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A sleeper chair is a multifunctional piece of furniture that allows you to host an overnight guest when you don't have enough space for a traditional bed. It's a smaller alternative to a sleeper sofa, and it can be a lifesaver if a friend has had a few too many to drive (or when family drops by unexpectedly).
"During the day, sleeper chairs function as regular lounge chairs, but at night they can convert into a place to sleep," Katie Simpson, interior designer at Mackenzie Collier Interiors, explained. "They'll make your space more versatile and are great for parents who need to host children's sleepovers!"
Sleeper chairs are the perfect versatile option — they're more comfortable to sleep in than recliner chairs and more space-efficient than sleeper sofas. So keep reading to see our top 12 picks for sleeper chairs in 2023 and find the perfect fit for your home.
Brand: Latitude Run Price: $399.99 Dimensions: 39'' W x 33'' H x 36'' D; 72.4" bed length
The Lejend Convertible Accent Chair comes with your choice of grey, black, blue or brown upholstery. This sleeper chair bed converts from a comfy accent chair to a relaxing chaise-style chair to a bed, and the removable cushion can double as a pillow. It boasts two side pockets, and high-density foam cushions for lasting comfort.
Brand: Raymour and Flannigan Price: $299.95 Dimensions: 26.5" W x 33" H x 45" D; 70” bed length
The Ryker Chair with Pullout Bed easily converts from a chair to a comfortable sleeper, with a bed pull-out footrest stored underneath the chair. It comes in your choice of soft velvet-style blue or grey upholstery and features convenient side pockets for accessibility.
With an armless design and rich upholstery, this space-saving sleeper chair would work well in any room. You might use it to add an extra sleeping option in a guest room or to give your home office the option to accommodate unexpected overnight company.
Brand: Joybird Price: $2,084 Dimensions: 52.5" W x 36" D x 37" H; 70” bed length
The Briar Twin Sleeper is a spacious, comfy loveseat-sized sofa bed with high-density foam cushions and a solid wood frame. It features a twin-sized mattress that pulls out on a concealed metal frame and comes in a wide range of upholstery options. And with retro-style and sleek armrests, it'd fit right in with mid-century modern furniture in the home office or living room.
Brand: West Elm Price: Starts at $1,599 Dimensions: 56" W x 34" H x 39.5" D; 90” bed length
Recommended to us by Katie Simpson, West Elm's Urban Chair and a Half Twin Sleeper is a super-comfortable option with a simple silhouette that can easily fit any design style. It boasts sleek, removable wood legs, several fabric options (including many performance options), and a hand-built solid wood frame.
This convertible sleeper chair pulls out into a twin bed with a concealed memory foam mattress to ensure comfort for your guests. And the reversible cushions feature zip-off covers for easy care.
Brand: Anthropologie Price: Starts at $1,798 Dimensions: 58" W x 33” H x 45" D; 72” bed length
The Katina Sleeper Chair is a handcrafted, made-to-order sofa bed chair with a concealed pull-out twin mattress. It has various fabric types and colors, removable and reversible cushions, and two throw pillows. And the southwestern-inspired style can fit with a wide range of modern home decor.
Brand: Pottery Barn Price: $1,499 Dimensions: 54" W x 37” H x 39" D; 73” bed length
The Buchanan Square Arm Upholstered Twin Sleeper is a highly customizable option with a space-saving profile and pull-out twin-sized gel mattress. The gel mattress is designed to wick away heat, so it's an excellent option for warm climates, inviting hours of relaxation in any weather. The backrest boasts a loose cushion, and the feet have adjustable levelers for uneven floors.
Brand: Frontgate Price: Starts at $3,999 Dimensions: 54” W x 37” H x 43” D; 88.5” bed length
The Berkeley Broad-Arm Twin Sleeper Chair is sleek and modern, with a wide range of upholstery choices. It'll convert any sitting space into a guest room with a high-density memory foam mattress, a metal frame bed, and high-density foam cushions.
The broad 6"-wide arms match today's trending styles, perfect for a stylish modern home. And you can pair it with the Berkeley Broad-Arm Sofa Sectional to expand your set.
Brand: Macy's Price: $1,289 Dimensions: 54" W x 30" H x 39" D; 72” bed length
The Radley 54" Fabric Chair Bed was designed exclusively for Macy's, and it offers an elegant, space-saving addition to any home. It comes in many rich upholstery options with a clean-lined look and a pull-out single-bed mattress. In addition, this convertible chair comes with a removable throw pillow and removable legs for versatility.
Brand: Relax-a-Lounger Price: $359 Dimensions: 27.2” W x 16.9” H x 37.8” D (ottoman); 46.9” W x 31.5” H x 37.8” D (chair); 74” bed length
The Metro Otto-Kube is a 4-in-1 piece that transforms between an ottoman, chair, lounger, and sleeper, making it perfect for small spaces. It's also ideal for those who change their furniture layouts regularly! For example, you might use it as an ottoman coffee table in one design and a chaise lounge in another, both with the option to accommodate overnight guests.
This ottoman sleeper features an armless design and a removable cushion that stores inside the ottoman when not in use. It's filled with high-density foam, upholstered with easy-clean woven fabric, and supported by a sturdy metal frame. The magnetic fabric skirting makes it easy to keep everything looking nice regardless of which variation you have it in.
Brand: Wade Logan Price: $333.99 Dimensions: 26.3'' W x 33'' H x 40.8 D; 70.8” bed length
This Upholstered Accent Chair on Wayfair is a convertible sleeper option with contemporary styling. It features an ultra-modern armless design, a removable throw pillow, and a pull-out footrest that allows it to transform into a twin-sized bed. Plus, the fabric is easy-clean and built to last.
Try this sleek sleeper chair in a home office, living room, basement, or spare room. For example, you might use it alongside a futon in your guest room just in case you need to accommodate an extra guest.
Brand: Crate & Barrel Price: $1,699 Dimensions: 53" W x 26” H x 36.5" D; 70” bed length
The Willow II Slipcovered Twin Sleeper Sofa features a cottage-style design with a range of fabric options. It comes with cotton slipcovers and removable cushions, concealing a twin-size pull-out mattress on a sturdy metal frame.
This twin sleeper sofa would work perfectly in the living room or as an extra office chair in a home office. You might even use a pair of them in a basement living area for extra versatility.
Brand: Pottery Barn Kids Price: Starts at $1,299 Dimensions: 56" W x 40" H x 38" D; 71.75” bed length
The Dream Sleeper Chair is a nursery chair designed for small spaces. It's ideal for grandparents or babysitters staying the night, with padded arms, solid wood legs, and a twin-sized sleeper mattress inside.
This piece has a comfy feel and modern look, boasting solid wood legs, loose cushions, and a GREENGUARD Gold Certification. It's also screened for over 10,000 chemicals and VOCs and tested to ensure low-chemical emissions that meet or exceed industry standards.
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What Should You Look for in a Sleeper Chair?
Before buying a sleeper chair, outline its fully-extended dimensions in masking tape on your floor to see how it will fit in your space. This precaution ensures that you'll have space for it when the bed is pulled out.
When the chair is extended, you'll want to ensure the mattress is thick enough to provide comfort for sleeping. And since online shopping means you can't feel the mattress ahead of time, always look at the dimensions before buying.
"Depending on how often and who intends to use the chair, I always opt for a performance fabric that can withstand high traffic and is stain/spill-resistant," said Katie Simpson.
Opting for a sleeper chair with easy-clean, stain-resistant fabric helps keep it looking nice for longer. And if the chair you want doesn't have performance fabric, you can always look for a slipcover that does!