A divan is a long furniture piece with a single mattress to sit on and cushions to rest against. Divans originate from the middle east, and were typically used in government council chambers before becoming common in long or narrow spaces and homes. A divan does share a resemblance to a couch or sofa, yet is designed with only one mattress pad, a few cushions to rest against, and is placed upon a raised frame. Per tradition, divans are placed against a wall or in the corner of a room rather than in the center.
A divan is a long and low piece of sitting furniture featuring a single mattress pad and cushions to lean against. It originates from the middle east where it was often found placed against the walls and corners of government council chambers.
A divan can be synonymous with a couch, but differs in its form and features. A divan can be considered a box-spring based bed, consisting of a single mattress on an elevated frame. It also generally lacks upholstery whereas a couch often has both upholstery and fitted cushions for comfortable seating.
A single-sized divan has a length of 75 inches (190.5 cm). A Cyrus Divan is a kind of divan that has a length of 76.75 inches (195 cm). A divan bed can come in single, double, queen, and king sizes.