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How can a futon utilise your space?

18th June 2019
How can a futon utilise your space?

If you don’t have a huge amount of room in your home for sofas and spare beds, a futon is a fantastic way to really make the most of your available space.

Futons are a sofa & a bed

The word futon originates from Japan and means, quite simply, ‘bed’. It is traditionally filled with cotton to a thickness of approximately three inches and can be quite firm. Nowadays, in the UK, a futon is a really useful piece of household furniture because not only is it a sofa where you can curl up with a good book or gather around the TV to watch a film, but it also doubles up as a bed. Less bulky and easier to use than the usual sofa sleepers, futons are the perfect solution for those with a small bedroom or who don’t have enough space for a permanent guest bed.

Choose from a variety of styles

Just like an ordinary sofa or bed, futons come in a variety of styles and sizes so you can pick one that will fit with your home. At Carpet Barn, you can choose from a wooden, metal or upholstered frame, a single or double bed, fabric or faux leather material, and a whole host of different colours - we’re confident you’ll find the right style to suit you.

One of our most popular futons is the stylish Logan Sofa Bed which features a sturdy wooden frame, a comfy PU foam cushion and beautiful, soft fabric. The Logan also boasts removable arm rest cushions to ensure your comfort whether you’re using it as a sofa or as a bed. If you’re looking for a smaller option, why not consider the versatile Madrid Sofabed? Great for restricted spaces or storing out of the way in a cupboard, its single mattress comes in a choice of over 50 fabrics and colours and it has wheels for easy set up and manoeuvring. Before you buy a futon, ensure you measure your space accurately and remember to consider not only how big the futon is when it’s a sofa, but also when it’s made up as a bed.

View our range of futons here


If you have any questions about which futon is right for you, pop in your local Carpet Barn store or contact us today and our friendly team will be happy to help.

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