Futon Use & Care Guide

Our futons are designed to support a comfortable sleep for years to come. Here’s how to use and care for your futon to maximize its lifespan and comfort.

Setting Up Your Futon


Place your futon on a firm, flat surface for optimal support. On a tatami mat is ideal. Avoid slatted beds or uneven surfaces, as they can cause the futon to sag.


Always use a sheet to keep your futon clean and enhance your sleeping experience. A breathable, natural fiber sheet, like cotton, is best for comfort and hygiene.


When not in use, store your futon in a clean, dry, well-ventilated area. Fold it neatly to maintain its shape and longevity.

Ways to Use Your Futon

  • On the Floor

    Sleeping on a traditional bed that is too soft can eventually lead to back pain, as the spine lacks proper support. Many of our customers have found that switching to sleeping on the floor with a futon has helped relieve their lower back pain over time.

  • On Top of a Bed Mattress

    For those who prefer sleeping at a higher level, you can place the futon on a stable bed frame. This allows you to enjoy the futon's pressure-relieving benefits without changing your bedroom’s look.

  • Tatami Mat + Futon

    For an authentic Japanese sleeping experience, pair your futon with one of our tatami mats. The natural aroma and moderate firmness of tatami mats create a comfortable and relaxing sleeping environment.

  • As a Camper Mattress

    Futons are perfect for camping! They are lightweight, foldable, easy to store and carry, making them ideal for small tents and cabins.

Futon Care Tips

  • Regular Airing

    Air your futon regularly to prevent dampness and maintain its shape. Sun exposure for a few hours can eliminate dust mites and refresh the futon. If airing outside isn't possible, stand it up in a well-ventilated space.

  • Vacuuming

    Use a vacuum cleaner with a futon attachment to remove dust, dirt, and allergens. Regularly vacuum both sides of the futon.

  • Spot Cleaning for Food Spills

    For minor spills and stains, use a damp cloth with a neutral detergent. Gently wipe the stain without soaking the fabric. Avoid strong chemicals or bleach.

  • Replacing

    Even with proper care, futons will eventually need replacement. Replace your futon every 2–3 years, depending on usage. You can place the old futon underneath the new one to make it softer and extend its usability.

By following these guidelines, you’ll ensure your futon remains comfortable and supportive for years to come. Enjoy a restful and rejuvenating sleep with the perfect blend of tradition and modern convenience.