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What is a Divan Bed?

divan base or slatted base?

Simon Jones |

What is a Divan bed?

To put it simply, a Divan base bed is a wooden box frame, upholstered in fabric. This box usually comes in two parts which join together to create the base of the bed. All our divan beds come with additional divan storage options, like side drawers which are great to reduce clutter in your bedroom.

Divan beds can come in all sizes, single, small double, double, king, and super king options available.

Divan Base Vs Slatted Base?

This must be one of the most common questions we get asked. There isn’t a right answer, but to help we have listed out some of the benefits of each below Bed slats are wooden planks that run horizontally and are commonly used to hold a mattress on a platform bed. They fit within your bed frame and typically are placed about 2-3 inches apart to evenly support the weight of the mattress. Depending on the size of your bed, you may have one or two columns of planks running alongside each other

Slatted bases give your mattress the amount of ventilation and air circulation it needs that a divan doesn’t offer. This helps to keep your mattress fresh and cool particularly during those warm summer months. However, a divan is less able to ventilate the underneath of the mattress due to its base structure being covered with fabric. Believe it or not divan beds are actually small compared to most standard bed frames with fitted slatted bases. Therefore, a benefit of investing in a divan is the extra bedroom space you gain overall, giving you even more space for furnishings and much more.

What are the benefits of a Divan bed base?

Extra storage space

Many divan beds and the ones we sell are available with additional storage options. This includes divan base with drawers and ottoman gas lift storage options too.

Adding drawers to the footend of the divan base is the perfect way to help keep your bedroom clutter-free, as they offer an excellent storage solution for clothing, bedding, electronics, and anything else that would otherwise be left around on the floor.

A storage divan base is also an excellent option for a kid’s room, as the extra storage for toys can help stop their play area from becoming chaotic.

Opting for ottoman storage is also an excellent option for those who do not have a lot of room on either side of their bed, or who want to maximise storage by utilising all the room underneath the bed. Perfect for storing out of season clothes, bedsheets, and even larger items like coats and storage boxes anything you want really.

Compact and carefree

Most divan beds are built to be only as big as the mattress you’ll be putting on it, meaning they take up minimal floorspace in your bedroom.

The compact nature of the divan bed makes it perfect for smaller bedrooms, or in rooms where space is at a premium. They are also an excellent choice for more minimal bedroom styles, where empty, clean space is all part of the room’s aesthetic.

Easily customisable

It’s quick, easy, and affordable to attach a beautiful, luxurious headboard to a divan bed thanks to its modular nature. This allows you to turn a practical storage bed into a stunning bedroom centerpiece and make your bedroom a place of comfort.

If this guide has helped you decide look at our complete range of bed frames where we allow customers to choose the type of base they want. Click here for our bed range.

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