The Dock Bed is a classic low-level bed, which perfectly encapsulates authentic oriental style. Whether black or natural finish, you can guarantee a sophisticated and clean-cut piece of furniture. 


As the world gets more hectic, minimalist homes have taken off, with people craving simplicity and calm. The Dock Bed is beautifully simple and very down to earth, making it a perfect choice for a more minimalist interior. The frame itself is of very high quality, made of European redwood pine timber. Pine is strong and durable and the wood we use is FSC certified - this means that it is sustainable and has traceable sourcing. 


Along with the frame, you can also opt to include traditional Tatami Mats to further capture that authentic style. Our mats are filled with compressed rice straw, with an Igusa (soft rush) woven covering. This provides a firm supportive base to place your mattress on. When it comes to your mattress, there is a choice of fillings. From medium feel mattresses combining wool-based fillings and a mini pocket sprung core, to more firm Cocoloc futon mattress, with a core of coconut hair and natural latex, you can be sure that there’s a mattress for you! 



Contemporary Dock Bed


Create a contemporary style room with our black satin-finished dock bed. We even offer matching low-level side tables which as just as modernDark furniture looks particularly smart with contrasting white or grey walls, as well as curtains and pillows. The contemporary style can be encapsulated with simple black and white or line drawing prints, which you can frame in black satin to match your bed. This will create a modern, elegant interior that oozes effortlessness. 





1. Decorator’s White - Benjamin Moore   2. Metropolitan - Benjamin Moore  3. Kendall Charcoal - Benjamin Moore   4. Cannonball Cluster Light - Lillian Daph Store/Trouva   5. Unari Velvet Cushion - Also Home/Trouva   6. Waffle Duvet - Next   7. Concrete Line Art Poster - Desenio   8. Dock Bed - Futons247  


Natural Dock Bed


If a contemporary style isn’t for you, then the natural smooth finish might be your choice. This colour Dock Bed would look particularly smart with muted neutral tones, such as beiges and off-whites. Combine this with natural elements such as woven accessories, tufted or textured soft furnishings and plants. The soft colours, combined with bold design elements, will create a room that is on-trend, whilst remaining simple and naturally cool. 



1. Pom Pom Cushion - Next   2. Sunburst Mirror - Chickidee Homewares/Trouva   3. Dock Bed - Futons247   4. Rich Cream - Benjamin Moore   5. Creamy White - Benjamin Moore  6. Berkshire Beige - Benjamin Moore   7. The Fern - Bloom & Wild   8. Farrah Woven Chair - Oliver Bonas  


If the Dock Bed is for you, then we have it available in stock, with quick delivery throughout mainland UK and London. It is delivered as a self-assembly product, to minimise transportation volume, and we advise around an hour to build. Prices start at £355 for the basic frame and vary up to £1200 for the frame, mats and a natural latex futon. 


If you require more technical specifications, then read further about the Dock Bed on Futons247. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require assistance.  



The images in this posting were kindly sent to us by a lovely customer of ours who kindly purchased a couple of Monk Futon Bed Rolls and Folding Tatami Mats.
















This combination makes a great choice either to use as a flexible set up for guests or to make a firm sleeping area for an authentic Oriental style sleeping surface. We are finding an increasing quantity of customers looking for a firm sleep and the Monk Futon makes a great option, you can choose from a selection of sizes and filling types, for full details visit our website as follows:

Futon Mattress Combinations at Futons 247


If you like the look of the ceramics on display in these images then check out our customers Instagram pages:

Ceramics on display in image - Instagram






Recently we were lucky enough to supply several sofa beds to a beautifully refurbished hotel in a stunning setting in Grasmere, Cumbria.


The hotel is a family run boutique style called The Yan and is based at Broadrayne Farm on the edge of Grasmere, if you are looking to combine a holiday of outdoor activities with comfort and a friendly environment then a visit to the Yan is a must.















We travel around extensively completing deliveries and installations of sofa beds and can honestly say that the attention to detail at the Yan is exceptional yet the environment is relaxed and informal.



We supplied Recast Plus sofa beds from the range from Danish manufacturers Innovation Living, these are a well constructed, easy to use, everyday sofa bed, perfect for the style and anticipated use at The Yan.




Follow the link below to find out more about this lovely hotel....





Comfortable Guests = Great reviews!


Over the last few years myself and my partner Kate have embraced the benefits and convenience of Air BnB as we have explored the UK from Snowdonia to London and visited the Austrian Alps and Lisbon in Portugal.




Overall we have been very impressed with the standard of accommodation and would recommend using Air BnB to everyone. I always think that one of the most important aspects of an apartment or room that you are staying in is the quality and comfort of the furnishings, after all you do want your guests leaving a nice positive review!



We are, of course, lucky enough to work with some of the best sofa beds around, the range from Innovation Living of Denmark. Their products are, in our opinion, perfectly suited to regular use for sitting and sleeping and certainly a great choice for your Air BnB.

The points we love with Innovation are their robust construction, very simple conversion from a sofa to a bed and back again, contemporary style and sprung comfort. In addition most of the sofa beds arrive in a modular format meaning it is usually straightforward to get them into rooms with tight access such as loft rooms, mezzanine floors, up spiral stairs and even onto canal boats....we've yet to be defeated!

Anyway, over the last couple of years we have supplied a number of Innovation products into Air BnB environments and would suggest following the link to our website to see more information on these products.....