How To Put A Cover On A Futon Mattress

Purchasing a futon mattress is great! You have enough room for visitors and a new place to curl up with a book. However, many first-time futon owners forget about the cover — an essential part in ensuring your brand-new furniture piece stays in tip-top condition.

If you are lucky, your futon may have come with a cover. But for most of you, the cover must be purchased separately. Regardless, putting it on the mattress will be pretty much the same.

Of course, it is much easier with two people. But we know that this is not an option for everyone. So, we have ensured that this method is simple for one person to do!

Anyway, without further ado, let’s get into the step-by-step guide to putting a cover on your futon mattress.

Oh, just a tip before you get started — make sure your cover fits your mattress! We know this might sound obvious but you can’t assume anything these days. If the cover is too small, you won’t be able to complete the steps, regardless of how hard you try. Check out our post about futon mattress sizes!

 

Step One: Separate The Mattress From the Frame

To make sure you place everything correctly, you will want to begin by heaving the mattress off the frame. This way, you will ensure you have enough space to get the edges of the cover lined up with the mattress.

Step Two: Put The Cover on The Frame

Now that the frame is empty, you can put the cover on it. The best way to do this is to lay it out just as the mattress was; again, this allows you to get the edges lined up.

As long as you have purchased the right cover for your futon, you will find that it has the same surface area as the mattress. If it is too short or too long, you won’t get that tight fit you’re looking for. Put it this way — you wouldn’t pour an extra-large coffee into a medium cup, would you?

Step Three: Undo The Cover

After you have neatly applied the cover to the frame, you will want to start unzipping it. Thankfully, the manufacturer will have considered how you go about putting the cover on, so all the zips and buttons will be in the right place. Just make sure they are all undone before you move on.

Step Four: Put The Mattress on The Cover

Depending on how heavy your futon mattress is, this might be a bit of a challenge but give it a go and see how you get on.

You need to put the mattress straight onto the cover. As it is already open and waiting for you, lining it up correctly is all you need to do. Placing it properly at this stage will save you a bunch of time in the next step.

Step Five: Time to Squish and Squash

This is, by far, the easiest step (and the most fun).

Squeeze the corners of the mattress into the futon cover by applying pressure. Even if you have a really firm mattress, it shouldn’t take too much to squash it in.

Once the corners are done, move onto the edges. Again, this is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

After that, you need to work on the middle. Since it is the biggest part of the mattress (for obvious reasons), it might be a tad trickier to do — but it still won’t take a lot of huffing and heaving.

Step Six: Cover It Up and Zip

Yay! You are onto the last step!

Up until now, the futon cover will have been completely unzipped. It is time to change that.

Fold the cover over the mattress so it is completely covered. Then, zip everything up (or snap the clasps in place) so it is nice and secure.

And there you have it! You will be a master in no time. But, if you do have further questions, see if we have answered them below.

Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered

We know that a lot of you may still have important questions about futon covers after all of that. So, we have done our best to answer as many as we can here! Hopefully, you will find the answers you’ve been searching for.

What Are The Measurements of Futon Covers?

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How Many Futon Covers Should I Buy?

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What Materials Do Futon Covers Come In?

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What Is Piping?

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The Bottom Line

Now that you know how to successfully put the cover onto your beloved futon mattress, the world is your oyster. Go crazy with all those colors and fabric options we talked about earlier! Your home will love you for it.

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