Sleeper Sofas Vs. Futons: Which Option is for You?
Today’s home design styles are increasingly minimalistic and focused on functionality -- so it should come as no surprise that convertible furniture is all the rage. Two of the most popular options on the market are futons and sleeper sofas. Superficially speaking, these two types of furniture have a lot in common: but it is important to understand the differences as well. If you are trying to decide which of these two options is right for you, then this article may be able to help:
What Do Sleeper Sofas and Futons Have in Common? Both of these furniture options are excellent choices for anyone who values flexibility. Because they can both be converted from an upright sitting position to an extended sleeper position, they make accommodating extra guests or creating a secondary sleeping space easy, even for those with limited space and/or a limited budget.
What Are The Differences Between Futons and Sleeper Sofas?
- Futons are generally easy and faster to setup, and easier and faster to change from a bed to a “sofa” as well. Moreover, futons are easier to customize: the mattress and/or upholstery that comes with the futon you buy can be switched out for better models or for models that you like better. Last but not least, Futons tend to be slightly more affordable than sleeper sofas.
- Sleeper Sofas have a few unique advantages of their own, however. For one, they tend to be more visually appealing, especially when set upright as couches. Because they tend to boast full-sized arm rests and a denser construction, they also make more comfortable couches than futons do. The downside to sleeper sofas is that they don’t disassemble as much as futons, so moving and/or making the bed-sofa transition can be a bit more time consuming.
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