'And they're so comfortable!' The 12 best sleeper sofas and sofa beds that feel as good as they look

The 12 best sleeper sofas and sofa beds range from pull outs to sectionals, but they all focus on comfort as much as they do on style

two green and one white sleeper sofas
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Looking for the best sleeper sofas? The way we use our homes has changed significantly. As such multifunctional sofa beds have come into their own, allowing our homes to adapt when required.

Rather than creating a dedicated guest bedroom that's rarely used, adding a sofa bed to a home office or living room allows for better day-to-day use of your square footage and easy adaptation when guests come to stay. A sofa bed can also be the perfect solution for kid's sleepovers.

The new breed of stylish sleeper sofas can also make a space-saving solution for small homes and apartment dwellers who want to entertain guests for more than one evening.

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 the best home decor stores

1. Best pull out sofa beds

2. Best fold down sleeper sofa beds

3. Best trundle-style sleeper sofa beds

4. Best sectional sleeper sofa beds

Is it ok to sleep on a sofa bed every night?

If it were a temporary situation, but we wouldn't recommend sleeping on a sofa bed for the long term, if you have other options. The mattresses are slimmer and don't have the same support as a regular mattress made for a bed.

'There’s certainly no judgment, but it’s not the most comfortable option out there,' says Heather Goerzen, design director at online interiors studio, Havenly. 'Sofa beds are designed more with guests in mind and infrequent use, and won’t hold up as well to a regular night routine.'

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. 

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