A divan is quite simply a mattress resting on a covered box. This type of bed originated from the Ottoman Empire back in the 18th century and divans have now become a standard piece of bedroom furniture in the UK.
Some divan beds come with springs in the divan base (we call them sprung bases). These springs act as shock absorbers and can increase the life of a divan mattress by up to a third.
Platform top divan beds offer the most cost effective storage. Most of our divan beds come with a choice of storage options from 2 drawers, 4 drawers, 2+2 continental drawers and ottoman bases for maximum storage space.
The best selling divan beds in the UK are made by Sealy and Silentnight and we are pleased to be a UK premier stockist for both these bed companies. As a premier stockist we have the best prices and best delivery times for their products.
Sealy and Silentnight guarantees and warranties are amongst the best in the industry. Their beds are of the highest quality but if there is a defect you can be assured that your problem will be dealt with quickly and effectively.
If you choose to sleep in a divan bed, you can literally rest easy in the knowledge that you are on an article of furniture that has stood the test of time for both comfort and style.
Originally, divans were Middle Eastern couches without arms or backs, meant to be placed up against walls, and were especially popular during the times of the Ottoman Empire.
Here and now, they are beds with thick bases under the mattress, but the sleepers' requirements have changed little.
According to the Sleep Research Centre, studies over the last 40 years has shown we need about 7¼ hours of sleep a night on average, the same as a hundred years ago, when the Ottoman Empire still existed.
Nowadays, Archers can offer divans for any room size, with beds ranging from single to super king size divans.