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The 10 Best Sleeper Sofas, Sofa Beds and Futons You Can Buy in 2020

March 24, 2020 Home By Photo by Ikea

Those with tight budgets or small spaces don’t need to sacrifice a bed for a sofa, or vice versa. Thanks to sleeper sofas, you can get the two furniture staples combined. Good sleeper sofas — whether they be pull-outs, futons or sofa beds — have to be comfortable as both sofa and bed, and convert easily from one function to the other. Here are 10 of the best sleeper sofas that you, or your unwanted houseguests, wouldn’t mind crashing on.

Ikea Friheten


Sleeper sofas already knock out two birds with one stone — but this sleeper from Ikea has three uses: sofa, bed and storage unit. Converting the sofa into a bed is quick and easy, and the chaise can be placed on either side of the sofa.

Lumens Splitback


Sleeper sofas don’t get much simpler than this. Lumens’ offering is tufted, making it durable and comfortable, and the splitback allows for individual seating options — upright, reclined or flat.

Article Oneiera


This velvety rich option from Article is thick and plush, and a memory foam mattress makes this a comfortable option for sitting or sleeping.

CB2 Tandom


While other sleeper sofas require you to unfold a mattress or reorient a heavy sofa to fit a bed setup, the Tandom makes it easy to go from lounging to sleeping with a few simple motions.

Burrow Nomad Sleeper


The Burrow sleeper isn’t your typical sleeper sofa per se. The brand behind our favorite sofa created a sleep kit to turn its popular Nomad couch into a very sleepable sofa. The sleep kit includes a memory foam topper, sheets, a quilted blanket, a pillow (and pillow case) and an eye mask.

Room & Board Berin


For those not in the know, Room & Board is the definition of a buy-it-for-life brand. Its simple sofa hides a high-resiliency foam mattress that rivals that of renowned mattress brands.

West Elm Urban Leather


During the day, this sofa is a luxurious leather couch with deep, plush seats. At night, it’s a queen-sized bed with a spring mattress.

Blu Dot Bank


The Bank’s angular construction makes this sofa a dominant presence in whatever room you put it in. Under that hard exterior is a queen-sized mattress that’s never made you want to sleep on the couch more.

Design Within Reach Tuck


The designers behind the Tuck, Thomas Müller and Jörg Wulff, are fond of sleeper sofas, and their dedication towards the two-in-one sofa is on display in this piece. Slide forward the seat and tuck the back cushions into place for a full-sized bed.

Herman Miller Nelson Daybed

Revered industrial designer George Nelson originally made the Daybed for his own use. Nelson took a decade to fully realize the Nelson Daybed into what we know today — a staple in Herman Miller’s design collection. Keep the bolsters in place for a streamlined sofa, and remove the bolsters to create a no-frills bed.

The 16 Best Sofas and Couches You Can Buy in 2020


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Tyler Chin

Tyler Chin is Gear Patrol’s Editorial Associate for Editorial Operations. He's from Queens, where tempers are short and commutes are long. Too bad the MTA doesn't have a team like Ed-Ops.

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