The Secret Guide To Futons
Nothing embodies the ideals and fashion of the typical American college student like futon beds. These straightforward and practical beds/sofas are the regular furniture located in bachelor pads, dorms and frat houses across the country. Why? That’s straightforward: they are so useful! Most college students cannot afford both a bed and a couch, but futon beds are the beautiful love child of the two. If my humble flat while I was in college is any indication, then the average futon mattress is stained and fairly odorous; hence most are covered in a trendy and colorful blanket, most probably sewn by an aged grandma or aunt. Apart from the apparent masking, this simple option can beautify the college boy’s flat with little to no price.
This brings me to the most important quality of those beds: the price. Most college students have a small budget in which to spend on furniture (and a large portion of those funds are not spent on furniture in the slightest!). Futon sofa beds are a rational alternative if your apartment/dorm is small with limited space for both a bed and a sofa. On average, they cost about sixty dollars for the mattresses, and another hundred for the frame. If that is too much for you, I suggest scouring the local bulletin boards for second-hand futon beds for sale.
They are also indicative of a certain lifestyle. The average underachieving video game playing sloth in the world must possess a futon sofa bed; in fact I consider it’s really required to be considered in this class, and for good reason. Futon beds are generally fashionably accompanied by a milk crate or a wagon-wheel coffee table (bought at a local yard sale no doubt!), posters fastened to the walls by Scotch tape, and the ever trendy sink full of dirty dishes. This page has more in-depth material on futons for cheap. The decor is simply incomplete without them.
Ranging from your standard futon sofa bed to the up scale, ritzy futon loft bed, they come in a huge variety of fashions. There are even futon bunk beds if you and your roommate share a bachelor apartment. Whatever you are searching for, chances are that you will find something which works for you.
If you view yourself as a self respecting admitted slacker and you do not have a futon sofa bed, you better reconsider your place in life. Futon beds are quintessential components of moving out on your own and creating your own identity.