Are you looking to renovate your bedroom? Choosing a new bed can be difficult, but at Bensons for Beds we’re here to help make your choice ten times easier. A divan bed has many benefits. They’re stylish, comfortable and a fantastic space saver, with adequate storage beneath the bed frame to store anything you don’t want in sight. Divan beds are a great way to store bulkier items like extra towels and linens. Divan beds are also an ideal option for when guest visit, allowing them to store their items away easily during their stay.
Wondering why divan beds come with wheels? Well, it’s mainly for your convenience. Most of our divan beds come with wheels, so you can transport and rearrange them with ease. The handy addition of these wheels makes divan beds a popular choice. Attaching wheels to your divan bed means it can be easily manoeuvred for tasks such as cleaning or re-decorating.
How do you attach wheels to 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. Adding these wheels will help you rearrange and position your bed easily until you are happy with it. Once you’re sure about the position of your bed, simply click the wheels into the brake position to avoid your bed moving out of place.
Do you have to put wheels on a divan bed?
No! Although the wheels are a handy addition to add to your divan bed this doesn’t mean that you must add them, it’s completely your choice. If you want a divan bed without wheels why not opt for a divan bed on legs? You’ll still benefit from all of the perks of a storage bed, however your bed may be slightly more difficult to manoeuvre. Opting to add wheels or legs to your divan bed will help you to access the underbed storage easily as apposed to the base of the bed resting on the ground.
My divan bed squeaks when I move – what should I do?
Sometimes divan beds can start to get a bit squeaky over time, don’t worry this is normal. But, there are a few easy ways that 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 get the most from it:
- 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. This will keep the base of the drawer intact, allowing you to love your bed for longer.
- 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. This will avoid damaging the base of your bed, as well as keeping your mattress in a healthy condition.
- Use a mattress protector to prolong the life of your bed and mattress. Mattress protectors are a great way to keep your bed in the most hygienic condition.
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.