So, What is an Ottoman Bed Exactly?
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An 'ottoman' as in "Ottoman Empire" was traditionally a wooden chest or box, which also doubled up as a chair, bench or footstool. This type of furniture originated in what is now modern day Turkey, with its ethos for multi function usage and an attractive design, still being very applicable today. It was only a matter of time then, before these ideals extended to the bedroom and the Ottoman Bed Frame was born.
Various styles of bed include the means to store possessions. Divan bases often include drawers and bed frames generally have space underneath for freestanding drawers or storage boxes, but each of these options come with their pros and cons. Divan drawers are fairly limited when it comes to size and storage boxes can be a little unsightly, if not cleverly hidden from view.
When looking at the rest of the room, traditional bedroom furniture such as wardrobes and chests of drawers, can be great for most of the storage space you might need, but they're not always a complete solution. What happens if you run out of space?
Additionally, think about how you can reduce the need for traditional bedroom furniture in the first place. A spare room for example, may only fit a single bed along with a wardrobe. A double ottoman bed could replace the need for the wardrobe whilst accommodating two guests at once!.