The Best Modern Murphy Beds You Can Buy Right Now

updated Oct 6, 2022
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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 these convertible beds fold up nicely 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 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 big for your budget can prove quite tricky. To help you save space in your small home (and, you know, have a proper bed … ), we rounded up the best modern Murphy beds we could find. Read on for 11 surprisingly sleek and stylish wall beds that are guaranteed to transform your tiny apartment.

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This smooth, clean-lined wall bed unit from Signature Sleep is only 17 inches deep, but it can still accommodate a mattress that’s 10 inches thick. Coming in a gorgeous walnut hue, its clean wood casing and dual-piston system make it easy, reliable, and user-friendly, while the exposed metal frame with curved legs offers a modern industrial aesthetic perfect for any space. Trés chic!

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For a pick with ample storage space and a classic design, the Billington Murphy Bed is a stunner. Accented with eye-catching moldings to give it a more polished appearance when not in use, this bed is truly a small-space dream thanks to its six drawers and eight open shelves.

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Along with being one of the most affordable Queen-size options on our list, this top-rated Murphy bed has the added bonus of a Euro slat mattress support system for extra comfort, as well as generous storage. It's available in three stylish colors.

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This contemporary charmer comes in two different finishes (white and chocolate) and two mattress-size options. Best of all, its storage units are convertible, with the versatility to be used as solo shelving units or hanging storage racks.

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Easily the most beautiful option on our list (though also one of the priciest), this modular wall bed boasts two sections that each feature three drawers, a two-door cabinet with two interior shelves, and one tempered glass shelf per cabinet, creating a compact layout that's perfect for partners who like to keep their closets to themselves.

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For the ultimate two in one, we love the Avalon Portrait Murphy Bed. 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.

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For those looking to really maximize their space, how about a Murphy bed with a desk? This pick from Modular Closets instantly transforms from desk to bed making it possible to go from comfortable workspace to peaceful bedroom in seconds.

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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 on the back of the bed for easy access to electrical outlets.

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Not keen on the look of the open space that you get when a Murphy bed is closed? Go for this two-piece wall bed/sofa set from Red Barrel Studio. Clean, modern lines make this a beauty that's easy to incorporate, and its multi-purpose sofa bed design makes it a dream for anyone looking to kill two comfy birds with one great-looking stone.

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A customer favorite on Wayfair with an almost-five-star rating, this swanky wall bed features a Queen-size bed that stores neatly inside a sleek, glossy cabinet. Even better, its storage space makes this look like a chic closet piece with a hanging rack and shoe display cabinets. Fancy!

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This compact unit is a different take on the Murphy bed than you might be used to seeing. Designed to look like a simple cabinet and not much larger than a trundle bed, this option folds out into a Queen-size bed made up of an upholstered base pad with a folding cool-gel memory foam topper for added comfort and back support.