The best IKEA sofa beds

The top 10 IKEA sofa beds, from comfy sofas that double as a convenient guest bed to everyday daybeds for tiny spaces

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We've found 10 of the best IKEA sofa beds, to help you find one that's right for you.

Our guide to the best sofa bed of 2021 pulls together our edit of the most comfortable, design-led sofa beds you can buy right now, but there's no denying IKEA offers a great range of affordable options in its own right; delivering amazing value on fold-out guest beds that are ideal for spare rooms or home offices that double up as guest spaces.

A sofa bed is an essential space-saving solution for any home – and Swedish furniture giant IKEA has a range of sofa beds to suit any budget and space. Whether you’re looking for a compact armchair that folds out into a single bed, a sofa with plenty of space for the family to gather that transforms into a palatial king-size bed, or a practical bed with storage for a child’s bedroom, they’ve got you covered. Read on to discover the best IKEA sofa beds and how to choose the one that’s right for you.

And if you're looking for the most style-savvy sofas around – discover our edit of the best sofas for 2021.

The best IKEA sofa beds

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1. FRIHETEN CORNER SOFA BED WITH STORAGE

The best corner IKEA sofa bed

Specifications
Size: Length: 230cm, Depth: 151cm, Height: 66cm, Seat depth: 78cm, Seat height: 44cm, Bed width: 140cm, Bed length: 204cm
Material: Textile (34% modacrylic, 11% cotton, 55 % polyester), Plywood, Particleboard, Fibreboard, Polyester wadding, Polyurethane foam, Melamine foil
Reasons to buy
+Easy to assemble+Fits into a corner+Has convenient integrated storage—perfect for storing spare bedding
Reasons to avoid
-Not as sturdy as it could be-Mattress is quite hard so some users may find it uncomfortable

If you’re looking for a sofa bed that offers space for lounging, the Friheten corner sofa bed is ideal. The bed pulls out from beneath one side of the sofa, while the other side conceals a storage compartment that’s big enough to fit bedding and pillows.

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2. HAMMARN SOFA BED

The most affordable IKEA sofa bed

Specifications
Size: Length (open): 200cm, Width: 128cm, Depth: 85cm, Height: 78cm, Seat depth: 70cm, Seat height: 38cm, Bed width: 120cm, Bed length: 190cm
Material: Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating, Textile (100% polypropylene), Polyester wadding, Polyurethane foam, Synthetic Rubber
Reasons to buy
+Affordable+Easy to assemble+Small size makes it ideal for small spaces
Reasons to avoid
-Mattress is quite thin—you may need to layer it with a mattress topper-Seat is very deep, so you’ll need to invest in some cushions

IKEA’s most affordable sofa bed also happens to be one of its best reviewed. The £99 Hammarn sofa bed easily transforms from a compact sofa to a bed for two in just 30 seconds. Crying out to be used in IKEA hacks, there’s also enough space underneath the sofa to store bedding when it’s not in use.

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3. HEMNES DAY BED

The best IKEA day bed with storage

Specifications
Size: Length: 209cm, Width: 89cm, Height: 83cm, Bed width: 160cm, Bed length: 200cm, Mattress length: 200cm, Mattress width: 80cm
Material: Solid Pine, Fibreboard, Acrylic paint, Polyester paint, Particleboard, Melamine foil, Plastic foil
Reasons to buy
+Country chic style that will fit into both traditional and contemporary interiors+Comfortable mattress+Plenty of integrated storage+Can be used as a child’s bed or a single bed, or easily pulls out into a king size bed
Reasons to avoid
-Tricky to assemble-Mattress and bed linen are sold separately

This clever piece of furniture is seriously versatile—it’s a sofa, single bed, double bed and storage all in one. The classic Shaker-style design will fit easily into country chic interiors, and it looks particularly pretty layered with blankets and throw pillows in neutral shades or nautical stripes. 

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4. ASARUM THREE-SEAT SOFA BED

The most minimal IKEA sofa bed

Specifications
Size: Width: 191cm, Depth: 83cm, Height: 75cm, Bed width: 130cm, Bed length: 191cm
Material: Textile (9% cotton, 26% modacrylic, 65 % polyester), Solid wood, Particleboard, Fibreboard, Polyurethane foam, Polyester wadding, Polyester fibres, Non-woven polypropylene, Steel, Plastic Zip, Plastic legs
Reasons to buy
+Minimalist style that will fit into contemporary interiors+Easy to assemble+Simple to convert into a bed+Fits easily into small spaces+Storage for bedding
Reasons to avoid
-Cover doesn’t come off for washing-Mattress is quite hard, so you may need to add a mattress topper

If you’re looking for a simple, minimalist sofa bed that will fit into a small space, you can’t go past the Asarum three-seat sofa bed. The seat is cantilevered over a handy storage compartment making the sofa appear less visually bulky than similar pieces.

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5. ASKEBY SOFA BED

The best IKEA sofa bed for children

Specifications
Size: Width: 149cm, Depth: 72cm, Height: 72cm, Seat width: 110cm, Seat depth: 50cm, Seat height: 38cm, Bed width: 110cm, Bed length: 198cm
Material: Textile (100% cotton), Cardboard, Particleboard, Polyurethane foam, Non-woven polyester, Polyester fibres, Plastic
Reasons to buy
+Small size, so easily fits small spaces+Easy to assemble+Lightweight+Cushion covers zip off for easy washing
Reasons to avoid
-It’s quite small as both a bed and a sofa—probably best suited for children-The sofa may sag over time

This sturdy sofa unpacks into a bed that sits on the floor—meaning there’s no risk of flimsy frames or easily-damaged mechanisms. Its small size makes it ideal for children’s rooms and it’s available in a bright golden yellow, for a pop of on-trend colour.

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6. FLOTTEBO SOFA BED

The most fun and sculptural IKEA sofa bed

Specifications
Size: Height including back cushions: 79cm, Width: 200cm, Depth: 120cm, Seat depth: 92cm, Seat height: 46cm, Bed width: 120cm, Bed length: 200cm
Material: Textile (7% cotton, 20% modacrylic, 73 % polyester), Moulded layer-glued wood veneer, Adhesive resin as coating, Polyurethane foam, Polyester wadding, Non-woven polypropylene, Steel springs
Reasons to buy
+Bold, modern style that will make a statement+Available in grey, beige and bright purple+Integrated storage for bedding+No need to fold out into a bed—simply remove the cushions
Reasons to avoid
-Takes some time to assemble-Works best pushed up against a wall as the non-slip material on the base of the cushions won’t hold them in place unsupported

The sculptural form of this sofa bed takes inspiration directly from the Sixties, with fun moveable cushions that can be used as backrests and arm rests as needed. When you want to transform it into a bed, simply remove the cushions and you’re ready to bunk down.

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7. LYCKSELE CHAIR BED

The sofa bed for small spaces

Specifications
Size: Width: 80cm, Depth: 100cm, Height: 87cm, Seat depth: 60cm, Seat height: 39cm, Bed width: 80cm, Bed length: 188cm
Material: Textile (100% cotton), Polyurethane foam, Polyester wadding, Non-woven polypropylene, Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
Reasons to buy
+Compact size makes it perfect for tiny spaces+The cover is available in a variety of fun patterns and bright colours 
Reasons to avoid
-Slightly smaller than a regular single bed-Cover is sold separately

This armchair bed is ideal if you’re seriously tight on space—think studio apartment or student accommodation—and you still need to squeeze in a spare bed on occasion. Simply remove the patterned cover and fold the chair out into a single bed.

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8. VIMLE TWO-SEAT SOFA BED

The best modular IKEA sofa bed

Specifications
Size: Bed height: 53cm, Height including back cushions: 83cm, Height backrest: 68cm, Width: 190cm, Depth: 98cm, Total depth folded out: 241cm, Armrest width: 15cm, Armrest height: 68cm, Seat width: 160cm, Seat depth: 55cm, Seat height: 48cm, Bed width: 140cm, Bed length: 200cm, Mattress thickness: 12cm
Material: Cotton, Polyester, Polyester wadding, Polyurethane foam, Plywood, Particleboard, Solid wood, Fibreboard, Steel, Plastic, Polyester fibre balls,
Reasons to buy
+Modular design that allows you to extend the sofa as needed+Good quality+Super thick mattress
Reasons to avoid
-More expensive than other IKEA sofa beds

This sofa bed is one of a number of sofa modules in the VIMLE range that can be mixed and matched to create the sofa you need. If you need to make it larger, simply add extra modules. The clean, modern design will suit most interiors, and it’s available in a range of colours—we love the Dalstorp multicolour upholstery.

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9. FLEKKE DAY BED

The most simple IKEA day bed

Specifications
Size: Length: 207cm, Width: 88cm, Height: 86cm, Bed width: 169cm, Bed length: 207cm, Mattress length: 200cm, Mattress width: 80cm
Material: Textile (7% cotton, 20% modacrylic, 73 % polyester), Solid pine, Fibreboard, Particleboard, Melamine foil, Plastic foil, Steel springs, Polyurethane foam, Polyester wadding, Non-woven polypropylene, Acrylic paint, Plastic, 100% recycled paper
Reasons to buy
+Ideal size for a children’s bed+Easy to assemble+Large storage compartments+Practical corner headboard that can be attached on the right or left side of the bed
Reasons to avoid
-Once the headboards are attached they can’t be removed

This day bed is another great option for kids' bedrooms. In the daybed format, it’s the ideal size for a child’s bed, and it unfolds into a large double bed that’s perfect for sleepovers. Simply add a big pile of comfy throw cushions to transform the bed into a cosy sofa during the day.

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10. HOLMSUND THREE-SEAT SOFA BED

The most elegant IKEA sofa bed

Specifications
Size: Height (including back cushions): 96cm, Height backrest: 79cm, Width: 230cm, Depth: 99cm, Seat depth: 60cm, Seat height: 44cm, Bed width: 140cm, Bed length: 200cm
Material: Textile (7% cotton, 20% modacrylic, 73 % polyester), Solid pine, Fibreboard, Particleboard, Melamine foil, Plastic foil, Steel springs, Polyurethane foam, Polyester wadding, Non-woven polypropylene, Acrylic paint, Plastic, 100% recycled paper
Reasons to buy
+Elegant and timeless design+Integrated storage for bedding+Durable polyester upholstery+Sofa cover available to buy separately
Reasons to avoid
-Large size may be difficult to maneuver -Tricky to assemble

This three-seat sofa has an elegant fabric cover that conceals the legs and mechanisms, making it ideal for use in your everyday living space. The five oversize pillows make for cosy lounging, and easily pack away into the storage compartment when it’s time to transform the sofa into a bed.


How to choose the best IKEA sofa bed

The Swedish furniture giant has an excellent range of sofa beds to suit every need and budget, from neat armchairs that fold out into convenient single guest beds to sofa beds that are comfy enough for everyday use in a studio apartment. If you’re planning to use the sofa regularly as a bed, it’s worth trying to visit the store to test out the mattress, as we all have different preferences when it comes to firmness. Also consider how the sofa transitions into a bed—some are much easier to transform than others. As a general rule, anything that folds out on a metal frame will be trickier to maneuver than a mattress that pulls out from underneath the sofa. Size is also a key consideration, with everything from compact armchairs that fold out into single beds to sofas the size of a double bed. Whatever size you’re looking for, it’s essential that you ensure there’s enough space to comfortably move around the bed when it’s folded out.

What is the best IKEA sofa bed?

While it’s a bit pricier than other models on this list, we love the clean lines and modular design of the VIMLE two-seat sofa bed. If you’re looking for a simple solution on a tight budget, however, it’s hard to go past the affordable HAMMARN sofa bed.

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