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Which is the best divan bed?

Did you know, the divan is the most popular type of bed amongst Brits? It’s easy to understand why. Not only do they have a compact space-saving design, they can also look incredibly modern and come with a diverse range...

divan bed bases at Dreamers Bed Centre

Did you know, the divan is the most popular type of bed amongst Brits? It’s easy to understand why. Not only do they have a compact space-saving design, they can also look incredibly modern and come with a diverse range of style and storage options. The question is, with so many available to buy – both online and in-store – how do you know which is the best divan bed for you?


It depends on your circumstances

There isn’t one divan bed that is ‘best’ for everyone. It’s an individual thing, dictated by your personal requirements and preferences. What is the perfect purchase for one customer, could be completely unsuitable for another – which is why, when it comes to making this decision, it’s important to do your research and consider the following factors very carefully.


1. Type

There are two main types of divan bed base to choose from:

Platform top – these are the most common. Essentially, they’re constructed from a sturdy wooden frame and have a hardwood top panel, covered with a layer of soft padding.

Sprung top – these are also made from a wooden frame, but have an additional layer of springs.

First things first, you need to decide which is the right type for you. Whilst a platform top will create a firmer feel, a sprung divan will be much gentler and more flexible. They also differ in terms of price. Sprung top divans tend to be a little more expensive. However, as the springs act as a shock absorber, they often prolong the lifespan of your mattress and offer fantastic value for money.


2. Size

Divan bed bases come in the full spectrum of standard sizes, from a 3’0” single to a 6’0” super king. Here at Dreamers Bed Centre, we also stock a king and super king ‘zip and link’ divan – enabling you to choose two separate mattresses (of different styles and tensions) and connect them together.

It’s important to think carefully about which size you require. Will you be sleeping alone or with a partner? How tall are you? How much space do you have available in your bedroom? These are all questions to consider, that will help to determine the best divan bed for your needs.


Example of zip and link divan bed


3. Mattress type

Similarly, you also need to figure out the ideal mattress style and tension. There’s a diverse range of options to choose from. For example, here at Dreamers, we currently stock divan beds with a pocket sprung, natural fibre, foam, memory foam, latex, or gel-infused mattress. These come in the full spectrum of comfort ratings, from soft to extra firm, with something to suit all preferences.

The best mattress type for you will depend on several factors, including:

  • – your height and weight
  • – your preferred sleeping position
  • – how often you plan to use the bed
  • – whether you sleep alone or as a couple
  • – any special requirements (e.g. lower back pain, allergies etc.)

Again, you need to take your time and ensure you’re making the right decision. For further information and guidance, it’s also worth checking out our recent blog ‘which mattresses are best?’.


Example of a pink double divan


4. Colour

Once you’ve settled on the ideal type, size and mattress, the next step is to choose a style. Divan bed bases come in a range of popular colours. For example, our collection currently features everything from modern shades of grey, beige and black to bright hues of blue, red and pink. We also have a variety of luxurious fabrics, including cashmere, silk, cotton and velvet, to name just a few.

Perhaps you have a favourite colour? Or a particular colour scheme in mind? With so many options available, it’s possible to select a divan that suits your individual tastes and add a personal touch to your bedroom.


5. Storage

Despite their compact design, divan beds are renowned for providing ample storage space. Again, there are multiple options to choose from, including:

  • – 2-4 roll-out drawers
  • – an under-mattress ottoman
  • – a ‘hideaway’ (i.e. a hollow space hidden by a fabric valance)

The best storage facility for you will depend on what you wish to store. If you just need to put away a few bits and bobs, drawers are likely to be enough. However, if your bedroom has limited space, an ottoman or hideaway could be the best option – providing the perfect place to store bedding, towels and more.


divan bed base with storage


Choose the best divan bed at Dreamers

When it comes to choosing the ‘best’ divan bed, there’s no hard and fast rule. It just depends on you, your personal needs and your desires. That’s why – here at Dreamers Bed Centre – we strive to cater for everyone and stock a comprehensive range of divan bed bases at all times.

Why not take a look at our online collection today? If you have any questions about the options available, please feel free to get in touch. Our team are always happy to help and can offer tailored advice on the best divan bed for you and your partner. Simply give us a call on 01942 275 464 or send an email to and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.



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