With available land at a premium, many new house builds are shrinking in size compared to their predecessors. This means that anyone looking to purchase a new house needs to take a savvy approach to storage. This is where an ottoman bed really steps up to the mark.
What is an ottoman bed?
Taking inspiration from the practical furniture built during the Ottoman rule of Turkey during the 13th Century, an ottoman bed consists of a low bed frame close to the ground, which also serves as a roomy storage space.
The entire bed frame space can be used to store all sorts of items, including bedding, clothes, shoes, toys, etc, providing much more storage area compared to other styles of beds. This makes an ottoman beds the ideal option for new-build houses that are diminutive in size. Importantly, because the frame under the mattress lifts up to enable you to store items within the bed, these are tucked away out of view, keeping your space neat and tidy!
Lots of style options
All ottoman beds feature a box frame used for storage, but this is where any similarities end. Aside from this, you can choose a huge different range of styles of ottoman beds, in various materials, colours, sizes and headboard types. Some ottoman beds even boast features such as shelves or built-in TVs, to suit your personal taste and preferences.
Notably, an ottoman bed makes for an incredibly stylish and attractive addition to any bedroom, whether you’re looking to exude a contemporary flavour or a more traditional vibe.
If you’ve just moved to a new house, you’ll be spending enough time lifting and carrying heavy boxes around, so the last thing you’ll want to do is have to lift a frame on the bed to store items away. The good news is that this isn’t something you need to worry about with an ottoman bed. This style of bed comes with a unique hydraulic system that safely lifts the frame for you, giving you easy access to the storage space below. The frame is designed in a way to keep your mattress secure, so you don’t need to worry about it slipping or sliding off the bed when open.
There are two options to choose from for lifting the frame; these include an opening at the foot end of the bed, or to the side. Whichever you choose is down to personal preference, as well as available space. Smaller bedrooms, which lack space at the front of the bed, may be better suited to ottoman beds with a side opening.
The beauty of choosing an ottoman bed is that you don’t just benefit from bags of storage space; you can also be ensured of a good night’s sleep. That’s because you can fit any style of mattress onto an ottoman bed, so whether your preference is for a pocket spring mattress, an open coil type, a memory foam or a medical-grade option, these are all suitable candidates.