Having a futon for your main sleeping option may sometimes be from necessity rather than design. Space, finances and perhaps having to move rented accommodation regularly can mean that a bed which takes up relatively little space, is multi-purpose and is easy and light to move or reassemble is important. Eventually you will find yourself settling down in your new home with a loved piece of furniture that still has plenty of life left in it, but has become a permanent fixture in a room.
Giving a room a spring refresh is a great way to lift your spirits and focus on a fresh start for your home. Last week we looked at replacing and repurposing furniture that no long fits the purpose of a room in your home by upgrading to a contemporary wooden bed frame with a more comfortable mattress. Using room dividers to use space creatively while hiding unwelcome clutter from view also greatly improves the look and functionality of a room as well as being a fabulous interior décor accessory.
Most of us don’t live in mansions, or huge six bedroom houses. But most of us still have the same number of family or friends regardless of whether we live in a big home or a small one.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they choose a futon sofa bed for their home is to judge its suitability purely on one of these two areas:
Buying a piece of furniture that is both versatile and attractive needs thought and information. Whatever your choice it’s likely to be an integral part of your home for many years and consequently making an informed choice should be seen as an important decision.
Some people spend a lot of thought and time when buying their new bed or sofa. Wandering around local stores or shopping malls at weekends becomes a ritual or an obsession, looking at swatch books that weigh a ton, considering size, patterns and if they remember, comfort.
And so they should.
Would you like to know something completely astonishing about how most people buy a futon sofa bed, or futon mattress?
First, let’s think about how you would buy a mattress for your normal bed. Just like everyone else, you would agonise over it. Even if you are not spending a lot of money on it, you may very well go to a shop and lay on it to test it.
The modern futon has come a long way since designers in Europe and North America first started to develop dedicated frames that could be used with a futon mattress.
It’s fair to say the early days of the futon furniture industry were not plain sailing. Materials and designs had to be tried and tested and there were failures and casualties along the way, that led to the odd uncomfortable night’s sleep, for sure.
Futon Buyer’s Advice Guide
Only you know what is comfortable and appropriate for your often sore aching body and a futon is worth considering when you’ve decided enough is enough and it’s time to get a new mattress. It’s fair to say in the UK that about 85% of what you see is just about fit for purpose i.e. just OK, the other 15% is far better and offers comfortable solutions about what sleeping… Continue reading Futon Buyer’s Advice Guide