What is an Ottoman Bed?
An ottoman bed is a form of storage bed featuring large underbed compartments. Ottomans operate with integrated gas-lift hydraulics, which raises the base of the bed to reveal plentiful and deep storage below the surface of the bed itself. They are designed to open either at the foot of the bed or from one of the sides.
Ottomans are a highly popular bed base due to their sizable underbed storage This space-saving feature makes managing clutter easier than before, offering the perfect place to stow away linen and bedding as well as manage the everyday clutter of a bedroom. These beds are particularly useful in children’s rooms or spaces such as studio apartments with minimal furniture.
Take a look at our ottoman bed guide for more information.
What is the Difference Between an Ottoman and Divan Bed?
While divans and ottoman beds are both practical and space-saving, they differ by the storage solutions they offer. Divans typically feature 2-4 drawers within the bed base, whereas ottomans have a lift-up lid that allows you to use the whole base for storage. This comes with a few advantages:
- Easy to open: Due to not having to bend down to open drawers, ottomans are popular bed bases for the elderly or people who may suffer from back pain as they are easy to open.
- Maximum storage: As ottomans use the whole space available within the bed frame, they offer the most storage out of any bed base, perfect for smaller spaces.
- Easy to access: While divans open with drawers on the sides of the frame, ottomans feature a lift-up lid that can be accessed either from the side of the bed or the foot of the bed. This is ideal if you have a tight space.
What Sizes of Ottoman Bed Frame are Available?
Ottoman beds are available in sizes ranging from small single to super king. This allows their space-saving functionality to be fully utilised in all bedrooms in your home, from children’s rooms to master suites.
Single Ottoman Beds
Ideal for children’s bedrooms or guest rooms, a single ottoman is the smallest ottoman base available, measuring 90 x 190cm. Although this takes up the least room, a single ottoman offers plenty of storage to hide away extra bedding.
Small Double Ottomans
This size is perfect for studio apartments or couples with small bedrooms. A small double bed is only 120 x 190 cm so is ideal for storage while being able to fit into smaller places.
A double ottoman base measures 135 x 190 cm and is suited to couples wanting to maximise their storage solutions, without taking up too much room.
A king size is 150 x 200cm, ideal for offering both luxury and comfort, as well as plenty of space to store any items. Depending on the space you have available, it may be worth considering a bigger base such as this.
Super King Size
If space-saving is your main priority, you may not consider a super king bed, which measures 180 x 200 cm. However as the bed base is so big, it offers the most storage out of any other size, so you’re guaranteed to store away any clutter without needing other furniture.
Related – The Mattress Size Guide
Ottoman Bed Frame Materials
Our ottoman bed frames are available in sleek and stylish fabric upholstery, adding a splash of texture and a minimalist style. Available in woven fabrics, there’s a choice of colour for most ottomans, allowing them to seamlessly fit in alongside existing colour schemes and décor.
Do Ottoman Beds Sag?
Ottoman beds typically feature a sturdy base with reinforced materials or slats of wood to ensure you can avoid your bed sagging and causing discomfort. To ensure your ottoman stands the test of time, take care of your mattress to avoid any lumps and bumps.
Read More: 8 Tips for Expanding the Lifespan of Your Mattress
Are Ottoman Bed and Mattress Sets Available?
If you’re unsure which mattress to buy with your ottoman bed base, consider choosing a set which offers both items together at a lower price. Our ottoman and mattress sets make choosing your new bed easier than ever. In a few clicks, you can pair your chosen ottoman bed frame with a high-quality mattress.
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