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Maximize Bedroom Space with a Fold Up Murphy Bed

Murphy beds, otherwise known as pull-down beds, hidden bed, wall beds, or fold down beds, are beds that are hinged on one end and fold up against a wall or fold inside closets or cabinets. Sounds perfect for saving precious space in your bedroom, right? Read on and you’ll learn how a Murphy bed can maximize space in your home.
Murphy beds have been used in some form since the early 1900s. They got their namesake from William L. Murphy in 1918, when he came up with the design that we use most frequently today – hinging one end so it can be folded up against a wall.
Folding beds come in both horizontal and vertical formats. If your wall space is very small to begin with, a vertical bed will fit much easier, and if you have more room to work with a horizontal configuration will work well.
Regardless of what format you choose, your Murphy bed will save you valuable space. The entire area that would otherwise be covered by your bed will be clear, giving you a more open floor plan.
Here are some ways you can use a Murphy bed to make the most out of your space:
Have a Murphy bed in your child’s room
Not all of us are fortunate enough to have a playroom separate from our child or children’s bedroom, but with a Murphy bed you can! Simply fold up the bed against the wall and your child will have ample space to play with toys and siblings.
Want to know the best part? If your children play in the space cleared by the Murphy bed, you can encourage them to have a nightly pick-up of all of their toys before going to sleep. This clears the area where the bed will be lowered and not only ensures that their bed is properly in place, but saves you from having to clear their toys away and teaches them a valuable lesson.
Use a Murphy bed when you want extra seating in your bedroom
If you live in a small home or apartment and frequently have guests over, you may find yourself short for seating. This can be remedied with a fold down bed! Some models can actually fold down over couches once you remove their cushions. This allows you to have a couch (great for multiple guests) in the same space that you have your bed, making that area multi-functional and great for entertaining.
This tactic can also be used in home offices. Murphy beds allow you to double a room with a different purpose as a spare bedroom when you have overnight guests.
 Murphy beds suit minimalistic and sleek tastes
Minimalistic decor and lifestyles are all the rage right now. If you are on the bandwagon and prefer sleek, clean, and un-intruding furniture and decor, a Murphy bed may be for you.
Since Murphy beds fold against walls, they are out of sight and clear floor space. This gives a room a more open and airy feel, complementing minimalistic ideas and allowing you to experiment with other pieces of furniture or leaving the space empty.
If you’re looking for a wall bed to help save you space in your bedroom, home office, or spare room, consider Stuart David Home Furnishings. Their wall beds can accommodate any mattress up to 13”, which is up to 3” more than most competitors.
You can choose the size, configuration, real wood, finish, and hardware – truly making your wall bed one of a kind and all your own. With a wide variety of styles and custom options, you’ll be enjoying your custom Murphy bed for years to come. 
The Stuart David Home Furnishings factory showroom is located in Ceres, Ca just south of Modesto. Proudly serving the central valley and east bay areas since 1961, including: Sacramento, Pleasanton, Livermore, Stockton, Antioch, Walnut Creek, Vacaville, Yuba City, Tracy, Merced, Turlock, Manteca, San Ramon, Lodi, Brentwood, Dublin, Los Banos, Danville, and throughout the United States.

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