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  • How To Choose an Ottoman Bed, Our 101 Guide

    September 25, 2022

    Choose an Ottoman Bed

    How To Choose an Ottoman Bed

    So, you’ve made your mind up and decided to bite the bullet and get yourself a brand spanking new ottoman bed.  However, with such a colossal choice how do you choose an ottoman bed that is suitable for you? Well, here at Beds on Legs we’re not afraid to admit that we have a mild obsession with these storage beds Consequently we know a thing a two about them. Therefore, we’ve compiled this handy guide to help you to choose an ottoman bed that will fit your needs perfectly. To view our full range just click here

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    Should You Choose a Bedstead Ottoman or a Divan Ottoman Bed?

    Firstly, let’s outline the differences between the two beds. A bedstead is basically a bed frame which has legs. A divan bed is boxed bed that has either gliders or castors, ours generally come on castors. So now we’ve got that straight, what are the advantages and disadvantages to both styles of bed?

    As a bedstead ottoman bed is built on legs, some people simply prefer the look. Furthermore, as it is raised off the ground it can help to create the illusion of more space in the bedroom. All our bedstead ottoman beds come flat packed, which can be advantage if you’ve got a difficult space to navigate, such as a loft bedroom.  However, bedstead ottomans do take up more space than their divan counterparts. This is because, as with all framed beds, the mattress sits inside the bed. What’s more, our bedstead ottoman beds tend not to offer as much storage capacity as a divan ottoman bed.

    Choose an Ottoman Bed

    Our range of divan ottoman beds are perfect for those looking to get the most out of their storage. Because a divan base goes almost to the floor, every square inch of space beneath the bed gets utilised. What’s more because the mattress sits on top of the base, a divan ottoman bed takes up the least amount of floor space possible.  This can be a key consideration if you’re short on space.

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    Side Lift or End Lift?

    When looking to choose an Ottoman bed you will need to decide whether you want an end or side lift Ottoman bed. Which opening system you decide on will greatly depend on how much space you have in your bedroom. If space is at a premium or your bed is going to be snug against a wall, then a side lift is probably the best option. The good news is that you still get a humongous amount of storage regardless of which option you chose.

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    What Style Ottoman Bed Should You Choose?

    This one really is down to you. However, we’ve got such a wide range of styles to choose from that we’re confident there will be one that’s suitable for you. As regards materials our two main choices are fabric or wooden. Currently fabric ottoman beds are firm favourites. This is largely due to massive range of colours and fabrics that they come in. Some people are concerned that a fabric ottoman bed is a lot of upkeep. However, they only require minimal maintenance and an occasional vacuum and wipe down is ample.

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    Takeaway

    When looking to choose an ottoman bed you will find that the choice is almost endless. However, we hope that this handy guide has helped to make the process a little bit easier. If you still have more questions then we are always more than happy to answer the. You can reach us by email or phone, whichever you prefer. You can see how to contact us here.

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