Whether you are a first time homeowner or looking to turn over your apartment furniture for the millionth time, one fact is certain: buying furniture can seem like risky business. It is expensive, takes up a lot of room in your house, and can make your living space feel less like a storage facility and more like a place of rest. And most importantly- it needs to be functional!
Sleeper sofas are the epitome of style and function. When buying a sleeper sofa, customers are looking for the functionality of a couch and the comfort of a bed. Let’s be honest, you want to ensure that your guests get a good night’s rest regardless of where they place their heads but you also do not want to spend an arm and a leg on an expensive living room bed.
Research is key ensuring that your hard-earned money goes towards a piece of furniture that will last for a long time and that you’ll love no matter what season of life you happen to find yourself inside of. Here is a list of several popular sleeper sofas that might be worth your while. Some people like the sectional sleeper sofa, and some like the more classic traditions type. (But hey, if you do not find something that you are in love with on this list, at least you will walk away with a concept or idea of what you are looking for!)
The Best Sleeper Sofas
Dorel Home Products’ Emily Splitback Futon
This sleeper sofa is a tufted faux leather, pull-down sofa and couch. It measures 32” high, 71” wide, and 34” deep when it is folded up into a seat. There are several awesome features about this couch including its’ mix and match pieces that can be shipped right to your door. It is a multi-position sofa which means that it can be set up in several different variations while still functioning as a couch. It is composed of a resistant faux-leather material that is stain repellent and that can be wiped clean. The sofa changes into a bed with a few clicks backwards and the mattress is made out of high-density polyester and foam, making it a firm mattress.
There is some assembly required upon delivery. This sofa is great for homes with a more modern look and for rooms with clean lines and empty spaces. As for cons, the stitching does not seem to hold up against a lot of wear and tear and might not be suitable for homes with children. There is no extra storage area for those looking to get an extra bit of functionality out of their piece. The couch retails for about $160 on most competitive online retailers.
Simmons Upholstery Santa Monica Vintage Leather Sofa
Made out of soft bonded leather, this wooden framed sofa has large turned legs and a semi-attached back with an extra padded front rail. It opens with a steal trampoline mechanism to reveal a queen sized bed with a 4.5 innerspring mattress. Secondary features include a dual locking TV headrest, accent toss pillows and welting on the seats. It is the perfect option for a home that wants the elegance and comfort of leather seating with the added option of hosting guests for an overnight. The leather does wear in quickly and homeowners that want a firmer seat and mattress might want to look at another option. However, for the price, this is an excellent upgrade to the worn out college seating that might be currently adorning your apartment. Since this couch uses high-quality soft leather, it generally retails for $1,000 at most major outlets.
Full Sleeper Sofa by Famous Brand
This sofa can certainly go the distance. If you want to put your money down once for an excellent sleeper sofa – this is certainly the pick. The frame of each sofa is GSA tested, the corners are all glued, blocked, and stapled and each seat and back spring rail is cut from ⅞” hardwood. The real selling point of this sofa is the leather match upholstery in Braxton leather which feels top-notch while also being protected and wearable. The bed is simple to open although many customers seem to cite that the actual mattress can be rather thin. However, for an active household with the occasional guest, this couch could be a domestic lifesaver. Each sofa retails for approximately $1,200 in online and in store retailers.
Baja Convert-a-Couch and Sofa Bed
This sofa sleeper converts into a full-sized bed with a simple push of the hand. It features of powder-coated steel frame, stain-resistant microfiber upholstery, and 576 independently wrapped pocket coils for a comfortably seating system for both lounging and sleeping. The best news? Because of the set-up of this convertible bed, there is no need to move around tables or cushions to make it into an overnight sleeping arrangement. The 10” pillow top offers two types of seating for the price of one. The sofa comfortably seats three and there is extra storage space available underneath the seat cushion. This couch is large and might not work for families that need a certainly amount of space sufficiency. However, if you have the room, this product might be worth a look. It retails at $500 at most competitive outlets.
Four excellent products at reasonable price points! Again, these sofas might not be your match made in heaven but hopefully it will get your brain moving. After all- it is your living space! You should fill it with useful furniture that you will love for years to come.