Using Futon Covers

When you are searching for the right type of cover for your futon, you are looking for two things, really: functional and design. You want your futon cover to be something that is obviously protective for the mattress itself. Then, you want that same cover to be a fashionable item. In the case of futon covers, you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice one for the other. In fact, you can get both and there are more ways than ever to get just what you want. Let’s discuss these a bit more.

In the past, the futon mattress had somewhat of a stigma about it. You were probably either a college student or someone who was pinching pennies, or both if you owned or had a futon. Now, these stereotypes or judgments no longer apply. The main reason that these things have faded is that the newer or modern futon is a far cry from what it once was. Today, there are as many options in futon materials as you would find in a traditional bed choice.

For example, you can find futon mattresses made with inner coil springs, latex toppers and even air chambers. So, if you are making sure that you invest in one of these great new futons, it just makes sense to want to protect that investment. The futon mattress cover offers you this plus the ability to change up the look of your room in no time. You can do this for décor purposes or simply because you may tire of the same old look and want to freshen things up.

You can use something as simple as a basic cotton cover in a bold color or go with something more elegant, like a silk or leather cover. No choice is inherently good or bad, just right or wrong for your particular needs. If you have children or pets, you may wish to use a leather cover because it is easier to clean. On that note, you should know that cleaning your mattress covers are quite simple. Most of the cotton styles can simply be tossed into the washer and laundered just like your normal clothing. However, since they are likely to shrink if you dry them too long, you may wish to remove your futon covers just before they are completely dry and hang dry to finish.

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