The Ottoman Bedroom Empire
We understand that space in your bedroom is a privilege, and that having storage alongside style wherever possible is just as vital, and that’s where our old buddy, the Ottoman Bed, steps in. Its seamless ability to act as an extra container is invaluable, and its secret cavity offers the perfect storage room for a variety of your belongings. We’ll explore the past of this magnificent bed and pick one of our favourites for the upcoming summer months.
Historic Ottoman Origins
This famous bed shares its name with the rise of ancient Turkey, whose kingdom in the 14th century grew to fame. The Ottoman Empire ruled over modern-day North Africa, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq, as well as the Balkan states, for the next 600 years.
The first Ottoman furniture was a variety of upholstered bench or long seat that excluded arms and a back. This traditional piece was typically used as the home’s main seating, stuffed with cushions but sitting low like a footstool with hinged interior storage. Larger pieces that were higher and featuring deeper cavities were also made. The Ottoman format for beds, chests of drawers, and stalls was developed and modernised in this style. Ottoman furniture was first introduced to Western Europe in the late 1800s, and it has grown over the last three centuries.
This takes us to the contemporary nature of the Ottoman bed, a masterpiece of architectural aesthetics and functionality. The versatility of a Divan Bed has been combined and added more substance. All Opulence Dream Ottoman beds are available all the way to Super King in sizes from a Small Single to offer four times as much storage as a standard Divan.
Create a New Empire in Your Bedroom
With summer approaching, the subtle yet stylish Opulence Dream Ottoman Bed is our pick to warm up your bedroom. With its two-sided headboard addition, this beautiful bed provides pristine practicality, providing the option to open as either a left or right hander. It’s easy to raise up the base of the bed and access your belongings underneath the mattress thanks to gas struts and a side lift hydraulic mechanism.
Choose your favourite fabric and colour for the Ottoman, then pair it with a Headboard and Mattress to make the perfect addition to your home. So there we ‘ve have it, a bed steeped in tradition, but brought to life by the Opulence Dream today. The only question is what are you going to store within your Ottoman?!