Modern Sleepers for Apartments and Small Spaces

Small spaces such as apartments or tiny guestrooms which may also double as home offices ​call for sofa beds or sleepers. Here are seven modern sleepers to fit those small spaces.

These sleepers have very slim, modern lines, and even opened up they don't require a tremendous amount of extra space. Since all have firm surfaces, you may want to top them with mattress pads for sleeping. That could come in especially handy if this is to be your primary sleeping surface because they prevent any...MORE annoying slippage.

Because these are not especially large sleepers, most will sleep one person in comfort, while some will accommodate two.

As far as quality goes, you will find that most often you will get what you pay for, so make the choice depending on your budget, how long you plan to use it, and how often it is going to be used. Invest in a good solid piece if this is going to be your primary sleep surface.

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  • 01 of 07

    Blu Dot's One Night Stand was introduced at the 2008 ICFF and is still widely rated as a top favorite sleeper. Its sleek, low profile and mid-century modern lines make it a natural for smaller spaces, studios, and apartments.

    The sleeper is opened by removing the back cushions to flip the seat forward. The One Night Stand sleeper provides a queen-sized surface.

    Dimensions: 80"W x 30"H unopened. When converted into a bed it is  80"L x 62"W x 11"H. The sofa comes in different...MORE colors.

  • 02 of 07

    If you like vintage sofas, then you may want to look at this tufted number with Victorian-style legs. The sofa has a wood frame and is covered in velour with diamond tufting on the seat, cushion, and arms.

     It converts into 3 positions for sitting, lounging and sleeping.

    Dimensions: 81.5"W x 34.5"D x 33.5"H. Sleeper dimensions: 81.5"W x 44"D x 17.5"H. The sofa requires assembly.

  • 03 of 07

    This sofa opens up to around a full sized bed for sleeping two people. It has a pocket coil spring system seat cushion for comfort.

    It opens easily by lifting the light weight seat cushion, which has a pillow top for comfort.

    The back and seat frames are made from powder coated steel, and there is extra storage space available underneath the seat cushion.

    Dimensions: 83" x 38.5" x 34". The sofa requires assembly.

  • 04 of 07

    The back drops down to convert the sofa into a sleeper when needed. Use it for relaxing or watching TV when not in using as a bed. There is a drop down console in the middle with two built-in cup holders.

    It is available in a brown fabric or leather.

    Dimensions after assembly: 35.5" Depth x 71" Width x 36" Height.

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  • 05 of 07

    This bonded leather sleeper is more along the lines of a futon than a sofa bed because it folds up to convert into a sofa. Use the folded option for seating, and open up for relaxing or sleeping.

    The adjustable backrest can hold five different positions. There are two pillows for added comfort.

    Dimensions: 87" L X 43" W. Unfolded, the height is 7".

  • 06 of 07
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    Christy Sleeper. Photo (c) Simplicity Sofas

    This sleeper comes from Simplicity Sofas who specialize in making upholstered furniture for smaller places. You can find a review here.

    Available in different sizes and fabric, the sleeper uses an AirDream hybrid air/foam mattress and has a trifold mechanism for operating. It requires assembly but is easy to put together.

  • 07 of 07
    CB2 Flex Sleeper Sofa
    CB2 Flex Sleeper Sofa. CB2

    This is one of CB2's best-known sleepers. CB2, a sister company of Crate and Barrel makes smaller profiled furniture for modern living.

    The sleeper back can hold three positions. Upright for sitting, 45-degrees for lounging or fully flush with the seat for a sleeping surface for two. The cushions contain pocketed springs.

    Dimensions: 80"W x 37.5"D x 33.5"H.