Futon beds are a great way to have a couch and a bed in one room. You can save a lot of space by having a couch instead of a bed, but you can also have guests stay overnight and have somewhere really comfortable to sleep. Futon beds originated in Japan, however the western style futons we see now a days are very different. Traditional Japanese futon beds are just a thin mattress, they are not a couch as well and you can't fold it up and store it away. If you are looking for a great option for your living room, that is stylish and modern, but also expands to give you the option of an extra bed, then a futon bed is for you.

There are a few things that you need to consider when you want to buy one. Firstly you need to think about the space that you will be taking up. If you have a lot of room then you can look at buying a larger futon than if you have no room at all. If you don't have much space then there are also smaller ones that you can buy, that are more like a futon chair. It all depends on the space that you want to take up in your room, and the size of the bed that you will need for the guests that will stay.

You also have a few other choices that you need to consider. You can buy a large variety of futon covers that will change the whole look of your bed. You can buy them in different colors and different materials. You need to think about what you want from your futon bed, if you have kids and pets then you might want to look at a vinyl one so that you can wipe it down easily if it gets dirty, which is probably will. You can also choose between the frames on your futon bed. There are three different styles of frames that are popular. A bi-fold futon frame, which is a simple frame that only folds one. You can also get a wall hugger futon frame, which means you don't have to move the futon bed if you want to fold it out. You can also get a tri fold futon frame, which were the first on the market and they fold three times to become more compact.

As you can see there are quite a few things that you need to consider when you are going to buy a futon bed, however there is such a large range that you will be sure to find one that suits you and your family.