12 sleeper sectionals that make for a stylish seating update

Sleeper sectionals offer spacious seating plus overnight guest bedding, making them a great option for multifunctional living. Here are the best you can buy

An off-white sleeper sectional in a modern living room
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Looking for sleeper sectionals? You're in the right place. If your hunt for the best sleeper sofa has led you to the conclusion that a sectional option is the best fit for your home, then you're in luck, as in this round-up we've tracked down all the best sectional sleeper sofas on offer - a task that is no mean feat, as not every sofa retailer offers sleeper sofas, and not every sleeper sofa retailer offers a sectional sleeper sofa. (Try saying that three times, fast!).

Generally made up of modular seats, a sectional sleeper offers a versatile solution for putting up overnight guests, and gives you the space to really get comfortable. Some options also allow you to expand your seating as your family grows, enabling you to add more sections as room size or budget allow. Others offer more than just a hidden mattress or pull-out sleep surface, disguising extra storage underneath their seats. 

And the best news is that there's an option to suit your home, whatever your decor, with mid-Century, classic, and contemporary designs on offer in a whole host of upholstery options; from sumptuous velvets to hardwearing leather and everything in between.


12 sleeper sectionals that are big on style

A contemporary black velvet sleeper sectional

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1. Novogratz Perry Storage Futon Sectional

Sofa: H33 x W87 x D61" | Upholstery options: 1
Curved lines and dark grey velvet upholstery make this sleeper sectional a stylish addition to the living room or home office. It also works harder than just offering a multipurpose sit/sleep solution, disguising hidden storage underneath the chaise section that's perfect for stashing guest bedding out of sight. The backrest also allows for three lounging options; upright, reclined, and fully flat for sleeping.


A light grey modular sleeper sectional

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2. Burrow Block Nomad Sofa

Sofa: H33 x W85 x D35" | Upholstery options: 5
Burrow takes a different approach to the sleeper sectional with the Nomad sofa, creating a modular sofa design that you can transform into guest bedding with the addition of the brand's sleep kit. Designed to combat the often thin mattresses of the classic pull-out sleeper, the kit includes a memory foam topper and a custom sheet set designed to fit all Nomad sofa configurations perfectly, a quilted blanket, pillow, pillowcase, and an eye mask.


A blue velvet sectional futon

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3. Atwater Living Karen Futon Sectional with Storage

Sofa: H33 x W84 x D61" | Upholstery options: 3
At just 84" wide, this compact sectional futon is perfect for a small living room. Available in black, light gray, or navy, the split-back design independently converts between three positions; sitting, lounging, and sleeping. The vertical fluting on the backrest adds on-trend detail, and the interchangeable chaise can be placed on either side of the sectional, whilst also disguising hidden storage.


A contemporary grey sleeper sectional from Haynes Furniture

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4. Fairfax Grey Chaise Sleeper Sectional

Sofa: H35 x W111 x D61" | Upholstery options: 1
A great option for a movie marathon as well as catering for overnight guests, this sleek and contemporary sectional sleeper converts quickly and easily with a pop-out trundle section that expands the sectional’s depth from 51 to 92 inches.


A green velvet sleeper sectional

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5. APT2B Avalon 2pc Sleeper Sectional

Sofa: H30 x W107 x D65" | Upholstery options: 60+
This stylish sleeper sectional is available in over 60 upholstery options, making finding a look that suits your decor an easy job. We love the velvet options that pair well with any of the 3 leg finishes; pecan, espresso, and natural wood. Guests will also be happy with your choice, with a full-size, 5.5" thick innerspring mattress hidden within the sleeper sofa's solid wood frame.


A white sleeper sectional from Apt2B

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6. APT2B Tuxedo 2pc Queen Sleeper Sectional

Sofa: H30 x W121 x D88" | Upholstery options: 60+
Another option that's available in over 60 upholstery options, this stylish 2 piece sectional sofa hides a generous queen-size 5.5" thick innerspring mattress. Its boxy form is contemporary yet timeless, and that chaise is extra long with a 88" depth; perfect for kicking back and relaxing.


A contemporary soft green velvet sleeper sectional from Crate & Barrel

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7. Crate + Barrel Barrett 3-Seat Queen Reversible Sleeper Sectional

Sofa: H30 x W90 x D63" | Upholstery options: 17
This sleeper sectional offers a generous queen-sized 5.5" thick innerspring mattress in a relatively compact 90" width sofa seat thanks to its clever chaise section, which is actually a modular storage ottoman that can be pulled out of the way to allow the bed to extend. Available in over fifteen neutral upholstery shades the timeless design works well with a wide variety of decor styles.


A neutral upholstered U-shaped sleeper sectional

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8. Ashley Homestore Ashlor Nuvella® 3-Piece Sleeper Sectional with Chaise

Sofa: H37 x W138 x D68" | Upholstery options: 1
If you're looking for a sleeper sectional that offers plenty of seating, then this U-shaped corner section layout could be the one. It comes in 3 parts; the right-arm facing chaise, left-arm facing chaise, and an armless sofa sleeper that hides away a full-size memory foam mattress. No need to worry about spills either, with the Nuvella® fabric offering fade-resistance, stain-resistance, and easy cleaning.


A blue velvet chaise sectional sleeper

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9. Ashley HomeStore Edison Futon Sectional

Sofa: H32 x W83 x D55" | Upholstery options: 5
An affordable sleeper sectional that works within a classically decorated home can be a particularly hard piece to source, but the turned wooden legs of the Edison futon could deliver enough period detail to satisfy. The compact 83" width is also ideal for a smaller room, with the high legs helping to increase feelings of spaciousness by not blocking the visual flow from wall to wall.


A grey chaise sleeper sectional from iNSPIRE Q Modern

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10. iNSPIRE Q Parker Convertible Sofa

Sofa: H35 x W87 x D50" | Upholstery options: 3
Another 'quick to convert' option, the mid-Century inspired Parker sofa disguises a pull-out extension under the main seat, meaning you can transform your seating into guest bedding, or just kick back with your feet up in a few easy moves. The tapered walnut finish legs lend a traditional touch and the chaise section lifts to reveal hidden storage under the seat.


A black velvet corner sectional sofa from APT2B

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11. APT2B Monroe Drive 3pc Sleeper Sectional

Sofa: H29 x W112 x D111" | Upholstery options: 60+
Streamlined and contemporary, the Monroe Drive's elegant curves and tufted seats are sure to make a statement. The low back and focal-point design make this the perfect sectional sleeper to use centerstage in an open plan room, whilst the 5.5" thick full-size innerspring mattress ensures overnight guests can also be hosted in style. Available in over 60 upholstery options the seating is also complemented by a wide range of matching furniture; from loveseats to armchairs.


A grey chaise recliner sleeper sectional

(Image credit: Ashley Homestore)

12. Ashley HomeStore Salado 2-Piece Storage Sleeper Sectional

Sofa: H38 x W84 x D59" | Upholstery options: 1
Want a sleeper sectional that allows you to truly recline? The Salado not only offers an extendable pull-out section hidden under the main seat to allow you to put your feet up, but also comes with adjustable headrests that fold down when not in use and lift to provide tilted support when you're ready to relax. Plus, the extended section offers plenty of space for overnight guests to bed down, and the sofa even includes USB charging ports for your devices.


A blue sectional sleeper sofa from iNSPIRE Q Modern

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How to choose the right sleeper sectional for you

Measurements: It may sound obvious, but before buying you'll want to make sure your sleeper sectional fits the room you intend to use it in! It can be a good idea to measure out the dimensions of the sleeper sectional on the floor of the room you're going to put it in first to get a better idea of its size.

Remember to assess the depth of the sleeper sofa, both in sofa form - so you have plenty of room to walk around the room and access doors and windows - and when the sleeper sofa is extended. Take a look at our small living room layout ideas to see if your planned room layout is the best use of limited space. 

It's also worth bearing in mind that with a futon sofa bed the backrest becomes a part of the sleeping surface, whilst with a pull-out sleeper sofa, the sofa back remains in place, which can mean that when extended the bed takes up quite a bit more floor space. 

Make sure to check and measure access requirements too to ensure you can get your sleeper sofa into the room you plan to use it in - this can be easier with a sleeper sectional that comes in modular parts.

Seating space: This one is fairly self-explanatory, but if your sofa bed is going to be your household's main sofa then make sure you have enough seating space for everyone to sit comfortably. A sectional sleeper sofa is great for families or couples as it allows two people to recline, or extra room for kids to pile on.

Mattress size: Always double-check the size of the sleeper sofa mattress or the futon's sleeping area before you buy, as they can differ greatly. Although a sofa bed may say it's full-size, it often isn't as generous as a regular mattress would be - both in width or length - so if you're likely to be sleeping two guests, and they're staying a good length of time, you may want to go for a bigger sleeping area to make them more comfortable.

Mattress construction: As well as the mattress size, it's also well worth checking what type of mattress construction you'll be getting with a pull-out sleeper sofa. Budget pull-out models tend to have thinner mattresses that  - other than the height of the sleeping surface - don't really offer much more comfort than a futon sofa bed, whereas higher-end options offer innersprung or memory foam mattresses with greater depths.

For the full lowdown on the difference between mattress types, read our guide to how to choose the best mattress, but generally speaking, the deepest mattress is likely to be the most comfortable (we've probably all encountered the lumps and bumps of the bedframe sticking up through a thin sleeper sofa mattress!). 

An off-white sleeper sectional from APT2B

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Are sleeper sectionals comfortable

The truth is a sleeper sectional is generally going to be a little less comfortable to sit on than a dedicated sofa because it has to hide the mechanics that help it to extend into a bed somewhere within the frame. This means the seating over the bed section is likely to have has less spring in it and will tend to feel firmer to sit on than a regular sectional. 

But that's not to say a sleeper sectional isn't still a great piece of multifunctional furniture, and you can still use a sleeper sofa as your main seating as long as you don't mind sacrificing some squish-factor.

When it comes to sleeping, how comfortable a sleeper sectional is depends a lot on how firm you prefer your sleeping surface and which type of mattress you choose, with the thickest depths often offering a comparable sleep surface to a regular bed - albeit potentially a little shorter or narrower than a standard mattress.

A blue velvet sleeper sectional

(Image credit: Atwater Living Karen Futon Sectional with Storage)

Still considering other options? If you have the space to play with then make sure to check out our edit of the best queen sleeper sofas to give your guests room to stretch out, or, if space is more limited and you need a multifunctional guest bed that works for small space living, head over to our guide to the best sleeper chairs you can shop.

Amy Lockwood
Amy Lockwood

After completing a major house renovation, Amy discovered what she had always suspected; that decorating is the best part. She joined the Real Homes team to share her love for all things interior, finally putting all those hours spent agonizing over the best white paint to good use in Real Homes’ carefully researched buying guides, and helping readers to find the best furniture, decor, and furnishings to create the home they've always dreamed of. 

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