For many the convenience of a convertible sofa is a necessity. The combination of sleeping and seating that a futon or convertible sofa offers is unbeatable, especially for small homes like apartments. Gone are the days of heavy uncomfortable pull-out couches or hide-a-beds. Today's convertible sofas are designed to work for both night and day.Read More
Modern furniture manufacturers have taken note of the classic futon's advantages and disadvantages. Long gone are the days of the heavy, uncomfortable pull out sleeper sofa. Designers now concentrate on stylish fold down convertible sofas and reclining sofas.
Futons have long had a reputation for being uncomfortable and unattractive but fortunately that is no longer the case. The convertible sleeper sofa is becoming ever more popular, especially among high end furniture designers. The modern lifestyle is an ideal match to the fold down convertible sofa.
Convertible Sofas vs Futons
Although many customers believe that convertible sofa beds are actually futons, they do have some key differences. You might find some futons on this page and some convertible sofas on the futon page. However, futons usually require a separate futon mattress which acts as both the seat cushion and chair back. Convertible sofas are an all-in-one solution. We have outlined a few of the top buying tips for your convertible sofa.
Convertible Sofa Designs
Convertible sofas are available in chic designs with high-end accents like nailhead trim and button tufted details. Modern furniture designs like chrome and leather are popular choices. Of course you can always go for a traditional Japanese style futon that would fit in perfectly with a tatami room.
If you are looking for a large convertible sofa, go for a large sectional sofa. Some are available with pull out beds to create a multifunctional space. Convertible sofa beds are available in a full range of bed sizes, from full to queen and king sizes.
Tips for Convertible Sofa Beds Owners
- Place your sofa a few feet back from the wall. This isn't a necessity but placing your futon a few inches from the wall can simplify cleaning. It also makes it easier for the back to recline, which may or may not be important depending on the model. Believe it or not, placing your sofa a few inches away from the wall can also trick the eye into thinking that your space is larger.
- Keep carpet sliders or furniture movers on hand. If you need to move your couch during a move or while reconfiguring your space, sliding it rather than dragging it can save both your back and your floor. Of course, it is always preferable to pick up the sofa and move it.
- Read your care instructions. When you are in the middle of a party and someone spills red wine on your white convertible sofa, it likely isn't covered under your warranty. Different fabrics and leathers require different cleaning products and it's always wise to be prepared ahead of time.
Cheap and Sale Convertible Sofas
Cymax carries a large selection of cheap convertible sofas and futons. We strive to fit both your lifestyle and your design taste. Plus we offer free shipping on almost all of our items. Take a look around and see what's in store.