The 11 Best Sleeper Sofas and Sofa Beds Your Guests Will Love Crashing On

updated Dec 26, 2023
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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 piece that’s comfortable and attractive is a true challenge (not to mention getting a sofa bed that fits your budget). That’s 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.

1 / 11
was $915.00

This vintage sleeper sofa proves once and for all that sofa beds can, in fact, be stylish. With a curved vintage shape, dramatic tufting, and velvety fabric, this sofa will fit with any retro room. Not a fan of the olive green? This sleeper sofa also comes in pink, blue, and gray.

2 / 11

This queen sleeper sofa comes in a slate gray fabric that will match seamlessly with any living room style — and is plenty big enough to fit two overnight guests comfortably.

3 / 11
was $699.00

Perfect for a small space, the this twin upholstered sofa easily folds down to accommodate an overnight guest — and sleek enough to stay in your living room the rest of the time.

4 / 11
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Albany Park
was $1409.00

Leather sofas never go out of style, and this chic Albany Park pick has the added bonus of folding down into a bed for guests. Featuring a distressed vegan leather finish, this sleeper is sturdy and reliable thanks to its kiln-dried hardwood frame and cushions equipped with mattress-quality memory foam.

5 / 11
was $3498.00

This sleeper comes with little to complain about: contemporary design, easy access, and even an option for a memory foam-topped mattress. Reviewers seem to absolutely love the Logan, with the majority praising its comfort and style.

6 / 11
West Elm

Recommended by readers, this sleeper from West Elm is stylish and versatile. At 80" it's not as compact as some of the others, but its sleek and modern design ensures that it won't feel overwhelming in your space.

7 / 11
La Z Boy
was $2449.00

Readers love the top quality and decent pricing of La-Z-Boy sofas, but this one may be the very best in the sleeper category. Ultra-comfortable and customizable, this sofa also comes with matching accent pillows (included in the price!).

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La Z Boy

So many sleeper sofas have very boxy silhouettes, but this English roll-arm pick from La-Z-Boy rocks a different look. All the sofas from the brand feature its iconic ComfortCore cushions and have a Supreme Comfort mattress beneath, so if this traditional frame isn't for you, there are tons more to choose from!

9 / 11
West Elm
was $2699.00

Made entirely in the U.S., this sleeper from West Elm delivers on all fronts. As a sofa, it's super cozy, with loose cushions that are the same height as the back. As a bed, it's just as comfortable, with a high-density memory foam mattress that will keep you cool all night.

10 / 11
Pottery Barn

This pick from Pottery Barn is modern, clean, and about as luxurious as you can get with a sleeper sofa. At 84" it's not as small as some of the others, but the high quality makes it more of a true sofa investment anyway.

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For a different look, check out the Malibu from Kardiel. The ash grey color fits with pretty much any style, and its stackable arm cushions, deep seating, and transformable design makes it the ultimate statement.