8 Best Divan Beds UK- The 2021 Expert Buyer’s Guide

Last Updated on 1 Mar. 2020 comments (5)

Divan beds are great. The practical storage underneath makes them ideal for tidying away bed linen, towels, shoes or anything else. Way better than putting all your stuff under the bed on the floor and letting it slowly become one with the dust!

In this guide, I’m going to talk you through a bit about the different types of divans before getting down to telling you which ones are best!

Top 5 Best Divan Beds Reviewed

1. Top Choice – Sleepeezee Backcare Luxury 1400 Pocket Divan Set

 Sleepeezee Backcare Luxury 1400 Pocket Divan Set

Firmness: Medium-firm

Sizes: Single, double, king, super king, and zip and link

  • 35 colours available
  • 4 storage options
  • Wool and silk fillings

Price & Reviews

You can get this one with the same 2 or 4 storage drawers but you can also get it as a side opening ottoman which is great if you need extra storage space. It’s a 14-inch platform top divan (16-inch with the feet) that will have you sleeping soundly night after night.

Sleepeezee come up a lot on this site, I love their use of natural fillings, in this case wool and silk, which work to keep you cool through the night. Plus you have 1400 high-quality pocket springs inside which can move independently to give you the maximum support possible.

There are a whopping 35 colours to choose from but don’t worry Mattress Next Day where I’ve linked to in the above button have a swatch of each colour that you can see to find the one you like.

A superb choice of budget-friendly divan that’s high quality and completely comfortable.

2. Best Divan Bed Set – Sealy Posturepedic Millionaire Ortho Ultimate Divan Set

 Sealy Posturepedic Millionaire Ortho Ultimate Divan Set
  • Large range of colours available
  • Multiple storage options
  • ​No need to turn
  • Made in the UK

Firmness: Firm

Sizes: Single, double, king and super king

Price & Reviews

Sealy is the other option if you’re looking for a traditional high-quality UK made mattress, they’ve been serving comfortable night’s of sleep for generations now and this divan is no different.

You’ve got 3 storage options, your standard 2 or 4 drawer choices and then you can have 2 plus continental drawers which are half lengths o you can use them without moving your bedside table which can be very useful for storing bedding that you need regular access to.

The mattress itself is a firm feel spring mattress that helps ease any back pain and keeps your spine aligned and in shape for a deeper sleep. You don’t need to slip it which makes life easier but you should rotate it periodically to keep your side of the bed fresh and avoid any sagging.

It also comes with a 5-year guarantee and it might be called millionaire but the price tag doesn’t reflect that and it’s an excellent deal. Again the headboard is sold separately just so you know!

3. Best Pocket Spring Divan – Silentnight Classic Ortho Miracoil Divan Set

 Silentnight Classic Ortho Miracoil Divan Set

Firmness: Medium-Firm

Sizes: Single, small double, double, king size and super king size

  • 2 or 4 drawers available
  • Headboard sold separately
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Orthopaedic support

Price & Reviews

You can’t go wrong with Silentnight no matter what it is you’re buying from them, and this divan is no exception. Available as two or four drawer storage options with one of their fantastic mattresses on top.

I’ve talked about the Classic Ortho mattress before, it’s made with eco comfort fibres that are made from recycled materials lowering your footprint and is 22 cm deep for plenty of room for supporting you no matter what size you are. All that and the support runs to the edge so you have the whole bed to sleep soundly on.

The feel of it is a medium-firm which gives it the orthopaedic support but most people find this the perfect fit, it’s the goldilocks fit, just right.

You get a 5-year guarantee on both the mattress and the divan base plus you’re in for a great night’s sleep. My favourite divan bed and my top recommendation.

4. Best Divan For Bad Back – Relyon Pocket Memory Classic 1500 Divan Set

 Relyon Pocket Memory Classic 1500 Divan Set
  • 3 storage options
  • 4 colours
  • Memory foam Spring hybrid
  • Air vents in the side for cooling

Firmness: Firm

Sizes: Single, small double, double, king and super king size

Price & Reviews

This mattress has been on my list of the best mattresses for back pain for a long time because of it’s back supporting qualities. It’s a hybrid of 1500 pocket springs that give it bounce and support and 50 mm of memory foam that give your back the extra support it needs to rest and recover after a long day.

I like that this mattress comes with an 8-year guarantee which is great value for money considering it’s a similar price to all the other mattresses on the list, a sign of good quality materials. The cover is nice and soft which is good under a bed sheet for that extra little comfort layer.

This one is available as 2 drawer, 4 drawer or the 2 drawer and 2 continental drawers where they have half drawers to fit alongside your bedside table.

A great double divan that can have a couple both sleeping peacefully and comfortably again.

5. Best Storage Ottoman Divan Bed Base – John Lewis Maxi Store

John Lewis Divan Bed
  • Base Only
  • Maximum Storage
  • 7-Year Guarantee
  • Wheel Base

Price & Reviews

Although the mattress is not included, this bed has the absolute best storage available of any divan bed. The way it lifts even with a mattress on top gives you access to ample storage within. The storage inside is sturdy and you could even get some individual boxes to help organise things once they’re in there.

The base itself is quite firm with not much padding sitting on top of the “lid” giving great support for any mattress. Again it has a wheelbase so be aware that it can roll about if you don’t get coasters of some kind for the wheels.

The Maxi Store bed comes as a single double or King Size

Bottom line – If storage space is the priority this bed is the way to go.

TYPES OF DIVAN BED

DRAWER

These are the most common having drawers built into the base for additional storage. Usually, it’s either two or four drawers, four drawers with two on each side or two which can either be two very big drawers or a drawer on each side of one-half of the divan itself.

LIFT UP

These completely lift up giving you full access to storage in the divan itself. The mattress lifts and you have a huge area for storage. This is the best is storage is what you need as it easily gives you the most room of all of them.

NON-STORAGE

Finally, you have divans without any storage, this helps to add additional comfort or support but aren’t what I’m going to be focussing on in this guide.

BENEFITS OF A DIVAN BED

There are two main benefits to using a divan bed, they are:

STORAGE

The most obvious are that you get a whole lot more storage room. Of course, you can keep stuff under a normal bed, but that’s always a whole lot messier than if you have dedicated storage to work with. Besides, no one wants to keep clothes or bed linen on the floor!

FIRMNESS

Divan beds tend to make mattresses firmer than if they were on a slatted bed. The extra support under the mattress translates through so it’s often a good choice for those who tend to wake up with back pain.

F.A.Q

DO THESE DIVANS COME WITH HEADBOARDS?

No, none of the divan beds here come with a headboard but you can buy them separately from John Lewis while ordering your bed.

WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP MY BED ROLLING AWAY?

You can get castors that the wheels sit-in to stop them rolling. Make sure you get ones with rubber on the bottom otherwise you could end up scratching the floor if the bed. Click here for Rubber castors you can buy from Amazon that will do the trick nicely.

WHAT’S THE SHIPPING LIKE?

John Lewis always provides great customer service and their shipping department is no different. You should find the delivery drivers both friendly and courteous. There have even been reports of them putting special shoe covers so as not to damage new carpet customers have had put in!

WHERE SHOULD I GO IF THERE’S A PROBLEM WITH MY ORDER?

John Lewis will help you out with that, I’m here to review and recommend the divans but have no part in the purchasing or shipping of the product itself.

Archived Divan Beds

These Are great divan beds that were on the list but are no longer for sale. I’ve kept them in just in case you want a look through and fancy trying to find one second hand.

And without further adieu, we have the best divan beds available in the UK today! I’ve linked through to where you can buy them from so you can order yours today.

SILENTNIGHT ORTHO MIRACOIL MATTRESS AND DIVAN STORAGE BED AND MATTRESS SET

Silentnight DIvan Bed
  • Base & Mattress
  • Two Drawers
  • Orthopaedic levels of Support
  • Knitted Quilt Top For added Comfort
  • Firm Feel
  • 5 Year Guarantee

PRICE & REVIEWS

This combination of divan base and mattress is great value. The open coil spring system in the mattress gives it responsive support. The filling is a combination of polyester and springs, which is why this is the price it is. Polyester isn’t the best material but is still plenty comfortable for a good night’s sleep.

The two drawers in the base are either side of an end and give you ample storage for spare clothes, bedding, towels and the like but I wouldn’t put anything too heavy in it.

You get a 5-year guarantee which is a testament to the quality of products Silentnight always produce. Alongside that, this bed has an EU eco-label which means all the materials and manufacturing process have met strict standards of being eco-friendly.

Comes available in a single, double or king size.

Bottom line – You get what you pay for and that is a comfortable firm mattress and divan base with two good sized drawers for storage.

JOHN LEWIS THE BASICS COLLECTION DIVAN STORAGE BED AND MATTRESS SET

Kids Divan Bed
  • Base & Mattress Included
  • 2 Year Guarantee
  • Budget-Friendly
  • Medium-Firm Feel
  • Slide Storage

PRICE & REVIEWS

This is the most budget-friendly divan bed you can buy, I wouldn’t recommend it for an adult as the mattress quality isn’t very high (due to the price) but a child will get on just great.

There is a sliding door which lets you access the storage underneath perfect for linen and the likes. Where it excels is if you have children occasionally staying with you if you have grandchildren, nieces, nephews or anyone else they will be quite happy in the spare room on this bed and when they are not there you still have the handy storage underneath.

Comes as a single but a double is available if you search through John Lewis

Bottom line – A great occasional use kids bed.

JOHN LEWIS NON-SPRUNG ORTHO DIVAN BED BASE

Divan Base
  • Base Only
  • 7-year Guarantee
  • 4 Drawers
  • Wheel Base
  • Firms up Any Mattress

PRICE & REVIEWS

This Divan base is excellent at making any mattress firmer. The non-sprung makes it sturdy for any mattress that sits on top of it, giving you a firmer feel while you sleep and more support for aching backs and joints.

The four drawers are a great touch as well, doubling the storage room of the other divans talked about so far. This base is designed for an orthopaedic mattress but will work just as well with any other type of mattress.

Be aware that if you have a wooden or laminate floor that the divan does have wheels on the bottom, this makes it great for rolling out the way and hovering underneath but does mean that it can roll away if you move around a lot in your sleep. If you have a look at the FAQ at the end I’ve recommended some casters.

The Non-Sprung Ortho Divan comes as a single, small double, or king size.

Bottom line – Great Storage with the four drawers and 7-year guarantee shows the quality of the build.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a new bed and you’ve decided on a divan bed frame I hope this article helped you find a great one. I’ve reviewed a few different options in the buying guide so you can get one that’s perfect for you. There are of course more wonderful divan beds of all shapes and sizes available but these are my favourites.

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Comments (5)

  • Beth Partridge
    March 4, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Hello,

    I’m looking for a super king divan with lift up storage. Being a super king size it does make the options less, I was wondering whether you can give me a range from low to high budget please?

    Thanks,

    Beth

  • Debbie
    April 6, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Hi. I have just bought a king size latex mattress and am struggling to know which
    would be the best base to compliment it. Are you able to advise please?
    Many thanks. Debbie

    • Kieran
      April 14, 2019 at 9:19 am

      Hi Debbie,

      You should be fine on any type of bed base, but a completely flat base will have the most support for the latex.

      Hope that helps!

      Kieran

  • Rachel
    April 28, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    This is so helpful, thank you. Last year we bought a Kingsized 1000 pocket sprung mattress from Dreams to go on top of a slatted Simba bed, but it’s so uncomfortable. We wake with bad backs every morning, even though we have the same mattress (but a double) in our spare room on an oak bed from M&S and find it great. Now thinking maybe a divan would help make the mattress firmer, without us having to resort to forking out a grand on a new mattress! What do you think?

    • Kieran
      April 29, 2019 at 11:34 am

      How interesting! If you’ve got the same mattress on a different bed that you find comfortable then it sounds like a good plan to get the same or similar style of base for your main bed. It should firm it up but I haven’t actually had a chance to test this theory so I’ll need to give it a try myself! Or if you do try it please come back and let me know how it goes 🙂

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