Comfortable, practical and space saving—there’s much more than just sleeping you can do on a divan! The ‘divan bed’ has come a long way from its middle-eastern origins as a long mattress for council members to sit on when discussing matters of state.
You might well continue to discuss matters of state, albeit in the comfort of your drawing room, and on your own ‘divan’ as well. But what really is a ‘divan bed’?
A divan bed is a simple combination of a wooden base and a mattress. More like a bed with its own matching mattress; a divan bed offers you the ease of getting both together, instead of having to measure each and shop for the two separately. What’s interesting about a divan bed is that it comes with castors (wheels) that make it incredibly easy to move around. Some divan beds do come with storage facilities attached, usually drawers that open up underneath where you can store everything from books to old toys you don’t want guests to see. A divan bed usually comes with a headboard that offers good support, especially when you want to just sit back and read or surf online.
Is a ‘divan bed’ the right choice for you?
Divan beds have some really great benefits, and there’s a good reason you should consider them when you’re thinking of buying a bed.
The King Koil Extended Life Divan Bed, for instance, is a great option for those looking for support, comfort and prolonged lifespan of the mattress. It has 1800 pocket springs that provide contouring comfort and firm tension for that much-needed shut-eye after a long day.
Divan beds are no more the old-fashioned eyesores: There was a time when divan beds were ridiculed for not being easy to look at, bulky and cumbersome to move around. Not anymore! They now come in an assortment of styles; upholstered in different fabrics with elegant side stitching and fashionable headboards to suit the décor of your room. Their versatility and aesthetics make divan beds perfect for people who have an eye for tasteful interiors.
The Dura Beds Heritage Natural 3500 Gold Platform Top Divan Bed is perfect if you’re looking for a functional divan bed that looks alluring and makes a classy option for any room.
Are divan beds expensive? The general consensus is that divan beds come with the frame and the mattress together and are thus expensive. Not true. The convenience and ease of buying of a divan bed overrule whatever the price may be any day. Buying a bed frame and finding that perfect mattress can be a tough task, not to forget how expensive buying each separately can get, with the added fun of tightening bed frame bolts to keep them firm and non-squeaky. The buck officially stops here.
It’s important, especially when you spend 8-10 hours of your day in bed, that you choose something that ticks all the right boxes. Divan beds do that and so much more. If you are shopping for a new bed, make sure you check out our divan bed collection.