In today’s age it seem less frequent when you hear about house guests visiting and then staying overnight. A result of this trend is that many home owners decide not to have a spare bedroom with a bed, dresser, night stands, and chests. Instead, that space can be used as an office, craft room, or TV room for the children. This is where the beauty of a futon comes in. A futon can work in many settings from a full-size house to a small condominium. I have one in my own home that sits in my office area. There have been several occasions where I have had guests sleep on it.
Pictured is the basic futon bed and mattress from West Elm. This very simple design is available through the internet only. Moderately priced at $229 for the frame, the West Elm futon may offer you an affordable solution as both a sofa and a bed. The futon mattress is sold separately, and also retails for $229. The frame fits a full size futon mattress. Product: Basic Futon. Dimensions: 71″w x 35″d x 28″h (sofa), 71″w x 53.5″d x 10″h (bed).