All ottoman beds from BedSOS come with FREE Delviery and 14-day returns. Beds classified as ottoman beds are known primarily by their upholstery. The ottoman designation refers mainly to a style of sofa that has a head but no back. However, that generalisation does not necessarily apply to ottoman beds.
You can recognise an ottoman bed by looking at the upholstery. A true ottoman features upholstery that covers every element of the frame. Thus, you cannot see legs, posts, or the framing of the headboard. Everything is completely covered by upholstery.
Ottoman beds are sometimes overstuffed as well. By this we mean that head and foot are not just covered with upholstery. They are stuffed in the same way sofa cushions are stuffed, giving a more full appearance. Some beds actually look like oversized sofas with mattresses. However, no special mattress is required; standard mattresses work just fine.
The appeal of the ottoman bed is its visual presence. Some styles are larger and more obtrusive than others, but all ottoman beds present a commanding appearance that demands attention. These beds are ideal for larger bedroom spaces that might otherwise appear cavernous.
Styles of Ottoman Beds
Given that an ottoman bed is known by its upholstery, there are different styles to choose from. As previously mentioned, there are some beds that look like large sofas. Other models are more plain, with only square lines and no over-stuffing at either end.
Consumers interested in maximising empty space underneath the bed can purchase an ottoman storage bed. Storage is accomplished through either sliding drawers or a lifting platform. In both cases, upholstery hides all frame elements.
We recommend ottoman beds for a variety of design strategies. They work very well in a classic design scheme thanks to the timelessness of upholstery. More simple ottoman beds with straight lines work very well in modern design schemes.