Sleeper Sofa Dimensions (Full, Queen & Mattress Sizes)

Space is a premium for a lot of us. That’s where sleeper sofas come into play – they’re like a secret weapon for small spaces. They let you sneak in that essential rest without eating up your living area. Knowing the sleeper sofa dimensions you can fit into your place is critical to making sure you can still call your space a cozy kingdom.

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Here are the different sleeper sofa sizes to help you decide which is perfect for your room’s layout.

Queen Sleeper Sofa Dimensions

Sleeper sofa dimensionsLike many modern furnishings, sleeper sofas vary in size. Some manufacturers offer tiny cot-type pullout sleepers for bachelor’s pads, studio apartments, and other smaller-than-usual living spaces. There’s Twin and King, too. However, most tiny households pick a Queen sofa to accommodate a couple.

It is worth mentioning that Queen sleeper sofas vary in dimensions across brands. For example, Vesper offers furniture measuring 34 inches (86 centimeters) from the floor to the uppermost edge and 91 inches (2.03 meters) from left to right. The seat surface cradling or nestling one’s buttocks is 19 inches (48 centimeters) from the floor. Its seating depth (the section from the front to the back of the backrest) is about 40 inches or 1.02 meters.

That’s the sofa mode. Converting the Vesper into a Queen-size bed approximates the standard Queen mattress (60 by 80 inches or 152 by 203 centimeters). Hence, you can expect a fully open Vesper Queen to measure 86 inches long and 81 inches wide (about 2.18 by 2.03 meters).

The difference in width between a standard Queen mattress and a pull-out sofa is due to the thick armrests of the latter. Removing these seat elements should make the furniture nearly identical to a traditional bed.

Homeowners or individuals looking for sleepers besides Vesper can expect the furniture to range between 64 and 96 inches or about 1.62 and 2.44 meters. That’s sufficient for most couples.

Full Size Sofa Bed Size

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We know a full-size bed is slightly smaller than a Queen version, with the US standard Full measuring 75 by 53 inches (1.9 by 1.34 meters). Unfortunately, manufacturers often have different Full-sized dimensions.

For instance, the Leah model from La-Z-Boy measures 73.5 inches (1.87 meters) from side to side and 38.5 inches (98 centimeters) from front to back. This furnishing’s floor-to-backrest edge height is 38 inches (96.5 centimeters) or 4 inches (10 centimeters) taller than the Vesper Queen.

Meanwhile, the City 69 Full sofa sleeper is narrower by 4.5 inches (11.4 centimeters) at 69 inches (1.75 meters). It is also shallower by 3.5 inches (8.9 centimeters) and shorter by 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) than the Leah version. Despite these dimensional variances, we can still classify both sofas as “Full.”

Sleeper Mattress Dimensions

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Mattresses on sleeper sofas are like ordinary sleep essentials. These items are slightly smaller than the bed frame or, in this case, the sofa’s frame. Hence, homeowners or individuals can expect the mattress to be several inches narrower and shorter than the sofa’s dimensions.

For example, a 37- by 65-inch chair-type sleeper (94 x 191 centimeters) requires a 30- to 34-inch-wide (76 to 86 centimeters) mattress. Meanwhile, a 58- by 83-inch Full sleeper (1.47 by 2.1 meters) can accommodate a 52- to 55-inch-wide mattress (1.32 to 1.4 meters). As for a Queen version measuring 64 by 96 inches (1.62 by 2.44 meters), a 58- to 62-inch-broad cushion would be sufficient (1.47 to 1.57 meters).

Looking at the La-Z-Boy Leah (the example above), this Full size features a mattress measuring 71.5 inches long (1.82 meters) and 52 inches broad (1.3 meters). 

Can Two People Sleep on a Pull-Out Sofa Bed?

Most sleeper-type sofas (Queen or Full) can accommodate two people. Unfortunately, everything depends on the individual user’s size relative to the versatile bed’s dimensions.

For example, a 300-pound (136-kilogram) individual with a 60- to 70-inch body width can fill a Queen or Full pull-out sofa’s entire width, leaving no room for another person. On the other hand, Queen-size sleepers can accommodate three taller people.

Hence, individuals or potential buyers might want to consider the user’s body dimensions (i.e., width and length) when choosing sleeper sofas. Alternatively, you can find a brand with several sleeper-size offerings (i.e., Twin to King) and pick the right couch to accommodate the number of users.

What is the Weight Limit for a Sleeper Pull-Out Couch?

Furniture manufacturers subject their sleeper sofas to several tests, including its maximum weight capacity. No two sleeper-type sofas can have identical weight limits. Everything depends on the furniture’s construction, design, materials, and weight-bearing technologies. 

We can assume that larger pull-out beds have higher weight limits than smaller versions, allowing the latter to accommodate more and heavier users. For example, Twin sleepers can carry a top load of 250 pounds (113 kilograms). Hence, even if two people can squeeze into the Twin, the sofa might break under pressure if the combined weight exceeds 250 pounds.

Meanwhile, Full sleepers can accommodate a maximum of 500 pounds (227 kilograms). An extra 100 pounds (45 kilograms) is perfect for a Queen, while King sleepers can max at 650 pounds (295 kilograms).  

What’s the Difference between a Sofa-Bed and a Sleeper-Sofa?

Sofa bed and sleeper sofa difference

Some individuals cannot differentiate a sleeper sofa from a sofa bed because they are nearly identical, especially in the “sofa” mode. This furnishing looks like an ordinary seating object ever-present in homes. So, how are they different?

Sleeper sofas have an integrated frame that users can pull from underneath the furnishing. The frame has folding legs to stabilize the platform during conversion into a traditional bed. With the frame set up, users can extend the mattress and be ready for a much-needed sleep.

On the other hand, sofa beds don’t have a frame and mattress. Instead, these furnishings feature a thick folded cushion you can extend flat on the floor. 

Visit our futon dimensions guide for more related content. 

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