Bed buying guide

The bed is the centerpiece of the bedroom. Whether you’re looking for a divan with handy storage options or a stylish bed frame to bring your bedroom to life, this guide will help you find the perfect one for you.

Geltex divan bed in slate grey with Bloomsbury headboard
  • Headboard

    Choose from a variety of styles and designs

  • Fabric

    Browse the latest colour trends to match your room

  • Storage

    De-clutter and revitalise your bedroom with a selection of storage options

  • Base & feet

    Optimise your divan bed’s height with a choice of base and feet options

How to choose the perfect divan

There are a number of ways you can add a personal touch to your new divan bed when ordering, through a choice of leg styles, storage options and our selection of beautiful fabrics.

Single - 90cm x 190cm
Double - 135cm x 190cm
King - 150cm x 200cm
Super king - 180cm x 200cm
Super king

How do I choose the right size?
Platform with sliver glides Measures 30cm tall (including feet)
Slimline base with beech legs Measures 21cm tall (including feet)
Slimline base with lime oak legs Measures 18cm tall (including feet)

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No drawers
2 drawers
4 drawers
2 drawers and 2 mini drawers
Half ottoman
Half ottoman & 2 drawers
Half ottoman & 2 mini drawers
Full ottoman

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Slate grey

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Finding the perfect bed frame

Whether you’re looking for vintage chic or modern and minimalist, we offer an array of different styles and designs, so you can find your perfect bed frame.

Before you get started, here are some handy pointers for finding a bed frame to suit your bedroom.

Size up

When it comes to bed frames, bigger is better. But make sure to check how much space you have available in your bedroom, especially door openings and furniture which might limit the size or style of bed frame you go for.

Find your style

If your room draws in lots of sunlight, natural wood bed frames flourish under the rays, while bold colours work wonders if you have lots of space to play with.

Solid or sprung?

Choose between a solid or sprung slatted base. Solid slatted bases tend to be firmer, while sprung slatted bases are more responsive.

Quality design

You spend a lot of time in bed, so finding a bed frame that’s sturdy and supportive is important to its longevity. Steer clear of cheap options that’ll probably fall-short in both style and function.

Choose your style

Now you’re an expert, it’s time to choose your style.
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Children’s divans

Let’s face it—kids can be a messy bunch. That’s why we offer clever storage options to keep clutter at bay and bedroom’s tidy.

Maxi Store

The Maxi Store divan is designed to maximise storage space beneath your child’s bed. Through simple press stud fixings, the entire side of the divan base can be opened to offer unhindered access to the entire space underneath.

This gives you:

  • 5-times the space of a standard 2-drawer divan
  • Enough space for 126,000 building blocks, 233 shoe boxes or 269 jigsaws
  • 33% more space than an Ottoman base
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Single divan with 2 drawers

If you just want a little extra room for bits and bobs, our single divan with 2 drawers will give you just that—handy for electrical items and bedding.

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Delivering your divan

Our two-man delivery service makes life that little easier. Here’s what to expect when you order your new mattress.

How long does it take to deliver a divan?

All divans are made to order, so delivery time can take up to 14 days after you’ve placed your order.

What time do you deliver?

The majority of our divans are delivered between Tuesday and Saturday, 7am and 8pm.

What to expect before and during delivery

We provide a free professional 2-man delivery service that will deliver your divan to a room of your choice.

Here’s what to expect

  • We’ll drop you a text or email to confirm your 4-hour delivery window the night before we deliver your divan
  • On the day, our delivery team will call to let you known when they’re an hour away
  • When they arrive they’ll take your new divan to a room of your choice and remove any packaging

Try and test

Find your nearest Silentnight retailer, get expert advice and give our mattresses a whirl.

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FREE UK delivery available

FREE UK delivery on orders over £49

Mattresses and divans delivery service

  • FREE UK delivery to a room of your choice
  • Professional 2-man delivery service

When do we deliver?

We deliver most items between Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm.

How much is delivery for orders under £49?

Orders of or under £49 will come with a £2.50 delivery charge.

Find out more about our delivery service here

60 night comfort exchange

Our comfort exchange gives you 60 nights to get really comfortable before making a decision. If you're still not loving your new mattress within 60 nights from delivery, you can exchange it for another mattress. It's as simple as that.

Here's how it works:

  1. Pick your new mattress on the official Silentnight website
  2. Sleep on it for at least 28 nights as it can take a little time to adjust to a new mattress
  3. If you're not happy after the initial 28 nights you can exchange it for a new mattress, as long as you claim within 60 nights of delivery

Read more about the 60 night comfort exchange

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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