The Best Futons From Walmart, All Under $500

published Apr 27, 2023
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Futons get a bad rap. Their name alone sounds anything but elegant, so we don’t fault you for associating them with unkempt spaces. But today, we’re here to tell you that there are plenty of versatile and stylish futon finds out there that don’t look like they belong in someone’s “man cave.” In fact, you can find a lot of these compact couch alternatives at reasonable prices, and they’re especially great for small spaces. Perhaps you don’t have room for a full-sized sofa or sectional, but some of our top futon picks from Walmart are convincing enough. Whether you want something tufted and classic-looking or a modern faux leather model, America’s favorite retailer has it. They even carry some convertible versions that double as beds! Best of all, the futons we’re sharing with you today are all available for less than $450, so you can outfit your space without creating a huge dent in your bank account.

1 / 8
was $415.00

When we said some of these picks are convincing enough to pass for sofas, this tufted velvet model is what we meant. It might be just $300, but the futon's rich fabric looks nothing short of high-end. What's more, its back cushions can be pushed down to lie flat, transforming this living room seat into a bed. The futon's Victorian-style legs and curved arms are nice touches, too.

2 / 8
was $290.00

One of Walmart's most popular futons, this Bellamy Studios piece is available in a classic black or a pretty teal shade. Whether you want to create a small sitting area in your bedroom or need something for your dorm this fall, we'd strongly suggest picking it up. You can fold the futon's outer seat cushions up to create arms or leave them down for a nice little lounging spot.

3 / 8
was $385.00

For a slightly more retro vibe, opt for this mid-century-style futon. We love it in mustard yellow, which perfectly encapsulates the current '70s design revival we're seeing with so many interiors. Other notable features include the futon's low profile, diagonal fabric details, and wooden legs, which differentiate it from simpler designs.

4 / 8
was $309.00

Not only does this ribbed futon recline, but it also has a split back. That means if you and your roomie can't decide on a sitting position during movie night, neither one of you has to compromise! Because of its voluminous cushions, ribbed backrest, and solid frame, we never would have guessed that this piece is going for just $200 if we hadn't seen the price for ourselves.

5 / 8

Surprise, surprise: We have yet another recliner on our hands, except this futon has a built-in storage compartment under its seats, too! Suffice it to say, this is the ultimate small-space, triple-duty living room find. And you can't ignore the futon's tufted faux leather material, though it is also available in fabric finishes.

6 / 8
was $150.00

Every trendy urban apartment needs this cool faux leather seat, which can be made to lie completely flat like a bench or manipulated into a chaise lounge configuration. Just imagine lying back atop its cool material after a long day or styling the futon with other equally fashion-forward furniture. The chaise lounge's shiny metal legs also give it a futuristic appearance, which we love.

7 / 8
was $475.00

This futon is quite similar to the first Novogratz model we showed you, except it has wooden legs and comes in more vibrant colors. (Just check out the sage green and baby pink shades!) This version also reclines, plus we adore the almost hexagonal shape that its back cushions create. Walmart shoppers describe the futon as being of excellent quality — not to mention soft like butter.

8 / 8
was $459.99

Still available in three warm-toned colors, this unique pin-tufted futon requires some assembly, but customers say it shouldn't take you too long to put together. Some even placed the makeshift couch in their kids' rooms, so you can count on this piece to be low-maintenance and easy to care for. That being said, it still looks just as sophisticated as all of the other tufted futons we listed.