A futon cover is a protective cover for your futon and decorative addition to your home. Futons are re-emerging in popularity due to their convenience and the wide selection of styles, materials, and colors of futon covers. A futon cover is both a protective barrier for your futon mattress and an opportunity to express your aesthetic.
Futons have grown up
Futons have changed since they were brought from Japan to the United States during the 1980s. They used to be an inexpensive fad for college students or for those just starting out. Futons are now featured in decorating magazines and used in upscale homes, they walk hand in hand with the classy latex mattresses and beds. This is partially due to the more sophisticated and higher quality futons and futon frames. Futon mattresses are now made with higher quality craftsmanship and advanced technology. The surge in popularity is also based on a variety of high-quality futon cover colors and styles.
Futons are being used as beds. However, they also serve a dual purpose of a stylish living room couch that can that easily convert into a guest bed. Futons can function as a seating area in a spare bedroom or home office. Then when an overnight guest arrives, they can be easily pulled out into a bed. The ability to fold out the futon when needed is a great space saver for small rooms.
Protecting Your Futon
Whether your futon is being used as a bed, a couch or both, it needs to be protected. A futon cover will sustain the life of your futon for many years. Futons are made of absorbent materials such as cotton and foam. Most futon mattress damage is due to liquids directly on the mattress. Futon mattress covers to protect the futon from exposure to moisture and liquids. A futon cover also protects the mattress from dirt and rips or tears in the futon mattress.
You can spend good money for your every night latex mattress topper. But if you’re looking for an affordable way to preserve your futon, futon covers are not expensive. The price ranges from $20 to $300 depending on the type of cover and size. The wide selection will ensure that you find a cover that suites your personal preference and is within your budget.
Easy to Remove and Clean
Futon covers are very easy to put on and take off. Most have a zipper around the cover for a secure fit around the mattress and simple removal Button closures are also available but they are not as secure. If there is a spill on the futon, the cover can be removed in minutes to be washed. Most futon covers are machine or hand washable. Easy cleaning is a great advantage for families with children or pets.
Accommodates to Decor
Using a futon as a couch in the home is very convenient because it easily converts into a bed for a guest. The wide range of frame colors and styles will suit the most home decor. If you are using your futon as a couch, the easy replacement of the futon cover with a different color or material can change the appearance of the living room. Instead of spending a lot of money on a new couch, you can simply replace the futon cover. This is very convenient when you become tired of the color or want to coordinate the futon with a new living room decor. Another advantage is that over time covers wear out and can be easily replaced.
Futon Cover Materials
Futon cover materials come in a wide variety including leather, faux leather, faux suede, vinyl, denim, silk, and most fabrics. A futon cover with stain-resistant fabric or leather is useful if you are using your futon primarily as a seating area for entertaining. Silk, faux leather or microfiber cover is a more sophisticated look. Fabric covers have a warm appearance and offer the largest selection of patterns and colors. The choice depends on your personal taste and decor. Organic materials and hemp are available for people who want environmentally conscious futon covers. Organic futon covers are beneficial for a futon in the bedroom. They are made with natural dyes and are free of chemicals. Organic cotton is made from cotton grown without pesticides.
There are specialty futon covers for specific types of protection. Waterproof futon covers offer stronger protection from liquids seeping through to the mattress. There are several futon covers made with hypoallergenic materials and dust mite protection. This prevents dust mites from invading your mattress. Dust mites can cause allergies and skin irritations in sensitive people.
Styles and Colors
Futon covers are available in a wide range of colors and patterns. The color and pattern choice depends on the desired mood of the room and your aesthetic preference. Most patterned futon covers have a solid color on the other side. This cover can be alternated depending on your aesthetic desires or mood. You can purchase a futon cover off the shelf or special order color from a selection of swatches.
A skirted futon cover is an innovative design that gives an upholstered appearance to the futon. There is a skirt on both the front and back of the cover. This completely hides the front and back of the futon frame. The front cover can be tucked under the mattress to expose the front of the frame.
Selecting the Right Size
Futon covers typically fit a mattress up to 8 inches. If your futon is 6 to 8 inches this standard size will fit well. However, if you have a 9 or 10-inch thick mattress, you can special order a larger sized cover from the manufacturer. When you order, tell the manufacturer the exact thickness of your mattress and they will make it to your specifications. The width and length of your futon mattress will determine the size of the cover. You will need twin, full or queen futon cover depending on the mattress size. There are also crib, ottoman, loveseat and chair sizes available.
A futon cover adds style to your home and extends the life of your futon. There are a wide range of styles and colors to suit any home decor. One of the best advantages of futon covers is that you can change the appearance by replacing the cover instead of purchasing another piece of furniture.