Futon Frames

Written by Tara Peris
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The backbone of any futon is its frame. A solid frame will provide comfort and support in both the reclining and upright positions, and it will ensure that the mattress retains its firmness over years of use. Choose wisely and you'll be sure to get the most out of your futon.

Frames can be chosen based on a number of considerations, not least of which is size. Most people who opt for futons do so because they are interested in saving space. This makes the frame of utmost importance as it will determine the size of both the bed and the couch. Modern futons come in just about every size, from narrow singles and fold out chairs to full king-size bed frames. They even have frames for futon bunk beds, so it's really up to the buyer to determine the size and shape that make the most sense for them.

It's Not the Size that Counts

Of course, size is but one of many considerations when it comes to buying a futon frame. Aesthetics matter too, and you should think about the materials that work best with existing home decor. Futon frames come in minimalist metal designs as well as a variety of attractive wood finishes. This impressive diversity ensures that there is something for every home.

When purchasing a frame, you'll want to think carefully about the mattresses it can accommodate. If you have special requirements in this arena, you may want to begin by speaking to a futon specialist about how to best meet your needs. The frame and the mattress must work in harmony to provide firm support. So take care not to overlook this detail.


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