Single divan beds are perfect for small rooms or when you are on a budget and cannot afford a larger bed if you live alone and don’t currently need room for a partner. Single divan beds are also a great choice for children and teens or if you are renting out an apartment in your home to a single dweller.
Components of a single divan bed
A single divan bed is composed of two parts, which are the base that provides support for the mattress, and the mattress that supports your body directly during sleep. There is also the optional headboard and most divan beds come with castor wheels to make it easier to move the bed, or short wooden legs, so the base is not in direct contact with the floor.
Types of single divan bed bases
Also, it is worthy to note that there are two different general types of bases available for divan beds, which are either pocket sprung divans or solid base constructions of wood. Some consumers claim pocket sprung divan bases are more comfortable, as they make the mattress seem softer and add extra comfort.
When choosing the base, you want a base that is not flimsy, that offers quality and that will truly support your mattress well. You can choose the colors of the divan base and mattress to compliment the style and colors of your room.
The wooden type of base is called a platform top and often comes with storage for blankets, clothing and other items. This is a nice added benefit of choosing the platform top for the base of the divan bed, as just about everyone could do with extra storage, and this is a great way to get it.
Choosing a mattress for a small divan
Purchase a mattress that has a specialty cut base layer that will provide essential support and that will adapt to your body well to alleviate any discomfort of the back, neck or joints of the body. If you are buying locally, it is best to have permission from a sales person before laying down to try out mattresses for comfort first. If you are purchasing for a child, then perhaps have the child try the mattress.
Note, it is very important to make sure that all mattresses and divan bases comply with the UK fire code safety regulations, as the safety of you and your family is of utmost importance at all times.