Best Sofa Bed iMore 2022

If you're in the market for a new couch, then why not consider a sofa bed option? Whether it's for unexpected guests, for hosting friends and family over holiday periods, or just to be able to have buddies over for a really relaxed evening ending with a place for them to rest their heads, a sleeper sofa is a super useful item of furniture. As with our staff pick, the Novogratz Brittany Sofa Futon, designs available today are really clever, looking just like "normal" sofas until you unfold, pull out, or push them down to reveal their dual-purpose...

Novogratz Sofa Bed

French navy: Novogratz Brittany Sofa Futon

Staff Pick

A popular choice, thanks to its affordable price and good looks, the Novogratz Brittany sofa comes recommended. With an elegant contemporary shape, the back folds down in two sections to form a futon bed. It has a ribbed tufted cushioned back, rounded arms, and slanted oak colored wooden legs. The material is durable linen that wipes clean and is available in a range of modern tones.

From $210 at Amazon
Ashley Bladen Sofa Bed

Suave sleeper: Signature Design by Ashley Bladen Sleeper Sofa

A more traditional sofa bed design, the luxurious Bladen from Signature Design by Ashley has foam cushions wrapped in soft faux leather upholstery. The bottom seat mattress opens in a bi-fold design that rests on a supportive steel frame. This offers a full-size bed sleeping experience for your guests, so they might be happy to stay for more than one night.

$650 at Amazon
Naomi Home Sofa

It has cup-holders!: Naomi Home Futon Sofa Bed with Armrest

Available in black, gray, white, and "espresso," the Naomi Home option is another affordable contemporary sofa with wipe-clean faux leather covers and chrome legs. This folds down to convert into a futon bed, but it's also worth noting the middle section can be folded down to reveal two rather useful cup-holders for when you are using this item like a sofa.

From $170 at Amazon
Milliard Day Bed Sofa

Queenly comfort: Milliard Daybed Sofa Bed Folding Mattress

This cunning product from Milliard offers a three-in-one sofa solution. It works as an occasional sofa or daybed, then unzips and unfolds to transform into a twin- or queen-size mattress. It's made of high-density comfortable foam and is lightweight enough to be able to move around without too much effort.

$193 at Amazon
Serta Seville Sofa

It has pockets!: Serta Dream Convertible Seville Sofa with Storage

This classic choice boasts a nifty feature — under-seat storage compartments. The seat cushions life up to reveal a useful space to keep the bedding ready for when this is converted into a bed. The push back seats go first into a reclining position, then lay flat to make a comfortable bed surface. It has a studded detail faux leather finish and "Dream Coil" sprung technology for a more comfortable night's sleep.

From $600 at Amazon
DHP Emily Sofa

She's got legs: DHP Emily Futon Sofa Bed

This modern-looking sofa has immaculate looks and would work well in more minimalist spaces. It has faux black leather covers and slanted chrome legs. The split-back folds down once into a reclining position and again to form a completely flat futon bed. A matching chair, chaise, and ottoman are also available if you're looking to furnish an entire room.

$173 at Amazon
Signature Sleep Devon

Unforgettable: Signature Sleep Devon Sleeper Sofa with Memory Foam Mattress

Available in full- or queen-size, the "Devon" from Signature Sleep has handsome looks that would fit into both modern and Mid-Century-styled homes alike. The bed part comes in with a pull-out metal frame that supports the proprietary "Memoir" mattress made with memory foam that contours to sleeper's bodies.

From $570 at Amazon
DHP Lodge Futon

Student seat: DHP Lodge Convertible Futon

This budget option is perfect for dorm rooms, student rentals, dens, and teenager's bedrooms. It offers sitting, lounging, and sleeping gradients and is very easy to move from one position to another. Available in several colors, the upholstery is made from microfiber material, the seats are well-padded, and the legs are made from wood.

$130 at Amazon
Minnie Mouse Sofa

Mice sofa: Marshmallow Furniture 2-in-1 Flip Open Foam Sofa

Kids need sofa beds too! When your child is old enough to have a friend over for a sleepover, there's nothing more convenient than a fold-out bed for their little buddy to sleep on. Your child can use this as a sofa when it's not needed, but you'll be glad of it when it is. As you'd hope for with a child's option, the cover is removable and washable.

$45 at Amazon
DHP Felix Sofa

Black velvet: DHP Felix Chesterfield Sofa Futon

Available in a rather dramatic black velvet, an exquisite ivory velvet, or this fabulously vibrant emerald velvet, this Chesterfield from DHP has the wow factor. The vintage design has diamond-tufted details, plush rolled arms, and Victorian-style wooden legs. The sofa's back folds down to create a soft velvety futon for sleeping on.

From $570 at Amazon
Lucid Sofa Bed

Bring-a-bed: Lucid 4-Inch Folding Mattress and Sofa

This is not necessary comfortable enough to be used as an everyday sofa, but as a pull-out bed in a spare or child's room, it's ideal. Available in twin, full, queen, and king sizes, it has an integrated carry handle that means if you wanted to take a sofa bed to someone else's house, you could. Underneath the washable cover is a gel memory foam layer for improved comfort.

From $113 at Amazon
Homcom Single Sofa Bed

Solo system: Homcom Single Person Convertible Couch

Finally, if you do have space for a small sofa, but don't have the space for it to fold out to a full-size sofa bed, consider this single person option from Homcom. This works as a three-seater sofa in an upright position, but you can fold one arm down to create a chaise lounge, or both down to make a single-size bed. The sturdy frame is made of oak, and the upholstery is washable linen.

From $280 at Amazon

Sleep easy

Which sofa bed is going to suit you best depends on the space you have, how your home is styled, and how much you have to spend. If money isn't an option and you're partial to a touch of luxury, then the swanky velvet DHP Felix Chesterfield Sofa Futon might suit you. Its classic Chesterfield looks exude vintage chic.

If you only need a spare mattress occasionally and have the space for a second, or day bed style-couch, then the Lucid 4-Inch Folding Mattress and Sofa is a handy thing to own. As well as working as a spare bed in your own home, its portability means you could take it with you to someone else's for a bring-your-own-bed option.

Our overall best pick, the affordable Novogratz Brittany Sofa Futon has clean, contemporary looks, is available in a range of fashionable colors, works perfectly as a couch and has flexible multi-position options.

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