Our Oak Panama sofa-bed showing it folded out for a bed with Futon mattress
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Our Futon Mattresses

We have a great deal of experience making futon mattresses here at the Natural Bed Company, having manufactured futons in our Sheffield workshop for over 30 years. In fact, when we began, we weren’t actually Natural Bed Company, but The Futon Shop! Our name may have changed over the years, but our commitment to making […]

The Panama Sofa Bed in Oak supplied with futon mattress for sitting and sleeping
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The Panama Sofa Bed

Over the last couple of months here at Natural Bed Company, we’ve noticed a dramatic increase in orders of our Panama sofa bed base, so now seems like the perfect opportunity to take a look at the reasons for its popularity. Looking at the Panama, it’s easy to see why this base has become such […]

Made in Britain by us our futon mattresses can be made in a choice of sizes and cover colours
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The benefits of made-to-measure futon mattresses

We’ve been making futons for a long time here at Natural Bed Company, over 30 years in fact, each one made to measure for our customers. It is that individual service that makes our futon mattresses stand out from the crowd, leaving you safe in the knowledge that your mattress was made with care, to […]

Information about our hand crafted futon mattresses
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A Short History of Futons

A Short History of Futons in the UK What is a futon? A futon is a traditional Japanese mattress with a cotton cover originally filled with layers of cotton fibres.In 1983 when we started making futons that’s how all futons were being made, but over the last 30 years there’ve been several changes. The first […]

A modern solid wooden bed - the Malabar in Oak and shown with Oak Bedside Cube table
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Can I Order A Bespoke Bed or Futon?

What changes can be made to a Natural Bed Company bed or futon mattress? Looking for a bespoke bed? As all our solid wooden beds are made to order we can be more accommodating than most companies when our customers require alterations to be made to the design of the base. Below you will see […]

Kumo Japanese Style low wooden Bed Base
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Tips for creating a Japanese Style Bedroom

At the Natural Bed Company we love the pared down simplicity of Japanese inspired interior design. This love of the Japanese harmonious, minimalist style has inspired our Kyoto, Kumo and Kobe bed collection. While our Oregon, Nevada and Kulu low beds also suit this style. With this in mind we thought we’d share a few […]

Oak Panama futon sofa bed with wool floral cover. Shown with Cube side table.
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Choosing a Sofa Bed….

Advice When Choosing A Futon Sofa-Bed… At the Natural Bed Company we offer a range of sofa beds to suit every budget and home, from the simple, minimalist style of the Tokyo and Fiji to the elegant designs of the Panama and Cuba. If you require a space saving spare bed or a comfortable sofa […]

Our Oak Cuba Sofa bed folded out as a bed using the futon mattress supplied
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Looking After Your Futon Mattress…

Looking After Your Futon Mattress: Our futon mattresses are a modern version of the traditional Japanese mattress. We have over 20 years experience as specialist futon makers using the best quality materials and construction techniques to produce superior quality futons. Our futons are made in the traditional way with square boxed corners and a zip […]