It’s probably a requirement that somebody mentions a futon when you talk about needing extra sleeping space for guests. And don’t worry, we cringe right along with you. That is, until we discovered that there are actually futons out there that don’t look like they belong in a college dorm room. Surprised? Take a look at these 12 fabulous futons and become a believer.

1. Novogratz Vintage Mix Convertible Sofa ($749): Not only will you gain the bright eye-catcher your living room needs, but you’ll also get more sleeping space.

2. DHP Emily Futon Couch Bed ($169+): Here is the perfect solution for a guest sleeping space in your small, family-friendly home.

3. Langley Street Heritage Convertible Sofa ($529): Here is the perfect solution for a guest sleeping space in your small, family-friendly home.

4. Urban Outfitters Keller Convertible Sleeper Sofa ($699): Fold it this way or that way — no one will guess that it’s a comfortable place to sleep until you show them.

5. Grimsley Convertible Sofa ($470): It’s streamlined, leather, and impossibly chic. You’ve probably already decided that you need this gem in your apartment.

6. Divano Roma Furniture Modern Plush Tufted Linen Futon ($200):Neon makes any piece of furniture almost irresistible. Pick up this beauty and all of your friends will be wanting to have a sleepover.

7. Cost Plus World Market Xander Convertible Loveseat: If you need more sleeping space, but not that much, this little futon will make a cozy reading nook during the day and a pleasant bed for one at night.

8. Best Choice Products Modern Faux Leather Futon ($170): If you’re in need of something a bit more classic, you just have to try out this fantastic futon. Bonus: It even has cup holders built in.

9. Novogratz Brittany Sofa Futon ($285): This sofa futon is sleek and minimalist and will add style to any home.

10. Armas Sleeper Sofa ($380): Looking for a little mod style to add to your home? Say hello to this fab futon.

11. Divano Romano Furniture Modern Tufted Linen Sleeper Futon ($190): Give your living space the royal treatment with this deep-purple futon.

12. Gjemeni Couch ($999): With layered memory foam, a built-in outlet, and no tools required for assembly, this convertible couch *may* just become your favorite furniture purchase yet!

Do you do have a fantastic futon that we missed? Send us your recs @BritandCo.

This post was originally published on March 18, 2015.

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