The Best Side-Lift Ottoman Beds In 2023

Side-lift ottomans have a mattress base that lifts from one side, giving you a storage compartment beneath.

Ottoman storage offers several benefits, including saving space while providing extra storage for items such as bedding and bits and bats, and allowing easy access to the items stored beneath the bed. Additionally, side-lift ottoman beds are aesthetically appealing and add a contemporary twist to any bedroom.

Those living in apartments or small spaces benefit the most from an ottoman bed, although anyone can buy one for extra storage space.

This article reveals the best side-lift ottoman beds in 2023, starting from only £339 for a king-size bed.

Let’s jump in!

Milan Bed Company Leather

Milan Bed Company Leather

Pictured: Milan Bed Company Side Lift 5FT King size Leather Ottoman Bed – White. Available from Bedstar.

Price: £339 (king).

Available in white or black faux leather, the Milan Bed Company Leather is a contemporary ottoman bed with a stitched headboard and footboard.

This ottoman looks much more expensive than it is, and the storage space is over 24cm deep, giving you lots of room for bedding and clothes. Leather beds are easier to keep clean than fabric beds and fit into any space.

Giltedge Beds Side Opening Ottoman


Pictured: Giltedge Beds Side Opening 5FT Kingsize Ottoman Base. Available from Bedstar.

Price: £499 (king).

The Giltedge Beds Side Opening Ottoman is available in over 30 fabrics and colours, including velvet, crushed velvet, linen, and teddy fabrics.

The internal storage depth is 25cm, and the bed sits on chrome gliders, making it easy to move around without damaging the floor. Optionally, you can add a headboard, which is supplied in a matching fabric for a seamless appearance.

Giltedge also has a half-opening ottoman bed in the same style for £399, ideal for low roofs such as those in attic bedrooms.


Pictured: Giltedge Beds Half Opening 5FT Kingsize Ottoman Base. Available from Bedstar.

Sweet Dreams Style Classic

Price: £759 (king).

The Sweet Dreams Style Classic is a divan bed frame available optionally with side-lift ottoman storage for £759. It has a beautiful, padded headboard and footboard, square padding, and plush fabric in 10 colour options.

If ottoman storage isn’t for you, this bed frame has the option of two or four drawers, giving you multiple storage options. 


Pictured: Sweet Dreams Style Classic 5FT Kingsize Fabric Divan Frame. from Bedstar.

Giltedge Beds Stromness

Price: £799 (king).

Available with a right or left side opening ottoman base, the Giltedge Beds Stromness offers maximum versatility. It has a floor-standing padded headboard, a floating floor base and chrome gliders for maneuverability.


Pictured: Giltedge Beds Stromness 5FT Kingsize Ottoman Bed. Available from Bedstar.

We love the plush velvet upholstery in silver or grey, but you can choose from over 40 fabrics and colour options to make it your own.

Birlea Castello

Price: £999 (king).

You can’t beat the classical appearance of a sleigh bed, except when it is also an ottoman! The Birlea Castello fits both descriptions, with beautiful steel, grey, or charcoal fabric and a sleigh headboard and footboard.


Pictured: Birlea Castello 5FT Kingsize Ottoman Bed – Charcoal. Available from Bedstar.

The storage space is 24cm deep, and the mattress platform has a sprung slatted base, making it ideal for sprung and hybrid mattresses.

Boutique Galaxy TV Bed

Price: £1,689 (king).

The Boutique Galaxy TV Bed is a plush ottoman bed with a motorised TV mount built into the footboard suitable for a 32” TV. The side-lift ottoman storage brings the price to £1,689, making it an expensive but exciting proposition.

You can choose from 10 fabric and colour options, with the sprung slatted base and modern style making it perfect for all bedrooms.


Pictured: Galaxy 5FT Kingsize TV Bed. Available from Bedstar.

Read our TV bed buyer’s guide for tips on choosing a TV bed.

Kaydian Design Barnard TV Bed


Pictured: Kaydian Design Barnard 5FT Kingsize Ottoman TV Bed – Velvet Plume. Available from Bedstar.

Price: £1,700 (king).

If you fancy something sleeker than the Boutique Galaxy, the Kaydian Design Barnard is beautifully made with a padded headboard and a solid footboard. It comes with ottoman storage as standard with velvet upholstery.

The Bernard accommodates an LED TV up to 42” and has a storage area built into the side of the bed for a games console or TV box.