Blu Dot Flat Out


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Flat Out Sleeper Sofa
by Blu Dot

Flat Out Sleeper Sofa At A Glance:
The name says it all. Sit up or sleep it off. The Flat Out sleeper sofa quickly converts from upright lounging to horizontal sprawl. Playful contrasting stitching, kicky French seams and a solid stainless steel frame add pizzazz to the straightforward yet inviting design.

What's To Like:
It's easier than easy to flip the Flat Out Sleeper from day mode to night mode - and we've heard that it's quite comfy once it's all set up as a sleeper.

What's Not to Like:
The Flat Out Sleeper doesn't have armrests - so if that's a dealbreaker for you, head on over and check out the Blu Dot Diplomat Sleeper Sofa or some of our Innovation sleeper sofas with armrests.

The Bottom Line:
Whether you're expecting guests or just have friends crashing at your place frequently, the Flat Out Sleeper Sofa is a simple, smart choice in a cool modern aesthetic.


  • Overall dimensions: 34" h x 80" w x 37" d
  • Seat depth: 22"
  • Seat height: 16"
  • Solid hardwood and plywood frame
  • Brushed stainless steel legs
  • Brick Red/ Grey: wool/polyester blend upholstery with contrasting stitching
  • Smoke/Stone: 77 percent cotton/23 percent polyester blend upholstery with matching stitching

Materials & Measurements

Overall: 34" h x 80" w x 37.25" d
Seat: 16" h x 22" d

16" h x 80" w x 41" d
Blu Dot Flat Out Sofa Dimensions

About The Manufacturer

Blu Dot is a design firm that makes modern furnitureBlu Dot was founded in 1997 by John Christakos, Charles Lazor, and Maurice Blanks, three college friends who wanted to bring modern design and quality furnishing to everyone. Based in Minneapolis, Blu Dot does just that today - designing tables, chairs, sofas, and a variety of home accessories. Blu Dot furniture has a distinct feel and appearance with its personality and flair.

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Right sized for small space


from Oakland, CA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer


  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Assemble
  • Fun Funky
  • Good For Small Spaces
  • Sturdy


  • Fabric Quality Not Great

Best Uses

  • Informal

Comments about Blu Dot Flat Out Sofa:

After searching for a sleeper sofa online and finding nothing that was suitable for my small house, I was pleased to find this petite gem from Blue Dot. Most furniture makers seem to strive for the oversized, overstuffed and overly grand, but Blue Dot offered good design in the right size with fun colors.

This sofa is firm, which might be uncomfortable for some. But since it's for a spare bedroom I don't envision sitting on it for hours.

Delivery from Smart Furniture was smooth. The only hiccup was that they told me that it came assembled, but when it arrived, it was boxed in pieces. This was a minor inconvenience because it's too heavy to assemble by oneself. But with two people assembly was not a big deal.

My only concern about the piece itself is that the fabric won't wear well. It's more loosely woven than I would have liked. Blue Dot should ship fabric swatches to potential customers. Other than that I would have given the sofa 5 stars.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Flat Out Fabulous!


from Dade County, GA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer


  • Attractive Design
  • Cleaning Cloth Included
  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Assemble
  • Ergonomic
  • Great Color Choice
  • Sturdy


    Best Uses

    • Asian Theme
    • Bedroom
    • Fun Living Area
    • Informal
    • Waiting Areas

    Comments about Blu Dot Flat Out Sofa:

    In a nutshell, spent months searching for a couch for ergonomical design and comfort that has funky style and class for our living area that plays host to a number of people and will provide comfort as the sleeper for the Mother-In-Law's visits. It blends well with our asian influenced trendy home and ties in with the stainless steel in the kitchen of our open floor plan.

    *It has maximum usage space (can actually fit 4 comfortably)
    *Great alternative to a futon
    *Excellent price for the design
    *Perfect for a variety of personalities
    *Gets numerous compliments
    *Legs keep back of sofa from laying close to wall, keeping it from damage
    *Funky Fresh Flat Out!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Joy was such a "joy" to help us in our overall purchase decision. Thanks Joy!

    I picked it up at their convenient warehouse. Dustin emailed me google map directions, so I didn't even have to worry with that! The warehouse staff was quick and ready to please. It was light enough to be comfortably carried up stairs and the only assembly was to install the legs. One, two and it was done! Simple as that!

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    Shipping & Delivery

    Options are good. Here are your 2 shipping options:

    Standard Curbside: $43.96 per item

    Standard Ground Shipping
    Standard ground shipping includes delivery by FedEx or UPS to your door or main lobby. Once shipped, items generally arrive within 2-5 business days. Simple, fast and easy service.

    Inside Delivery (recommended): $99.00 per item

    Inside Delivery Service
    Inside delivery is a cost efficient way to have large or fragile items delivered to your room of choice. When your order reaches the local station in your area, the delivery agent will call to schedule a four hour delivery appointment. Caveat: If you need debris removal or light assembly (30 min max), you may want to consider our White Glove service.

    The Blu Dot Flat Out Sofa usually arrives within 4-8 days from the date of purchase for destinations within the contiguous United States.

    Shipping rates are equal to 5 percent of merchandise value for all Blu Dot items.

    For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.

    Product Q&A

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    • Q:

      Can regular sheets be used with flat out or with diplomat? What size?
      Asked on 6/23/2012 by none

      1 answer

      • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer


        The standard measurements for a full sized mattress are 54" x 75" and for a queen mattress are 60" x 80". The Flat Out measures 41" x 80" when deployed and the Diplomat measures 60 x 80" when deployed which means they would both need queen sheets due to their length, and in the case of the Diplomat because it is truly queen-sized.

        Answered on 6/25/2012 by Karen G from Smart Furniture
    • Q:

      What type of fill - fiberfill. polyfill? Describe the firmness for sitting and sleeping. What mechanism allows sofa to "flat out? Can the sofa be customized?:
      Asked on 11/26/2011 by Anonymous

      1 answer

      • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer


        The cushions are filled with foam, so the sofa is firm for both sitting and sleeping. This sofa works like a regular futon. You pull the back/top up and towards you and the sofa will lay flat.
        I'm sorry, this sofa can not be customized.

        Answered on 11/29/2011 by Anonymous
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      What is the fabric? Is their fabric protection? What is the material used for stuffing or batting?
      Asked on 6/2/2011 by rb from Silver Spring, MD

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      • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer


        The upholstery (whether grey or rust) is 100% polyester, but the rust feels like felt and the grey is a knit. We are most happy to send you samples to aid in your decision. Blu Dot doesn't treat their fabrics but you are welcome to. The cushion is foam.

        Answered on 6/2/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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    The Blu Dot Flat Out sleeper sofa comes with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty.