Francesca Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame Rated 4.8/5 based on 2207 customer reviews
Francesca Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame

Francesca Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame

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£599.00
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17p per sleep based on average bed frame lifespan
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The Francesca has a modern design that fits in with various home décor styles. The tall, padded headboard offers both aesthetic appeal and comfort.

Users praised the spacious internal storage which delivers more than enough space for spare blankets and other bedroom-related items.

Many customers commented on the bed's sturdy build and quality materials, which indicate longevity.

A few users mentioned that the manual lift requires a bit of strength to operate, especially when the bed has a heavier mattress on top.

This bed frame may be on the higher end of the price spectrum for some, which could be a potential downside for those on a budget.

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Why our sleep experts loved it

Today we’re doing a deep dive on the Francesca Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame, a familiar face in the legacy Dreams lineup that makes a return to stock. Whether you are looking for a blend of style, comfort, and practicality in a bed frame, look no further than the Francesca Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame. With this piece, you can infuse your bedroom with elegance and functionality, offering a fantastic sleeping and storage solution rolled into one. Here's what sets the Francesca apart.

Modern Design With Enduring Comfort

Right off the bat, you can't help but be taken in by the Francesca's contemporary and chic design. Its grand padded headboard is available in three different finishes consisting of two different greys and a natural looking colour. These colours not only add a layer of sophistication but also offer superior comfort when sitting up in bed.

The design of the Francesca is a tasteful update on the bestselling Francis bed frame. With streamlined styling and new colour options, it's sure to blend seamlessly with any home decor, adding a plush aesthetic to your bedroom. You’re in good company too, with this being one of the most popular bed frames to date and amassing an impressive 2500+ reviews at time of writing.

Storage Galore

But it's not just about looks - the Francesca Ottoman bed frame is a powerhouse of functionality thanks to its end-opening ottoman design which provides an impressive 23cm of internal storage depth, perfect for stowing away essentials like shoes, bags, and blankets. This bonus storage space has been a hit with buyers, turning cluttered rooms into tidy, organised spaces.

You can opt for the manual lift, featuring a handy support bar to keep the bed raised while accessing the ottoman, or upgrade to the electric lift. The latter provides the luxury of remote-controlled access, eliminating any heavy lifting and making your storage access a breeze and is the one I was able to personally trial in store. It works well enough but either option looks high quality and performs well.

Customer Feedback

Customers have been raving about the Francesca, with many highlighting its strong and sturdy build, ample storage space, and the convenience of the electric remote. Many have found the bed's height and the comfort of the tall headboard very satisfying. Parents, in particular, have praised the Francesca as a perfect fit for their teenagers' rooms, while others have appreciated its suitability for smaller bedrooms without compromising on storage.

Ultimately the Francesca Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame from Dreams is a winning combination of style, comfort, and functionality. It offers ample storage without compromising on aesthetics, making it a fantastic addition to any bedroom. Whether you need extra storage space, a high and comfortable headboard, or just a touch of luxury with an electric lift, the Francesca seems to have it all covered.

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4.84 - 2207 reviews

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Miss Q
via Dreams
5
Fantastic service from start to assembly. I made a telephone order on December 27 as I needed everything: bed, mattress, pillows; Becky (Rebecca) went above and beyond with my order. Both knowledgable and relatable she understood my needs, offered up suggestions, gave in-depth information on insurance products and flagged up special offers. I was able to choose my delivery date and I received a confirmation email immediately. Reminder texts of time and date for delivery were also sent to me with a 2 hour time slot on the day plus a phone call when on their way to me. Delivery was excellent, respectful of property (no scuffs on the wall) and keeping mattress clean once unwrapped and brought up the stairs. Assembly was done in under 20 minutes and a demonstration of what to do and what not to do was given plus advice on caring for the mattress. In my opinion it was worth paying the money for assembly as I didnt want to do it, life is too short, so thank you very much Carl! The bed itself is fantastic. My daughter loves the combined height of bed and mattress - at 5 7 she can sit on the bed and her toes only just reach the floor. We bought the small double and the storage is excellent. To give you a rough idea you can fit 5 average sized shoe boxes across the width and 6 lengthwise. The storage is deep enough to stack 2 boxes on top of each other but watch the weight. Plenty of room for duvets, blankets and pillows. The bed itself sits on solid squat 3legs and the height of headboard ensures full support for your back when sitting up. I would buy this bed again and fully recommend it to anyone looking for style, storage and a good nights sleep.
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Shannon.tal
via Dreams
5
First things first, I ordered the bed online in the easter sale for my first home. I did not yet have a date but wanted to save as much as possible. The next day after ordering i noticed the bed was 50 cheaper than when i ordered. I rang dreams customer services (this was straightforward and didnt take too long to get through) they advisor on the phone was pleasant and helpful - and they were more than happy to refund the difference and advised if the price was to reduce any further to ring again and have the price matched again. I was more than happy with this interaction. Without having a moving in date i did have to push the delivery back, my move in date then got moved forward so again i contacted Dreams -via live chat this time. Again very helpful and easily moved the delivery forward for me to suit my move in date. Then onto delivery. The delivery driver rang in advance to advise of the delivery time slot. Due to unavoidable issues the delivery was running slightly late. I didnt mind this at all because the driver kept me updated throughout. Once they arrived the delivery men were polite and more than obliging to deliver to my room of choice -they even asked if i wanted them to take their shoes off before going upstairs. The bed was easy to assemble, i did manage to do this on my own in about 1hr and half. May have been quicker with another person but was syraightforward enough and the instructions were clear. The ottoman storage is ample and the quality of the bed is brill. The bed is asthetically pleasing also. I am more than happy with my purchase and from start to finish would thoroughly recommend Dreams to anyone.
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Customer Reviewer
via Dreams
3
So far we are happy with this bed. It seems fairly solid and is a good height, and it looks great in our room - just like the picture. When assembling the bed, I was a bit disappointed with the quality of some parts. The headboard had a small tear in it that was pretty obvious from the front, so my wife had to repair it herself to avoid us having to get a whole new bed sent out and wait even longer for another delivery (luckily she had the necessary skill). I couldn't believe they had let it leave the factory. When building the bed, I found the small spanner provided was too large for some of the parts that needed tightening and it kept slipping around the bolts and getting looser. I later realised that this was because the spanner was primarily provided to fit a slightly larger part that needed tightening later. Considering there were many of the smaller bolts and very few of the larger bolts, this was a bit strange. Seems like Dreams just hoped that the customer would somehow make it work, or use their own tools. A bit mean when we're talking about one extra very cheap temporary spanner here. All in all, at the price we paid for this bed, I was looking for quality slightly higher than this. I just hope it proves to be hardy enough to last for many years.
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Liv123
via Dreams
5
We decided to downsize our bed frame, due to expecting our second baby and needing as much space and storage as possible. We have always loved having a superking, but the frame we previously had - Although beautiful - was very large. This ottoman bed enabled us to keep the size bed we wanted, whilst freeing up space and also adding extra storage! We are sleeping better than before (I think this is due to it being a little higher off the ground and offering a solid base for the mattress), the quality of the frame is lovely and the grey looks better in person than it does on the site which was another bonus! Although it is slightly time consuming putting it together, its very straight forward and worth it. Due to the fact Im pregnant I couldnt help my partner and he was able to complete the assembly in the time estimated. I would definitely recommend if you are a one man band putting this together that the extra charge for installation could be worth it, especially as the bed is heavy and very good quality so therefore if you have a weak back or something that could be affected, it will be a lot easier... to top it off, the Dreams staff delivering our bed were lovely and efficient, and adhered to the current social distancing policies very well.
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Grant Thomson
via Dreams
5
I am happy with my new bed, it's a nice frame and looks fantastic and feels nice and sturdy so I am very happy with it. That said though I found the building of it a bit tough and the instructing lacking. For example on some of the step On the instructions it clearly states where the first set of screws go however it doesn't always clearly state where the other set goes - yes for the most part it is mirrored however in one instance this was not the case - so believe more detailed graphics might have been useful. I did think in the back of my head has the instructions been from the previous version of this bed which the updates from the screws and holes were slightly different. Also the manual wasnt explict about the timings of when some screws were to be tightened and when it needed to be loose then tightened later. Lastly I did wonder about the usefulness of the four small wooden legs along the spine under the- they barely touch the ground so really need extender legs to be useful. Over all it's a great bed and the build quality however I think the instructions manual needs updated.
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Liam.A.S
via Dreams
5
This was one of my mums final wishes before she died from cancer. Whilst I didn't know which bed I wanted when she was still here, she kept telling me to get a new bed, but I always said no. After she died my dad then kept telling me until I finally caved. I was going to buy a frame myself, but the parents always insisted. The bed frame I had before was old and getting bad as I had if for years and I needed underbed storage desperately. I just thought I'd let you know why I got a new bed frame. On to the bed, it's very comfortable even with my old mattress still on; in fact my old mattress feels new again and I didn't know that was possible. The underbed storage facility is a game-changer for me as it allows me to store all the excess boxes I have. It's beautifully made and was simple to set up, but it took me double the time to do it as my aunty kept me talking! Haha. I got this bed for approx 279 I recall before it went back up to full price and I couldn't be more happier at the moment regarding bed choices. Would I recommend this bed? I absolutely would.
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SkatH
via Dreams
5
I ordered this bed in the black leather, with assembly option for my 15 year old son...I ordered online on the website and the whole order process was quick, easy and straightforward and we got a delivery slot for the following week which was great! ...the delivery arrived on time and I received communication in the run up to delivery and on the day, which was a nice touch. The delivery/assembly men were extremely polite and efficient and it didnt take them long to assemble the bed at all, they were in and out in about half an hour!... They also gave my son a demonstration in how to operate the gas lift correctly, which he appreciated... I found the product and service we received to be outstanding and was a bit disappointed that I had already ordered my own bed from another company as I would have definitely ordered from Dreams again. I have recommended Dreams to many family and friends now as the service is unbeatable! .. my son is extremely pleased with his new bed, so much so that he never gets out of it!!
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Oski_00
via Dreams
5
Excellent craftsmanship & good design. It was simple and easy set up myself with the odd help from my partner who was present the whole time. Very easy to follow instructions. The ottoman lifting system is great, though with our thick mattress you need some strength to lift it, I assume this is true for all lifting beds. Love the headboard, soft and comfy to rest head against if you have plenty of pillows for back support. Cought my shin a couple times as the frame protrudes the mattress, but quickly got used to its different shape compared to my old bed. It's slightly raised on 4 feet, leaving around 10cm gap to the floor below the storage compartment, ideal for slippers, thin storage like ironing boards or to mount led strips. The bed is quite tall, with our simba hybrid matures it's really tall, getting in and out of bed is so easy. The mattress ends up being flush with our ikea drawers bedside table. The bed does not squeak at all and feels rock solid. We have the super king, and absolutely love it!
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Catastrophe142
via Dreams
5
We honestly could not recommend this bed enough. It wasn't the bed we were originally after, but we spoke to a lovely man called Sarfraz in the Horwich store, and he demonstrated a few different options to us, and we just fell in love with this one. My partner and I are struggling to get out of bed in the mornings because it's so darn comfy. We teamed it with the Franklin Spring Mattress which Sarfraz also recommended, and I'm so pleased we went for it. The base of the bed has plenty of storage, which we definitely needed... and now that I've tarted up the bed with decorational pillows, (much to my fellas displeasure as he says "Beds are for sleeping in...we don't need fancy cushions"), they get placed in nicely before we hop into bed, so they don't get ruined. PERFECT! I only recommend this bed to you if you perhaps don't have a job where you have to be up super early... because this will ruin you. You will not want to get up - ever! It is my most favourite place to be. Thank you Sarfraz!
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SiRuss
via Dreams
5
We bought this along with a mattress, we asked for a delayed delivery to allow us to get part of the house including the guest bedroom decorated, Sue from Blackpool Dreams was so helpful. We delayed delivery a couple of months and then unfortunately Covid delayed our delivery further, thankfully it was only for the guest bedroom. We had assembly booked but again Covid wouldnt allow for this so received a refund quickly. Delivery driver rang the day before and on the day of delivery to confirm everything, which impressed us. He dropped it off contact free and we set to work, we had it assembled in a couple of hours, no harder than any flat pack. It looks fantastic in our white and grey room. Weve yet to finish the little touches to the room but feels so peaceful in there, so much so slept in there on the night it arrived. The ottoman storage is so handy and cant imagine buying a bed with wasted space under again. We only wish it was a little deeper to hide more stuff. Thank you Dreams!
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Benny MB
via Dreams
5
Note: This is for the small double that includes the electronic lift. The bed looks great, and is of a nice quality. It was easy to assemble, too, with the pieces slotting into place. A few bolts were a little tough to line up and tighten, but nothing major. The base boards are thin and I'm a little wary about putting too much weight on them, but they're fine for clothing and light goods, or heavy items with a broad weight distribution. The most complicated part was the electronic lifting mechanism, but it was well worth the effort (and extra cost). It lifts high and smooth and gives decent access to the foot end, and just looks neat rising up on its own. The head end has a bit less access due to the lifting angle and the mechanism, but that's the same for any ottoman that lifts in this way. Most importantly, the base for the mattress is solid and firm, and should support the firmness of the mattress. No slats, a solid board. I'm very satisfied with the purchase.
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Esra K.
via Dreams
5
After an extensive research, I believe I made a right choice. I always bought ottoman beds in the past, but first time on electric lifting. As we are all getting old, no need to be harsh on ourselves to pull up and down a heavy bed with the mattress. I trust the Dreams company for backing up their product for a long time, just in case if anything goes wrong (we will see as my one less than a month old). I only wished they also had USB sockets next to the switch button too. Dreams teams were very good on their service & delivery. There was a small damage inside of the bed but customer service reimbursed a small amount, I believe it was fair in the end. They also offered a part replacement but I considered the environment and choose to take money back option. The fabric is also good and the manufactured to good standards. It doesn't look cheap. I already recommended this bed to my friends. Thank you for bringing this option to the consumers.
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Questions and Answers About The Francesca Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame

Prospective customers had the following questions about the product

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Netnet
If you buy an electric lifting bed and power fails can you get to storage as this bed isn't slatted?

Answer: The Francis electric would not be able to be pulled up manually as the electric pistons would resist this, you dont want to force this.One thing to try is to troubleshoot the bed. Try new batteries first and check the bed is plugged in at the mains. If the remote needs pairing then see instructions below.1. Turn off the bed at the mains2. Press and hold up on the remote3. Keep holding up, turn the bed back on at the mains. This should pair the remote again with the bed.If there is still an issue then it will need an engineer to take a look at the bed,
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shaunh
Can you lift up the bed if the motor(s) fail?

Answer: The Francis electric would not be able to be pulled up manually as the electric pistons would resist this, you dont want to force this.One thing to try is to troubleshoot the bed. Try new batteries first and check the bed is plugged in at the mains. If the remote needs pairing then see instructions below.1. Turn off the bed at the mains2. Press and hold up on the remote3. Keep holding up, turn the bed back on at the mains. This should pair the remote again with the bed.If there is still an issue then it will need an engineer to take a look at the bed,
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Dora 1923
Are you able to open the electric version manually if required?

Answer: The Francis electric would not be able to be pulled up manually as the electric pistons would resist this, you dont want to force this.One thing to try is to troubleshoot the bed. Try new batteries first and check the bed is plugged in at the mains. If the remote needs pairing then see instructions below.1. Turn off the bed at the mains2. Press and hold up on the remote3. Keep holding up, turn the bed back on at the mains. This should pair the remote again with the bed.If there is still an issue then it will need an engineer to take a look at the bed,
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Migz
what i sthe maximum weight capacity of the bed?

Answer: All of the ottomans have been designed to make them easy to open and close, even when combined with the full weight of a mattress and bedding. To keep the pistons in proper working order, you'll find the recommended compatible mattress and bedding weight range for your ottoman bed frame below.Single: Min: 10kg/ Max: 25kgSmall Double: Min: 10kg/ Max: 35kgDouble: Min: 10kg/ Max: 40kgKing: Min: 15kg/ Max: 45kgSuper King: Min: 20kg/ Max: 50kgMany thanks
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Jenn87fk
What are the dimensions of the super king? As 0x0x0 on website for all sizes.

Answer: Jenn87fkThe measurements for the Super King are as follows:Head End Height - 126cmFoot End Height - 37cmlength (from Foot End to Head End) - 220cmWidth (from right side panel to left) - 183cmYou can find these dimensions under the 'dimensions' tab on the product page and selecting 'super king' from the size options.Thank you for your question.Kind Regards,Robin
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hakz94
Hi my mattress sizes 160cm (width) x 200cm (length) will this fit in the king size model of this bed?

Answer: Good Evening,The width of the Francis bed frame in King is 153cm, therefore unfortunately your current mattress may be slightly too big for this bedframe.If you would like to double check, you can use the 'find in store' feature on the website which will show you the stores near you that have the Francis bed frame on display.
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Michelle1708
Will a USA king size mattress fit on this super king frame? Although the US king is slightly larger than a super king as I don't see any ridges for the mattress it should still fit with a small over hang?

Answer: The Francis Bed Frame in Super King is designed to accommodate a Super King Mattress that measures 180cm (W) x 200cm (L) - any mattress that is not this size will likely not fit. The dimensions of a USA King Mattress is 193cm (W) x 203cm (L), therefore it is unlikely that a mattress this size will fit this frame.
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rb84
Is there a list of dimensions for the pieces before assembly as i have a tight corner and low roof to worry about. Thinking about the Super King Size.

Answer: These are the dimensions for the boxes the bed is delivered in:Package 1:Weight: 25.4 kgsMeasures: 16 x 24.5 x 205.5cmPackage 2:Weight: 40 kgsMeasures: 15 x 134.5 x 188cmPackage 3:Weight: 14.5 kgsMeasures: 185.5 x 6 x 29cmPackage 4:Weight: 61 kgsMeasures: 184.5 x 14 x 102.5cm
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Tilly77
Whats the difference between foot end and floor to base dimensions? And does head end include feet?

Answer: Head end dimension does include the feet. The foot end dimension includes the platform, whereas the floor to base measures to the top of the side rail which the platform sits on top of. Please see image 2 within the image gallery which better displays the difference. Many thanks, Dreams
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Shoma
What are the dimensions of this bed

Answer: ShomaThe dimensions for this bed and the variety of sizes can be found at the bottom of the product page.Click the second tab, titled 'dimensions', you can then select the bed frame size you are interested in and see if it is the correct size.Thank you for your question.Kind Regards,Robin
Of The Francesca Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame
Brand: The Dreams Workshop
Retailer: Dreams
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good
Guarantee: Average

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