There are many types of futons, also known as a futon bed, and they can possess many advantages for you and your home. They are very versatile, and can be changed from a bed to a couch usually in a very short time with little effort at all. That is basically what a futon bed is: a pece of furniture that can be used as either a bed or a sofa. They are usually very affordable and can be purchased as a set. Futons, otherwise known as futon beds, are usually made up of a mattress, a futon cover, and a frame.
The futon mattress of a futon bed is usually not as thick as a regular bed mattress, and can be filled with foam, cotton, innersprings, polyester and/or viscoelastic foam. They are somewhere between a mattress and a mattress topper. These can be on their own or layered to provide a nice level of comfort and durability, and are usually precision tufted to keep the contents of your futon mattress from shifting. Of course, the more you pay, the higher quality mattress you can expect to get.
The frame of a futon bed, however can be pretty much whatever you want it to be. They can be made of wood, such as oak, pine, maple, and others can be made of metal or rattan. Whatever they are made of, you can be sure to easily find one with a great design and that is stylish enough to fit the decor of your home to a “T”.
The thing about the futon bed is that they can be a great solution to any office, dorm room, bonus room or any other room where space can be a concern. They are fantastic for a home office, because they can transform your home office into an extra bedroom in very little time to accommodate your house guests. Most futons are either bi-fold or tri-fold, which basically describes the number of flat surfaces that make up the futon. When you pick out the futon bed for you, make sure you open and close it, because you want something that effortlessly converts from a bed to a couch for you. After all, who wants to struggle with a heavy mattress and frame when you are ready for bed? The easier the better. So whatever look you go with, make sure the design is convenient like a futon should be.