The last couple of years the Murphy bed has made a comeback. If you don’t know what a Murphy bed is, it’s a bed that you can fold up against the wall to hide it away during the daytime.
Especially in these days of financial crisis, a lot of people find themselves struggling to stay in their houses, and some may have to move in to smaller spaces eventually. Here a Murphy bed can certainly be a smart solution!
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The story about the wall bed system
William Murphy initially invented it and he was the very first one to build the system. His bed would fold up against the wall and hide inside the closet. The reason he built this bed was to impress a young woman whom he wanted to marry and it worked. The young couple got married a few years later.
William Murphy later patented the system and he built the first Murphy bed Company in the US.
The system became a great success and he sold lots of units all over America. But later this trend faded and he didn’t have as much success anymore, but during the crisis in the 30s and also the current crisis in America the Murphy beds really have sold a lot of units all over the place.
Murphy bed with Dining table / Office desk /Kitchen table
Today you can find the Murphy beds in most furniture stores across America. If you walk into the furniture store and ask for a Murphy bed system you would probably get a lot of different models to choose from.
The variety of different bed systems has also increased a lot. Today you can find beds that will fill it up against the wall like the traditional Murphy bed, and you can also find a lot of other creative solutions like a bed that will flip up and twist around to review shelving units. Other types will include a desk, a sofa or other creative solutions.
New models and new ideas
A lot of new companies have emerged all over the US and Europe with different systems and solutions to hide away the bed during daytime. When you search online today, you get 100k+ results with intelligent ideas and ways to save space in your tiny house or small apartment.
New beds include models with tables in front, couches below, shelving units etc. Here are some of the more creative Murphy beds on the market today:
This model has a desk in front, and when the bed is folded up, you can use the desk for homework, work or just for decorations, and nobody will guess what you hide inside that closet.
Sideways mounted bed
For the kids room a sideways mounted bed (horizontal Murphy bed) is a good solution. It’s easier for the kids to flip it up, and when they are small they will love not having to make the bed everyday. Nobody can see it anyway