As a couch, students can use the futon to entertain or watch TV. Then they can open it for guests to sleep on. For dorm rooms, modern futons can be used as a way to diversify a space. Used as a couch during the day and a bed at night, the dorm room can look like a living room or a bedroom depending on what a student wants to have at any one time. There are also outdoor futons and swing futons for patios or porches.
There are a few things that you need to consider if you are looking for a futon. What is my frame made of? How long will my frame last? Always look for a futon frame that is made from solid hardwoods, avoid any frames that are made from particle board or MDF. Measure width and the distance between the slats on the back and seat decks. Slats should be at least two and a half inches wide and if the spacing is more than three inches, forget it.
You may see the dimensions listed as 60x84. These dimensions include the armrests, which serve as the head and footboards of the futon when it is open as a bed. In this description, the armrests are each 2 wide, so you know the total amount of space you will need for the futon. A full sofa has futon dimensions of 54x75. They may be listed as a full sofa, lounger, or click clack bed.
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