A Guide to Modern Murphy Beds
Murphy beds have been around since the beginning of the late 19th century, and remain popular today due their versatility and ability to turn any small-ish room into a multi-functional space. People love them because they take up very little space and can be easily folded away when not in use. They can also be relatively inexpensive, which makes them a great option for people who are looking to save money on their home furnishings.
This blog will discuss three main types of Murphy beds: the traditional Murphy bed, wall bed with custom cabinetry, and Murphy bed cabinets.
Traditional Murphy Beds
Traditional Murphy beds are the original type of Murphy bed and are still the most popular type on the market. It is a basic fold-down bed that can be easily stored away when not in use. Standard Murphy beds typically come with a mattress and frame, are mounted to the wall or floor by an elaborate spring system that raises and lowers the mattress. They can be used with any type of bedding. Some standard Murphy beds also come with storage options, such as drawers or cabinets, which is be great for small spaces.
Wall Beds with Custom Cabinetry
A Wall Bed is a type of modern Murphy bed with its own set of benefits, providing both storage and a place for guests to rest their heads at night. Wall beds are mounted on a track system that allows them to be stored away horizontally in custom cabinetry. This type of Murphy bed is perfect for people who want to have the option of using their room for other purposes when the bed is not in use.
The wall bed easily pulls out from the wall into a comfortable sleeping arrangement. The custom cabinetry serves as a nightstand, making it even more convenient for overnight guests. And when your guests leave, the wall bed with custom cabinetry can be put back up against the wall, opening up the room for more floorspace and more activities!
Wall beds are available in multiple colors such as white, light brown, and dark brown. You can also choose from a variety of knobs, handles, and finishes.
Murphy Bed Cabinets
Murphy Bed Cabinets are becoming more and more popular because of their attractiveness, convenience, versatility, and ease of use. Also called Murphy chest beds, by day, it is a cabinet complete with drawers and storage. The cabinet does not move and you can use the top of it as a shelf. Open the doors of the chest cabinet at night and pull out the bed frame and mattress. Many cabinets also come accessorized with flip-up night trays on both sides of the bed to use as a nightstand, and USB and 110 outlets.
Murphy chest beds come in a variety of styles that fit your design aesthetic - from farmhouse to coastal to contemporary to French Country. Additionally, they are available in different finishes and colors.
If you are interested in learning more about modern Murphy beds and which one is right for your needs, visit our showroom today to get started.