How to Choose the Best Futon Mattress Covers

As everyone knows, a futon can be both a bed and a comfortable seat. They are a great space saving choice for people who live in small apartments or university dorm rooms. For people in larger homes, they are can be an excellent choice for a spare guest bed.

Because they are part of the décor, choosing the right color futon is important. But what happens when your futon needs a new fresh look? Or you have bought a discount futon that doesn’t quite match your décor? The answer is very simple – change the futon mattress cover.

Futon mattress covers are the outer fabric pouches that protect the inner mattress. While they are designed to keep your mattress safe from the general wear and tear of use, they can also be used to change the color and look of the futon. There is a wide range of color and styles available to suit any lounge room décor.

Another benefit is that they can keep the futon clean by changing and washing the cover, along with any sheets. You will probably not have to wash the futon mattress cover as often as the sheets. Once a month is usually enough, especially if you rotate and air the mattress regularly.

Most futon covers are designed to fit a mattress 8 inches in thickness. If your mattress is between 6 and 8 inches then such covers should fit. If you have a thicker mattress then you will need to make sure that whatever cover you buy will fit.

This is why it is essential that you know the dimensions of your futon. Otherwise you will receive your cover and will be unable to use it. A full size mattress is 54 by 75 inches, queen size is 60 by 80 inches and twin is 39 by 75 inches. By contacting you retailer with your futon’s measurements you will be ensured of receiving the right cover.

The internet is a great place to find the right futon mattress cover. You will be able to browse through a number of different colors and sizes in a relatively short period of time. Most covers sell for under $100.

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