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 (opens in new tab), 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 Brittany Sofa Futon (opens in new tab)
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.
Milliard Daybed Sofa Bed Folding Mattress (opens in new tab)
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.
DHP Emily Futon Sofa Bed (opens in new tab)
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.
DHP Lodge Convertible Futon (opens in new tab)
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.
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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) has clean, contemporary looks, is available in a range of fashionable colors, works perfectly as a couch and has flexible multi-position options.