Do you want an inexpensive modern convertible futon that can actually upgrade the look of your space? Check out this chic, velvet-upholstered, contemporary style futon that looks like a couch. I mean, it doesn’t even look like a futon, right?
In fact, I think that the simple, sleek lines combined with the soft velvet upholstery make it look more like a designer piece. In other words, it appears like it costs a lot more than it really does.
The Advantage of Futons with Independently Encased Coils:
In my opinion, this futon looks more expensive because of the independently encased coils that the manufacturer decide to add in.
These coils give the futon “mattress” a firmer feel and prevent the cushions from flattening out over time. Think springs in a bed mattress that give it more of a bounce.
As you can see in the photo on the right, the sofa arm has a solid, sturdy look. And, the cushion looks firm and well-formed.
Note: In general, manufacturers add these pocket coils to futons as an upgrade because they help the cushions hold up better. Therefore, these models typically cost more. That said, if you plan on keeping your futon sofa for many years, this can be an advantage.
The trade-off to a less squishy sofa is more dense, firm cushions that you may or may not like.
For example, some people like the more structured design that holds it’s shape, while others prefer to sink into their seat more. You know what I mean?
Therefore, I think that this futon that looks like a sofa is better used for sitting in than sleeping.
That said, you probably like the look of this style because you want to use it as a couch anyway, right? It makes a stylish addition to an office, loft or even a formal living room.
So, is this Futon Sofa Comfortable to Sleep On?
Due to the sleeping length, 69″ long (under 6 feet), I’d recommend this convertible futon to use mostly as a sofa. Plus, the removable cushions can move slightly if you roll around while you sleep.
If you want a futon that you can use frequently as a sleeper, I’d check out this post on how to make your futon more comfortable.
You can actually get a mattress topper or piece of memory foam for as little as $30 that you can lay on top of the bed.
How a Futon that Looks Like a Couch is More Versatile…
Speaking of the shorter length, this futon fits really well in smaller spaces. For instance, are you having a difficult time trying to fit a sofa in a room? Or, do you want to make a small living room look larger? Smaller futons make a good option.
Although many people like larger furniture, the compact size can make this futon more versatile.
Not to mention, the back reclines for lounging and lays flat to provide additional seating during a party. And, of course to sleep on.
Note: This convertible futon has a split-back feature. In other words, you can fold back either side separately. Even if you never plan to use this futon as a bed, you can get more use out of it than a sofa.
Furniture Where Versatility Meets Style:
I wanted to get back to style for a moment, because I don’t want to overlook the slanted solid wood legs. They give this contemporary futon a subtle Mid Century Modern look, which I think upgrades the value even more.
Plus, the legs are made of solid wood instead of plastic or metal. Even though you may not think you notice the legs when you look at the sofa, it really does complete the look.
Note: This futon sofa goes under 2 different brands: the DHP Jagger and the Novogratz Aubrey. Therefore, the description and review above applies to both brand names.
Specs for DHP Jagger Convertible Futon:
- Sofa Dimensions: 77.5″ Long x 35″ Wide x 34″ High
- Bed Dimensions: 69.5″ Long x 44.5″ Wide x 17.5″ High
- Weight: 117 lbs
- Weight Capacity: 600 lbs
- Frame Material: Solid Wood
- Fabric: Velvet
- 3 Color Options: Grey, Blue or Green
- Cover Not Removable
- Assembly Required
- Model #: DZ78268
- Manufacturer: DHP (Dorel Home Products), Phone: 1-800-267-1739
- Get the DHP Jagger/Novogratz Aubrey Futon Here
As with other DHP futons, the Jagger assembles quickly and easily.
In fact, the 2 steps involved in this simple DY project include unpacking the box and attaching the futon legs.
You can’t get much easier than that, and delivery costs nothing!