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Tight on space? Not up for sacrificing an entire room to have guests over only a few times a year? A mid-century modern sofa bed is just what you need to combine some retro inspiration with contemporary perks. There are so many different ways in which you can make a mid-century modern design work with your interiors. Whether you prefer long horizontal shapes and outward-pointing legs, a traditionally warm palette or the challenge of introducing a different hue, here are a few ideas to get you started. Just be sure to measure your available space first, including how much room you have for when you’ll need to turn your new sofa into a bed.
Elegant mid century modern sofa bed with velvet upholstery
If you want to blend a casual feel and a sophisticated touch, why not consider an elegant velvet model? Much more prestigious than synthetic fabrics like polyester, this material will immediately turn your mid-century modern sofa bed into a conscious decorative statement.
However, because it’s also more delicate, we don’t recommend this material if you have young kids or unpredictable pets running around.
While they weren’t as popular back then, nobody’s stopping you from choosing a lounger model for your 50s and 60s-inspired room.
A mid-century modern sofa bed with lounger will allow you to relax comfortably as well as sitting or lying down on it. These types of sofas will usually turn into double rather than twin mattresses when opened, which makes them ideal if you often have your parents or a couple over as guests.
Great for lovers of Scandinavian design, this minimalistic sofa bed features geometric details, wooden legs, and a bright yellow microsuede upholstery to bring a touch of brightness to your living room.
The finished back reclines into a sleeper reinforced by a natural and manufactured wood frame for optimal, long-lasting stability. The cushions, made of foam, are firm enough to support the back in both a seated and reclined position.
Steyning 88'' Square Arms Sleeper
Regal Convertible Sofa
This sofa bed comes in 4 different tones: navy blue, gray, mustard yellow, and green.
This multi-functional piece has a split back so you can personalize your comfort level by leaving the cushions up, folding them down completely, or anywhere in between.
This tweed sofa bed, with its angular lines, wide-winged arms, and low profile epitomizes modern 1950's style while giving the piece a contemporary twist.
Barry Cotton 88.1" Square Arm Sleeper
Available in pink and gray, this sofa bed is an excellent choice for streamlined, modern, and bohemian palettes. Its 100% cotton upholstery is free of AZO dyes, so guests with skin sensitivities can sleep comfortably all night long.
The frame features 8 stylishly tapered wooded legs for even weight distribution to prolong the life of your sofa. The sofa's back cushions can be removed as the incorporated sleeping surface is pulled out, to provide more comfort and unrestricted movement.
Courter Sleeper Sofa
This timeless chenille gray sofa bed with square style arms and wooden feet easily matches any style of décor. This gorgeous sofa provides spacious seating for you and your guests as well as a comfortable yet compact sleeping surface.
It is delivered fully assembled with a pullout mattress that measures 5" x 55" x 75", so all you have to do it take it out of the box and add some colorful or textured throw pillows to create a welcoming focal point in any room.
Dublexo Eik Sleeper
Equivalent to a full-sized mattress, this sleeper supports up to 400 lbs. in upright, reclined, and bed positions. The sleeper is wrapped in a flame retardant fabric to ensure safety for you and your guests. With a score of 30,000 rubs on the Martindale Rub Test, this heavy-duty sofa bed will last you years.
This armless, gray sleeper with lacquered legs is delivered with the tools you'll need for assembly.
This sofa bed is extra sturdy due to 2 additional legs placed in the center, to provide maximum support as a seating and sleeping surface. The coil spring seat cushions offer flexible comfort that is responsive to your body.
Since this piece is both stain and fade resistant, you can enjoy this light faux leather sofa for years, even with toddlers (or a messy partner) at home! Just wipe up any messes with a dry cloth.
This tufted 3-seater sofa quickly transforms into a twin sleeper, once both armrests have been extended outward. Sleek, small, and perfect for small spaces, this sofa bed can be placed in areas that traditional pullout models can't.
Upholstered in a linen blend and supported by metal legs, it withstands daily wear and tear while supporting up to 1,000 lbs.
Toss pillows are included, so there is nothing left to do than order, assemble, and enjoy!
Valdivia 87" Square Arm Sleeper
Designed to create a multifunctional living space, this navy blue 3-seater sofa folds down to form a full-sized, perfect for 2 adults. The sofa also features additional storage under the seat for organizing extra bed linens.
The frame is made of solid and manufactured wood to offer you and your guests extra stability, whether you're seated or lying down. The seat cushions are tufted and filled with foam and synthetic fibers for a firm yet cozy surface.
Thurlow 92" Flared Arm Sofa Bed
Only 92 '' wide, this compact sofa seats up to 4 adults comfortably. Fold the back of the sofa down for a full-sized sleeping surface spacious enough to accommodate 2 adults – with no mattress required!
This set provides the extra storage space you've been looking for with stitched side pockets on each arm and hidden storage under the ottoman's lid.
The set, available in ivory and gray, is delivered with 3 different toss pillows. One matches the sofa's fabric, one is a bright yellow accent hue, and the third is a Paris-inspired print in neutral colors.
Manatuto 87" Square Arms Sleeper
This sofa bed has a wooden frame to provide the stability and durability needed for daily use. Its stainless steel legs, warm gray tufted upholstery, and unique square arms make it the stylish addition to any mid-century inspired space.
The sofa's back folds down to expose a comfortable twin bed for overnight guests. An additional support leg is placed underneath the sofa in the middle to support up to 300 lbs.