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Best Sofa Beds: The Ultimate Buying Guide to Find Your Perfect Match

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Written By Connie

CPD Sleep Consultant

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7 May 2024 8 min read

Welcome to the wondrous world of “Best Sofa Beds UK” where comfort meets creativity, and functionality gets a stylish makeover! Say goodbye to the days of awkward pull-out couches and uninspiring sleep solutions and say hello to the best soba beds UK has to offer.

We're here to guide you through a journey of transforming your living space into a stylish and comfortable realm of both relaxation and slumber.

Whether you're a master of hosting spontaneous sleepovers or simply a nap aficionado, we've scoured the kingdom to bring you the most enchanting and ingenious sofa beds in all of the UK.

Our top picks

Before we get into all the factors that make for a great sofa bed, let's go over a few recommendations! Here are a few models that have caught our eye.
    Sofa Beds 1
    The Bruno Sofa Bed
    Best Overall
    Sofa Beds 2
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    Emma Sofa Bed
    Best Comfort
    Sofa Beds 3
    Portofino Storage Spectre Grey Sofa Bed
    Best Value
    Sofa Beds 4
    Reagan Right Hand Corner Chaise Sofa Bed
    Best Chaise
    Sofa Beds 5
    Haze 2-Seater Pull-Out Sofa Bed
    Most Compact

Best Overall: The Bruno Sofa Bed

The choices are endless with this one.
Best Overall

When it comes to a sofa bed, Bruno Interior knows what they are doing. That's why we have awarded it with the Best Sofa Bed 2024. There are so many options to it that you're bound to find something you like and would be happy with. First of all, you can choose between two different sizes – one that's equivalent to a double and the other similar to a king-size. You can then choose the armrests you would like to suit the interior of the rest of your room, followed by the feet type (metal or wooden).

Lastly, there is a choice of a handful of colours. You can really tailor to what you're looking for and create the perfect sofa bed.

Aesthetics aside, it is a very comfortable bed that will work well in a guest bedroom and we're sure they will love it. It's wide enough for sharing and has a clever pull-out design that anyone will be able to use.

Take a look at our in-depth thoughts of the Bruno Sofa Bed.

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  • Size: 140 x 200 x 43 cm
  • Cover: Polyester
  • Filling: Pocket springs


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Super supportive
Filled with springs so you will feel supported at night.
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So many options
You can customise it to suit your style.
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Top quality
This sofa bed is high quality and durable.


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A little pricey
It's on the pricier end of the scale.

Best Comfort: Emma Sofa Bed

It's comfort is above the rest.
Best Comfort
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The Emma Sofa Bed has several key features. First, its quick and hassle-free assembly sets it apart, making it a convenient choice for those seeking simplicity without compromising quality.

Furthermore, this sofa bed offers superior comfort with its Emma mattress, known for its exceptional support and cosiness. The mattress is not only comfortable but also durable, stain-resistant, and easy to clean, making it a practical option for daily use.

Additionally, the Emma Sofa Bed effortlessly transforms from a sofa to a bed in just 10 seconds, providing a seamless transition that's perfect for hosting guests or enjoying movie nights. With this sofa bed, you get the best of both worlds – comfort and functionality.

  • Size: 90 x 222 x 92 cm
  • Cover: Polyester
  • Filling: Foam


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Comes with a great mattress
You will be able to get a good night's sleep with an Ema mattresss.
Easy to assemble
You can transform this sofa into a bed in 10 seconds.
Even easier to clean
This sofa is stain-resistant.


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Not the cheapest
This isn't the most budget-friendly sofa bed

Best Value: Portofino Storage Spectre Grey Sofa Bed

A good-sized sofa for such a reasonable price.
Best Value

We picked this as one of our top sofa beds as it has plenty of room for a couple to sleep on and even more space for an individual. This one only comes in a grey colourway but it's a lovely colour that will look good with almost anything. It has a timeless design that would work perfectly in your living room and is comfy enough for every day use. At night it can transform into a very comfortable bed.

What makes this sofa bed even better is the storage space underneath it. It doubles up as an Ottoman so you can keep the bedding and accessories inside when it's not in use.

It comes with a five year warranty so you know it will last you a while, even for its lower price.

  • Size : 191 x 112 cm
  • Cover: N/A
  • Filling : N/A


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Good value
It's great value for money.
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Timeless design
The design will never go out of style, plus it has storage space underneath.
The sofa and bed are both comfortable.


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No options
It only comes in one size and one colour.

Best Chaise: Reagan Right Hand Corner Chaise Sofa Bed

Lounge in style and sleep in style.
Best Chaise

For a corner/L-shaped sofa, we recommend this one. It is a great design and when folded out, it's a similar size to a king size bed. The Reagan Sofa Bed comes in two packages with very little assembly needed so you can have it up and ready to go in no time at all. The chaise on one side completes the sofa bed. It's a good place to lie down during the day and then you can fold out into a bed for nighttime.

This sofa bed is simple but stylish and comes with the choice of two colourways – either a light shade or dark shade – either way there's something to match the living room. It even comes with scatter cushions to finish the look and it has storage space underneath for any spare blankets.

  • Size : 208 x 154 cm
  • Cover : N/A
  • Filling : Foam


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Great design
This design can suit any room and it's the perfect addition to the room.
Comfortable as both a sofa and as a bed.
Easy assembly
Minimal assembly is required when you receive this product.


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Only one size
Although the size is ideal for a smaller bedroom or living room.

Most Compact: Haze 2-Seater Pull-Out Sofa Bed

Ideal for those with a smaller guest bedroom.
Most Compact

This is only a two seater sofa which is smaller than the others but that doesn't mean it's not deserving of our top sofa beds. It's a product suitable for houses that have less room, yet still want a guest bedroom.

The design of this one is quite straightforward and is easy to pull-out to transform from the sofa to the bed. There's no tricky mechanies to it, just simply pull it. We also love that it comes in a handful of timeless colours that are beautiful for a spare room or even the living room. And if you don't want to stop there with the design, there's a matching chair and footstool available too. You can have the complete set.

Simple, cosy and modern. What more could you ask for.

  • Size: 185 x 135 cm
  • Cover: Polyester woven fabric
  • Filling: Pocket spring


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Amazing quality-Ideal for a smaller room
The compact design works in smaller spaces.
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Choice of colour
There are a handful of colour options available.
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You'll feel supported by the springs inside.


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Short guarantee
Only 1-year guarantee which is shorter than others.

What to look for when buying the best sofa bed UK

Okay, before you start shopping, know that buying a sofa bed is not so easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Well, it can be – if you want to end up with an uncomfortable and simply awful sofa bed that will hurt both your budget and your room's aesthetic. Nobody wants that! Thus, sit back and read the following chapters – they will tell you all you need to know when buying the best sofa bed for yourself.


When it comes to the type of sofa bed, you don't want to find yourself stuck in an awkward position, contorted like a pretzel, or feeling like you're sleeping on a bed of cacti. No way! A comfortable sofa bed is your ticket to relaxation nirvana. So, our friends, if you want to avoid waking up feeling like you wrestled a grizzly bear in your sleep, make sure that a comfortable sofa bed is your trusted companion. Trust us, your spine and sanity will thank you!


When it comes to sofa beds, there are various types available to suit different needs and preferences. So, let's mention a couple.

Material and filling

When picking the right sofa bed, the material is like the icing on the cake—important, but not as crucial as what's on the inside. Sure, you can choose leather, fabric, or any material that tickles your fancy on the outside, but when you're trying to catch some Z's, you need that filling to be top-notch.

That's why you want to look for a sofa bed with a memory foam mattress, pocket-sprung mattress, or hybrid mattress. Trust us, those little guys will cradle your weary bones like a mama bear and her cubs.

And, if your seat cushions are as stiff as a board, don't sweat it! Just slap on a mattress topper, and you'll be snoozing like a baby on a pile of marshmallows.


You've found the perfect sofa bed—stylish, comfortable, and ready to accommodate all your napping needs. But hold your horses! Before you hit that “Buy” button, remember that size matters!

You see, a pull-out sofa bed that's too big might turn your living room into a maze, while a fold-out sofa bed that's too small can leave you feeling like a giant trying to fit into a dollhouse. It's all about finding that Goldilocks zone, where the size is just right.

So, measure your space, check the dimensions of different sofa bed sizes, and make sure that the sofa bed is the perfect fit.

Style and design

Let's talk about the importance of style and design when it comes to sofa beds. We all want our spare room to shine, right? Imagine having a luxury sofa bed that feels like floating on a cloud but looks like it belongs in a time capsule from the '70s. No way, Jose!

You need a sofa bed that not only cradles your tired tush but also brings out your inner design diva. Enter the Chesterfield sofa bed, fit for a posh prince or princess. Or how about the Harrington sofa bed, sleek and sophisticated, turning heads and dropping jaws? With a stylish sofa bed, you can transform your space from drab to fab in no time.

Ease of use

Ease of use is the name of the game when it comes to sofa beds.

Imagine this: your overnight guests are about to hit the sack after a long day of fun and laughter. But wait, oh no! You're struggling to transform your sofa into a bed, wrestling with mysterious levers and hidden buttons like you're on a secret agent mission. That's why you need a sleeper sofa that's as easy to use as a TV remote. No complicated instructions or ninja-level skills are required. Just a smooth transition from sofa to bed, like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

So, when it's time to snooze, choose a sleeper sofa that won't have you tangled up in knots. Keep it easy, breezy, and effortlessly cosy for the best sleepover adventures.


When you have a sofa bed that's as high-maintenance as a diva on a reality TV show, be sure that that sofa will demand constant attention, pampering, and a whole entourage of cleaning products. Ain't nobody got time for that!

That's why maintenance is the unsung hero of sofa beds. You want a sofa bed that's as low-maintenance as a lazy Sunday afternoon. No complicated rituals or endless scrubbing sessions are required. Just a simple wipe here, a fluff there, and voila!

Tips for buying and using the best sofa bed in the UK

Now we're going to go over a few simple tips and tricks. We've divided them into two sections. First, we'll talk about a few tips to ensure you get the best sofa bed on the market. And then we'll go into a few tips for when you already have the best sofa bed in your living room/bedroom!

When buying a sofa bed:

As previously said, the easiest and quickest way to buy a sofa bed is to order it online and wait for those strong men to bring and assemble it. But hold up! If you can swing it, checking them out in person at a store is way better. You gotta see and feel it, ya know? Plus, it's a chance to test out that folding and unfolding action. No squeaks or jams allowed!

Moreover, measure your space twice. Seriously, don't eyeball it. Get those dimensions right, You need to know if that sofa bed will fit like a glove or turn your living room into a wrestling ring.

Quality is key too! Look for sturdy frames, good materials, and upholstery that can handle your cosy nights and unexpected guests. Oh, and budgeting is important. Set a range and stick to it. You don't want a sofa bed that costs more than your vacation, right?

When using a sofa bed:

Alright, you've brought that beauty home. Time to make the most of it! First, find a perfect spot for it. Somewhere that won't cramp your style or your dance moves. You need space to transform it into a bed without knocking over your precious knick-knacks.

Now, let's talk maintenance. You gotta keep that sofa bed in tip-top shape. Vacuum it regularly and deal with spills like a boss. And those cushions? Rotate 'em, flip 'em, and fluff 'em! That's how you keep 'em comfy and looking fresh.

The advantages of owning the best sofa bed UK

By now, we know that we convinced you to buy that sofa bed. However, just in case you still need some persuading, here are some advantages of owning a sofa bed:

Having a sofa bed is like having the ultimate furniture sidekick that's ready to cater to your comfort needs and surprise you with its incredible functionality.


And that's all you need to know to find the best sofa bed in the UK! But if you do have any lingering questions, feel free to check out the FAQ section or to leave us a comment down below and we'll make sure to get back to you!

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FAQs about getting the best sofa bed in the UK

To finish things off, let's just go over a few of the FAQs you might have when trying to find the best sofa bed in the UK.

Are sofa beds as comfortable as regular beds?

Yes, modern sofa beds can be just as comfortable as regular beds. Many feature high-quality mattresses, such as memory foam or pocket-sprung options, designed to provide excellent support and comfort.

Can I customise the fabric or material of my sofa bed?

Absolutely! Many sofa bed manufacturers offer a range of upholstery options, including leather, fabric, and other materials. You can often choose from various colours and textures to match your decor.

How do I care for and maintain a sofa bed?

Maintenance varies based on the specific sofa bed model and upholstery material. Generally, it's important to follow the manufacturer's cleaning instructions and avoid spills or stains. Regular vacuuming, rotating cushions, and using removable covers can help keep your sofa bed looking and feeling fresh.

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As a CPD certified Sleep Consultant I know how important sleep is. And as a combination sleeper, I have found it difficult to get products to suit my sleep style. I have more than 2 years product testing experience with The Sleep Advisors which means I have slept on, with and under more than 500 products with varying degrees of success. This is added to more than 2 years experience as a product reviewer for Closer, Heat and Grazia magazines, so I've got a rigorous process. I love sharing my sleep testimonials with our readers and hearing their experiences too.
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