Vertical Vs Horizontal Bed Cabinet 

Which one is right for you? We explain below!

Should you build a Horizontal or Vertical style Murphy wall bed?

Which wall bed style is best suited for your space?
Discover the differences between the two styles of Murphy bed configurations below and how you can benefit from each configuration set up. 

The photo on the left was sent to us from Todd and shows how he built a VERTICAL and HORIZONTAL Murphy bed for his space.

Vertical Vs Horizontal

Vertical (Upright)

Horizontal (Sideways)

The Vertical Wall Mount Murphy Bed Setup

The vertical Murphy bed mounts upright and requires about 88 inches for a 
Queen size of floor to ceiling clearance.

A vertical Murphy bed is great for any spaces that have regular ceiling heights of 83-88 inches depending on the size of your wall bed  from the floor to the ceiling.
This vertical set up allows endless customization options such as placing bookcases on the sides of the bed cabinet to add even more storage which makes this Murphy bed set up a very attractive and versatile option for any space. You can also build it into closet systems such as the Ikea bedroom closet sets.

This is a great option for everyday use since it is like a regular bed after you open it and of course, the bed conveniently hides away when not in use.

The Vertical Wall Mount Murphy Bed Setup

The horizontal Murphy bed mounts sideways and requires about 68 inches for a Queen size of floor to ceiling clearance.

A horizontal Murphy bed is great for any spaces that have regular ceiling heights or if you have a low ceiling clearance between 62-68 inches from the floor to the ceiling, then then the horizontal option is ideal for your setup.
This horizontal set up also allows endless customization options such as placing a TV or bookcases on the top of the bed cabinet to add even more storage which makes this Murphy bed set up a very attractive and versatile option for any space.

This is a great option for everyday or occasional use, and of course the bed conveniently hides away when not in use.

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