11 Storage Sofas That Do Double (and Sometimes Triple!) Duty in Your Living Room

updated Jun 5, 2023
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Sofas don’t always get enough credit, but they’re one of the MVP furniture pieces in a home. Not only are they where you spend Friday night wine nights or a chill Sunday afternoon, but they’re also where you host overnight guests, spend a WFH day or have game night with the family. Such a hardworking piece of furniture is worth investing in, and that means spending a little extra money on a sofa that really packs in the function. These days, you can find great sofas that maximize their size with built-in storage, giving you extra space to stow blankets, bedding, and board games. What’s better, many of these sofas fold out into beds for overnight guests, and they’re super cozy and stylish for daytime hangs. We rounded up some of our favorite storage sofas of all types — sectionals, futons, sofas for big spaces, and sofas for small spaces — to help you find the perfect multi-functional piece for your home.

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was $762.49

If you host guests frequently, this multi-functional sofa is about to be your very best friend. It easily pulls out to a bed that’s nearly Queen-sized, giving you plenty of space for overnight visitors. But even better, the reversible chaise gives you tons of storage for bedding, pillows, and more, so you can make up the guest bed or tuck it all away in a matter of minutes.

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was $2087.99

Small spaces deserve elegance too, and this deceptively simple sofa brings elegance (and functionality) in spades. Upholstered in gorgeous ivory linen, this sofa combines minimalist and Scandi styling with functional design. Along with a moveable storage ottoman perfect for stowing all sorts of living room items, the sofa has drawers perfect for everything from extra linens and blankets to remotes, magazines, reading glasses, and more. Oh, and did we mention it folds down to a full-size sleeper? All of that in one pretty little package.

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West Elm

Get the space of a full-size sectional, the utility of a sleeper sofa, and the capacity of a storage sofa all in one piece with this option from West Elm. The Henry sectional is nearly 9.5-ft. long, so you won’t be hurting for seating space, and the sofa pulls out to a full-size mattress for visitors. The chaise lifts up to reveal a storage compartment and can easily hold a third overnight guest if needed. All of that is packed into this simple, sleek piece.

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Don’t need extra sleeping space, but do need all the extra storage you can get? This simple but super-comfortable piece from Overstock gets the job done. The sofa seats lift up using gas lift technology (which means it won’t slam shut on your fingers!) to reveal a 7-ft.-long, 4-in.-high storage compartment for anything and everything. Add to that the ottoman, which also has a roomy storage compartment, and you’ll never be hurting for storage space in the living room again!

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Apartment Therapy Bazaar

Looking to go the secondhand route? Apartment Therapy's Bazaar features an array of vintage and gently used furniture and decor, like this storage sofa from Macy's. It's described as being in excellent condition and features storage in the chaise as well as a pull-out twin bed!

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Want a minimal look that also has maximum function? Wayfair has you covered. This pull-out sleeper sectional is chic and unfussy with a straightforward design, a large bed that folds out for guests, and a spacious hidden storage compartment in the chaise that easily holds your backup bedding.

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PB Teen

Add coziness to any corner of your home with this snug little sectional from PB Teen! At just over 5 feet wide, it’ll easily hold two people on movie night, but its small footprint won’t make your home feel too crowded. Don’t be fooled by its size, though: All of the cushions are removable, giving you tons of storage in the sofa and ottoman. (P.S. The variety of color and upholstery options only make this piece more amazing!)

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Meet the futon that looks nothing like a futon. This plush sofa is a cute, cozy addition to any living room, but it doesn’t stop there. The seat folds up to reveal a hidden storage compartment perfect for stowing blankets, sheets, or board games, and when you need more sleeping space, the back folds down to give you an extra full-size bed that’s so cozy you’d never know you’re sleeping on a futon!

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Want to really max out the storage capacity of your sofa? That’s what Homary set out to do with this modern storage sofa, to much success. There’s function in every square inch of this design, with a large inner storage space for storing clothes, sheets, and more, plus armrests that have built-in pockets for books, remotes, and even extra room decor. And when you need an extra bed, simply fold the sofa back forward, and bam — you’ve got a cozy place to crash.

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It doesn't get any better than the SOMA bed from Article. This sofa is designed for the utmost comfort and versatility with dreamy cushions, a soft supportive pull-out memory foam mattress for guests, and a storage chaise to keep all your cozy night essentials close by. That's three for three right there.