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Futons: Ultimate Multitasker

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Crash pad, Lakehouse, Nursery too                     
Pool house, Office, A Man cave for you.                
Spare room, Living room, They all will do. 

Futons are the ultimate room multitaskers. Fits anywhere and works with anything. Sophisticated to casual they give you the max sitting or sleeping comfort. Futons are quick change artist. One minute a sofa and the next a bed

Counterfeit Futons

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Isn't every sofa, loveseat or chair that opens into a bed a futon? No it is not! Counterfeit futons are everywhere. They rob you of the real benefits of having a futon. Choices in frame styles, different types, and finishes. Then you should have mattress choices, firm soft, plush? Plus you have the ability to clean and change your covers at will. You can create any different look for the spot you want at an affordable price.

These are not the Futons of Your College Years

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Crusty Futons No More!

Gone are the days when you would hear "Do you want to sleep on my futon?" as a pick-up line. The convertible sofa bed is a common piece of furniture in dorms across college campuses all over the country. You shudder even thinking about what happens on one and the unidentified stains it can accumulate over just one semester. Luckily, your college days are far behind you, and so are the futons of your nightmares!

Today's Modern Futon

The futon of today's modern apartment style living are much more adult and upscale. And they are just the thing for a home office or entertainment room. Many of the newest futon designs feature luxe fabrics and high end frames. The changes in futons from stained utilitarian pieces of furniture have evolved into sleek upscale design sofa-beds. 

Many futons today look just like regular sofas. These futons are ideal for people who live in small spaces, and need the option to turn a living room into a bedroom at night. You can find futons in a leather look and with chrome frames. These modern futons really make a studio's interior more streamlined and dynamic

If you prefer a futon that is more feminine, then you should opt for one that has a scrolled frame, or one that is made of white wood. In fact, wooden futons are some of the biggest changes in futons that you will see. Wood takes the futon from a simple piece of furniture to an elegant seating area. If you want to add warmth to a room, a beautiful wooden futon will really add that missing element that you want so much.

The seating cushion covers can be made of any material from suede to a fun printed fabric. Suede is probally one of the more popular modern fabrics. Solid cheap cloth futons are a thing of the past as you can easily see stains on them. If you are a messy person, then you may want to invest in a leather look or washable fabric futon cover. It will be easier to clean and maintain. No matter what fabric you choose, it is easy to take the futon from day to night with some throw pillows and chic blanket.

Decorating Your Futon

If you want to update your futon's look, then all you need is a great futon cover and pillows in an incredible fabric. You can change the entire image of the futon with a simple slip cover. If you feel that that is not enough, then give the frame of the futon a paint job. This will make it look fresh and new. An older futon does not need to look cheap and old as long you put some effort into its makeover.

Accent pillows are always a must for anyone with a futon. They make the piece look more comfortable and lively no matter what the space. If you rely on your futon's ability to become a bed, then make sure that you keep its day time look sperate from night. You do not want people thinking that they have stumbled into your private bedroom and domain. The right fabric choices and slipcovers can prevent that from happening.

The most important thing to remember when shopping for a modern futon is remembering its purpose. You want something that will fit your room as a sofa or as a bed. There needs to be room for it to change, and its style needs to be functional as well. Ultimately, you want to the futon to be comfortable as well. Do not buy a futon that you will keep you from a good nights rest or from relaxing during the afternoon!

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Using a Futon to Create a Multi-Purpose Room

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So you have a spare room in your home and the possibilities for that space are endless. You could make yourself a home office or a playroom for the kids, but note that you will also need a place for any guests you have sleeping over. You may not have guests over often enough to have a dedicated guest room, so why not create a room that meets all of your needs? Meaning that it can double as your home office or playroom and as  a place where your sleepover visitors can stay. The key doing this is to choose the right furniture. By choosing furniture that can be adapted for a variety of purposes, you can have a multipurpose room that can be as useful when you have guests as it is when you need a space to work or just to relax.

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Top 4 Reasons People are Choosing a Futon Sofa Bed

futon, futon memphisIf you're looking for one of the best ways to get the most from the space in your home, consider a futon sofa bed. Their design and comfort may astound you. Over the last decade, memory foam, gel foam mattress pads and affordable futon mattresses have made futons the couch of choice for people who need to have a spare bed for a myriad of reasons.

Over time, we've learned that the most common reasons people buy futons include:
  1. Family rooms. A futon sofa bed doubles as a couch and a bed. A sofa-sleeper can be much more expensive than a futon because of the frame, its construction and the upholstery fabric that the sofa needs. Many futon frames are made from attractive hardwood or durably finished metal. The futon can be as comfortable as a couch, making it an attractive addition to a family room that may need to double as a place to host the occasional guest overnight. Futons are lighter than sofa beds, making it easier to rearrange a room. 

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Benefits of Buying a Futon

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Futons have many benefits both as a sofa and a bed. The majority of people buying a futon say that usability was their main reason for purchasing. Customer's stated that they are less bulky and more user friendly than sofa sleepers. Futons converted to a bed quickly and were considerably more comfortable to sleep on.

Bean Bags & Futons make Great Gifts.

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Bean bags and futons make comfortable furniture plus a great gift for your family. Have guests coming for the holidays? Futons and our bean bag beds will add more sleeping and seating area without adding onto your home. We have many items that will make your life easier and fun to use. Already have a futon or bean bag? Get a new cover to change your look. Hundreds to choose from and take home the same day. 

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Decision Time: Futon or Sofa-Sleeper?

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The decision to purchase a sofa-sleeper or a futon can be major decision. They both serve the same purpose but are very different in how they perform and feel. They both open to beds, but that's where the similarities end. Futons allow you to quickly customize the way they feel and look by selecting one of many different mattresses for your comfort level. Add decorative Covers for color and style. Covers can be changed at a whim and are cleanable. 


12 Reasons a Futon is Your Best Choice

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Twelve Reasons to buy a futon instead of a sleeper-sofa.

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Consider a Futon instead of a Sleeper Sofa.

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When considering functional seating or sleeping for an extra room take a look at a futon. If you have never considered one before, futons are can solve your problem of that extra bed when you need it. They're functional and decorative items that fit well into anyones home. Dont' be swayed by what you think a futon is or was years ago. Like many things they have grown up. Futons are more comfortable, usable, and fashionable than ever before. They are not on the floor, or a fold up crate that was crammed into a college dorm room. Does this look like a futon of the past? Entire room sets with tables to match and chairs or loveseats to complete a setting are available.

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