The best futons can be more comfortable than a lot of beds. Having slept in many hotels over the years I can tell you, a futon can be better. If you are saving room on guest space, but still want to offer them somewhere to sleep, or just want to be able to accommodate more people then a quality futon can be a great addition to any home.
There are lots of different types to choose from. You can get frames with back and even some with arms, there are trifold and bifold as well as different materials. Then you should consider the quality of the mattress as this can make all the difference. Of course, it still needs to look good and be functional when it is not folded out. The following are the very best futons you will find.
My Picks for The 10 Best Futons
#10 Nirvana Futons -Stanford Futon Set
This futon comes with a mattress and the exposed wooden design is going to fit well into any modern home. There are a variety of covers to choose from. The colours would suit most living spaces and include Twill Ivory, Twill Khaki, Twill Royal Blue, and more. The Fram is made from 100% hardwood and is easy goes from upright to foldable bed. It comes with a long warranty and multiple foam layers to give added comfort where most futons only have a couple. It has a medium-firm feel and is rugged enough to withstand years of use.
Multiple foam layers
#9 Jerry Sales Eldorado Futon Brown Finish Frame
A simple design but has that typical-futon look that makes it easy to blend into any room. Compact, and easy to fold it can be purchased with or without drawers for storage and comes in plenty of designs and colour options. The mid-century style will never go out of fashion so this will be a welcomed addition to most living spaces. The 8″ mattress makes for a comfortable night’s sleep and although there is some assembly required, it shouldn’t take long for you to get to grips with the easy-to-follow instructions. You can get it in leather although the softer finish is going to be more comfortable to sleep on.
#8 D&D Futon Furniture Folding Foam Mattress
As much of a folding mattress as it is a sofa, this neat futon is great for smaller spaces and offers a lot of comfort at a reasonable price. There are numerous colours available and some of them add a real pop of colour that is perfect for student accommodation or a spare room. You can get it in the more understand black design, but there is also pink and lime green to choose from among others. It folds up into a compact size that can be stored in a cupboard should you want to keep it out the way. Thanks to the design it can fold into different shapes and sizes and contains 1.8 pounds of dense foam to ensure your comfort.
#7 Divano Roma Furniture Collection – Modern Plush
Certainly one of the fanciest and most practical futons on the list, Divano Roma have created a functional option that when made into a bed, as sides for added comfort. Available in a handful of colours that can suit any living room they are made from tufted linen fabric which feels good on the skin at night and is hypoallergenic to ensure your comfort. The contemporary design is strong and with memory foam inside and durable materials for the metal frame, it is sure to last a long time. It folds up easily taking a few seconds to put away.
Good for back sleepers
Strong enough to support any weight
#6 Kodiak Furniture KFPHDBBMMOCHLF5MD4 Phoenix Futon Set, Barbados
When made into a sofa, this is one of the best futons you can buy and can be placed into 3 positions. It folds out nicely into a standard sized bed and comes with plenty of designs and colours to match your home decor including suede red, linen charcoal, marmot mocha, and many more. The hardwood construction is solid and durable and it can be made into a bed in a matter of seconds thanks to the hinge system. It measures 82 inches long x 32 inched wide. The mattress is made from high-quality materials with bonnet springs for added comfort.
Hinge system for easy transition
#5 Mozaic Full Size 8-Inch Cotton Twill Mattress
A simple design and has the typical futon design but represents good value and is super comfortable when folded out. The mattress can be turned to extend its lifespan and is full of gel memory foam. At 8″ thick it is sure to provide a comfortable sleep. This is just the mattress for anyone who already has a frame and measures 75″ long x 54″ wide. It is ready to be folded into the upright position but will not lose its shape when laid out for bedtime. It is made in the USA from quality materials.
Made in the USA
#4 Better Homes and Gardens Wood Arm Futon
A well-designed futon that looks sturdily built, and is thanks to the quality materials. The curves of the arms are stylish and durable and it folds out easily. The mattress is thick at 8″ and has multipole foam layers and coils for an incredibly comfortable nights rest. You can get up to 600 lbs on there with no bother and you can even get it in different colours such as taupe, grey, oatmeal, or navy. You can’t feel the metal bars as you lie and fits into small spaces make it an ideal addition to studios or small living areas.
Suitable for up to 600 lbs of weight
#3 Studio Bifold Futon – Queen
This queen-sized futon folds out easily and has 5 reclining positions. If you are only looking for a frame, then this is one of the best but might not be suitable if you are after a complete futon. Made from the quality Tulip Poplar material it is free from chemicals and requires only a small amount of assembly. It is strong and looks great in any studio space. Easily sleeps two average-sized adults and a little more. This quality futon frame comes with easy-to-follow instructions for pain-free assembly.
Looks great in a studio space
#2 Kodiak Best Futon Lounger
This compact futon comes in different designs and colours, adding a touch of fun to your living area. choose from grey, maze pattern, rose, or the modern-looking reconstruction design. You get plenty of space between to stretch along the mattress as both arms fold down, providing room that should be enough for most people. It is perfect for when you have an expected guest. The mattress is medium-firm which should be comfortable for most people and is reasonably priced compared to a lot of the futons online. You won’t be able to stretch out in the same way you could in your normal bed, but at 79″ long by 32″, it should be fine for most people.
Lots of designs and styles
#1 DHP Dillan Convertible Futon with Microfiber Upholstery, Grey
A contemporary futon that looks good enough to be your regular sofa. There are multiple positions you can put it in including upright, slouched a little, as well as the bed. Perfect for small spaces, there is still enough room to fit two people if necessary. It is easy to assemble and doesn’t take any particular expertise to get it ready for guests. I like that it comes with a 1-year warrant because with a futon, you never know how you are going to feel until you’ve slept on it. With a weight limit of 600 lbs, it is sturdy enough for most couples. The quality microfiber cover ensures a comfortable nights sleep.
600 lbs weight limit