Are you having trouble choosing which futon bed is best for your home? Well, we understand your dilemma. We also have this kind of trouble every time we are planning to buy something, regardless if it’s for our home or not. So, we’ll try our best to help you by comparing these two futon beds in our list (DHP Emily Futon Couch Bed vs Best Choice Products Modern Faux Leather Futon Sofa Bed).
Is bigger better or not?
Well, we assume that the reason you’re planning to buy a futon bed is because you have limited space at home, right? So, you might be more interested in a more compact one.
But, let’s check which one you prefer in terms of the size.
DHP Emily Futon Couch Bed is way bigger than Best Choice Products Modern Faux Leather Futon Sofa Bed.
DHP Futon Bed is closed to a full-sized bed, while Best Choice Products Futon Sofa is just around the size of a twin-sized bed. To give you the exact measurement of the size, please see below for your reference.
- DHP Seating Dimension: 71” L x 34” W x 32” H
- DHP Bed Dimension: 71″ L x 43″ W x 16” H
- Best Choice Seating Dimension: 66” L x 30” W x 30.5” H
- Best Choice Bed Dimension: 66” L x 38.5” W x 13” H
We can now see that DHP is longer and wider than this Best Choice Products Sofa—for about 5 inches. Well, this could be both a good and a bad thing for DHP, right? How? If what you need is something to stretch your body and take a nap, DHP has better room for you—that’s the good thing. Also, you can use it as your guest’s bed when they want to sleep in your house. But if you have a limited space—bad thing, it won’t work well for you, and the only choice you have is to find a narrower and a shorter one. This is where Best Choice Products Futon comes in. Well, you can also use this Best Choice Futon as your bed though, but don’t expect a lot of space from it.
Even though this Faux Leather Futon is shorter, if you are an average-sized person (under 5’5”), it will still work for you. You can still stretch your body with ease.
Even if DHP can offer a bigger space for both seating and sleeping position, it still depends on what you need for your living room, right?
Will you go for the lowered seat or the higher one?
The three inches’ seat height difference between these two Futon Beds is somewhat noticeable. If you are a tall guy/girl, you will find DHP Futon to be more convenient to sit on because it’s higher (16 inches from the floor) than this Best Choice Products Futon (13 inches from the floor). Both are closer to the ground and even lower than our coffee table, but at least DHP Futon is higher than the other one.
Well, just to give you an idea, it’s better to slouch in a lowered seat than in a higher one. Why? Because when you straighten your legs while sitting (foot on the floor), it’s more parallel on the ground than when sitting on a higher couch, right? This will give you a more relaxing feeling.
Leather or Linen?
The reason we chose two couches with different fabrics (instead of comparing the same leather sofa or same linen couch) is because we want you to have options when choosing the most compatible fabric for your home.
You’ll see the linen fabric in DHP Emily Futon Couch Bed. It has a canvass-like texture. Well, the thing about this is, it absorbs dust easily. That is if you’ll place it in an open area or area where your windows are always open. But if you’ll confine it in a closed room then we’ll never have a problem with the dust, right? With this little flaw, we still like its fabric because it creates an elegant look in this futon bed which makes it perfect for an office set-up.
There’s always a solution for everything, though. You could clean this one using your handheld vacuum cleaner to remove dust and dirt, and this tells us that there’s no need for us to worry about this matter.
On the other hand, Best Choice Products Futon Sofa Bed used faux leather fabric. What we like about this is it’s so easy to maintain. There’s no question about its maintenance. In fact, you won’t need a vacuum cleaner to remove dirt. You can just use a dry or wet cloth and it will be good again.
In terms of durability, the linen fabric of this DHP is much more favorable than the faux leather of this Best Choice Products. Why? Linen might not be good at maintaining its cleanliness, but at least there’s no need for you to worry about it wearing out sooner, unlike the faux leather. Leathers are prone to peeling off, which no one wants to experience, right? But we noticed that this one used good quality leather, so it’s still up to you if you’ll try this piece or not.
If what concerns you is the design of the futon bed you’ll purchase, then it’s a good thing that these two couches differs from each other.
DHP has a simple design and works well in a formal or semi-formal setting. You can even add this in your office, while Best Choice Products Futon is designed for lounging while watching your favorite movie or TV Shows. What we mean about that is, it will work best if you’ll place it in your entertainment room.
DHP Emily Futon Couch Bed might have a plain look or design, but it could transform into something that other futons in the market couldn’t do. Well, what makes it unique is it’s split backrest. You can put the other half down so you could use it as a bed and keep the other half inclined to hold you in a sitting position.
On the other hand, Best Choice Products Modern Faux Leather Futon Sofa Bed is perfect for an entertainment room or small theater room at home. This piece proves it through the cup holder they installed in the middle of this futon together with the removable low armrests they added at both ends.
So, does this help you decide which one you prefer? Is it the simple yet elegant futon bed? Or the one that’s perfect for your theater or entertainment room?
Both futon beds are using chrome legs, and as for the quality, both are sturdy enough to carry these two seats. They proved this sturdiness through its weight capacity.
Let’s check out their weight capacity:
- Best Choice Products: 500 pounds
- DHP: 600 pounds
Do you have an idea why DHP Futon can handle more weight than the Best Choice Products Futon? Well, that is because the first one has 6 legs supporting it, while the latter only has 4 legs.
It’s reasonable that the latter only has 4 legs. Why? Because it’s smaller than the first one, so we don’t feel like it’s lacking support. You’ll still feel secure when you lounge on this piece. But, who wouldn’t want to sit in a 6-leg couch? It provides more stability than those with 4 legs only, right?
To check our full review for these two futon beds, click the links below.
We have no question about the price. There’s only a few dollars difference between the two, so it doesn’t matter which one you’ll choose, right?
Below are the prices we get from Amazon and Walmart.