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How to Choose the Right Sleeper Sectional

By day, sleeper sectionals provide all the comfy, cozy seating you could want. By night, they effortlessly transform into a luxurious spare bed – perfect for when you need to host an overnight guest in a pinch!

1. Choose the Sectional Size and Configuration.

Before you choose your sleeper sectional, ask yourself: What is the size of your space? How many seats do you want? Do you prefer a sectional with a chaise – and if so, do you want it on the right or left? Once you’ve determined the overall size, design and configuration, you can begin to narrow down your search by the type and size of mattress and sleeper sectional style.

sleeper sectional size and configuration

2. Choose the Mattress Type.

When it comes to sleeper sectional mattress types, you have two options: innerspring and memory foam. An innerspring sleeper sectional may offer a bit more ‘bounce’ and feelings of support, while a memory foam sleeper sectional may feel a bit more contouring. Test out each type for yourself in the store, and go with the one that feels most comfortable to you – if you like it, chances are high that your guests will, too!

3. Choose the Mattress Size.

You’ll also want to consider the size of the mattress in your sleeper sectional. Most sleeper sectionals will come with either Full-sized mattresses or Queen-sized mattresses; if the guests you are planning on hosting overnight are couples – or you simply prefer the luxury of an extra-large sleep space – go with the Queen. Otherwise, stick to the Full, which will still provide generous room and comfort for adult individuals.

4. Choose the Style.

While most sectional sleepers offer versatile designs that can blend in with any style, there are some that lean more contemporary – and others that lean more casual. For a crisp, modern feel, go with the clean lines and neutral hues of a contemporary sleeper sectional; for more of a laidback, softer feel, go with the relaxed edges and plusher look of a casual sleeper sectional.  

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