What Futon Size Do You Need?
Measuring your space is one of the most important steps before you buy furniture of any kind. After you know how big a futon you will be able to accommodate, you can choose from different sizes. Futons are available in twin, full, and queen sizes. King sized futons are not very common, but are also available.
Futons can take up a lot of floor space just like beds once they are fully opened out, make sure you have enough space to accommodate the one you are about to buy. Knowing what style futon frame you want will also help. For instance, a futon chair can open up to the size of a twin bed. It would also help to have any other furniture around the futon be easily movable to facilitate opening it, especially if you have to do it frequently.
Futons generally come in single, twin, full, and queen sized. There are two piece loveseat frames available as well. The two piece loveseat models are also called space saver frames. They may come with either a separate ottoman or an pull out ottoman. The ottoman cushions are stored away when not in use.
Typically, a bi-fold frames width (distance from arm to arm) corresponds to the mattress length. This is the amount of wall space you will need. For example, a standard bi-fold full size futon frame can range in a length from 77” to 80”. This is the amount of wall space you will need at minimum to accommodate this frame. If you do not have much wall space available, the tri-fold frame may be a better option.
Tri-fold frames were the first type that was widely available when futons were new on the market. As the name suggests, these futons fold in two separate places to create three sections: the seat, the back and a lower portion or foot. Within the tri-fold group, there are two types. These types are designated by a permanently attached foot portion or a separate ottoman portion. The attached version may be more convenient while the separate ottoman is more space saving. Whereas bi-fold frames typically need more wall space, a tri-fold frame uses more floor space. The width from arm to arm corresponds to the width of a futon mattress, rather than to its length as that of a bi-fold futon frame. A full size tri-fold frame may measure 55” to 60” in width.
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