12 of the Best Sleeper Sofas and Sofa Beds You Can Buy Now

From pull-outs to sectionals to trundles, these sofa beds and sleeper sofas are the best buys on the market right now

A selection of sofa beds and sleepers
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As our homes have evolved to become more flexible, we require each room to be flexible. This is where sleeper sofas and sofa beds come into their own - acting as the perfect example of transitional furniture that can help each room be whatever you want it to be. 

There are many types when it comes to sofa beds, but they tend to fall into two main types - those with a pull-out mattress that folds back under the seat cushions, and the affectionately named 'click-clack' model where the backrest folds down and locks into position. The pull-out sofa is a style that gets away as a 'normal' sofa, while the click-clack is your best budget buy. 

Meanwhile, sleeper sofas are another option altogether - perfect for a guest room but a little more permanent. This option makes a perfect space-saving solution for small homes. If you're in the market for a new sleeper or sofa bed, our edit of the best couches will point you in the right direction for design-led pull-out, fold-down, trundle and sectional sleeper sofas, from some of our favorite stores. 

1. Best fold down sleeper sofa beds

2. Best trundle-style sleeper sofa beds

3. Best sectional sleeper sofa beds

4. Best pull out sofa beds

How to incorporate a sofa bed into a guest room

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Sofa beds are designed more with guests in mind and infrequent use, and won’t hold up as well to a regular night routine, but they do make a perfect addition to a guest room, as opposed to a living room, where it's important to keep the space flexible. The best thing about sofa beds is that when a guest isn't staying over, you can turn it back into a home office or even dressing room - the options are limitless. 

'In a city like San Francisco, where rooms are often small and space, scarce, a guest bedroom needs to be versatile,' says Holly A. Kopman of Holly Kopman Interior Design. 'It should be a place for guests to sleep, but also double as an office, art studio, and dressing room. 

'We designed a guest room that could be used as an office. I also brought in a daybed because it saved floor space and disguised a bed as a sofa and can quickly be turned into a reading room or den.'

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.