More and more homeowners are looking for ways to increase space in their bedrooms and guestrooms without skimping on furnishings and comfort. A Murphy bed is the perfect option when you are looking to create a multifunctional space. Yet there are other designs and decorative finishes that you may not have considered that can increase the utility and beauty of these space-saving beds.
Many Murphy beds are built in one finish and color so that the entire unit and surrounding shelves look cohesive. Attach a full mirror to the bed panel door for an extra design feature. This will turn your guest room into a dressing room when you don’t have guests in town. When the bed is stowed away, the mirrors can also make your room feel larger.
You can find Murphy wall beds with side tables attached which are perfect for keeping bedside reading materials or a glass of water. If you’re looking for extra surface space, consider attaching a cabinet unit with a drop-down table. The table drops from the wall and is supported by a solid vertical leg. This can provide extra space if your room is also an office. When it’s time to go to bed, simply swing the table back into the cabinet and lock it into place.
Beds with a sofa or bench provide extra utility. The sofa acts as a support for the bed when it is lowered and offers extra seating when the bed is stowed. The sofa can act as a sitting nook and gives kids and guests a place to read, watch television, or listen to music.
Bookcases & Cabinets
Make use of your Murphy bed doors with bookcases! The bookcases can hold trinkets, photos, or anything else you could think of. When you need the bed, simply slide the bookcase doors to the side. This maximizes space while making the bed a natural addition for your space. For a more conventional storage option, consider building cabinets surrounding your Murphy bed for linens, blankets, or other clothing items.
There are many design opportunities available when installing a Murphy bed in your home. Take advantage of multifunctional features that can increase the comfort and functionality of your room. Contact Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston to get started on your wall bed project!