If you’re trying to figure out what to do with that small spare room in your house, you’re not alone. Many spare rooms are too small to fit a conventional bed while leaving space for anything else such as a desk or entertainment unit. If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, you may want to consider buying a futon couch. Futons, originally from Japan, easily convert from a small couch to a bed while taking up less space than a couch or bed alone. This leaves room for a desk or entertainment unit as well, providing you with both a home office or entertainment room and a spare bedroom all in one.
Futons are available in a variety of styles and sizes to fit almost any need. On the low cost end, you can find futons with metal or wood frames or spend more money to buy futons consisting of log or wicker frames. No matter what style you go with, the futon frame is designed to slide open to create a bed. Like normal beds, futons can range in size from a twin mattress to a full or queen size mattress. Futon Mattresses can also be found in different thicknesses, colors and fabrics to match any style. Futon mattress covers are also available in various sizes, colors and materials so that you can change the appearance of your futon as you see fit.
Prices for futon frames vary, but often start around $100 while a quality futon mattress cannot be found for less than $150. For around $250, you can add a nice little couch/bed to your spare room and transform your home office or entertainment room into a nice spare bedroom for when guests spend the night.