12 best sofa beds from John Lewis, Made, Ikea and more

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Sofa beds are practical, functional and stylish additions to your home. (Getty Images)
Sofa beds are practical, functional and stylish additions to your home. (Getty Images)

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Sofa beds are one of the best pieces of furniture to invest in for your living space. They're incredibly versatile and will always come in handy when you have guests visiting.

When folded up they look like a typical sofa, but depending on the design, can fold out into single, double or even king size beds in seconds.

They'll save you needing a blow up mattresses or uncomfortably thin bedding stashed in a cupboard somewhere. Gone are the days of squeaky, creaking springs, now there's a host of luxurious, stylish and practical sofa beds to splurge, and save on.

We've handpicked the best, ranging from the best budget-friendly finds that are cheap and cheerful, Ikea's finest offerings, plush L-shaped styles and luxury velvet numbers.

When shopping for one, the size of the room it will live in will dictate how big it can be, and if you're looking for something timeless, keep to a neutral colour palette. That said, if you're a maximalist at heart, shop one of the jewel-toned sofa beds in our shopping edit ahead.

The best sofa beds for all budgets 2022

Haru Single Sofa Bed | £280 from Made

Haru Single Sofa Bed
This single sofa bed is perfect for smaller flats.

For less than £500, you can pick up this luxurious recycled velvet single sofa bed from Made. It looks and feels plush, can happily live in the corner of your bedroom or living room, and won't take up much space. It couldn't be easier to assemble either.

Mogen Right Hand Facing Chaise End Sofa Bed with Storage | £1,65 from Made

Mogen Right Hand Facing Chaise End Sofa Bed with Storage
This L-shaped corner sofa comes with under-bed storage.

If you have more space, this L-shaped sofa bed is the best of both worlds. The navy colour is timeless, it folds out into a spacious double bed and even comes with ottoman-like storage space for extra bedding and pillows.

G Plan Vintage The Fifty Four Large 3 Seater Sofa Bed | £1,749 from John Lewis

G Plan Vintage The Fifty Four Large 3 Seater Sofa Bed
This spacious sofa bed seats three and folds out into a double bed.

For a pop of colour to brighten your living room, you can't get much better than this sunny number. It has a classic design that won't date and can be dressed up and down with cushions and throws. Not to mention it folds out into a comfortable double bed.

John Lewis Booth Sofa Bed, Light Leg | £1,469 from John Lewis

John Lewis Booth Sofa Bed, Light Leg
This modern jewel-toned sofa bed from John Lewis is an easy way to add colour to your space.

This is ideal if you want a compact style without giving away that it's a sofa bed. The emerald colour is an added touch of luxury, assembly into a bed takes seconds and it tucks away neatly.

Asarum 3-seat sofa-bed | £399 from Ikea

Asarum 3-seat sofa-bed
Ikea's three-seater sofa-bed is a bargain, costing less than £400.

For a more modern, contemporary look, head to Ikea. This three-seater sofa bed is very reasonably priced and the grey colour won't date but can easily be brightened with a colourful cushion (or three).

Mito Single Futon | £159 from Dunelm

Mito Single Futon
This space-saving single futon offers a sturdy and supportive chair when folded away.

Futons like this one offer a firmer sleeping surface, the wooden slacks have a rustic feel and it needs no fuss to lay it out flat ready for unexpected guests to sleep on.

Beatrice Matte Velvet 3 Seater Sofa Bed | £799 from Dunelm

Beatrice Matte Velvet 3 Seater Sofa Bed
This velvet sofa is made from recycled plastic bottles.

This Dunelm three-seater has a more traditional feel and is an understated style which won't date. Designed in a luxurious velvet upholstery, it has a sustainable edge too, made with 143 recycled plastic bottles. The seats are foam and fibre filled and it boasts a locking headrest function too for extra support.

Guleed 2 Seater Loveseat Sofa Bed | £569.99 from Wayfair

Guleed 2 Seater Loveseat Sofa Bed
This loveseat sofa bed from Wayfair folds out fully in seconds.

This neutral grey design can suit any colour wallpaper, paint or room. It has a fuss-free, minimal design that can be dressed up with cosy throws and colourful pillows, boasts a three-angle backrest for optimal comfort and the pull handle function allows it to fold out with minimal effort.

Bulma 2 Seater Fold Out Sofa Bed | £519.99 from Wayfair

Bulma 2 Seater Fold Out Sofa Bed
Whether you're sitting or sleeping, this two-seater sofa bed is easy to assemble.

Sofa beds needn't all blend into the background of a room, some can be a statement piece, such as this one. When neatly stowed away as a sofa it has high back support and needs no assembly to start using for guests staying over.

Logan Double Sofa Bed | £379 from Marks and Spencer

Logan Double Sofa Bed
If you're shopping on a budget, this minimal design from Marks and Spencer is ideal.

Another double bed carefully concealed in a sofa is this design from Marks & Spencer. It only has a one-week delivery time, comes with reversible cushions and is available in four different velvet colours; navy, teal, pink and grey.

The Small Biggie Corner Single Sofa Bed | £2,335 from Snug

The Small Biggie Corner Single Sofa Bed
Despite its compact size, this corner sofa folds out into a single bed and still retains seating space.

Typically L-shaped sofas are made in sprawling designs, specifically to cater to bigger rooms. However, this chic style from Snug is much more compact. Within it is a single bed, but the adjacent seats can be used to add an extra person too.

Bria Click Clack Fold Out Double Sofa Bed | £330 from Made

Bria Click Clack Fold Out Double Sofa Bed
This double sofa bed is perfect to double up as a cosy seating area or reading nook.

This Made fold-out bed has a much more relaxed feel, and could be perfect for a kid's room, or as a chic armchair – think of it as a grown-up bean bag. It's perfect if you don't want to spend ages assembling a spring-out sofa bed, just add a duvet and you're good to go.

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