6 best sofa beds for modern living rooms

Are you always putting up guests? Home feels like a hotel at weekends? Check out our pick of the best contemporary sofa beds to raise your hosting game

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When it comes to choosing a sofa bed for your living room, it's all about style and comfort. But finding a sofa bed that's attractive, comfortable and fits your budget is a true challenge. So we have put together this handy guide to help you. These contemporary sofa beds won't just ensure guests have a great night's sleep, they'll also fit perfectly in your modern living room

Prefer a more traditional style living room? Check out our guide to the best traditional sofa beds

1. The retro sofa bed

Sure to add a retro vibe to any modern living room, we love the angled wooden legs and buttoned details of this Chou sofa bed from made.com. It’s also super easy to use: the back just folds down with a simple mechanism. The arms can be removed too, (for those taller guests.)

Made.com sofa bed for a modern living room

(Image: © Made.com)

2. The storage sofa bed

Want to add extra living room storage? Not only does the Ashwell from Willow and Hall transform into a spacious double bed, it also has a spacious chaise storage compartment. 

Willow and Hall sofa bed with chaise storage


(Image: © Willow and Hall)

3. The compact sofa bed

Looking to squeeze a sofa bed into a small living room? The Aissa from sofa.com is super compact and super comfortable, plus you can choose from hundreds of different covers to suit your living room style.  

Teal blue sofa bed

(Image: © Sofa.com)

4. The customisable sofa bed

We love the versatility of the Chatnap sofa from Loaf. You can literally build your own sofa so that it fits perfectly into your living room. If you have the space, we reckon a double sofa bed with an added storage box is your best bet!

Loaf modular sofa bed

(Image: © Loaf)

5. The velvet sofa bed 

As you are probably well aware, we a love a velvet sofa. And we love a velvet sofa that doubles up as a bed even more. The Rupert sofa bed from Habitat doesn't only look beautiful, but it also has an entire double bed stashed under its glamorous exterior. 

Habitat velvet sofa bed in a modern living room

(Image: © Habitat)

6. The budget sofa bed

Born out of a dreamy collaboration between Ikea and Danish interiors brand Hay, the Ypperlig sofa bed is the perfect balance between form and function. Its simple design would fit perfectly in a contemporary living room, but is also subtle and slimline enough to be incorporated into a home office. Its amazing price also means it’s a great option if you are doing up a living room on a budget.

Ikea modern sofa bed

(Image: © Ikea)

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