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32 Smart Murphy Desks With Pros And Cons
As many of us are facing lack of space, saving each inch of it has become a must. Working from home is also current reality, and if you literally don’t know where to organize your home office nook, I have a brilliant idea – a murphy desk! A murphy desk, also called a bureau, is a type of desk that is stored vertically against a wall when not in use. Murphy desks can also be folded into a tiny cabinet for more storage space. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons of such furniture.
The primary purpose of a typical murphy desk is to save some space in small homes. If you have limited space, a murphy desk can let you free up some space during the day or while the bed is not being used.
Modern murphy desks can include storage shelves inside, and some models offer even more. You may get some built-in drawers or a pegboard to organize your working space right.
One thing people love about murphy desks is that they look like a regular wall storage unit, when folded up against the wall. This is important because the overall aesthetic of your room influences how comfortable you will feel while being there. The part of the murphy desk that’s visible when it’s folded against the wall can also be seen as a bit of decoration. For example, you can put some books, pictures, or decorative items that match your space.
a chic contemporary Murphy desk with books, candles and a potted plant, a white plywood chair and some vases
a chic wooden Murphy desk with curved angles and some storage for notebooks inside is a stylish option
a Murphy desk integrated into a mid-century modern storage unit with hairpin legs, the unit features much storage
a simple and stylish Murphy desk in white and light colored wood with storage space for paints is amazing for arts and painting
Early murphy desks were quite bulky and were challenging to fold and unfold. Although modern murphy desks are designed to make it easier for the user to fold them up and out when needed, it might still be difficult in some cases: children shouldn’t open or close a murphy desk; they might not be able to ensure that the bed is completely unfolded before they sleep in it, which could cause severe safety issues.
Since murphy desks are opened and closed quite often, they might not last as long as regular desks. On average, murphy desks can be expected to last for 15 to 16 years, whereas regular desks can last for much longer.
a simple white Murphy desk with some storage space inside and a large desktop is a comfortable workspace
a small and elegant Murphy desk of light-stained wood, with built-in mini drawers for storage
a small and sleek Murphy desk with a desktop, some shelves inside and additional light, which is great for a corner
a small wall-mounted Murphy desk is a nice solution for a tiny kid's room, here your kid will be able to draw, craft and study
a small white Murphy desk with rounded touches, with a built-in lamp is a lovely idea for a tiny working space
a small working space with a tony Murphy desk, a built-in lamp, a matching plywood chair is all you need for working
a stained Murphy desk with an additional shelf inside, some ooks and a clock is a cool idea to work
a stylish modern Murphy desk with a white desktop and a plywood base on the wall features soem storage space for holding your laptop
a stylish Murphy desk with a stained plywood base and a white desktop plus some display shelves inside and some artworks on top
a stylish rustic Murphy desk of stained wood with a black top features also a shelf for storage, not just a desktop itself
a sunny yellow Murphy desk with toys, photos and monograms is a great solution for a kid's room