A futon bed can make a truly affordable and practical solution if you have an overnight guest coming over. Even if you live in a small house with limited square footage, the Japanese futon bed will never find it difficult to be simply useful. It is easy to store too. Either double or single futon bed, futon is now available with more options for frame, cover styles, and mattress support. And if you are about to buy a futon, you need to consider these tips to guide you.
Just like with any decision related to furniture purchase, it’s always important to consider how and where you will use the futon bed. This question will affect your choice of cover style, mattress, and frame. Keep in mind that futons tend to be extremely large when they are unfolded. Therefore, always measure the space to account for the size of futon, both unfolded and folded. This will help you tape off the “shadow” of any potential new furniture piece, so you can see visually how much space the futon will take up in your room.
The type of frame you choose will affect the amount of required space for the futon bed. Some frames must be placed 8 to 12 inches away from the wall for the bed function to accommodate, and some are designed to fit up perfectly against the wall. Remember that a frame option with arms will consume more room, either folded or unfolded.
Whether you plan to use the futon bed as your regular bed or for an overnight guest, it’s never a bad idea to invest good sum of money on good quality mattress. In general, though, selecting mattress for a futon is similar with one for standard bed, but there are some additional things to consider. In general, though, you will always want to prioritize flexibility, especially if the futon is planned to be used less frequently as a bed. But on the other hand, a comfortable mattress for a restful sleep is always what you desire too.
Covers for your futon bed play an important role to help you change the look of your room easily and instantly. When you are buying one along with your futon, consider how often you will want to change the decor. Purchasing some affordable covers can allow you to change the look seasonally. But if you wish to commit to only one style, we recommend you to invest in a high-end cover that can last longer.