Looking for an eclectic and colorful mid-century sofa without spending over $400? Check out this futon sectional with tufted velvet and nailhead trim…
You can’t deny that this attention-getting sofa is a statement piece. However, not everyone likes it. In fact, some people love it while others hate it. Let’s look at the pros and cons.
Pros of this Mid Century Futon Sofa:
1. Unique Modern Vintage Style Futon
First of all, this vintage-style sofa simply looks cool. You’d be hard-pressed to find one like this in any resale or consignment store. (Especially one so colorful and with the nailhead trim.)
In addition, this mid-century couch also features clean, square, modern lines. For this reason, you can successfully incorporate this furnishing into a variety of different decor styles. For instance, contemporary, shabby chic, modern farmhouse, industrial, minimal and even country.
2. Sectional Gives You More Seating than Typical Futon
Secondly, the seat cushions measure almost 9 feet long. Some people might consider it an extra long futon . Therefore you can seat more people comfortably, and even use the ottoman when you need additional seating.
On the other hand, when you have fewer people using it, they can comfortably spread out without bothering each other.
3. Versatile, Adjustable Futon Design
Third, unlike some sectionals, this futon lets you can move the ottoman from side to side. This makes it a lot more versatile when it comes to arranging the space in your living or family room. Or even detach it to use as a separate “chair”!
4. Sofa Transforms into a Bed in Seconds
Fourth, the Divano Roma folds down into a sleeper. When you have occasional overnight guests, you don’t have to find an extra bed for them. Plus, compared to sofa beds, this convertible futon folds down quickly with very little effort.
5. Individual Seat Backs Recline Separately
Speaking of folding, each seat back section reclines individually. Therefore, each person can adjust their seat to optimal comfort for them, without having to sit in a different piece of furniture.
6. This is a Cheap Sectional Sofa
I admit it, $400 is cheap for a sectional futon sofa. Plus, the Divano Roma gives you double the seating of your average convertible futon. It may not be oversized, but it’s not undersized either.
Cons of this L-Shaped Sectional:
1. This is a Budget Sectional Sofa
Going into this purchase, understand this couch is a low-priced convertible futon. In order to keep costs affordable and provide the versatility of a fold-down bed, these sofas don’t typically give you deluxe cushioning. Or heavy-duty durability for that matter.
For example, don’t plan on letting your kids jump around on this futon. Plus, don’t expect the tufted upholstery to feel like a pillow top bed.
I suggest getting an inexpensive piece of memory foam because it will also protect the upholstery of your futon when guests sleep on it. Of course, if you are like me and prefer a firm sleeping surface, you don’t have to worry about this.
2. Not Very Easy to Clean
You can’t unzip the cushion covers and throw them in the washing machine. In other words, take extra care to not spill your drinks and food on the sofa.
(If in doubt about your no-spill abilities, go for the darker red color futon sectional.)
3. Unfinished Futon Back
Convertible futons don’t usually have the finished back, due to the need to fold down flat. Therefore, you are more limited as to where you can locate them. For example, most people don’t want to expose the backside and push them up against a wall.
Designer Trick: I like to push my sofas out from the wall a bit and place a long, tall console table behind them. This gives you a spot for lamps and other decor, plus you can set your drink there, keep remotes out of the way. Look for a table about 30″ tall.
You can see the futon sectional dimensions here:
Divano Roma Futon Sectional Specs:
- Dimensions: 116″ long x 33″ tall x 59″ deep (including ottoman)
- Weight: 100 lbs
- Material: Wood Frame, Velvet Upholstery, High Density Foam Fill
- Style: Mid Century
- Color Options: Teal Blue or Rose Red/Purple
- Includes 2 Matching Throw Pillows
- Model #: EXP130-VV
- Some Assembly Required (tools and instructions included in package)
- Brand: Divano Roma Furniture
- Get the Divano Roma in Blue or Rose