6 Extremely Comfortable Futon Products- 2020

You love to host and be able to invite friends over any time. You are the kind of person who says, “Come on over, there’s a place on our couch.” However, if you don’t have the luxury of a guest bedroom, you might struggle to make sure your guests are truly comfortable and can enjoy their night’s sleep. A futon sofa bed could be a great option for you. It functions as a regular sofa until you need to convert it to a bed. Due to its versatility, it is typically used in small bedrooms, apartments, and dorms.

Not only are you sure to find a style that complements your decor, you’ll also know that your guest is giving you an honest answer when they say, “I slept great! Thanks!”  This guide will help you find the best and most comfortable futon for your needs.

Comparison Chart Of 6 Comfortable Futons

BrandWeightDimensionsEditorial ScorePrice
52 pounds80"W x 32"D x 33.5"H9.2/10
Nirvana Futons Westfield Wood Futon Frame 55 pounds
81"W x 32"D x 33.5"H9/10
Novogratz Brittany Sofa Futon84 pounds
34.5 x 81.5 x 31.5 inches8.9/10
Serta Cypress Double Sided Innerspring Futon Mattress52 pounds
75 x 54 x 8 inches
8.7/10
Pearington Bella Multi Position Leather Lay Flat Futon Sofa Bed111.5 pounds
70.9 x 37.8 x 34.7 inches8.2/10

Best Selling Futon Reviews 2020

#1. Serta Cypress Double Sided Innerspring Futon Mattress, Full

As the Editor’s Choice and a CertiPUR-US Certified product, this futon from Serta is a great pick for its price. It contains an innerspring unit to provide an excellent support system which is covered with highly resilient layers of foam. Its innerspring and foam layers are also surrounded by Wolf’s “cottonique” fiber blend to make it more comfortable. Moreover, its machine lace tufts and true box casing construction completes the futon’s stylish look. This product is constructed without flame retardants, ozone depleters, or heavy metals. It’s easy to maintain since fluffing it allows air to enter the fibers and enhance its durability.

Features

  • Weighs 114 lbs with 75 x 53 x 8″ product dimension
  • 4″ high-quality innerspring unit provides resilience to the futon mattress
  • 2 layers of 1″ foams cover the entire spring unit to provide a supple and body conforming comfort
  • 3 layers of heavy weight cotton fiber blend cover the foam layers and innerspring unit to provide a plush feeling
  • 18 polyester nylon machine tufts give it better stability
  • 54 x 75″ khaki polyester blended duck fabric covers the entire mattress
  • True box casing construction completes its Cypress futon sofa look

Serta Cypress

Compared with other futons, Serta uses a cottonique which combines carefully selected grades of polyester and cotton. This creates a unique blend of upholstery that is more durable and resilient. It’s comfortable and takes longer to wear.

Pros

  • Provides a mattress-like support system
  • Consists of low VOC emission for indoor air quality
  • Available in cotton/polyester blended duck or 100% polyester upholstery
  • Outlasts traditional cotton batting
  • Lightweight and comfortable to sit on or lie on

Cons

  • The chemical smell takes a few days to fade even when aired outside
  • Does not fully expand to 8″

#2. Nirvana Futons Westfield Wood Futon Frame, Full

Perfect as a Budget Pick futon frame, this product from Nirvana is as solid as it can get. Made from 100% hardwood materials, this multi-positional futon frame can be converted into a full sofa, lounger, or full bed. With an attractive seat and back deck, it can make a great addition to small living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms. Its design can enhance the overall look of the room with its wood accents. Its size will fit a Full-Queen size futon mattress, big enough to hold two adults.

Features

  • 500 lbs weight capacity with 81 x 32 x 33.5″ dimension as a sofa and 81 x 54 x 24.25″ as a bed
  • 25″ arms while in the sofa position, also function as the head and footboard in the bed position
  • Eco-friendly and exceptionally built wooden frame provides sturdy support
  • Anti-slip mechanism ensures utmost security by keeping it locked in place when folded as a sofa
  • Sleek seat and back decks make it an attractive piece of furniture

LUCID 12

When it comes to versatility, this futon frame is one of the best picks. At an affordable price, it can be matched to a wide range of futon mattresses. We recommend this for those who are looking for a frame replacement to hold their Full or Queen size futon mattress.

Pros

  • Sturdy enough to accommodate 2 adults
  • Comes with complete eco-friendly and solid hardwood parts
  • Especially crafted and imported from Indonesia
  • Convertible into a Full size futon sofa bed and lounger

Cons

  • Does not include the mattress, cover, or pillows in the package
  • Takes more time and effort to assemble

#3. Stanford Futon Set Futon Frame with Mattress, Full

Made from 100% hardwood, this Stanford futon set comes with a sturdy frame and mattress. It is a three position frame that can be converted into a sofa, lounge chair, or a bed. Carefully crafted in Indonesia by artisan experts, this futon sofa set is worth the investment. Available in 10 different colors, you will never have a problem matching it to your room’s decor.

Features

  • Weighs 114 lbs with 80 x 32 x 33.5″ dimension as a sofa and 80 x 54 x 22.5″ as a bed
  • 5″ arms while in the sofa position, also function as the head and footboard in the bed position
  • 8″ thick futon mattress offers medium to firm level of support with multiple layers of poly-cotton and high-density foam
  • Multi-positional function allows it to convert into a sofa, lounger, or bed with a 54 x 75″ dimension
  • Solid twill or microfiber upholstery covers the entire futon mattress
  • Frame made of solid hardwood harvested from sustainable plantations

Stanford Futon Set

This is one of the best sets for a comfortable futon which includes a mattress and a frame. Finding a pair that functions and looks well together will save you time and money.

Pros

  • Eco-friendly and convertible up to 3 positions
  • Constructed with a heritage finish by expert artisans
  • Prevents lumping and shifting of its internal contents
  • Designed with a stylish seat and back decks

Cons

  • A bump in the middle part can be uncomfortable when converted into a bed
  • Pretty heavy and expensive compared with other models

#4. Better Homes and Gardens Wooden Futon Frame with Mattress, Full

This futon set, complete with frame and mattress, has 522 independently encased coils covered with high-quality foam to ensure its comfort. With a cutting-edge design and elegant wood finish, it can easily enhance your home decor. It also has stylish and versatile armrests that also work as the head and footboard.

Features

  • Weighs 129.64 lbs with 600 lbs weight capacity
  • Constructed with 82 x 39 x 39″ sofa dimension, 75 x 45 x 21″ bed dimension, and 77.17 x 29.92 x 9.84″ box dimension
  • 8″ thick futon mattress with independently encased coils to provide superior support and comfort
  • Durable futon frame made from metal guarantees optimum mattress support

Better Homes and Gardens

Pros

  • Firm and comfortable
  • Easy to clean with a removable and washable mattress cover
  • Compatible with slip-on futon mattress covers
  • Very stylish with a contemporary design and rich wood finish

Cons

  • Requires a lot of effort to pull back up when converting into a sofa
  • Too bulky and heavy once assembled

#5. Novogratz Brittany Sofa Futon with Premium Linen Upholstery and Wooden Legs

Ideal for college dorms and small living spaces, this futon set comes with a complete frame and mattress already. It is easy to maintain by simply wiping it clean. Complete with instructions and necessary tools, it will only take about 30 minutes to assemble.

Features

  • Weighs 84 lbs with 600 lbs weight limit
  • 5 x 34.5 x 31.5″ sofa dimension, 70.5 x 43.5 x 16″ bed dimension, and 45.5 x 36 x 15″ box dimension
  • Ribbed tufted cushioned back and wooden slanted oak legs add a touch of texture and a modern look
  • Durable polyester covers its layers of foam filling

Novogratz Brittany

Pros

  • Hassle-free to wipe clean
  • High-quality linen upholstery gives it an elegant finish
  • A perfect statement for any living room
  • Provides full body support as a sofa or bed

Cons

  • Lacks enough mattress foam filling for comfort
  • Not suitable for users who prefer a plush futon set to sink into

#6. Pearington Bella Futon Sofa Bed, Full

This complete futon sofa bed set doesn’t require assembly and can be converted into a sofa, lounge, or a bed without breaking a sweat. It is covered with easy-to-clean faux leather. With a modern design and stainless steel legs, it can add a nice accent to your room.

Features

  • Weighs 111.5 lbs with 600 lbs weight capacity
  • 70.9 x 37.8 x 34.7″ product dimension
  • Designed with a sophisticated finish that allows it to fit into modern homes
  • Versatile function allows it to recline or convert into a bed or sofa within seconds
  • Accented stainless steel legs enhance its aesthetic beauty

Pearington PEAR

Pros

  • Covered by a high-grade microfiber fabric
  • Sleek and modern looking
  • Topped with high-density pillow-top cushions
  • Comfortable and easy to operate

Cons

  • Not ideal to be used as an adult bed regularly
  • The faux leather cover starts to peel after a couple of years

Things to Consider Before Buying a Futon

Manufacturers today are offering improved futons with thicker mattresses and more durable frames. No need to fear bulky or makeshift mattresses. You can now opt for a more elegant one with versatile functions. Before you buy your futon, read this guide to improve your shopping experience:

  • Style

Generally, a futon is designed to be a convertible sofa bed which is both functional and practical. It looks like any other sofa that you can enjoy during the day. But at night, you can easily convert it into a bed by releasing the lock in its frame. Thus, a futon sofa bed makes a great alternative for ordinary sofas and beds if you have limited space. It also makes a great place for overnight guests. Some of the most durable futons are designed with an extended base which is located on the backrest. This extended base serves as the backrest’s support once it is converted into a bed. This added support for stability extends the furniture’s lifespan.

  • Frame Construction

Depending on your preference, you can choose a futon sofa bed that is made of wood or metal. Wooden frames (softwood or hardwood) are quite popular due to superior strength. Softwood frames are less expensive but their strength is nothing compared to hardwood frames. If you want a contemporary look, metal frames offer both quality and style. Some metal frames are also less expensive. You can also opt for a combination of wood and metal frame for style and durability.

  • Firmness Level

Just like regular mattresses, it is important to consider the futon’s firmness level. Firmer futons are more durable and they take longer to compress compared with pillow-top futons. However, the pillow-top futons are popular among users who prefer a mattress with an additional soft layer for more comfort.

In fact, futon mattresses are now designed like standard bed mattresses. This means that it can be made with memory foam, innerspring, and cotton to match the firmness level you want.

  • Functionality

Since futons can be converted from a sofa into a bed, they should be light enough to move around, easy to assemble, and simple to operate. Releasing the lock mechanism to convert the sofa into a bed should be hassle-free. At the same time, the frame should remain stable and secure when the backrest is up and used as a sofa.

Conclusion

Futons come in lots of colors, sizes, and designs. Some can be customized according to your specific requirements. It is a versatile piece of furniture that can help you save space and money. It can also make your home more comfortable for guests. As long as you know the things to look for when shopping, it won’t be hard to find a quality futon for you.

Jones
 

I am Linda Jones 26, editor of Matress1000. Our mission is to help people sleep better.