The best sleeper sofas in 2024, plus where to buy them

The best sleeper sofas deliver comfortable couches and cozy beds in one space-saving piece.

Best sleeper sofa from Apt2B against a wooden wall.
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As a kid, I slept on a sleeper sofa for six months while my house got renovated. I loved pulling out my bed from the couch at the end of every day: it felt like a never-ending sleepover. My parents loved it, too: our sleeper sofa was quick to fold and convenient to store.

Don't get me wrong: even the best sleeper sofa is no substitute for a real bed. Your standard sleeper sofa features a thinner, less supportive mattress for the sake of storage space. I wouldn't recommend sleeping on one of these sofas for more than a night or two at a time: otherwise, you're putting yourself at risk of aches and pains. 

With the right sleeper sofa, though, you won't have to sacrifice comfort for convenience. When you shop at the best home stores, you can choose the mattress that suits your sleep needs, arrange the chaise to fit your space, and find the fabrics that complement your color palette. Soon, you'll be able to host guests without a guest room in total confidence. 

As H&G's resident sleep writer, I'll never recommend a poor quality bed. I've scoured the specifications and read countless customer reviews of each sofa to make sure I'm bringing you the best sleeper sofas for every style of room and size of budget. 

The best sleeper sofas 2024

If you know you want a sleeper sofa, but these ones just aren't doing it for you, then take a look through our list of the best sleeper sofa brands: you might just be inspired.


Mulholland Drive Sleeper Sectional in a living room.

(Image credit: Apt2B)

Apt2B offers over 400 sleeper sofas, with full and queen-sized mattresses, made from innerspring and memory foam, upholstered in velvet and linen in all sorts of shades. Theirs is the widest range of any home store on the market. There are sectional sofas, which you can arrange to suit your space, as well as apartment size sleepers that would fit right into smaller dorms.

My pick: Melrose Reversible Chaise Sleeper Sofa Bed

Pricing: $$$-$$$$

Pottery Barn

Chesterfield Roll Arm Upholstered Sleeper Sofa in a living room.

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Sleeper sofas can get seriously expensive. Some of the best can cost upwards of $5000. Though most of the time, you get what you pay for, you can find quality pieces at lower prices at Pottery Barn. There are slipcovered sleeper sofas for quick and convenient cleaning, as well as Chesterfield-style sofas with dramatic deep tufting.   

My pick: Cameron Slope Arm Upholstered Sleeper Sofa

Pricing: $$-$$$$


Latitude Run Dasara Sleeper Sofa in a living room.

(Image credit: Wayfair)

The best sleeper sofas cost hundreds, rather than thousands, of dollars on Wayfair. Though many of them require assembly, you can opt for free white glove delivery and let professional packers do it for you. These aren't the most stylish sleeper sofas, but they're sturdy, filled with high-density foam for seat support and reinforced with hardwood frames. 

My pick: Serta Sabrina Convertible Sleeper Sofa

Pricing: $-$$

Serena and Lily

Conover sleeper sofa against a white background.

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Serena & Lily sell some of the most expensive sleeper sofas on the market, but you really do get what you pay for. Each piece is handcrafted in North Carolina and made from sustainably sourced materials. These deep-seated sofas can accommodate king-sized mattresses to accommodate multiple guests and taller sleepers. Best of all, they're highly customizable: you can choose from hundreds of fabric finishes. 

My pick: Conover Sleeper Sofa

Pricing: $$$-$$$$$

Ashley Furniture

Altari Sleeper Sofa in a living room.

(Image credit: Ashley Furniture)

Ashley stocks all kinds of sleeper sofas, from sectional to chaises. While you won't find the range of upholstery options you get at Apt2B or Serena & Lily, Ashley makes classic sofas in warm neutral tones that should blend beautifully into any background. These sleeper sofas are reinforced with hardwood frames and corner-blocked for extra stability. 

My pick: Tibbee Full Sofa Sleeper

Pricing: $-$$$

West Elm

Shelter Sleeper Sofa in a living room.

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The best sleeper sofas are just as comfortable couches as they are spare beds. The selection at West Elm is suitable for daily as well as nightly use. The back cushions are wrapped in fiber, rather than foam, for greater give, and supported with high-gauge sinuous springs. These sofas are handcrafted and expertly joined to last for decades. 

My pick: Harmony Modular Sleeper Sofa

Pricing: $$-$$$


Katina Sleeper Sofa against a beige background.

(Image credit: Anthropologie)

At first glance, Anthropologie has a limited selection of sleeper sofas. There are just four designs, though each comes in a wide range of fabric types and finishes. One sleeper contains a trundle bed for quick and convenient conversion, as well as removable and reversible cushions to suit sleep and style preferences. Most Anthropologie sleepers are made to order, though the Athena Sleeper Sofa is ready to ship. 

My pick: Denver Trundle Sleeper Sofa

Pricing: $$-$$$

Williams Sonoma

Sonoma Ultimate Sleeper Sofa in a living room.

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Sleeper sofas at Williams Sonoma come in every size from twin through to King. You can shop for standard cushions with high-resiliency foam cores or pay a premium for down blend cushions for a softer feel. Each sleeper can be disassembled to fit through narrow doors and entryways, so they're suitable for smaller apartments and even dorms. 

My pick: Sonoma Ultimate Sleeper Sofa

Pricing: $$$-$$$$$

Lulu and Georgia

Lotte Sleeper Sofa in a living room.

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Though sleeper sofas are new to the range at Lulu & Georgia, some are already among their bestsellers. These sofas come in warm neutral shades such as camel linen and apricot velvet, as well as a few brighter pieces in light blues and rich terracottas. Each seat is supported by high-strength webbing, while the frames are made from real wood for an authentic finish.

My pick: Coniston Sleeper Sofa by Ginny Macdonald

Pricing: $$$-$$$$


Pavo Trundle Sleeper Sofa against a gray background.

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If you're shopping for a high-quality sofa bed, and you're willing to splurge, you'll find lots to like at Arhaus. There are trundle and sectional designs to suit smaller spaces, as well as luxury sleeper sofas to accommodate king-sized mattresses. Each piece is handcrafted and expertly upholstered in North Carolina and reinforced with a durable steel frame. 

My pick: Filmore Air Sleeper Sofa

Pricing: $$$-$$$$$


Momspeace Futon Sofa Bed in a living room.

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If you're just looking for a decent sleeper sofa, and you aren't too fussed about storage space or seat support, then you'll appreciate the wide range and low prices at Walmart. Their faux-leather sofas look and feel like the real thing, but they're so much easier to maintain. You can choose from innerspring and memory foam mattresses to suit your sleep needs, though you'll be hard pressed to find a mattress bigger than a queen. 

My pick: Mainstays Loveseat Sleeper Sofa

Pricing: $-$$ 


Queen Andrea Convertible Futon Sleeper Sofa in a living room.

(Image credit: Target)

Target don't make many sleeper sofas. While they sell tens of thousands of ordinary sofas, there are only a few hundred sleepers to choose from. These sleepers are best suited to smaller apartments and can comfortably accommodate single sleepers. They mostly come in classic shades of gray with plenty of modern conveniences, such as USB ports and storage bags. 

My pick: Yaheetech Convertible Sofa Bed

Pricing: $-$$

Crate and Barrel

Fuller Sleeper Sofa in a living room.

(Image credit: Crate & Barrel)

The best sleeper sofas at Crate & Barrel come with plenty of storage space. Each chaise conceals space for cozy blankets and spare bedding, while the loveseats open up into queen- or even king-sized bed bases. These sleepers come in sectional components that can be disassembled to fit through narrow passages, though you can't reconfigure the sections to suit your space. 

My pick: Fuller Sleeper Sectional

Pricing: $$-$$$$


Una Gray Fabric Sleeper Sofa in a living room.

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You can tell these cushions are soft and squishy just by looking at them. The deep-seated sofas at CB2 offer plenty of space to sprawl and transition seamlessly from day to night, folding out into queen-sized sleepers. The full-length arms become the headboard and the footboard, while those comfortable cushions can be repurposed as pillows in a pinch. 

My pick: Claremont Ivory Boucle Sleeper Sofa

Pricing: $$$-$$$$


Friheten Sleeper Sofa in a living room.

(Image credit: IKEA)

Finally, where else but the home of flat pack furniture? IKEA sleepers are easy to assemble and come with plenty of storage space for easy access to spare bedding. IKEA categorizes each of their sleeper sofas as firm or soft, so it's easy to shop for the surface that suits you. These aren't the prettiest sleepers on the market, but they're practical and reasonably priced. 

My pick: Vretstorp Sleeper Sofa

Pricing: $-$$

How to choose sleeper sofas

We've written a whole feature on how to buy a sleeper sofa that suits your needs. If you don't have time to read it all, here are the highlights. 

If you're shopping for a larger living room with plenty of floor space, then you can buy just about any sort of sleeper sofa. If you want to fit a sofa into a smaller space, you'll appreciate a corner or sectional sofa that you can arrange to suit your room.

What size of sleeper sofa you should get depends on how many guests you're looking to accommodate at once. Most sleeper sofas come with a full or queen-sized bed base, which should be large enough for most adult sleepers.

The best frames are made from solid hardwood, which can be kiln-dried for extra durability. As far as cushions go, it's a matter of personal preference. You can choose between high-density, high-resiliency foam, or a foam, feathers and fiber combination for a little more give. 

Best sleeper sofa FAQs

Which is the best sleeper sofa?

For our money, the Pacifica Trundle Sleeper Sofa is the best you can get. With sink-in cushions and slender track arms, it's just as comfortable a couch as it is a bed. Plus, it's pretty affordable for a multifunctional piece.

With that said, the best sleeper sofa is the one that best suits your needs. Customers should consider whether they want to use their sofa primarily for sitting or sleeping, and shop accordingly. The best sofas have solid wood frames, soft and squishy seat cushions, and come in a wide range of colors. Meanwhile, the best beds come with the best mattresses that support you while you sleep.

If you want space to sprawl, your best bet is a chaise, corner, or sectional sleeper sofa. These couches have long, plush cushions so that you can stretch your legs. 

What size sleeper sofa do I need?

What size of mattress you need for your sleeper sofa depends on how many guests you're hosting and how tall they are. 

A full mattress measures W54 x L75". It can comfortably accommodate one sleeper: two in a pinch. Measuring W60 x L80", a queen-sized mattress is more comfortable for multiple sleepers, especially if they are more than six feet tall. 

Most sleeper sofas claim to contain full or queen-sized mattresses, but make sure to check the measurements. Some sleeper sofa mattresses come up a little shorter or narrower than standard size. 

Which is the best sleeper sofa mattress material?

Which mattress material is best all comes down to who's sleeping on it. 

The best mattresses for side sleepers are soft and supportive, designed to alleviate pressure from your joints. Most often, these are memory foam mattresses. Front sleepers need a firmer surface to maintain the natural alignment of their spine. Old-school innersprings tend to be firmer than modern memory-foam mattresses. 

If you want to host multiple guests, all of whom have different sleep needs, then your best bet is a medium-firm mattress, which should suit most sleep styles. 

Final thoughts

If a sleeper sofa just isn't for you, but you're still looking for an affordable and adaptable spare bed, consider a futon mattress. These flexible folding beds are ideal for relaxing or hosting overnight guests, and they fit right into smaller spaces.

Emilia Hitching
Sleep Editor

Emilia is our resident sleep writer. She spends her days tracking down the lowest prices on the best bedding and spends her nights testing it out from the comfort of her own home – it's a dream job. Her quest to learn how to sleep better has taken her all around the world, from mattress factories in Arizona to sleep retreats in Scandinavia. Before she joined Homes & Gardens, Emilia studied English at the University of Oxford. She also worked on the other side of the aisle, writing press releases for regional newspapers and crafting copy for Sky. 

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