How to create a hidden bed in the wall?
Learn how to add a hidden bed into an existing wall or closet in your home.
It’s easier than you might imagine using a hidden bed hardware system!
Have you ever thought of hiding a bed in the wall, so people wouldn’t notice that there is a bed in the room at all?
William Murphy thought of that in 1900 and the results is a kind of bed that is called after him, a “Murphy bed” or “wall bed”.
A Murphy bed is a box that looks like a closet or a cabinet. The projection from the wall is about the thickness of a mattress plus some room for the blankets and pillows. So in most cases the size is about 16” deep and you can put any kind of furniture beside it so it does not look like a bed. The beauty of a Murphy bed is that it is hidden bed in the wall, but as soon as you need to use it as a bed, you can just pull the bed frame down and use it!
The problem with a regular bed is that it takes a lot of space. Taking space probably is not a big deal if you lots of it, but it can be problematic if you have limited space or you need the space for other uses. When you hide a bed in the wall it will be in upright position and takes less space.
Today the hidden bed concept has been modernized and wall beds are becoming new craze in house furniture, because most builders make smaller homes and apartments in order to keep the price affordable in big cities.
The fact that you can hide a bed in the wall or closet in your room differs a wall bed from normal beds. One thing that is increasing the popularity of hidden beds is the way that they compliment the furniture in the room, and how you can hide a bed between wall units or other pieces of furniture.
Today a hidden bed design can be a simple design or very luxurious depending on your taste and your budget. Although you can easily match your hidden bed with the existing furniture in the room, if you don’t want to spend a lot of money you can always use do it yourself using systems like the Easy DIY Murphy Bed Kit.
Yes, for sure there is some work involved in any “Do it yourself” project, but you will save hundreds or thousands of dollars by building a hidden bed yourself. It’s a fun weekend project and you can even invite your friends over to help you.
Besides you will have a wide range of possibilities to choose from to customize your Murphy hidden bed to your own specifications.