An Ottoman bed has the looks of a Divan but instead of drawers or a slider, it allows the platform top part, where the mattress sits, to be lifted up, which allows for far greater storage space.
They are now enjoying far greater popularity amongst people who are short on storage and don’t have the room for a full set of 4 drawers in a base.
Ottomans allow for far greater storage than a traditional bed frame, divan or platform top bed base. They are typically used in smaller bedrooms, apartments, flats or areas where bedside tables or closer walls restrict a 4 drawer bed base option. They can be used to store for example spare bedding, particularly if you have both a winter and summer tog duvet that you swap out. They are also useful for storing bedding, towels, clothing such as seasonal items, shoes, books and boxes of keepsakes. Pretty much anything can be stored in them.