Murphy bed? Wall bed? Perhaps you are one of the many who have no idea what I’m talking about. To be honest most Gen Ys haven’t heard of a Murphy bed, it simply wasn’t popular during our upbringing. Or maybe your only knowledge of a Murphy bed is from old films where the Murphy bed would slam an occupant inside? We’ve come a long way since then. Wall beds are making a huge comeback and it’s not just in small apartments, but surprisingly in sprawling suburban neighborhoods. A few years ago, my parents decided to turn my old room into an office for my father; at the time it didn’t bother me that my childhood room had been transformed into someone else’s workspace. However, when I came home for the holidays and was informed I’d be sleeping on an aero bed, I was a little upset. After a day my “bed” had mostly deflated and was incredibly cold on the floor. You may want to check out murphy bed store for more.
Yes, in a pinch a sofa, futon or blow up mattress is a great solution, but most guests would prefer to sleep on a mattress and be somewhat comfortable. Now how can you solve the space problem? You don’t want the mattress taking up all that valuable space year round, so what are you going to do? Add a Murphy bed. Dilemma, solved. With all of the options available on wall beds today, picking the perfect one for your space can be a little cumbersome. Just keep in mind what your main objectives are for your room/space. Are you hoping to have a play area for your children, a workspace for your husband, a Pilates mat for yourself? For instance if you’re looking for a play space for kids, opt for a bed with an added chalkboard on the front or if you goal is a work area for your husband, search for a bed with a drop table, this will give him extra space to spread out. If you’re into exercise, find a Murphy bed with a mirror, this will help you work on your form.