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Whether you live in a large house or a small apartment, you can always use some extra sleeping space to host overnight guests. Enter: sleeper chairs.
Often referred to as a "chair-and-a-half" or "twin sleeper sofas," these oversized armchairs look like any other cozy spot to lounge at first glance, but they also pull or fold out into a place your guests can comfortably sleep. While a sleeper chair won't replace a comfortable full-size couch or bed, they're generally more affordable and take up much less space. Basically, think of it as a smaller version of a sleeper sofa.
That said, sleeper chairs come in a wide variety of styles, sizes and prices. Some are feature foam cushions and simply fold out into a full-size chaise, while others have hidden pull-out twin size mattresses inside. We set out to find the most stylish, comfortable, and durable options on the market. Ahead, find the best sleeper chairs you can buy right now, and check out more of our favorite couches below.
Cameron Roll Slipcovered Twin Sleeper Sofa with Memory Foam Mattress
For an ultra-comfortable chair that doesn't look like it's hiding a twin-size gel-infused memory foam mattress inside, you can't go wrong with the Pottery Barn Cameron Roll Slipcovered Twin Sleeper Sofa. You can also easily change the look of this customizable armchair, since it comes with a removable slipcover. It's made-to-order, so it will take at least five weeks to ship, but white-glove delivery service is included.
The Esright Chair Bed is a popular Amazon pick thanks to its fold-out, pop-up design complete with a storage pocket for a phone or tablet on the side. It also comes with two matching pillows. TikTokers are calling this 3-in-1 convertible chair a must-have.
Convertible Sleeper Chair
The Vonanda Convertible Sleeper Chair is a unique 4-in-1 design that can fold down into an ottoman or out into a chair, chaise, or bed. The metal-framed, linen-covered chair features a quilted pattern that reviewers say holds up well to pets and kids and the adjustable backrest reclines at five different levels. That said, with just a foam interior (as opposed to a mattress), it's not the most comfortable sleeper chair on the market. To get an idea of how it works, check out this TikTok.
Skylar Twin Sleeper Sofa
The Interior Define Skylar Twin Sleeper Sofa is a popular pick thanks to its cozy, plush pillowtop cushions, a plethora of fabric colors and types — including pet-friendly ones! — and customizable fill. You can also choose between a standard mattress and a memory foam one.
Urban Chair-and-a-Half Twin Sleeper
If you're a fan of clean lines, the West Elm Urban Chair-and-a-Half Twin Sleeper offers just that. The infinitely customizable chair is sold in dozens of colors and various fabrics, including performance options for high-sit areas and homes with pets. Just note that the pewter chenille tweed chair is the only one available for fast-shipping.
Katina Sleeper Chair
Hoping for a bright, cheerful sleeper chair? Look no further than the extra-cozy, totally customizable Katina Sleeper Chair from Anthropologie. It's sold in four fabric types in dozens of colors, including pale peach, kelly green, rose pink, marigold yellow, light blue, chartreuse, and more. The made-to-order sleeper chair comes with a pull-out mattress and two throw pillows.
New London Upholstered Accent Chair
The Zipcode Design New London Upholstered Accent Chair offers a fun retro flair with its trendy channel tufting. Sold in shades of gray, the polyester-upholstered foam sleeper chair can fold out into a straight-back chaise, reclined chaise, or traditional twin-sized bed. Considering its fair price, it's an especially great option for teen and dorm rooms.
Briar Twin Sleeper Sofa
Hoping for an MCM accent in your space? The Joybird Briar Twin Sleeper Sofa is a great choice. The oversized chair is sold in dozens of colors, including a bunch of bright hues, and features a memory foam-topped five-inch mattress. One of the brand's top-selling sleeper sofa options, it comes with two bolster pillows.
Haven Chair-and-a-Half Twin Sleeper
The West Elm Haven Chair-and-a-Half Twin Sleeper showcases an unassuming, low profile that you and your guests will want to lounge in all day and night. The extra-wide chair features an oversize cushion that you'll sink right into, and pulls out to reveal a twin-size memory foam mattress with a cooling gel infusion. White glove delivery is also available.
Ella Twin Sleeper Sofa
For a more classic space and timeless design, try the Interior Define Ella Twin Sleeper Sofa. With its sloped arms and tailored style, you'd never know it was a sleeper chair. You can pick from dozens of fabrics, three leg options, three fill offerings, and standard or memory foam mattresses.
Pacifica Square Arm Upholstered Sleeper Armchair
The Pottery Barn Pacific Square Arm Upholstered Sleeper Armchair touts a classic, minimalist silhouette that pulls out into a twin-sized sleep space. It can be configured to a straight-back chaise, partially-reclined chaise, or flat sleeper area. Best of all, it's sold in a handful of prints, including floral and diamond options.
Warrington Wide Convertible Chair
With over 150 color and pattern options, the Sand & Stable Warrington Wide Convertible Chair is hard to pass up — especially since it rings up for around $1,000. Plus, the roll arm silhouette is a cozy classic reminiscent of Nancy Meyers movies and the coastal grandma aesthetic, particularly in this gray-and-white woven stripe option. It features foam-filled cushions and is delivered fully assembled.
Farah Twin Sleeper Chair
It's undeniably expensive but the Frontgate Farah Twin Sleeper Chair looks like something you'd find in the living room of an elegant estate. The tufted roll arm silhouette folds out into a twin-size bed and is sold in a variety of fabrics, including performance leather options.
What to look for when shopping for a sleeper chair
✔️Material: When shopping for a sleeper chair, you want to think about where you'll place it and who will regularly come in contact with it. If pets and children are part of the equation, prioritize durable performance fabrics specifically built to endure rough use. Once upon a time, these stain- and scratch-resistant fabrics solely consisted of dense weaves but nowadays performance linen and velvet options exist, too.
✔️Mattress: Some sleeper chairs are simply filled with foam cushions, while the most comfortable sleeper chairs will have a thick, supportive mattress, says Heather Goerzen, the director of content and design at Havenly, an online interior design studio that also owns the furniture line Interior Define. "In my professional opinion, if you need a chair that truly doubles as a bed, and you or your guests are over the age of 25, then go for a traditional sleeper chair with a mattress," she recommends. "A chair with a bonafide twin mattress will certainly be more comfortable than simply a foldable cushion form and can be a great solution to maximize sleeping options in smaller spaces with a limited footprint."
✔️Style: Sleeper chairs come in a range of designs, from sleeper sofa-style pullouts with twin-size mattresses to fold-out futon-style types. There are also a range of aesthetics, from traditional roll arm-style armchairs to mid-century modern chairs will clean lines.
✔️Size: Some sleeper chairs are more compact than others, so always double-check the dimensions (including when it's fully pulled out!) to ensure your pick will fit in your space. Loveseats (which seat two people) will also take up more square footage than single-sitters.
How much does a sleeper chair cost?
It varies. On Amazon, you can find sleeper chairs for less than $500, and on Wayfair, options exist under $1,000. But when shopping at higher-end brands like Interior Define, Joybird, West Elm, and Pottery Barn, you're going to spend at least $1,000, and often over $1,500 depending on your preferred size, fabric, and customization needs. That said, most retailers offer the option to pay over time, with 0% APR, so you don't have to front all the cash upfront.
What are the different types of sleeper chairs?
Sleeper chairs come in all shapes and sizes, including pullouts with actual mattresses, foldout futons, or convertible chaises. "Some products coined as 'sleeper chairs' are essentially chaises, while others are futon-inspired folding chairs," says Goerzen. "Then there are most official, with a hideaway mattress hidden inside the chair, just like a sleeper sofa."
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