Futons have long been the mainstay of dorm rooms and other small spaces because they are so versatile and now you get that same good adaptability in a smaller sized futon chair. Futon chairs are similar to futon sofas with an adjustable frame and a mattress, except that they are smaller. One of these chairs will sit one or two people and it can be placed horizontal to create a little bed for one person.
Often dorm rooms come furnished with two beds, two desks, two bookshelves, and two chairs. Rooms are often little and cramped, leaving small space for extra stuff. If allowed, numerous students choose to build lofts or other structures that give the occupants much more room. Some have opted for futons to sleep on rather than the traditional beds because the futons can serve as both a bed and a sofa for lounging on during the day. For students who sleep in lofts, the futons serve as guest beds for visiting friends.
Futon chairs offer a good option to traditional futon sofas. With such limited space in a dorm room, a futon chair fits in easier and leaves more space for other furniture. Meanwhile, you have still got a place to put guests for the night or for you to take a nap on during the day. The comfort is the same as with the sofa futon but it’ll fit much better in tense spaces.
Another option for dorm rooms is a futon bunk bed. These feature a flat mattress on top and a futon on the bottom that can be adjusted to make a bed or a sofa. These bunk beds also save space and give you comfort at the same time.
An advantage to using futon chairs or futon bunk beds is the cost. Futons are often far much less expensive than buying a sofa bed or a chair bed. You can also switch out the mattress if yours gets worn or damaged, something that you can’t actually do with a ordinary sofa or chair. Another advantage is that it’s easy to change the look of your futon or futon chair by buying a cover that you can wash and change out whenever you want.
If you’re furnishing a dorm room for yourself or for your child, think about getting a futon chair to add comfort and style to the room. The adaptability of the chair and its reduced cost makes it a good option for small spaces like dorm rooms.