Beds have come a long way from the old days of straw stuffed mattresses and a few wooden slats. Ottoman beds are a practical storage solution for things you need, but do not use every day. Although the mechanism to lift the frame changes, the function and access remains the same: Side lift Ottomans have a storage area under a hinged mattress. Some use a spring to open, others use a more sophisticated hydraulic system including gas.
A Practical Storage Solution
Ottoman beds are very similar to divan beds with regards to storage. This extra storage can free up your wardrobes quite substantially and are a gem for tucking away those ‘clutter items’. Sizes are available from single to super king. Obviously, the amount of storage depends on the size. They can lift from the left or right, which is best for you depends on the size and layout of your bedroom. For narrow rooms the more traditional Ottoman bed, which lifts at the bottom, is more practical.
A World of Styles
Leather, faux leather, chenille and suede are popular choices. A variety of colour choices are available, although white is very popular at the moment. White is very practical because it simply does not ‘age’. Neutral colours like black, white and grey have a long life with regards to style. Unlike many colours they simply do not go ‘out of style’. In addition, because they are neutral it is easy to change the colours around them because they go with everything! That bright orange headboard might seem like a great idea this month, but probably out-dated before it’s worn-out.
Online or In Store?
Many people do not think it is a good idea to buy online because they cannot try the bed first. The UK bed council did some research and people spend around two minutes testing a bed! In reality, this tells you nothing. Many online companies offer a trial period, especially on brand beds. Without doubt, online bed stores generally have a smaller mark-up than high street stores. The money you could save, for the sake of a two-minute bounce about? Just take a look online and compare the prices. It will be easy to see the difference…
Whether you buy in store or online, make sure you know how much delivery costs are. It might seem like a great offer, until they hit you with the delivery charge! Free delivery is always a big plus because you know exactly what the final price is going to be at first glance.
Side lift Ottoman beds are extremely practical and offer up the perfect storage solution for items that are only needed occasionally: Extra blankets and bedding for example. Purchasing online can save you money because they have less overheads. Keep your eyes open for those sales – you can save a lot of money buying end-of-line beds. Take your time and make sure it suits your needs – Happy shopping!