Types of Bed

Types of Bed

We all have a standard picture in our mind that pops up when we think about a bed. When we start exploring what we want in more detail there are a diverse selection of beds with different looks, characteristics and comfort levels. We’ve profiled the following bedroom centrepieces below.

Divan bed

The most traditional bed on the market. Practical, functional and comfortable.

Divan beds consist of two main parts, which are connected by a support. The base is constructed with a wooden bracket material and is placed on the floor directly. The bed frame is nearly 3 feet high with a lift cover and provides ample space to store your bedroom items in an orderly fashion. Divan beds are very popular, practical and functional, and are also appreciated for their robustness and comfort. There is a wide selection of designs and styles of divan. You can find different types of storage such as drawer storage, sliders, zipper and link storage, etc. One thing to check is whether the headboard is included in your purchase or sold separately. Traditionally, divans were the bed of choice before other frame models such as leather and metal beds became widely available.

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Sleigh bed

Not just for Christmas

A sleigh bed is a contemporary bed shape famous for its bold statement. Sleigh beds are designed with beautiful, slender curves and a sleek appearance which is sure to bring a unique  style to your bedroom. Find the right furniture to complement your statement bed HERE. Sleigh beds are available in various materials such as wood and metal, but the most popular are leather. They are a perfect choice for modern or modern styled houses and can help to enhance the beauty of your room.


Sofa bed

Multifunctional set for modern life and more comfortable than you might think

A sofa bed is a multifunctional piece of furniture that plays the role of a normal sofa during the day and can be converted into a bed at night. There has been huge improvement of sofa beds in recent years with a greater focus on ease of conversion and comfort. Sofa beds are appreciated by consumers because of their different functions, such as storage space for surplus household items. People who live in small apartments find sofa beds an ideal product for dual functions. They make an ideal guest bed, especially when equipped with a comfortable mattress! You can also put a sofa bed in your nursery if the room does not have enough space for a normal bed and a sofa.

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Futon bed

A sofa bed's cousin from the continent

A futon is a cushioned mattress that is used for sleeping and can be folded in the closet during the day, or back to a frame that serves as a seat. It is a traditional Japanese bed that saves you space and allows you to use your room for other purposes during the day. The modern improved shape of the futon comes with a wooden or metal frame to carry the futon mattress and hold it above the floor. The futon bed can be used as a sofa for your living room, study, guest room or wherever you need it, and it can be converted into a bed for a comfortable sleep. Futons are available in various colours with removable covers, so that they harmonise well with the existing colour scheme of your home.


Bunk Bed

Need to save space?

Bunk beds are designed specifically for more than one person and come in a variety of styles and designs. Bunk beds consist of 2 layers of bed frames, each frame being placed on top of the other frame and supported by a ladder. The main purpose of a bunk bed is to spare you horizontal space and accommodate more than one person. Bunk beds are also used in hostels, summer camps, student halls of residence and army barracks. Bunk beds are often used in children's bedrooms where they offer space-saving luxury. You will find a huge collection of bunk beds for children with different, amazing properties and styles. Wooden bunk beds are popular and white seems to be the latest fashion trend. Most bunk beds also have the option of splitting into 2 single beds, which is a great option later in the future when space is no longer a problem.


Cabin beds

Set sail in your child's room

Cabin beds are from the bunk family, but they have a single bunk bed with storage cabinets under the frame. Cabin beds are specially designed to help you manage the clutter in your children's bedrooms and save space. Cabin beds are available in a wide range of sizes, colours and styles and often have extendable beds that can pull out to be a separate or double bed, perfect for having visitors stay. See trundled beds for more like this.


Loft Bed

Only up top

Loft beds look similar to a bunk bed, but have only one bed frame on top, supported by iron or wooden bars, and offer free space under the bed frame, which can be used in different ways. For example, you can set up a small sofa or futon or chest of drawers and a pair of stools or even a desk. You will also find an extensive range of loft beds with integrated storage solutions and many other features such as a built-in desk, futon sofa, etc. Bunk beds are very functional and convenient for places with limited space.


Trundle bed

More space solutions

A trundle is also designed to provide intelligent space-saving solutions for your home. It is a movable bed that can be fixed under a different bed frame. A trundle is a pair of beds; one bed frame is slightly smaller than the other as it has to be rolled under the upper single bed. Twin beds can be split into two separate beds if required. Trundle beds are becoming very popular as they are considered the most functional piece of furniture to save space in bedrooms. Trundles are also known as Hurly beds or Truckle beds. Trundle beds can also be used as day beds, guest beds and bunk beds for children.


Cot bed

Secure sleep

A cot bed is specially designed for babies and very young children. A cot has a high limit at the edges to provide maximum protection for babies from falling out of bed. Baby cots are also  designed to be decorated with dangling toys and rattles. Baby cots are usually made of a variety of materials, mostly wood or metal. Because the cots are deep, they provide a safe place for small children to play and jump around within the boundaries. Modern cots also have removable panels so that the base bed can be used for longer as soon as a child is able to stay on the mattress at night and go out safely on their own.


Four-poster bed

Grand statement beds

The four-poster bed is a traditional antique bed made at the beginning of the 16th century. The bed is made of high quality wood and decorated with engraved artworks. Four-poster beds contain four long wooden poles that support the upper shade, which provides a cosy shelter for the bed. For a royal touch, put a four poster bed in your bedroom.


Canopy bed

The traditional full cover bed

A canopy bed resembles a four poster bed with the same antique look and four vertical wooden poles at each of the four corners to support the upper umbrella / panel. What makes it different is the decorative fabric that is placed over the top and covers the bed from all sides. Different fabrics can be used in a four poster bed such as mesh, chiffon and silk. Canopy beds are rarely used in traditional homes today as they are huge and not practical for bedrooms where space is a problem. Furthermore, these beds do not fit modern or contemporary themes. However, if you have got the room this is a serious investment piece.


Half-Tester beds

Traditional or ancient?

The family of four-poster beds also includes half test beds. What distinguishes them is that they have low feet, unlike traditional canopy beds. These beds are not particularly popular these days but might make a comeback in a modern hotel if it fits the theme.


Platform bed/ Panel bed

Breathe easy with this design

Platform beds or panel beds have a frame constructed with wooden slats to support your mattress without the need for a box spring. Platform beds are famous and admired for their simplicity and convenience and are mainly used in the USA. The wooden slats provide a flexible support for your mattress. In addition, it ventilates your mattress to avoid unpleasant odours. This way the mattress stays in good condition for years. Plated beds are not that heavy and therefore easier to move. Panel beds are available in a variety of styles to fit well with any type of interior decor. Platform beds are also available with storage solutions much like a divan.


Storage Beds

Did we mention storage?

As the name suggests, storage beds contain intelligent storage solutions for consumers. The storage bed is usually covered in real or artificial leather and offers plenty of space to store your belongings. Storage beds are available in a variety of styles. Some storage beds offer plenty of space under their slatted base and can be easily lifted up with an Ottoman gas lift. You can simply place your pillows, blankets and sheets in the predefined space, leaving your bedroom free. Some storage beds have large drawers on either side of the frame, where you can store linen, covers and accessories in an orderly fashion. Lack of space is a common problem nowadays, and storage beds are an intelligent solution to this problem. Storage beds are not just functional but also very sturdy and comfortable to provide a great night’s sleep. With space-saving luxury, storage beds are now available in many different styles and can add a touch of sophistication to your bedroom.

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Day beds

Not just for night time

Daybeds resemble sofa beds or sofa beds in their appearance, but in reality serve as single or guest beds. Day beds actually play a multifunctional role; they can serve as a couch for sitting and relaxing and as a bed for a peaceful sleep. You can also use a daybed as a recliner, lounger or as the popular divan. Day beds are typically constructed with high quality wood or metal material. Some day beds are also wrapped in fabric or leather to make them look more attractive. Day beds come in a variety of designs and colours that not only offer fantastic comfort, but also enhance the beauty of your home.


Adjustable bed

Move to your desire

Adjustable beds can be adjusted in different positions to perfectly support your body. The bed offers you the possibility to raise or lower the foot and the head depending on the desired level of comfort. Adjustable beds are widely used in hospitals and nursing homes, but have also been used in homes in recent decades, as they are considered ideal due to their adaptive function, which provides relief from a range of conditions. If you suffer from muscular stress and back pain, an adjustable bed can ease the pain and stress by transforming into a comfortable posture according to your body requirements.


Murphy bed

Do you need floor space?

Murphy beds are folding beds designed specifically to cope with space constraints. You can store a Murphy bed in a vertical position in the corner of your bedroom or even in a cupboard. This way you can easily put other things in your room during the day. Murphy beds are an ideal piece of furniture to save space through intelligent use of vertical space. This is a perfect space-saving bed for smaller homes and flats. Some Murphy beds also contain storage units under the base that can be used when pulled vertically against the wall. As space constraints are a major problem nowadays, the popularity of Murphy beds is increasing constantly.


Air bed

Don't fall flat

Air mattresses are inflatable sleep mattresses that offer you the utmost comfort. Air mattresses are made of PVC or textile-reinforced urethane plastic. In the beginning, air beds were quite expensive, but now they are available at a very low price. Air mattresses are used as healing pillows against various disorders such as back pain, psychological stress, depression, etc. Air beds can be difficult to maintain, as a small cut leads to air leakage, so be sure to get some mending materials.


Water bed

Floating sleep

Waterbeds were originally developed for medical therapies, but now they are also in demand for domestic use. Waterbeds are good for back problems and other sleep disorders and can even help alleviate asthma attacks. A waterbed provides sufficient support for the critical points of your body, resulting in fewer twists and turns while sleeping.


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15th February 2021

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