What Bed is Best in a Studio Apartment?

What Bed is Best in a Studio Apartment?

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Tess Wilson
Aug 23, 2015

Q: The Murphy bed seems the most comfortable of the options but the bed, one way or another, does occupy an entire wall (and don't they sometimes get stuck in strange positions?). The pullout sofa bed approach has drawbacks, too, but is a cheaper option and could be replaced more easily than a Murphy bed. A loft bed is lovely until old age or a broken ankle strikes. I once knew a woman who slept on her recliner but that seems peculiar... -Sent by Sunny

Editor: Oh, Sunny, how I wished I had the perfect answer for you. Instead, I'll tell you about the beds I've had over the years in my studio apartments (all less than 400 square feet). The first was a full size mattress in the corner of a studio- as it was the only furniture I owned, there was plenty of nice, airy space left over around it. The second was a full size mattress stuck in a closet with clothes hanging above, and the third was a queen size mattress in my studio's kitchen (with a curtain partially dividing the two "rooms"). Do you have a closet you could stick a mattress in? I don't recommend it. Readers, what do you recommend?

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