Emma Divan Bed Review

Emma Divan Bed Review UK (2024)

Last updated: 01.11.2023 Reading time: 13 Min.

Are you looking for a stylish bed that has plenty of storage space?

A divan bed could be the perfect solution.

In fact, we recently tested the Emma Divan Bed to see if it offered the storage, comfort, and style it promised.

Find out how it measured up in our Emma Divan Bed review. 🔎

Let's get stuck in.

Top features of the Emma Divan Bed

Made in the UK
Made In The UK
Customisable
Easy To Assemble
Free delivery & returns
Free Delivery
200-day trial period
200-Day Trial Period

Advantages

  • Easy to assemble.
  • Integrated storage drawers.
  • Made in the UK.
  • Fast, free delivery.
  • 200-night trial period and 2-year guarantee.
  • Wooden structure offers superior support.
  • FSC-certified, guaranteeing sustainable forest management.

Disadvantages

  • Some customers find Emma's support services unhelpful.
  • The headboard is not super sturdy.
  • Limited colour options.

What makes the Emma Divan Bed special?

  • Timeless design.
  • Quick and easy to assemble.
  • 200-night trial and 2-year guarantee.

Who is the Emma Divan Bed suitable for?

The Emma Divan Bed is a stylish frame with easy-access storage.

But how do you know if this is the right bed for you?

We'll look into who the Emma Divan Bed is best and least suited to below. 👇

People who are short on space

Those who don't have much space to spare are well-suited to a divan bed.

The Emma Divan Bed has two integrated drawers, perfect for storing items like extra bedding or towels.

A divan bed is a perfect option for those who want easy access to stored items.

While you can store numerous items under traditional beds, this is not always a well-organised solution.

Did you know that studies [1] suggest that we sleep better when we view our space as neat and tidy?

A bed like the Emma Divan could improve the look of your space, meaning better sleep for you.

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People looking for mattress support

A bed frame cannot wholly alter the feeling or support level of a mattress, but it can enhance it.

A more solid bed base will provide more support and firm up the feel of a mattress. 💪

The Emma Divan Bed provides a secure and stable base.

Our tester didn't notice any significant change in the firmness of their mattress but did feel very stable on the Emma Divan base.

People who love a classic design

The Emma Divan Bed is sleek, simple, and clean.

Emma Divan Bed design
The Emma Divan Bed has a simple and timeless design.

Its frame is not overly decorated, plush, or colourful.

The bed is ideal for people who love a classical and minimalist style.

The Emma Divan Bed comes in 2 colour options, beige and dark grey.

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People who want UK quality

The Emma Divan Bed is handmade in the UK.

The bed uses durable FSC-approved materials [2].

It feels much sturdier than cheaper divan beds, like the divan bed IKEA frames. 🌟

Emma Divan Bed FSC approved
Materials used in the Emma Divan Bed are FSC-approved.

Even the Emma Divan storage drawers are well-made and glide on their rollers without a hitch.

The bed also comes with a 2-year warranty, a 200-night trial, and free returns.

So those who don't like the bed have plenty of options to return or exchange it.

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Who shouldn't buy an Emma Divan Bed?

Of course, the Emma Divan Bed won't suit everyone who tries it.

So who should look elsewhere for their bed frame?

People who want a vibrant bed frame

Currently, the Emma Divan Bed only comes in a simple beige or dark grey.

People looking for a divan bed with a splash of colour may want to consider an alternative. 🎨

Dreams sells divan beds in a range of colours.

Those who want a springy bed frame

The Emma Divan Bed has a solid board base.

Those concerned about how firm their bed, and therefore mattress feel, may want to consider an alternative frame.

Sleep experts acknowledge that too firm or soft mattresses can cause greater spinal curvature [3], leading to health problems and preventing you from getting a genuinely restful night's sleep.

Mattress firmness
When a mattress is too firm, we can't sink into the bed and are left uncomfortable.

A frame with sprung slats will have more give than the Emma Divan, making your mattress feel softer. ☁️

For instance, the Emma Signature Bed has a slatted 'FlexiSlats' base to improve support and relieve pressure.

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Those who want a lot of storage

If you need a lot of storage space, you may want a four-drawer divan bed or an ottoman bed.

Something like the DreamCloud Ottoman Bed could be a great fit.

Ottoman Storage Bed
Ottoman Beds, like the DreamCloud Ottoman, provide plenty of hidden storage space.

While the DreamCloud Ottoman Bed is more expensive and may be slightly heavier, it offers the whole base of the bed as storage.

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People who have a lower budget

It's also worth noting that Emma Divan beds are in the mid-price range, which isn't suitable for everyone.

There are cheaper alternatives if you're looking for a short-term bed or don't have much to spend on furniture right now. 🕵️

For instance, you can find a low-cost mattress or divan bed base with retailers like IKEA and Argos.

Or, if you want a higher quality but affordable bed, consider shopping online with a reputable brand like Happy Beds.

Emma Divan Bed design

The Emma Divan is a classic-style bed frame with a soft and simple look.

It is available in two simple colours.

Emma Divan Bed colour options:

  • Beige.
  • Dark grey.

Whichever option you choose, you'll be relieved to hear that the material is designed to endure everyday use.

Emma divan bed headboard
The Emma headboard is covered with a soft polyester fabric that comes in a light or dark grey.

A soft 100% polyester fabric covers the base and the headboard.

The Emma Divan base is made with sturdy Scandinavian softwood. 🪵

However, the back side of the headboard is a little messier looking, with visible staples along the edges.

Emma Divan Bed headboard
You can see visible staples on the backside of the Emma Divan Bed headboard.

This less elegant finish is unlikely to bother most as the stapled area faces the wall.

Realistically, you'll won't see the staples again once the bed is built and the headboard is against the wall. 🙈

However, those searching for impeccable quality in every (even non-visible) inch of their bed may want to check out a more luxurious sleep brand like Simba.

BUY SIMBA ORION£ 799

The Emma Divan base sits on sturdy chrome-look plastic feet.

While the bed's polyester and plastic materials might not sound like the most luxurious options, they have all passed through quality assurance testing.

These tests help ensure materials are suitable for long-term regular use and unlikely to break or damage. 👍

The two drawers are seamlessly integrated to smoothly pull in and out of the divan bed.

It may not be as opulent as a velvet divan bed, but the Emma Divan has a timeless look and a practical design.

If you're on the market for a more lavish option, you could check out Tempur divan beds, which come upholstered in a range of plush and textured fabrics.

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Emma Divan Bed size range

You'll need to know the length and width of the bed frame if you want to get something that fits your home and mattress.

Let's look at the main available sizes of the Emma Divan frame. 👀

Emma Divan size range:

  • Emma double bed frame: 135 x 190 cm (4’6 x 6’3”)
  • Emma king-size bed frame: 150 x 200 cm (5’0 x 6’7”)
  • Emma super king-size bed frame: 180 x 200 cm (6’0 x 6’6”)

The Emma mattress dimensions are the same as their divan bed measurements.

Bed sizes
For instance, if you have a super king mattress, you'll want a super king Emma Divan Bed.

Currently, Emma UK does not sell single, small double, or Queen divan bed bases. ⛔

Those with different-sized mattresses or who require something larger than a king-size 6ft divan bed will need to look at alternative retailers.

Of course, it’s not just the length and width of a divan bed that matters.

Let's dive into some more detailed measurements.

Other Emma Divan Bed measurements

The drawers are 70 x 45 x 11 cm (28 x 18 x 4 inches), meaning you'll have plenty of storage space.

Additionally, each drawer has a fairly hefty 12 kg (26.5 lbs) maximum load weight. 💪

The headboard length depends on the size of your bed, but the height (63 cm / 24.8 inches) and width (5 cm / 2 inches) remain the same across the various bed sizes.

Your mattress will sit in the gap between the top of the base and the bottom of the headboard.

Emma Divan Bed
Your mattress will sit in the space between the top of the divan base and the bottom of the headboard.

No matter which bed frame size you choose, the Emma Divan base is a good 39 cm (15 inches) tall.

One of our 70-year-old testers found the bed height ideal since it made getting into and out of bed easy. 🕺

The bed has a relatively small 5 cm (2 inches) floor clearance.

Emma divan bed floor clearance
The Emma Divan Bed has a relatively small floor clearance.

The floor clearance refers to the space between the bottom of the base and the floor.

There's not enough room to store items under the bed, but plenty of space to stop the drawers from catching on even plush carpets.

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Here's one last quick look at the three available Emma Divan Bed sizes. 👇

Double
£ 1,258
King
£ 1,398
Super King
£ 1,498

How much does the Emma Divan Bed cost?

Emma is a mid-range brand. 💸

While you can purchase cheaper beds and mattresses from brands like Happy Beds, you won't get the same level of quality.

The Emma Divan Bed is handmade by a Lancashire manufacturer that is an approved member of the National Bed Federation.

Emma Divan Bed feet
The Emma Divan chrome feet help elevate the bed's look.

The soft material and chrome feet give the Emma Divan Bed a more luxurious appearance.

Other bed retailers offering similar or better-quality products tend to be far more expensive. 💰

For instance, the Simba Orion bed is known for its impeccable quality and finish.

However, the Simba bed is also expensive.

The Emma Divan is ideal for those who want to balance price and quality.

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Emma Sleep discount codes

Despite their already fair prices, Emma also runs regular discounts. 🥳

So, if you want a quality product for less, you can check out one of the many Emma sales.

Previous Emma discounts have offered customers as much as 62% off various products.

The best deals are usually on their larger items, namely with Emma mattress and bed sales.

Some customers may also be eligible for the essential worker's discount! 🧑‍⚕️

You'll find the best prices for various Emma mattresses on our Emma mattress discount page.

Emma Divan discounts will also be kept up-to-date on this page.

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Emma Divan Bed delivery

The order and delivery processes are a vital part of buying a bed, so let's start from the beginning.

Finding and ordering the divan bed from Emma's website was incredibly easy.

It took just a few clicks, and the bed was ordered. ✅

Delivery

All Emma beds come with free delivery to homes in the UK, not including the Channel Islands.

You can pick a specific delivery date or choose to have it delivered as soon as possible, in which case it will arrive within 1 - 3 working days.

Emma bed delivery
The Emma delivery process is straightforward and fast.

Emma will send an email with a tracking link once the bed is shipped.

Your courier will contact you on the day of delivery to provide an estimated time. 📲

Our Emma Divan Bed came perfectly on time, just towards the end of the 2-hour delivery time frame.

If you want, you can opt for a no-contact delivery service, where the driver will drop your items at the door and take a photo as proof of postage.

Our tester selected a standard delivery.

Emma Divan bed boxes
The delivery drivers were very helpful with delivering the bed boxes in the house as needed.

Friendly delivery drivers dropped the Emma Divan boxes in the hallway and offered to help bring them up to any room of choice.

It was a relief to have this option since we know not everyone can carry larger items. 🤰

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Step-by-step guide for assembling the Emma Divan Bed

If you've ever built furniture from IKEA, you know how stressful and time-consuming it can be.

Luckily, that is not the case for this bed. 🙅

How do you assemble the Emma Divan?

When Emma claimed the bed could be assembled in 15 minutes, they weren't lying.

emma divan bed assembly
You can have your Emma Divan Bed ready for sleeping in just a few simple steps.

The Emma Divan Bed assembly instructions were simple to follow.

Our tester built the Emma Divan in around 20 minutes. 👏

They also state you won't need any tools, but we found having a pair of scissors and a screwdriver pretty handy.

Before we get started on how to assemble the Emma Divan, you should note that our tester added the headboard to their order.

You can skip any headboard-related steps if you don't have this part.

So, how do you assemble the Emma Divan Bed?

1. Unpack the boxes

First, unpack the three boxes and remove the smaller parts, including feet, screws, and headboard bolts.

Emma Divan Bed small parts
The screws, feet, and clips are neatly packaged and attached to the divan base box.

Make sure you pop these somewhere safe to avoid losing anything. 🕵️

2. Attach the two base parts

Once you've unpacked the two larger boxes, you'll need to flip them over.

Thankfully the bases aren't very weighty, so turning them upside down shouldn't pose an issue.

Emma Divan Bed clip
Push the gold clip down to attach the two parts of the base.

Slide the bases together and attach the divan clips to secure them together. 🔒

3. Insert the divan feet

On the underside of the bed, there are 8 pre-drilled holes.

You will need to push the feet into these holes.

Emma Divan Bed assembly
It can be a little tough to manually push the chrome feet into the bed base.

While we pushed the feet in by hand, getting them to click into place was a little tough.

You may want a rubber mallet to help you get the feet into the holes. 🔨

4. Trim the drawer strap

Now you have your bed feet and two base halves attached, it's time to flip the divan back around.

Once you have the bed the right way round, you can cut and trim the strap to release the drawers. ✂️

While you can do this at any point during assembly, we wouldn't recommend cutting the strap until you're done flipping the bed to avoid any loose drawers sliding and getting in your way.

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5. Fasten the headboard struts

If you look behind the headboard, you'll find two wooden struts.

Rotate the two struts downward and fix them in place with a screw.

Unfortunately, at this stage, we realised that one of the screws from our Emma Divan was missing. 😱

Happily, this hiccup didn't stop us for long since we had a spare screw that did the job.

6. Secure the headboard

Insert the headboard bolts on whichever end you would like the headboard attached.

You may have to pierce the fabric when inserting the bolts.

Once the bolts are in place, you can slot the struts onto them.

Emma Divan Bed headboard
Pierce the 4 holes on the base with the bolts, slot the struts on, and use the screws to tighten the headboard.

You'll then need to tighten the bolts by turning them to the right until the headboard is secure and doesn't wobble.

7. Pop on your mattress and bedding

Now the bed is built, simply add your mattress and make your bed as usual.

Hop into bed and get ready for a great sleep experience. 🛌

How easy was assembling the Emma Divan Bed?

Our tester was amazed at how hassle-free it was to build the Emma Divan.

The assembly manual was easy to read, and everything was put together in under 20 minutes. 😄

Despite the bulky sizes of the boxes, everything was relatively lightweight.

All in all, the bed weighs approximately 32 kg (71 lbs) when put together, so moving the bases around wasn't a problem.

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Emma Divan Bed trial period and returns

While most brands offer trial periods for their mattresses, this policy rarely extends to beds. 👎

Emma beds, on the other hand, come with a 200-night trial.

Trial period
The Emma Divan comes with an excellent 200-night trial period.

That means you'll have 200 nights to test the divan and see if it's right for you.

A trial is handy since it can be hard to tell from pictures whether you'll like a bed and if it will fit your home.

For instance, you might find the bed's height, look, or feel isn't quite what you thought it would be. 🤔

If you decide the Emma Divan is not your dream bed, you can return or exchange it within the trial period.

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Emma returns

Truthfully, we didn't experience the Emma return process first-hand.

But the process should be simple for those who want to return an Emma Divan Bed.

You’ll simply need to head to the Emma website and look for the returns portal or email the support team. 📲

While some customers have found the Emma customer support service unhelpful, we had a different experience.

Our tester emailed Emma's support team with some questions and had a reply within a few hours. 🏃

Emma processes the return and arranges a time for the couriers to collect your bed.

Once you've arranged your return, it's time to disassemble your bed.

Taking the bed apart might not be quite as quick as putting it together, but it shouldn't take too long, as most parts simply need to be unclipped or unscrewed.

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What else does Emma Sleep UK sell?

If you shop with Emma Sleep UK, you'll find much more than just the Emma Divan Bed.

These products include:

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Is the Emma Divan bed right for you?

The Emma Divan Bed is a dream. 😴

It's the easiest thing to assemble, even for less experienced builders.

We think it's an excellent option if you are short on space.

The divan provides a neat storage option but doesn't give you the full under-bed space of something like an ottoman.

Still, it's a perfect easy-access solution for those who like a clean and timeless aesthetic. ✨

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Rating

4.6
  • Material

    Soft polyester premium casino fabric

  • Comfort

    Super sturdy and comfortable

  • Breathability

    Promotes consistent airflow

  • Motion transfer & support

    Excellent support

  • Delivery & returns

    Free delivery and a 2-year trial

  • Value for money

    Excellent value when on sale

Material
Comfort
Breathability
Motion transfer & support
Delivery & returns
Value for money

Contact Emma UK

Customer service: To contact Emma directly for complaints, support, or queries, please email them at support@emma-mattress.co.uk, visit their live online chat, or complete their online contact form.

Registered office: Emma Matratzen GmbH, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 78, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Frequently asked questions

  • Are Emma beds good?


    Our experience with the Emma Divan suggests that the beds sold by Emma are excellent.

    The quality of the materials and design of the bed all passed our tests with flying colours.

    Compared to cheaper bed frames, the Emma Divan felt sturdy and supportive, with gliding storage drawers and a soft grey finish.

    Additionally, all Emma beds come with a 200-night trial, so you can test for yourself whether or not an Emma bed is any good.

  • Where is Emma Mattress based?


    Emma Sleep is a mattress and sleep accessory brand based in Frankfurt, Germany.

    However, the Emma Sleep UK manufacturing process takes place in the UK and Ireland.

  • Does the Emma Divan Bed come apart?


    Emma Divan Beds, like most divans, can be taken apart without too much trouble.

    Since the Emma Divan Bed is designed to be assembled mostly by hand, you should also be able to disassemble it without needing many extra tools.

    First, you'll need to loosen the headboard before unscrewing the wooden struts. 

    After this, you should be able to flip the bed over to remove the feet and clips holding the two parts of the base together.

    If you're planning to move the divan bed to another room, we suggest using some sturdy tape to secure the drawers in place first. 

    Disassembly shouldn't take long, given how easy it is to assemble the Emma Divan Bed.

  • Can you put an Emma mattress on a divan base?


    Most mattresses and divan beds are suitable to use together, provided they are the same size.

    Emma mattresses can be used on all sorts of divans, including the Emma Divan base.

    Just bear in mind that because divans offer a supportive base, they can make a mattress feel a little firmer.

  • How can I clean my bed frame?


    You can clean your Emma Divan with a vacuum or brush if it gets dusty.

    If your bed gets stained, you should wipe the area with a non-abrasive damp cloth as soon as possible.

    Use a small amount of washing detergent with lukewarm water if necessary.

    Generally, it is best to avoid any harsh cleaners, and if in doubt, you can test your cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area before you tackle the mark or stain.

  • What should I do if something is missing from my Emma bed delivery?


    You should immediately contact the Emma customer service team if any parts of your Emma Divan are damaged or missing.

    Emma's support team can be reached via the Emma Mattress UK email address (support@emma-mattress.co.uk [5]) or by completing their online help form.

    Attach a picture or use the assembly manual to find the parts to ensure you get the help you need without delay.

    Emma mattress contact UK options currently don't include calling so no Emma mattress phone number is listed on the UK site.

  • Does the Emma Divan come with a mattress?


    The Emma Divan Bed does not come with a mattress.

    Customers who also want a divan bed mattress must purchase this separately.

    On the bright side, purchasing a bed and mattress separately means you can get the right kind of mattress for you.

    You won't need to purchase a specific divan mattress to match your divan bed; any correct-sized mattress will do the trick.

    Ultimately, it's crucial you pick the best mattress for your body and sleep habits if you want a better night's sleep.

  • What's a divan bed?


    Divan bases are usually crafted using wood.

    The hollow wooden base is covered in a soft fabric, and the mattress sits on top of this fabric cover.

    Most divan beds have the same measurements as the equivalent-sized mattress, which can be handy for those with smaller rooms.

    It is also common for divans to have drawers, typically 2 or 4 drawers, integrated into the base.

  • What is a divan bed cover?


    A divan bed cover is a piece of material that can be wrapped over a divan base.

    Retailers like Amazon sell a range of divan bed covers.

    These divan covers are a great idea if you are looking for divan bed ideas to help spice up the appearance of your bed and home.

    You can choose between all sorts of options, including plain, frilled, cotton, suede, and velvet divan bed covers.

    A cover may be used to protect a new bed frame or revamp an older base with a new style.

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  • Where should I buy a divan bed?


    Many online and store retailers sell divan beds.

    You can find the Emma Divan Bed on the Emma Sleep UK website.

    If you don't like the Emma Divan Bed but still would like to purchase a divan bed, you will need to check out another retailer.

    Brands like Silentnight have a pretty impressive divan bed collection.

    For a greater range of choices, you can look for a divan bed on Very or Dreams.

    Bensons for Beds, Amazon, and other large retailers also offer a variety of bed frames, including divan bed bases. 

  • Where can I find the best Emma mattress and bed prices?


    You can find the best prices for Emma mattresses on the Sleep Hero Emma mattress discount page.

    These include discounts on:

    • Emma single mattress prices.
    • Emma small double mattress prices.
    • Emma double mattress prices.
    • Emma king-size mattress prices.
    • Emma super king-size mattress prices.

    You'll also find the latest deals and discounts on Emma beds (including the Emma Divan Bed) here.

    Our page is regularly updated with great deals, so you'll find a bargain whether you're looking for an Emma mattress king-size best price or a superb discount on an Emma Divan Bed.

    Beyond their usual sales, Emma also provides a 6% essential worker’s discount.

    You can access this discount if you work in: 

    • Health services 
    • Education
    • Care services
    • Emergency services or armed forces

    Currently, the key worker Emma discount code cannot be used with other promotions. 🙅

  • Does the Emma Divan Bed come with a warranty?


    While Emma mattresses have a 10-year warranty, Emma beds currently only have a 2-year warranty.

    The warranty promises to replace your Emma bed if necessary within this 24-month period.

    If you build your Emma Divan Bed incorrectly, this 2-year warranty may be voided.

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Katharyn is a research pro with a BA in English and over 4 years of experience writing health and well-being content. She uses her understanding of sleep and its importance to cut through the nonsense and provide honest information about various sleep products and topics.

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