The Best Sleeper Sofas and Sofa Beds
A sleeper sofa is one of the trickiest furniture purchases you can make because you want it to not only be comfortable to sit on but also to sleep on. Finding a sleeper sofa that’s comfortable, attractive, and fits your budget is a true challenge — which is why we’ve put together this guide to the best sleeper sofas on the market. We considered looks, price, customer reviews, and, of course, examined a few of the designs in person. Here are our top picks as well as a few things to know about buying a sleeper sofa.
Tips for Buying a Sleeper Sofa
- Be realistic about sizing. Make sure you know exactly how much space you have to accommodate not just a sofa, but a pull-out bed. Plenty of sleeper sofas come in a variety of compact sizes so you can be sure to find one just right for your space.
- Check for quality. When it comes to sleepers, the frame is key. If you have a wooden frame, make sure it’s been kiln-dried – kiln drying removes moisture from the wood and prevents cracking or warping. And of course, make sure to test out the mattress for comfort! This is where customer reviews really shine.
- Look for a smooth open-close mechanism. Good quality sleepers should have a mechanism that allows you to open and close the sofa part in one smooth motion. Be on the lookout for any squeaks or sticking, and make sure all parts are properly installed.