The secret to a great night's sleep

What is a divan bed?

What is a divan bed? - model on a divan bed

A bedroom is more than just a place to sleep. It's a place to work, watch films, read books, listen to music and un-wind.

That's why it's important to create a fresh and energising place to start the day, as well finish it.

In this short guide we'll explain how divan beds in particular can help create a fresh and revitalising bedroom that'll enhance day-to-day living.

What is a divan bed?

Let's get back to basics. What exactly is a divan bed?

A divan bed is basically the deep wooden base on which the mattress sits. They can often be bought with both a mattress and headboard included to give you a complete set.

They're 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.

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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Personalising your divan bed

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

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 books and techy items, to full ottomans that are big enough to store bulky bedding until you need it.

The finishing touches

They say the devil is in the details 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 slimmer version in 'Beech'.

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

Build your bed

Have a whirl on our interactive bed selector that'll help you discover your perfect divan bed step-by-step, from headboard style to the fabric finish.

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At Silentnight, we know the secret to a great night’s sleep

You have the total reassurance of knowing you are choosing a quality product from the UK’s biggest bed manufacturer with 70 years of bed making heritage