Genius Small Space Solutions: 10 Modern Murphy Beds

Genius Small Space Solutions: 10 Modern Murphy Beds

Caroline Biggs
Jun 5, 2017

Murphy beds—also known as wall beds—have long been popular with small space dwellers and it's not difficult to see why. Not only do they fold up nicely when not in use, a good wall bed can make a cramped studio apartment feel like a true two-bedroom in a matter of seconds.

Unfortunately, finding attractive Murphy beds that won't take up a ton of space isn't nearly as easy. With all the options the web has to offer—think: wall beds with bookshelves, storage units, and even hidden desks—picking one out that isn't too bulky (or out of your budget as they do come with hefty price tags) can prove quite tricky.

To help you save space in your small home (and you know, have a proper bed), we decided to round up the best foldout beds we could find online. Read on for 11 surprisingly sleek and stylish wall beds that are guaranteed to transform your tiny apartment.


Made from an eco-friendly blend of recycled wood and cardboard, this ultra-lightweight murphy bed attaches directly to your wall for added security that looks seamless (with tons of extra storage).

This smooth, clean-lined wall bed unit is only 20 inches deep, but can still accommodate a mattress that's 10-inches thick.

This contemporary charmer comes in two different finishes (white and charcoal brown) and with optional armoires. It also can hold up to a 12-inch deep mattress—no box spring necessary.

Along with being the most affordable queen-size option on our list, this four-star rated wall bed has the added bonus of being available to order through Amazon—free shipping and all.

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This compact unit features a state-of-the-art Euroslat mattress system for added comfort and back support—and comes with a 10-year warranty.

Affordable (relatively speaking) but sophisticated, the Edge Queen Wall Bed from Bestar is accented with Shaker-style moldings to give it a more polished appearance when not in use.

This queen-size stunner comes complete with a built-in bookshelf and adjustable shelves to help maximize your storage space. There's even a wire grommet in the back of the bed for easy access to electrical outlets.

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Believe it or not, this compact desk quickly pivots into a bed thanks to a patented balancing mechanism that holds everything—including the work surface—in place.

A customer favorite on Wayfair, this swanky wall bed features a queen-size bed that stores neatly inside a sleek, glossy cabinet. Even better, it only takes up 17 ½"x64 ½" of total floor space.

Easily the most beautiful option 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.

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