What is Ottoman storage? An Ottoman divan bed utilises all the space within the base of the bed/divan. This helps maximise the amount of space available for various things, most commonly bed sheets, shoes, books and other bulky bits and bobs you might not need on a daily basis. The benefits of Ottoman storage Ottoman divans make use of every bit of space under your bed and can be perfect for de-cluttering, organising and transforming your bedroom in a fresher, cleaner living space. Your bed will probably be the largest piece of furniture in your bedroom (if not your house), so it makes sense to maximise its potential – and that’s exactly what an Ottoman helps achieve.