Modern Sofa Bed
The biggest issue most customers have with futons is, surprisingly, the look. While our futon sets are best sellers, and are infinitely customizable, they don’t necessarily fit every customer’s vision for their “perfect house.” I find this is especially true in homes going for a contemporary look, particularity looks that embody sleek, thin forms with bold lines and edges. That’s why we offer a number of modern sofa beds. It’s hard to make a futon mattress folded into a couch look “edgy,” though not impossible. One look at our selection of modern sofa beds, and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
My personal new favorite is the “Apollo,” a modern and very versatile piece of furniture. The grey tweed works with almost any color scheme you can imagine. The “Apollo” has a number of different configurations for almost any setting. Most of the time you’ll probably have it set up as a sofa, but you can split it in have to create two separate, swiveling chairs. If you wanted, you could do one side as a bed and one size as a chair, or even a lounger. If you have kids who don’t want to “share” a bed, you can split the two sides apart, so that nobody gets kicked or drooled on in the middle of the night. The versatility of this setup, along with its ultra sleek look is what truly makes it modern. Check out the “Apollo” Modern Sofa Bed on our website today, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
The Futon Shop has a lot of futon frames. Like, A LOT. We’re talking dozens, and you know what? They’re all pretty nice. Some are definitely nicer than others, but we got a futon frame for every look and budget. Chances are, we’re running a decent sale too. The nice thing about our frames, is that they’re ACTUAL frames. Like, real hardwood, not that cheap garbage you’ll find at Target or Wal-Mart that LOOKS nice, but FEELS terrible, and BREAKS within a month of using it. I’m not saying our frames are indestructible, but chances are you’ll have to try real had to snap one of them. And let’s just say you do? 5 year warranty baby. You get what you pay for.
When futons were brought into western culture, the big change was introducing a folding frame. These frames brought the futon off the floor and converted into sofas, but they have come a long over the decades. A Futon frame used to be made from pine or cheap iron, but futon frames today are made from durable hardwoods. Rubber wood is the most common hardwood, harvested from sustainable latex farms in Indonesia. Wood obtained from latex farms keeps the cost down while still having all the qualities of other hardwoods.
Futon frames come in Full/Double or Queen sizes, but also have a space-saving Love Seat options. Love Seat futons save space by splitting off 1/3rd of the mattress into an ottoman which can be stored away, or left out to make your futon a lounger. There is also a new mechanism in futon frame conversion, the wallhugger doesn’t need to be moved away from a wall when dropped into bed form. Get with the times, and check out the newest advances in futon frames.
Modern Sofa Beds
Modern Sofa Beds are a great option for those of us that want extra bedding while retaining a more traditional couch appearance. Easy to operate click-clack mechanisms allow you to change it into a bed in mere seconds. Sofa Beds differ from “pull-out” sofas and eliminates a lot of the issues that people have with pull-outs. A modern sofa beds will lay flat, so that you are sleeping on the same surface as the seating (just more bed shaped). This solves the mattress issue of pull-out sofas, which are far less comfortable than the actual seat cushions.
A Modern Sofa Bed is perfect for offices, spare rooms or small apartments. Do you have relatives that want to stay a weekend? Or maybe a friend needs to crash at your pad? A versatile furniture piece like a sofa bed is the answer to your problems! A wide selection of styles mean you can find one that fits your purpose perfectly, from a classic couch to futuristic sofa.
Wallhugger Futon Frame
Futons have come a long way over the years, and nothing shows that more than the Wallhugger futon frame. These frames can be converted into a bed and don’t have to be moved away from the wall! Standard futon frames need about a foot or more of clearance behind the set, or have to be moved every time you change it to a bed. Wallhuggers also use leverage in conversion, making it easy to change to a bed and back again.
The Wallhugger futon frames are made from Rubber wood, a sustainable hardwood grown on latex farms. Rubber wood is dense and durable, and is available in five handsome stains. Sizes range from Twin Loveseats to Queen Sofas, ensuring you can fit one into any space. Don’t settle for cheap frames, step up to a real piece of furniture that will last you for years.
I think when most people think of a futon frame the image of a black metal tubular frame with bars comes to mind. This drives me crazy! This is a horrible frame! When you combine this with a cheap mattress you have overall a pretty crummy setup. Nowadays there are all sorts of different futon frames in 1 million different designs with all sorts of different functionality. The newer style of frame is called a wall hugger futon frame. What do you think, does it hug the wall? Most people don’t even notice that most futon frames fall backwards. What this means is that if it’s against the wall it will have to be pulled out, away from the wall, when it is folded out into a bed. Guess what a wall hugger does? It is a frame that doesn’t have to be pulled away from the wall! How superb and practical. Yay!
Another factor when considering a futon frame is what the futon mattress sits on. Does the frame use slats? Or does it use bars? Bars will tend to wear your futon mattress out a lot quicker, and feeling bars underneath you is never a good thing! So be sure to get a futon frame that uses slats! If your futon mattress is happy then odds are the futon owners back and bottom are happy too! Comfort to me is everything! Making sure my kick butt futon mattress is properly supported is important. To me I’m able to substitute style for comfort. But that’s not for everybody. Some people would rather spend more money looking good than anything else. So don’t get me wrong, some futon frames are quite stylish! Do a simple Internet search and I think you’ll be surprised just how stylish they can be. From craftsman style to Art Deco to modern and European you can really choose what you like and what best suits your place! Give it a chance I’m sure you’ll have a jolly old time choosing the style of frame the comfort of mattress and the look of the cover that you like best!
The Futon Frame you can get today is leaps & bounds ahead of what you’re familiar with. They’re now made from hardwoods like Rubberwood, a sustainably farmed material. Hardwood frames are sturdier and more durable than metal or pine, plus have a handsome finish. Some futon frames also have alternative options, like different stains and add-on pieces. Additional pieces save space while providing extra functions, like storage drawers and trundle beds.
A huge advancement in futon frames is the “wallhugger” mechanism. Most frames need clearance behind the piece for the back portion to drop down. This forces you to move the frame away from your wall to convert to a bed, and until now we’ve had no other choice. Wallhugger futon frames need no additional clearance, the seat pivots forward during conversion. No more damage to your wall or frame! Check with a futon professional to learn what frame will be right for you.
A Futon Frame is really a sofa bed frame and is truly any platform that is used in conjunction with a Futon Mattress. A futon frame can come in many forms, shapes, woods qualities, colors and designs. A Futon Frame is traditionally a sofa bed or folding frame that is a sofa during the day and turns into a standard bed at night. Also a futon frame can be a stationary bench or bed that will hold any type of futon mattress. In 1980 the first futon frames (both bi-fold and tri-fold) were developed by a master wood craftsman named William Brower in Boston Massachusetts. His designs and basic concepts are still utilized by Futon Frame designers around the world today. Futon Frames are designed in three basic types, bi-fold or full length, tri-fold or loveseat, or stationary which is a bench or platform that does not convert.
Bi-fold or full length Futon Frame is a design the generally folds along the length of the Futon Frame and folds in two parts, thus the name bi-fold. Because the frame folds on the length it is considered a full length sofa and seats 3 to 4 persons as a couch. An average room generally needs 77-90 inches of wall space to fit a full length bi-fold futon frame in it. The first bi-fold or full length futon frames where made with a pin on the side that is removed to lower the back which makes the bed. Today quality bi-fold Futon Frames all convert or open and close from a sofa to bed from the front of the frame allowing you operate the frame easily and conveniently without a pin to remove. Full Length Futon Frames generally accommodate a full or double futon mattress 54” wide and 75”long to a queen size Futon Mattress 60” wide to 80” long. These beautiful and functional futon frames are available in solid woods from Ash, Mahogany, White Oak, Maple and Pine. They also come in hardwoods with finishes such as cherry, pecan, java, white, and black walnut just to name a few.
Tri-fold or love seat length Futon Frames is a design that generally folds along the width of the Futon Frame and folds in three parts, thus the name Tri-fold. Because the frame folds on the width length it is considered a love seat futon frame or space saver futon frame and seats 1 to2 persons as a couch. An average room generally needs 41-70 inches of wall space to fit a love seat tri-fold Futon Frame in it. These futon frames either have an ottoman attached under the seat or a separate ottoman that is used to make the length of the bed. These futon frames generally use a 2 piece love seat mattress. The larger piece fits on the body and the smaller pieces fits on the ottoman making a chaise lounge or bed. A simple fitted sheet and mattress pad holds these pieces together making a comfortable and quality twin full or queen size bed. Love seat or Tri-Fold length futon frames are most popular to utilize in a small spaces such as a home office, small second bedroom, loft, studio apartment or anywhere where space is at a premium. These frames come in a variety of woods, stain finishes and designs. They are made to compliment any décor.
Lastly Futon Frames can be any piece of furniture that uses a Futon Mattress. Futon Mattresses are made in any mattress or cushion size. If you have a platform bed, stationary bench or frame it is a futon frame if you put a futon mattress on it.