The Best Sleeper Sofas for Small Spaces

updated Jan 16, 2023
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Living in a small space requires some intuitive furniture shopping, especially when it comes to decking out a living room. One of the best pieces to invest in? A sleeper sofa. Now, we’ve covered the best sleeper sofas in the past, but what about sleepers specifically made with small spaces in mind? We’re talking sofas that fold back futon-style, or ones that open up into Twin, Full, or even Queen-sized beds — whatever it takes to leave as small a footprint as possible in tight quarters while still keeping overnight visitors happy. Whether you live in a tiny studio or just don’t want a large sofa, we’ve found the best small space sleepers of your (and your guests’) dreams. Because who says you have to sacrifice space or style for function?

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How Do I Choose The Perfect Sofa?
1 / 10
was $760.00

If budget is your main concern, you'll love this sofa, which has a split back that folds down into a full-size bed. The entire length of the sofa is 77" (with 71" dedicated to sleeping), and it comes in six neutral colors that can complement a fun throw pillow collection. Bonus: The cushions are made from a combo of coils and foam, making a comfy space for guests — or your next Netflix binge.

2 / 10
Raymour & Flanigan
was $1119.95

Another great find, this highly reviewed Raymour & Flanigan pick opens up into a Queen-sized bed for overnight guests. With a soft-to-the-touch velvet cover and easy-open klick-klack design, your guests will have no trouble sleeping, especially if you add some comfy throw pillows and a fuzzy blanket for good measure.

3 / 10
West Elm
was $1899.00

Not quite a sofa, not quite a chair, this option from West Elm is an attractive compromise designed for small spaces. Not only is it the perfect reading chair (you could easily curl up here comfortably for hours), but it opens up into a gel-constructed Twin-sized mattress. Choose from dozens of upholstery options to truly make it your own.

4 / 10

Futons may be a staple of post-grad life, but there's a good reason for it: They're great for small spaces. Since they fold down (rather than open up) to create a bed, they're easy to use and take up very little space. This option from Walmart is budget friendly and versatile with a split-back construction. It comes in 12 colors, including this gorgeous mustard hue.

5 / 10
Pottery Barn

Compact but full of style, the total width of this Pottery Barn sofa is just 56" wide, with a memory foam mattress that comes in at 36". That's why it's the perfect size for studios and guest rooms, and since it's Pottery Barn, you'll get tons of fabric and color options (and regular sales).

6 / 10
was $825.00

Elegant and ideal for small spaces, the Novogratz Brittany Convertible Sofa has a streamlined profile that folds down into a Full bed. The tufted cushions are an eye-catching detail, and there are eight colors available, ranging from light grey to persimmon orange to mustard yellow. At just a little over $500, it's a major steal that will add character to your space.

7 / 10
Crate & Barrel

Good luck ever leaving this "chair and a half" from Crate & Barrel. With its deep cushion, soft slipcover, and cottage-inspired style, this pick screams cozy and will be a hit amongst overnight guests. Plus, it opens up to a long 91", so even though it's a Twin width, you'll be able to accommodate tall guests with ease.

8 / 10
Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters knows how to furnish small spaces, as evidenced by this adorable yet totally functional sleeper sofa. Use it as a comfortable, colorful loveseat during the day, then open it out into an almost-Full-size bed for guests at night. Unfussy, lightweight, and compact, it checks all the boxes — and looks good, too.

9 / 10
Birch Lane
was $1830.99

Traditional and inviting, this classic sleeper sofa from Birch Lane is totally customizable with over 48 stunning upholstery options to choose from. The rounded arms and pleated skirt give this sleeper a bit of an old-fashioned feel, but you can easily bring it into 2022 with some patterned throws and a bright rug. The Full-size bed pulls out, and the back cushions are removable in case they get in the way.

10 / 10
Interior Define

We're big fans of the full-sized sofas that Interior Design has to offer, but the Twin Sloan is the one you want for smaller spaces. The biggest draw for Interior Define is the freedom to customize — you choose everything from the fabric to the colors to the legs, with the option to receive up to five swatches so you can be sure you're making the right choice.