Murphy Bed Advantages Over a Traditional Bed
Should you add a Murphy bed to a room in your home? Chances are it could save you a lot of space and provide greater functionality. If you are remodeling a room or trying to find extra space in tight quarters, a wall bed could be the ideal solution. Here are our top reasons that a Murphy bed is better than a traditional bed.
Murphy Bed Advantage #1: Space-Saving
How much space does your regular old bed take up? Depending on the size of the mattress, it could be anywhere from about 35 square feet (for a queen-size mattress, which is the most popular size) on up to 42 square feet (for a California King). That’s a big footprint for a piece of furniture that is only used on occasion (as in a guest room).
Instead of devoting all that square footage to a traditional bed, why not make it work for you by adding a Murphy bed? With an average depth of 21”, that’s already a huge amount of saved space. But by turning your Murphy bed into a desk, closet, storage space, bookcases or any other hundreds of functions, you are now tripling or even quadrupling the usable space in a room.
Murphy Bed Advantage #2: Functionality
With a traditional bed, all you can really do is sleep in it – or maybe sit on the edge. I’m sure if you got really creative you could find a couple other uses. But…it just can’t compare with a wall bed.
As mentioned in benefit #1, there are tons of ways you can customize a Murphy bed to provide the performance and functionality you need in nearly any room of your home. It’s a natural addition to a home office, a hobby or sewing room or a child’s bedroom to accommodate sleepovers. And if you have a guest room that needs to perform two or three different functions, a wall bed is ideal since it can transform from a work area to a bed in seconds – without having to move the components of your project.
Murphy Bed Advantage #3: Beauty and Style
Sure, traditional beds can be beautiful, with headboards and footboards, pillows and shams and comforters and skirts. But a wall bed is even more handsome. Murphy beds are available in a wide range of finishes, colors and hardware. Whether you prefer natural wood or a lacquered finish, glossy white or stained oak, oil-rubbed bronze or shiny brass hardware, your Murphy bed can be customized to meet your design preference.
And it keeps things neat and organized by offering storage and/or work space. Some wall beds feature a desk that stays in place while the mattress is pulled down over the top – a perfect way to instantly present a tidy room to an unexpected guest.
Love a Murphy Bed Today
These are just some of the reasons why you are sure to prefer a Murphy bed over a traditional bed for certain rooms in your home. They instantly free up space, provide almost unlimited functionality and look great while doing so. What’s not to love?