Futons are stylish, functional, and versatile and they can be integrated into nearly any setting. They originated in Japan. For hundreds of years Japanese people have slept on thin futon mattresses placed directly on the floor and they saw no need in having a bed with a frame and boxspring or headboard. All they had was a thin mattress, small pillows, and a blanket andi in the morning they were rolled up and put in a closet. Very practical, don’t you think?
Over time, the concept of sleeping on futon beds spread from Japan to the rest of the world. Today’s futons often have adjustable frames and can be used as either a couch or a bed, depending on how the frame is arranged. They are lightweight and simple and they provide their owners with a comfortable place to rest. The frames can be made of metal, but can be wooden as well. in a futon bed all the sleeper needs to do is push the back of the frame from the upright couch position to a horizontal bed position, which makes them great for accommodating overnight guests.
From their simple beginnings as space saving Japanese beds to the modern multi use models, Futon beds have evolved greatly over time and have become a great alternative to conventional beds. Current models of futon mattresses are often filled with wool, polyester, cotton, or soft man-made fibers. Unlike the conversional beds, they do not have the springs. Futon beds have evolved greatly over time.
ATC for another idea of housing
Would you like to support ATC for more sustainable consumption patterns? Take part of the 1 reservation = 1 tree planted program, book here and share:
Did you like this article? Register now and for free to be informed of new and up-to-date news articles.