Sofa bed sales: the season's top money-saving sofa bed deals

The top sofa bed sales: we've rounded up sofa bed deals from all of our favourite retailers so you can put up overnight guests for less

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If you're looking for sofa bed sales, then you've come to the right place. Investing in a sofa bed can be a great way to free up space in a guest bedroom by ditching the standard guest bed, turn a home office or playroom into multifunctional guest space, or add some overnight sleeping to your living room. But sofa beds certainly don't come cheap, so snapping up a sofa bed deal can be a great way to cut costs. 

You'll find plenty of info on how to choose the best sofa bed for your home in our dedicated buying guide, but if it's sofa bed sales that you're after then we've rounded up the top deals available this month to save you some money...

Sofa bed sales on now

  • Furniture VillageThe brand has up to 25% off selected sofa beds this month, plus extra savings depending on how much you're spending; there's an extra £100 off £1000+ orders, £200 off £2000+ orders, and £300 off orders of £3000 and more
  • Heal's There's 15% off all Heal's furniture right now, including 15% off all sofa beds. That means the top-rated Oswald sofa bed (the comfiest sofa bed we've tried and tested so far) now has a £380 saving.
  • MADE At the moment the brand appears to be holding out for its Black Friday event, so sale pickings are slim, but there is a £200 saving on the contemporary Mogen 3 seater sofa bed
  • Wayfair There is always some kind of sale on at Wayfair, and this month is no exception. You'll find sofa beds with up to 50% off in the brand's current discounting event.

The top sofa bed deals

We've rounded up our best buys from all of the sofa bed sales now on, including our tried and tested favourite - the Oswald sofa bed from Heal's which currently has 15% off. 

Oswald 3 Seater sofa bed
Our tried and tested favourite now has 15% off

Oswald 3 Seater sofa bed | £2499 £2199 (save £380) at Heal's
The top-scoring sofa bed in our round-up of the best sofa beds available, the Oswald sofa bed utilises hypersoft foam and pocket-sprung cushions to deliver the best sit/sleep comfort we've come across. The three-seater sofa also transforms into a super generous king-size sleeping area with automatically unfolding legs to make guest set-up easy. It's selling fast though, so you might want to move quick to bag yourself a bargain.

Mogen 3 Seater Sofa Bed

Mogen 3 Seater Sofa Bed | £1099 £899 (save £200) at MADE
A contemporary square sofa bed upholstered in steel grey boucle upholstery, the Mogen sleeper sofa delivers a double pull-out mattress alongside seating for three. The mattress is fairly thin at just 6cm deep, and the seating is firm, but as an occasional sofa bed for a home office it could be worth snapping up with the current saving.

Tilt sofa bed

Tilt sofa bed | £999 £849 (save £150) at Heal's
You might only be able to sleep one guest on this sofa bed, but if you're after an occasional guest bed that can double as a daybed for the rest of the time, then this compact and aesthetically pleasing option could be for you. The angled armrests fold flat independently of each other allowing you to create the perfect position for an afternoon snooze...

Wantaugh 3 Seater Clic Clac Sofa Bed

Wantaugh 3 Seater Sofa Bed | £429.99 £339.99 (save £90) at Wayfair
Available in four different colours, including dark grey, light grey, black and blue, this sofa bed is certainly a bargain. It may look fairly basic, but if you're after a super affordable option and don't mind the firmness that that usually brings, then this could be an affordable guest option.

Coralayne 2 Seater Sofa Bed

Coralayne 2 Seater Sofa Bed | £799 £759.99 (save £40) at Wayfair
Wayfair has a whole load of rock bottom prices on sofa beds right now, including this Mid-century modern style sofa bed. There are five colourways to choose from, and the sofa is delivered flat pack making it easier to manoeuvre it into rooms with tricky access - although that does make for some self-assembly once it's in situ.

Black Friday sofa bed sales

Often hailed as the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday falls on the last Friday of November, which this year means Black Friday is on Friday 26th November 2021. 

The term Black Friday originated in the US to denote the first day following Thanksgiving when retailers would cut prices to draw holidaymakers to shop their store's sales. Driven by global brands, the price-slashing event soon crossed the pond, and now Black Friday - closely followed by Cyber Monday - has become one of the UK's biggest consumer extravaganzas, rivaling the more traditional Boxing Day sales. 

The event has also spread to encompass more than one day, with many retailers starting their 'Black Friday' events earlier and earlier to try to get ahead of the competition. And the event can mean good news for sofa bed deals.

As with any sale, it's important to keep a level head and not get too swayed by the price slashing. After all, when it comes to sofa beds, function, style, and comfort are just as important as the price. But, the event is a good opportunity to snap up a potential bargain on something you've currently got your eye on. 

You'll find our guide to all the best buys in our Black Friday deals hub, and we'll be updating this page to bring you all the best Black Friday sofa bed deals as they're unveiled, so watch this space!

How to choose a sofa bed

How to choose a sofa bed? We all want to score that sofa bed deal of the century, but don't buy in a rush without making sure you've got the right option for you. Whether you want a small sofa bed to medium, large or even a corner version; consider how each will fit in your living room layout by using masking tape or newspapers to create cutouts on the floor. 

Always remember to allow for the footprint of the sofa bed when measuring, and note the measurements from the back of the sofa to the end of the sleeping area, not just the bed’s dimensions. Also, always check that the sofa bed can fit through your front/back door, as there's nothing worse than ordering the sofa of your dreams, to find it won't actually fit into your house. 

Another good idea would be to check the size of the mattress, too, rather than judging sleep space by whether the sofa’s a two or three-seater. A big sofa doesn't always equate to a large bed, and a double mattress might be the perfect fit for a single sleeper, but if you've got a couple staying, they may not get a good night's sleep. 

You’ll also need to decide between a fold-out or pull-out sofa bed. Fold-out sofas tend to have a larger sleeping area, but won't have a headboard, if you're thinking of getting one of these, you might also want to add a mattress protector beneath the bedding to soften the seating/mattress and to protect it from spills. Pull-out sofa beds are a more affordable option, and may be all you need for occasional guests. They usually have two or three-fold mattresses: those that fold into three being thinner and less supportive than ones that fold into two, which will most likely be deeper and more comfortable.

Sofa beds come in both contemporary and traditional styles, so you won't have to compromise on it fitting with your decor. Long, low lines will create a modern vibe, while high-backed designs look more classic.

Forget style – what about the sofa bed's construction?

Sofa beds are made with the same fillings as sofas. Choose foam for a firmer seat; fibre for softness with support; or opt for plump feathers for the softest sofa. Fillings may also be combined for a balance of features. It's also worth noting that a sofa bed will feel firmer than a standard sofa, so be sure to try in store or shop with an online company that allows returns to ensure you’re happy to take a seat as well as put up visitors.

When it comes to the frame, just as with a sofa, look out for a hardwood frame that’s screwed as well as glued for long life. 

It's also a good idea to check the sofa bed's mattress for comfort. Some may be open or pocket sprung, or made from memory foam. Memory foam moulds to the body to create good support, but some people find it too warm. Pocket springs are more luxurious than open springs – and more costly – but they can help stop sleepers rolling together.

Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie joined the Real Homes team in 2018 as our Deals Editor. Now, as our UK Shopping Editor, she spends much of her time giving advice on what you need to add to your shopping cart. Whether that be a sofa bed for your spare room, accessories to give your space a new lease of life, shiny new appliances for a kitchen or some smart tech for an easier life. She's also our fitness and beauty guru, with hands-on experience with some of the top hair tools and the best home gym equipment around. Otherwise, you can find her rearranging the furniture in her space-savvy London flat, DIYing accessories to fit with her ever-changing colour scheme, or going on long walks with her pug. Next up on her to-renovate list is her bathroom...