11 stylish sleeper sofas that are easy on the eyes -- and won't ruin your back

Multifaceted sleeper sofas can serve as an instant guest room — or as close to one as you might get if you don't have enough beds to accommodate overnight guests. And even though hide-a-beds used to get a bad rap for saggy mattresses and uncomfortable bars and springs, the good news is that the latest sleeper sofas are not only easy on the eyes, they're easy on the back. Cheap? Not usually. But stylish and comfortable? You bet. Clever too. From sleek futon-style daybeds to modern king-sized sleeper sofas with Tempur-Pedic mattresses, we share 11 new designs just in time for holiday guests.

1. Puzzle Wood Sofa Bed

Expand your small living space with the modular Puzzle Wood Sofa Bed from Innovation USA, a Danish-inspired convertible sofa that folds easily into a bed. $1,245.

2. Noah Comfort Sleeper

Interior designers repeatedly tell us that American Leather manufactures the most comfortable sleeper sofas on the market. Its latest design, the Noah, features clean modern styling with a platform system that includes Tempur-Pedic, gel and premier mattress choices. Pricing varies based on the size, upholstery, and the mattress selected. As shown, $5,085. www.americanleather.com

3. The Movie Queen Sleeper Sofa

The sleeper version of CB2's popular Movie Queen Sofa measures 80 inches wide by 40 inches deep by 27 inches high and includes a spacious queen bed inside. Available in 42 colors. Starting at $1,499.

4. Oxford Pop-Up Platform Sleeper Sofa

Simply pull out the bottom deck of the Oxford Pop-Up Platform Sleeper Sofa with the attached tabs and the bed pops right up. Spring and high-resiliency foam create a supportive queen-sized mattress so your guests get a good night's sleep. Starting at $2,199. Available at Room & Board South Coast Plaza and Culver City. www.roomandboard.com/catalog/living/sleeper-sofas/oxford-pop-up-platform-sleeper-sofa

5. Holmsund Sofa Bed

Slipcovered for easy machine washing, this affordable light pink confection from IKEA converts easily to a bed and includes storage underneath the seat cushion. $549. ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S89048659/

6. The Mono Sleeper Sofa

Very modern, the Mono Sleeper from Blu Dot ($1,999) includes one cushion, three throw pillows and a queen-size sleeper mattress. Available in gray, orange and sand upholstery. www.bludot.com/mono-sleeper-sofa.html

7. Dryden Queen Sleeper Sofa

Brushed pewter nailheads give the Dryden Queen Sleeper Sofa from Crate & Barrel a tailored look. Available in diamond-textured weave or velvety-soft microfiber. $1,999. Opens to a queen sleeper sofa featuring a bi-fold 51/2 -inch innerspring mattress with an air cushion layer. www.crateandbarrel.com/dryden-queen-sleeper-sofa-with-nailheads/s488745

8. The Vesper King Sleeper Sofa

The leather Vesper King Sleeper Sofa from Design Within Reach ($8,945) features an easy-to-fold-out bed that rests entirely on a wooden platform, which means you won't feel the sturdy crossbar underneath. www.dwr.com/product/vesper-king-sleeper-sofa-in-leather.do?sortby=ourPicks

9. The Mid-Century Futon

The simple Mid-Century Futon from West Elm ($999) seats three when upright and sleeps two when flat. www.westelm.com/products/mid-century-futon-h1472

10. Bedford Sleeper Lounge

The Bedford Sleeper Lounge from Gus Modern has removable back cushions, which allows it to transform into a twin sized bed for overnight guests. $1,950. https://gusmodern.com/collections/sofas-sleepers/products/bedford-sleeper-lounge​​​​​​​

11. The Fiona Super Luxe Queen Sleeper

Button tufting and nailheads give the Fiona Super Luxe Queen Sleeper from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams an elegant look. Starts at $3,992. www.mgbwhome.com/FIONA-SUPER-LUXE-QUEEN-SLEEPERBRavailable-online-and-in-stores-P11236.aspx

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