Form + Function: 5 Favorite Sleeper Sofas

It's always fun for friends and family to stay over and spend the night, but it's difficult to have a dedicated guest bedroom for just those few times a year, especially for those of us in small city apartments. That's why we love how the sleeper sofa can instantly transform a living room or office into a guest bedroom. Check out some favorite sleeper sofas that are the perfect combination of form and function.

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Karlstad sofa bed from IKEA

We can always count on IKEA for the combination of clean design and sensible pricing. A good basic from IKEA is the Karlstad, which combines a classic mid-century design with a price that is acceptable to most of us. At sub-$1000, the Karlstad offers room for two to sleep on a full size mattress. The option to use different slipcovers also means that you'll be able to change the look of your room instantly, without breaking the bank.

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Julius twin sleeper sofa from CB2

For those in a smaller apartment/studio (read: me) and would like an option of a smaller sofa, CB2's Julius twin sleeper is my pick out of the bunch. I absolutely love the contemporary design, and the twin sleeper option allows us to put this looker in a smaller space, such as a home office or den. It also comes in a great grass green which will definitely make it the center of attention in any room.

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Henry sleeper from West Elm

This clean-lined sleeper from West Elm not only houses your overnight guests but is also eco-friendly. Not only is wood deck and steel frame made from 70% recycled material, even the pillow and cushions are made from eco-materials like recycled water bottles. Your guests won't feel guilty sleeping on this (figuratively) green sleeper. Available in both twin and full size to suit your needs.

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SOLO double sleeper sofa from EQ3

Anyone looking for a sleeper knows, it's extremely difficult to find one that looks modern without breaking the bank. The SOLO from EQ3 is one answer to that problem; the combination of clean lines with modern detail such as the tufted cushion, makes this a sleeper with a modern flair.

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Havana sleeper sofa from DWR

Can a sleepers pass the looks test with the bed expanded? We expect as much from DWR. The Havana sleeper looks good whether it's a sofa or a bed. The back rest on the Havana sofa folds down, turning this stylish sofa into an also-stylish bed. Don't judge this sofa only by its good looks, flip up the seat cushions to reveal a hidden compartment to store your blanks and pillows.

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