Divan Beds – What Are They

matrimonial-bed-150289_640Divan beds were made from lots of feathers, straw and animal skins back many year ago – development has meant the contemporary bedroom furniture’s quite different, with beds including berths to four posters and even divans. Yet many people ask ‘what’re divan beds’ and what makes them so different to a standard bed?

What’re Divan Beds?

A divan bed consists of two different parts; the foundation and the mattress. The divan base consists of a sturdy wooden framework which looks like a deep hollow carton. This foundation can include springs or have a hard flat top and is covered with material that’s typically either cotton or damask and fits the mattress cover.

The space inside this foundation is what makes a divan bed so invaluable. As the foundation is essentially only a big wooden framework, it continues to be especially adapted so that it can include up to four drawers or compartments along the sides. The end of the bed also can include either a drawer or slide compartment. Occasionally the top of the foundation can be lifted up in order for the interior to be used for storage.

The divans foundation generally comes in two or more individual pieces, with the exception of the single and clips together to form a sturdy foundation. This makes them excellent for houses with narrow halls and entries, as many houses don’t have big enough front doors to take a full bed frame. But with a divan bed the various parts can be taken into the house one by one and then gathered in the bedroom.

The divan base either has casters attached for ease of moving the bed near, or wooden legs which attach to the foundation underside lifting it from your floor as in a more conventional style bed. When the mattress is put on top of the bed base the divan bed is then complete. The divan bed shop is an amazing place to purchase all of your beds and bed related products.