king sized sofa bed to suit your needs.
There are a lot of different kinds of sofa beds out there. Choosing a sofa bed that is made from a kind of material that is difficult to care is probably not in your best interest. Especially if you don’t have the time it takes to maintain and care for said material. To by step going through this unnecessary drama you’ll want to really research the fabric and ask about the care options. Figuring out how you’ll be cleaning your new sofa bed would be a good idea. If you don’t think you have the time or energy keep looking.
Your sofa bed isn’t worth anything if the framing isn’t done right. The problem with having a frame that isn’t strong is that the sofa frame will have a higher possibility of breaking. Let’s go ahead and make things a little worse. Then if the framing of your sofa bed isn’t strong the couch will barely be able to withstand the weight of anyone being on it unless it’s very well displaced. If you can’t tell already bad frame = recipe for disaster.
We spoke about this a bit earlier but seriously if your mattress quality isn’t right you might as well have not even purchased a sofa bed. There are lots of sofa beds that look aesthetically appeasing on the outside but the bed itself is an absolute disaster. You can learn a thing or two about your mattress simply by going ahead and doing your research on the mattress. If you have to reach out to the company go ahead and do so. Don’t take an image as the truth. Really do your homework.
If you don’t like a particular type of color or find that you like a particular sofa but not the color options you can always go ahead and purchase a sofa cover. One thing that you need to be mindful of is what works with most of the things that you have and like meaning that if you like wood or grey you need to go ahead and get colors that work with those things. Obviously you don’t want to choose something that is so far away from your tastes that it repulses you or something like that. Sofa beds normally come in dozens of color options so just be mindful and check around for those options.
If you have a sofa bed it’s never a bad thing to go ahead and get covers to pair with it. This will help ease up the maintenance and such so that you don’t have to worry so much about spills and things. Covers are also a great option if you know that you live on your couch so instead of dirtying up your brand new sleeper sofa you can go ahead and use a cover that can be cleaned every week (or however often you need it).
This is one that definitely gets overlooked when people are planning for a new sofa. Please, please, please be sure to go ahead and check and see if any of the parts of your sofa bed are replaceable. Something that usually breaks on sofas are the feet so knowing that you can go ahead and get extra feet or extra screws (or bolts) for the bed so that you don’t end up having to run out on a whim searching high and low for pieces that you could have gotten when you placed your order in the first place.
Key Benefit Recap
As we end the end of this guide we will go over things about your upcoming sofa bed purchase that you should be sure to note. Sofa beds are amazing and can double as beds (or sofas depending on which way you’re looking at it). We’ve outlined dozens of key benefits, uses, styles, pros and cons during the length of this massive sofa bed guide. Here is where we remind you of why your purchase will be meaningful and what you’ll be getting out should you choose to go ahead and go through with it.
By now you’ve probably decided to go ahead and purchase a sofa bed but just in case you weren’t exactly sure we put together a few things to really highlight the length of this article the quickest way possible so that you can know what you’re getting out of your investment ahead of time. You’ve already seen what you can do with your sofa bed and what to consider now you can learn what you can and will get out of what you’ll be having in your home soon. So without further ado, let’s get started.
Here are a few of the key benefits:
- Sofa beds give you more options for your guests.
- They add variety to your home.
- They are space savers.
- Having room for slumber parties for your kids and their friends.
- They give you more bang for your buck.
- They allow you to comfortably spend the night in your den or living area.
- They liven up your child’s gaming area.
- Having somewhere comfortable for your family to sleep over night.
- They make your office space more comfortable.
The benefits are amazing but the pros are what really matter when purchasing something. The thing about having sofa beds is that you get double the benefit for the price you would normally pay for a nice sofa. It’s no surprise that the pros of getting a new sofa bed are plenty. Such as the following:
Our Top Recommendations
As per usual, you know we have to have a heart to hear about our top recommendations. Our list of the best products are compiled by doing research on the products that people like you and me love. This means looking at the biggest and most popular brands and at the same time, at the little guys. We leave no rock unturned on our search to find the best products to share with you. The products in our list are crowd pleasers—products that consumers absolutely rave about and can’t have enough of.
These products are generally great options. They also encompass a lot of different categories. We’ve thought of the styles, textures, and more. Our recommendations aren’t the only thing on the market so if there is something that you’re looking for that isn’t on our list then there is a huge chance that you can still get exactly what you’re looking for if you’re willing to put in your time for additional research.
Sofa beds or sleeper sofas are probably one of the best things that were ever created for the home. They have so many uses and just help us to be overall prepare without having to fork over thousands of dollars. The thing about sofa beds is that they don’t take require more money to purchase. The benefits of these bad boys substantially outweigh the cons making sofa beds a an obvious choice if you’re in need of purchasing a new sofa. Forget about just spending cash on a regular sofa when you can easily get something way better for a far better value than any other couch that’s available on the market today. We really hope that you enjoyed our guide. Until next time!
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