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To Buy or Not to Buy a Futon Sofa Bed?

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To Buy or Not to Buy a Futon Sofa Bed?

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Extremely versatile in nature and a great furniture piece to own, a futon sofa bed helps create extra sleeping space when you have friends or guests over for a night stay. The best part about a futon is that it can easily double up as a bed and then go back to function as a sofa without much effort. What more? You don’t even require anyone’s help to make it a sofa again. The mechanism is simple to operate and has minimal chances of causing any harm. But, before making a purchase decision, one must know the good and bad things about having a sofa cum bed.

So, this jobless blogger has come up with the major pros and cons of a futon sofa bed to help you make an informed decision.

The Pros of Futon Sofa Bed

  • A futon sofa bed is a great furniture item that not just helps save space but also gives extra space whenever there is need
  • It can be easily used as a bed or sofa – all depends how and when you want to use the futon
  • It is undeniably a blessing to those who live in a small house and do not have a guest room. Simply put it in the living room and expand it as a bed to accommodate the extra members.
  • They come in a variety of designs, styles and mechanism options. You can easily pick a sofa bed that suits your requirements
  • If you have a low budget, there is no need of buying a separate sofa and a bed – sofa cum bed is ready for your rescue
  • If you are a bachelor and shifting to different parts of the country is a part of your job, this lightweight piece of furniture will be the right choice for you
  • The opening and closing mechanism are so easy that even the youngest member of the family can operate it easily

The Cons of Futon Sofa Bed

  • There are a few designs of a sofa cum that are extremely bulky and can become difficult to move around the house
  • The comfort level is nothing as compared to a bed with a proper mattress or bedroom furniture set
  • If you are taller than usual, sleeping on a sofa cum bed will be a difficulty
  • Durability is also a big question – the longevity of a bed is much higher than a full-size sofa bed or sectional sofa bed
  • If there is even the slightest problem in the opening and closing mechanism, it can cost you a fortune
  • Because it is arm less, the comfort is not as good as compared to a proper plush sofa

The images below will help you picture how a futon sofa bed look when folded and when full open to use as a bed. Take a look!

Futon Sofa Bed

Futon Sofa Bed

So, now that you have a fair idea about the pros and cons of owning a futon sofa bed, it’s time to make a decision. If you are buying it for your bachelor pad, I’ve got you covered for that as well. Read here!

  1. Good one. Suggest to endorse some brands or give some recommendations as well which you really like. You can also suggest places like Kirti nagar in Delhi or IKEA store which are international brand etc.

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