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.

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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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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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IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa

The IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa comes with storage space below the seat for tucking various items. It also converts easily into a spacious bed by pulling up the underframe and folding down the backrest. You can also change both the back and the depth of the seat to support your needs.

The IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 31.125" (79 cm), width of 90.5” (230 cm), depth of 39” (99 cm), and seat height of 17.375” (44 cm). When open, the IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa has an overall size of 90.5” x 55.125” (230 x 140 cm).

Collection of drawings of the IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa with height, width, depth, and seat height dimensions
The IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa comes with storage space below the seat for tucking various items. It also converts easily into a spacious bed by pulling up the underframe and folding down the backrest. You can also change both the back and the depth of the seat to support your needs.

The IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa has an overall height of 31.125" (79 cm), width of 90.5” (230 cm), depth of 39” (99 cm), and seat height of 17.375” (44 cm). When open, the IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa has an overall size of 90.5” x 55.125” (230 x 140 cm).

Collection of drawings of the IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa with height, width, depth, and seat height dimensions
IKEA Holmsund Sleeper Sofa
Height:
31.125" | 79 cm
Width:
90.5” | 230 cm
Length:
Depth:
39” | 99 cm
Seat Height
17.375” | 44 cm
Arm Height
25.375” | 64 cm
Weight:
Area:

Open Size: 90.5” x 55.125” | 230 x 140 cm

Materials
Solid wood, particleboard, and plywood frame; polyester blend cover
Designer
K & M Hagberg
Year
2016

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

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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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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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