Divan Beds Buying Guide

Your bedroom. More than a place to sleep

We work, watch films, read books, listen to music and unwind in our bedrooms. That’s why it’s important to create a fresh and energising place to start the day, as well finish it. This guide will explain how divan beds can help create a fresh and revitalising bedroom by using style and space wisely.

How a divan bed will transform your bedroom

Divans are the most popular type of bed base in Britain, and for good reason. Most come with additional storage options of your liking and they’re easy to transport as they ‘split’ into two pieces, allowing for easy navigation of narrow staircases.

Plus, they’re great at saving space. They’ll be no wider than your mattress and they all come with additional storage options that lets you make the most of the space available underneath your bed.

There are 2 main types of divan bases:

  • Sprung top. These come with an extra layer of springs to offer a softer feel under your mattress.
  • Platform. Platform bases are firmer in feel with less padding, so it’s advised you buy one with a mattress included

At Silentnight all of our divan bed bases are platform and come with a mattress included to maximise comfort.

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Choose your colour

Choose your colour

There are a number of ways you can add a personal touch to your new divan bed.

Firstly, most come with a selection of beautiful fabric choices. At Silentnight, we have up to 12 modern and traditional fabric choices to choose from, so you can find the perfect match for your bedroom.

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Add additional storage

Add additional storage

Divans come with a lot of room underneath, so you might as well maximise the amount of space available.

Silentnight offer a host of handy storage options, from single drawer solutions for bits and bobs like tablets and gadgets, to full ottomans that are big enough to store bulky bedding until you need it.

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The finishing touches

The finishing touches

They say the devil is in the detail, so it would be a sin to forget those little touches that make a big difference.

At Silentnight, you’re able to choose the style of leg you prefer. We offer a wider option in ‘Lime Oak’, or a more traditional, slimmer leg in ‘Beech’.

You can also choose what type of base you have, from a deeper base that touches the floor, to a shorter, slimline-style of base. Keep in mind, the slimline base comes with fewer storage options.

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Free UK Delivery

Our standard 2 Man Delivery Service (Mattresses & Divans)

  • Free UK delivery* to your room of choice throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
  • We provide a free professional two man delivery service that will deliver your purchases to your room of choice.
  • This service includes the set up of your bed or mattress in your chosen room, plus the removal and takeaway of the packaging.
  • We deliver most items Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm.
  • On average products are delivered within 7 - 14 days.
  • *Some restrictions apply, please visit our delivery information for more detail.

Next Day Delivery Service (Mattresses/Bedframes)

  • Free Next Day Delivery, via a courier, to the door only.
  • A card will be left, with a contact number to call for re-delivery, if there is no one in.
  • Delivery will be between 8am - 7pm - Monday to Friday for Mattress-Now products
  • If ordered with another item, the Next Day Delivery will be delivered first, usual delivery terms apply for additional items (this may incur 2 deliveries)

60 night comfort trial

We're so confident that our beds and mattresses will provide you with a great night's sleep that we offer the security of the very best in terms of comfort guarantee.

  • At Silentnight we want to be sure that you are satisfied with the comfort of your new bed or mattress which is why we offer a total peace of mind 60 night comfort guarantee. If for any reason you are not totally satisfied we will exchange your purchased bed or mattress for an alternative Silentnight bed or mattress of your choice.
  • We do however ask that you try your new bed for at least four weeks for your body to adjust to your new bed or mattress.
  • For full terms and conditions, please click here for further details.

Total Quality Assurance

Before it gets to you your bed has been through a lot

  • All our mattresses, upholstered bases and headboards are made in the UK
  • All of our product meet European standards and exceed British standards
  • All our Upholstered beds and mattresses ordered through Shop.Silentnight are made to order
  • This means they are not stored for prolonged periods of time and are shipped to you direct from our factory.


  • Accredited onsite laboratory to bring the best products to you
  • Every Silentnight mattress type is tested to ensure it exceeds all British standards
  • Silentnight products are fully certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) FSC-C104461
  • We are full members of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Program.
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