A divan bed has many benefits. They’re stylish, comfortable and a fantastic space saver, with ample storage beneath the mattress to store anything you don’t want in sight. Most divan beds come with wheels, so you can transport and rearrange them with ease.
How can I attach the wheels on a divan bed?
Attaching the wheels to your divan bed couldn’t be simpler. On the underside of the bed base, you’ll find slots specifically for the wheels. Insert the wheels into these slots and they should click into place. Once you’re happy with the position of your bed, simply click the wheels into the stop position to avoid them moving and you’re good to go!
My divan squeaks when I move – what should I do?
Sometimes divan beds can start to get a bit squeaky over time. There are a few ways you can fix this:
Tighten the joints. A squeaky bed is often the result of joints becoming looser over time. Tightening and joints or screws on your bed is often a quick fix for unwanted squeaking. To do this, use a screwdriver or wench.
Use WD40 or a few drops of vegetable oil if you know the exact place the squeaking is coming from. Although keep in mind this could stain the upholstery if it splashes so use sparingly.
Check the floor. It’s a possibility that the cause of the squeak is actually the floor, not the bed. A good way to check this is by moving the bed out of the way and walking across that part of the floor. If it squeaks when your bed moved it will squeak when you walk on it!
How can I make my divan bed last longer?
Your divan bed has been designed to last, but there are things you can do (or not do) to ensure longevity:
- Don’t overload the drawers. While divan beds are fantastic storage solutions, the temptation can be there to adopt an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality for mess. Only place lightweight items such as linen and clothing in your divan bed and avoid going over 20kg of weight per drawer.
- If you have an adjustable divan bed, only get into bed when it’s in the flat position, and never sleep in the bed when it’s raised as this can cause damage to the mechanism. Avoid putting any force on the end of the bed while it’s in the upright position.
- Avoid standing or jumping on the bed at any time.
- Use a mattress protector to prolong the life of your mattress.
Visit our bed frame care guide for more info on how to keep your bed frame looking and feeling newer for longer, and for more sleep tips and advice, be sure to keep an eye on the Bensons Sleep Hub.