As a work-from-home professional, having a designated office space that fits multiple needs can be challenging. For many, like myself, the guest room doubles as the home office, but with a queen size bed taking up space in the background, it can be hard to maintain a sense of home and a professional work environment at the same time.
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This was my personal experience until I stumbled upon the concept of a Murphy bed on a recent business trip. I always knew about Murphy beds, but the idea just eluded me.
During my stay in a hotel room, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the dining table in my room was also a bed. It was a Murphy bed, a space-saving solution I had never considered. The light bulb went off, and I realized this could solve my home office woes.
A Murphy bed, often called a wall bed, is a bed that can be easily folded and stored vertically against a wall. This allows you to maximize your space and keep your bed out of sight when not in use. This concept was perfect for my home office as it would let me have a comfortable bed for guests and a functional workspace without compromising on either.
I Went and Looked for more Inspiration for my Home Office
Upon returning from my trip, I researched different types of Murphy beds. I looked at several options available in design, material, and size. Finally, I was able to find a design that perfectly matched my home office decor. I even added a custom cabinet to store my office supplies. The installation process was straightforward and hassle-free, and the result was exactly what I had envisioned. Keep reading for inspiration.
Other Use Cases for Murphy Beds in your Home
Murphy beds are not limited to wall units but have been incorporated into various pieces of furniture. This allows homeowners to save space, as decorating a small space requires a lot of creativity. A Murphy bed will do just that while keeping the bed out of sight when not in use, whether in an office, playroom, or guest room.
A Desk Bed Combo
Another way to incorporate a Murphy bed into your home is by integrating it into a desk. This type of Murphy bed is perfect for those who work from home as it provides a comfortable bed for guests and a functional workspace. The desk can be used during the day and then converted into a bed at night. This type of Murphy bed is perfect for small apartments or guest rooms that double as a home office.
A Cabinet Dresser Bed Combo
A dresser Murphy bed might be the solution for those who fancy a more traditional look. A dresser Murphy bed combines the functionality of a dresser with the convenience of a Murphy bed. The dresser can store clothes and other personal items and then transform them into a bed when having guests overnight. This type of Murphy bed is perfect for homes with a guest room used infrequently.
The Traditional Wall Murphy Bed with Storage
While this option may come with a price tag, the modern and refined look will fit into most home decor. Aside from the floor space this unit will save you, the storage on either side of the bed provides additional space-saving options for items such as clothing or books
I am thrilled with my decision to add a Murphy bed to my home office. It has transformed the room into a functional and comfortable space, and I no longer struggle with a bulky bed in the background. I highly recommend this solution to anyone looking for a space-saving solution for their home office or guest room. Read our post on bed placement for more tips.