Futons have an unwarranted bad rep. A lot of people dismiss futons thinking they could never be as comfortable as beds or that they aren’t a suitable option to sleep on every night. Another stereotype around futons is people think you live like a college student and can’t afford a “real” bed. These misunderstandings couldn’t be more distant from the truth. Futons actually outperform beds in many areas. This blog post looks at different reasons why futons make good investments!
1. Futons Are Excellent For Multi-Purpose Rooms
One of the annoying aspects of keeping a room specifically for guests is you probably don’t use the room for a vast majority of the year. Unless you actively have guests in the room, the extra space is going to waste. Empty rooms with a futon can be easily converted into a study area, exercise room, playroom, video game room or any other idea you can come up with. If you opt to get a futon without a frame (Japanese style), you can quickly roll up the futon and put it out of the way when using the room for other activities. If you have a futon with a frame, keeping it in couch mode is excellent for multi-purpose rooms.
2. Futons Make It Easy To Accommodate Guests
As we touched on before, unless you have a guest in your guest room, you’re wasting a lot of space. Futons are great because there’s minimal setup required to accommodate a guest. All you need to do is roll out the futon and equip your guest with sheet covers, blankets, and pillows. Even if people aren’t used to sleeping on a Japanese futon, which rests directly on the floor, most people report these futons being exceptionally comfortable. Even if you have a guest over, using a futon makes returning the room to its original function a simple task.
3. Futons Are Portable
Ever try moving a bed? It’s never fun and always more work than you think it’s going to be. If you’re moving, futons take next to no space in the moving truck. Unlike beds, you don’t have to worry about breaking the frame or damaging the mattress.
Beds consist of a minimum of three parts: the boxspring, bed frame/headboard, and a mattress cover. Trying to go anywhere with your bed or even just moving your bed to switch up your room is a ton of work. Futons are much more convenient and are less of a hassle when it comes to time to make changes around your home.
4. Futons Make Safe Options For Children
Worrying about your child falling off the bed can keep you up at night. Many parents decide to invest in a bed rail to prevent their child from falling and possibly injuring themselves. Some parents are a bit more creative and place chairs around the bed to prevent any unwanted falls. With a Japanese style futon, all of this is necessary. As previously mentioned, futons that rest on the floor are just as comfortable as a bed, and of course, there’s nowhere to fall while your child is sleeping. Instead of wasting money on railings in addition to the cost of the bed, give a Japanese style futon a try!
All in all, futons are victims of a bad reputation. If you’re looking for a inexpensive alternative to a bed without sacrificing on quality consider a futon. In fact, science even shows sleep on firm surfaces like a futon is much better for your back than sleeping on a soft bed. Futons come with many benefits that make them an excellent investment!