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...
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.
It has cup holders
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.
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.
She's got legs
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.
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.
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.
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 you only need a spare mattress occasionally and have the space for a second, or day bed style-couch, then the Milliard Daybed Sofa Bed Folding Mattress 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.