Offers a Sitting and Sleeping Area
A futon is a multipurpose furniture item that can be used as a sofa and as a bed. When the backrest is left in the original upright position, the futon provides a comfortable sitting area where you can spend hours just lounging while you binge-watch your favorite shows, or as you bond with loved ones in the same room. The backrest is designed to easily be adjusted so it can be laid out flat to create a sleeping area to accommodate family or friends who may need to spend the night in your home. This eliminates the need for you to purchase a bed or mattress to be set up whenever you have to accommodate house guests.
Futons are built for quick conversion from one furniture functionality to the next. With a few simple tweaks to the structure – usually with a built-in mechanism – you can quickly transform the futon from its sofa setting to a flat sleeping area that can resemble a real bed. This will make it quite easy for you to arrange a bed for a guest quickly without the need to drag a mattress and set it up in whatever space is available. Fixing up the space the next morning is just as easy, with the bed layout quickly able to convert back to the couch configuration with minimal effort and time involved.
Maximizes the Available Space
The futon offers the use of 2 furniture items in one and takes up only a small amount of space in the room wherein it is placed, especially when compared to bulkier furniture such as a full-sized sofa. It is a wonderful addition to any small room that only has limited space available to benefit from the extra sofa and bed arrangement.
Futons come with a lighter structure compared to conventional sofa beds. This makes them much easier to reposition in the room when needed, allowing you to put them wherever you please to suit your style or comfort preferences without exerting too much effort. Their lightweight build can be carried to other rooms with ease, such as when you need to set up another sleeping area in a different room.
Not Completely Comfortable for Sitting
Futons are often equipped with a single large mattress that works both as a cushioned seat and a bed when it is laid flat. This mattress may not be as generously padded as the cushions that come with traditional sofas or sofa beds. As such, sitting on a futon may not feel as comfortable as when you are lounging on a sofa with more deeply padded cushions.