A divan bed is a type of bed that consists of a base and mattress. The base is typically a sturdy wooden frame covered in fabric, and it often includes storage drawers or compartments.

So how are divan beds made? Here's a general overview of how a divan bed is made from start to finish:

Frame Construction - The first step in making a divan bed is constructing the wooden frame. The frame is usually made of a combination of solid wood and plywood, which provides strength and durability. Skilled craftsmen cut and shape the wood according to the desired dimensions of the bed.

Joining the Frame - Once the individual components of the frame are cut, they are joined together using screws, nails, or dowels. This process involves aligning the pieces accurately and securely fastening them to create a stable structure.

Upholstery - After the frame is constructed, it is time to add upholstery to the base. Upholstery involves covering the wooden frame with fabric or leather, which provides a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing surface. The fabric is stretched tightly over the frame and attached using staples, tacks, or adhesive.

Drawer Assembly - If the divan bed is designed to have storage drawers, this step involves constructing the drawers separately. The drawers are typically made of wood or plywood and are built to fit within the divan base. They are then attached to metal runners or glides, allowing them to slide in and out smoothly.

Filling and Padding - Once the base is fully upholstered, it is time to add padding and filling to enhance comfort. This involves attaching foam or other cushioning materials to the top surface of the base. The padding is typically layered and shaped to provide support and a comfortable sleeping surface.

Mattress Placement - The final step is placing the mattress on top of the divan base. The mattress can vary in type, such as pocket sprung, memory foam, or hybrid, and it is designed to provide the desired level of comfort and support for sleep.

Finishing Touches - After the mattress is placed, any finishing touches, such as decorative trims, buttons, or tufting, are added to enhance the overall appearance of the divan bed.

Remember that the specific manufacturing process may vary depending on the brand, design, and quality of the divan bed. Skilled artisans and machinery are often involved in various stages of production to ensure consistent quality and craftsmanship. But don't worry - if you have any questions, come and see us in our Andover bed shop and we'll be more than happy to help you.

How big is a divan bed?

Well, that's a great question. These types of beds come in all sizes and here are the average sizes and which size would suit which people:

Divan beds are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate different needs and preferences. Here are the most common sizes for divan beds:

Single divan bed size

A single divan bed typically measures 90 cm (35 inches) wide and 190 cm (75 inches) long. It is suitable for children, teenagers, or adults who prefer a compact sleeping space.

Small double divan bed size

Also known as a three-quarter bed, a small double divan bed usually measures 120 cm (47 inches) wide and 190 cm (75 inches) long. It offers a bit more sleeping space compared to a single bed and can be suitable for a single adult or a couple who prefer a snug sleeping area.

Double divan bed size

A double divan bed is one of the most popular sizes and measures approximately 135 cm (53 inches) wide and 190 cm (75 inches) long. It provides enough space for a single adult or a couple who prefer a cozy sleeping arrangement.

King size divan beds

A king-size divan bed is larger than a double and measures around 150 cm (59 inches) wide and 200 cm (79 inches) long. It offers more width, allowing couples to have more personal space while sleeping.

Super king divan bed size

The super king-size divan bed is the largest option and provides ample space for couples or individuals who prefer a generous sleeping area. It typically measures approximately 180 cm (71 inches) wide and 200 cm (79 inches) long.

Which is the most comfortable bed size?

It's important to consider your personal preferences to ensure a comfortable and suitable fit for your specific needs. These include things like the size of your bedroom, how you sleep and the number of people using the bed.

Factors such as body size, sleeping habits, and whether you prefer more or less space can also influence the choice of bed size. It's advisable to try out different beds in our bed shop in Andover, Hampshire and ask our friendly team for advice - they know a lot about beds and we have huge stocks!