Sofa Beds

Have you found us by searching for our sister site www.futonshop.co.uk? We are now selling all of our collection through our Natural Bed Company website – futon mattresses, our sofa beds and solid wood bed bases. Rest assured our futonshop products haven’t changed – they are the same high quality futons and futon sofa beds, made in Sheffield, that you found on the futonshop website.

Shop from our sofa bed collection here or take a look at our futon mattresses. For Japanese style bed bases, that particularly suit our futon mattresses – take a look at our Japanese Beds collection.

Futon sofa beds are ideal space-savers – they fold easily from stylish, comfortable sofas to healthy, firm beds. The Panama and Tokyo wooden sofa beds are made in five different sizes, from small single to king size, but if you want a really large sofa, choose the Cuba wooden sofa bed. This has one fold and is very easy to convert; the width of the sofa is the length of the bed. Some models can also be made in special sizes.

Futon sofa beds are priced including a futon mattress but you can buy the base on its own – simply deduct the price of the futon mattress. If you’re really short of space you can use a futon mattress on the floor, roll it away to make more room and bring it out for the unexpected guest.

For advice on how to care for your futon mattress – please take a look at our blog

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  • Panama with charcoal cover

    Futon Loose Covers in Wool

    These new wool loose covers are now available for our Panama sofa beds (in sizes: 75x200cm @ £240, 90x200cm @ £240, 120x200cm @ £240 and 135x200cm @ £300). A collection of  stylish fabrics (minimun 70% wool) in a range of subtle tones.

    Loose covers fit neatly over the futon; there is a zip around three sides so they can be easily removed for cleaning. Loose covers are also an excellent way to change the colour and appearance of your futon when you redecorate. (Our futon mattresses have a fixed cotton cover, this also has a zip around three sides for manufacturing purposes but this cover is not removable).

    We currently only recommend our cotton covers for the Cuba sofa bed – contact us for more information.

     

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    Futon Loose Covers in Cotton

    Our cotton loose covers fit neatly over the futon mattress; there is a zip around three sides so they can be easily removed for cleaning. Loose covers are also an excellent way to change the colour and appearance of your futon when you redecorate. (Your futon mattress has a fixed cotton cover which also has a zip around three sides for manufacturing purposes, but this cover is not removable).

    Cotton loose covers are available in calico and coloured cottons – please take a look at the colour chart below. The Tokyo and Fiji are photographed above with a coloured fixed futon cover, but an extra, removable, loose cover is a good idea. The Panama is photographed above with an additional loose futon cover in orange, the final images show the Panama with a futon mattress with a fixed calico cover and ivory ties.

    NEW: Wool loose covers are now also available for our Panama sofa beds (in sizes: 75x200cm @ £240, 90x200cm @ £240, 120x200cm @ £240 and 135x200cm @ £300). A collection of  stylish fabrics (minimum 70% wool) in a range of subtle tones.

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    Cuba Futon Sofa Bed

    5.00 out of 5

    Sprung slats make the Cuba a wonderfully comfortable futon sofa bed. Conversion from sofa to bed is simplicity itself – it takes less than 10 seconds – and you have the added attraction of an intermediate reclining position. The comfy futon mattress contains layers of poly-cotton, i-fibre and pure wool, resulting in a supportive mattress and cosy sofa in one.

    Choose hardwoods, such as Ash, Beech or Oak and a loose cover (optional) for the ultimate version. It’s also available in pine, either clear lacquered or stained. The Cuba futon sofa bed is a luxurious option, it makes a sophisticated sofa – perfect for the lounge, not just the spare bedroom. The Cuba is shown above in solid oak.

    Supplied with a 7 layer Futon Mattress with a fixed cotton cover. Please select the colour of the fixed cotton cover and ties.

    Comes flat-packed for self assembly, approx assembly time: 45 minutes

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    Panama Futon Sofa Bed

    The Panama futon sofa bed is as good as it gets – a comfy, elegant sofa that folds out in one move to a good height bed. Conversion is simple, pull out from the front and the frame unfolds.

    For the Panama futon frame choose either clear or stained pine or a hardwood such as ash, oak or beech. For the hardwood versions the arms and visible rails are hardwood, the slats are pine stained to match.

    We make the Panama futon in five sizes. The fixed cover is cotton drill in a variety of colours, see the colour choices below.
    The Panama looks best with a removable loose futon cover – in the same or a different fabric. You can order a loose cover in cotton drill or in wool for a refined finish.

    Price includes delivery to most addresses on the UK mainland. The Panama futon is supplied flat packed for easy home assembly – easier with two people.

    Shown in the main picture above is the Panama with an oak frame and a NEW wool loose cover. In the detail photo the frame is beech. Click on the main image and the detail shots to view in larger sizes.

     

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    Fiji Futon Sofa Bed

    Choose a colourful futon and breathe new life into a spare room or office. The Fiji sofa bed frame is a simpler version of the Tokyo sofa bed – it lacks the front feet and recliner option – but the futon mattress is the same high quality ensuring an equally comfortable sleep.

    Supplied with a 7 layer futon mattress: which has a cotton drill cover in a choice of colours, see below, and coloured ties. For more information about our made-to-measure futon mattresses please take a look at our blog.

    A loose cover can be a good idea as it gives a machine washable outer layer, see the Loose Covers page.

    Price includes delivery to most addresses on the UK mainland. Easy self assembly – you will need a Philips screwdriver.

    The photo shows Fiji sofa beds with sanded pine frames and futons with fixed covers in amethyst (discontinued) and wine cotton drill.

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    Tokyo Futon Sofa Bed

    5.00 out of 5

    A classic futon design, ideal for daily conversion from sofa to bed.

    Our most popular futon sofa bed, built for lasting comfort, strength and versatility. The Tokyo futon sofa bed has two sofa positions: if you’re tall you can raise the seat by flipping down the front feet. To convert it to a bed pull it forward and fold the back down – simple! You can also swing out the back supports to convert it from a bed to a recliner.

    The Tokyo sofa bed is supplied with a 7 layer futon mattress, and is made in five sizes. The futon has a cotton drill cover, see the colour choices below, and coloured cotton ties. For the base choose either a sanded finish or a clear lacquered (we can also offer a stained finish on request). View the timber options on the Timbers page.

    You can also buy a removable, washable loose futon cover – in the same or a different colour. Order on the Loose Covers page.

    Flat packed for easy self assembly – you will just need a Philips screwdriver. The Tokyo futon sofa bed is shown with a sanded pine base with a navy blue futon with navy ties.

    Price includes delivery to most addresses on the UK mainland.

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    Futon Mattress

    We make thick, comfortable futon mattresses using the finest quality fillings. Our futons are firm but with a softer surface layer to give them a relaxing, comfortable feel.

    The fillings we use are Rebound Polycotton, i-Fibre and pure Wool:
    Rebound Polycotton
    , a special blend of cotton and polycotton, is the thickest component and provides much of the bulk and character of the futon.
    i-Fibre is a brilliant technological innovation in which the fibres of the polyester are arranged vertically, rather than layered horizontally, so they act like springs and have less tendency to compress. This makes the futon firmer, gives it resilience, more substance and a longer life.
    Pure Wool is used for the outer layers of the futon. Wool has excellent thermal properties as a temperature regulator and is very breathable.

    To put these fillings in context, futon makers have a wide range of options for their fillings. Our policy has always been to avoid the cheaper fillings that give less substance and comfort – and have a shorter lifespan. We think the results are the best we’ve achieved in 30 years of futon making. Our futons are still made in the traditional way with square boxed corners and a zip around three sides so that we can add the filling one layer at a time and fit the filling closely into the corners. We then use a long needle to pass several cotton ties through the futon to keep the filling in place.
    If you want to know how futons have developed in the UK, take a look our blog A Short History of the Futon. Exciting reading! For some styling inspiration take a look at our feature: Futon Sofa Beds for Flexibility & Style.

    Futon Colours

    There is a choice of colours for the Cotton futon case: we’d suggest Calico (undyed ivory cotton) if the futon is for a bed. For a sofa bed the coloured fabrics give you a range of colours to suit your decor. Our futons are finished with coloured cotton ties which pass through the futon and keep the filling in position. Choose from: natural, black, navy or grey ties.
    The cover is not removable, however you can have an additional loose cover which fits neatly and has a zip around three sides so it can be easily removed for cleaning. Please look at the Loose Covers page for details.

    Fabric samples for futons and covers are available on request.

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