10 Chic Murphy Beds to Help You Fake a Guest Bedroom

updated Nov 8, 2023
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For many people, a guest bedroom is a pipe dream. Who wouldn’t want to play host with the most and set up their guests with a freshly turned-down bed and chocolates on their pillows? But if your home just doesn’t have the square-footage to accommodate that, then you need to get a little more creative.

Unceremoniously plopping an air mattress onto the floor won’t inspire many future sleepovers, so another alternative is a Murphy bed. Ahead are some fun Murphy beds to help you fake a guest bedroom — whether that’s a huge unit with storage or a nondescript credenza tucked against the wall. See which one fits your space best. 

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Is it a cabinet, storage solution, or a bed? Well, it's all of the above and the perfect space-saving solution for any guest bedroom. When not in use as an actual bed, this Murphy bed makes a great cabinet or bookcase and the storage underneath can fit blankets, linens, and more. The design seamlessly blends in with any decor and the queen size mattress comfortably sleeps two people.

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The Baumbaugh bed takes up minimal space and has a pretty sleek design and look, which comes in six colors, including dark brown, walnut, and light oak. The bed accommodates a mattress that's up to 10 inches thick. The metal pistons on each side of the frame make for easy lifting and lowering. Also, this Murphy bed conveniently has a headboard attached.

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For a guest bedroom or office space that might be a bit narrow, this Mercury Row Murphy bed is a fitting option. The cabinet design of the bed measures 61 inches and by day the top shelf can hold a few decorative odds and ends or your favorite books. When it's time to rest, the front folds down to reveal a cozy sleeper that's configured like a daybed.

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Novogratz's Her Majesty Murphy bed looks like a standard cabinet. However, it has all the essentials of a perfect guest bedroom addition. The metal pistons make this easy for a single person to lift or lower the bed and the interior even includes some storage. The top shelf can hold artwork and the ledge directly above the mattress is spacious enough to hold your guest's charging phone or other electronic device.

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To the unknowing eye, this is just a cabinet. However, it transforms into so much more thanks to a few quick changes and some rotations. Harper & Bright Designs Murphy bed has a rotatable design and it's actually a desk with two storage spaces and ample desktop for working. Also, the latched door opens to reveal a folded mattress. The genius design ideally fits a mattress eight to 10 inches thick.

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Though some Murphy beds require the separate purchase of a mattress, Canora Grey's bed already comes with everything you'll need. The foldable memory foam mattress fits perfectly in the frame which also includes under the bed storage. There's even a charging station on the side that has a few electrical outlets and two USB ports.

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The Southampton Murphy bed doesn't just have a rustic feel with its hardwood finish, but guests will appreciate the ease of use, comfort, and function. The bed includes a folding mattress that features two inches of gel infused memory foam. There's a storage drawer for sheets or your guest's essentials and the side of the bed has a charging station, so guests can have their electronics within reach all while juicing their batteries up.

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The bark gray colorway of Bestar's Murphy bed is a nice departure from the usual hues, all while still being neutral enough to fit with a range of styles. Also, while most Murphy beds can only comfortably accommodate a mattress that's 10 inches thick, this one comfortably fits up to 12 inches. The addition of five open shelves on the side makes this suitable for displaying books or stylish baskets.

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Here's another Murphy bed that conveniently includes a foldable mattress. The solid wood frame is durable and comes in white, cherry, chocolate, or gray. Just unlatch and open the frame, which has a cabinet design, and your guests will be snoozing in no time. Or they can enjoy reading in bed or binging their favorite Netflix show as the headboard provides added comfort.