Why choose a futon rather than a traditional style couch? Probably for its versatility. A futon can serve as both a couch and a bed. Of course, some traditional couches can also be transformed to a bed, but you can't personalize the mattress to the frame or change or wash the cover as easily.
You can get a metal frame or a wood frame. There are several hundred designs to choose from. A metal frame should have good steel construction and quality welding. Prices can range from $200 to $400. The Cottage Grove futon frame combines wood and steel. The seat and back are steel for durability and the arms and cross rails are wood in a golden oak or a painted white finish. Wood frames are made of many types of wood in many dÃÂ©cor styles. The Grand Teton is made of solid lodge pole pine and is a rustic, solid wood frame. It reclines in several positions and has a 10-year warranty.
Futon covers come in solid colors, floral patterns, southwestern patterns, plus almost any pattern you would like. There are many fabric choices, of which many are washable. It is fun to have two sets so you can change the look of your room.