The Best Sofa Beds For 2024
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The Best Sofa Beds For 2024

Sofa beds don’t have to be purely functional; these designs are luxurious pieces of furniture as well as practical space-savers.

Sofa beds are not only practical space-savers, offering a place for guests to sleep when the other bedrooms are full; now, many of them are as chic and stylish as regular sofas, and as comfortable as regular beds, something which certainly wasn’t the case a few years ago. So which are the best on the market? Below, we bring you the very best options that absolutely don’t compromise on style.

The Best Sofa Beds

Our favourite retailers have seriously stepped up their game in recent years when it comes to sofa beds – they are no longer uncomfortable places to lay your head, nor are they purely functional-looking either. From the likes of Sofas & Stuff to Loaf and Dreams, excellent luxury sofa beds can be purchased whether you need a smaller option for a guest bedroom, or something to double up as your main sofa.

But before purchasing, you’ll need to consider whether you’re after a traditional pull-out sofa bed, which usually folds out from the base of the sofa, and has a mattress, or a ‘clic-clac’ option, which sees the back of the sofa laid down to create a space on which to sleep.

It’s also important to work out your priorities: do you need a double sofa bed, with space for two people to sleep on (in which case, a corner variety could be ideal), or are you looking for a space-saving option designed for just one person? And how important is an easy sofa bed for you (i.e an option that takes little effort to turn from a sofa to a bed)?

These are a few of the best sofa beds around:

  • Sofas & Stuff Alwinton Sofa Bed
  • OKA Egerton Sofa Bed
  • Willow & Hall Bayfield Chaise Sofa Bed
  • Swoon Porto Sofa Bed
  • Barker & Stonehouse Bennett Brown Leather Sofa Bed
  • Dreams Gallway 3-Seater Corner Clic-Clac Sofa Bed
  • Darlings of Chelsea The Barnet Single Bed in a Box
  • Swyft MODEL 04 3-Seater Sofa Bed
  • Loaf Smooch Sofa Bed
  • Dreams Cork Small Double A-Frame Sofa Bed

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Beige sofa bed

Sofas & Stuff

Alwinton Sofa Bed, from £4,396, sofasandstuff.com

The Alwinton sofa bed looks just like a regular 3-seater couch, with a classic Howard style-design and a timeless beige colourway (though there are plenty of other colour options to choose from) – but underneath, it holds a pull-out deluxe natural sprung mattress designed to give you a fantastic night’s sleep. The sofa itself simply oozes luxury, with a hardwood frame and duck feather cushions, and it could absolutely take pride of place in a living room; don’t relegate this to a spare bedroom or loft space. This double sofa bed is an all-time bestseller at Sofas & Stuff for a reason.

White sofa bed

OKA

Egerton Sofa Bed, £5,300, oka.com

For those who prefer a stylish sofa bed that’s more contemporary and minimalist in design, there’s no better choice than this model from OKA. Handmade in the UK, the sofa itself has sloping arms and plump seat cushions with removable covers. And underneath said seat cushions is the bed, which is easily pulled out onto two spring legs – a natural sprung mattress is included to create what is a small double bed. For the environmentally conscious, the sofa frame is handmade in the UK, from sustainably sourced European beech and birch hardwood. And best of all, you can choose from a huge array of fabrics to cover this sofa in, so if you don’t like the displayed light grey, it’s not a problem. Pick from a multitude of velvets, linens, basket weave fabrics, boucle, wool or linen; the choices are endless. 

Grey double sofa bed

Willow & Hall

Bayfield Chaise Sofa Bed, from £2,115, willowandhall.co.uk

Want a corner sofa bed that’s luxe and spacious enough for your main living area, and that also doubles as an uber-comfy sleeping space? This chaise four-seater sofa, which has a solid hardwood frame and can be made from a selection of over 150 different fabrics, could be the one. We love the simple, clean lines of the Bayfield, and the fact that you can choose from three different seat cushion filling materials made of fibre or foam. For the times when guests are over, you also have three different mattress options; an open sprung, a pocket sprung, and a memory foam, though the latter two will cost you a little extra. We also love that, as it’s a corner sofa, it creates a cosy sofa nook when the bed is pulled out, to cocoon guests in their sleeping position, and even to act as a handy bedside table.

Pink velvet sofa bed

Swoon

Porto Sofa Bed, from £2,099, swooneditions.com

Swoon’s Porto bed is a three-seater sofa, and is an on-trend mid-century design that will work with an array of decor style, though it particularly suits a more modern space. With a button back and straight, architectural arms, it’s a fantastic, structured piece that would look just as sleek in a home office as it would in a living space. This is a double, pull-out sofa bed, and it comes complete with a medium-firm sprung mattress which easily folds out from the base of the bed after lifting the seat cushions off. Said cushions also have handy removable covers, to ensure care and upkeep of this stylish sofa bed is incredibly easy.

Brown leather sofa bed

Barker & Stonehouse

Bennett Brown Leather Sofa Bed, £2,525, barkerandstonehouse.co.uk

Barker & Stonehouse’s Bennett model is a great option if you want a sofa bed that doesn’t look remotely like a sofa bed. The Bennett sofa bed is made with firwood and engineered wood, and luxuriously soft leather, which is prime for sinking into after a long day, so we’d suggest reserving this piece for your main living area. The style is utterly timeless too, offering a cosy addition to a traditional home or a slick piece of furniture to a modern space. It comes complete with a medium-firm mattress and should comfortably sleep two people as a double bed. Best of all, Barker & Stonehouse commit to planting one tree for every delivery of this item, so you’ll be doing your bit for the environment, too.

Blue single sofa bed

Dreams

Gallway 3-Seater Corner Clic-Clac Sofa Bed, from £699, dreams.co.uk

A clic-clac sofa bed is brilliant for those who want an easy sofa bed, offering something a little different to the standard pull-out sofa bed. This Dreams bed is a delightful clic-clac option for those who want an oh-so-stylish corner sofa bed that is as easy as can be to transform into a cosy, comfortable sleeping space. While the sofa itself is a three-seater, the bed folds out to sleep two people comfortably, though it’s worth remembering that it won’t work with a mattress – so if that’s important to you, this may not be the choice for you. We’d argue that you won’t miss it though; the sleeping area created by lifting the back of this bed down is made of pocket-sprung material, making it far superior to sleeping on a regular sofa. Plus, it’s incredibly stylish too, with a button back and a sleek, Scandi-style frame. 

Pink velvet single sofa bed

Darlings of Chelsea

The Barnet Single Bed in a Box, from £1,793, darlingsofchelsea.co.uk

This Darlings of Chelsea model appears utterly unassuming from the outside; after all, how can a stool turn into a bed? But rest assured, it certainly can. This chic item is designed to be used as a footstool, seating area or even a surface for food and drinks during the day; but come the nighttime, it transforms into a compact single bed ideal for little ones or adults, making it ideal for those who want an extra bed that takes up hardly any room at all. And it couldn’t be easier to open; all you need to do is lift the lid and fit it into the holes at the back to create a headboard, before pulling out the mechanised bed as you would any other sofa bed. You can also choose from a huge array of fabrics for this easy sofa bed (including a handy stain-resistant option), and can pick between a dark oak and a medium oak for the foot colour.

Green velvet sofa bed

Swyft

Model 04 3-Seat Sofa Bed, £2,499, swyfthome.com

You’d scarcely think there was a bed underneath this slimline sofa, but there is. This three-seater Swyft model is a clic-clac option, with the back folding out to create a flat space to sleep; the result is a double bed comfortable enough for two to use. The arms of the sofa are also removable to create extra space if needed. Swyft also sells a mattress topper for this model, to offer extra cushion to make sleeping more comfortable. This sofa bed comes in a baseline of 9 different fabrics – choosing one of these would allow you to receive this sofa bed within 24 hours. But if you are keen for a different type of fabric, you can choose from an assortment of 57+, though this will mean the sofa bed will take up to 4 weeks to arrive instead.

Blue double sofa bed

Loaf

Smooch Sofa Bed, £2,795, loaf.com

For those who don’t want to sacrifice style and comfort for the convenience of a sofa bed, this design from Loaf makes for the perfect purchase. Loaf’s Smooch sofa bed model encapsulates all of the popular tenets of the brand; cushions made from responsibly sourced duck feather, foam and fibre for the ultimate ‘squishy’ feeling, a stylish yet traditional design, and their signature bold colours. And the mattress itself won’t disappoint either; it’s made with breathable wool and cotton and a soft polyester to help it maintain its shape whilst it’s sat under your sofa. The Smooch is a pull-out sofa bed, and sleeps two people as a double. Best of all, the team that delivers this sofa bed will build and install it for you, and take away all packaging materials too – a win-win!

Small purple velvet sofa bed

Dreams

Cork Small Double A-Frame Sofa Bed, £749, dreams.co.uk

This option might not look like it could extend out into a bed, but it actually provides a brilliant sleeping space for a seriously compact area, such as a home office or a spare room. This modern clic-clac sofa’s A-frame mechanism allows you to simply push the back down in one swift movement to create the sleeping space, so if you want an easy sofa bed, this is a great option. And surprisingly, Dreams state that this sofa bed is actually a small double, so two people could sleep on it at a push – though we’d argue that it may be more comfortable for one. The sleeping area is also made with responsive foam, so it should certainly make for a comfortable night-time experience.