Futons | Sleeper Sofas | Sofa Beds

A futon, also known as a sofa bed or sleeper sofa, is a convertible mattress used for bedding or seating. Usually used during the night for sleeping, the futon mattress can easily be stored away during the day. Many futons combine the use of both a bed frame and a sofa, and are often used to host guests on short stays and occasional overnighters. As a flexible and less expensive option for individuals on a budget or in a smaller space, the futon is a common sight in studios, college dorm rooms, and guest bedrooms alike.

What is a futon?

A futon is a transformable mattress filled with layers of material and used as a daytime sofa or bed (when converted). A futon can be used alone or as part of a frame of a piece of furniture. ‘Futon’ can be considered synonymous and interchangeable with the terms ‘sofa bed’ or ‘sleeper sofa’, however a traditional futon differs in form and function.

What size is a futon mattress?

Futons maintain the same standard sizes of mattresses, enabling its use on traditional bed frames and platforms. Therefore, a full size futon would equate to a width of 54 inches and a length of 75 inches. It is important to note that futons, just like mattresses, can be made in custom sizes. Twin: 38” x 75” (91 x 191 cm). Full: 54” x 75” (137 x 191 cm). Queen: 60” x 80” (152 x 203 cm). King: 76” x 80” (193 x 203 cm).

How do you make a futon more comfortable?

There are a variety of ways to make a futon more comfortable. A mattress topper is a lightweight option that can be added to a futon without negatively affecting its use in the daytime as a sofa or a bed at night. Layers of comforters can be a more affordable option and added on top of the futon for extra support. A third option is to bolster the futon from underneath by placing the futon mattress on top of slats.

Futons | Sleeper Sofas Guides
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Futons | Sleeper Sofas

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32” | 81 cm
67” | 170 cm
33” | 84 cm
2016
IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa
81.000
170.000
84.000
2016.00
150
https://p3d.in/e/e0pBv
3D
IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa3D model of the IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa viewed in perspective
31.125" | 79 cm
78.75” | 200 cm
47.25” | 120 cm
2016
IKEA Flottebo Sleeper Sofa
79.000
200.000
120.000
2016.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/QvkVK
3D
IKEA Flottebo Sleeper SofaPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Flottebo Sleeper SofaPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Flottebo Sleeper Sofa
32.625” | 83 cm
88.625” | 225 cm
41.375” | 105 cm
2016
IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa
83.000
225.000
105.000
2016.00
400
https://p3d.in/e/owNrP
3D
IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa3D model of the IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa viewed in perspective
31.125" | 79 cm
74” | 188 cm
42.875” | 109 cm
2017
IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa
79.000
188.000
109.000
2017.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/lK3jt
3D
IKEA Färlöv Sleeper SofaView of the IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa in 3D available for download
31.125" | 79 cm
90.5” | 230 cm
39” | 99 cm
2016
IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa
79.000
230.000
99.000
2016.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/goWds
3D
IKEA Holmsund Sleeper SofaView of the IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa in 3D available for download
34.25” | 87 cm
55.875” | 142 cm
39.375” | 100 cm
2005
IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa
87.000
142.000
100.000
2005.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/SfkWs
3D
IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper SofaPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper SofaPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa
35.375” | 90 cm
78.75” | 200 cm
38.25” | 97 cm
2016
IKEA Nyhamn Sleeper Sofa
90.000
200.000
97.000
2016.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/66f5n
3D
IKEA Nyhamn Sleeper Sofa3D model of the IKEA Nyhamn Sleeper Sofa viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Nyhamn Sleeper Sofa viewed in perspective
26.75” | 68 cm
79.875” | 203 cm
38.625” | 98 cm
2018
IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa - 2 Seater
68.000
203.000
98.000
2018.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/cu1iL
3D
IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa - 2 SeaterView of the IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa 2 Seater in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa 2 Seater in 3D available for download
26.75” | 68 cm
107.875” | 274 cm
38.625” | 98 cm
2018
IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa - 3 Seater
68.000
274.000
98.000
2018.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/08X17
3D
IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa - 3 SeaterPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa 3 SeaterPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa 3 Seater
33.5” | 85 cm
78.75” | 200 cm
31.5” | 80 cm
2016
IKEA Ypperlig Sleeper Sofa
85.000
200.000
80.000
2016.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/GKJpR
3D
IKEA Ypperlig Sleeper Sofa3D model of the IKEA Ypperlig Sleeper Sofa viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Ypperlig Sleeper Sofa viewed in perspective
29" | 74 cm
85” | 216 cm
39” | 99 cm
2013
Tuck Sleeper Sofa
74.000
216.000
99.000
2013.00
50
https://p3d.in/e/BWZNm
3D
Tuck Sleeper SofaView of the Tuck Sleeper Sofa in 3D available for downloadView of the Tuck Sleeper Sofa in 3D available for download
29” | 74 cm
79” | 201 cm
34.75” | 88 cm
1999
Twilight Sleeper Sofa
74.000
201.000
88.000
1999.00
150
https://p3d.in/e/nJh32
3D
Twilight Sleeper SofaPerspective view of a 3D model of the Twilight Sleeper SofaPerspective view of a 3D model of the Twilight Sleeper Sofa
34” | 86 cm
92” | 234 cm
40” | 102 cm
2015
Vesper King Sleeper Sofa
86.000
234.000
102.000
2015.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/H2trU
3D
Vesper King Sleeper Sofa3D model of the Vesper King Sleeper Sofa viewed in perspective3D model of the Vesper King Sleeper Sofa viewed in perspective
34” | 86 cm
81” | 203 cm
40” | 102 cm
2015
Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa
86.000
203.000
102.000
2015.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/ndqnR
3D
Vesper Queen Sleeper SofaView of the Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa in 3D available for downloadView of the Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa in 3D available for download
IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa
Plan view illustration of a woman sleeping on the IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa for scale

The IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa is a simple trio furniture structure making it easy to set it up for a sitting, sleeping, or reclining. It is comprised of metals and cushions, with no arm rests—making it ideal for office setups, living rooms, in family gatherings, game rooms, and dorm rooms.

The IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa is less bulky and sits low to the ground at the size of a twin bed, hence comfortable to change or try different positions. However, the major con of the IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa is that it is stiff and not as enjoyable as other sleeper sofas.

The IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 32” (81 cm), width of 67" (170 cm), and depth of 33” (84 cm). The seat height of the IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa is set at 15” (38 cm). When open, the IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa has a width of 39” (100 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings in the closed (sofa) position of the IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa with dimensions
The IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa is a simple trio furniture structure making it easy to set it up for a sitting, sleeping, or reclining. It is comprised of metals and cushions, with no arm rests—making it ideal for office setups, living rooms, in family gatherings, game rooms, and dorm rooms.

The IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 32” (81 cm), width of 67" (170 cm), and depth of 33” (84 cm). The seat height of the IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa is set at 15” (38 cm). When open, the IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa has a width of 39” (100 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings in the closed (sofa) position of the IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa with dimensions
IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa
Height:
32” | 81 cm
Width:
67” | 170 cm
Length:
Depth:
33” | 84 cm
Seat Height
15” | 38 cm
Arm Height
Weight:
Area:

Width (Open): 39” | 100 cm

Materials
Particleboard back and seat; polyurethane foam; steel legs; polyester fabric
Designer
IKEA
Year
2016

Drawings include:
IKEA Balkarp Sleeper Sofa front elevation, back, side, plan, front (open), side (open), plan (open), plan (person)

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IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa - 2 Seater

The IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa 2 Seater has a versatile design with storage compartments in the Footstool and Chaise lounge. Its large size makes up for the lack of a sofa bed, and thick, cozy mattress makes it ideal for a transient sleeper. It has bed slats that combine with the mattress to offer a more flexible, friendly, and comfortable sleep support.

The IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa (2 Seater) has an overall height of 26.75” (68 cm), width of 79.875” (203 cm), depth of 38.625” (98 cm), and seat height of 18.875” (48 cm). When open, the IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa (2 Seater) has an overall size of 79.875” x 59.875” (203 x 152 cm).

Set of dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa (2 Seater) measuring height, width and depth
The IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa 2 Seater has a versatile design with storage compartments in the Footstool and Chaise lounge. Its large size makes up for the lack of a sofa bed, and thick, cozy mattress makes it ideal for a transient sleeper.

The IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa (2 Seater) has an overall height of 26.75” (68 cm), width of 79.875” (203 cm), depth of 38.625” (98 cm), and seat height of 18.875” (48 cm). When open, the IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa (2 Seater) has an overall size of 79.875” x 59.875” (203 x 152 cm).

Set of dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa (2 Seater) measuring height, width and depth
IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa - 2 Seater
Height:
26.75” | 68 cm
Width:
79.875” | 203 cm
Length:
Depth:
38.625” | 98 cm
Seat Height
18.875” | 48 cm
Arm Height
26.75” | 68 cm
Weight:
Area:

Open Size: 79.875” x 95.625” | 203 x 243 cm

Materials
Solid wood, plywood, and fiberboard frame; polyurethane foam cushions and mattress; steel seat frame; polyester cover
Designer
Ehlén Johansson (IKEA)
Year
2018

Drawings include:
IKEA Vimle Sleeper Sofa - 2 Seater front elevation, side, plan, side (open), plan (open)

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IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa
Plan drawing of a man sleeping on an IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa for scale

The IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa is practical and easy to recline, allowing users to convert any room to a living room, guest room, or bedroom. The Friheten Sleeper Sofa folds out fast with no creaky metal bits and has a large storage section under the seat to store pillows, books, and other items.

It is an excellent sleeper sofa for places such as Condos, kids' playrooms, or smaller living rooms. However, even with all the benefits of the IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa, it is cumbersome, hard to transport, assemble, and large.

The IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 32.625” (83 cm), width of 88.625” (225 cm), and depth of 41.375” (105 cm). The seat height of the IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa is set at 18.125” (46 cm) with arms at 25.5” (65 cm). The sleeper sofa opens to a width of 56.75” (144 cm).

Collection of dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa in closed (couch) position with height, width and depth
The IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa is practical and easy to recline, allowing users to convert any room to a living room, guest room, or bedroom. The Friheten Sleeper Sofa folds out fast with no creaky metal bits and has a large storage section under the seat to store pillows, books, and other items.

The IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 32.625” (83 cm), width of 88.625” (225 cm), and depth of 41.375” (105 cm). The seat height of the IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa is set at 18.125” (46 cm) with arms at 25.5” (65 cm). The sleeper sofa opens to a width of 56.75” (144 cm).

Collection of dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa in closed (couch) position with height, width and depth
IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa
Height:
32.625” | 83 cm
Width:
88.625” | 225 cm
Length:
Depth:
41.375” | 105 cm
Seat Height
18.125” | 46 cm
Arm Height
25.5” | 65 cm
Weight:
Area:

Width (Open): 56.75” | 144 cm

Materials
Plywood and particleboard frame; polyurethane foam cushion; polyester
Designer
IKEA
Year
2016

Drawings include:
IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sofa front elevation, back, side, plan, front (open), side (open), plan (open), plan (person)

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Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa

The Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa has a comfortable large and easy-to-fold feature and a deep luxurious seating available in sofas. It has a wooden platform on which the Vesper mattress rests on. It occupies less space when opened to give a standard-size Queen sleeping surface and a patented conversion mechanism enabling conversion from sleeper to sofa.

The Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 34” (86 cm), width of 81” (203 cm), depth of 40” (102 cm), and seat height of 19” (48 cm). When open, the Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa has an overall size of 81” x 86” (203 x 218 cm).

Set of dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa measured with height, width and depth
The Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa has a comfortable large and easy-to-fold feature and a deep luxurious seating available in sofas. It has a wooden platform on which the Vesper mattress rests on. It occupies less space when opened to give a standard-size Queen sleeping surface.

The Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 34” (86 cm), width of 81” (203 cm), depth of 40” (102 cm), and seat height of 19” (48 cm). When open, the Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa has an overall size of 81” x 86” (203 x 218 cm).

Set of dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa measured with height, width and depth
Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa
Height:
34” | 86 cm
Width:
81” | 203 cm
Length:
Depth:
40” | 102 cm
Seat Height
19” | 48 cm
Arm Height
24.25” | 62 cm
Weight:
Area:

Open Size: 81” x 86” | 203 x 218 cm

Materials
Hardwood frame; high-density foam mattress and cushions; fabric or leather upholstery
Designer
Jeffrey Bernett & Nicholas Dodziuk
Year
2015

Drawings include:
Vesper Queen Sleeper Sofa front elevation, side, plan, side (open), plan (open)

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Tuck Sleeper Sofa
Plan view drawing of the Tuck Sleeper Sofa with a woman sleeping for scale

The Tuck Sleeper Sofa is an innovative piece of sleep furniture from Thomas Müller and Jörg Wulff that provides owners with a smooth transition from day to night. To convert it into a Sleeper, you lift the seat and pull it towards you and tuck them in after use. The Tuck Sleeper Sofa also has a narrow armrest with steel frames, and a broad base to maximize both the sleeping and sitting areas.

There are also storage compartments under its seat cushion—making this sofa more than a dual-purpose sofa. A Tuck Sleeper Sofa is best suited for offices, apartments, bonus rooms, studios, urban dwellings, or rooms with over one purpose.

The Tuck Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 29" (74 cm), width of 85” (216 cm), and depth of 39” (99 cm). The seat height of the Tuck Sleeper Sofa is set at 15.75” (40 cm) with arms at 24.25” (62 cm). The Tuck Sleeper Sofa opens to a bed width of 53.5” (136 cm).

Dimensioned set of drawings of the Tuck Sleeper Sofa in closed (sofa) mode measuring width, depth and height
The Tuck Sleeper Sofa is an innovative piece of sleep furniture from Thomas Müller and Jörg Wulff that provides owners with a smooth transition from day to night. To convert it into a Sleeper, you lift the seat and pull it towards you and tuck them in after use.

The Tuck Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 29" (74 cm), width of 85” (216 cm), and depth of 39” (99 cm). The seat height of the Tuck Sleeper Sofa is set at 15.75” (40 cm) with arms at 24.25” (62 cm). The Tuck Sleeper Sofa opens to a bed width of 53.5” (136 cm).

Dimensioned set of drawings of the Tuck Sleeper Sofa in closed (sofa) mode measuring width, depth and height
Tuck Sleeper Sofa
Height:
29" | 74 cm
Width:
85” | 216 cm
Length:
Depth:
39” | 99 cm
Seat Height
15.75” | 40 cm
Arm Height
24.25” | 62 cm
Weight:
Area:

Width (Open): 53.5” | 136 cm

Materials
Steel frame and legs; polyurethane foam cushions; fabric upholstery
Designer
Thomas Müller & Jörg Wulff
Year
2013

Drawings include:
Tuck Sleeper Sofa front elevation, back, side, plan, front (open), side (open), plan (open), plan (person)

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