Methods and tips to finding futons on sale in your area.
If you are looking for an affordable and easy way to add seating to a room in your home, you should take a look at different futons on sale in your area or online. Finding discounted futon mattress on sale is a great way to save money and does not necessarily mean you will get an inferior product, depending on where you look.
There are several places to find futons on sale, the most popular of which is at discounted furniture stores. People often have a negative connotation in their heads when it comes to discounted furniture stores about the quality of their product, but this is often a misconception. Often times with manufacturers, a certain line of products is produced in bulk and after the brand ships to their stores, they find they have made more furniture (in this case, futons) than their stores needed. The futon manufacturers then get in touch with discounted furniture stores and are able to sell them their leftover futons at a cheaper price. Subsequently, the furniture store is then offer the consumer all these futons on sale for cheaper prices. Some discounted furniture stores offer futons on sale for cheaper and while they are making less on each individual sale, hope to make more sales overall than a competitor selling the same futons at higher prices.
Another way to find great futons on sale is to check local furniture stores for seasonal or holiday sales. Usually these sales take place four times a year toward the end of each season. If you live in an area with a large population of college students, it is also common that furniture stores in your area would be offering futons on sale for low prices at the start of the semester for incoming students. If it is the end of the school year, there are most likely students looking to sell theirs futons as well, so be aware of your surroundings and purchase accordingly.
If you the prices offered in stores or online are still to high for your budget, then another good option is to purchase a used futon. Check sites like Craigslist for local listings of people looking to sell their futons. Futons are not the easiest thing to travel with, so it is possible that you can find futons on sale that are high in quality, just an inconvenience to someone in your area who is looking to move. If there are often garage sales in your neighborhood, that is another good place to find futons on sale for the same reasons listed above. If you are buying a used futon, however, you will probably want to watch the futon cover prior to using it, so it may be a good idea to make sure that the futon cover is removable and easily washable.
While a new futon can cost anywhere from $200 – $600, you can expect to pay on the lower end of that for high quality futons on sale. Depending on where you purchase your futon, you may even end up paying less than that.
Queen Size Futon Covers
A look at the different types of queen size futon covers and tips to buying the right one for your mattress.
A futon cover is a removable casing that is used to cover a futon mattress. If a futon mattress is a pillow, the futon cover is a pillowcase. If you have a queen sized futon mattress, then you may want to purchase queen size futon covers. There are many reasons someone would want to buy queen size futon covers or other sized futon covers. Often times the futon cover that is sold with a futon is not aesthetically pleasing or you may find it to be uncomfortable. If you have a child who has sleepover parties often, futon covers are a great way to house extra guests with easy cleanup. Another reason could be the original futon cover gets a permanent stain, or over time, the futon cover has broken down and faded in color. In all these cases, it is much cheaper to buy a separate futon cover rather than a new futon memofy foam mattress and cover. Since futons are sold by the size (twin, queen, king, etc) it is easy to find a futon cover that will fit your mattress.
When it comes to selecting queen size futon covers and futon covers in general, there are a few steps to follow. Futon covers come in many different fabrics and prints, so you must first decide what material you want to purchase. Most people think that 100% cotton queen size futon covers will provide the best quality, but the truth of the matter is that 100% cotton sheets have their issues. They are subject to shrinking and are not as durable as other futon covers. You are best off looking for part-cotton, part-polyester queen size futon covers. If you want a softer fabric, however, then you should know it does not get softer than 100% cotton fabrics. Whichever fabric you choose, just make sure you are comfortable with the washing instructions prior to making a purchase.
After you have decided which type of fabric you want your futon covers to be, choose a print. It is recommended to get a darker colored futon print, as darker colors tend to hide stains better. This helps explain why so many popular futon colors are darker shades like tan, brown, sandy colors, grey or black. Denim is also another popular futon material. You can find brighter colors for your futon covers, but they may fade over time and will show stains easier. If you are looking for novelty queen size futon covers, however, do not let that stop you. You can find leopard print, zebra print or other novelty or themed futon covers, however they may be harder to find than most standard futon covers.
Speaking of which, let’s talk about where to find great futon covers. Some of the best places include bedding stores or stores with bedding sections, such as Bed Bath and Beyond, Macys, Ikea or Linens ‘N Things. Whichever store you choose to purchase your futon covers from, online or not, you can expect to pay anywhere from $30 – $90. Futon covers tend to get more expensive with futon size, so you can expect to pay about $10-$20 more for queen size futon covers compared to the same version for full size futon covers.