Form + Function: 5 Favorite Sleeper Sofas

Form + Function: 5 Favorite Sleeper Sofas

Eric Chen
Jan 17, 2012

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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