So, you have a divan bed that has served you well for several years now.
It’s practical, has under-bed storage to help you organise your things, and it offers the perfect support for your mattress.
But still, something feels off about it and doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of your bedroom design.
Don’t be quick to toss it away! With the right styling, a divan bed can be turned into a divine sleeping space.
The trick is to style the bed to match the decor of the space and tie everything together.
After all, the bed serves as the room’s focal point. Here are some of the suggestions for styling a divan bed.
Set the Base With a Beautiful Divan Wrap
The easiest yet most stylish way to add some elegance to your bedroom is with a divan base cover.
Also called a bed wrap or valance, it’s an element that goes over the bed base and can completely change the way your bed looks.
In order to fit comfortably and stay in place, a divan base wrap frequently comes in one piece and has elastic at the top and bottom.
There is something about a bedroom that is designed that includes covering the divan that makes it pretty effective.
Everyone loves having flexibility when it comes to home design and being able to introduce new things without significant investments or remodelling projects.
Because we like to change things up in the home frequently, the base wrap is the perfect item to give your bed a contemporary appearance and switch up its look to your liking.
A base wrap is very simple to put on, and you can use it even if your divan base contains drawers or a headboard (even if it’s bolted into the bed foundation). It is made of elastic, easy-care fabric.
Your bed’s base is seamlessly encircled by it, making it appear as though it had always been there.
There are many fabrics and colour options when shopping for divan base covers. Some of the most popular fabrics on the market are soft jersey cotton, imitation suede, and crushed velvet.
And when it comes to colours, most prefer neutrals like beige, soft greys and pastels to form an airy basis for the bed. But if bold colours are more your cup of tea, feel free to spice things up.
You can match your divan wrap to your favourite bedspread or comforter or simply choose a neutral colour that brings attention to the rest of your bedding.
Just make sure that it’s a colour that’s already present in some other element in your bedroom, such as a rug, curtains or nightstand.
When purchasing any type of bedding item, whether sheets or divan base covers, it is imperative to be aware of your bed’s dimensions.
You have two options: check the mattress label or measure the divan yourself.
Even if the size of your bed is mentioned on the tag of your mattress, it is always advised that you measure your divan to make sure you obtain the proper size cover.
Get a Gorgeous Headboard
Even the most plain-looking divan bed may be transformed into a beautiful work of art by adding a headboard.
A more elegant, minimalist bedroom would look lovely with a straightforward, white cotton headboard. While a majestic, deep purple headboard would highlight your decor’s more regal and mature side.
There’s a huge selection of headboards to choose from. With so many different shapes, colours, and materials available, you’re sure to discover the ideal one to suit your aesthetic.
Depending on the atmosphere you want to create in your bedroom, you might go for a suede, cotton, or wooden headboard.
You also have the option to build a DIY headboard. Divans are incredibly flexible, so you can easily design and customize a headboard to fit any bed.
Add Layers of Quality Linen
Even if you’ve found the perfect divan wrap and a stunning headboard, the bedding you choose may make or break the look. It’s the area of the bed where you want to flaunt your personality and sense of flair.
You want to get the ideal set because bed linens are the bed’s shining jewel. This is the one item you should certainly spend more money on because it will be in daily contact with your skin and not just for aesthetic reasons.
The thread count, weave and fabric are the most crucial factors when shopping for linen. Pima, Egyptian, and pure cotton are good fabric options because they are all-natural and have a soft feel.
And when it comes to thread count, anything in the 200 – 300 range is a great choice. Linen advertised to have a thread count of 1000 is usually a marketing trick and uses weaves and fibres of lower quality, so make sure to avoid these kinds of products.
However, don’t just stop at bedsheets and duvet covers when shopping for linen. Throws and quilts are the tricks to having a lush-looking bed.
Not only are they great to have around when the nights get chilly, but also make the bed look opulent and unique.
However, throws and blankets aren’t just for the winter; you can easily alter them according to the season to accommodate the weather and vary the look.
Choose a thin throw for spring and summer that won’t keep you too warm at night. To effortlessly add variety to your bedroom decor concept, select a style different from your throws for the colder season.
Don’t Forget the Small Details
The small details help to portray the bigger image. By adding the final touch in the form of accessories, you can tie all the different décor choices together to produce a harmonious bedroom style.
For instance, the positioning of your pillow and the way your duvet cover is turned at the corner may make anything stand out.
Use objects that reflect your individuality as well, such as a plush toy of your favourite animal or a pair of your prefered pyjamas that are beautifully folded and ready for you at the foot of your bed.