Choosing the Best Sleeper Sofa for Guests

A sleeper sofa is a perfect option for making a room multifunctional and maximizing the use of space. It doubles as both a couch and a bed, helping you make the most of each room in your home.  They provide a comfortable place for your guests, no matter how often they stay.  


You may also use a sleeper sofa in your home office, creating a multifunctional workspace and occasional guest room. Read on to learn more about what to look for in a  sleeper sofa and the best selection we have to offer today.

What Factors to Consider When Choosing a Sleeper Sofa 

Choosing the right sleeper sofa for your home can be challenging. You have to consider your budget, the size of your home, the color of the sofa, who will be using it, and many other factors. This article will guide you in your decision-making process. 



You should consider setting a budget for yourself before making any significant purchases. Top-rated sleeper sofas vary when it comes to price and style. Knowing your budget can help you narrow down your choices to the best possible options for your home, that is within a price range that appeals to you.

Sleeper Sofas Primary and Secondary Uses

How you intend to use your sofa is essential to consider when picking out your sleeper sofa. You will want to know where you plan to put the sofa and have a rough idea of how often you might open it into a bed.

If you plan to use the furniture daily, go for a sleeper sofa that is durable, prioritizing comfort and support. This way, your sleeper sofa can withstand the wear and tear of daily use while also offering a space for visiting guests to sleep.

Size and Placement

Sleeper sofas come in a wide range of sizes. The couch itself may be a compact loveseat or a sprawling sectional, while the bed portion of the sofa may range from a twin-size mattress to a queen-size mattress. Knowing how much space you have available for use and where you intend to use it, will help with narrowing down your search. If you do not have a lot of space, a futon may be a better style for your room.

The best sleeper sofas for small spaces may not be the smallest, but rather the one that fits the space. Take measurements of your room to determine how much area you want your sleeper sofa to take up, both in a sofa and in bed form! You will want to make sure that you scale furniture appropriately so the room can maintain a nice flow of space. If you’re unsure what size sofa bed will work for you, our team at Adirondack Furniture can help!

Deciding if you intend to rearrange the room when turning your sofa into a sleeper, or if you’d prefer a minimal-effort piece is important, too. A futon may take up less space than a sleeper sofa and takes minimal effort.

Style of  the Sleeper Sofa

Sleeper Sofas today come in a plethora of styles. Styles ranging from minimalist futons, plush loveseats with memory foam mattresses, to traditional fold out beds.  They come in all shapes and sizes.  If you already have a specific sofa style in mind, that can help narrow down your search.

Otherwise, start by deciding the size and effort required to transform into a bed and how important comfort is for both the mattress and the sofa cushions. These factors should help clarify what type of sleeper sofa is best for your space.

Materials and Design

As with any piece of furniture you add to your home, you will need to decide what look you want your sofa bed to have. Perhaps a rustic wooden frame with earth-toned fabrics appeals to you. Or an overstuffed leather sectional may be a better fit for the vibe of your home.

Whether you’re choosing based on a specific color scheme or you have a style of furniture in mind, at Adirondack Furniture, we can help you find a top-rated sleeper sofa from our selection. We offer high-quality furniture in styles ranging from heirloom-quality Amish-made craftsmanship, to sleek modern designs.

Adirondack Furniture’s Sofa Bed Collections

When it comes to sofa beds, futons, and sleeper sofas, Adirondack Furniture has many quality options and styles to choose from. Some options are:

Mission Collection Futon by Elm Crest Furniture is an Amish-made futon inspired by the Mission style designs of the early 19th century and handcrafted by a specialized team of Amish craftsmen. Its durable, finely-crafted wood frame holds a 9” thick full-size foam and cotton mattress. 

Mission Sofa Bed by Quality Fabrications is another Amish-made piece constructed in the mission style. This sofa bed features the traditional folded pullout sofa bed construction. It contains a 5” innerspring mattress and comes in various wood finishes.

Futon by Byler’s Rustic Furniture captures the rugged aesthetic with a naturally cured hickory stick frame and mountain-themed cushion. Byler’s Rustic Furniture boasts hand-crafted, hand-selected furnishings crafted from the highest quality natural materials.

Emmerson Sleeper Sofa by Marshfield  Furniture is a plush, 3-cushion sofa that screams comfort. Marshfield Furnishings prides itself on over 75 years of comfort and quality , handcrafting their furniture with more durable frames and a construction process that guarantees a longer-lasting piece. This sleeper sofa is available in various fabrics, and is available as a twin, full, or queen sleeper bed.

Kildonan Full Sleeper Sofa by Palliser offers a lush full or queen size sleeping option tucked inside a simple but classy design. This sleeper sofa is available in various fabric and leather options. It comes equipped with a 3-layer gel-infused memory foam mattress to provide the ultimate comfort and cooling experience for your guests.Palliser offers a mix of traditional and modern appeal and has options that come in various seating arrangements, from an armchair to a full 3-cushion sofa. The classic designs are equipped with a smooth, European transition mechanism, making the switch from sofa to sleeper feel like a breeze. 


The Lakewood Sleeper Sofa by Flexsteel offers a contemporary style that has plush cushions, flared arms, and a convenient sleeper mechanism. You can choose a splendid comfort mattress, or even better, a memory foam mattress. Select from a wide range of fabric options to get the perfect match for your home. Flexsteel sofas are widely known for their comfort, durability, performance fabrics, and style.

Find the Perfect Sofa Bed at Adirondack Furniture

Furniture is a part of your home that should last for years. That’s why we believe the furniture shopping process deserves an exceptional selection complemented by special attention to help you find exactly what you want.

If you still have questions about selecting the best sleeper sofa for your home and guests, visit Adirondack Furniture in Syracuse or East Syracuse today. 


Our friendly and knowledgeable team of furniture experts will help you find the perfect fit for your home. From Amish-made furniture, to contemporary looks and traditional styles, we’re confident you’ll find everything you need. Create a welcoming and comfortable home, with our high-quality, American-made inventory.

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