New Murphy bed design ideas and a good variety of Murphy beds dimensions have introduced so many new opportunities for multi-purpose rooms. There are so many creative ways to re-introduce Murphy beds back into the life of the modern home.
Believe it or not, Murphy Beds have been around for over a century. They were originally invented by William Lawrence Murphy. Back in the roaring ‘20’s, they were highly advertised by hotels as a symbol of luxury and wealth. Eventually they dropped in the ranks of popularity and became treated as an old afterthought. These space-saving beds once hailed as a convenient and sophisticated addition to any home, quickly became a relic of the past. But there’s good news . . .
Murphy beds are back! They have quickly made a comeback as they can provide an affordable and alternative way to save space in a room without having to rebuild. We’ve come a long way from the 1920’s. You can design and build a Murphy bed in a variety of ways to suit the needs of your room and living requirements. For example, do you have two small children at home? Build them Murphy bunk beds! Need more storage space that you can hide away when you need to? Consider Murphy cabinet beds.
Follow our guide and the images below to get your creative juices flowing. Since Murphy beds haven’t truly been a fashion trend since almost 100 years ago, there may be plenty of new information for you to get your hands on. Homeowners are finding these beds more and more useful for rooms that they wish to redesign into an office space, living room, or guest room. These beds are flexible, classy, and now, modern. Take a look at these ideas that can inspire a new definition of “modern classic”.
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What Are Murphy Beds, and Are Murphy Beds Comfortable?
Imagine if you could hang your bed up on the wall after you are done using it to preserve space in your room. With a Murphy bed, you can do exactly that.
A Murphy bed is usually mounted on a wall or hinged to a support system on the wall, so that it can be folded back into a cupboard, closet, or hidden space. The underside of the bed can be built to have cabinets or cubby space, making it look like a natural embellishment to the wall itself.
Murphy beds can be built to be extremely comfortable. There are a variety of ways to incorporate a comfortable mattress into the design of a multi-purpose bed. Murphy beds sofa combination ideas have been emerging as a new trend to get even more use out of one piece of furniture.
A Murphy bed can be folded up to become a sofa when not in use for sleeping. This can be a great addition to a den or a fun basement. Investing in a Murphy beds sofa combination can be affordable and easy to construct. This is a great alternative to investing in a remodeling project for your entire room or home!
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Murphy Bunk Beds
With a bed that stacks on top of itself, how can it be possible to transform a bunk bed into a Murphy style? Well, there are a variety of options available to give your Murphy bunk beds the ideal function. A popular idea is to mount them as separate units so that you can use both or just one bed at a time. When they are folded into the wall, they have very little depth and dimension, making it easy to navigate your space in the room. They can be used as cabinets or functional wall decorations when not in use, and the ladder can tuck neatly behind them.
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Murphy Cabinet Beds
Murphy cabinet beds are another favored choice by our clients. This adds even more functionality to an already multi-purpose piece. This can easily become the cornerstone of your room through use and utility. A Murphy cabinet bed can be a full-sized bed that folds back to provide plenty of deep cabinet space. It can appear as a wide dresser or as an array of cabinets mounted on the wall for you to use. You can store towels, clothing, toys, sheets, and extra items in the cabinets and shelf spaces provided by the folded Murphy bed.
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Horizontal Murphy Beds
The classic Murphy bed style is one that folds vertically, allowing you to pull the head or foot of the bed down when you are ready to go to sleep. However, horizontal Murphy beds are a viable option to conserve space and add a different kind of dimension to your home.
Horizontal Murphy beds fold in at the side, rather than at the top or bottom. This is a great idea to transform into cabinetry, shelf space, or even a sofa when not in use. There is an advantage in using the bed’s width over its height when planning space to mount it into a Murphy style.
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