Sofa Beds vs Futon Sofa Beds

When selecting either a futon or a sofa bed it’s purely personal preference. To each their own. Both have their own benefits. Are you looking for a traditional looking sofa that just so happens to convert to a bed? Then a sofa bed will be the best choice for you. However, if you are looking for a versatile, fully customizable, piece of furniture, then a futon will be the one that will work best for you.

Futons are one of the best furniture pieces you’ll be able to purchase. The reason being is that they are so versatile and fully customizable at such an affordable rate! With their wide range of styles, a futon can be a couch and a bed, allowing you to sit and sleep on the same piece of furniture without that bothersome neck cramp you wake up with in the morning. Futonland believes this versatility makes it the ideal choice because of futons’ space saving ability, and reasonable price. Prices for traditional sofas and pull out sofa beds can range from several hundred to a few thousand dollars in comparison to traditional pull-out sofas or sofa beds, the futon frame is relatively inexpensive.

Aside from the fact that they are easy on your wallet… futon frames are easy to assemble. They can be assembled and ready for use in 30 minutes or less (same goes for disassembly if need be!) This alone is reason enough for us!

Futons come in all shapes, sizes, and colors! They work great in small and large spaces. We know that futons hold the stigma that they are not as comfortable as sofa beds, that’s from recalling the thin mattress they had in college. Futon mattresses have gone through some serious upgrades over the years! Futonland has models that are comparable if not better than their conventional counterparts. The options are endless. Want organic? We have it! Want latex, gel, memory foam, cotton, wool, or even coil? We got ya covered!

With that being said, high-end sofa beds look like traditional couches and the good ones even feel like a bed. However, this is purely preference based. We suggest that you look at, touch and feel all of your options, weigh it out and make a calculated decision. At the end of the day, you should do what feels right!

Our final reason for purchasing a Futon set over a Sofa bed (and most certainly the most persuasive) is the customizable options being endless! You design this item from start to finish. Not only can to initially design it the way you like with frame color options, you can change the covers and throws and have a brand new sofa monthly if you so choose. You can also change the feel of the mattress with a replaceable futon mattress. Since you can purchase a frame and mattress separately, the combination can be tailored to your exact taste. This is something that simply can’t happen so simply with a sofa. With all this in mind, your options are endless! See you soon 🙂


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Futonland is an online retailer of functional furniture for urban living. From budget futons to premium leather convertible sofa beds, we offer a wide variety of living room furniture and accessories for any décor.