Holiday guests coming to stay? Sleeper sofas are a great way to dual purpose a room for occasional visitors. Often called sofa beds or sleep sofas, they are among the most versatile pieces of furniture you can own. Perfect for apartments, small houses, or homes without a guest room, they are no longer ugly pieces with bars and springs poking you in the back. Today’s sleeper sofas look and sit more like stationary sofas, and come in more styles and upholstery options than ever before.