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21 of the best ottoman beds for a chic and hidden storage

A quality bed frame is already among the priciest investments for your home. However, if you’re contending with limited space, investing in one of the best ottoman beds is a surefire way to discreetly tidy away clutter. These space-saving beds have been around for a while (centuries, actually), but it’s fair to say they’re having a moment as one of the latest furniture must-haves. While modern ottoman beds are infinitely more stylish than their 18th-century counterparts, their defining feature remains the same. Namely, they have a whole lot of storage.

That said, selecting the right bed frame for your home requires a lot of consideration. Many designs may complement your home’s aesthetic but fall short on practicality. The result: owning an essential piece of furniture you that doesn’t make the most of your space. The best ottoman storage beds, however, can strike the perfect balance by serving as a visually pleasing focal point for your bedroom, providing both comfort and ample storage space to stow away items you rarely reach for.

Of course, there are plenty of innovative storage options out there. But the great thing about ottoman beds – as you may have gathered – is that they provide tonnes of extra space, which you can literally sleep on. So, whether you’re looking for a traditional end-opening double, something to slot into a guest bedroom, or a design-led mid-century frame, get inspiration from these practical and stylish ottoman beds.

SKIP TO: What size ottoman is best? | What is the best base for an ottoman bed? | Is a side opening ottoman or end ottoman better? | Is a side opening ottoman or end ottoman better? | What mattress is suitable for an ottoman bed? | What does gas-lift hydraulics mean? | How did we choose the best ottoman beds? | Our picks


Best ottoman beds at a glance:

  1. Best ottoman bed overall: Ascot Bouclé Ottoman Storage Bed, £279, Dusk
  2. Best ottoman bed runner up: GFW Pettine Double Fabric Ottoman Bed Frame, £485, Argos
  3. Best with sprung slats: Middleton Ottoman Storage Bed, £329, Dusk
  4. Best John Lewis ottoman bed: TEMPUR® Button Ottoman Storage Upholstered Bed Frame, £1,349, John Lewis

Ascot Bouclé Ottoman Storage Bed – Off White

£499 £279 AT DUSK

GFW Pettine Double Fabric Ottoman Bed Frame – Blush Pink

£485 AT ARGOS

Middleton Ottoman Storage Bed

£549 £329 AT DUSK

TEMPUR® Button Ottoman Storage Upholstered Bed Frame

£1,349 AT JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

Are ottoman beds a good idea?

The average ottoman bed can store four times more than a divan bed and the gas-hydraulic mechanisms mean you’re also going to be less likely to injure yourself when accessing your storage.

What size ottoman is best?

As you won’t need room either side of your bed – with an end-opening ottoman, that is – to open any bed drawers, ottoman beds allow you to take advantage of the full width of small bedrooms, should you need. So it’s important to measure your room and visualise whether you’ll want bedside tables, room for a foot rug or any other accessories. For singles, we’d recommend a small double or double for ultimate comfort and, likewise a king or super king will provide ample space for couples. Of course, it’s important to consider the size of your existing mattress too, and check that you haven’t owned a small double all this time under the impression you were kipping on a double. Top tip – ottoman beds usually come up larger than your standard divans and platform bed frames, so you really can’t make do with the wrong mattress size!

What is the best base for an ottoman bed?

Ottoman beds have one of two bases:

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  • Sprung-slatted
  • Board base

The latter is quite hard to come by and is normally featured only on more premium frames, such as the Darlings of Chelsea Barking bed. Naturally, being a more premium interiors offering means that this type of base aims to offer buyers more longstanding security and peace of mind, knowing that their purchase will last them beyond a limited 2-year warranty.

Elsewhere, sprung-slatted ottoman beds can be quite affordable, with this Ascot Ottoman Storage Bed coming in under £300. In our opinion, you won’t notice a difference in your bed base feel-wise, so it’s really a matter of how long you’re planning on seeing this purchase out. Make sure to check your products’ frame guarantees and what sort of damage you’re covered against.

Is a side opening ottoman or end ottoman better?

It’s recommended to think about where in your room you will position your ottoman bed before buying. For example, if the foot of your bed is directly against a wall, it would probably be sensible to opt for a side-lift ottoman bed.

What mattress is suitable for an ottoman bed?

Before buying, always research the maximum weight of the bed (if it doesn’t say, that’s a major red flag), consider whether it will be enough to hold you and your mattress and then use that weight as a guideline when shopping for the best mattress thereafter.

What does gas-lift hydraulics mean?

It’s basically the same mechanism used for car boots: to open most car boots, all you need to do is pull a handle, which triggers the boot to lift up at a slow, steady pace. Likewise, for most ottoman beds, releasing the safety straps will trigger the upward motion of the mechanism, causing the mattress to lift up and revealing all that lovely extra space.

How did we choose the best ottoman beds?

In curating this edit of the best ottoman beds, we’ve considered several factors such as storage capacity, pricing, functionality, and aesthetics. Drawing from our favourite online furniture stores, we’ve scrutinised each bed’s advantages and disadvantages, while also taking into account the array of colour choices and size variations to make your decision-making that little bit easier. Happy shopping!

After more sleep content? We’ve got you covered. Once you’ve decided on a rattan bed frame or a low platform bed frame, it’s time to choose a weighted blanket, mattress topper, and some anti-allergy and cooling pillows. Then comes silk bedding, the best fitted sheets, silk pillowcases and some pillow spray for the final flourish. For more from GLAMOUR UK’s Commerce Writer Mayola Fernandes, follow her on Instagram @mayolafernandess.

Scroll down for the GLAMOUR team’s edit of the best ottoman beds that will instantly upgrade your storage game:

  • 1. Best ottoman bed overallAscot Bouclé Ottoman Storage Bed – Off WhiteSpecifications:
    • Pros – Available in eight colours.
    • Cons – No complaints here!
    • Sizes available – Double, king and super king ottoman bed sizes.
    • Fabric – Your choice of 5.
    • Internal makeup material – N/A but features plastic legs.
    • Headboard height – 111cm.
    We at GLAMOUR met with team Dusk to chat all things interiors and, reader, they could not stress enough how much this bed has been flying off shelves. From the accessible price point to the subtle off white shade, it’s neutral, available in the ever-elusive king size ottoman bed dimension and is going straight in our basket. Unlike most upholstered ottoman bed frames, this one is available in colours other than beige and grey, not to mention the Ascot can be delivered in as little as 6 days.£499 £279 AT DUSK
  • Image may contain Furniture and Ottoman2. Best ottoman bed runner upGFW Pettine Double Fabric Ottoman Bed Frame – Blush PinkSpecifications:
    • Pros – Has a 15cm clearance underneath the bed to create the illusion of more floor space in more modestly sized rooms.
    • Cons – Has a 34 stone maximum weight.
    • Sizes available – Double, king.
    • Fabric – Velvet fabric.
    • Internal makeup material – N/A.
    • Headboard height – 122cm.
    I mean, just look at that headboard. The gently-curved design is reminiscent of the scallop interior trend and will fit perfectly into a millennial pink colour scheme. It’s the perfect ottoman bed for easy access for items like bedding, space memory foam pillows and winter clothes. We’re also keen on those gold-effect metal legs. In fact, we may even feel an Instagram post coming on…Save money on divan base and ottoman base bed frames with these Argos vouchers.£485 AT ARGOS
  • Image may contain Furniture and Bed3. Best ottoman bed with sprung slatsMiddleton Ottoman Storage BedSpecifications:
    • Pros – It’s on sale for £100 less than standard and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth/vacuum should any accidental spills occur.
    • Cons – Fabric colour may be affected if placed in direct sunlight.
    • Sizes available – Double, king, super king.
    • Fabric – Your choice of linen or velvet.
    • Internal makeup material – N/A.
    • Headboard height – 124cm.
    Whether we’re looking for one of the best duvets or some crisp bedding sets, Dusk will come through with the goods. Now, they’ve come through with a classy, high-quality bed frame that you wouldn’t even know has enough space for spare pillowsmattress protectors and everything in-between.£549 £329 AT DUSK
  • Image may contain Furniture and Bed4. Best John Lewis ottoman bedTEMPUR® Button Ottoman Storage Upholstered Bed FrameSpecifications:
    • Pros – Stylish winged headboard.
    • Cons – Bright bedrooms may accelerate the natural fade of the beige/grey fabrics.
    • Sizes available – Double, king.
    • Fabric – 65% viscose, 20% linen, 15% polyester.
    • Internal makeup material – Birch wood, pine, plywood, metal.
    • Headboard height – 130cm.
    Available in tempting shades Biscuit and Charcoal, this ottoman bed from John Lewis is quite possibly the sleekest option. Constructed using birchwood and pine and finished with elegant padded detailing, it’s a dreamy combo of strong and chic. Delivery is within four weeks.Save money on ottoman beds and divan beds with storage drawers by using these John Lewis discounts.£1,349 AT JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

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  • 5. Best functional ottoman bedEmma Ottoman BedSpecifications:
    • Pros – Comes with a 200-night sleep trial.
    • Cons – It would be great if there was a slightly broader range of bed frame fabrics.
    • Sizes available – Double, king, super king.
    • Fabric – 100% polyester non-woven back fabric.
    • Internal makeup material –
    • Headboard height –
    Emma’s ottoman bed is the practical solution to your bedrooms storage needs. With 890 litres of under-bed space and an easy opening mechanism, you can rest assured your spare bedding, shoes, and seasonal clothes has a dedicated area in your home. Plus, the sturdy materials make it easy to clean, and it can be put together in under an hour. The bed also comes with a 200-night sleep trial so if it doesn’t meet your expectations, you can have it picked up for free and expect a full refund.Save money on divan base and ottoman base bed frames with these Emma Mattress discount codes.£1,333 AT EMMA
  • Image may contain Room Bedroom Indoors Flooring Furniture Dorm Room Housing Building Floor Wood and Bed6. Best luxury ottoman bedBarking Ottoman Storage BedSpecifications:
    • Pros – The brand have their own financing scheme for buyers.
    • Cons – No option to add on a footboard if a sleigh bed is your preference.
    • Sizes available – Ottoman bed single, double, king, super-king, emperor.
    • Fabric – Your choice of 22 different fabrics.
    • Internal makeup material – Manufactured wood and solid wood.
    • Headboard height – Your choice of eight different headboards.
    If you like Loaf’s customisable options – fabrics, headboards etc. – then you’ll adore Darlings of Chelsea. With the option to add your choice of a Chesterfield headboard and even a mattress, DoC will make sure that your ottoman bed will be in tiptop condition and ready to sleep on from the day it’s delivered.While you can’t use Klarna to pay for a Darlings of Chelsea bed frame, the brand do have their own financing scheme for buyers who aren’t in a place to put down several £1000s in one blow.Save money on cream, teal, mocha – you name it – coloured ottoman beds with these Darlings of Chelsea discount codes.£1,875 £1,349 AT DARLINGS OF CHELSEA
  • 7. Best minimalist ottoman bedOslo Ottoman Storage Bed – IvorySpecifications:
    • Pros – Arrives flat packed so you don’t have to worry about any narrow doors or hallways.
    • Cons – The sizes are slightly limited as there’s no single or small double bed sizes.
    • Sizes available – Double, king size, super king.
    • Fabric – Chenille.
    • Internal makeup material – Wooden sprung base.
    • Headboard height – 210cm.
    This stylish ottoman bed is a must-have for anyone with an eye for sumptuous, minimal design. The wooden sprung base serves as a study base to sleep on, while the chenille fabric adds some textural appeal and makes for an extremely comfortable surface to lean against. The chenille fabric is only available in ivory, but there’s a matte velvet option in dark pink or sage green.£499 £279 AT DUSK
  • Image may contain Furniture and Bed8. Best ottoman bed with fast deliveryOttoman Storage BedSpecifications:
    • Pros – Free next day delivery.
    • Cons – None!
    • Sizes available – Double, king, super king.
    • Fabric – Main fabric 100 % recycled, woven polyester, Lining Fabric: 100% polyester non-woven fabric.
    • Internal makeup material – Bed Frame: Pine & MDF. Slats: FSC birch or beech wood.
    • Headboard height – 124.5cm.
    Simba offers a stylish range of bed frames which are designed for quick assembly. The Ottoman Storage Bed boasts a tall headboard upholstered in a soft fabric and comes in two shades – dark grey and soft grey. Its construction is hassle-free, with pre-fixed slats within a fold-out frame for effortless assembly.£949 AT SIMBA

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  • Image may contain Indoors Interior Design Furniture Home Decor Cushion Bed Bedroom Room Bed Sheet and Hardwood9. Best ottoman bed with oak wood finishPhoenix Oak Wooden Ottoman Storage BedSpecifications:
    • Pros – Available in five colourways.
    • Cons – None!
    • Sizes available – Single, small double, double, king.
    • Fabric – N/A.
    • Internal makeup material – Wood.
    • Headboard height – 106cm.
    Crafted with a rubber wood frame boasting an oak finish, Happy Beds’ Phoenix offers abundant ottoman storage to organise your bedroom essentials. Its slatted headboard and lower foot end complement its design, while three partitioned storage compartments, complete with internal dividers, facilitate neat organisation, whether it’s separating bed linens from winter coats.£579.99 £379.99 AT HAPPY BEDS
  • 10. Best ottoman bed as rated by customersWilson Oatmeal Fabric Ottoman Storage BedSpecifications:
    • Pros – Delivered flat pack for ease of delivery.
    • Cons – None here!
    • Sizes available – Double, king size.
    • Fabric – Either oatmeal or grey ottoman bed colourways.
    • Internal makeup material – N/A – “highly durable materials.”
    • Headboard height – 140cm.
    If a classic, timeless feel is pleasing on the eyes then the Wilson upholstered ottoman bed will be sure to fill the bedroom storage gap in your home’s inventory. With a foot end opening, slatted base and two colourways to choose from – light grey or oatmeal – your bedroom never looked better, nor had more impressive space-saving functionality.It’s delivered flat pack for ease of delivery into loft rooms and small entryways, and its button-back headboard is luxuriously tall to support all those all-important throw cushions.Save money on ottoman beds for a clutter-free bedroom with these Happy Beds discount codes.£564.99 £379.99 AT HAPPY BEDS
  • Image may contain Furniture Ottoman Bed Rug Indoors Room and Bedroom11. Best small double ottoman bedClassic Side Lift Ottoman Storage BedSpecifications:
    • Pros – It’s side opening, so at the highest opening point of the lift mechanism, you’ll have wider access to all your stored items.
    • Cons – Delivery does not include carrying the bed frame to your bedroom/upstairs.
    • Sizes available – Double, small double, king, super king.
    • Fabric – Either grey velvet or textured linen.
    • Internal makeup material – N/A.
    • Headboard height – 96.5cm.
    You don’t need to be Mrs Hinch to appreciate a bit of crushed velvet now and again. And if you’re a mega-fan of the shimmery look, this ottoman bed from La Redoute is about to become your new life partner. At under £300, you won’t have to wait till payday to upgrade your digs, either.Save money on chenille and crushed velvet bed frames with these La Redoute discounts.£299 AT LA REDOUTE
  • 12. Best wooden ottoman bed frameIsabella Platform Ottoman Bed FrameSpecifications:
    • Pros – Comes with its own sprung slats for more shock absorption, cushioned support, and to help extend the life of your mattress.
    • Cons – No complaints about the bed frame itself, we just wish there was a single size available.
    • Sizes available – Double, king.
    • Fabric – N/A.
    • Internal makeup material – Wood.
    • Headboard height – 111cm.
    Made from solid wood, this stylish bed frame will bring a natural warmth to any bedroom set up. It’s available in an oak or walnut colouring, features a high indented headboard and has ample storage space to tuck away spare linen, blankets, clothing, and shoes.£899 £699 AT DREAMS

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  • 13. Best grey ottoman bedJohn Lewis Emily Ottoman Storage Upholstered Bed FrameSpecifications:
    • Pros – Using hydraulic arms and a handle, you can easily lift up the base and reveal a large storage space.
    • Cons – Estimated delivery is within sixteen weeks which is longer than many competitors.
    • Sizes available – Double, king size.
    • Fabric – Your choice of 12 velvet fabrics.
    • Internal makeup material – Rubberwood, pine, plywood, metal.
    • Headboard height – 110cm.
    John Lewis’ range of Emily ottoman beds go from double to king size, and is available in a choice of 31 colours and 12 fabric choices. We’re big fans of this timeless grey hue, but there’s everything from muted tones to brighter iterations in abundance. This design keeps things simple, with clean lines and soft edges, and is finished with a well-padded headboard.Save money on divan base and ottoman base bed frames with these John Lewis discount codes.£699 AT JOHN LEWIS
  • 14. Best king size ottoman bedAnya Wooden Ottoman Bed FrameSpecifications:
    • Pros – You’ll get 10% off when you purchase with a mattress from the brand.
    • Cons – We just wish it was available in a single size.
    • Sizes available – Small double, double, king, super king.
    • Fabric – Your choice of four velvet fabrics.
    • Internal makeup material – Solid ash and ash veneer bed frame.
    • Headboard height – 110cm.
    Finally, an ottoman bed frame with a unique design, courtesy of bensons for beds. The velvet set upon the wood frame adds depth to your bed’s backdrop and the rose pink hue would look gorgeous sat next to a pleated lampshade. It’s an end lift ottoman bed, so you can pack in those bedside tables and, with a slatted base it’ll provide ample support for your mattress, be it pocket sprung, foam or hybrid. What’s more, you’ll get 10% off when you purchase with a mattress from the brand and, there’s a whole matching Anya collection so you can coordinate your entire room.£699.99 AT BENSONS FOR BEDS
  • Image may contain Furniture Cushion Home Decor Bed Rug and Pillow15. Best ottoman bed with a winged designBerkeley Ottoman Storage Bed – NaturalSpecifications:
    • Pros – Fast delivery, affordable and stylish design.
    • Cons – Nothing of note!
    • Sizes available – Double, king size, super king.
    • Fabric – Linen look fabric.
    • Internal makeup material – N/A.
    • Headboard height – 115cm.
    Dusk’s Berkley maintains the minimalist charm synonymous with its good value bed collection. Offering generous storage beneath, this ottoman bed showcases a linen-inspired headboard adorned with a chic piped trim and an elegant winged silhouette. If the neutral linen tone isn’t your preference, it also comes in a sleek grey option.£549 £349 AT DUSK
  • 16. Best linen ottoman divan bedUniversal Linen Look 4 Drawer Upholstered Divan BaseSpecifications:
    • Pros – Divans don’t have slats like most traditional bed frames so you’re less likely to snap them accidentally.
    • Cons – The four drawer option means you won’t be able to store some large items.
    • Sizes available – Double, king, super king.
    • Fabric – Linen-look fabric.
    • Internal makeup material – Wooden frame.
    • Headboard height – N/A.
    By opting for a divan base, you will have the flexibility of switching up the colours and fabrics of the upholstery to achieve the look you’ve been thinking of. La Redoute’s 13” platform base is available in four linen-look fabrics, comes with four drawers for maximum storage and has a solid 5-year warranty.Save money on ottoman bed frames for all types of sleepers with these La Redoute discount codes.£419 AT LA REDOUTE

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  • Image may contain Indoors Interior Design Lamp Home Decor Bed Furniture Rug Cup Bedroom and Room17. Best ottoman bed with button detailingIves Ottoman BedSpecifications:
    • Pros – The hydraulic lift system ensures smooth and easy access to the storage compartment.
    • Cons – It’s not available in a single size!
    • Sizes available – Double, king, super king.
    • Fabric – Upholstered in a textured weave fabric.
    • Internal makeup material – Wooden.
    • Headboard height – 140cm.
    Feather & Black’s ottoman bed will seamlessly integrate into any bedroom aesthetic. Upholstered in a rich textured weave fabric, it provides ample space to stow away winter shoes, coats, ben linen or other belongings. With a padded, winged headboard that features button detailing, it’s a stylish ottoman storage bed that makes for a statement centrepiece to design your bedroom furniture around.£1,199 AT FEATHER & BLACK
  • Image may contain Cushion Home Decor Furniture Pillow Bed Rug Indoors Interior Design and Lamp18. Best stylish ottoman bedMadison Ottoman Storage Bed – Stone GreySpecifications:
    • Pros – Its got a low platform bed frame which is perfect for curating a laidback and minimalist look.
    • Cons – You’ll have to place it away from direct sunlight to avoid potential damage to the fabric.
    • Sizes available – Double, king, super king.
    • Fabric – Linen look fabric.
    • Internal makeup material – Wood.
    • Headboard height – 140cm.
    Delicately upholstered in a soothing stone grey linen, Dusk’s Madison ottoman storage bed features an oversized headboard of 140cm that establishes a warm and inviting centrepiece for any bedroom space. Its standout feature lies in its practicality, boasting a spacious ottoman-style storage compartment beneath the mattress base, providing a convenient solution for storing bedding, clothing, or any other items while keeping your room organised and clutter-free.£599 £369 AT DUSK
  • Image may contain Lamp Furniture Indoors Interior Design Bed Bed Sheet and Plant19. Best design-led ottoman bedWave Ottoman BedSpecifications:
    • Pros – It features a gorgeous headboard that will make a statement in your room.
    • Cons – It’s not available in a single size.
    • Sizes available – Double, king size.
    • Fabric – N/A.
    • Internal makeup material – Wood.
    • Headboard height – 122cm.
    If you’re seeking a statement bed frame to anchor your bedroom décor, Marks & Spencer’s design-driven option is worth considering. Featuring a striking headboard, softly cushioned and adorned with a wave headboard, it’ll bring a touch of modern allure to your home.£649 AT MARKS & SPENCER
  • Image may contain Furniture and Bed20. Best ottoman divan baseHarrison Spinks Classic Ottoman Divan BaseSpecifications:
    • Pros – Handmade in Britain, it’s crafted from FSC-accredited wood and recycled materials making it a sustainably-minded choice.
    • Cons – It doesn’t come with the headboard included, so you’ll have to purchase it separately for an additional cost.
    • Sizes available – Double, king, super king.
    • Fabric – 12 fabric options.
    • Internal makeup material – FSC-accredited wood.
    • Headboard height – N/A.
    Here’s a traditional divan, offering not only the essential support for a restorative night’s sleep but also a discreet yet spacious storage solution underneath. The indulgent padding adorning this bed frame promises a cushioned finish, guaranteeing a luxuriously supported slumber, all while keeping your bedtime necessities within arm’s reach.£1,399 AT FEATHER & BLACK

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  • Image may contain Indoors Interior Design Home Decor Furniture Bed and Cushion21. Best single ottoman bedWilson Upholstered Ottoman Bed FrameSpecifications:
    • Pros – It’s available in four standard sizes, and in a range of colours and fabrics.
    • Cons – There’s only a 1 year guarantee which is considerably lower than other competitors.
    • Sizes available – Single, small double, double, king.
    • Fabric – Choice between faux leather, velvet, woven.
    • Internal makeup material – Wood.
    • Headboard height – 107cm.
    Upholstered in a sophisticated grey fabric, this ottoman boasts scrolled head and foot ends, imparting a touch of refined elegance. Enhanced with wooden sprung slats, the Wilson bed frame not only elevates comfort levels but also extends the longevity of your mattress. If you’re scheme calls for a different shade, the selection extends to include silver, navy, and natural hues as well.

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