A murphy bed is a bed that is hinged at one end to store vertically against the wall, or inside of a closet or cabinet. It is a perfect solution for any small space or for a one-room apartment, where the only room is your bedroom, living room, home office and anything else you want. Hiding your bed is a way to keep your sleeping area more private and comfy. Make a cool Murphy bed that suits your space and solve the problem of lack of space!
The first tutorial is dedicated to a Murphy bed using IKEA Söderhamn couch set and IKEA Morgedal mattress and some other supplies. On the outside it’s masked with a sofa and an artwork piece.
The next idea is about a murphy bed attached to the wall and to make it more harmonious the author added some shelves on the sides. The rustic plywood look of the bed outside can be changed, you can paint or stencil it the way you like.
A murphy bed looking as a dresser? Yes, please! This is a single bed but still very comfy and cool, and the reveal is perfect, no one will ever think that it’s a bed! The author decorated a dresser and added handles and vignettes to make the dresser look real.
The next project is about decorating a guest room, here you’ll find a large comfy bed looking as a wardrobe with doors and handles, hydraulics will help you to raise the heavy bed.
Another wardrobe-reminding murphy bed is in details in this project. Shelves on both sides help to reveal the bed perfectly and add storage space.
Here’s a farmhouse murphy bed! It looks like a large wardrobe and there are shelves on the sides. This wardrobe transforms into a cool and comfy bed for anyone, and the simple farmhouse look of the wardrobe will match a lot of interiors.
Like IKEA? Go and buy IKEA Pax wardrobes and turn them into a cool murphy bed. The bed is installed between these wardrobes and it’s hidden with a door from another such piece.
This rustic piece is a twin murphy bed made according to the plans. A cam lock was centered above the door and a sawtooth picture hanger on the inside was used as a locking mechanism.
The next murphy bed is a rustic black one. Make fake doors and drawers with just some trim and fake drawer fronts. Use crown molding along the top of the Murphy bed to create the look of cabinet doors. Put handles and knobs on them, and they look real.
This tutorial is for making a guest day bed with a red finish. Here you’ll find all the instructions and details for building both a frame and give it a cabinet look.