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The latest sleeper sofas offer solutions for tight spaces

The latest sleeper sofas offer solutions for tight spaces

February 9th, 2019 by Los Angeles Times in Features
The Flipside Sofabed from Gus Modern, $1,999. (Gus Modern/TNS)

As many homeowners move to living smaller in tiny houses, accessory dwelling units and mobile homes, the sleeper sofa has taken on new importance regarding space-saving needs. From modular sofas that come equipped with pop-up storage to sleek click-into-place daybeds, today's designs can be pushed, pulled and opened like a book. And they look good, too. We have compiled a list of 11 of the latest designs to hit the market. Prices were checked prior to publication but may fluctuate depending on individual retailers.

The Flipside Sofabed from Gus Modern, $1,999. It features easy-pull fabric handles. (Gus Modern/TNS)

The Flipside Sofabed from Gus Modern, $1,999. It...

1. The Flipside Sofabed from Gus Modern

The Flipside Sofabed in the new Chelsea Pacific fabric converts the clean-lined sofa into a queen-size bed with one quick flip. With easy-pull fabric handles and a removable, machine-washable cotton top sheet for overnight guests. $1,999. gusmodern.com

2. Thataway Sleeper Sofa from Blu Dot

The minimal but curvaceous 102-inch Thataway sofa features an easy-flip cushion that creates a bed with a touch of the hand. Available in Tait Charcoal upholstery (90 percent polyester and 10 percent linen blend). $1,999. bludot.com

3. Stay Daybed from Jayson Home

The handy trundle on the tufted Stay Daybed can be pulled out from under the daybed to create a twin bed or up to create a queen-size bed. Available in canvas-granite cotton fabric (85 percent cotton, 15 percent polyester) and black walnut wood finish. $3,595. jaysonhome

4. Wink Sleeper from Crate & Barrel

The no-nonsense Wink Sleeper can accommodate three positions: sitting upright, lounge position and sleeper—and is ideal for apartments and other small spaces. High-density foam seat and back cushions are wrapped around innerspring coil core and then upholstered in a durable weave. $1,299. crateandbarrel.com

5. The Nordic Sofa Bed from the Sofa Bed Store

The Scandinavian-style Nordic Sofa Bed is another good option for small spaces as it comes apart for easy transport. The tufted sofa comes with arms, or without, and opens up to a double bed. Accessories include a head rest ($165) and mattress topper ($175). Available in dark gray and winter sky (shown). $2,260 to $3,105. thesofabedstore.com

6. Ian Leather Guest Select Sleeper Sofa from Room and Board

The Ian sleeper sofa comes with an air chamber that overnight guests can inflate to their preference with an electric pump (included). Available in queen and full versions and in custom leather colors. $3,499. roomandboard.com

7. Axel Full Leather Futon from West Elm

When upright, the 82.5-inch leather Axel sofa seats three. Unfold it by means of a click clack mechanism (meaning it clicks into place) and the industrial-style sofa sleeps two as a full-size bed. Available in seven colors $1,999.99—$2,999. westelm.com

8. The Komodo Sleeper Sofa from Pezzan

The Komodo sleeper sofa features a stainless steel mechanism that allows for an easy transition from three-seater sofa to queen-size bed. Made in Italy, the sofa has adjustable head rests and antibacterial and anti-mite high-performance fabric in red, dark gray and gray. $3,000. pezzanusa.com

9. Soma Sleeper Sofa from Article

The Midcentury Modern-style Soma consists of a love seat and chaise. The chaise lifts up for easy access storage and the love seat hides a memory foam mattress that can sleep two. Blue, dark gray and gray upholstery. $1,599. article.com

10. Movie Salt and Pepper twin sleeper sofa

Fun fabric enlivens the Movie Salt and Pepper sofa, which comes with a twin-size sleeper. The pint-size sleeper is available in a wide variety of fabric, ranging in price from $1,399 to $1,799. cb2.com

11. Charly Sleeper Sofa from Interior Define

Designed by Chris and Julia Marcum of the popular home design blog Chris Loves Julia, the Charly sleeper sofa is billed as a family-friendly couch as it offers kid- and pet-friendly fabric options. Available in a bench seat, or with two cushions for $100 more. Lumbar pillows included. Also available with a chaise. $2,400. interiordefine.com

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