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Divan beds - what do you cover the base with?

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fossil97 Tue 25-Sep-12 23:01:54

I am just looking at getting some divan beds for teenagers bedrooms. I have always had slatted beds and mattresses before. What do you have to cover the inevitable pink/white brocade divan base that isn't a frilly valance or bit of sheet? Can you get a cover in more dark/plain/upholstery type fabric?

VerySouthLondon Tue 25-Sep-12 23:04:18

You don't have to cover the base of modern ones. They have fairly decent finishes.

TimrousBeastie Tue 25-Sep-12 23:04:45

I had to settle on a valance-couldn't find an alternative. Will be watchign this thread incase there is a better solution.

fossil97 Tue 25-Sep-12 23:08:30

It might be secondhand (lightly used I hasten to add) so probably won't get to choose the finish.

fossil97 Tue 25-Sep-12 23:09:21

I guess I could run something up on the sewing machine (bookmarks business idea).

smalltown Tue 25-Sep-12 23:09:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Flojo1979 Tue 25-Sep-12 23:13:31

I second smalltown box pleat valance.

sportyme Thu 27-Sep-12 11:18:36

Box pleat balance for me too. Looks modern as no frills. You can get bold colours or colours that match the duvet covers. See the sheet section here www.homespacedirect.com

Fizzylemonade Fri 28-Sep-12 11:45:20

All of mine have a box pleat valance as they have storage drawers underneath.

If they didn't have storage drawers then you can re-upholster them, you just need a trusty staple gun and some nice fabric.

Jinnyb143 Sat 13-Jun-15 03:51:24

Just discovered these on Amazon

Divan wrapssmile

Oxfordblue Sat 13-Jun-15 23:50:24

I've got a faux suede divan wrap from Tesco direct. It's actually from Wayfair as I wanted 'linen' colour. Nice enough for £20.

Bunbaker Sat 13-Jun-15 23:54:59

I don't like valance sheets. There is something a bit Hyacinth Bucket about them. It reminds of when the Victorians had huge table cloths to hide the legs of tables.

I have never heard of divan wraps before, but they look much nicer than frilly valance sheets.

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