Published on February 12, 2019

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Just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean that you have exempt yourself from hosting overnight guests. And short of having to subject your visitors to a blow-up mattress, confining them to a bed (or one that comes close to resembling one) can really go a long way in terms of making them feel comfortable and at home. Hence why a sofa bed (pull-out couch, sleeper sofa, whatever you call it) is one option that can help you achieve just that.

That being said, working within tight quarters means you don’t have the luxury of splurging on an 85″+ sofa. Read on to get the scoop on the best sleeper sofas for small spaces.

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Henley Convertible Sofa, Urban Outfitters, $599

It’s amazing the difference an armless sofa makes in a tiny home—hey, every little square inch counts when you’re tight on floor space. Featuring a mod textured fabric and ultra minimalist wooden legs, this blush-toned sofa reclines into a full-sized bed for easy comfort.

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Lazy Sofa Bed, Andreas Lund for SOFTLINE, $1,732.50

A versatile piece of furniture that can double as a room’s focal point is always a win in our book. This vibrantly colored piece, with its streamlined Scandinavian design, simply requires a swift flip of the backrest to transform it into a spacious bed.

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Anywhere Sleeper Sofa, Urban Outfitters, $399

We don’t know what we love more: the very on-trend olive hue of the fabric or the fact that this sofa is surprisingly lightweight and ultra-compact in size. Though, if we had to choose, we’d probably go with the latter. Simplicity is at the core of the design for this one: fold out the high-density foam seat to reveal the bed, no pull-out mechanism necessary.

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Avalon Apartment Size Sleeper Sofa, Houzz, $1,955.10

Upon first glance, we would be hard-pressed to guess that this one is actually a sleeper sofa. Its chic, two-tone finish will instill the area with a major dose of style thanks to the sleek wooden base frame and the neutral-toned cushions. Seemingly compact, the sofa unfolds to reveal a full-sized mattress within.

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Briar Sleeper Sofa, Joybird, $1,854

It’s not often that we come across a sofa bed that looks like anything but one. This customizable high-style sleeper means you’ll be going home with a relatively unique couch: choose from a wide variety of saturated hues (don’t worry, neutrals are available as well), from three different wood finishes, and between an innerspring or Memory Foam mattress. Its retro-inspired composition, foam bolsters, and handcrafted make earmark this one as a must-have.

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Crashpad Convertible Sleeper Lounger, abc carpet & home, $1,695

Featuring an adjustable backrest that converts into a deeper lounge and bed, this couch was made for the contemporary aesthetic. Sans armrests, the build of this natural-toned sleeper results in a streamlined finish with relaxation at its core. Pair with colorful throw pillows for added style and a dynamic finish.

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Paidge Queen Sleeper Sofa, West Elm, from $1,599

While this one errs towards the larger side, it can still work within a small area due to its relatively streamlined diameter. Featuring hand-finished upholstery, this handcrafted sleeper is available in an array of custom shades and fabrics. With a foldout capability that opens up to a queen-sized mattress, this mod sofa is both chic and spacious.

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Willow Full Sleeper Sofa, Crate & Barrel, $2,149

This traditional piece exudes pure comfort and relaxation courtesy of its laidback composition and casual frame. Versatile enough to fit within a wide variety of decorative schemes, its deep seat and cottage-inspired style would make one hard-pressed to even guess that it’s a sleeper sofa.

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FLOTTEBO Sleeper sofa, Ikea, $529

A sofa that comes with a built-in side table? That’s something we can definitely get behind. While this versatile piece can function as a bed, sofa, and even a daybed, its noteworthy feature is, without a doubt, the clever storage spot built within the arms. To convert from sofa to bed, simply remove the cushions. Yep, it’s as easy as that.

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Courtney Upholstered Sleeper Sofa Bed, Target, $659.99

Constructed of solid wood and a linen-inspired fabric, this convertible sofa is ideal for the urban dweller. Short on space? This one comes sans a pull-out mechanism—simply unfold to go from sofa to bed.

The story was originally published February 2018, it has been updated with new information. 

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