We've found 10 of the best IKEA sofa beds, to help you find one that's right for you.
We've shared our guide of the best sofa beds, which includes a range of options across a whole host of popular brands, but we can't argue the fact that IKEA sofa beds prove popular in their own right, as they offer amazing value and are perfect 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.
The best IKEA sofa beds
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.
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. There’s also enough space underneath the sofa to store bedding when it’s not in use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.