Murphy beds, also known as wall beds or fold-down beds, have been around for over one hundred years and have gained popularity recently as a space-saving solution for small houses and apartments. But despite their practicality and versatility, there are several myths about Murphy beds that may make people unsure about considering them as an option for their home. Read on to debunk some of these myths and learn the truth about Murphy beds.

Myth #1: Murphy Beds are Uncomfortable to Sleep On

Chances are, you’ve spent a night or two on a pull-out couch or futon that wasn’t exactly the height of luxury. It might be easy to assume, then, that Murphy beds are equally as uncomfortable, because they’re also designed to be tucked away when not in use. But Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte offers a variety of comfortable mattress options so you and your guests can get a superior night’s sleep.

Closed Murphy bed cabinet and furniture

Myth #2: Murphy Beds are Difficult to Set Up and Use

Another common myth about Murphy beds is that they’re difficult or even unsafe to operate. But this is far from the truth. Modern Murphy beds are designed with ease of use in mind, and our Murphy beds are counterbalanced so it takes very little effort to raise or lower them. As for set up, our experts handle the build and the installation, so you don’t have to lift a finger!

Myth #3: Murphy Beds aren’t Good for Every Day Use

Most space-saving bed options—sleeper sofas, air mattresses, futons—are only good in a pinch. No one wants to sleep on one every night. But Murphy beds are comfortable, easy to set up, and durable. A quality Murphy bed will last fifteen years or more, even with nightly use. And you can leave the bedding on while your Murphy bed is folded away, so it doesn’t have to be remade every morning either.

Open Murphy bed with desk

Myth #4: Murphy Beds aren’t Suited to Modern Homes

Murphy beds as we know them today were invented in the early part of the 20th century as a solution to the lack of space in tiny city apartments. And while they faded out of favor for a time as the middle class moved out into the suburbs, they’ve made a major comeback in the last few years. With that revival has come new Murphy bed technology and new styles for the modern homeowner.

Closet and Storage Concepts Charlotte offers a variety of designs for Murphy bed cabinets with different finishes and hardware options to match your décor. Our Murphy beds can come with shelves, integrated lighting, and even built-in desks.

Ready to see all that Murphy beds can offer for yourself? Contact us today for a free in-home consultation and talk to our designers about a custom-built Murphy bed to help you make the most of your space!