If you have a den or guest bedroom that doubles as a home office but need to incorporate some extra sleep space, a full over futon bunk bed makes an inspired choice. Full over futon bunk beds are versatile in nature and often manufactured using heavy-duty metal or iron to properly support both a futon and an upper bed. Design expert Shawn Henderson suggests opting for a full over futon bunk bed crafted out of solid or MDF wood that's painted white if you're looking for a kid-friendly option. The side guardrails will often feature a slatted design and there will be either integrated ladders or stairs up to the loft bed. Sometimes a full over futon bunk bed will be crafted out of a combination of wood and metal as the futon will feature a push mechanism in the back that allows the mattress to lay flat with one push.
Frances Merrill, the founder of Reath Design Studio, notes that most of the time a full over futon bunk bed does not come sold with loft bed or futon mattresses, which gives you the option to choose a comfortable one that's good for both lounging and sleeping. A box spring is not suggested for a bunk bed as it can prove to be dangerous and overly bulky. To ensure everything is kept comfortable and hygienic, there are futon slipcovers that come in a range of soft cottons or polyesters. Full over futon bunk beds are often made with a mattress thickness requirement as well with 6 inches being the typical choice. For ease of use as well as safety, there are usually integrated ladders or stairs that make getting to the bunk bed an easy and comfortable task.
Multi-purpose furniture like a full over futon bunk bed often comes in handy when you're just moving into a new house or you have a smaller space you're trying to decorate practically and efficiently. Most full over futon bunk beds will come with wooden or metal support slats as well as guardrails for safety. Interior designer Kathryn M. Ireland recommends finding a full over futon bunk bed with shelving, storage, or even drawers if you're low on space and need further functionality. There will likely be a built-in ladder or stairs and possibly a childproof mechanism on the futon portion. If you're worried about natural wear and tear, opt for a powder-coating metal finish to help prevent scratches and chips. For supreme adaptability, there are also some full over futon bunk beds that deconstruct into two separate sleep spaces if needed.