How to Flatten a Futon


A futon has dual uses as both a couch and a bed. Because of these uses, it has a folding frame that allows it lay flat when in use as a bed. If you are having trouble getting your futon configured, a few basic steps will help you unfold it. Thankfully for those uninitiated with futons, this process is simple and quick.

  • Grab the futon firmly and pull it out away from any walls in the room. If you are worried about scratching the floor, have a friend help you lift the futon back away from the wall.

  • Search for the positioning handle on the futon. On most futons, this handle is labeled with directions for unfolding. It's under the front seat on many models.

  • Squeeze the handle to disengage the lock and lift upward.

  • Slowly walk backward as the futon unfolds and set the legs of the futon gently down on the floor. The futon is now flattened and ready for use.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • How to Build Futon Bunk Beds

    Futons are very useful pieces of furniture with their couch/bed combination style. It is even possible to build bunk beds out of...

  • How to Unfold a Metal Futon

    The futon is a very popular furniture item for both the home and college dorm. From the living room to the office,...

  • How to Fluff a Futon Mattress

    A futon, which is the Japanese word for "bed," is a favorite furniture item used for sleeping and sitting. Futons are usually...

  • How to Release My Futon

    As with most forms of furniture, futons are available in more varieties than you can count. Futon frames have automatic locking mechanisms...

  • How to Lay a Target Room Essentials Futon Flat

    In tight spaces, such as apartments and dorm rooms, a Room Essentials futon is a useful piece of furniture, as it serves...

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!