Futons are a fabulous invention for anyone struggling with either a modest budget or a small living space. Younger people, particularly college students traditionally encounter both challenges, but also large families. Futons are a great way of saving space because they represent both a couch and an extra bed for overnight guests or even for regular sleeping use, as in the case of college students and recent graduates. In addition, futons generally cost less than a full sized, regular bed; although there are certainly exceptions to this rule because nowadays futons are available in all price ranges. If you are interested in buying a futon and are currently looking for futons for sale, then you will surely benefit from following a few general guiding criteria in your search.
First of all, it is necessary to take into consideration the comfort of the futon. Whether its intended use is occasional or more regular, sleeping on a futon should not give anyone back pain or muscle spasms from sleeping on it. The number one determinant of the comfort level of any given futon is the futon mattress. Look for materials that are soft, yet durable. This means looking for stain resistant fabrics and strong, good quality materials.
Another consideration is the style of the futon, so that it matches and highlights the decoration of your home. Today, futons are available in a variety of styles, from bi-folding to tri-folding, as well as colors, prints and a choice of fabrics and even leather.