Affordable Sleep Comfort from Divan Beds
The history of the divan bed is closely intertwined with the development of the mattress. Mattresses go way back in time to the comfort (or discomfort) of sleeping on leaves, straw, or feathers. And then we "hit the sack" on a mattress created from a coarse material stuffed with hay. This worked beautifully until our more health-conscious ancestors realised that bedding should be raised above the ground. The etymology of the Arabic word, divan, or diwan, took quite a long-winded route, to finally be understood as, "couch". From there we arrived at the definition of our "off the floor" divan bed.
What is a divan bed?
The solid base of a divan bed is really what defines it. It is a box that supports a mattress, and raises it off the floor. Commonly known as box springs because the base is slatted with metal springs, divans now also come with solid wood slats for those who prefer firmer support for their mattresses. Typically, the divan bed and the mattress are upholstered in the same material.
Why are divan beds with mattresses so popular?
The mattress fits! Older box springs came with the base and mattress dimensions created equal, providing a comfortable height for exiting your bed in the morning. Nowadays, there can be some variation in height, giving you a strong base to support a mattress with a lower height. With the addition of a mattress topper that matches the design of your divan, ultimate sleep comfort in a becoming style is an affordable option.
One double divan bed or two single divan beds?
Many couples wonder whether to purchase two single divan beds or one double divan bed. We know that reading in bed without a headboard does not work. And, divan beds with mattresses and headboards bring you the ultimate in sleep comfort. So, how about trying two solid box springs placed together with a single headboard? This popular option gives you a double divan bed, with a mattress and two separate storage areas!
And about that storage space…
Divan beds with storage space
Divan beds with storage included inside the base, provide invisible hiding places. The box looks the same with or without storage. Where else can you hide those toys with lots of tiny pieces that your toddler is not ready to tackle yet? Or the books that you will read one day?