The innovative Murphy bed goes by quite a few names. Irrespective of how you wish to call it, the pull-down or wall bed is one the best ways to save up on some precious space. Multitasking is the in thing of these times. With modern homes and studio apartments sporting small rooms that often need to double up in function, the Murphy bed is a perfect solution. The ergonomic bed ensures that your home’s interior multitasks with amazing ease and inimitable style. Perfectly safe thanks to the ever-evolving technology, modern Murphy beds bring in as much sizzle and style as space-consciousness.
by Tailored Living
William Lawrence Murphy was the man behind the first modern Murphy bed design. To skirt existing moral code of early 1900s that frowned upon a woman entering a man’s bedroom, good old Murphy used the ingenious design to change his bedroom into a parlor! (All great stories do revolve around beautiful women.) The rest, as they say, is history. Here are a few fabulous Murphy bed ideas and inspirations that should tempt you to bring one home as well. Tuck in for some audacious transformations –
from Resource Furniture
by Ample DESIGN
by Jerry Bussanmas
by The Interior Place
by Tailored Living
by Art of Construction
by Radius Architectural Millwork
Let the Magic Unfold!
There are plenty of directions you can explore while picking a Murphy bed that fits your home’s unique floor plan and needs. While most Murphy bed designs use a vertical orientation, the horizontal style looks equally cool and is perfect for narrow rooms. One can also opt for stylish sliding cabinet doors instead of the more conventional fold-out form. Here are a few Murphy beds in action, that might give you an ingenious idea or two –
by Studio Becker- Bespoke Cabinetry and Millwork
This custom designed Murphy bed unit brings together iconic imagery and imaginative ergonomics. The art wall featuring Curt Cobain slides away to reveal a double bed and also a few handy shelves. A perfectly placed sliding partition completes the transformation.
by Min | Day Architects
Here is a more contemporary and colorful take on the Murphy bed. The perforated sliding wall in white moves over to reveal the comfy bed. A stylish work space at the other end serves you well during daytime.
Colorful kids’ bedrooms are a wonderful choice for the Murphy bed. The playfulness of the bed plays into the theme perfectly. Since kids’ beds need not be queen size, a horizontal styled single bed works well in such situations. The additional shelf space that this design brings is obviously added bonus.
by Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets
We love this design for the uncomplicated elegance that it brings. It is simple at its core and yet looks stunning when executed right. This smart home office is pretty limited on space. It typifies the conundrum faced by many of us when utilizing limited space. Recessed lighting and wall art combine to deliver the ideal Murphy bed solution.
Combining Elegance and Ergonomics
by More Space Place
If you love sleek minimalism with neutral tones, then this is the Murphy bed for you. The gray sliding doors also add textural contrast to the room. Lovely shelves and a sleek bed design combine to drive home the modern minimalist overtones.
Murphy beds are not for the fashionable modern spaces alone. This eclectic home uses the Murphy bed to make use of the forgotten corner next to the window. The position of the expose brick wall creates an ideal little slot for the Murphy bed wall unit. Clad in wooden hues that match the room’s walls, the drop-down bed maximizes the space on offer.
by Crisp Architects
This is one of those interesting design that has a television combined with the wall unit of the Murphy bed. Sliding doors mean that once the bed is out, viewing the television is not an option. (At least not all of it) But the alignment of the bed probably does not make for comfortable TV viewing anyway.
A kids’ bedroom with two Murphy beds is not too hard to design. Since these are small single beds, a spacious room can easily house a couple. We were expecting a third Murphy bed to pop out of the large yellow unit on the left of the image as well. Guess not!
by Caden Design Group
There is plenty to like about this home office. For starters, we are big fans of classic décor pieces like the Eames Lounger that makes an appearance when the beds are hidden away. The bunk bed design coupled with the Murphy bed style is a double-edged sword when it comes to saving up on foot room.
Contemporary Kits and Plans
From creating overnight guest rooms to adding additional sleeping quarters, the Murphy beds seem to work like a charm. Most modern units come with a variety of features and accessories. While some kits bring in elegant home office setups along with the bed, others use sleek bookshelves to accentuate the wall behind the bed. More audacious design incorporates television sets and you can always create a custom Murphy bed plan with the help of a top-notch architect or design firm. The best thing about many of these contemporary designs is that most guests will never know what is hidden in the shelf till the doors slide open.
by R. D. Sherrill
by Normal Projects
by Becki Peckham
by Building Lab
by Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design
A Little Something for the Pawed Friends
Cool Murphy bed designs are obviously not for you alone. Your little (and big) pet buddies can also enjoy the delights of the pull-down bed. Yesterday, we looked some stony décor inspirations that included an ultra-cute cat. Our pawed buddies obviously have expressed disappointment over being overlooked. So here is a little something to keep them happy as well! These daft fold-out delights are .