The Inexpensive Futon that Looks Like a Leather Couch…

Sometimes you just don’t want your futon to look like a… well, futon.

Is it a sofa or a futon?Sometimes you’d rather have a couch with armrests – except that you need a sofa bed, and you don’t want to spend a ton of money on a piece of furniture that is really heavy.

Is that too much to ask?

Most people would probably roll their eyes at you, but there really is such a thing. It’s the Rome Convertible Futon, and it’s what you see in the photo on the left.

In fact, if I hadn’t asked the question, “Is it a sofa or a futon?”, you might have just assumed it was a regular couch, right?

Not only can you get a futon with arms, but it comes with elegant upholstery stitching and shaped wooden legs that upgrade the look and feel of this convertible sofa. Quite frankly, I was pretty impressed at the details that DHP incorporated into the design. I mean, it’s just a futon.

How Heavy is the this Convertible Futon?

And it only weighs 99 lbs! If you’re one of those people that likes to re-arrange their furniture occasionally, move it outside for summertime parties or simply vacuum under it once in a while – you might want to get this futon couch for the light weight alone! Who cares if you use it to sleep on?

Along the lines of furniture that is easy to move, another great feature of this futon is that it has Click-Clack Technology built in. If you aren’t familiar with that term, it basically means that you can adjust the couch into a bed in seconds – or a few “clicks”. When you’re tired and want to go to sleep, the last thing you want to do is a sofa bed that is heavy and cumbersome to move.

How Much Does the Rome Futon Cost?

Futon Sofa ReclinedIf you could care less about the weight of your furnishings, that’s OK. The price alone is attractive to many people.

A modern, contemporary black sofa for under $350? Yes.

**Note**: Some people have purchased 2 matching convertible futons to create a corner sofa very inexpensively.

Can this Futon Sofa Fit in Small Spaces?

Well, that depends on what you mean by “small“. However, the is a fairly compact futon sofa for all the functionality it offers. Dorm rooms and spare bedrooms… bring it on! That said, it is still plenty long enough to sleep on, so your overnight guests don’t have to worry about falling off the ends.

Here are the measurements:

Sofa dimensions: 82.5″L x 35.0″W x 33.0″H
Sleeper dimensions: 75.0″L x 45.0″W x 15.5″H

Is this Futon Leather?

No. It’s faux leather. You won’t have the fancy upholstery you can showoff to guests, and you don’t get the fresh leather scent filling the air in your living room. However, it’s an easy-to-clean material that is durable and will last a long time. Interestingly, I’m finding that more and more people are starting to prefer the “faux” option for this worry-free benefit.

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