Helpful Guides & Tips for Divan Beds
Struggling for storage space? Our range of divan beds with drawers is the perfect choice, helping you to get a great night’s sleep as well as clearing up all that clutter.
Divan beds with drawers are a really clever piece of design, as they utilise otherwise wasted space in the base of the bed. You can use this to store everything from sheets and spare pillows to sleeping bags, clothing and footwear. If clutter is becoming an issue in your home, this kind of product could be the solution.
Here at MattressNextDay, we have a great choice of divan beds with 2 drawers. These drawers slide out easily and have a surprisingly large capacity, but they are very subtle when closed. This means that they won’t spoil the look of your beautiful new bed. These models with their in-built storage can be really handy, especially in family homes where space is limited. They’re perfect for guest rooms and children’s rooms, as well master bedrooms.
Browse our collection of cheap divan beds with drawers, and take a look at our mattress page too. We offer many matching or compatible products so you can build your dream sleeping package, and if you spend £150 or more we’ll deliver everything to your door for free. As we can deliver next day or on a day of your choosing, you could be enjoying your new bed and getting lots more storage space before you know it!
What's the difference between platform top and sprung divan bases?
Platform divan bases, also known as a hard top have a more solid construction base, providing firmer support for your mattress. Sprung bases will give a slightly softer comfort compared to a platform base.
What are the typical features of a sprung divan base?
If you're after a more softer comfort and support, then a sprung divan base is the option for you. Compared to a platform base, the sprung base will provide a softer firmness, helping to adapt and contour to your body’s natural shape. This also helps to prolong the life of the bed.
What are the available storage options?
We offer a range of storage options to meet your needs. Our most popular being the 2 drawer, 4 drawer and ottoman solutions. We also stock other options including slide store, which provides a cubbyhole at the end of the divan. Adding storage to your sleep solution is a great way to maximise space in your bedroom without impacting on a quality night's sleep.
What’s the difference between continental drawers and standard drawers?
Continental drawers are half the size of the standard divan base drawers. By using this more compact design, it allows you to position a bedside table conveniently next to your divan bed, and still get full access to the drawer.
The ultimate guide to divan beds
What exactly is a divan bed?
Divan beds are constructed from two component parts: a bespoke divan base and an accompanying mattress. The base of the divan is made out of a solid wooden frame that is enveloped in fabric, and often includes drawers and a headboard. It tends to be placed on wheels or castors so it can be moved around easily, and in many cases will be paired with an appropriate mattress. Thanks to this simple design, divan beds are often favoured by those who appreciate minimalism, a style trend that has grown in popularity in recent years.
Customers who opt to purchase the divan base and mattress together are investing in what is known as a ‘divan set’ or ‘divan bed’, an ideal bed package if you are seeking a sleeping solution that features a bed and mattress that fit perfectly together. Those who would like to purchase the items separately can opt for a divan base that can be paired with a mattress that suits their needs.
Divan beds are a design classic and remain a very popular furniture option, with many homeowners preferring them to contemporary bed frames. In comparison to modern bed frames, divans offer a huge variety of versatile features and are excellent value for money.
To help you decide whether a divan bed is for you, we’ve put together some frequently asked questions about divan beds. FAQs include:
- How easy are divan beds to assemble?
- Will my divan bed come with a mattress?
- How expensive are divan beds?
- Will my divan bed take up lots of room?
- Will my divan bed include storage features?
- Will my divan include a headboard?
- How many divan base options are available?
Scroll down to find the answers to these common divan-related questions:
1. How easy are divan beds to assemble?
Divan beds are actually the easiest kind of bed in terms of assembly, and you will not need any help from professional operatives to get set up quickly. Normally, a divan bed will arrive with two separate base halves, although this will be one whole piece if have opted to buy a single-sized divan bed. These parts will come complete with a headboard (if you’ve opted for one) and divan legs. To make sure you have assembled the bed properly, follow these simple instructions:
- Turn the two separate base halves upside down and attach the legs of the divan
- Turn the bases over again and push them together, ensuring they are secured with special locking clips on both sides
- If you’ve opted for a headboard, attach it using the headboard sockets that will have been pre-drilled. These can be found at both bed ends for ease of use.
- Sit back, relax and enjoy your new divan bed!
2. Will my divan bed come with a mattress?
It is ultimately up to you whether or not you want your divan bed to come with a mattress. Typically, divan sets feature matching mattresses as a standard option. However, many customers already own a favourite mattress and are only after a new bed. In this case, it is possible to opt for a base-only divan.
On the whole, customers tend to opt for a complete divan set as this option simply makes more financial and logistical sense. It can be difficult to decide precisely which divan set to purchase, however. Fortunately, we’ve collated a list of the different kinds of mattress and divan bed sets you can choose from.
Orthopaedic beds offer fantastic amounts of support for those seeking comfort. Indeed, a divan bed that comes with an orthopaedic mattress is the perfect solution if you’re after proper support for your back, neck, shoulders or head. The difference an orthopaedic divan bed can make to one’s health and wellbeing is often quite astounding to customers and it's certainly something to consider if you suffer from chronic pain.
Standard sprung mattress
Customers who opt for standard sprung mattresses with their divan bed tend to be searching for all-round comfort and functionality. The mattress of a standard sprung divan includes a special steel rod edge that surrounds the springs. This design provides top-notch edge-to-edge support and a healthy amount of sleeping space that will help you get a peaceful and restful sleep every night of the week.
Pocket sprung mattress
A divan bed with a pocket sprung mattress provides top of the range support that is tailored to customers' individual needs. Thanks to this premium feature, a pocket spring mattress will work in harmony with a sleeper’s movements all through the night, ensuring that they do not roll around the bed or disturb a partner during their slumber. Pocket springs work by moving independently of each other, stopping the transfer of movement from one partner to another. With a pocket sprung mattress, frequent night-time waking can be made a thing of the past.
Memory foam mattress
A divan bed with a memory foam mattress is an excellent choice for those seeking bespoke comfort options and relief from pains, aches, and discomfort while sleeping. On top of this, memory foam relieves pressure on certain parts of the body, preventing pain in pressure points and promoting a healthy circulatory system.
Thanks to its amazingly elastic composition, latex provides the perfect support for those seeking to relieve pressure points and ensure their body weight is distributed evenly. We offer a range of pain-relieving latex mattresses that will look and feel great with your new divan bed. To enjoy a future of consistently comfortable sleep, opt for one of our latex mattresses and divan beds.
3. How expensive are divan beds?
Divan bed and mattress sets tend to be a much better value option than purchasing a separate bed frame and mattress. We offer an eclectic range of divan bed and mattress packages that will suit virtually any bed. Indeed, our beds start from as little as £179.95 - which is an absolute steal by most standards!
4. Will my divan bed take up lots of room?
Generally speaking, divan beds take up much less space than a similarly sized standard bed frame. Indeed, the width and the length of a divan bed will be same as the width and the length of its accompanying mattress, giving you more room to experiment with other furniture pieces in the bedroom. This is because the mattress is placed on top of the base of the divan, as opposed to inside a frame. In this way, divan beds are a great option for rooms that are on the smaller side, such as guest bedrooms and loft conversions.
5. Will my divan bed include storage features?
Customers hoping to declutter their bedroom with extra storage space may decide to add ottoman storage or drawers to their divan bed. Doing so is an excellent way to save space and we offer a wide range of divan bed options that can be tailored to meet your specific storage requirements.
The storage options we offer for our divan beds include:
- The two drawer bed: This includes two drawers on either side of the divan bed. If you opt for a single-sized divan then the two drawers will be on one side.
- The four drawer bed: This divan bed features two drawers on each side for the ultimate in storage solutions.
- The two full/two half drawer bed: This divan bed features two full drawers on either side of the bed and two half drawers at the top of the bed, giving you quick access to your bedside table.
- The end drawer bed: This divan bed features one drawer at the end, the perfect place for those with limited space on either side of the bed.
- The full ottoman bed: A full ottoman bed offers storage that spans the entire underside of the bed. It features an opening mechanism that opens either from the side or end of the bed and is great for those with serious space needs.
- The half ottoman bed: A half ottoman bed is similar to a full ottoman, but storage is only available in the lower half of the bed. Typically, it opens up at the end.
6. Will my divan include a headboard?
Typically, divan beds do not come with headboards. However, you have the option of adding one to the bed if you wish to do so. Generally speaking, you should be able to pick a headboard model and colour that matches your divan bed - a great feature for those hoping to add a little colour and intrigue to their bedroom. If you think a headboard may be for you, simply browse our range of divans and select your bespoke product options - one of which will give you the option of adding a headboard.
7. How many divan base options are available?
Much like contemporary bed frames, divans feature a number of different support systems. These cutting edge support systems work together with your mattress to provide optional support and firmness, facilitating the perfect night’s sleep every time your head hits the pillow. The two main kinds of support options for a divan base include a sprung divan base and a platform top base. The base you opt for will depend on what you hope to get out of a bed and your individual comfort needs.
What exactly is a platform top divan base?
A platform top divan base is comprised of a sturdy panel top and a strong wooden frame. Thanks to its structural integrity it is the perfect option for people seeking a sturdy and supportive mattress. To gain an idea of whether this kind of mattress is for you, ask one of our friendly team for advice.
What are the perks of a sprung divan base?
A sprung divan base is constructed from an in-built spring unit, providing gentle support for those who appreciate the feel of a soft and comforting mattress. This kind of divan base is perfect if you do not have any serious support needs and prefer a high level of cushioning whilst sleeping.
So why should you opt for a divan bed today?
As well as making a style statement, divan beds are the perfect item for people seeking an all-in-one bed and mattress set that is comfortable and affordable. There are also many customisable options to choose from, meaning that customers can rest assured that the bed they pick will suit their needs and lifestyle.
Other benefits of opting for a divan bed include:
1. Better storage option than extra bookshelves and chests of drawers
From pull-out drawer divans to lift-up ottoman beds, divan beds provide homeowners with a wide range of storage options. Even in the smallest of bedrooms, divans can help maximise space and minimise clutter without the need for new bookshelves and chests of drawers. Pull out drawers are great for children’s bedrooms or for people with a lot of small items that need a new home. Ottomans, on the other hand, are fantastic for storing items such as duvets and linen. Ensuring that your bedroom is tidy will help you achieve a better night’s sleep and minimise the stresses of everyday life. Who knew that a divan bed could make such an impact and feature so many style options!
2. Divan beds are more compact than traditional options
Divan beds are very compact, making them much more versatile than many traditional bedding options. Indeed, the fact that divan beds do not require a headboard or a footboard is often very liberating for those hoping to reinvigorate their interiors and move furniture around. This is particularly true for those hoping to get on board with the latest minimalism trends.
3. Divans are customisable
There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing that your bedroom is tailored to your needs and aesthetic preferences. With a divan bed, you can make decisions about the structure of your mattress, the colours of your divan base and whether to include a headboard or not.
4. Divans are very easy to transport and assemble
Thanks to their compact shape and simple design, divan beds are much easier to move than traditional beds. This is great for those who are planning on moving or redecorating. Even if you are not planning on doing either of those things any time soon, knowing that your bed will be easily transportable in the future can be very reassuring for homeowners.
Give us a call today
Our divan beds are all lovingly handmade in the UK. We also offer free 24-hour delivery, providing you with flexible and convenient options when purchasing your next bed. If you’d like more information on our bed or service options, please get in touch today. One of our friendly team will be more than happy to talk to you.
Alternatively, why not take the time to browse our range of beautiful divan beds and packages? We pride ourselves on offering options for everyone, catering for a range of budgets and personal style preferences.