Do you have frequent overnight guests? Or do you have infrequent overnight guests and no place to put them? Either way, you’ve probably realized that hosting without a proper place for your house guests is uncomfortable for them and for you.
But the remedy isn’t quite as simple as dedicating a room in your house as the guest room. Sometimes, you don’t have enough space, money or visitors to make that practical. So, what can you do?
What’s the Difference?
While pull-out couches, chair beds and sleeper ottomans all fold out into a bed, the most important difference is size. Pull-out sofas and convertible chairs may be convenient, but if you’re short on space, they may not be the best option.
Plus, not everyone needs another couch or chair necessarily. Sleeper ottomans, on the other hand, can fold multiple times to serve as a table or footstool. But many can also be unfolded into a lounge chair as well as a bed when you have the need.
In other words, this handy piece of furniture with a small footprint can make a huge difference when it comes to having guests.
Our 14 Favorite Ottomans for Overnight Guests
An ottoman is easy to add to any space because you don’t have to change things too drastically. Think a sleeper ottoman might be the best pick for your overnight guest needs? Here are 14 of our favorite picks.
This ottoman sleeper bed is a little on the larger side, but that’s a good thing. Instead of a round pouf or a square ottoman, this rectangular ottoman provides a lot more length than you’d find with a round or square ottoman. This means it will give your guests more space. Plus, it’s more functional for you as well.
A lot of buyers use this ottoman as a coffee table. The brown faux leather upholstery looks great with many decor choices. Plus, it’s easy to clean with a damp cloth. When you’re ready to use this ottoman for sleeping, remove the top of the footstool and pull out the twin bed. Take note that the bed can hold up to 250 pounds.
This sleeper ottoman is unique because it’s so versatile. It’s four pieces of furniture in one. Depending on how you fold it, the piece can serve as an ottoman, a lounge chair, a chair with a footrest or a bed.
This sturdy piece can hold up to 440 pounds and is made with high-density sponge for extra support. We love the denim blue color, but this model is also available in chocolate brown, dark gray and black. Reviewers give it a thumbs up for its sturdiness and the fact that no assembly is required!
This ottoman is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to display their ottoman at all times. It’s also ideal for those who want an ottoman that’s easy to transport. The ottoman has four wheels that act as built-in casters so that you can move it around your home without any huffing and puffing required.
To start, the bed folds into itself. From there, it has an upholstered square of fabric that fits to form your ottoman. After that, switching between the two uses is easy. Just remove or replace the cover and unfold or re-fold as needed. Plus, the four-inch mattress can support up to 350 pounds.
With a leather body and four wooden legs, this 80-pound ottoman bench is traditional in style. Transforming the ottoman storage bench into a guest bed is simple. Removing the ottoman top and pulling out the mattress as well as the mattress stand is easy. Plus, this ottoman features a two-inch memory foam mattress as well.
One of the best parts about this particular option, though? There’s no assembly required! That means there will be less stress on your end.
Along with its chic suede exterior, this ottoman has a soft button-tufted pillow top and storage space on the side. You’ll feel right at home. When you’re ready to use the ottoman as a sleeper, remove the pillow top and pull the bed free. The sturdy and durable interior design can hold up to 264 pounds.
This ottoman is on the rectangular side. As such, it is a good fit for people who want an ottoman that can act as a coffee table, an ottoman and a bed. Rather than storing a separate mattress inside, the ottoman unfolds. At that point, the same pillow top that you’d use as a seat or as a coffee table will then become your mattress top.
It makes for easier assembly and disassembly processes. That said, it does mean that someone might be sleeping in the same spot you rest your coffee in the mornings. Also, the ottoman comes with a pillow and can hold up to 200 pounds.
This four-in-one ottoman can also be a chair, sofa, chaise lounge or bed. It comes with a solid wood frame and breathable linen fabric. Plus, it doubles as a storage ottoman.
It can hold up to 250 pounds. The only assembly you have to do is attach the legs to the chair’s body once the ottoman arrives at your door. Reviewers report that the ottoman bed is both easy to use and comfortable.
By day it functions as a convenient foot rest or extra seat. By night it’s a fold-out bed for guest overflow! A perfect fit for small spaces, this ottoman features machine-washable zip-off covers, a steel frame and three high-density cushions that are perfect for catching some Zs.
And to make it even more convenient, it has wheels to make it extra portable. This ottoman will hold up to 250 pounds, but do keep in mind that it sits a little lower to the ground.
Not afraid of color? If you want to liven up your decor a bit, this sleeper ottoman comes in six different tones, including blue, green, pink and yellow (and light gray and white if you like to stick to neutrals).
But what guests will appreciate is the extra comfort provided by the memory foam cushions. Other convenient features include wheels, a side pocket and easy-to-clean linen fabric. Put all that together with its sturdy construction and frame, and you’ve got yourself a sleeper of an ottoman.
This flexible ottoman can be used as a chair, bed or lounger with a footrest. Another convenient feature of this model is that the headrest can be adjusted to 5 different levels depending on how you like to lounge or sleep.
The linen fabric comes in six different colors, including bright red if you’re looking for something a little bolder. Reviewers are happy with the sturdiness and quality of this mid-price ottoman. Just be aware that the mattress is a little on the firm side (though you can always add a pillow top for extra comfort).
This light grey ottoman has classic, clean lines and can be used as a lounger or sleeper. Reviewers like its sturdiness and convenience, but be aware that there is some assembly required.
Not satisfied? You can return it within 30 days!
Short on space and have a small budget? This ottoman from HOMCOM costs under $140. It also weighs under thirty pounds which makes it a cinch to move around. Its neutral tone and wooden legs make it an easy fit for just about any room, and it will hold up to 220 pounds.
Just keep in mind that the sleeper cushion has no frame and folds out flat onto the floor. But we still think it’s a great buy!
This well-reviewed sleeper ottoman has a metal frame and can hold up to 450 pounds. Both sturdy and functional, buyers say that it’s easy to fold and unfold and also appreciate the magnets that hold the skirt in place for a clean look.
It’s also available in light gray, dark gray and navy blue. Although some people find the mattress quite firm, a topper will help you add a little more softness when it’s in sleeping mode.
Like all of the sleeper ottomans on our list, this one has multiple uses. But what makes it unique is that the high-density, foam-filled cushions are supported by hand-tied springs to resist sagging over time.
It also features a sturdy black frame and is covered with a linen-blend fabric that’s resistant to mildew, fading and scratching. Choose from blue, light blue and light or dark gray. And to top it all off, no assembly is required!
What To Keep in Mind When Shopping for a Sleeper Ottoman
Do any of the above options look like your perfect fit? Keep these factors in mind when looking for the right sleeper ottoman for your home.
Sleeper Ottomans Aren’t Intended To Be Permanent Sleeping Situations
It is important to remember that sleeper ottomans aren’t supposed to be used as an everyday sleeping option.
So, if you’re expecting to buy a piece of furniture that’s going to last through consistent use night after night after night, it’s best to buy an actual bed. That’s not to say that sleeper ottomans aren’t sturdy or durable. They are, as long as you don’t overuse them. It’s best to have realistic expectations.
How Portable Do You Need Your Ottoman To Be?
If you plan to leave your ottoman in one room of your home, then you probably don’t need your ottoman to be mobile. But if you plan on moving the ottoman around your house, you’ll want it to be portable.
If that’s the case, look for an ottoman with wheels or one that’s on the lighter side. Some ottomans can weigh upwards of 100 pounds, which you don’t want to be lugging around your home regularly.
The more portable your ottoman is, the less likely it is to look like a real piece of furniture. On the other hand, the sturdier, classic-looking ottomans aren’t as easy to move around.
Sleeper Ottomans Aren’t Your Only Option
As mentioned, there are other options for overnight guests beyond sleeper ottomans or traditional guest beds. Visitors can also be accommodated in sleeper chairs, sleeper sofas, cots, bean bag beds, air mattresses, chest beds, futons, murphy beds, roll-up beds, and trundle beds. As you can see, your options are abundant.
Each of these options comes with its own set of pros and cons. So, first, you’ll want to consider what you desire most. Then, choose the correct sleeping set-up accordingly.
Want the most budget-friendly option possible? You might want to go with an air mattress or bean bag bed. Prefer something that you can hide out of sight?? If so, a murphy bed or trundle bed might be best for you.
Create the Perfect Space for Your House Guests
You always want your visitors to be comfortable when they stay overnight. But outfitting your home with a proper guest sleeping space doesn’t need to be expensive.
It also doesn’t have to take up a lot of your living area. With an ottoman sleeper bed, you can give your guest a comfortable place to stretch out for the night without sacrificing space or a lot of money, which may help you both sleep better!
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The 14 Best Sleeper Ottomans:
- Gambrius 48 Wide Rectangle Standard Ottoman
- Vonanda 4-in-1 Folding Ottoman
- Brylane Home Sleeper Ottoman
- Space Master Convertible Ottoman
- HOMCOM Two-in-One Design Convertible Footrest Sofa Bed
- Mcroberts Tufted Rectangular Ottoman
- Latitude Run Folding Ottoman Sleeper Sofa Bed
- Bouzov 29” Wide Rectangle Standard Ottoman
- Mercer 41 Creuzer 27.6” Wide Ottoman
- BIGSYY 4-in-1 Ottoman
- HomeSullivan Convertible Ottoman
- HOMCOM Folding Ottoman Sleeper
- Latitude Run Chaliyah
- Cimino 29.5” Sleeper