Ever since they first came into being, futons have really caught the attention of the world. So what are they really? Let’s take into that.
From a traditional view point, a futon is anything which is based on a wooden frame and can be made a couch or a bed. Manufacturers have been altering its designs over the years in order to keep in line with customers’ demands and so, in keeping with that, today the futon has transformed into being a multi-purpose piece of furniture.
Nowadays, futons are no longer made out of wood only. In fact, there are so many different types of futons that it gets hard to keep a track of each. While some are fit for the living room, some can be incorporated into the decor of a family room. There are lounge futons without armrests that can seat 1-2 people. The back rests are flexible, so if the person lies back it bends to provide support. There are 3-seater futons too which are ideal for placing at the long side of a room. There are even futon bunk beds, which is basically a 2-seater futon attached with a loft-style bed. All these are great pieces of furniture which saves a lot of space and yet look super cool.
Most dormitories nowadays come equipped with futons because of their diversified usage. They can be easily used as a couch during the day and at night, can be transformed into a bed. You can change the look of the room anytime you want without having to spend extra money on additional furniture pieces. There are even swing futons and outdoor futons for porches and patios.
The futon has indeed come a long way from being a traditional wooden-base-and-cotton-mattresses furniture to a modern, chic, multi-purpose item to add that extra dimension to your home decor.