Why Futons Still Work

 

Unfortunately we can’t all have guest rooms, huge living rooms, and/or large bonus rooms. So when space is at a premium and you need it to be multifunctional, futons provide both a good sleeping surface and a good seating surface. Whether you need a futon for sporadic or everyday use, you’ll see how quickly it comes in handy.

 

Do people still like and use futons?

Absolutely! Here at Bedrooms & More, we’ve carried a large selection of futon mattresses, covers, and frames, for years. And they continue to sell!

Futons, traditional Japanese beds, were introduced to America by the first wave of Japanese immigrants. They were later “Americanized” by designer William Brouwer who developed a wooden frame to lift the mattress up off the floor. Today futons grace private homes, offices, and college dorm rooms all over the world. People find them to be space-saving, affordable, convenient, and (hopefully) stylish.

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Why do futons still work well for people?

Versatility. It’s that simple.

  • Futon frames come in countless styles and finishes
  • Futon covers are done in a wide range of fabrics
  • Futon mattresses come in several comfort levels

Those who appreciate futons will tell you this: with a futon, you can get a mattress that’s much more comfortable than a sleeper sofa for less money.

What sort of futon frame is best?

Through the years we’ve experimented with metal futon frames, pine frames, and solid hardwood frames. What we’ve found is that solid rubber wood futon frames are the most reliable.

We carry solid wood frames from a futon factory in Malaysia that produces high-quality products at affordable prices, using lumber from sustainably managed forests. We offer a wide selection of great style choices and stains, and each frame comes with a 5 or 10 year warranty.

Of course when it comes to mattress options, we’ve got quite a few! Many of the mattresses we sell that fit futons are made here in the Pacific Northwest, while others are imported from ethical and responsible manufacturers we trust. Mattresses are available at a range of price points, and thankfully, you can get something durable, that looks and feels great, for not much money.

When does a futon come in handy?

They are great for all sorts of situations. Here’s a list off the top of our heads:

  • when you have houseguests
  • the in-laws!
  • when you have a child away at college who comes home on breaks (because the second they left, that room got converted)
  • new baby and a parent needs uninterrupted sleep
  • renting and/or planning on moving fairly frequently — it’s a lot easier to move a futon frame than a sleeper sofa
  • tight on space, and/or budget, and need to cover both sitting and sleeping in one fell swoop
  • when you want to be able to change where you sleep in the house at a moment’s notice due to temperature fluctuations, illness, insomnia, or a snoring spouse
  • that new micro-apartment is more micro than apartment
  • easily turn a playroom into the ultimate slumber party hub
  • that awkward stage after graduation, but before your child finds his first job (thanks Mom & Dad!)

Can you see now why futons are still popular among people at all budgets and all different stages of life?

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A 2-sided mattress you can flip and rotate is better for your body and your wallet! Flippable mattresses last up to 3 times as long as ‘can’t flip’ ones. It’s simply untrue that 2-sided mattresses are no longer being made. Here at Bedrooms & More Seattle, they’re all we sell — because it’s what is best for our customers and the environment.

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Night & Day K-Series/P-Series

Spices Bed Rails

Dual System Headboards • Works with both K-Series and P-Series Rails •
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New “Dual System Headboards”

We are in the process of changing many of our headboards to be both “K Series” and “P Series” capable. The headboards will have both sets of holes for using either way. The new headboards will be marked “Dual System Headboard” on the boxes. This process will take time for all sizes and finishes to be available and will be gradual, as the new versions come in and the old version get depleted. We are telling you now so that you can be aware of what the “Dual System Headboard” terminology means when you see it on the box or in our catalog. The list of headboards that will be switched to the new “Dual System” are listed below. Of course, you will need to order the correct rails and footboards depending on whether the customer wants “K” or “P” Series. The new “K Series” height allows for the use of the bigger bunk bed drawers and/or trundle and “K Series” footboards already have the privacy panel built in. We are also making the Folding Footboard Bench Footboard “Dual System”. If you need one of the new items to be “Dual System” (for “K Series”), you will need to specifically request it until all old versions are gone, to make sure you get the new version.

Spices Bed Rails & Accessories Compatibility

  K-Series Rails P-Series Rails
Dual-System Headboard   Matching Accessories   Matching Accessories
Blackpepper Bed Dual-System tick
  • K-Series Basic Footboard
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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  • P-Series Basic Footboard
  • Footboard Panel
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Chameleon Bed Dual-System
Nutmeg Bed Dual-System
Rosemary Dual-System
Solstice Bed Dual-System
Tamarind Bed Dual-System
Folding Footboard Bench Dual-System Footboard tick
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
 
  K-Series Rails P-Series Rails
Other Spices Headboards   Matching Accessories   Matching Accessories
Basic Footboard (P-Series) To form a Basic Bed cross   tick
  • Footboard Panel
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Coriander Bed cross   tick
  • P-Series Basic Footboard
  • Footboard Panel
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Saffron Bed
Thyme Bed
Laurel Bed cross   tick
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
K-Series Basic Footboard To form a Basic Bed tick
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
cross  
Jasmine Bed tick
  • K-Series Basic Footboard
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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Sandpiper Bed
Vanilla Bed
Ginger Captain’s Bed tick
  • Rolling Bucket Drawers
  • Captain’s Trundle Bed
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Carmel Bed cross Note: Carmel Bed has its own matching rails.

  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
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