Futons | Sleeper Sofas | Sofa Beds

Futons | Sleeper Sofas | Sofa Beds

Description
Description

Futons, often known as sleeper sofas, are dual-purpose pieces of furniture that can transition between a sofa and a bed. Originating from the Japanese concept of a foldable mattress, the modern futon typically consists of a frame, usually made of wood or metal, and a flexible mattress. This design allows it to be folded into a couch for seating and flattened for sleeping. Styles vary from simple, minimalist designs to more elaborate ones with armrests, storage, or other features. They are especially popular in spaces where versatility is needed, such as studios, dorm rooms, or small apartments, offering both seating and sleeping solutions in one compact form.

History
History

Futons have their roots in Japan, where a simple, foldable mattress was laid on the floor for sleeping and stored away during the day. This concept of space-saving and adaptability traveled to the West, where it evolved into the futon we recognize today. Western adaptations introduced frames, allowing the futon to transform from bed to couch. This integration of Japanese simplicity and Western innovation made futons popular, especially in compact living spaces, blending the ideals of versatility and comfort.

Future
Future

Futons are evolving to cater to modern lifestyles. As homes become multifunctional, futons will feature smart technology, such as adjustable firmness or integrated charging ports. Convertibility will be smoother, with designs that shift between forms with ease. Eco-conscious consumers will drive demand for sustainable materials and ethical production. Multi-use storage options within futons will gain traction, maximizing utility in small spaces. As urban living and smart homes gain prominence, futons will continue to offer adaptable, tech-friendly, and sustainable solutions, enhancing both convenience and comfort.

Common Questions
Common Questions
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.

Furniture

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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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IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa

The IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa is the ideal sleeper sofa for small living areas as a guest bed or for taking naps. The sofa can quickly transform into a bed of two by removing the seat pad and back cushion and pull the handle underneath to fold out the bed and mattress.

The IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 31.125" (79 cm), width of 74” (188 cm), depth of 42.875” (109 cm), and seat height of 21.625” (55 cm). When open, the IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa has an overall size of 74” x 79.5” (188 x 202 cm).

Collection of drawings of the IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa with height, width, depth, and seat height dimensions
The IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa is the ideal sleeper sofa for small living areas as a guest bed or for taking naps. The sofa can quickly transform into a bed of two by removing the seat pad and back cushion and pull the handle underneath to fold out the bed and mattress.

The IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 31.125" (79 cm), width of 74” (188 cm), depth of 42.875” (109 cm), and seat height of 21.625” (55 cm). When open, the IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa has an overall size of 74” x 79.5” (188 x 202 cm).

Collection of drawings of the IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa with height, width, depth, and seat height dimensions
IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa
Height:
31.125" | 79 cm
Width:
74” | 188 cm
Length:
Depth:
42.875” | 109 cm
Seat Height
21.625” | 55 cm
Arm Height
20.375” | 52 cm
Weight:
Area:

Open Size: 74” x 79.5” | 188 x 202 cm

Materials
Particleboard and plywood frame; polyurethane foam cushions and mattress; polyester cover
Designer
Francis Cayouette (IKEA)
Year
2017

Drawings include:
IKEA Färlöv Sleeper Sofa front elevation, side, plan, side (open), plan (open)

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IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa

The IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa has a simple design that you can convert into a large bed for two people to sleep on. It has firm and straightforward mattress covers you can remove and put on to give the sofa a new look.

The IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 34.25” (87 cm), width of 55.875” (142 cm), depth of 39.375” (100 cm), and seat height of 15.375” (39 cm). When open, the IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa has an overall size of 55.875” x 74” (142 x 188 cm).

Set of dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa with overall height, width and depth
The IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa has a simple design that you can convert into a large bed for two people to sleep on. It has firm and straightforward mattress covers you can remove and put on to give the sofa a new look.

The IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 34.25” (87 cm), width of 55.875” (142 cm), depth of 39.375” (100 cm), and seat height of 15.375” (39 cm). When open, the IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa has an overall size of 55.875” x 74” (142 x 188 cm).

Set of dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa with overall height, width and depth
IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa
Height:
34.25” | 87 cm
Width:
55.875” | 142 cm
Length:
Depth:
39.375” | 100 cm
Seat Height
15.375” | 39 cm
Arm Height
Weight:
Area:

Open Size: 55.875” x 74” | 142 x 188 cm

Materials
Powder-coated steel frame; foam mattress
Designer
IKEA
Year
2005

Drawings include:
IKEA Lycksele Lövås Sleeper Sofa front elevation, side, plan, side (open), plan (open)

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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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Vesper King Sleeper Sofa

The Vesper King Sleeper Sofa combines the comfort factor and low-deep seat to bring contemporary style in a room. It also provides more significant back support because of its double layers that are made of dual-filled bolsters and high-density foam cushion, providing great support for lounging and sitting.

The Vesper King Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 34” (86 cm), width of 92” (234 cm), depth of 40” (102 cm), and seat height of 19” (48 cm). When open, the Vesper King Sleeper Sofa has an overall size of 92” x 86” (234 x 218 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Vesper King Sleeper Sofa with height, width, depth and seat height labeled in plan and elevation
The Vesper King Sleeper Sofa combines the comfort factor and low-deep seat to bring contemporary style in a room. It also provides more significant back support because of its double layers that are made of dual-filled bolsters and high-density foam cushion, providing great support.

The Vesper King Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 34” (86 cm), width of 92” (234 cm), depth of 40” (102 cm), and seat height of 19” (48 cm). When open, the Vesper King Sleeper Sofa has an overall size of 92” x 86” (234 x 218 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Vesper King Sleeper Sofa with height, width, depth and seat height labeled in plan and elevation
Vesper King Sleeper Sofa
Height:
34” | 86 cm
Width:
92” | 234 cm
Length:
Depth:
40” | 102 cm
Seat Height
19” | 48 cm
Arm Height
24.25” | 62 cm
Weight:
Area:

Open Size: 92” x 86” | 234 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 King Sleeper Sofa front elevation, side, plan, side (open), plan (open)

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