12 Convertible Sleeper Chairs That Show Why This Is the Ultimate Small Space Solution

updated Nov 7, 2023
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Somewhere among all the sleeper sofas and futons in the marketplace, there’s another category of convertible seating that you might’ve overlooked: sleeper chairs. They offer so much functionality in a relatively small footprint, and you can hardly even tell they have another secret life as a bed. Plus, they come in tons of different styles, so you can easily find one that matches your interior.

Unlike the usually large sleeper sofas, however, the sleeper chair isn’t just for a living room. Perfect for a home office, bedroom, or really any small space, these 12 super-stylish sleeper chairs will certainly earn their keep in your house. Whether you’re entertaining family members from out of town or one of your friends needs a last-minute place to crash, a sleeper chair is bound to come in clutch. Below, shop our favorite picks from top retailers like West Elm, Pottery Barn, Walmart, and more!

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Raymour & Flanigan
was $269.95

The budget-friendly Ryker chair works overtime as an accent chair, a lounger, and a bed all in one. The heavy-duty springs and dense foam provides a comfortable night's sleep.

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was $399.99

The Vonda Sofa Bed folds out to a comfortable bed thanks to the dense foam, but its metal frame and tufted cusions look light and modern.

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was $349.99

The channel-tufting gives this convertible chair a playful, trendy look. Use this compact piece of furniture as a chair, a lounger, or a bed.

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Sleek and minimalist, this lounger comes in dozens of colors and fabrics and pulls out into a twin bed in one swift move. The frame is made of sustainable hardwood, so it's built to last years' worth of rests. And whereas a lot of other convertible chairs come in conventional colors, you can buy this one in a deep teal, luxurious chartreuse, or even an animal print.

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Pottery Barn

With its high back, deep seats, and nailhead trim, this twin sleeper has an elevated look and a thick, high-quality mattress inside that's made of gel-infused memory foam. According to Pottery Barn's product description, it’s also “self-refreshing.” In other words, it requires no fluffing after use.

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West Elm
was $2199.00

Truth be told, I’ve had my eye on this West Elm twin sleeper because it checks off all the boxes. First, it has a timeless style, and it's well-made (hand-built frame, hand-finished upholstery). According to reviews, it folds out easily into a bed and comes with a gel-infused, memory foam mattress that’s cushy and heat-wicking. Even in its more compact “chair state,” it’s also still roomy enough to curl up in for hours on end.

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Birch Lane
was $1130.00

Birch Lane's sofas are among the most stylish and comfortable ones out there, so it’s no surprise the company’s sleeper chairs follow suit. This chair is cushier than most, with its wide rolled arms, deep seat, and angled back. It also comes with two toss pillows and in a variety of upholstery colors and fabrics, including 100% cotton and linen options.

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West Elm

This roomy chair from West Elm comes with the comfiest cushions: a foam and fiber-filled back one and a memory foam seat. You can choose from various shades and types of fabric for a truly customized piece. It, too, sports a classic look that'll never go out of style.

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was $359.00

This Wayfair option has a trendy mid-century modern shape and a built-in pillow. Not to mention, its arms are quite unique and add an artistic flair. You can pull it out into two different positions — lounger or bed — and the two-toned gray fabric is a nice touch, too.

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Crate & Barrel
was $1999.00

Despite the straight lines that form its base, this twin sleeper retains a homey, somewhat coastal vibe. Its big cushions and two side pillows practically beckon you to take a seat. The chair comes in multiple neutral colors and earthy fabrics, and it would look just as nice in the living room as it would in the bedroom. A spring mattress pops out when it's time for bed.

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PB Teen

We know this piece looks like a space grab, but at only 45-inches wide, it's more compact than it seems! Available in a slew of colors and fabrics, this twin-sized sleeper is especially stylish thanks to its upholstered, rounded back.

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Pottery Barn

If you're after a more traditional and cottage-like aesthetic, go for the Buchanan sleeper. Although it's wide enough to fit a twin memory foam mattress, the chair actually won't take up too much space length-wise. This find is also available in a number of made-to-order fabrics that'll hold up against everyday wear-and-tear, including the ever-popular bouclé.