When you say bed to someone, they usually think box-spring mattresses and bedsteads. Bedsteads aren’t the only option for a bed, and often aren’t even the best choice. Divan beds are upholstered all the way around, and can be much more stylish and practical than other bedframes.
Wiki answers mentions there are two broad types of base for divan beds. Platform top divan bases have a flat surface extending the entire length and width of the base, providing firmer support than a typical bedstead. Padding is also available if you want a softer bed. Sprung edge bed bases have a layer of springs along the top surface, adding additional support and comfort.
Here are some of the advantages afforded by divan beds (source):
1. Greater Comfort – All divan beds distribute your weight evenly across the base of the bed. Sprung edge divan beds also feature a built in layer of springs, which serves to augment your mattress’ softness. This can do wonders for your comfort level, and for your quality of sleep.
2. Space Above and Below – Most divan beds feature drawers integrated into the base, giving you additional storage space. Because the drawers are enclosed, dust and unruly pets can’t get in, protecting your possessions. Also, while bed frames usually take up space beyond the dimensions of the mattress itself, divan beds are only as long and wide as the mattress itself. This gives you more room around the bed, making divan beds an especially good option for compact or crowded bedrooms.
3. Flexible Style – While a standard bed frame tends to dominate the style and décor of your bedroom, a divan bed doesn’t significantly affect your bedroom’s style. This frees you to experiment with different décor options whenever you want. Even if you have a headboard in your divan bed, it can be much more easily replaced than a whole bed.
Click to see great examples of divan beds. When you want to combine style and comfort in the bedroom, a divan bed is an ideal choice.
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