Make space around the futon by moving any objects, such as a coffee table, away from it.
If the back of the futon is resting against a wall, pull the futon out to create a space behind it. If you unfold the futon while it is against the wall, it may leave unsightly marks.
Locate the handle at the front of the futon. It will usually be located at the center of the cushion. Traditionally, a futon has one or two pull handles located at the front base.
Grab the handle and pull it towards you. Slowly walk backwards so that the bed can unfold without causing injury.
Let the futon bed gently unfold, allowing it to rest against the base. Your futon couch is now a futon bed.