Murphy beds, an innovative invention of William Lawrence Murphy has been creating waves in the home décor industry for decades. A Murphy bed is a bed that could be attached or joined at one end to store vertically against the wall. It often encloses as a cabinet or a closet. It is also known by other names such as a fold-down bed as it could be folded and placed without any hassle; a wall bed as it could be vertically stored against a wall; a pull-down bed as it could be used by just pulling it down and can be easily repacked after its use.
Murphy beds are the most convenient types of beds as it saves time, space and money. They were initially used to save space and worked well for small homes with lesser space. They also became a huge hit among college dormitories, motels, mobile homes and apartments with lesser floor space. Earlier these beds had no option of storage cabinets. But recently they have made tremendous changes in it and have included various facilities like lighting and office components.
They are cost effective and easy maintenance. The starting price for a modern Murphy bed could range from $5000 to $18000. These beds are inclusive of amazing features like wood finishing’s, leather mattresses, feather down mattresses etc. They can be placed in a 300 –square-foot condo too which is a room with bathroom and a small kitchen in the corner. There are some instructions also provided for easy installation of these beds. The failure to install these beds properly can cause mishaps and accidents. Especially children, senior citizens, and toddlers must be kept at a distance while folding these beds.
The most common design today is the “bed in a closet” design. It is a great design as it conceals the bed without to move it into a closet. The storage space and unique design make it more lucrative and worth the price. It is a great way to reduce clutter and space at home and is an excellent choice for hostels and dormitories as well. The same space can be used for other purposes as well. The variations in these Murphy bed include the lift and store bed frame, a desk, a couch, a craft table, cabinets, etc. They can also be customized to suit your design, space, taste, affordability, and size. They are an ideal choice for people in the suburbs who prefer location over space. These beds can be easily transformed into a home office, a guest room, a playroom, a piece of furniture, a workout space or bookshelves. Rather than looking out for more place, a Murphy bed opens up floor space giving you a clean, uncluttered room to design and decorate it as per your use.