We all crave a good night’s sleep, but it can prove to be more elusive these days, given our busy and stressful lifestyles. One of the comfiest beds, out there, I find, is the divan bed. Divan, by definition, is a piece of couch-like sitting furniture. They very likely originated in the Middle East, where great seats, made of mattresses were often laid against the side of the room, either on the floor or upon a raised structure.
It is thought that the bed cum couch hybrid became common in Europe during the middle of the 18th century, particularly in boudoirs and coffee-houses, as well as stately homes, where these ‘armless couches,’ functioned as a seat by day and a bed by night. With time, the bed has undergone design transformations, although its function remained mainly the same.
These beds used to be more common in hotel rooms, but because they are sturdy, provide superior comfort and offers restful sleep, more and more homeowners are choosing to employ them in their bedrooms. Most divan beds are made with thick layers of memory foam, which responds to the contours of your body, like these bargain beds available here. This unique system provides your body with support where it needs it most.
Other than the comfort factor, some modern divan beds also incorporate storage space within them, which makes them very useful and practical. The extra room can be used to store everything from bed sheets to toys, and clothes to blankets in an orderly manner, so three cheers for clutter control!
Like other types of beds, divan beds come in a range of shapes and sizes to suit your every need. They come primarily in single, double, queen and king sizes, so pick one that will fit your bedroom and your lifestyle! Some manufacturers even supply electronically-controlled orthopaedic and adjustable divan beds, which are easy to use and easy on the back.
In case you’re worried that divan beds can be heavy and cumbersome to have in your home, please don’t worry, because you can look for those that come with casters. This allows you to move these beds around with little fuss. While all these beds come beautifully finished with upholstered bases, top end divan beds often feature added touches of luxury, such as hypoallergenic fillings, damask covers, and temperature control properties. Of course, most of these beds also come with protective mattress covers, which can be easily removed, and machine washed.
So, if you’re thinking of splurging on a new bed, consider a divan bed. It looks good, feels great and is more versatile, practical and convenient than you might believe! Get a divan bed before you go to sleep tonight for better dreams!