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Best small sofa beds: 5 top buys for tiny spaces

Our pick of small sofa beds have you covered... if you've got a small living room or a diddy spare bedroom

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Shopping for small sofa beds can be tricky. Sure, you can quite easily find and gorgeous sofa bed, that comes in the exact shade of grey you are after, the shape is bang on and even the price is good. Oh but wait, this sofa bed must have been designed for a living room in a manor house because it's HUGE. But fear not, we are here to help you find the best small sofa bed that will fit in your tiny space but doesn't at all compromise on style. 

The key picking the best sofa bed for a small living room is to choose a sofa bed that's a two seater with a clean-lined silhouette or opt for a love seat or chair-bed. Look out for armless styles, too, as anything that makes the length and depth slimmer will help your space feel larger.

Keep reading to get shopping our small sofa bed picks, and make sure to check out our best sofa beds buying guide for more options. We have a small living room ideas feature too if you are after ways to style your new buy. 

Small sofa bed: MADE Haru sofa bed in red orange velvet

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1. Made.com Haru sofa bed

The best small sofa bed that's still big on style

Specifications
Seats: two
Sleeps: two
Filling: foam
Type of bed: fold out
Colours available: 4
Size: H42cm x W120cm x D52cm (sofa) ; L182cm x W120cm x D26cm (mattress)
Reasons to buy
+Stylish design for a small sofa+Budget friendly 
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

If you are squeezed for space in your living room or just need a sofa bed to sit in the corner of a spare bedroom the Haru sofa bed from Made.com is perfect...

Why we like it

Stylish design (on a budget): In case you didn't know, we a biiiig fans of the velvet sofa, and if you think you have to fork out a load for one, then the Haru proves you wrong because it's only £299!

Easy to use: you literally just fold down the back and flip out the front, plus because this isn't a click clack model you don't get that awkward dip in the middle. The throw pillows can also be used for extra bedding and added comfort which is always a bonus. 

What to watch for 

One thing you guys might not love about this sofa bed is the slightly basic overall look, but we personally like the fact it's armless (better for small spaces). You should also be aware that a zip runs along the back of the seat as this is where the legs pop out; without the cushions on top it is quite obvious. 

Habitat small sofa bed

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2. Habitat Rupert two seater sofa bed

The best small velvet sofa bed for adding luxury vibes to your living room

Specifications
Seats: two
Sleeps: two
Filling: foam core with feather and polyester fibre top
Type of bed: fold out
Colours available: 10
Size: W180 x H86 x D108cm
Reasons to buy
+Amazing quality +Really comfy 
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

Looking for a small sofa bed but don't want to compromise on style? The Habitat Rupert sofa is your guy...

Why we like it

Plush velvet cushions: as we have said, we love a velvet sofa and this one is a lush as they come. Not only is the velvet really soft but the cushions have a feather top so you just sink into them.

Really comfy mattress: the mattress that comes with this small sofa bed is 7cm thick, so while it's not quite a proper mattress, for a sofa bed it's as thick as they come. 

Fold down mechanism: it's really easy to turn this into a bed, and if it is going to get frequent use this is a much better option than a click-clack model. 

What to watch for 

As with most sofas that have feather cushions this sofa will lose its structure over time but just make sure your flip the cushions every few weeks. 

Made.com Chou small Sofa Bed with Storage

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3. Made.com Chou Sofa Bed

The best small sofa bed if you are shopping on a budget

Specifications
Seats: three
Sleeps: two
Filling: foam
Type of bed: click clack
Colours available: 7
Size: W124cm x H92cm x D102cm (sofa); L192cm x W133cm (mattress)
Reasons to buy
+Extra storage+On trend design
Reasons to avoid
-Not the most comfortable 

After a super stylish small cheap sofa bed? The Chou sofa bed from Made comes in loads of colours, two different shapes and has extra storage, too.

Why we like it

On trend style: there are loads of colour options to choose from with the Chou, from pink velvet (yes, please) to mustard. There are also two different designs, depending on whether you need that extra storage space – if you aren't fussed about that, you could go for the stylish wooden tapered legs instead (plus this model is £100 cheaper). 

Easy to use: the click clack mechanism is super easy to use; it's literally done in two movements. There is also a really easy to follow video on the Made.com website that shows how it works.

Extra storage: as well as seating three and sleeping two, the Chou sofa bed has managed to squeeze in a bit of handy storage, perfect for storing extra bedding and pillows. 

What to watch for

As with the majority of click clack sofa beds, this doesn't make for the comfiest of sleeps. There is a very clear dip in the middle where the sofa bed folds back and the buttons might be slightly awkward to sleep on. Mattress topper or spare duvet underneath a fitted sheet? Not a bad idea.

Dunelm small sofa bed

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4. Dunelm Oliver Chair Bed

The best chair sofa bed

Specifications
Seats: one
Sleeps: one
Filling: foam
Type of bed: fold out
Colours available: 2
Size: H42cm x W105cm x D67cm (sofa) ; L191cm x W107cm (mattress)
Reasons to buy
+Great for small spaces+Wider than most single sofa beds 
Reasons to avoid
-Quite firm 

If you are looking for the perfect small sofa bed for a tiny spare bedroom, maybe to go in a home office, the Dunelm Oliver Chair Bed would be perfect...

Why we like it

Compact design: this is the smallest sofa in our round up, so the best pick if you are looking for something to squeeze into the spare bedroom. You actually get three sitting and sleeping positions with this model too, you can have it just as a chair, as a bed, or as a kind of chaise sofa by just folding the front down and keeping the backrest up – perfect for movie marathons. 

Easy to use: super simple to turn from chair to bed. You just unzip the legs from the back and the front sections and fold it out; one person can do it in a matter of minutes. 

Cool Scandi look: and obviously we are always about how the sofa looks, it might be cheap and it might work well but if it doesn't look great, what's the point? This one definitely passes the test. It's got a slight Scandi vibe with the simple armless design and the dark wooden tapered legs.

What to watch for 

This sofa bed is pretty firm, but it will soften up after a few uses and you could always make it more comfortable with a mattress topper. 

John Lewis small sofa bed

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5. House by John Lewis Kix II Small Double Sofa Bed

The best small sofa bed in a box

Specifications
Seats: one/two
Sleeps: two
Filling: foam
Type of bed: fold out
Colours available: 2
Size: Box: H41 x W120 x D60cm Bed: W120 x D14 x L181
Reasons to buy
+Cheap+Really compact 
Reasons to avoid
-It's not the best for sitting on 

If you are after a modern small sofa bed that you could store in the corner of your spare room, home office or even under the stairs, the Kix II sofa bed from John Lewis is perfect. 

Why we like it 

Compact design: while not technically a sofa bed, more a bed in a box, we really liked the idea of the Kix. It comes in two sizes, single and double, and is a great option if you need a spare bed and spare seating for guests but don't need a full-on sofa bed in your living room. 

Removable cover: we also loved that you can easily remove the cover and bung it in the washing machine on a slow spin. 

Super light: this 'sofa bed' weighs just 11kg, making it really easy to drag around your home into whatever room it's need, not something you could do with a proper sofa bed. 

What to watch for

We can't really fault the Kix. There aren't many colour options, just light grey and light blue, but that does mean they will suit most styles – and if you wanted to you could always chuck a throw over. 

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