Ottoman Couches Here: Comparison & A Piece of Advice!

The history of the ottoman stretches back hundreds of years into our past to the years after 1299 when the ottoman empire was founded. While this empire would endure in one form or another until 1922, the furniture that it inspired would continue well into modern-day.

The ottoman couch has a history as long as the empire after which it was named, but it has yet to stop seeing new innovations occur. While initially, ottoman couches would practically encircle a room, they are now reduced to furniture often found in the corners of rooms, used as footstools, or less commonly couches.

The most recent design of ottomans asks an important question, why settle for a couch OR a footstool when you can have both?

When I was looking for a way to store multiple guest beds in my house without taking up undue space, I was shocked when I stumbled onto ottoman that could be converted into couches that were serviceable as guest beds.

Fold-Out Designer Ottoman converts into a Guest Bed – Small Space Sleeping Solution

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In my excitement, I put together a list of these couches in the hopes that others who were seeking a similar furnishing solution might benefit from it.

List & Comparison of Ottoman Couches:

PhotoProductDimensionsMaterialsDetails
Gracelove Folding Convertible Sofa Bed Ottoman CouchGracelove Folding Convertible Bed Ottoman70.5x29x12.2in
Sponge, Steel, Polyester FabricMore Information
Handy Living FBM-OTT-LNN55Handy Living FBM-OTT-LNN5575.2x26.8x15.4in
Woven Polyester Fabric, SteelMore Information
Giantex HW52445BKGiantex HW52445BK83x28.3x23in
Ultra-SuedeMore Information
HOMCOM 02-0754HOMCOM 02-075477x29.5x12in
Cotton Fabric, Foam Sponge, SteelMore Information
Milliard Folding Bed Ottoman Single SizeMilliard Folding Bed Ottoman78.5x30x16in
Fabric, Foam, SteelMore Information

FAQ

How To Pick An Ottoman Couch

Convertible ottoman couches come in a broad variety of designs, though all of them share one thing in common. They compact down into a comfortable ottoman footstool and unfold into an easy to assemble sleeper bed or low ottoman couch.

Some varieties of ottoman sofas sacrifice appearance for this functionality, while others find creative ways to accommodate both needs and states.

Like any furnishing selection, you’re going to want to try to find one that accommodates your space, while also fitting the design theme you have going on.

Thankfully convertible ottoman couches come in as many different shades and materials as traditional ottomans, so you should have no shortage of options in this department.

The only storage that’s available in ottoman couches of this type is going to be what space is available under the assembled ottoman couch since the internal space will be used for additional cushioning.

Review of the Best Ottoman Couches:

1. Gracelove Folding Convertible Sofa Bed Ottoman Couch

This convertible ottoman couch is constructed of durable steel and upholstered in an easy to clean woven polyester. The cover comes in multiple colors that helps it match the décor of any space you use it in.

The total package includes a beautifully colored cover for the collapsed ottoman, a solid frame for sleeping support, and a comfortable mattress that can be removed to clean. The individual pads that make up the mattress are made from durable foam for excellent comfort.

First Impressions

I much preferred the look of the assembled piece over the first selection, the design of the slipcover that went over the collapsed ottoman was overall more attractive and available in four colors.

The way the bed was extended ensured that it remained sturdy and supportive while in use, and its sturdy steel design meant that I didn’t have to worry about it collapsing under my guests.

It would be a perfect addition to my guest room, making it possible to convert it into a lounge for relaxation and then into a guest room for multiple people when it came time for sleep.

Features

  • Collapsible design
  • Removable pads for easy cleaning
  • Raised legs keeps bed mode off floor
  • Overall dimensions: W: 70.5” D: 29” H: 12.2”

2. Handy Living FBM-OTT-LNN55

This convertible ottoman couch is constructed of durable steel and upholstered in an easy to clean woven polyester. The cover comes in multiple colors that helps it match the décor of any space you use it in.

The total package includes a beautifully colored cover for the collapsed ottoman, a solid frame for sleeping support, and a comfortable mattress that can be removed to clean. The individual pads that make up the mattress are made from durable foam for a great support.

First Impressions

I greatly preferred the look of the assembled piece over the first selection, the design of the slip cover that went over the collapsed ottoman was overall more attractive and available in four colors.

The way the bed was extended ensured that it remained sturdy and supportive while in use, and its sturdy steel design meant that I didn’t have to worry about it collapsing under my guests. It would be a perfect addition to my guest room, making it possible to convert it into a lounge for relaxation and then into a guest room for multiple people when it came time for sleep.

Features

  • Converts into Full Bed
  • Stable Steel Frame
  • Attractive slipcover
  • Removable pads for easy cleaning
  • Overall dimensions: W: 26.8” D: 27.2”H: 15.4”

3. Giantex HW52445BK

This convertible ottoman can be used in multiple configurations, including a chair, a fold out bed, and a comfortable footstool. The material used as upholstery is a comfortable and luxurious ultra-suede and has a beautiful channeled pattern for aesthetic appeal. Easy to clean surface requires a gentle cleaner and rag to remove most blemishes.

The foam interior is sturdy enough to provide support while being soft enough to be comfortable. The perfect solution for a child’s room, a lounge area, dorm, or anywhere you need additional comfortable seating with versatile uses.

First Impressions

This one caught my design due to the lack of frame and the fact that the whole thing was a cushion. It ability to be converted into a comfortable gaming chair, a bed, or a couch with comfortable seating appealed to me quite a bit.

I didn’t think it was quite right for my purposes, but I ended up picking one up for sons room since he frequently had friends over and there was ample opportunity for him to use it when it wasn’t serving as a bed. It’s served me incredibly well and I strongly recommend it for use in any child’s room.

Features

  • 5 configurations available
  • Ultra-suede for maximum comfort
  • Supportive and resilient foam cushion
  • Overall dimensions: W: 21.7” D: 28.3” H: 23”

4. HOMCOM 02-0754

This extendable ottoman is the perfect solution for the bedding needs of your unexpected guests. The foam filling provides maximum comfort while the removable surface ensures it will always be fresh and clean. The extendable legs provide a versatility not found in other models, making it useful as a footstool, a raised bed, or even a short table.

The powder-coated steel frame ensures that it will be durable enough to be used again and again. The slipcover comes in a luxurious suede texture to beautify any room its placed in.

First Impressions

This one was almost a perfect mimic of the one produced by Gracelove, but it had a reputation for having a more durable frame. Further reading revealed that the covers on the individual mattress pads are removable to make them easy to clean, something that was lacking in the Gracelove design.

This bed was also larger, being the size of a Twin bed once it was extended into its bed/couch form. The legs were also extendable to provide versatility in both its ottoman and bedforms. This also means that there was additional storage space underneath. It was looking like a strong contender in my search.

Features

  • Extendable legs
  • Removable covers for cleaning
  • Sturdy powder coated steel frame
  • Suede slipcover
  • Overall dimensions: W: 77” D: 29.5” H: 12”

5. Milliard Folding Bed Ottoman Single Size

This is a comfortable and convenient design for an extendable ottoman bed, utilizing thick cushions to provide a good nights sleep for your guests. The construction of this ottoman is capable of supporting up to 200lbs and provides a medium-firm surface to rest on.

The frame provides a sturdy wire-frame to support the mattress pads and is configurable into a chaise lounge for additional options. The covers over the foam can be unzipped and washed in a washer for ease of maintenance. When collapsed this piece can be easily covered with the included slipcover for use as a standard ottoman.

First Impressions

This ottoman couch was packed with options that made it an excellent selection for my intended purposes. Rated at 200lbs, it would conveniently support the majority of guests that visited my home, and the slipcover made it an excellent option for my lounge cum-guest room.

The multiple configurations also provided additional decorating options in that space, allowing guests to lounge, sit, or lay down as suits them. I loved the fact that the covers were removable as keeping them clean was going to be a significant concern of mine. The structure of the piece also brought a feeling of security, knowing that my guests could rest comfortably and safely during their stay.

Features

  • Slipcover
  • 200lb capacity
  • Multiple configurations: Bed, Chaise Lounge, Ottoman
  • Comfortable resilient cushions for long lifespan
  • Sturdy steel frame
  • Overall dimensions: W: 78.5” D: 30” H: 16”

Conclusion

These pieces are the one that made it to my final selection, and it was from these I would be selecting the furniture that would grace my guest room.

While the foldable black chair was tempting, it didn’t have the right feel or appearance for the guest room, though I did end up picking one up for my son’s room.

He absolutely loves it, and I’ve even found him sleeping on it in preference of his bed, but that could just be because he passed out there gaming.

I really wanted to order the Milliard bed, it was an absolutely exquisite piece that fit all my needs, but unfortunately, its price would be my entire budget. In the end, I chose four of the HOMCOM model, and they have served my needs perfectly.

My guests have expressed how much they love to sleep on these couches, and more than one of them have ended up buying one for their own homes. They love the way the slipcover turns it into a comfortable and convenient seat, and its ability to collapse adds versatility to the guest room.

I’ve been thrilled with these couches, and have recommended them to others.

If you’re looking for an excellent guest bed solution that won’t take up a lot of space and will continue to be useful even when not being used by a bed, I would recommend any of the ones on this list. If they don’t serve your needs, they’ll at least serve as an excellent place to start your search for your own.

About the author

Jessica Nickson

Jessica Nickson is a keen home and garden innovator with over 25 years of hands-on experience in, home improvement, landscape gardening and all things appliance related to making life easier and more interesting. You can contact her via e-mail - jessica.nickson.hd@gmail.com.

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