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Divan Bed Guide

Divan Bed Guide

Divan Bed Guide

There’s a reason why divan beds are heralded as the UK’s most popular bed type. Built with a seamless mixture of functionality, style and ultimate comfort at the forefront, a divan bed is a fantastic investment that will have you drifting off into a deep and luxurious slumber every night.

Here, we’ve got comfy ourselves to reveal everything you need to know about these brilliant beds in our complete Divan Bed Guide: tried and tested.

What is a divan bed?

A classic divan bed is both sumptuously comfortable and incredibly stylish, with the added benefit of providing efficient storage solutions for those who need to save space in their bedrooms and maximise floorspace. Available in a wide range of materials, colours and styles, our range of divan beds are all handcrafted in the UK and are the epitome of cosy luxury.

What are the benefits of divan beds?

Additional storage options

Divan beds are perfect if you’re looking for a space saving solution in your bedroom as most divan bed bases include built-in storage to help you neatly pack away any occasional-use items. The most common type of divan bed with storage are those with built-in drawers that are tidily housed within the divan base. Many of our models come with the option of having either two or four drawers dependent on the size of bed you choose.

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Our Crystal 3000 Divan bed with mattress, featuring a choice of either two or four storage drawers.

Looking for a little more storage space? Enter the ottoman bed stage left.

Ottoman beds are perfect for increasing storage space in any bedroom due to the discreet under-bed storage space that is easily revealed by lifting the bed base to reveal a huge cavity within. Not only are these beds practical, but our ottoman storage beds also look fantastic and come in a range of coloured fabric options, as well as in natural oak and contemporary high gloss bed frame design.

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Take a look at our stunning Henley ottoman bed in white leather

Compact and cute

Divan beds save you buckets of floorspace as they are super compact: divan bed bases are typically the same size as the mattress you choose, leaving you with more room for activities and manoeuvre! Their compact structure also mean that divan beds are really easy to transport and assemble – result.

Easily customisable

If you’re not worried about saving space, why not add an eye-catching headboard to your divan bed and turn your new sleeping station into a true statement piece?

For a little inspo, look no further than our upholstered Knightsbridge divan bed with headboard. Proudly hand crafted in Britain, this gorgeous bed is available in sizes from double divan beds to super king size divan beds, as well as four stunning fabric options. The Knightsbridge’s luxurious deep buttoned headboard is sure to make a spectacular centrepiece in any bedroom. Come on now – how dreamy does this setup look?!

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What are the different types of divan base?

As well as their obvious style and practicality, divan beds are also incredibly supportive. Ideal for inducing a peaceful and restful kip, divan beds are designed to distribute body weight and alleviate pressure on achy joints.

At Time4Sleep, we have three different divan base types that provide varying levels of support:

Sprung slatted divan bed base

Sprung slats are a great option for your divan bed base as they provide a more comfortable, mattress-friendly area that are highly durable when compared to traditional solid slats. Made from flexible, curved pieces of wood, the sprung slatted base acts as a spring that works as a shock absorber for your mattress and giving it space to move and breath. After all, a happy, healthy mattress means a happy, healthy you!

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Our beautiful Serenity upholstered ottoman bed in steel grey with spring slatted base

Open coil sprung divan bed base

Probably the most common type of divan bed base on the market, the open coil sprung base is a long-lasting option that achieves a softer feel compared to a platform top base. More affordable than the higher quality pocket sprung base, the open coil sprung base is a great option for those with a modest budget.

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Check out our gorgeous Cheltenham upholstered divan bed with open coil sprung base

Pocket sprung divan bed base

The most luxurious of all, the pocket sprung divan bed base comes with built-in pocket springs that offer a more supportive, softer base, meaning that you get a deeper, sounder sleep. Not only is a pocket sprung base incredibly supportive for you, but it takes care of your mattress too, hugely increasing its longevity.

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Our fabulous Wordsworth 2000 divan bed with mattress featuring a pocket sprung base

Need a mattress too? Say no more. Browse our collection of supportive yet luxuriously comfortable mattresses and say hello (and na-night) to the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had!