DIVAN : A Divan or Divan bed is a couch like furniture which has its origins in the Middle East. The term “Divan” is also derived from the Middle east as these special beds were installed in the bureau of the Emperors of those regions in the 17th century. After the English adopted this furniture in their life style, it gained popularity in the west.
A Divan bed is one of the best designs to buy in the market. And that is because, apart from offering the required level of comfort, it makes your bedroom or living room very presentable. Imagine a Divan bed in your living room covered by a beautiful bed cover with matching pillows and cushions! Yes, It’s a divine attraction, functional & fashionable! Generally Divans come in single sized, double sized & king – sized giving the buyer options to choose from, suiting their needs and comfort. The Divans are available in a variety of styles and finishes. Divans are usually made of wood of various types like Oak, Pine, Cherry, Mahogany, Teak, Timber, Plywood, etc. And based on the type of wood, they are treated with like oiling, waxing, painting, polishing, etc. These beds are available with separate mattresses. The mattresses are either foam filled or padded which adds to the bed’s level of comfort. The mattresses can be open spring type, pocket spring type, latex, visco-elastic etc. The Divan beds either have springs which allow the mattress to adapt to the body’s contours or a solid top which helps in providing firmer support. The divan bed may be the best solution for people suffering from back aches as they are firm. The position of the mattress is always uniform and you do not need to change it now and then. The height can also be easily adjusted and you can have the bed at the desired level. A headboard is an optional extra with most divans. The Divans generally have boxes or built in drawers which help in storage of bed covers, pillows, quilts and many other items. One advantage of divan beds is that they often offer plenty of storage – allowing you to transform otherwise wasted space into a place where you can safely stow away children’s toys & clothings. They are available in different prices and therefore can suit any budget. Divans can be purchased either online or at furniture stores.
While choosing a Divan, the buyer should keep in mind the availability of room space & choose the required size of bed. Then the most important aspect, that is Comfort. The advantage of visiting a store is that you can assess the comfort the bed can provide by lying on it & knowing what it can offer. Once you are satisfied with the level of comfort the bed gives,look for the next most important criteria, the design. Picture the Divan in your living room & decide if that that is what you want to buy. Also take into consideration the placement of the bed’s drawers. See if you want drawers on the sides or drawers at the end of the bed. And once you have figured where you want them, it’s time to make the purchase and be assured of comfortable sleep!