Ten of the Best Sofa Beds (for those impromptu Christmas guests!)

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Got guests coming this Christmas but nowhere for them to sleep? A sofa bed not only provides extra seating but is a great buy for those unexpected visitors who decide to stay overnight.

The problem with many is that whilst they might function perfectly either well as a bed or a sofa, combining the two so that the sofa and the bed are comfortable to sit on and sleep in.

Generally speaking, sofa beds that pull out tend to have a smaller sleeping area as they are constrained within the size of the sofa and have a thinner mattress, but they do look nicer as sofas. Sofa beds that fold out are larger in size but have no headboard, however the sleeping area is thicker and more comfortable.

Here are our recommendations for the ten best sofa beds:

Venice Sofa Bed – £189.99

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Amazing bargain here with a faux leather covering and available in lots of different colours including red, black, brown (shown), white and cream. Folds out completely flat to make a sizable bed that accommodates two adults.

From: sofasworld.co.uk

LYCKSELE MURBO Vallarum Turquoise – £235

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Perfect for popping into a spare room and bringing out when needed, this is a super sofa bed from Ikea that goes to show you don’t need a spend a fortune to give your guest a great night’s sleep. You can sleep on this every night if you like so it is also great for student digs where space is limited.

From: ikea.com

Dreams Haze Sofa Bed – £479

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Really innovative the way this sofa bed unfolds out to provide a pretty large sized double bed. Two-seater sofa, you pull the drawer under the seat cushion to reveal the sofa bed. Available in two colours, natural or grey (shown). Lovely padded foam mattress and really well-made.

From: dreams.co.uk

DFS Coco Sofa Bed – £549

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Gorgeous button down design with sexy curved edges and perfect for a single person or small children sharing a bed. Folds down flat and customer reviews are more than happy with the comfortable padded seats.

From: dfs.co.uk

LOFT Tromso Sofabed – from £649.00

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Available in just three colours, mushroom, charcoal (shown) and grey, this is comfortable as a sofa and large enough for a couple of adults to have a good night’s sleep. Great quality for a really reasonable price.

From: marksandspencer.com

PORTO Fabric 2 Seater Sofa Bed – £795.00

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Lovely modern shape that would look good in any home, this is a 2-seater sofa bed that features a foam mattress and is the size of a small double bed. Lovely soft fabric and firm padding but this is also available in leather and lots of other colour options.

From: habitat.co.uk

Innovation Unfurl Sofa Bed with Pocket Sprung Mattress, Dark Leg, Mustard Flower – £799.00

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Stylish and contemporary, this sofa bed folds out flat to create a sleeping space large enough for two. Features a pocket sprung mattress and has lots of different sitting and sleeping positions.

From: johnlewis.com

Somerton Sofa Bed – from £1,026

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You can choose between a 2-seater or a 3-seater, there are more than 100 different materials including fabric or leather and there are 3 different mattresses too. Great quality, feels sturdy and reliable and the pull-out mechanism is fluid and lightweight.

From: willowandhall.co.uk

Berlin 3 seater distressed leather sofa bed in black £1,733.00

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This shape sofa bed is available in various different materials, including fabric, micro-suede and leather (shown). We love this one is distressed black leather (brown also available) with a sturdy pinewood frame and a foam mattress. Some assembly required.

From: maisonsdumonde.com

Loaf Sloucher Sofa Bed – from £1595

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Renowned for super-comfy and plush sofas, this sofa bed combines comfort with style. Available in two sizes, medium and large and with 156 colours available, you can really create your own bespoke sofa bed to match your other furnishings.

From: loaf.com

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