5 Common Questions About Ottoman Beds


If you are considering investing in an ottoman bed you are on the right page. They are tremendous pieces of furniture and feature many appreciable benefits.

Not only do storage beds offer excellent storage solutions but they look like just any other type of bed so that you can treat yourself to a very functional however stylish piece of furniture. We have answered below the most common questions you might have when deciding on an ottoman bed in order to help you get the best one for your needs.

1 - What type of mattress should I use?

When you buy an ottoman bed the mattress is generally not included, which gives you plenty of choice in finding the right type of mattress for you, or you can simply re-use your old mattress if it is still in good condition. The size or weight the mattress you have chosen won’t have any effect on the way the ottoman bed will work or on the efficiency of the lifting mechanism. Whether you like a pocket sprung mattress or a memory foam mattress you can then be sure that it will fit the ottoman bed you choose - as long as they are the same size!


2 - How is the mattress secured?

Most ottoman beds are designed with a sprung slat bed base or a non-slip top which supports and securely holds the mattress in place, preventing it from sliding off when you have to lift up the base and access the storage area. In the case of a side opening ottoman bed, one side of the bed frame is higher than the other allowing the mattress to stay in place.


3 - How to access the storage area?

You can easily access the storage area by raising the platform base of the ottoman bed. Lifting the platform is achieved without any effort thanks to the action of sprung assisted leavers or hydraulic gas lifts that are connected to either the side or head end of the base making the storage space easily accessible..


4 - How big is the storage area?

An ottoman bed offers the majority of its interior space for storage. A double ottoman bed which is 135cm wide and 190cm long will then allow you to use roughly the same surface for storing bed linen and personal objects. You can also choose a compartmented storage area if needed for a better organisation.


5 - What are my options?

You can choose an ottoman bed designed with a foot end opening or a side opening depending on your preference and if the shape of your bedroom allows it. The main advantage of a foot opening ottoman bed lies in the fact they can be designed with a footboard making it look similar to a traditional bedstead.


Ottoman beds are available in a wide choice of different styles, materials and sizes so that you can rest assured you will find the design that best suits your needs and preferences. Wedo-Beds.co.uk offers a wide selection of storage ottoman beds. For more ottoman bed styles visit the website.