Often, the word futon is associated with cheap, unfashionable, old, ugly… You name it. This is not true, considering how popular a futon was in the ‘80s! Besides, a futon is a great piece of furniture when you want to save space. With the right design in mind, decorating a guest room with a futon will be no hassle.
- Keep the frame of the futon in mind
- During the day, make the futon look like a couch
- Place the futon with the back to the wall
Keep the frame of the futon in mind
The frame of a futon will make or break the guestroom. When you are choosing a futon, pay attention to how the frame looks when converted into a bed and a couch. Make sure it fits in the decoration you have in mind or go for a neutral design that fits in with everything. Besides the frame, consider buying futon covers. This way you can change the look of the futon easily and it protects the mattress underneath.
During the day, make the futon look like a couch
After the guests used the futon to sleep on, transform it into a regular couch. Place some pillows or a duvet on top and add some extra furniture. For example, a couch is often accompanied by sofa tables. Make sure you can move these around easily because they have to be moved often. Besides, couches often have overhead lights or lights on the side tables, so install these as well.
Place the futon with the back to the wall
Make sure to place the futon in a space where you do not have to move it often. Keep it functional, thus making it easy to pull it open as a mattress or to fold it as a couch. It can be tempting to put the futon in the corner of the room. However, it is best to place it with the back against the wall. It makes it easier for guests to convert it into a bed.