The best sofa beds

Here’s our pick of the best sofa beds you can buy. Create some extra room in your home with these clever sofa bed designs...

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We've gathered together 8 of the best sofa beds – you're bound to find the perfect one for you.

Transform your living room into a guest bedroom—or get a tiny studio apartment working double time—with a stylish and practical sofa bed. From a lush velvet sofa bed that adds a glamorous touch to an interior, to the perfect bed for kids’ sleepovers and a compact armchair that folds out into a single bed, we’ve done all the hard work in rounding up the best sofa beds on the market today. We’ve also put together some clever tips and tricks for choosing the right sofa bed for you, so you can sleep easy.

The best sofa beds

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1. HEAL’S 40 WINKS SOFA BED

The most glamorous vintage-style sofa bed

Specifications
Size: Height: 79cm, Width: 210cm, Depth: 54cm, Seat height: 38cm, Bed length: 210cm, Bed width: 115cm, Internal seat width: 210cm, Internal seat depth: 54cm
Reasons to buy
+Luxe vintage style that would fit an eclectic interior+Click-clack mechanism makes it easy to use+The two sofa backs move independently into three positions, meaning you can configure the sofa bed as needed+High quality pocket sprung base, where each spring is individually wrapped in a fabric casing to ensure comfort+On sale
Reasons to avoid
-You’ll need to use a relatively thick mattress topper to create a flat surface for sleeping-No storage for bedding

This luxurious blue velvet sofa bed takes its design cues from the iconic Chesterfield sofa, with deep button detailing on the upholstery. The robust metal frame gives it a modern touch, and the easy-to-use click-clack mechanism easily transforms the two backs of the sofa independently into three positions—upright, relaxed and flat.

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2. MADE.COM HARU SMALL SOFA BED

The best compact sofa bed

Specifications
Size: Height: 78cm, Width: 120cm, Depth: 86cm, Mattress length: 182cm, Mattress width: 120cm, Mattress depth: 26cm
Material: Fabric composition: 100% Polyester, Foam type: Polyethylene, Legs: Metal
Reasons to buy
+Compact size makes it perfect for small spaces+Fun faux sheepskin upholstery inspired by Scandi hygge style+Affordable
Reasons to avoid
-Professional cleaning only-While it’s the same width as a standard double, it’s only 182cm long—so may be a bit short for some-Recommended for occasional usage

If you need to squeeze a sofa bed into a small space, you can’t go past this armchair sofa bed by Made.com. The faux sheepskin brings an element of Scandi style to the interior, and makes for a cosy bed that guests will love to snuggle into. Due to its small size, however, it’s probably best suited for one person rather than a couple.

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3. PINO KIDS HIGH SLEEPER WITH SOFABED

The best sofa bed for kids’ sleepovers

Specifications
Size: Length: 208.3cm, Width: 105.2cm (207cm with sofa bed pulled out), Height: 174.4cm, Sofa bed length: 189.7cm, Sofa bed width: 75.7cm
Material: DF, Solid Scandinavian pine, Lacquer finish
Reasons to buy
+Single piece of furniture that combines bunk bed, desk, shelves and sofa bed, making it perfect for small bedrooms+Clean minimal design that will suit most interiors
Reasons to avoid
-Mattress for bunk bed is sold separately-Self-assembly required

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This clever piece of furniture is everything you need for a kid’s bedroom packed into one slick design—there’s a bed up top, with a desk and a sofa that folds out into a bed for sleepovers below. There’s also the option of adding shelves.

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4. JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS FLUTED MEDIUM 2 SEATER SOFA BED

The best pastel pink sofa bed

Specifications
Size: Height: 77cm, Width: 182cm, Depth: 110cm
Material: Filling Composition: Foam, Fibre; Frame material: Rubberwood, Birch wood, Pine wood
Reasons to buy
+Soft pink upholstery with brass details on the legs that give it a pretty vintage charm+Easy-to-use click-clack mechanism+15-year guarantee on the frame
Reasons to avoid
-No storage for bedding

This pretty pink sofa bed from John Lewis doesn’t look like your typical sofa bed—rather it’s a romantic nod to glamorous bygone eras. The ridged back and brass-tipped timber legs showcase the craftsmanship, and it goes from sofa to bed in one simple movement.

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5. HABITAT KOTA THREE-SEATER SOFA BED

The best Scandi-style sofa bed

Specifications
Size: Width: 89cm, Height: 90cm, Depth: 102cm, Seat height: 46cm, Open sofa bed depth: 123cm
Material: Cover: 100% Polyester velvet; Structure: Eucalyptus and plywood; Seat and back cushions: Foam with a fibre top; Feet: light wood; Seat suspension type: Sprung base; Sofa bed mattress type: Foam and fibre wrapped springs
Reasons to buy
+Has a chic Scandi style that will work well in modern interiors+Luxurious velvet upholstery+Compact size makes it suitable for small spaces+Easy to fold out into a bed+Affordable
Reasons to avoid
-Sofa bed mattress only suitable for occasional use-Might be a little small for use by a couple

The green velvet upholstery and blonde wood legs give this affordable sofa bed a Scandi chic style—add some graphic patterned cushions and a cosy throw rug to complete the look. To transform it into a bed, simply pull the support out from the base and fold down the back. 

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6. SOFA.COM ISAAC SOFA BED

The best sofa bed for laid back luxury

Specifications
Size: Width: 175cm, Internal width: 132cm, Height: 92cm, Depth: 95cm, Seat height: 47cm, Seat depth: 62cm, Length: 262cm, Mattress length: 185cm, Mattress width: 134cm, Internal length: 220cm, Extended sofa bed depth: 220cm
Material: Upholstery: Brushed linen cotton, Seat cushions: Feather-wrapped foam; Back cushions: 100% Feather
Reasons to buy
+Stylish loose linen cover that brings a relaxed style to the living room+Removable cover for easy washing+Corner style offers plenty of space for lounging
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-Mattress is 185cm—so slightly short

Channel relaxed beachside vibes with this large corner sofa with a stylish washed linen cover, which looks great piled high with cushions in complementary neutral colours. There’s plenty of seating space, making it perfect for family homes and it folds out into a double-sized bed. 

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7. DUNELM NOVA SOFA BED

The best minimal sofa bed

Specifications
Size: Sofa height: 95cm, Sofa width: 145cm, Sofa depth: 88cm, Bed height: 51cm, Bed width: 128cm, Bed depth: 120cm, Seat height: 51cm, Seat width: 120cm, Seat depth: 56cm
Material: Polyester, Eucalyptus, Plastic, Foam
Reasons to buy
+Minimal design suits contemporary interiors+Compact design makes it perfect for small spaces+Easy to assemble
Reasons to avoid
-Very small sleeping area

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If you’re searching for a compact sofa bed with a sleek, minimal design, check out the Nova sofa bed. To add a touch of softness, pair the soft-touch grey upholstery with a knitted or faux fur blanket. Keep in mind, however, that the sleeping area is very small—so it’s probably best for occasional use.

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8. FURNITURE VILLAGE COMFI FABRIC PILLOW BACK CORNER SOFA WITH CHAISE END SOFA BED

The best corner sofa bed

Specifications
Size: Height: 96cm, Depth (left): 95cm, Depth (right): 218cm, Width: 249cm, Sofa bed length: 185cm, Sofa bed width: 133cm, Mattress depth: 6cm
Material: Fabric, Wood, Metal, Fibre
Reasons to buy
+Timeless, classic design+Corner style sofa that offers plenty of seating space+On sale
Reasons to avoid
-Mattress is quite thin, so you may need to use a mattress topper-No storage for bedding

This corner sofa bed boasts a classic style that will never go out of fashion—and, best of all, the modular design offers a range of customisable features, so you can create the perfect sofa for your needs. The chenille fabric upholstery adds a touch of luxury.

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 sofa bed

The most important thing to do before choosing a sofa bed is to measure the space where you plan to put it—you’ll want to make sure there’s plenty of room around the bed when it’s folded out. Apart from size, one of the biggest differentiators when it comes to choosing a sofa bed is the way the bed folds out. Avoid any mechanisms that are overly complicated or look flimsy. “Click-clack” sofa beds are the easiest to use as you simply fold the back of the sofa down to create the bed—although you may have to use a mattress topper to create a smooth sleeping surface. Also make sure to check the quality of the mattress. Generally speaking, pocket sprung mattresses will offer the most support and be more breathable than a foam mattress. If you want a durable bed that will stand the test of time, look for a frame constructed from hardwood or a combination of hardwood and plywood. If you can, it’s a good idea to try before you buy—after all, one person’s dream bed could be your nightmare!

What is the best sofa bed?

To recap... we love the super practical design of the Pino Kids High Sleeper, which can turn even the smallest bedroom into the perfect hangout and study space. If you’re looking for something more grown up, however, we love the glam style and blue velvet upholstery of the Heal’s 40 Winks sofa bed.