Top 11 Sleeper Sectionals for Comfort and Style in 2023
Flexibility is highly valued in today’s interiors, and it’s no surprise that sleeper sectionals are rising in popularity. Here are our top picks for 2023, picked by expert contributors and interior designers.
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Sleeper sectionals are versatile, functional, and luxurious — they offer expansive, comfy seating with the option to turn your living room into a guest bedroom at a moment’s notice.
Meet the Experts
At Living Cozy, we work closely with leading names across the industry to bring you the best home goods, furniture, and design recommendations. You deserve to share your home with durable, sustainable products from brands you can trust. In this article, you’ll find advice from the following experts:
Nina Edwards Anker, Founder and Interior Designer at nea studio.
Jessica Harris, Designer and Manager of Production Design at Living Spaces.
The Melrose Reversible Chaise Sleeper Sofa from Apt2B boasts a unique, modern design with chunky legs, wide arms, and a low-rise design. The reversible chaise allows you to change your living room configuration any time you want, and the cozy cushions will add an element of luxury to any space. And since this reversible sleeper sectional sofa is part of the Melrose collection, you can match the rest of your living room furniture for a cohesive aesthetic.
For customization, the Melrose comes in your choice of 50 upholstery fabrics (free swatches available), three neutral leg finishes, and an innerspring or memory foam queen-sized mattress. It boasts a solid wood frame, eco-friendly construction, and reversible, flippable detached cushions. In addition, the seat cushions are made from 2.0 density foam for a comfy, supportive feel, and the chaise ottoman can move to either side or detach, so you can use the sleeper mechanism.
The Field Sleeper from Burrow is a 3-piece sleeper sectional designed to fit in with a wide variety of styles for true versatility. It boasts clean lines, soft cushions, and a modular design, which means that it can grow to fit your space in the future. You’ll also enjoy deep seats, plush cushions, and premium contract-grade polyester fabric that’s soft and luxurious but also stain-resistant and durable.
Unlike other convertible sofa beds and pull-out sofas, Burrow offers a sleep kit ‘bed in a bag’ that has a mattress topper, sheets, blanket, pillow (and even a sleep mask!) to convert any three consecutive seat cushions in its collections into a twin sized sleeper sofa — making the Field Collection a great option for smaller spaces.
The customization options for the Field Sleeper include three neutral upholstery colors (free swatches available) and three subtle leg finish options, so you can pick tones that fit your space. In addition, it pairs nicely with other pieces from the Field Collection, each of which aims to find a balance between structural design and comfort.
The Rio Sleeper Sectional is like that cool, all-in-one piece of furniture that's both modern and practical. It's got those clean, modern lines and a nice deep frame for extra space and comfort. But here's the kicker: it's got a hidden mattress, so when your pals crash over, it's like having a secret guest room.
For the bed, the Rio Sectional Sofa Bed features a high-end, resilient CertiPUR-US polyfoam mattress for exceptional comfort. In addition, you can customize the size, filling, fabric, and color options to fit your home perfectly. The full-sized option is perfect for small spaces, while the queen sleeper sofa option provides extra space for couples and more seating.
The Oxford Sleeper Sofa from Room & Board is a best-selling reversible sleeper sectional sofa with the option to put the chaise on the right or left side to better fit your space. With hidden legs and a cozy silhouette, this sofa could fit with styles ranging from mid-century modern to French country and beyond. And since you can choose between two sizes (full and queen), it’s versatile enough for small apartments and expansive living spaces alike. As a bonus, you can add more furniture from the Oxford collection to create a matching set.
“Our Oxford sleeper sofa is a customer favorite! It has a rollout trundle-like mechanism that can be used for sleeping, lounging, or movie watching, offering hours of cozy comfort. In addition, the sleep surface is made from high-resiliency foam for ultimate comfort,” said Room & Board Merchandising and Design Director Jenon Baillie.
The Aspen Foam 2-Piece Sleeper Sectional stands out with eye-catching modern styling made for today’s homes. The L-shaped sectional comes with a right-facing chaise lounge and a streamlined design that can fit almost any space. “With tailored yet comfortable cushions and a casual flare arm frame, it looks as alluring as it feels,” added Designer and Manager of Production Design at Living Spaces Jessica Harris.
While many pieces are in-stock for fast shipping, the Aspen is part of the Living Spaces Special Order program, which allows you to customize the fabric and configuration for free. You get to choose from over 100 fabric options to make it your own. And you can add a mattress protector to your purchase to keep the pull-out bed in good condition for years to come.
The Filmore Sleeper Sofa with Chaise from Arhaus is a smart-looking sleeper sectional with chic, minimalist vibes. It boasts durable upholstery, plush cushions, and artisan-built quality. The frame is made from sustainably-sourced hardwood, and the cushions are filled with eco-friendly high-density foam that’s a perfect blend of firm and flexible.
This luxurious sleeper sectional comes with a storage ottoman (which doubles as the chaise extension), so you always have a space to tuck away extra bedding. In addition, the Filmore Sleeper Sectional works well with the rest of the Filmore collection, allowing you to round out your living room sofa set with a matching loveseat, swivel chair, ottoman, and more. Each piece comes with a huge range of upholstery options, including linen fabric, chenille, and many performance fabrics for long-lasting comfort and durability (free swatches available), so you can customize the look to perfectly fit your space.
The Milo Sleeper Sectional from Rove Concepts is bursting with casual comfort and sophisticated style, featuring a sleek, flat profile that’ll update any space. It stands out with subtle curves and a modern design and is an excellent choice for large, luxurious areas. In addition, the Milo design features more width than the average sofa, providing spacious seating and soft, stable support.
For upholstery, the Milo Sleeper Sectional comes in several felt, velvet, weave, and faux leather options, so you can customize it to fit your style. You can also choose between left and right-facing orientation for the chaise lounge, which supports half of the sleeping surface when transformed into a sofa bed. And if you want matching furniture, the Milo collection features a range of additional options.
"Our Milo Sleeper Sectional is unique in function and design as it's engineered to transform into a bed unlike any other sleeper on the market. With a hidden extendable platform, the Milo Sleeper Sectional can sleep two comfortably while also having a side table so your guests can neatly place all their essentials," a Rove Concepts spokesperson told Living Cozy.
Raymour & Flanigan’s Arlo 2-Piece Sleeper Sectional would make a beautiful addition to any room with its track arms, clean lines, and neutral upholstery (free swatches available). It can fit in with various decor styles, and the reversible seat and back cushions make it easy to keep your sofa looking new.
In addition to a pull-out memory foam mattress, the Arlo boasts power reclining ability for the ultimate lounge experience. It also has USB charging ports, hidden storage, a removable back, and removable cupholders.
For the mattress, Reva comes in full or queen size. You can also customize the arm width, allowing the Reva to fit anywhere from a small apartment living room to the main living room in a roomy house. And it’s custom-made with your choice of a wide range of upholstery colors and materials, leg finishes and materials, and configurations so that you can get the sofa of your dreams.
The Eliot Sleeper Sectional from Joybird stands out with mid-century modern style, featuring clean lines, tapered wood legs, and button-tufted back cushions. It has a super-comfy pull-out bed tucked inside, with a 2” memory foam topper and 3” of high-density foam underneath. And with a bench-assembled wood frame, it’s built to last for years to come.
The Eliot comes in a wide variety of fabrics (free swatches available), including pet-friendly and sustainable options. The sofa chaise also comes in either right- or left-facing orientation, and you can add an Eliot Storage Ottoman to your order if you’d like more room to stretch out.
The Kaden Fabric Sleeper Sofa is an excellent choice for small apartment living, with a space-saving design and a pull-out sleeper. It features a storage chaise, a pouch for phones, tablets, and magazines, and storage arms with cup holders. In addition, the Kaden is super durable with a solid wood frame and your choice of grey or black high-performance polished microfiber upholstery.
The storage chaise on the Kaden Sleeper Sofa is right-facing, and it becomes part of the pull-out sleeper to accommodate guests. It comes with removable back cushions and foam-filled seat cushions with pocket coil springs for comfortable, firm support.
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What Is a Sleeper Sectional?
A sleeper sectional is a hybrid between a sleeper sofa or sofa bed and a sectional sofa. Sleeper sofas have a pull-out bed consisting of a mattress and bed frame hidden inside the sofa, and sofa beds transform into flat sleeping surfaces. You’ll also see futons and trundle beds, which are similar to sofa beds. On the other hand, sectionals are sofas made of two or more pieces that configure to form a large, sometimes modular, seating option.
“A sleeper sectional can easily transform from a sectional sofa into a bed in just a few easy steps. This is a great option for those who love to host but may not have enough space for an entire guest bedroom."
“A sleeper sectional can easily transform from a sectional sofa into a bed in just a few easy steps. This is a great option for those who love to host but may not have enough space for an entire guest bedroom. By day, sleeper sectionals provide all the comfy, cozy seating you could want. By night, they effortlessly transform into a luxurious spare bed – perfect for when you need to host an overnight guest in a pinch,” explains Jessica Harris.
Nina Edwards Anker adds, “A sleeper sectional is typically L-shaped or U-shaped, modular, oversized, and available in versatile configurations to suit a variety of room layouts.”
Sleeper sectionals come in various styles, with some that feature a folded innerspring mattress or pull-out sleeper hidden inside and others that transform into a flat sleeping surface. Many sleeper sectionals are also modular, allowing you to add or remove pieces and change configurations, so they can grow with you when you move into a new space. Modular furniture is also perfect if you enjoy rearranging your rooms regularly, as it offers options you don’t have with other pieces.
What to Consider When Shopping for a Sleeper Sectional
“There are several things to consider when looking for a sleeper sectional for your space. Size, price, comfort level, and style are some of the most important. The way to go in 2023 is a modular sofa sleeper with storage! Multifunctional is everything,” Jessica Harris told Living Cozy.
We love Jessica’s emphasis on multifunctional furniture — after all, it’s hard to complain about having a modular couch, a bed, and hidden storage in one convertible sofa. Hidden storage compartments allow you to keep bedding and pillows for your guests out of sight but still close at hand, and you might have enough space left over to tuck away some seasonal decor, too.
Below, our industry experts have provided tips for finding the right size, configuration, mattress, cushion quality, and mattress size for your sleeper sectional.
Choose the Sectional Size and Configuration
Before you choose your sleeper sectional, design expert Jessica Harris recommends asking yourself the following questions:
What is the size of your space? Measure the room (or area) carefully and write down the dimensions so that you have them on hand while you shop. And when you find a sofa you like, test its size in your room before purchasing by outlining the dimensions in masking tape on the floor.
How many seats do you want? Consider the size of your household and the average number of guests you expect during special occasions to decide how many seats would be ideal.
Do you prefer a sectional with a chaise lounge – if so, do you want it on the left or right? The best orientation depends on the layout of your room. If you move around a lot, check out chaise sectionals that switch between left and right-facing, and if you’d like more seating, consider a modular U-shaped sectional.
“Once you’ve determined the overall size, design, and configuration, you can begin to narrow down your search by the type and size of mattress and sleeper sectional style,” said Jessica Harris.
Mattress and Cushion Quality
“A good quality sleeper sofa will have a well-built frame and inner mechanism for ease of use. In addition, they generally come with one of three mattress types: foam, memory foam, or an innerspring mattress,” said Natasha Adams.
“An innerspring sleeper sectional may offer a bit more ‘bounce’ and feelings of support, while a memory foam sleeper sectional may feel a bit more contouring. Test out each type for yourself in a store and go with the one that feels most comfortable to you — if you like it, chances are high that your guests will, too,” added Jessica Harris.
“You’ll also want to consider the size of the mattress in your sleeper sectional. Most sleeper sectionals will come with either full-sized mattresses or queen-sized mattresses. If the guests you plan on hosting overnight are couples — or you simply prefer the luxury of an extra-large sleep space — go with the queen. Otherwise, stick to the full, which will still provide generous room and comfort for adult individuals,” Jessica Harris advised.
How to Style a Sleeper Sectional
Once you’ve decided on a sleeper sectional, tested the dimensions to ensure it’ll fit in your space, and made your purchase, you’re ready for styling. The trick is to make it work as both a sofa and a bed, keeping the setup comfy at all times. Keep blankets, sheets, and pillows stored nearby to make it easy to set up the bed when you need it, and style the sofa with cozy throw pillows and blankets the rest of the time.
“My best tip when styling a sofa/sleeper is to keep it simple and minimal. Style with throw pillows that can also be used when styling the bed."
“My best tip when styling a sofa/sleeper is to keep it simple and minimal. Style with throw pillows that can also be used when styling the bed,” advised Jessica Harris. “A body length bolster pillow is one of my favorites! It can be styled on your sofa during the day and become a cozy body pillow at night.”
When it comes to styling a sleeper sectional when it's converted to a bed, “I recommend using large decorative pillows towards the top of the mattress to make it easier to sit up while on the bed,” recommended Ebonee Bachman. “You can also style the bed with throws and pillows that complement the room.”