Divan beds are a mainstay of many a bedroom across the UK, be they a single divan bed or a king-sized divan bed. Being small in size and not very noticeable, a single divan bed is not the most glamorous of sleeping equipment- if you are looking for an imposing centrepiece to a bedroom, then the chances are that a single divan is not for you. You would be better off with something more imposing.
However, choosing a single bed has many advantages for most re-furnishing projects. The first main benefit to the single divan bed is the storage space available underneath: often, a divan bed base will have drawers underneath the main sleeping surface in which you can store spare bed linen, towels, or anything you like.
Cost is another obvious win with the single divan bed- if you are furnishing a spare bedroom and need a bed that will look reasonable, last well, and offer under-bed storage without costing the earth, then the chances are that the single divan bed is for you. A single bed is perfect for small rooms and kid’s bedrooms, with the storage beneath the bed surface available for toys.
Room for a King?
The same is also valid with king-size divan beds: these will never be as eye-catching and glamorous as a sleigh bed or a canopy bed, but king-size divan beds are a well-priced option that offers comfort practicality, storage space, and longevity. This means that large divan beds remain a popular choice for many bedroom furnishing projects.
If you have a large enough spare room, buying a king-size divan is suitable. Again, there is the additional under-bed storage they offer in a spare room, which often means you won’t have to buy additional furniture such as chests of drawers. They are always popular due to their practicality, comfort, and low price. Whether for a master bedroom, or a spare room, a king-size divan will not look out of place.
In terms of structure, both the single divan bed and king-size divan beds are built in a similar way: they are constructed around a robust wooden frame over which cloth has been stretched. Some divan beds also include springs for extra comfort, while drawers have also been added to the base of most divan beds to provide that all-important storage space.
You can buy both the single divan bed and other types of divan beds in a range of heights to accommodate the height of modern mattresses. Often the divan bed will be mounted on castor wheels to make it easy to move around as need dictates. Other divan beds are mounted on metal frames for extra height, while divan beds are placed simply on the floor in other homes.
Crucially for many purchasers of divan beds, most divans are sold without a headboard but with the facility to have headboards added to them. This system gives the bed purchaser the flexibility to choose from a wide range of potential headboards according to the bedroom’s color scheme, their budget, and individual taste.