by Sophie Iroegbunam February 04, 2022 4 min read
One thing that is common for people who live in a small space is the ambition to make use of space in the best way possible and Sofa beds and futons are examples of a fantastic way to do this. Not everyone has access to a home with a big floor plan so these 2 space-saving sleeping options are extremely useful, whether that be for someone who needs a single or double arrangement but which one is the best option? Read on as we put the Sofa bed and futon, head to head.
Whether you are trying to save money for future plans, you live on your own or your preference is a smaller home these can provide good sleeping space for you or guests. Having either of these options in your home makes every visit from your friends or your in-laws stress-free but like every item, in your home, there are pros and cons.
A sofa bed is simply a sofa and a bed together! It can be used as a sofa during the day, but when someone wants a place to sleep, the cushions can be removed and hidden within is a bed frame and mattress folded out.
A Futon, on the other hand, has a back that is folded up while in a sitting position and has a button that will allow for the back to go down, creating a flat surface for you to sleep on. They also normally have a single cushion, without armrests. Futons vary from sofas in appearance since they are not entirely upholstered as a sofa bed is. Alongside this traditional futon frames have a visible wood or metal support system that is not covered with upholstery fabric.
Futons and sofa beds each have their own set of advantages and disadvantages but despite this Sofa beds definitely come out on top especially if you intend on using your sofa bed on a regular basis due to frequent visitors. Due to the flexibility of a sofa bed, you can have a stylish sofa and a luxurious bed in the same place - both practical and a way to match the decor in your home. If comfort is your priority Sofa beds are definitely the best choice as they are more comfortable. The mattress can be dressed up with extra bedding and a mattress topper for the ultimate sleeping experience, you can read more about that here.
If you are shopping for your spare room but your main bedroom also needs upgrading, make sure to check out our range of hybrid mattresses and beautiful upholstered ottoman beds - the perfect combination of style and comfort.
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