Top 10 Best Dorm Futons

Whether you plan on having guests stay in your dorm room or you’re just looking for some extra seating, a futon is a great addition to your dorm room. Dorm rooms typically don’t have a ton of extra space, so a futon is nice to have as it pulls double duty in the furniture department and serves as both a couch and an extra place to sleep. Plus, there are many futons that are on the smaller side that fit perfectly in a dorm room.

When searching for a dorm futon, be on the lookout for these things: size, material, and shape. If you have a smaller dorm room, you want a futon that is 70 inches wide or less. However, if you have the space for a wider futon, then look for one that will accommodate more guests. Material is important, too. If you tend to be messy (or just aren’t very good at cleaning), a futon that has bonded leather may be the best option for you as you can just wipe it clean. Those whose prefer a softer look may want a linen-covered futon. There are a variety of shapes and styles available in the futon department, so keep an eye out for what you like best and what will complement the rest of your dorm furniture. A smooth or tufted fabric is always a classic look, however you could also pick a fun pattern or two-toned look if you want something more bold.

Below is a round-up of the best dorm futons, listed in no particular order.

1. Kodiak Futon Lounger

dorm futon


This dorm futon is very versatile, as it allows you to sit, lounge, or sleep. The frame of the futon is adjustable on the sides, so you can keep both up for sitting, drop one side down for lounging, or lower both sides for sleeping. With six inch thick cushions and two back pillows, the futon is really comfortable for both sitting and sleeping. Stretched out, the mattress is about 79 inches wide, but it’s only 66 inches wide when in the sitting position, so it won’t take up too much space in your dorm room. And, because the sides fold down to make the bed rather than sliding out the back rest, you can keep the futon close to the wall. There are multiple colors and patterns to choose from, so you can easily find a color to match the rest of your dorm furniture and decor. The fabric is spot clean only, and is not waterproof.

Price: $274.99 and up (depending on the color)

Buy the Kodiak Futon Lounger here.


  • Three adjustable positions
  • Can keep the futon close to the wall even in sleeping position
  • Multiple color choices and patterns
  • Six inch thick cushion


  • Not waterproof
  • Spot clean only
  • May take a few days for the mattress to inflate to six inches

Find more Kodiak Futon Lounger information and reviews here.

2. Emily Futon Sofa Bed

dorm futon


If you want a modern looking futon in your dorm room, this futon sofa bed is a great choice. With chrome legs and tufted fabric, the futon has a contemporary vibe that would look nice with any dorm decor. You can choose between eight different colors and fabrics, ranging from black faux leather to burgundy velvet. The split-back allows you to lower the back one side at a time, and when in sleeping position, it’s approximately the size of a full size mattress. The cushions are on the firmer side, and are easy to wipe clean.

Price: $188.99 and up (depending on color)

Buy the Emily Futon Sofa Bed here.


  • Contemporary design and look
  • Split back offers multiple positions
  • Easy to wipe clean
  • Approximately the size of a full sized mattress in sleeping position


  • Mattress is too firm for some people
  • Have to slide the futon out from the wall to go into sleeping position
  • Back may be too low for some people

Find more Emily Futon Sofa Bed information and reviews here.

3. HomCom Suede Futon

dorm futon


With a rounded top and metal arm rests, this futon has a more traditional chair look. You have some options with this futon, as there are two widths available: 41.3 inches and 61 inches. So, if you are limited on space, the gray, smaller futon that stretches out to a twin sized mattress may be the best option. If you have more room, the blue, 61 inch wide futon allows for extra sitting and sleeping space. Each comes with a removable cover that can be thrown in the wash for easy cleaning. To transition to sleeping mode, just roll out the bottom cushion, and push down the back.

Price: $230.99

Buy the HomCom Suede Fabric Futon here.


  • Easy to transition between sleeping and sitting
  • Two widths to choose from
  • Cover is removable and machine washable
  • Sturdy metal frame


  • Only one color choice for each size
  • Cushion is on the firm side
  • Assembly involves a lot of pieces

Find more HomCom Suede Fabric Futon information and reviews here.

4. Modern Entertainment Futon With Cup Holders

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(Best Choice Products)

For those who love lounging and entertaining, this futon would be a great addition to your dorm room. When in sofa position, the futon actually has a cup holder tray in the middle that functions as an arm rest and can be used to hold drinks. You can also leave the tray flipped up to make room for an extra person to sit. To convert it into a sleeping bed, just recline the backrest and remove the armrests. Even with the cup holder tray, the futon is still only 66 inches wide, so it should fit in most dorm rooms. There is a weight capacity of 500 pounds, so it’s sturdy enough to hold multiple people. The chrome legs and black material are classy looking, and the fabric can easily be wiped clean.

Price: $174.94

Buy the Modern Entertainment Futon With Cup Holders here.


  • Built-in cup holder
  • Material is easy to wipe clean
  • Weight capacity of 500 pounds
  • Less expensive than some futons


  • Cushion is on the firm side
  • Black is the only color choice
  • Sits low to the ground

Find more Modern Entertainment Futon With Cup Holders information and reviews here.

5. Kinsley Futon

dorm futon, chevron futon


Make a statement with this cute grey and white chevron futon. This futon easily converts from a sofa to a mattress, and is between a twin and full sized mattress. The chevron upholstery would look adorable as an accent piece in your dorm room, and could be dressed up with some bright throw pillows or a blanket. The futon sits on wood legs, so it’s nice and sturdy, and the cushion is on the firmer side. A one year warranty is also included.

Price: $169.99

Buy the Kinsley Futon here.


  • Cute chevron pattern
  • One year warranty
  • Easy to convert from sofa to sleeper
  • Sits on sturdy wood legs


  • Cushion is on the firmer side
  • Sits low to the ground
  • White fabric can be hard to keep clean
  • Spot clean only

Find more Kinsley Futon information and reviews here.

6. Coaster Sofa Bed

dorm futon

(Coaster Home Furnishings)

While many futons have more of a flat design, this sofa bed has pillow-top cushions, making it more plush to sit and sleep on. To convert from a couch to a bed, just scoot the futon away from the wall and push the back down. The armrests are removable, but you could also use them as a pillow. Available in black and white, the futon has double-row contrast stitching and tufting in the seat and back, and the legs are chrome. If you prefer a little extra cushion and a futon that looks more like a couch, this is a good option for your dorm room.

Price: $323.17 for white, $328.95 for black

Buy the Coaster Sofa Bed here.


  • Pillow top cushions
  • Two color choices
  • Easy to wipe clean
  • Removable armrests


  • Some reviewers say the material isn’t as plush as they would like
  • A little more expensive than other futons

Find more Coaster Sofa Bed information and reviews here.

7. Alex’s New Sofa Sleeper Couch

dorm futons, dorm sleeper sofa

Alex New

This is more of a sofa sleeper, as it is a couch that has a bed that can extend out of the seat. When positioned as a couch, it is only 54 inches wide so it’s a good space saver. When extended as a bed, it’s 85.5 inches long so it’s a decent size. The leather finish is nice for a college dorm room, as it’s easy to keep clean and looks nice with all dorm decor. While it’s a little more expensive than most dorm futons, this is a furniture piece that could transition into life after college as well.

Price: $368.11

Buy the Alex’s New Sofa Sleeper Couch here.


  • Only 54 inches wide
  • Leather is easy to wipe clean
  • Extends to a mattress for sleeping


  • Only one color available
  • Mattress is on the thin side

Find more Alex’s New Sofa Sleeper Couch information and reviews here.

8. Premium Sofa Futon

dorm futons


With dark faux leather and stainless steel legs, this futon would be a sleek addition to your dorm room. The cushion is made with memory foam, so it’s a little more comfortable than some of the more firm futons. It’s easy to keep clean and to change between positions, and it has a weight capacity of 600 pounds, so it could fit you and your friends with no problem. The low back and minimalist design would blend in with any dorm furniture, making it the perfect dorm futon.

Price: $178.01

Buy the Premium Sofa Futon here.


  • Memory foam cushion
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • 600 pound weight capacity
  • Easy to wipe clean


  • Back is too low for some people
  • Only one color choice
  • No split-back option

Find more Premium Sofa Futon information and reviews here.

9. Intex Inflatable Futon

dorm futon


If you’re really tight on space but need a futon on the weekend when friends visit, an inflatable futon is a good option. This air mattress can function as a couch when you want to sit and hang out, and it even has cup holders on the side. When you want to sleep, just roll out the seat cushion, and you have a queen size mattress. It’s plenty big enough to sleep and sit two people, and the soft material makes it so you don’t even really need sheets. You do have to purchase an air pump separately to keep it inflated, but at just over $50, it’s still less expensive than other futons. Anytime you don’t want to use it, just deflate, roll up, and store in your closet or under your bed. And, since you can deflate the futon, it’s way easier to move between home and your dorm room.

Price: $45.99

Buy the Intex Inflatable Futon here.


  • Folds out to a queen size mattress
  • Less expensive than other futons
  • Built-in cup holders
  • Can be deflated and put away when not in use


  • Doesn’t sit on a solid frame
  • Need to purchase an air pump separately
  • Need to re-inflate constantly

Find more Intex Inflatable Futon information and reviews here.

10. Mid Century Modern Two Tone Velvet Futon

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Divano Roma Furniture

For those who are looking for a futon with a retro vibe, this mid century modern style futon is ideal. The futon is available in purple with white piping, black with white piping, or blue with white piping, and the upholstery is made of soft velvet. Dark wood finished legs elevate the modern look, and the split back design allows plenty of versatility. Assembly for this futon is super easy, as all you have to do is screw on the legs. This futon is a little bit larger than some other futons (75 inches wide), so you will need to make sure you have the extra space in your dorm room.

Price: $229.99

Buy the Mid Century Modern Two Tone Velvet Futon here.


  • Mid century modern look
  • Split back provides extra versatility
  • Velvet upholstery is very soft
  • Two-tone pattern makes this futon a statement piece


  • A little bit wider than some futons
  • Spot clean only
  • Design style may not match all dorm decor

Find more Mid Century Modern Two Tone Velvet Futon information and reviews here.

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