Sleep or Sit: 12 Stylish and Functional Futons Under $275
Futons double as a bed and couch and are a functional way to save space while adding comfort and a bit of style to small apartments, dorm rooms, or guest bedrooms. Quality mattresses and sofas sold separately can be pricey, but futons are often available for less. These 12 futons will have you sleeping soundly for $275 or less.
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Futons are built to be highly functional, but Dorel Home Products' Emily Convertible Futon is proof that futons can also be chic. Available in black or white, the faux-leather futon sells for less than $160 at both Amazon and Walmart.com and can also be found at other online retailers.
The DHP Emily Chaise Lounger puts a twist on the classic, simple futon: Instead of a couch, it's a chaise lounge by day and stretches out into a single bed by night. It's available in faux leather or linen-like upholstery from Amazon, Walmart, and other online retailers from about $133.
The DHP Metro Split Futon features a split back that allows users to adjust the sofa into multiple sitting and sleeping positions. Unlike many futons, this one has upholstered arms for additional comfort and style, plus pockets on the sides for storage. The microfiber upholstery comes in five colors and sells for $215 at Walmart.
Among the cheaper futons on this list, the Sauder StudioEdge Deshler convertible futon sells for $179 at Walmart. The stain-resistant microfiber cover is available in three colors: brown, black, and gray. Note: Walmart adds a $20 shipping surcharge for this product.
Shoppers looking to add sophisticated flair to a small space at a budget-friendly price may want to look at DHP's Kebo Futon. Priced at $122 at Walmart and available in five colors, the Kebo is shorter and narrower than standard futons, and ideal for cramped dorm rooms or small guest bedrooms.
Another option for a futon that functions primarily as a sofa, this black faux-leather futon features a split-back design, for multiple sleeping and seating positions, and two cupholders incorporated into the arms. It's sold through several third-party marketplaces (including Amazon, Sears, and Walmart) but can also be purchased directly from the manufacturer for $185.
For a simple and casual futon with minimal flair, look to the DHP Dillan Futon. Great for a dorm where extra seating is needed, it can be converted into multiple positions and is available in vanilla-colored faux leather, or microfiber fabric in tan and gray. It's available from several online retailers, including Walmart, where prices range from $155 to $176.
Futons are already bi-functional, but the DHP Madison Cupholder Futon adds another level of functionality with a fold-down table and cup holder on the back of the center cushion. Covered in faux black leather, the futon folds down into a twin-size bed and costs $180 through Sears.