Genius Small Space Solutions: 10 Modern Murphy beds

Modern Murphy beds—also identified as wall beds—have long been familiar with small space dwellers and it’s not hard to see why. Not only do they fold up correctly when not in use, but a good wall bed can also make a cramped studio apartment feel like a true two-bedroom in a matter of seconds. Unfortunately, finding attractive Modern Murphy beds that won’t take up a ton of space isn’t nearly as comfortable. With all the choices the web has to offer—think: wall beds with storage units, bookshelves, and even hidden desks—picking one out that isn’t too big can prove quite complicated.


To help you save area in your small home or bedroom (and you know, have a proper bed), we chose to round up the best foldout beds we could find online. Here are some murphy bed ideas following.


LOW – Made from an eco-friendly combination of recycled cardboard and wood, this ultra-lightweight murphy bed connects directly to your wall for added protection that looks seamless (with tons of extra storage). This smooth, clean-lined wall bed system is only 20 inches long, but can still provide a mattress that’s 10-inches thick. This modern charmer comes in two separate coatings (charcoal brown and white) and with optional armoires. Also, it can hold up to a 12-inch thick mattress—no box spring necessary.


MEDIUM – This compact unit emphasizes a state-of-the-art Euro slat mattress system for added back support and comfort—and comes with a 10-year warranty. Affordable (relatively speaking) but sophisticated, the Edge Queen Wall Bed from Bestar is accentuated with Shaker-style moldings to give it a more elegant appearance when not in use.


HIGH – Believe it or not, this compact desk immediately pivots into a bed thanks to a patented balancing device that holds everything—including the work surface—in place. A client favorite on Wayfair, this swanky wall bed features a queen-size bed that stores easily inside a sleek, glossy cabinet. Even better, it only takes up 17 ½”x64 ½” of total floor space. Easily the most beautiful choice on our list (though also the priciest), this modular wall bed boasts two bookshelves—and a chic floating shelf that doubles as a bed stand—for loads of extra storage space.


While there are lots of choices available, most wall beds look old fashioned or cheap. We sorted through all the options and found ten modern Murphy beds for customers.

1. Tango Sectional by Clei seamlessly transitions from a stylish sofa to a queen-sized bed. With the built-in shelf/handle, the bed can be pulled merely down right over the couch without the need to switch any objects displayed on it. The wall bed/sofa system emphasizes independent sliding seats, offering both lounging and formal depths.

2. Ulisse Dining emphasizes a Murphy double bed and a 4 1/2 foot dining table that comfortably seats up to five people. The front desk disappears when the double bed opens, remaining and sliding located underneath the bed base, parallel to the floor. This space saving, modern Murphy bed is ideal for small spaces, transforming the dining room into an everyday bedroom.

3. Hudson Murphy bed is hidden as an attractive closet with drawers and faux cabinetry that merely converts into a double bed.

4. This functional Murphy bed by Fratelli Spinelli is perfect for creating a sleeping/living area. Jolly Matrimoniale smoothly transitions from a modern bookcase to a double bed.

5. Swing Murphy bed system is made of a queen-sized sofa and a bed with two or one parallel armrests and additional storage under it. The bed is placed behind the couch, wholly concealed until needed.

6. This charming Murphy bed is ideal for small kids’ bedrooms. Lollipop quickly converts into one or two everyday beds with wooden slatted bases.

7. The Atoll wall bed/sofa unit converts with one smooth movement into an everyday bed with the wooden slatted base. The sofa provides additional storage underneath the seat.

8. Another cool Murphy bed is LGM by Clei. Your guests will have no idea that the centerpiece of the room is a fold on the couch until you pull it down for the night.

9. This Poppi board wall bed features a full lifting desk, a single tilting bed, and upper storage area with sliding doors. It can be used as a table during the day, and at night can be instantly transformed into a comfortable twin bed.

10. Perfect for prominent house families, college students, and guests the Altea Book & Kali 90 Murphy bed combined configuration lets you study, sleep or relax, without sacrificing space. This is a beautiful example of how customizable Modern Murphy beds are.