Thursday, 30 April 2015

Roll up futon mattress gets springy for Spring 2015 from Futons247

Our much loved, much traveled comfy Monk Futon bed rolls have gone and got themselves into the spring of Spring! We can now offer an upgrade on this ever popular product to incorporate a 'mini' spring cage in the middle of the existing layers of lambswool and woolfelt providing a softer sleeping surface.

Traditionally our Monk Futon is used for various sleeping arrangements such as guests and relatives staying over, camper vans and even everyday sleeping for those customers seeking an authentic Oriental style bed roll, for full details link to our website below:

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Futons, Futons, Futons - what's coming for summer 2015 at Futons247

Never one's to let the grass grow under our feet we've decided to add a fresh new look to a couple of our futon frames for the spring and summer of 2015. Adding to our lovely collection of oak framed futons we're now offering a new choice of stylish paint finished frames in black and 'off white' both of which look very contemporary and clean. 

Friday, 17 April 2015

Chemical Free Futon Mattress Toppers from

Chemical Free? How can this be the case with UK fire regulations? Well, fortunately here at Futons247 we are stockists for the excellent CottonSafe fabric which is a blend of organic cotton and wool fibers that is inherently fire retardant in a natural way without the need for chemical back-coating. If you want to find our more about our natural futon mattresses and futon toppers please follow the link below:

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Sofa Beds for everyday use? Look no further than Innovations from Denmark at Futons247

Here at Futons247 we've been working with futons and sofa beds since 1995 and over the years one of the most common questions we get asked is "Can I use as Sofa Bed for everyday sitting and sleeping?".

Naturally the answer is "Yes" but, like everything, there are good and bad in the world of sofabeds. The first thing to take into consideration is that you are trying to buy one product to perform two functions so it is fair to say that, on the whole, you will not achieve perfection in either the sit or the sleep and that you should realise that a compromise must be reached.

Of course there are degrees of compromise and thankfully we have the excellent range of Innovation Living Sofa Beds designed in Denmark available for delivery here in the UK. Throughout Europe, the US and, increasingly, Asia, Innovations range of contemporary, high quality, sofa beds are a well established choice for apartment dwellers seeking a sofa that can easily convert into a double sized bed comfy enough to be slept on everyday.

Innovations products offer this by careful and clever design in the open / closing mechanisms and by the extensive use of pocket / serpantine springing in their sitting and sleeping platforms to ensure comfort and durability. There are a wide range of styles, sizes and fabrics available and for full information please follow the link below to our website:

Monday, 23 February 2015

Futons and Sofa Beds for your Attic or Loft Room at Futons247

One of the most common requests we get is for 'flat-packed' futons and sofa beds for customers who are wishing to place extra seating or sleeping arrangements in an attic or loft room. I guess as use of space in houses is becoming increasingly important with many more people working from home, for example, using the space in the roof is a sensible and practical option.

Fortunately most of the futons and sofa beds we offer are delivered in a flat-pack form so are simple to fit into attic rooms even if you have a narrow or 'half-width' type staircase, spiral stairs or a narrow entrance, of course we would always recommend taking the various futon base components upstairs one at a time to make the lifting straightforward.

The two pictures here show two of our models located neatly into customers loft rooms. For full details on our futons and futon mattress choice visit our website by following the link below:

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Natural Futon Mattress - Free from Fire Retardant Chemicals - Futons247

Just an update to keep everyone posted on the progress of our excellent CottonSafe Natural Futon Mattress products. You may be aware by now that in our quest to give our customers choice we can now offer our customers an alternative to the, rather strange and outdated, UK fire regulations. 

If you're concerned about what you are breathing in as you sleep you may wish to steer clear of certain foams and, above all, the chemicals used to spray coat many things in our everyday life, specifically the mattress you are sleeping on! Under UK fire regulations all furnishing items need to pass strict UK fire regulation tests which means 'back coated' chemical treatments. Fortunately we now have available the CottonSafe fabric, a blend of Organic Cotton and Wool quilted onto a layer of pure lambswool which is naturally fire retardant without the need for any chemical additives.

So if you're looking for a healthy sleeping choice visit our website for full details at or feel free to call us to chat about healthy sleeping options.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Putting the Fun back in the Futon.

Having just returned from the IMM furniture show in Germany I'm pleased to see that the Europeans have not lost the 'fun' in futons. This lovely compact chair / bed the 'Buckle Up' converts quickly and easily from a comfy chair to a futon bed perfect for guests.

Sadly we can't get these in the UK yet as the fire regulations prevent furniture coming in from Europe.....I know, daft isn't it!!


Find out more by contacting us at Futons247