Is it a bed? Is it a couch? When you really are trying to maximize a small space, you’re going to need furniture that can double as two things. The idea of furniture that only has one purpose is a luxury that’s better suited to larger homes. There’s nothing wrong with living in a small space, not when there are so many resources to help you make the most of what you have.
So, what can we add to our box of resources when it comes to small home living? Divan beds, that’s what! You see, these are actually armless couches that double as both sleeping areas and lounging areas. You can have your guests sit on them during the day and at night; they can even sleep over by sleeping on the divan. These are actually beds that will be comfortable and easy to maintain — once the sleeping time is done, all you have to do is take the pillows off.
Newer forms of divan beds actually just stay as sleeping spaces, but they still are perfect for apartments and small homes because they allow you to store items in the bottom compartment of the bed. Underneath are storage containers that are designed to look seamless with the bed — which is always a good thing.
The best thing that you can do is to go online to look for divan beds. It’s tempting to think that your local furniture store will be able to supply you with divan beds, but this isn’t the case at all. They can be tough to find unless you go online, but they are perfect for small spaces. They are also reminiscent of a bygone era where they used to be in just about every coffee house or social setting that prided itself on small touches of sophistication and luxury.
Make sure that before you commit to buying anything from the selection of divan beds you actually measure the space you have to work with. This is something else that tends to trip people up because they assume that they don’t need to measure anything. There might be some assembly required as well, to figure that into the equation if you’re not good at putting things together. There are people that will put things together for you in exchange for a small fee — that could be a good option if you really want to make sure that your bed is as sturdy as possible.
Overall, it’s a great time to pick up a divan bed — or even two if you have a children’s room to furnish. Why not check into all of your options today?