All the divan beds listed in these sections come complete with a mattress. The vast majority of the Beds Direct divan range is available with or without storage underneath. We offer a variety of different storage solutions such as sliding doors, traditional pull-out drawers and lift-up ottoman bases.
Every divan bed marked as "in stock" is available for next day delivery including Saturday and Sunday delivery to a huge area.
According to wikipedia, the definition of a divan goes something like this: A divan (Turkish divan, originally from Persian devan is a piece of couch-like sitting furniture; or in the UK, a box-spring based bed.
Primarily, in the Middle East (especially the Ottoman Empire), a divan was a long seat formed of a mattress laid against the side of the room, upon the floor, or upon a raised structure or frame, with cushions to lean against.
Divans received this name because they were generally found along the walls in Middle Eastern council chambers of a bureau called divan or diwan (from Persian, meaning a government council or office, from the bundles of papers they processed, and next their council chambers). Divans are a common feature of the liwan, a long vaulted narrow room in Levantine homes. The sofa/couch sense was taken into English in 1702.
The divan in this sense has been commonly known in Europe since about the middle of the 18th century. It was fashionable, roughly from 1820 to 1850, wherever the romantic movement in literature penetrated. All the boudoirs of that generation were garnished with divans. They even spread to coffee-houses, which were sometimes known as divans or Turkish divans, and a cigar divan remains a familiar expression.
A common colloquialism in the states of Oklahoma and Kansas is to refer to any form of couch or loveseat as a "Divan".
The word divan has become standard for all box type bed bases sold in the UK and we are no different. We keep a wide variety of divan bed in stock for next day delivery 7 days week. Some are platform top bases, otherwise known as hard top bases. This means the surface of the base that the mattress sits on is not sprung in any way. This hard top type of bed base tends to suit memory foam mattresses or where the customer prefers an firmer less forgiving feeling to the mattress. Other types of bed bases are known as sprung edge, this is a slightly misleading term as the vast majority of sprung edge bases are actually sprung across the entire surface of the base not just the edge. Sprung edge divan beds are popular choices with higher end beds and pocket sprung beds, the sprung base works in unison with the springs in the mattress giving you a softer deeper feeling to the mattress. If a very firm mattress is put onto a sprung edge divan base then you get a slightly deeper and softer feel without losing any support. Sprung edge divan bases can help prolong the life of your mattress.
Our divan beds come with or without storage in the bed base. We offer a choice of storage drawers and a new range of sliding door bases which allow for larger items of bedding etc to be stored under the bed. We also offer a huge range of ottoman style divan beds which offer the most storage space of all.
All the divan beds in the Beds Direct range are constructed with pine frames inside. The fabric upholstery on the outside can vary from a basic but hard wearing synthetic fabric right through to top quality damask fabrics. Most of our divan beds come with deluxe twin wheel castors, these castors offer a smoother movement and protect your carpet as the "footprint" is larger. For a small fee we can upgrade any divan bed with chromed effect glider feet, these are attractive alternative to wheels and offer the best carpet protection and are also more suitable for wooden flooring vs carpet.
Remember, every divan bed we stock is available for genuine next day delivery even on a Saturday or Sunday. Just check our delivery area map for details or give us a call. Our lines are open 7 days a week also - 01249 470099