Divan or not Divan? What You Need to Know

It’s no secret that the most popular choice in a new bed is probably the divan. But there are many alternatives and circumstances to consider.

Why is the divan so popular?

Well, it seems to be the standard choice. The style of the divan is minimalistic and non-intrusive. So, for smaller or more simplistic-styled bedrooms, it can be the obvious choice. But it is not the only choice.


While the divan is understated, not every room calls for this simplistic style. Maybe you want to make a statement with a sleigh bed, or a gorgeous, felt headboard. But adding a touch of class and fun to your room doesn’t always have to burn a hole in your pocket. Maybe a simple, metallic bedframe is exactly what you’re looking for, or maybe a bedframe that offers a little extra storage with a spring-lift is the affordable choice for your spare room. Bedframes come in all styles, materials and colours. It’s good to consider the look of the room overall, and what you think will match, rather than simply what people say is the most popular.

Consider longevity.

This is the missing link. It’s possible that the reason the divan is so popular is because it offers the most value for money when it comes to longevity. But longevity depends on a number of factors, including the mattress you choose. If you go for a pricier option of bed but opt for a super-budget mattress, it could be that neither stand the test of time you’d hoped. It’s important to match the quality of both, and to ensure you’re getting the best deal for your budget. Longevity will also depend on who’s using the bed in the first place. Consider a smaller budget when you’re choosing a bed for the guestroom as opposed to that for the master bedroom, or your kids’ room. It’s probably better to invest a little more of your budget when it comes to beds that are going to be used most often.


For this one, we have to go divan. It’s sturdy, well structured and simple to assemble. It can also offer storage space in the form of drawer units. When it comes top value for money, this is possibly the way to go. But consider your options, and don’t forget to ask for advice. Most furniture shops will be happy to help you decide based on your circumstances and requirements. So, to divan or not divan? It’s really all about you.