You might be in the same boat I was in last year when I started looking at furniture for my guest bedroom. My wife Noelle and I were trying to furnish our guest bedroom but we weren’t really feeling the traditional bed and night stand arrangement that , well, really limited the usefulness of the room in our eyes. So, naturally, we started looking into futons for our space.
At first we looked at traditional bifold futon frames, you know the ones that are oriented in the same manner as your traditional sofa (aka: takes up lots of wall space). Well, we quickly scraped that idea (we own in a 1920’s home with small rooms and doorways) and started looking at futon loveseats.
Some of you may be asking yourselves “what is a futon loveseat?” A futon loveseat is a futon frame that is oriented in the opposite direction than a traditional futon frame. Futon loveseats take up less wall space, and still offer you or your guests a full or queen size bed to sleep on when you fold it down. Just what we were looking for, a frame that didn’t limit our guest bedroom, and still offered our guests a comfortable nights sleep.
Here’s a little side note on futon loveseat style mattresses. The futon mattresses that are used on a futon loveseat are generally split up into two cushions, one that covers the seat and back portions of the frame and one that covers the ottoman. Never fear though, futon covers can be ordered in loveseat sets, and a fitted sheet fits over both pieces when you fold your frame down into bed position keeping everything snug.