An Ottoman bed is a practical furniture piece that gives your bedroom a touch of class and luxury. These beds are sold in many different varieties; some have additional drawers on the side, others have side tables. Oftentimes, they are sold as a futon mattress with an attached canopy. This article describes some of the features to look for when buying an Ottoman bed.
A good Ottoman bed usually has an ornate frame and a fabric or leather upper covering. The frame is usually made from iron or steel and secured with four or five screws. The top is usually a fabric in shades of pink, red, green, blue or yellow. The frame often features a button or some type of decoration that matches the fabric on the frame. There is usually a slot for a magazine or a comforter and sometimes there is a pull-out tray for bedding storage. Usually, the mattress is covered in a fitted sheet or in a twin-size down comforter.
Ottoman beds have an opening mechanism in the middle of the lower frame that covers the entire mattress. It provides an interior chamber for storage or a “tiered” area for bedding and other furnishings. In many beds, there is an area for a chair that can be pulled out when the child no longer needs his or her seat. Some Ottoman beds open from the bottom or from the side allowing access to the entire interior through a small opening at the bottom of the foot frame. These openings allow for storage of bed linen, clothing and toys for kids of all ages.
The most important characteristic of an Ottoman is its ability to provide a supportive bed for kids. Because it is raised up, it is able to offer more support to the lower part of a child’s body while sleeping. When they are finished using the bed for the night, there is no need to get up because the mattress has absorbed the body weight and does not let the child stay awake on it. Ottoman beds are a comfortable choice for kids’ bedrooms because they offer a comfortable sleeping surface that can grow with the child.
When shopping for an Ottoman or sleeper Ottoman, be sure to look for one that has a foam mattress. A foam mattress allows proper support for a child’s body without putting unnecessary pressure on delicate joints or bones. It also helps prevent sickness during the hot summer months and drafts from outdoor weather. The frame should be sturdy enough to hold up to continuous use. If possible, opt for a double bed frame that offers more comfort and support than a single frame would.
Once you have chosen the mattress and selected the right frame, it is time to decide on the opening mechanism. You will want to choose a bed that has a convenient opening mechanism that does not require a leg rest to open. Bed frames with opening mechanisms should feature a bed skirt in order to keep your children from falling out. You may also wish to consider whether or not to install an alarm. If a child were to fall out of their beds, an alarm will ensure that they receive proper medical attention.