Dillon Wall Hugger Futon Frame

Considering getting the Dillon Wall Hugger Futon Frame? The word futon is a Japanese word originally referring to any round mat or cushion filled with leaves. A traditional Japanese Futon is a group of three products making up a bed. 

Dillon Wall Hugger Futon Frame in Maple Finish

The three products consist of a futon, which is a thin cotton pad, a shikibuton which is a three folding pad that sits under the thin cotton pad, and a Kakibuton which is a comforter that goes on top of the thin cotton pad. 

Choosing between a traditional sofa bed and a futon sofa bed has much to do with personal preference. Each has its own benefits. If you are looking for a more traditional couch look and feel and don’t really care if your guests are comfortable, then a traditional sofa bed, or click clack futon may be the better option for you. However, if you are looking for a versatile, customizable, piece of furniture, a futon will be what works for you both day and night.

Futons are smaller, lighter, and work better in small spaces. Which brings us to this beautiful Dillon Natural Wood Wall Hugger futon. The Dillon Natural Wood Wall Hugger Futon Frame from Strata features a design that comfortably pairs with any futon mattress designed and handcrafted by The Futon Shop. 

The Dillon Natural Wood Wall Hugger Futon Frame from Strata features a design that comfortably pairs with any futon mattress designed and handcrafted by The Futon Shop. The light natural wood finish brightens any room and pairs well with any decor. 

From a kid’s gaming room to an upscale living room, this great design fits in any setting. The Dillon Futon Frame is the most space-efficient wall hugging futon on the market.

Pros

  • Has a design that comfortably pairs with any mattress
  • Is comfortable to sit and sleep on
  • Has a sleek design
  • Converts to a bed
  • Is a space-saving futon

CONS

  • The mattress is not waterproof or stain resistant

Aesthetics

This futon has a very down to earth and natural look which is actually really aesthetic. It is that futon that you can put on a patio or on a slab in your backyard because its natural look will blend in with the background very well.

Available in Black Walnut, Pecan, Maple, Black & Cherry finish this futon can definitely set and make a difference in your home or in your garden. 

Dillon Wall Hugger Futon Frame in Maple Finish

The sleek low profile design of the Dillon Wall Hugger is simple and sturdy, combined with its patented space-saving wall-hugging design, makes the Dillon Natural Futon Frame very popular. 

If you have a modern or traditional home you can definitely find a way to work with this futon. The accent around it has to be more natural for it to fit in well. In case you have a rustic interior this futon here may just be your biggest contender.

Sizes

Coming to you in either Full W76.5″ x D40″ x H11.5″ or Queen W82″ x D40″ x H11.5″ this futon is generally not as big as a traditional sofa. It can fit in small and large spaces and still have that same natural vibe to it. 

Its size is perfect if you are looking for something to add in a bedroom or in a living room as either a secondary furniture piece or even yet as the primary one. 

Now unlike most futons that require a reclining allowance when turning to a bed this pretty one here doesn’t need any of that. You will find that this futon can turn to a bed without actually having to move from the wall which just makes things easier. 

Now as I said that it can fit in small spaces if you plan on using it as a bed as well. You have to make sure that you have enough allowance for it to stretch.

Feel

When it comes to comfort this one here could never let you down. Coming to you in with a full size or a queen-size this futon is both comfortable to sit on and to sleep on.

Being made from High-Quality Imported Hardwood Grown Utilizing Strict Standards Of Sustainable Forest Management this futon is both environmentally friendly and comfortable. 

It’s not bouncy nor does it provide the same comfort that you would get from a regular sofa bed. However, it does not make it any less comfortable.

It is definitely designed to be slept on and sat on so the mattress will offer you some supportive comfort to make sure that when you sleep on it you will not wake up with any aches all over. So don’t worry this futon is much okay when it comes to comfort.

Durability

The Strata wall hugger futon frames are all coated with low VOC finishes. Giving them a certain type of natural shine that you definitely love. Available in Black Walnut, Pecan, Maple, Black & Cherry finish this futon is very much durable especially because of the natural construction that was set on it. 

It comes with an easy front opening and closing mechanism and can convert to a bed easily which is exactly what you need. Low VOC finish is safe for Organic Homes. The patented mechanism is easy to understand. You really don’t have to worry about anything when it comes to this sofa’s durability; it is truly a strong one.

Price

For a futon, this one may come off a bit pricey but judging from the way it is separate from the other futons I wouldn’t even blame the pricing they used. However in general it is very affordable and if you want one you can even get it now. 

Contemporary designing may put you off at first but if you have a great imagination you’ll be able to see that this futon has been designed for your home and it will manage to do everything right if you give it a chance.

Verdict

Well, this brings us to the end, I have to say. If you are looking for a great futon for your home or room. This one here will be your best pick. Give it a try. 

Jetson Wood Futon Sofa

If you are looking for an affordable, versatile, and comfortable solution for overnight guests don’t discount a futon. Perhaps the Jetson Wood Futon Sofa? 

The dorm room staple has gone through quite the upgrade over the past few years. Add character or spice up any room while giving guests a comfortable place to rest. 

When thinking about purchasing a futon there are a few items to consider. With the multiple options and sizes, it is a good idea to have an idea or plan on how and where you will be using your futon. A futon sofa can be a sofa or a bed.

Jetson Wood Futon Sofa Dark Cherry Finish

A futon can be the most comfortable and versatile sofa you have ever owned. A futon sofa purchased with the right mattress can be one of the most usefully versatile pieces of furniture you’ll ever purchase. 

The Jetson Bi-fold Dark Cherry Futon Frame designed and imported by TFS features a simple yet classic arm style. The front opening and closing futon frame make it ideal for small spaces. 

The Jetson Dark Cherry Slider Futon Frame design and imported by TFS and is designed in dark cherry with real cherry red tones. The Jetson cherry hardwood futon frame features a 3 spindle designed to add simple elegance to any room setting. 

The Jeston frame opens and closes from the front so it is easy to operate, even with a thick futon mattress on top. The Jetson pairs wonderfully with any futon mattress handcrafted by TFS and don’t forget that any wood frame made by TFS can be equipped with optional storage drawers.

Pros

  • Is very comfortable
  • Includes Pull Out Loveseat extension
  • Easily converts to a bed
  • Comes in different colors to choose from

CONS

  • The mattress is not waterproof or stain resistant

Aesthetics

When it comes to looks this futon comes to you with a contemporary design that can definitely cut across so many transitional and design lines. Available in Warm Cherry, Dark Cherry, & Java finish this futon will bring a new shine to your home that you will love and enjoy. Welcome, a fresh breeze of sensation with this futon. 

Jetson Wood Futon Sofa Dark Cherry Finish

Why worry about where guests will sleep when this beautiful piece exists. The futon comes with a modern frame that makes it look more like a bench and less of a futon. The design is very appealing especially if you don’t like the whole humble look some futons have. 

All in all, with this look this futon could fit in very well in any room that you set it in but would work exceptionally well on a garden porch or on the patio just so you can see the sunrise and sunset over some drinks and coffee. It really is a beautiful futon and I can assure you that it will not damage the decor in your home. If anything this futon might actually enhance it.

Sizes

Besides coming with a matching drawer that is if you want one. This futon comes at a moderate size making it fit for any room size. It is a great futon to add to your home if you live in a small apartment but still want style. 

At the same time, it’s a really great piece to add to your home if you are looking to add something with an aesthetic appeal. While direct measurements are not given you can best believe that this futon will do great things for you and your home. 

As a sofa, it can probably take up about two people and as a bed, it would be comfortable for only one person. Which should be just fine if you aim to use it as a guest bed. I mean it’s not like you have overnight guests every night right.

Feel

The best thing about this futon is that you can use it as a regular sofa or lounger. Then at night, you can easily turn it to bed without much fuss. It has bed locked positions so you won’t have to worry about it sliding back to being a regular futon while you are sleeping on it. It is an easy and patented front opening and closing operating system. 

Which makes it very convenient for those nights when you are very tired and you just need somewhere to rest and sleep. You will find that the component of the seat deck slides out and legs fold down to form lounge and bed positions. 

It also has a very stable feel so you don’t have to worry about toppling over. So don’t worry about comfort when it comes to this futon all is well taken care of.

Durability

When it comes to durability the mark in this futon is very impressive. It has laid down a foundation that we find very impressive. Sustainably grown and harvested tropical hardwood certified for compliance with the International Tropical Timber Organization was used in making the frame. 

Now not only will this futon give you extra comfort but you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the environment was clearly being considered. It has a multi-step, hand-rubbed finish for rich color as well as steel plates on front & back stretcher bars.

Enhanced with patented steel reinforcements that are situated at all stress points. This futon will last you just long enough plus a limited warranty to make things better.

Price

For a futon that is this convenient and aesthetic, this one comes at a very affordable price. It may not be the cheapest but it is definitely not the most expensive. It’s a great futon have and I would say it is definitely worth more than the price it has been set on. 

Verdict

In conclusion, this is a great futon to have. From the look and style of it, I would definitely state this futon as one of the best. When it comes to comfort it will give you what you need for a long time without causing any stress to your life so why wouldn’t you want something like this in your home? 

Cornerstone Wood Amish Classic Bent Arm Mission Futon Frame Oak

Unlike regular sofas, futons are actually great for long term sleeping arrangements. How does the Cornerstone Wood Amish Classic Bent Arm Mission Futon Frame Oak sound? In this case, you have visitors over and they are staying for like a week or more, at least they don’t have to crowd up on the couch in your living room. 

So if you want to get a futon, at least now you know that it’s affordable, practical, space-saving and multi-functional. This is where it wins over a regular couch. You’ll find that with a regular sofa you can just set it out in the living room and no matter how cramped up you won’t have any issues.

Cornerstone Wood Amish Classic Bent Arm Mission Futon Frame Oak

With a futon, however, if you don’t have enough width in a room then you can’t stretch the bed and obviously it will seize its functionality as a futon. 

Now with this futon right here each full or queen futon frame is American Made with Solid Wood Construction, Mortise and Tenon Construction, and Solid Joinery Hand Made in Pennsylvania by Amish Craftsmen so you definitely know what you are in for. 

This beautiful classic solid Oak Bent Arm mission classic is made to last a lifetime. All of the lumber used by our expert Amish craftsmen is regionally sourced and our responsibly managed forests make our wood truly a renewable resource. 

The trees chosen for lumber are carefully selected by farmers with an eye toward the health of the rest of the trees, and the continuation of their family’s legacy in forestry.

Pros

  • Is a very comfortable piece of furniture
  • Can convert to a bed easily
  • Is easy to clean and maintain
  • Has a sleek and modern design

CONS

  • Is not waterproof or stain resistant

Aesthetics

Well, one thing this sofa is, let us call it beautiful. With its sleek and modern design, this sofa definitely qualifies for an award when it comes to looks. Calling it beautiful may not even be enough to fully explain what this futon is. 

However, it is very stylish which is the best way to put it. It has these amazing color prints in the mattress that just brings out the beauty of the sofa. If you are looking for that futon that will transform your home to something amazing then this futon here is what you need in your space. 

It comes contemporary styled but it can definitely work with any interior or even exterior. This is the futon that you will want in your bedroom by the window. 

It is also that futon that you want to see in your hallway when you get back from work. Worse off if you are looking for a futon that you can put on the patio as you enjoy the sunset, this here will give you what you are looking for.

Sizes

When it comes to size this here is a regular futon that you would find in most futon shops. It will fit perfectly well in any room or any space that you set it in. However, you may have to consider an allowance space seeing as since it converts to a bed it will need to stretch out. 

This futon can be used for seating by roughly two or even three people. However as a bed, I would say it is more comfortable and appropriate for one person but if you want to go ahead with two people, no one can blame. 

Everyone would want to sleep on this futon. So if you have a small apartment or an office you want to fill up. If you have a bedroom you are trying to design or if you just want a secondary furniture piece in your home. This futon right here will do the trick for you.

Feel

I always believe that something feels how it looks. So if it looks hard I wouldn’t expect it to be soft. Now when it comes to this futon what you see is what you get. From my eyes, I see a very comfortable futon that will have you napping constantly, and that ladies and gentlemen, is exactly what you will get from this futon. 

Available in full or queen sizes this futon will provide both the look and the feeling. It comes with an Easy Opening & Closing Sofa Bed so you won’t actually take up much time when converting it to a sofa. 

American Made Furniture so you definitely know that it is not only stylish but comfortable as well. This is one of those pieces of furniture that will never disappoint because they are just incapable of it.

Durability and Price

Each full or queen futon frame is American Made Furniture, Solid Wood Construction, Mortise and Tenon Construction, and Solid Joinery Methods. Each frame is hand-rubbed with a natural linseed oil finish to protect and display the natural grain and color of the wood. 

With Natural Hand Rubbed Linseed Oil Finish and no VOC this futon is very safe for Organic Homes. With High-Quality American Oak Utilizing Strict Standards Of Sustainable Forest Management and Mortise and Tenon Construction with Solid Joinery Methods, this futon comes with a lifetime warranty because they know that there is no way this futon could ever disappoint you. 

The best part being that even though it is such a beautiful futon that is not only comfortable but is also strong and durable. This futon still comes at a very affordable price that can’t even distinguish its functionality. Don’t waste any time and get this futon right away. It is definitely worth it.

Verdict

I guess at this point it’s pretty much safe to say that I approve. This futon has really set a deep and great margin for all of us. I wouldn’t be able to imagine this futon not being in your home. 

From its style, durability and even the comfort it provides this futon is definitely a winner. So get yours now and see your home transform into this amazing sanctuary with this beautiful and functional futon.

Sofa vs Futon

Not sure if you need a sofa or a futon in your home? Maybe I can help you there. Most people don’t actually know the difference between a sofa and a futon but trust me, they are from two different furniture worlds.

You probably were in the same line of thought, that as long as I can sit on it then it’s probably a sofa. Strictly speaking, not everything fluffy that you can sit on is a sofa. There’s actually a difference between a sofa and couch, but that’s not what we are on about today let’s stick to our context of sofas and futons. 

So let’s start with the obvious, a futon is not a sofa, at times it can come shaped like a sofa, but it is not a sofa. Generally, those who actually know that a sofa and a futon function differently think that a futon is a sofa that also doubles as a guest bed. It’s not completely wrong, but get me here. 

If you’re looking for a reason to buy a futon over a sofa or the other way round, shouldn’t you at least know the full truth? A futon back then was and in some parts of the world still is a padded unsprung mattress that can be folded in two. However back to modern-day translation, a futon is actually a  convertible piece of furniture that can dual as a bed or a sofa, depending on what you want to use it for that time. 

We all know what a sofa is right? let me just say it, it’s a long upholstered seat with a back and arms for two or more people. A couch rarely has arms, but as I said I won’t get into that today. Moving on Sofas and futons are quite similar to the eye, which is why most people call both pieces sofas.

Like a sofa, a futon can come in different styles as well. You can find loveseat futons, sectionals and so forth. Some even come shaped as regular sofas. Some futons come with traditional styles, contemporary, modern, minimalistic, classic and many more.

Like any sofa, you can either sit, lounge or take a nap on a futon. If you want, you can even set futons in your living room. It can be a decorative feature or a practical piece in your home. I believe the fact that you can actually use a futon as a sofa is why most people classify them under sofas. but let’s check on the differences looking at; size, cost, practicality and space efficiency. Let’s look at a basic futon and a basic sofa

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It’s a beautiful and uniquely designed piece that comes with different accessories ranging from cup holders to removable armrests that may function and can function as a pillow when adjusted to a bed. Besides it being your regular sleeper, this futon caught our eye because of its elegant look and multifunctional properties.

See futons have their own common design that sets them apart from regular sofas.

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This L-Shaped sectional sofa comes as a linen fabric couch definitely worth the buy. With this one, you will freshen up your home. It’s mostly designed for small spaces such as apartments, studios, condos and so forth. It’s basically a demonstration of your unique taste and style and will have your guests and friends crowding at your home. 

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Practicality 

Practicality is basically how you use them, let’s look at a sofa. With a regular sofa, you use it for lounging. You may as well set it in one of your favourite rooms in the house, right? Basically a sofa is designed for resting taking a breather. It doesn’t even require much assembly, you get and you can start using it as soon as possible. 

You can sit, have a glass of wine or tea, you can sit and chill back with your friends and family. You know the usual, watch a movie, have a snack, read a novel, snuggle with a loved one(could be a pet) or even take those regular naps. Problem is that’s all you can do with a sofa, I mean try taking a long sleep session on your sofa, should I even start with the aches and pains you’ll feel afterwards? 

If it’s a sectional then yeah, configure it, but that’s all right? What if you have guests over and you don’t have an extra room in your house? there’s a possibility or renovating your bedroom and you can’t use it anymore then what? 

We introduce the futon now, A futon is designed for both sleeping and sitting. You can work with it as a regular sofa during the day. Some recline and some don’t, but either way, you know you can sit and lounge during the day. In the evening just pull it out and there you have it, a full-on bed. 

Now I’m not saying that a futon is as comfortable as a bed, that will depend greatly on the quality and thickness of the mattress, but yeah. A futon is a mattress that you can either fold in or put out. Most come with a wood frame, so you have a platter to sleep on and won’t have to stick with the hard ground.

Size

Looking at the size, sofas vary in size, from single sofas to loveseats and so on. Sofas are designed to accommodate at least one person to a larger number. Looking at the size we also talk of space efficiency.

A sofa is quite efficient. when it comes to space-saving, generally because sofas come in different shapes and in different sizes, to accommodate different spaces. For example, if you want to utilise a 4 corner room, you may as well get an L-shaped sofa. If you feel like you want to furnish a round room, moon-shaped sofas are there, and you may as well pick one that goes with the room shape and that will suit your style. 

Now with a futon, it’s quite different. Futons have a very regular shape. Most actually come as 2 seat sofas or loveseats. The major difference is that some have arms and some don’t. A futon is also space-efficient, yes, but that’s because most futons aren’t as diverse as sofas. You can’t find an l-shaped futon, they are basically one shape with different styles that’s all. 

However before you discard a futon, remember that a futon also functions as a bed, so imagine you have a one-roomed apartment, there’s really no space for a bed and a sofa. With a futon, you have both with the space of only one. During the day you can use your futon as a sofa and for lounging, and in the evening when you want to sleep, just stretch it out and you have your bed. unlike a sofa, a futon is dual functional and at times can be trifunctional, making it space-efficient as well.

Cost

Do you know how a regular soda can cost you thousands just because of the brand and upholstery? Well yes, sofas are more expensive when compared to a futon. I mean looking at sectional sofas, even if its a very simple design it can and will cost you so much more than your average futon. 

The worst part is that you can get a cheap sofa, but automatically it won’t be as comfortable as the expensive, so it’s like a negative relationship between sofas and their comfort. The cheaper it is, the less comfortable it’s likely to provide, the more expensive it is the more comfort it’s most likely to give out. however, don’t discard the sofa already, I mean there are cheap sofas out there, that are very comfortable, but like it or not, that sofa will not be as durable or as comfortable as the expensive one.

Here we have the average futon. Depending on the brand and the style, it could be cheaper than your regular sofa, or it could be more expensive. With technology nowadays, some futons can recline automatically with a press of a button, and obviously that will make it quite pricey, some are manufactured with expensive materials making them expensive as well. But generally, looking at an average futon and an average sofa, you’ll find that futons are cheaper to buy, maintain and repair, unlike your regular sofa. 

Style

Let’s say you’re quite particular when it comes to the effect a piece of furniture will have on your style. Well, Sofas are varied, They come in so many different styles, shapes and upholsteries. You can never go wrong when buying a sofa because there are so many styles to choose from. Starting with a regular classic sofa, for simple settings obviously these just balance out anything. Then we go to sectional sofas, that are either modular or reversible. 

So many shapes, to suit so many styles from mid-century, bohemian, contemporary, rusty, minimalistic, you will never run out of ideas with a sofa, because they are so varied and so innovative. Sofas will either balance out your interior and on that note, we have sofas that are designed for outdoor use as well. For example rattan sets, that can turn your yard into something spectacular. This is one of the best things about sofas. They will never let you run out of ideas.

Now when we look at futons, yeah sure they can set out as a sofa depending on the situation. But generally, they are less varied. Futons have this general look, you can actually tell its a futon because of the framing style that’s used. They aren’t as varied as you’d want them to be, at the same time, they don’t just have one style. 

Sure you can find them in different upholsteries and shapes, but they are almost mono-styled. Which may take away some points for them, But depending on the upholstery you can set them for different interiors. Some are designed for both the look and function, for example, the Yateech Futon, which is more than just a regular futon.

Why A Futon?

It all comes back to you. Which of the two between a sofa and a futon is more convenient and practical for you. I mean futons are great when you need a quick rest, or if you open up a sleep space in a smaller room. They are affordable and will cost you less in the long run. With a futon, you have both a bed and a sofa, so you generally don’t have to get a bed right away. 

Unlike regular sofas, futons will actually be great for long term sleeping arrangements. In the case, you have visitors over and they are staying for like a week or more, at least they don’t have to crowd up on the couch in your living room. So if you want to get a futon, at least now you know that it’s affordable, practical, space-saving and multi-functional. This is where it wins over a regular couch.

A sofa is more expensive, even in the long run, as repairs and maintenance costs may actually exceed those of getting a futon. A couch is heavy and may be difficult to move. You’ll find that with a regular sofa you can just set it out in the living room and no matter how cramped up you won’t have any issues. With a futon, however, if you don’t have enough width in a room then you can’t stretch the bed and obviously it will seize its functionality as a futon. 

It will just be a sofa, so why not just get yourself a sofa to start with. There’s really not enough space to sleep comfortably on a couch, I mean yeah sure you could find a comfy position but what happens when you roll over and fall or when you wake up with a stiff body? Besides all that a sofa will take up so much width in a room, if you have a small room, the sofa will likely fill it up like the actual elephant in the room.

Why A Sofa? 

So though we’ve looked at the futon in detail. I know it looks like a better decision but let’s also consider what a sofa has over the futon. See A futon has one basic design. The mattress is folded and it can be turned to a bed in a snap. Let’s check on comfort, Sofas though expensive they are comfortable to sit on and even relax. Most sofas are durable and can stand heavy usage day in and out.

There are so many variations to sofas nowadays that you can probably find an alternative to anything you want. Looking at a sofa, it can reach you to maybe 15 or even 20 years of service, buy a futon definitely wouldn’t last that long. Sofas have thicker cushions that won’t give out any time soon, and some sofas also come with bedding facilities. Check for example a sectional sofa that is reversible. 

So you’ll notice that sofas can actually be better than futons at times. Futons tend to have a down to earth look, and so if your style is quite expensive and your taste is quite exotic, futons may not actually be the best idea for you. I mean futons are basically sided with a tight budget. If you can’t afford a sofa and a bed, then most likely you will go for a futon. However, that doesn’t bother you then why not get yourself a futon and let it be. I mean as long as you’re happy with your decisions then you’re good to go.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, I’d say both have their ups and downs. Clearly your choice will depend on what your urgent need is, Functionality, Practicality or Budget. Both are good choices for different purposes. I mean a futon could work as a decorative piece in your home and offer services of extra bedding when needed.

At the same time, Sofas are deeper and will actually set out a look in your home, but in terms of practicality, it’s limited and not as suited for all facilities like a futon is. So yeah, This is all I can say, but truly the final decision is up to you. So I guess it’s time for me to take my leave and I also guess I’m done with this.

Lastly, the sofas are very comfortable. Coming in different variations, some can be fluffy and warm, others creating cozy spots for you in your homes, but then again, can you really compare that to the comfort a futon will give you. See with futons they tend to take up more space when counting their capacity to accommodate people.

You may need to buy a certain number of futons to accommodate everyone. I hope I managed to set a few things straight for you and I hope you will make the right choice for yourself. It’s a process that you don’t have to rush at all. Enjoy your shopping and make the best of it. Be sure to also see our Sofa vs Sofabed post.

Best Futons for College Dorms

college girl with books and a coffee smiling

Are you looking for the best futons for college dorms? 

  1. Perhaps you need a low-cost bed for your child as they move into their dorms
  2. Or maybe you need to furnish an entire dormitory and you want to know which futons will work best

Dormitory furniture needs to have particular specifications. Most colleges provide the basic furniture for the student and this is usually a bed, table, and chair. The rest you can bring along with you. But even if you just walk in with the clothes in your bag, you are still able to get through the semester comfortably.

Since the college has to furnish the entire school, the cost is a big factor. To keep fees at a reasonable rate, some colleges find it best to look for furniture that is not expensive but also very comfortable. Futon beds make for great college dormitory beds. They are inexpensive and comfortable at the same time. They provide schools with perfect furniture.

Many companies make futons and as such there are different styles and designs, each with their advantage and disadvantage. Futons are a traditional Japanese bed. It consists of a padded mattress, a quilt and a pillow filled with beans.

Traditionally, the mattress was placed on the floor at night for sleeping, meaning they could easily be rolled up when they were not in use during the day. However, it has evolved a lot since then. Today futons are placed on frames and they can be used as a guest bed. They have evolved from being a lump of material to luxurious versatile types of beds. Today futons are essential pieces of furniture if you are in a small space like a dormitory. They double up as a sofa and also as a bed.

In A Hurry

Do you need a quick guide to buying futons for college dorms? There are a few factors you will need to consider that will make your shopping trip a bit easier. One of the things you will need to keep in mind is that you probably do not have a lot of space in the dorm. This means you need to be looking at furniture that is great at maximizing space and yet also being functional and comfortable. 

You also need a space for people to hang out in the dorm room and maybe you do not want people sitting on the bed all the time, this is where the futon makes sense in a dorm room. Look at how easy it is to clean since t will be used quite often. Check on how the mattress folds and make sure that it is something you can handle. Also, make note of the frame and what it is made of. 

Futons come in different sizes, which means you will need to know the size you need for your space.  We have done our research and found the best futons on the market. Our favourite pick is the Kodiak Furniture Futon Lounger. It has 3 positions, which are sit, lounge, or sleep. Perfect for a College Dorm or Apartment.

The set includes 5″-6″ mattresses, two (2) pillows and the metal powder coated black frame. Wood slats support the mattress. The frame height is 10″ without mattress – 15″-16″ with the mattress. The mattress and pillows are made of 100% Polyester blend and the mattress fill is 80% blended cotton and 20% polyurethane foam. 

TOP PICK

Our top pick is the Mainstay Memory Foam Futon . It has three positions that it can be locked into. You will also find it easier to clean than other futon. Switching from futon bed to sofa take a few seconds.

Kodiak Furniture Futon Lounger

The first thing that one can say endears this lounger to most users is the fact that it offers a great deal of versatility. You can use it as a lounger, for sleeping and for sitting on. Although one could argue that this is not a characteristic that is unique to it, you would have to concede that the shape gives it an added advantage.

The metal powder-coated black frame has two armrests that lean away from it at such an angle that one could use it for both laying back or comfortably falling asleep. You get some additional comfort from the two pillows that are included. 

The mattress runs across the metal frame, with the support of some wooden slates. When you first receive it, the mattress will need some time to decompress into its intended form. This is not the sort of thing that you can unpack and comfortable make use of immediately. You are encouraged to allow it some time to decompress. Two to three days are usually sufficient. 

Depending on where you intend to place this lounger, you will benefit from the range of fabric colours that you can choose from. There are 17 options that you can pick from. Each of them is unique in its own right. This allows you to get a colour that can fit right in with the rest of your decor. You have the option to go with the more subtle picks, or something a little more eccentric such as zebra coloured on. Bring some excitement into any environment. 

The material composition is a suede fabric with a mattress made of 100% polyester that is filled with 80% blended cotton and 20% polyurethane foam. 

Pros

  • There are some exciting colours and patterns to choose from.
  • It is ideal for use in small spaces.
  • The frame is sturdily built.
  • It is light enough to allow ease of movement.
  • Putting it together is straightforward.
  • It is quite reasonably priced.

CONS

  • The padding is not as comfortable as expected.
  • The cushions could be better.

Mainstay Memory Foam Futon

If you are looking for something a little more conventional. This may be a more suitable pick. There are three types of materials that you can choose your from. These include leather, fabric/wood/metal and suede. The one that you go with will largely depend on where you are looking to place it.

The general wisdom is that if you have pets around, you may want to consider going with a material that is easiest to clean. The leather would make for an easy wipe when it gets dirty, however, it is also quite difficult to repair when it is roughed up. 

As far as the looks of concerned I am this is a very professional looking sofa that could fit into most environments. They are six legs underneath it which raise it off the floor and allow for balanced seating. The finish can be described as contemporary.

You can convert this from a sofa into a sleeper in no time. To give you much-needed comfort there is a memory form on this sofa. That means as you use it in learns what are your body desires and provide it. So if you want something that delivers tasteful style and comfort. This is a good pick.

Pros

  • There are 3 materials to choose from.
  • It is also sold as part of a bundle.
  • The futon can be placed into most environments.
  • It is very easy to switch between sofa and sleeper.
  • Assembly is straightforward.
  • It has a memory foam mattress.

CONS

  • It does not come with standalone pillows.
  • Not made of pure leather.

Novogratz Brittany Sofa Futon

This is another fantastic piece from the couple that has been making waves in the design world for close to 3 decades. It is part of the Novogratz Britanny collection. The cushions are ripped and tufted on the back.

The design combines curved armrests with slanted legs to good effect. All in all, this is a look that is well rounded and somewhat outstanding. The sofa is fairly stylish and comes with material that can be cleaned up with a wipe. This makes it easy to maintain. 

The frame is made out of wood. There is no indication that they could be any concerns for a lack of durability. It looks and feels quite sturdy. It comes in at a weight of about 600 lb. Over this frame is a comfortable polyester material that is placed on top of the foam. The size of the sleeper allows you to lay down straight or with folded legs. 

They are several colours that you can choose from. Most of which would fit quite easily into any surrounding. Whether are you looking to put this futon into a dorm room, living room, or even a more formal setting. You’ll be guaranteed that it slots right in quite seamlessly. To get the most out of it, you want to consider getting additional cushioning.

Pros

  • This is a stylish futon.
  • It can fit right into most settings that you place it.
  • It is very easy to clean.
  • Setting it up is also easy.
  • There are various colours to choose from.
  • It is built on a sturdy wooden frame.
  • Comes well-packed.

CONS

  • Feels a little too hard at times.
  • Not as luxurious as images would lead you to believe.

Studio Bifold Futon

One of the things that we love about this manufacturer is the fact that this sofa is dispatched promptly. So if you have an expected visitor on the way and you need something quite urgently this may be the option to go with.

You also be happy to know that there is a five-year warranty that is sure to alleviate any concerns that you may have. There are five positions in which you can recline this sofa. This makes it easy to convert it into a bed or to get it into a position where you can lay back.

The finish is quite smooth. This is the sofa that is built on your sturdy wooden frame. It is Tulip Poplar to be specific. The one downside that you may want to be aware of is the fact that this does not come with a mattress. I’ll be happy to know that. The mattresses are quite easy to come by. For the price of the come is it we could honestly not ask for more

Pros

  • The price is perfect.
  • It is delivered to you very quickly.
  • The frame is quite sturdy.
  • It has a very smooth finish.
  • You can get it in queen or full size.
  • It is easy to assemble.

CONS

  • It does not come with a mattress.
  • May require additional tools for good assembling.

The Dillon Wallhugger Futon Frame

Dillon Futon Set

The lists simply would not be complete without the Dillon Fulton on it. It is a wall hugger photo frame that is quite minimalist.

From an aesthetic point of view, you will be pleased to find that it is quite a beautiful frame. The ingenuity of the design is such that you could easily fold it away and pack it away to save space when you are not using it. The set comes with a frame, a futon and mattress and the futon cover. That is just about everything that you need to get this started.

One could describe the design as being contemporary. This could be down to the ease with which you need to open and close the sofa bed.

If you have it against your wall you will notice that you actually do not need to move it away from the wall for it to be converted from sofa to sofa bed.

The material that is used to manufacture it is a high-quality hardwood that is grown under strict standards of sustainable forest management. There is a limited warranty on this product. Any warranty is appreciated. The mattress that comes with it has micro coils. These are great for allowing it to be packed away for delivery. They are also brilliant for insuring the comfort that you need.

Pros

  • It comes with everything you need.
  • It is well-made.
  • It folds away quite easily.
  • There are several colours to choose from.
  • It is a lovely looking futon.
  • Does not need to be moved to unfold.

CONS

  • It is much higher priced than the others on our list.

Buyer's Guide

What size sheets do you put on a futon?

One of the first things that you will need to consider when getting futon sheets, is the size of the futon. The great thing is that most futons are not too different from standard mattress sizes, so finding sheets should not be a problem. If you have a twin bed, then you will need sheets with a width of 39 inches and a length of 75 inches. It is also the standard size of any twin futon mattress. 

If you have a double bed you will need sheets that are 54 inches in width and the same length of 75 inches. If you have a king or queen size bed, you will also need corresponding sheet sizes. Queen mattresses need sheets that are 60 inches by 80 inches. If you have a king bed then you will need sheets that are 76 inches by 80 inches. If you have a California King mattresses need sheets that are 84 inches in length even if the width is 72 inches which is narrower than the regular king size. Futons generally follow the sizes of regular beds.

How do you style a futon?

A futon has three parts generally, the frame, mattress and futon cover. You can style these in any way you want to go along with your room theme. How you want to style your futon is closely linked to the colour and texture of the futon cover. You will be doing yourself a favour to consider your colour scheme when you buy the cover. The frame also plays a big role. The material it is made of can either tie in or clash with the rest of your furniture pieces. You can throw on a couple of cushions or throws to tie in the colour schemes. 

Are futons comfortable to sleep on?

Futons have gotten more comfortable and improved in quality over the years. This is thanks to the various technologies being put into futon making these days. The material the mattress is made of is the first port of call to getting a comfortable mattress. Different materials offer different levels of comfort, this means you have to check on what your mattress is made of before you buy it. Most futons are very comfortable as they double as both seating and a bed.

How long do futons last?

A good futon can last you anything between 5 and 10 years. All you need to do s to make sure that you take care of it properly. A futon can last as long as a conventional mattress. It needs to be used n the right base and also turned regularly so that it is worn out evenly.

Is sleeping on a Japanese futon good for your back?

Japanese futons can provide pain relief including back pain. This is because they are soft and when they are laid on the floor you get even support which can be helpful for your back.

Final Thoughts

College dorms are usually small and yet at the same time, they are entertaining spaces. This means you may need seating in your dorm but at the same time, you do not have space for a lot of furniture. Futons have solved this issue in providing both seating and a bed in one piece of furniture. The best futons will look great and serve you well. We hope that our top picks help you decide to buy the best fit for you. Happy shopping!

Best Futon Sofa Bed

Are you looking for the best futon sofa bed on the market? There are various types of sofa beds available today and sometimes knowing the difference is not easy. Each one is marketed with different pros and cons and it can be difficult to decipher which is best. 

People choose to buy sofa beds for different reasons. Mostly it is for the sake of being able to provide a place to sleep for unexpected guests. They also save on space. However, they come in different shapes and sizes. You will find two-seaters, three-seaters, sectional couches and futons amongst other designs. Each design has its way of working for you and your family. 

Sofa beds also come in different materials. Some are more ideal than others whilst some people will choose style over functionality. Material is a big determining factor in the sofa bed you will choose. For example, leather is a preferred option when it comes to ease of cleaning. You can simply wipe down a leather sofa and use coconut oil to bring back its lustre. Some materials are great for pet owners, like material that is tightly woven.

You want to get a sofa bed that is perfect for what you will be using it for. This includes the number of people you expect to be using it. The best sofa beds will give you the best of both worlds.

In A Hurry

Are you in a hurry and need to get a new futon bed fast? There are a couple of factors to consider. Firstly, think about the type of material it is made of. You want to make sure that it allows your guests to have a comfortable night’s sleep. Also, check on the frame and make sure i is sturdy enough to serve as both a great sofa and a comfortable bed. We have researched and found some of the best picks on the market today.

Augustine Space Saving Full Or Queen Size Modern Sofa Bed

Our Top Pick

Our favourite pick is the Augustine Space Saving Full Or Queen Size Modern Sofa Bed. It has a solid frame made of tropical wood. It has durable support legs, a soft stain-resistant microsuede fabric, and a serpentine spring system. It has high elasticity foam cushioning and the unique European mechanism allows for easy conversion from sofa to bed.

Augustine Space Saving Full Or Queen Size Modern Sofa Bed

Augustine Space Saving Full Or Queen Size Modern Sofa Bed

The Serta Augustine Traditional Couch Futon is one of our most agreeable and space sparing easygoing convertibles with present-day serpentine springs cushioned out with layers of delicate froth on top. Consider the whole and it’s an ideal surface for both sitting and dozing, and the smooth, recolour safe miniaturized scale calfskin spread and the pads feel delicate and lavish on your skin. 

It accompanies a strong economically reaped tropical wood outline. Strong help legs. the couch has delicate, recolour safe microsuede texture upholstery. High flexibility froth padding. It tends to be utilized as a sleeper couch, leaned back couch, chaise and bed. This is a one of a kind European snap rattle component to permit simple change. The couch incorporates a haul out footrest. It is significant that some gathering required. You get the significant serenity of a restricted Warranty. It keeps running on a serpentine Spring System.

Pros

  • This is a durable sofa.
  • It provides a lot of versatility.
  • Comes with a pull out bed.
  • It includes two pillows.
  • The backrest reclines to multiple positions.
  • The sofa bed is very comfortable.

CONS

  • The jury is still out on durability.

Westridge Convertible Bonded Leather Sofa Bed

The Westridge Convertible Sofa Bed is a head-turner with its pleather and smooth treated steel casing and legs. Functional, it is additionally a Sofa, Lounger, Bed and split back relying upon your need. The implicit electrical extension and USB help keep you associated and ‘energized’. It has cleaned hardened steel legs. It is a 3 Seat Function couch that can be utilized as a couch, lounger and bed. It sees that must be portrayed as smooth and sleeker. It is made of leather upholstery. This has a cleaned treated steel outline. You additionally have a 1-year guarantee spread. 

The manufacturer was established in 1989, Lifestyle Solutions is one of the quickest developing youthful furniture organizations in the United States. Since the dispatch of our mark couch bed convertible in 1990, their licensed Cradle Converter and licensed Vise-Protection System has been broadly received as the business-standard. In 1999, they made the striking stride of propelling LS Bedroom accumulations. Today, room items are highlighted in quality furniture stores, similar to our own, in towns and urban areas all through North America and abroad.

Pros

CONS

  • The jury is still out on durability.

Apollo Grey Tweeds Convertible Sofa Bed

Apollo Grey Tweeds Convertible Sofa Bed

The Apollo Modern Convertible Futon Sofabed Sleeper Gray will turn into the superstar when you add it to any home! This swivel configuration is unbelievably utilitarian and has a cutting edge look that adds modernity to any home. The couch seats convert to 2 twin beds or one extra-large bed. Swivel the seats beds are loungers in any situation from any edge.

It has a metal frame and metal legs. This is always a great indicator for a sturdy design. You are assured of durability. For enhanced comfort while you lounge, there are two additional pillows. To make it easy to transition from one form to another this sofa bed uses a unique European click-clack mechanism. That means less time fiddling with parts and more time relaxing. The sofa bed dimensions are Sofa: 78.7” L x72” W x 32.5” H and Bed: 78.7” L x 72” W x 12.5” H. And yes, there is some assembling to be done.

Pros

  • This is a well-made well-designed sofa bed.
  • It is solid and sturdy.
  • The design is somewhat unique.
  • Can be used as two swivel chairs.

CONS

  • Would have liked it to recline.

Sunrise Coast Geneva Fabric-Upholstery Futon Couch

Carry new motivation to a live with this futon lounge chair from Sunrise Coast. The adaptable futon changes in seconds from a lounge chair to a bed, making it an incredible space-sparing answer for any front room, visitor room, or office. Its smooth current style joins geometric evenness with a juxtaposition of delicate material and glimmering hard metal. Bolstered by a hard, level, rectangular-moulded edge, the futon love seat incorporates two tempered steel post-style legs in back and two legs in front shaped by a solitary bit of curved treated steel. Circle formed metal feet gave included quality and soundness. 

As a sofa, its bent profile gives ideal help and sitting solace, with numerous leaning back positions for the ideal edge. As a bed, the futon advances comfortable rest and sweet dreams. The Upholstered in a tough microfiber material, the futon lounge chair cleans effectively and offers both regular delicate quality and quality. The futon lounge chair gives extravagant solace on account of its tufted matrix-like pad top layer, which completely covers a high-thickness froth base pad underneath. The couch measures 71 by 37 inches (LxW); bed measures 71 by 45 inches (LxW); simple assembly required. 

Pros

  • This is a very comfortable sofa bed.
  • It is quite aesthetically pleasing.
  • It provides great support.
  • Ideal for both home and office spaces.

CONS

  • There have been issues with damage in transit.

Colorado Reclaim Mocha Frame and Mattress Set

This thing incorporates the Colorado Sofa Bed Hardwood Frame in a natural Reclaimed Mocha Finish and our 8 inch Plush Microsuede Futon Mattress. The Colorado Sofa Bed includes an armless plan, this style is the best decision on the off chance that you need a couch that will likewise be utilized for consistently dozing as there are no arms to disrupt the general flow. This futon is anything but difficult to work and enables you to rapidly change over between Sofa, Recliner and Bed positions like a flash. The Colorado Futon Frame uses a rural recovered Mocha Finish. Developed with 100% ranch developed hardwood, the Colorado Sofa Bed offers the sturdiest and most attractive help. Our excellent hand-tufted innerspring futon sleeping cushion is accessible in 7 extravagant microsuede texture hues to finish your stylistic layout. The Sofa Position Frame Dimensions 76″L x 37″ W x 33″H. The Mattress Dimensions: 75″L x 54″ W x 7″H.

Pros

  • There are 12 colours to choose from.
  • The sofa is very easy to assemble.
  • It is a comfortable and sturdy sofa.
  • The suede makes it a very soft seat.

CONS

  • The sofa bed is easy to adjust.

Buyer's Guide

There is a bit of confusion when it comes to futons. It is easy to get lost in whether the futon is the bed, the frame or the couch. A futon is a Japanese word for bed. This means it includes a mattress, the comforter, the pillow, and the frame. The futon is usually filled with cotton. Today, with the need to save space and fit into smaller homes, and also to maximize on the furniture you have, the sofa bed has become a necessity. You can find futon sofa beds on the market today, and they offer their own unique set of advantages. 

Futon sofa beds are a classic favourite when it comes to apartment living or managing small spaces. They are basic and low budget and also known as convertible beds because of their ability to morphe from sofa to bed. It is a transformable mattress.

 Most of them are made of a single cushion which will turn into the mattress as you fold the sofa out. It is placed on a metal or a wooden frame. They are pretty casual and some feel they are not the best choice for sophisticated looks. They are great space savers and will fit right in with most modest furnishings. Futons are flexible and are a common feature in first apartments, college dorms or studio apartments.

Futons have standard sizes for the mattresses and this means they can be used on traditional bed frames and platforms as well. You can also customize the futon just lie with mattresses. You can get twin sizes, full sizes, queen sizes, and king sizes. 

  1. Are you looking for a cost-effective way to get a sleeper sofa?
  2. Do you need to maximize space but also cater for unexpected guests?
  3. Or maybe you need to replace your futon bed 

Futon beds have numerous advantages. We explore the different types that are available on the market today.

Which of the futon sofa beds do you have an eye on? Granted, having 5 to choose from makes it both easier and harder. You know each of the products that we recommend is worth its place on our list. That makes the process of elimination more complicated than it would have otherwise been. If you are able to eliminate, kudos to you. One of the ways to do it is to consider the ways that you intended to use the futon. If one sofa is perfect for this use case, that is the one that I would go with. We understand that this does not clear up all of the questions that you have. As such we have introduced a buyer’s guide to take over where we have left. This is where you will find answers to some questions that you would have come up with while reading the reviews. 

Are futons good for your back?

The advantage of a futon mattress for your back lies purely in the quality of the mattress. It depends also on your sleeping positions and how often you toss and turn. This will determine how hard or soft the mattress should be. However, it is not the best solution for chronic back pain. Back pain needs a mattress that can conform to your body in the right way. 

Is it bad to sleep on a futon every night?

A traditional futon is designed to be used as regular bedding just like you would a mattress. Sleeping on a futon every night may not be a bad idea, especially if you have the right amount of cushioning and support. In as much as the traditional futons are made for every day sleeping, the versions on the market today are all made for that. You have to ensure that the bed has the proper support for your back. This will make all the difference between a good night’s sleep every day and a temporary solution for bedding.

Can a futon be used as a permanent bed?

Traditional futons are made to be used in the place of mattresses. It is possible to use them as your bed, as long as you ensure that you get a good quality one 

How long do futons last?

A futon can have the same lifespan as a regular mattress. The important thing is to maintain it well and preserve it. If you take care of your futon, it will take care of you. It can easily last up to 15 years.

Why do Japanese sleep on futons?

The traditional Japanese futon was born out of necessity like most inventions today. It was a great way to save space, as it is today. Initially, it was considered as the rich man’s bed. As the years went by, the futon was more commercially produced and made available to the mass market. As it made its way across the globe, it was adapted.

The traditional Japanese futon is not like the futon we find on the market today. It was made up of three parts, the mattress, the duvet and the pillow which were all made of cotton. Cotton is a great insulator, it is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The pillow is traditionally filled with beans and the futon would be made on a tatami floor which is a soft panel of rice straw or polystyrene covered in woven rush straw. This all makes it extremely soft, and the reason why Japanese futons are so popular. As the futons were adapted for the western world with harder floors, some of this comfort was lost in translation.

Final Thoughts

Futon sofa beds keep growing in popularity. They are convenient and great space savers and they allow you to cater to your unexpected guests. A good quality futon will give you a great night’s sleep. We certainly hope that our top picks have shed some light on the futon that will work best for you and your family. If you are in doubt, you can always go with our top pick. The best way to do it is to combine the knowledge that you would have gathered from the reviews with the answers in the buyer’s guide. Doing this will position you perfectly to make informed decisions. A sofa bed is not for a day, it is for years. That is why it is so important that you get it right. Happy shopping!

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