Murphy Bed: The Perfect Choice for Small Living Spaces
Updated: Mar 2
Murphy beds are becoming more popular every day. They are, as the name suggests, beds
that are built into the wall, and can be pulled down from it. Murphy beds are typically cheaper than a traditional bed, and are easier to make. They can be quite beneficial for those living in small spaces, as they can be tucked away discreetly in the wall. They are also a great choice for those that are looking to save on space and money.
Also for apartment furniture.
Before Buying a Murphy Bed
First, consider the size of your room and the amount of floor space you have. You will need enough room to walk around the bed when it is open and also room to open the doors of any cabinets or closets that the bed is stored in. Second, think about how often you will be using the bed. If you plan on using it every day, look for a bed with a comfortable mattress and easy-to-use mechanism. If you'll only be using it occasionally, a basic model will probably suffice. Third, decide what type of Murphy bed you want. There are three basic types: fold-down beds, side-fold beds, and vertical-mount beds. Each type has its own set of pros and cons, so choose the one that best fits your needs. Fourth, consider your budget. Murphy beds are available in a wide range of prices, so it's important to set a budget before you start shopping. Keep in mind that the more features a bed has, the higher the price will be. Finally, take the time to read online reviews before you buy. This will help you get an idea of what others think of the bed you're considering and whether or not it's a good fit for you.
Our top rated Murphy Beds
To help with your decision on what Murphy Bed is right for you we have researched the best rated space saving beds.
#1 4 out of 5 star rating. Very sturdy and well built. Everything lines up good.
9 boxes and almost 900 lbs.
This is a big assembly project but we’ll worth it.
Drawers are large and deep.
Thanks to the dual-piston lift mechanism, the murphy bed folds up and down safely in seconds without heavy lifting. There are two storage units with drawers for space saving in a tiny home.
#2 4.4 out of 5 star rating. This is a great, well made piece of furniture and it looks beautiful!
This isn’t the sellers fault but you should know this could be a challenge. I arranged to pick up from Yellow Freights hub. Overall the finished product is sturdy and attractive. We love the concept of a Murphy bed. Would purchase this one again.
#3 4.2 out of 5 Star Rating I rent out a small basement and thought this would make the space more sufficient and it really does! Love the look and it's really sturdy. So happy with my purchase oh and the memory foam mattress is actually comfortable.
#4 4.3 out of 5 Star Rating My review is that the Murphy Bed is exceptional quality, very well made, sturdy and attractive. I have to agree with other reviewers, that the instructions were not at all complimentary to the quality of the product. Even though they were lengthy and well thought out, they were lacking various assembly tips and tricks that would have made the process a little less frustrating. We love the product mechanical and material quality and it is a wonderful addition to my office, where it is installed. Other than wishing the instructions had been better, the only thing I would have wanted is the ability to use a thicker mattress.