Divan Beds vs. Regular Beds
What is a divan bed?
The history of the divan dates back to the 18th century during the Ottoman Empire. Now they can be found in nearly every household. The bed is made up of two main part; a wooden base and a fitted mattress placed on top. The difference between this and a regular bed is in the frame. Regular beds have clearly identifiable frames that hold the mattress far above the ground. Divan beds simply look like mattresses places on top of a same size base.
Another identifiable difference is in use of the beds. Though the divan has completed its transformation from the 18th and 19th century parlour couch to bed, it can still be used in its former capacity. While purchasing divan beds most people also buy a headboard that's easily attached to one end of the divan. However the alternate use would be to have a frame attached to three sides of the bed, thus making a couch during the day and a bed at night.
Why should you buy a divan bed?
Aside from the fact that divans are cheap beds, there are a number of reasons why purchasing a divan would be more advantageous than buying a regular frame bed.
Size optimization - The bedroom is one of the areas in the house that never seems to have enough space. When houses are built architects usually make certain assumptions about room use that lead to some rooms being bigger or smaller than others. This is especially so with bedrooms.
So what do you do when you are left with a small 'child-sized' room but have no children? Simple buy a divan bed to optimize on the size. Divans come in small, two sizes of double beds and two sizes of king sized beds.
Storage space - With a regular bed the only storage option you'd have is probably to shove things in a box and push it under the bed. Divan beds however make things a lot easier since they come with more efficient storage space.
When purchasing a divan you can opt to have a base with four pull-out drawers or slide drawers along the sides, continental drawers or an end pull-out or slide drawer. This option certainly makes storing items more effective and neat.
Style flexibility - If you're the type of person that likes to match styles by room then the divan is the perfect way to do so. You can opt to buy different colored valances to cover the wooden frame base of the divan. This ensures that it will always match whatever color or design scheme you are working with.Use flexibility - This advantage is mostly for king size and super king size divans. This size divan beds consist of two 3ft single beds connected together to form a base. If you ever need to double the number of beds you have then you can simply separate the two and fit them with mattresses. Alternatively if you could use the separates halves as contemporary couches and simply throw cushions on top of them to complete the look.
Now that you know the advantages associated with divan beds hopefully your purchase decision will be a lot easier. Though different in build and usability divan beds offer the same comfort if not more that regular beds have.
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