if you're designing a living room that needs to double up as a guest bedroom, there's no need to compromise on comfort. The key is to choose small two seater sofa beds with a clean-lined silhouette or opt for a love seat or chair-bed.
These choices will still give you a good sized sofa, while providing somewhere for guests to sleep. Look out for armless styles, too, as anything that makes the length and width slimmer will help your small living room feel larger.
1. Don't compromise on style
2. Choose a streamlined love seat for a small space
Love seats are a great option when space is at a premium, especially more streamlined versions without sides. Larger than an armchair but smaller than a two seater, they're perfect for tight space.
Find this Deverill Love Seat Sofa Bed in Herringbone Dew from Willow & Hall. Its removable cover is a practical addition that allows for easy washing.
3. Tuck a chair bed into a tight corner
This Shapiro Chair Bed in Echo Aubergine is available from Sofa Workshop with a standard frequent-use sprung mattress, though this can be upgraded to a deluxe mattress. Choose from a large range of fabrics.
4. Invest in a comfortable mattress
Ensure your guests get a good night's sleep by investing in a sofa bed with a comfortable mattress. While it may cost you a little extra, it's worth the investment if you plan on having people to stay regularly.
We love this elegant and compact Lolly Sofa Bed from Perch & Parrow. It's available in 99 different fabrics while being easy to pull out with a slatted base and luxurious 20cm deep open sprung mattress.
5. Maximalist scheme? Opt for a bold-coloured sofa bed
6. Choose a design that suits your taste
This Truffle Sofa Bed is a guest-friendly take on Loaf's well known (and well loved) Truffle sofa and is available in 155 different fabric finishes, meaning you're guaranteed to find a style that suits your space.
7. Choose bedding that matches your scheme
When choosing bedding for your sofa bed, opt for something that matches your living room scheme as this will help the space feel more like a guest bedroom (even if it's not). Also don't be afraid to add some blankets to make it feel cosy.
Streamlined and narrow, this Harrison Compact Sofa Bed from MY Furniture is perfect for a small living space. A simple click mechanism converts the sofa to a comfortable bed in seconds, meaning it's stylish and practical.
8. Consider a classic leather sofa bed
Sofa beds also come with a leather finish, if that's more your style. They look a little more like a sofa than some sofa beds, especially if you opt for a small two seater.
This Square Arm Leather Sofa Bed from Indigo Furniture has a comfortable three fold mattress, a sprung base and comes in six different leather finishes.
9. Inject colour with bright sofa bed
The contemporary design of this Metro Small Sofa Bedfrom Furl makes it the perfect addition to a small living room. It has an angled back for extra comfort as a seat, and as a bed the thick mattress will aid sleep.
10. Choose clean lines for a modern living room
This Porto Sofa Bed has a 5cm deep foam mattress which is equivalent to a small double bed. Choose from a selection of five different finishes.