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The perfect bed really comes down to who will be sleeping in it and what look will suit your décor. With so many options available however, we know that answering these two simple questions can become a bewildering experience! Therefore, fear not, below we have put together a guide to help de-mystify the bed buying world!



Bedsteads are made up of a frame with static solid wood slats to support the mattress. They offer the complete bed solution i.e. the frame and the headboard minus the mattress.

They are usually considered better eye candy than their divan or ottoman counterparts and your choice will mainly be based on the aesthetics.

You can choose from our W&H wide range of fabrics or even use your own, so a bedstead is perfect for finding something which really suits your individual taste.



A divan base supports the mattress and has drawers which can slide out on castors to squirrel away all your stuff in.

Although great on their own, divans can also be attached to headboards, to make what is commonly known as a storage bed.

Although there are a variety of different types of divan bases, with over 35 years of experience hand-crafting beds, we only offer the type we feel gives the best quality and comfort – the solid or platform edge divan. This has an upholstered top with no springs, giving the mattress a very supportive surface to rest on.

Solid Divans

Ottoman Beds


An ottoman base supports the mattress and has a beautiful platform based lid which can be lifted up, using top quality hydraulic springs, to reveal ample space for you to stash all your extra bits and bobs in.

Although great on their own, ottomans can also be attached to headboards, to make what is commonly known as a storage bed.

Storage Beds

Storage Beds

Storage beds, as mentioned above, are simply where a divan or ottoman base is attached to a headboard of your choice giving you a complete bed (well minus the mattress).



A headboard is a great way of adding an extra element of elegancy and luxury to your bedroom space and is the perfect opportunity to select a design that will best complement your decor.

You can purchase a headboard on its own and attach it directly to all UK standard divans and ottomans or purchase it with the bed base at the same time as part of a storage bed.



We hope our W&H Beds guide has been of help. If you've got any further questions, do give our friendly Customer Services team a call on 0845 468 0577 or drop them an email at theteam@willowandhall.co.uk. We're always on hand and happy to help.

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