best futon of 2018

Best Futon of 2018: For Everyday Sleeping, Sitting and More!

Having some serious space issues? We’ve all been through tough times. As much as we’d like to impress our family and friends, we also need to consider saving up for our future. If that’s the case, you might want to consider investing in a good futon - a bed and a sofa rolled into one.

I know what you must be thinking. Futons don’t particularly rhyme with luxury. In fact, most people know them as dorm furniture. However, futons have really evolved in the past years. In fact, they’re so different, it’s hard to tell that they’re actually futons.

Spare yourself that image of those nasty college futons that are lumpy and horrible. The futons we’ll be talking about are FAR from that, and will deliver you the quality, comfort, and style that can exceed your expectations.

Thanks to Japanese innovation, a complete futon set, consisting of a mattress and a duvet, is functional enough to be aired, folded, and stored away in a space or closet during the times you need your room for other purposes than as a bedroom.

To help make things easier for you, I made this review listing all the quality futons currently available in the market. I chose the ones that would fit anyone’s budget, style and space needs.Hopefully by the end of this article, you’ll be able to find the perfect futon to fit in your humble abode! Here’s my top 13 contenders in the search of the best futon for this year.

Best Futon

Nirvana Futons

Versatile Futon

Nirvana Futons Standard Set Sofa Bed

Price: $$$

If you are looking for a futon set that can complement the appearances of your room, this can be the best choice for you.

Rated by Michele

Novogratz Britanny

Best Choice

Novogratz Brittany Sofa Futon

Price: $$$

The Novogratz Brittany Sofa Futon can be a great addition to your rooms if you like a little mixture of modern and vintage ambiances.

Rated by Michele

Divano Roma

Pop-Inspired

Divano-Roma

Price: $$$

This really brightens up any space, adding a fun, youthful vibe that uplifts the spirits of a tired sleepless adult.

Rated by Michele

Nirvana Futons Standard Set Sofa Bed 

A versatile futon that adds volume

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Nirvana Futons Standard Set Sofa Bed

Rated by: Michele

If you are looking for a futon set that can complement the appearances of your room, this Nirvana Futons Standard Set can be the best choice for you. Apparently, the set comes in 10 unique and vibrant colors that will really uplift the ambiance of the room.

Recently, my friend was finding a simple sofa set since she finds her guest room to be a little boring. I’ve recommended her to check this and gladly,she found ‘the one’ that could truly breathe some life to the space.

It’s a complete set. It features 100% solid hardwood frame along with the 8-inch futon mattresses. Also, you can move this set into three different positions. You can use it as a sofa, lounger, and a full-sized sleeper bed.

However, there are times that you may feel the middle support bar when you use it as a bed. So, there are a few issues with its comfortability. Nevertheless, you may cover it with your favorite comforter.

The overall dimension of this sofa bed is 80 x 32 x 33.5 inches. And when you use it as a bed, you can fully enjoy the 80 x 54 x 33.5 inch of space.

PROS

  • Versatile
  • Very durable
  • Efficient quality

CONS

  • Has comfortability issues
  • The futon frame is very heave
  • Difficult to recline 

Divano Roma Furniture Modern Plush Tufted Linen Futon

A pop of color

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Rated by: Michele

In a year of black, white and neutral, it’s nice to add a bit of color to your life.

This refreshing piece from Divano Roma really brightens up any space, adding a fun, youthful vibe that uplifts the spirits of a tired sleepless adult.

It comes in several colors so you can choose which one goes best with the overall aesthetic theme of your room.

The futon is a bit small, about the size of a twin-sized bed so it can only accommodate one sleeping adult or two kids max.

It’s also close to the ground so kids and pets can easily climb onto it. Considering its size and design, it may look good in themed cafes. It’s definitely something you’d want to consider the next time you host a tea drinking party. Or in the case of us hard working people, coffee.

Divano Roma Furniture Modern Plush Tufted Linen Futon

In terms of comfort, the plush tufted linen upholstery provides you  with a fluffy texture that most futons or sofas lack in general. It can be a bit too firm though so I don’t recommend it for people suffering from back pain.

However, it’s nothing a good mattress and a few throw pillows can’t solve. Use a good memory foam pillow or buckwheat pillow if you want something to address your posture issues.

PROS

  • Fun, youthful design
  • Tufted linen cover
  • Multi-purpose (Can be used as a bed and a couch)

CONS

  • Too firm
  • Can fit only one adult
  • Material can be difficult to clean

Coaster Dilleston Contemporary Futon 

The futon for every minimalist

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Coaster Dilleston Contemporary Futon

Rated by: Michele

For minimalist homeowners, the Coaster Dilleston Contemporary Futon is a set you should own. It comes in simple yet luxurious natural hues - black, gray, brown, and white.

As for its structure, it features a Kiln-dried hardwood frame, a spring base, and a white faux leather upholstery. Accordingly, you can expect good quality from these materials.

The overall dimension of the bed is 73 x 37 x 35.5 inches. When it’s used as a bed, the dimension is 73 x 46 x 17.5 inches.

It’s not that long but it’s very wide and may accommodate up to three persons.This is a great choice if you’re hoping to have several guests over.

It’s quite comfortable too. The armrests are adjustable. Also, it has a matching ottoman that can act as a footrest when you sit. Moreover, it features two pillow top cushions that are reversible.

However, it’s not very durable as some owners tend to have issues with it just after a few months of use. Also, there are apparent issues with the after-sales customer service of the company. They are quite difficult to talk to.

Nevertheless, you can purchase this futon bed at a price below $400. Despite the price being a steal, make sure that you are still ready for any of the repercussions that the durability of the futon might have on you.

PROS

  • Perfect for minimalists
  • Great features
  • Quite comfortable

CONS

  • Not very durable
  • Customer service is poor
  • Not recommended for kids

DHP Premium Sofa Futon Couch

A solution to living in small spaces

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DHP Premium Sofa Futon Couch

Rated by: Michele

If there’s one thing DHP understands, it’s futon language. This sofa couch is modern, compact, and it fits well into small spaces.

It’s great for small apartments, bedrooms, and basically anyone who needs to save a lot of space.  If you’re having a hard time moving around in a cramped up room and need the extra breathing space, this is the futon for you!

With this futon around, you don’t have to worry about buying a bed for your sleepover guest. I specifically said ‘guest’ because it only has room for one adult.

The faux leather upholstery also makes maintenance a lot easier. Its surface is so smooth, you just literally wipe out the dust. It is a bit firm but if you give it a bit more time, it will get a lot softer.

Despite the small frame of this sofa-bed combo, it does have a 600 lb. capacity. The only thing DHP left out are the arms. Otherwise, this is a good piece considering its price.

PROS

  • Minimalist design
  • 600 lb. capacity
  • Fits in small spaces

CONS

  • No arms
  • Too firm

Kodiak Futon Lounger

A three-in-one futon

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Kodiak Futon Lounger

Rated by: Michele

While most of the best futons offer a bed and sofa combination, this futon gives you a third option: a futon lounge.

You can adjust the arms so that one is raised and the other is lowered down so you can lift your feet up without bending your body too much. This would be great for those lazy days when you just need to lounge around but not necessarily sleep in.

The arms don’t have that much support though so I don’t really feel too comfortable laying my head on them.

Speaking of support, this futon can only carry 300 lbs total distributed weight - not really recommended for multiple seating.

While the metal supporting the backrest seems to be stable enough, the manufacturer did suggest that you place it next to a wall for added support. It’s best to be careful than to injure yourself!

The tufted material unfortunately prevents you from washing the mattress cover but you can replace the mattress in case of accidents.

PROS

  • Can be used as a bed, sofa, and lounge
  • Replaceable mattresses

CONS

  • 300 lb. capacity
  • Unstable arm support

Royal Sleep Futon Mattress

A mix of comfort and care

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Royal Sleep Futon Mattress

Rated by: Michele

Made from a blend of polyurethane, memory foam and cotton, I highly recommend this futon for those suffering from neck and back pain.

The memory foam on top gives just enough firmness that sculpts and supports the curve of the spine, but still has that soft texture to provide the right amount of comfort.

It would be best if you had your own frame, though, because this doesn’t include one.

If you’re considering buying a frame, this futon is a bit bigger than a twin-sized mattress, close to a full-sized bed. 

Royal Sleep also offers a queen-sized mattress if you’re interested since this one can be less spacious for some people. The mattress has a soft cover and comes with pillows to fill the gaps.

Since the cover is tufted, you can’t machine wash it. You can, however, stick to spot cleaning. The color is called Cancun Maple, close to an earthy beige. Neutral colors typically go along with most decorative pieces so no need to worry about whether these would match your curtains.

PROS

  • Made of memory foam
  • Includes pillows
  • Close to a full-sized bed

CONS

  • Doesn’t come with a frame

DHP Zoe Convertible Futon

Affordable Yet Functional

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DHP Zoe Convertible Futon

Rated by: Michele

Here’s another Futon from DHP that really did it in terms of flexibility. Considering its minimalist design, compact structure, and multiple functions, this futon can fit in almost any home and office.

This one, in particular, comes in the color grey which mostly matches any contemporary design or aesthetic. You can definitely work your creative freedom around this one when designing your room.

This futon can be adjusted into three positions - upright, a slightly lowered back, and straight flat.

It has five legs to support the mattress and can handle up to 600 lbs if distributed evenly. It’s a bummer they don’t have arms though, probably not the right choice if you’re looking for a more traditional sofa.

It’s a good product for an affordable price and works well in almost any space. It is, however, a little low profile which could be awkward if you’re too tall.

PROS

  • Adjustable backrest
  • Minimalist design
  • Affordable
  • Lightweight

CONS

  • Low profile
  • Uses stiff material

D&D Floor Futon

Nothing beats the traditional

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D&D Floor Futon

Rated by: Michele

All the others may offer convenience and style, but nothing says original than this traditional japanese style futon.

Oftentimes when you’re in a tight space with no air conditioning and poor ventilation, sleeping on the floor can be a cool, alternative solution. At least that’s what I do!

Instead of getting a futon with a frame, this one is made from a soft, pliable material that can be rolled up as easy as a yoga mat.

You can bring it with you on travels and even camping trips. I’d definitely recommend this for people who are constantly on the go but need the extra comfort!

The mattress is quite soft so expect to feel the firmness of the floor. I don’t recommend it much for side sleepers. Believe me, you don’t want to make the mistake of waking up with a sore hip bone.

Another thing I love about this futon is its low maintenance, you can spot clean it and roll it for storage to keep its plush. Don’t leave it lying flat for too long, especially when you’re not using it because it tends to get flat.

PROS

  • Portable
  • Affordable
  • Compact - Good for small spaces

CONS

  • Not recommended for side sleepers