The Best Affordable Sleeper Chairs and Ottomans That’ll Help Maximize Your Small Space

updated Feb 8, 2024
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Let’s face it: As much as we love a good sleeper sofa, there are small spaces where even the most compact sofa bed won’t fit. In those instances, a sleeper chair or stylish ottoman might just be your saving grace. While they may not be comfortable enough to sleep on every night, convertible chairs and ottomans expand quickly and easily, allowing for you to get some shuteye when those late-night Netflix binges take over or for a guest to sleep over in even the smallest of spaces.

But with so many options out there, it can be hard to decipher between the good and the bad — that’s why we’re here to help. We scoured our favorite retailers and rounded up 15 of our favorite picks designed to help you get the most out of your space without breaking the bank. With choices ranging from affordable Wayfair and Walmart finds to some luxe West Elm and Pottery Barn picks, you’re sure to find the perfect sleeper chair for you.

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Raymour & Flanigan
was $269.95

Use the Ryker chair in your office, guest room, or any space where you might want to kick your feet up. It can be adjusted in quite a few ways, from an ottoman to a fully reclined bed (with an adjustable back) that will keep guests comfortable. There's also a small pocket on the side for your remote control, favorite book, or whatever you'll want to keep nearby.

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was $329.99

Litbird's convertible chair doesn't just look amazing thanks to the bold green hue, but the functional design is a major space saver. The chair can be configured based on your needs, from a reading nook lounge space to a fully reclined bed. The backrest even has five levels of adjustment.

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was $279.99

Super budget-friendly, super compact, and super versatile: this convertible sleeper armchair checks all the boxes. We found it on TikTok, where people were mesmerized by its ability to seamlessly transition from a chair, to a recliner, to a bed, all without taking up any more floor space than a regular armchair. It's great for studio apartments and anyone looking to get a lot of functionality for not a lot of money.

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We love a double and triple threat in terms of furniture. Featuring a trendy mid-century modern design, this convertible chair is great because you can use it as a chair, chaise, or flat bed. Oh, the possibilities!

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Designed to look like just another ottoman, the Relax-A-Lounger Metro Otto Kube sleeper is anything but. With a simple pull, this sleek blue living room staple can be converted into a chair, chaise, lounger, or twin bed. Talk about multi-functional!

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For a twin sleeper that's big on design without being big on price, we love the Angelique convertible chair. Featuring a silky velvet finish, it's available in a chic jewel toned hue and can be used as a chair, chaise, or bed. Although some have described it as a sofa, this sleeper measures only 47" wide — just small enough to be considered a chair.

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was $429.99

In the daytime, the Mcroberts Upholstered Ottoman is perfect for propping up your feet and watching TV. At night, unfold it to create a bed for anyone looking to catch some Zzzs.

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Bed Bath & Beyond

This sleeper sofa chair transitions from a lounge area to a full-on bed in seconds — just lower the back rest and you'll have a comfy place to doze off. The foot rest section is built into the sofa part so you'll never worry about it shifting around while you're sleeping, and the entire piece is covered in a snuggly, plush fabric that feels both luxe and casual. Plus, check out those rose gold legs!

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Birch Lane

With more than 100 fabric options, you can get just the look you want with the Warrington Chair. This classic rolled-arm chair is made with a solid wood frame and soft-foam filled cushions and pulls out into a bed that'll ensure any guests will be comfortable come bedtime.

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West Elm

Bringing a casual comfort to any small space, the Urban Chair and a Half Twin Sleeper is a standout. Available in an array of colors and fabrics, whether used as a chair or, when unfolded, as a bed, this West Elm stunner is bound to become a cherished piece in your living room.

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Pottery Barn

The transitional silhouette of the Buchanan would work in many decor styles. Consider it for a guest bedroom that is predominantly used as an office or playroom, or in your living room as a sidekick to your sofa.

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Crate & Barrel

For a Crate & Barrel pick, the Willow II Twin Sleeper is the way to go. Featuring deep cushions, a cozy fiber-down fill, and the option to customize it to match any color scheme, this cottage-inspired piece sure sounds like a winner to us!

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This cozy, tufted chair converts into a cushiony twin-size bed. The included pillow and armless design will ensure that you and your guests can lounge comfortably with more than enough room to maneuver.

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This chair just might be one of the most multifunctional pieces of furniture you’ll ever come across. ​​You angle the backrest in three different positions, and there are built-in cup holders, side pockets, and charging ports so that everything you need is within easy reach. And last but certainly not least, you can store blankets and pillows in the extra storage space under the footrest.

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Sam's Club

Serta is known for their comfy mattresses, so you can bet you’ll get a great night of sleep on their convertible chair. This one also offers two charging ports, and you can have it serve as a chair, chaise, or twin-size bed depending on your needs.