Murphy beds are one of the most under-used design options in homes and apartments.
They create extra sleeping space that can be neatly folded away, but they can also be incorporated in many types of room designs and to match any type of style and décor.
For those who may be unfamiliar with Murphy beds, they are built into a wall of a room and can be folded down when needed and neatly folded up again when you aren’t using it. For those who have smaller homes, or want to use a room for more than one function, these beds are an ideal addition.
But you don’t have to have smaller square-footage to appreciate having a Murphy bed. It can be used in larger homes for guests rooms that when not in use can become another space, like a gym or an office area. If you do have the occasional guest, you can easily fold down the bed, but for every day use, the room is fully-functional as a different space.
If you feel a fold up bed may be a design eyesore, think again. There are so many ways the bed can be hidden until it’s used. For example, you could slide a book case in front of it, or a piece of art work, or you can even have them built so they fold up into a closet so it can’t be seen at all.
Many modern Murphy bed designs include having them built in what you think would be the most unlikely spaces. For example, who would suspect your entertainment centre can be shifted to reveal a guest bed when needed?
A Murphy bed can be designed to fit any room, and as discreetly hidden as you want it to be. This way, you can have multi-functional rooms to fulfill your needs, as well as being able to accommodate guests.
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