How To Save Space With Futons Futons are mattresses that are designed to go on a foldable frame and stuffed with cotton batting. This is a term that is also used in reference to small couches that convert into beds when unfolded. In Japanese futon means mattress and are sold in stores known as Futon-Ya stores.
Traditional Japanese Futons
Japanese futon sets are comprise of four parts: Shikibuton, which is a type of mattress, Kakebuton, which is a type of comforter, Mofu, which is a blanket, and Makura, which is a pillow.
Futons are often created from straw mats that are packed in straw, uniform in size, and bordered with plain cloth. Futons are used on tatami floors in Japan then folded away and placed in a closet during the day. They are removed so that the tatami floors may breathe during the day when not in use.
Futons in the U. S. often act as sofas during the day and can be used as beds for sleeping at night. They are basically used for the purpose of saving space in tight quarters. The mattress of the futon sofa is typically stuffed with batting and you can find covers for …