In our opinion, if you're in a pinch, go with a simple futon rather than something from Ikea (at least it won't break). We also love the great looks and prices of the couches at Room and Board, like the Dublin and the Ian, but it's hard to plunk down more than $1000.00 on something you can't test drive (in many places).
In light of all this, we consider the Troy ($1399) at Crate and Barrel a real find. Simple, clean lines, and the multiple fabric choices assures you a custom look while the price is very affordable. Now your Aunt Sally will have a good night's rest and you won't have to shut the door in shame when showing people around the house. AH