A bunk bed futon is not quite like the futons that are the old standard that people are used to seeing in dorm rooms and bachelor pads. They have risen through the ranks to become some of the most desirable furniture for any room that has less space than is ideal for more traditional types of furniture. Though dorm rooms are still the most common place to see these innovative couches, there are other places where they can be just as appropriate like loft-style apartments, teenagers’ bedrooms, and spare rooms.
A type of college futon, these beds are the best of two worlds. They are just like traditional bunk beds except they have a futon couch as the bottom bunk. The futon acts just like their singular counterparts, and folds down into another bed if desired. It is a great piece of furniture for space saving purposes as well as adding a little personal style to some necessarily personality-free rooms.
Why choose a bunk bed futon?
In dorm rooms especially, it can be very difficult to have people over to hang out when there is so little room. College futons are designed to provide both a place to sleep and a place for people to sit. Instead of the classic futon, they offer a bunk bed with a futon underneath it. They can also come with storage built into the bed, eliminating the need for a dresser. One of the best things about these couch/beds is that it also offers a place for a friend to crash. Allowed in most college dorm rooms, they are ideal for college-bound students.
Difference between bunk beds with a futon and dorm futons
Typically, the terms are used interchangeably. However, in some cases the term dorm futon can refer to a slightly smaller version of the concept. A dorm futon was created specifically to fit the often very tight spaces allowed for each occupant in most dorm rooms. Because of this, they can be up to a few feet smaller than regular futons. That being said, they function in exactly the same way, and usually offer the same style choices.
Pros and Cons of Different College Bed Options:
- Bunk Bed with a Desk Underneath – These offer a place to sleep and study all in one. However, most college students do not study in their dorm rooms for a number of reasons, making the desk a virtual waste of space. Add in the fact that guests to the room will probably be sitting on the desk anyway, and it makes more sense to buy a bunk bed futon.
- Regular twin bed – Twin beds are classic, fairly cheap, and usually more comfortable than a futon. They are not, however, as good a use of the limited amount of floor space that is typically available. Instead of adding a sense of style to a room, they usually just make it look unfinished.
- Regular size futon – Regular futons are space-savers, and offer a place to sit and sleep all in one. However, they can be too large for a dormitory, and they can be slightly uncomfortable to sleep on.