Side opening ottoman divan base

Many of us would claim that we lack storage options in our bedrooms. So, if you’re tight for space, ottoman storage beds can offer you the perfect solution for bedrooms of any size. Here, at Furniture Bazaar, we offer a range of ottomans in a choice of formats, colours and fabrics to suit every taste. In this blog post, we look at how these beds can provide you with maximum storage.

What is an ottoman storage bed?

The ottoman bed frame design is rooted in history and dates back to the 14th century. Modern-day ottoman beds include a storage area, which is placed underneath the mattress. This is accessed by lifting a hinged mattress frame, either from the front end or the side of the bed, with the help of a discreet hydraulic system. This means you can keep your bedroom free of clutter and reclaim the space as somewhere you can relax.

Benefits of an ottoman storage bed

The biggest piece of furniture in any bedroom is undoubtedly the bed. So, buying an ottoman means you can avoid filling the bedroom with bulky furniture, in turn freeing up space and making it look free of clutter. They don’t even have to be used in the main bedrooms. They are perfect for guest rooms because you can hide anything you don’t use on a regular basis – which your guest will never see.

As the storage space is hidden, ottomans can be used to securely store jewellery when you go on holiday or presents you want to hide from small children.

The hydraulic lift mechanism means that you can gain access to the storage space with minimal effort on your part. Just make sure the type of opening you chose is suited to the space when the bed will be located.

Lastly, this kind of bed stops dust from reaching your stored items more effectively than boxes stored under a traditional bed.

Foot end opening ottoman divan base

What can you store in an ottoman?

The items that our customers store in their ottoman storage beds include:

  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Clothes, shoes and handbags
  • Suitcases, overnight bags, rucksacks etc.
  • Books, CDs and DVDs
  • Presents
  • Toys

If you think this type of bed is for you, ask yourself how much storage you want. Look at the height of the base as some are shallower than others and, if you plan to store large items, you need to make sure they will fit in the space.

We are your first-stop shop for an ottoman base

Here, at the Furniture Bazaar, we never compromise on quality. So, you can be sure that we will always advise whether an ottoman is the best choice for you. All of our ottoman divan frames come in a wide range of sizes, styles, colours and fabrics. Furthermore, as we only work with the best designers and manufacturers, you can be confident about your purchase experience with us.