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Futons - Bank Holiday Sleepovers Solved

Futons and chair beds are increasing in popularity - why?
Futons, chair beds and sofa beds sold online in the UK have taken a huge upturn over the past decade, and there are a number of speculative reasons for this:

Price: When you buy a futon in the UK, finding a cheap futon that suits your needs is often the biggest factor. Families looking for a childrens sofa bed will often see the choice of a cheap futon and decide to buy, even though initially they were using search engines for the keywords ’sofa bed’ ’sofa beds’ or ‘childrens sofa beds’. To find cheap futon for sale will often be an easy decision to make over a more expensive bedroom furniture item like a luxury sofa bed. Foam sofa beds are naturally cheaper and ideal as a childrens sofa bed, as the stuffings does not need to be as firm as for the weight of an adult body.

Colour choice: Recently, the emergence of colour futon mattresses has also seen popularity when buying for a child. Pink chair beds are available to buy should you not be able to find a pink futon at a similar price, for example. Futon mattresses from Comfy Living are made from eco friendly 100% cotton drill and are available in red, orange, lilac, chocolate and cream, chocolate brown, black, lime green, glade green, and navy. Wood futon frames can be stained or painted at home to match your colour scheme to perfection. Wood futon frames are available as both a single and double futon.

Longevity and Luxury: Research has shown that new beds and futons are bought on average around 7 to 10 years from new, so when you are choosing your next bedroom item, you know it has to be built to last. This is why Comfy Living offer a higher quality of metal action futon frame, and a combination of a thicker futon mattress of 14 inches depth. The price between the luxury metal futon and the standard wood futon and mattress is less than you might think, so if you are considering your budget versus longevity, a little more investment may bring you years of joy and comfort.

Time saving: Chair beds are also called foam cube chairs, sofa beds, foam fold out bed, guest bed or simply a Z bed. Chair Z beds are called so because of the way they fold out to provide the sleeping area, as a chair they are folded back into shape within seconds, which is sometimes why chair beds and sofa beds are bought instead of a futon, which takes the ripe old time of a couple of minutes to setup - some people are always in a hurry and foam sofa beds do have an advantage the same as chair beds of flopping out in a matter of seconds.

Space saving: The Japanese had the original idea with the fold out futon, although they differed slightly in design from a futon in the UK and Europe. This space saving feature was then passed over to the cheaper end of bedroom furniture such as foam chair beds, children’s sofa beds and foam cubes. Combining a compact dual purpose item of bedroom furniture with the comfort of a good night’s sleep is always a winner.

Save Space With A Futon
Whilst raising a family and also holding down a full time job, what appears to be a blessing in the form of a Bank Holiday can often turn out to be just as busy as a normal working week. Amidst the scattering of food crumbs in the kitchen, glitter on the table from card making and toys all over the bedroom, having family over to stay or entertaining the kids could potentially lead to a very squashed household with little room to spare to accommodate guests to sleepover.

Bank Holiday Sleepovers Solved

There are a few solutions to this situation, depending on what type of visitor you have. Here are some top tips for space saving ideas when entertaining over May Bank Holiday. If you're on a budget and your little ones have invited over the cousins to stop overnight, a cheap and practical bed solution would be a foam cube bed. These handy cubes double as a chair/stool as well as flopping out into a single bed perfect for kids up to the age of around 12. Look to buy a colour that would hide dirt the most - sometimes black is not the best colour, a chocolate brown or tan colour could be a better choice!

For older children a larger foam chair bed, or a double sofa bed would be a good consideration. With the low weight of a foam type filling, these fun furniture items are both practical and modern, as well as providing a comfortable sleeping area for teenagers and light adults. If a sofa bed is for a newly decorated child's bedroom, select a colour that would suit changing tastes as the years go on - a classic navy blue for a boy, and a lavender or pink for a girl.

Bunk beds and mid sleepers are very reasonably priced beds for small rooms where space is a premium. Look for a bunk bed with a changeable ladder and that also splits into 2 single beds should the need be required in the future. Mid sleepers are great as an alternative single hi-rise bed, with space underneath for a chair and a small desk for studying and storage. If you choose a standard pine wood, one idea is to paint or varnish the frame to match the bedroom colour scheme.

When thinking of space saving adaptable furniture for a living room, futons are a very popular choice. There is a huge variety of futons on the market and the outlay to buy a new futon is economical when you consider how many years you will own one. Whether your taste is for a solid pine wood base, or a sleek silver metal frame, one of the biggest benefits of a futon is the fact that you can replace the mattress whenever you feel like it. Depending on whether this will be for occasional use as a bed, and more as a sofa, or vice versa, take a moment to choose the mattress depth, around 9cm is a standard futon mattress depth, or look for a luxury thicker futon mattress around 14cm deep.

Leather sofa beds. Upmarket residences with a minimalist interior design tend to choose a sofa bed with a covering that compliments the surroundings. Leather is always a desirable covering, and materials have developed so much in the last decade that these days you can buy a faux leather sofa bed and it would be difficult to tell the difference between that and real animal hide. National department stores and online sites such as eBay and Amazon are great places to find a faux leather sofa bed.

So, when the bank holiday comes around this year, remember to be prepared for accommodating guests and visitors and choosing the right kind of dual-use seating and sleeping furniture right the first time round will save many headaches in the future.

So, whether you decide you want to to buy a sofa bed, and change your mind and buy a futon, you are making the right choice with Amazon, as free UK next day mainland UK delivery is offered via Prime on all futons, sofa beds, chair beds and replacement futon mattresses.

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