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Do mattresses on divan bed bases move?

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Picklesandpies · 26/03/2018 10:05

Thinking about getting a divan base as we are keen to not have a headboard (we will have big cushions instead) but having never had one before I'm wondering whether the mattress shifts away from the wall eventually as it doesn't 'sit jn' anything.

This would drive me potty! We are currently in our third week of sleeping on the mattress on the floor so I do need to get this sorted Grin


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pickleface · 26/03/2018 10:10

Mine moves s bit downwards but I give it a shove with my big ass and it's fine

NotTheNineInchNails · 26/03/2018 10:11

Mine does. Drives me mental as my pillows slip into the gap.

Picklesandpies · 26/03/2018 10:29

Hmmmm... not sure I could deal with that sort of irritation on a daily basis. Thanks for the feedback. Back to the drawing board!

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Mar15mite · 28/03/2018 08:24

I got a new bed recently and I'm sure I saw frame beds online with no headboards.... let me see if I can find a link

faustina · 28/03/2018 08:32

this is a beautiful bed (which you couldn't buy in the UK when I was looking - grrr)


Picklesandpies · 28/03/2018 08:42

@Mar15mite Thanks so much for the link - that's a really good find! And not too expensive either! Like the fact you can customise them with tapered legs etc

@faustina That is a beautiful bed indeed - the only thing I think that might bother me is if we had the same problem with the mattress moving as it's not actually sitting in the bed frame itself. It is lovely though... looks nice with the macrame wall hanging.

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Fuller2018 · 30/03/2018 05:46

I have a divan / no headboard and my mattress stays put. It might depend on the weight of the mattress and if you are using a valance sheet for the base (material could be slippy)

Picklesandpies · 30/03/2018 07:22

@Fuller2018 that's interesting, thanks. We definitely wouldn't have a valence. I've been looking at Button and Sprung divans in all sorts of lovely and non swirly fabrics.

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MessySurfaces · 05/04/2018 08:44

Ours slips a little, but only enough to merit pushing back every month or so. It's a very heavy mattress, but easy enough to shove back.

Picklesandpies · 05/04/2018 12:02

Thanks @MessySurfaces

Still in limbo... still on the floor 🙄. Our mattress is pretty heavy too so maybe we would be ok.

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MessySurfaces · 05/04/2018 15:30

Does it slip on the floor?? If not you're golden, surely?

Picklesandpies · 05/04/2018 16:05

You have a good point @MessySurfaces

No, it doesn't slip on the floor! Grin

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MessySurfaces · 05/04/2018 16:10

Winner winner chicken dinner!

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