Futon, carry it! Everyone is talking about them lately. And it is that with the smaller and smaller departments we need functional furniture that serves more than one thing. And that also hopefully can adapt to different environments or decorations. In case we want to change them from one space to another every so often.
The futon fits perfectly in this description. But there are some important issues to keep in mind before choosing the right futon. Because they are not all the same.
The first thing to consider is that there are two types of futons. The original and genuine is a traditional Japanese bed consisting of a kind of cotton mattress. About 5 cm high, which is placed directly on the floor to sleep. In fact, the word “futon” means “bed” in Japanese. During the day the mattress is aerated, rolled up and stored in a closet. So that the piece can be used for other things.
In the early 80’s, in the United States, a designer named William Brouwer, who was looking for ways to optimize the spaces in his small apartment, built a wooden structure for the Japanese futon. The mechanism allowed the furniture to become an armchair and a bed.
Brouwer’s bed was the first model of what is now known as the western futon. Thirty years later, it continues to fulfil the promise of being functional and space optimizer, which is why every day it is used more to decorate around the world, there are also so many different designs! If you need help choosing yours, it may help to ask yourself these two questions:
What Are You Going To Use It For?
Obviously, if you are looking for a futon it is because you have the idea of using it at some time to host guests. However, it is important to evaluate how often it will be a bed and how often it will be a sofa. Depending on the main function you set you will have to choose a futon with some characteristics or others. If you want your futon to be primarily a sofa you can choose, for example, a capstone type design or that has armrests to make it more comfortable when sitting.
However, if you are going to fulfil mainly the function of the bed, it is convenient to look for a futon with a solid and comfortable structure to rest better, which has sheets on the bottom and padded padding, not very hard.
Where Are You Going To Put It?
The futon can be used anywhere and in any place in your house. It can be placed right from the living room to the children’s bedroom, from the living room to even the guest room.
It depends on where you are thinking of installing it. You will have to consider two requirements that are size and colour. If you want to make your futon portable from one room to another it is advisable that you should opt for neutral colours that are easy to combine, such as the range of whites, blacks, nudes or greys. You can always give it life with designer cushions or beautiful and classy covers.
For many people futons are simply utilitarian furniture, however, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are futons with a lot of styles, with very careful designs and bold colours that make them the centre of attention.