If you’re toying with the idea of purchasing a storage bed, then this storage bed buying guide is just what you need. After all, buying a bed is big ticket purchase and should last you for many years. Without a doubt storage beds have gained popularity over the last few years. Indeed, people want their beds to be multi-functional and it makes sense to utilise the available space under the bed. There are two main types of storage beds, divan beds with drawers and Ottoman beds. In our storage bed buying guide we will explore the benefits of both. You can view all our storage beds here.
Divan beds with drawers are in essence a boxed bed base with the choice of either 2 or 4 drawers. There are also some divan beds that come with end drawers. Indeed, divan beds used to have a reputation as being on the dull side. Frilly valances spring to mind! However, manufacturers have recognised that people want both practicality and good looks from their beds. Here are the pros and cons of divan beds with drawers.
More Squirrelling space. It goes without saying that the main advantage of divan beds with drawers is the increased storage space you get.
Can help to keep your bedroom a clutter free zone.
You can decide on how much extra storage space you require when purchasing a divan bed with drawers. For example, if you only need a small amount of storage then you can purchase a bed with just two drawers.
Divan beds with drawers are a more economical option than Ottoman beds.
If you want to access your storage daily, then drawers are probably the most practical option as you don’t need to disturb the bed or even your bed partner!
Modern day divan beds are designed to be seen and are aesthetically pleasing.
Huge choice of designs, fabrics and colours.
Divan beds with drawers don’t utilise all the space under the bed. Therefore they are limited on how much storage they have to offer.
Divan beds come in two prebuilt halves and access can sometimes prove difficult.
Some people don’t like the fact that they can be difficult to move making them difficult to hoover beneath.
If you want to maximise on storage, then Ottoman beds are the daddies of storage beds. Indeed, these storage beds make use of the entire space under the bed and therefore not a single inch goes to waste. Ottoman beds work with the assistance of gas lift pistons which help you to lift up the complete top of the bed to reveal the storage beneath. Here are the pros and cons of Ottoman beds.
Ottoman beds provide the maximum amount of storage by using the entire space beneath the bed.
Ideal for storing larger items such as suitcases.
Easy to access as all our Ottoman beds feature gas lift pistons
A huge selection of stunning design for all tastes.
Ideal for keeping your bedroom an organised and relaxing space
Fantastic choice of colours and fabrics
A choice of either a bedstead Ottoman or a divan style Ottoman. Therefore if access is difficult then it is likely that a bedstead Ottoman will still fit.
More expensive than divan beds with drawers
Not ideal if you want to store everyday items as you need the bed to be empty to access the storage.