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What is the Difference Between a Murphy Bed and a Wall Bed?


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You might consider creating a nice home office or hobby room if you have extra room. On the other hand, it would be nice to have a place for overnight guests. The good news is there's no reason you can't have both. A hide in wall bed can help you maximize your space, give you the desired room, and create a perfect, cozy place for overnight guests.

If you're trying to decide how to make the best use of your space while still incorporating a bed, you might find yourself searching for the right name. You may try to find what you want online by searching "bed in wall name" or "what is a bed in the wall called?"

So what's the difference between a fold up bed wall and a murphy bed? Not much, if anything at all. The terms are used interchangeably. A wall bed is a bed on hinges that can be stowed away either vertically or horizontally along a wall or inside furniture, like a cabinet. So is a murphy bed.

Once upon a time, there was a slight difference between the two, but it wasn't anything that made a lot of difference to most people. It was found in the construction of the beds themselves, specifically the lifting mechanisms. Murphy beds were generally constructed with a metal frame and mounted on the floor or the wall using complex springs to bring the mattress up and down. Typically, they were considered more elaborate than a wall bed. While a wall bed, which also used springs, included cabinets on each side of the bed, so it looked like an ordinary wall in a closed position. But now, the terms murphy bed and wall bed are synonyms.

No matter what you call it, the biggest draw is the space savings they bring to any room in your house. A wall bed can quickly and affordably give you more space in your home without you having to give up anything. You'll gain space by getting a bedroom and whatever else you want to create in the same room.

Now that you know what a wall bed is, it's time to start choosing the right one for you. There are so many beautiful options.

Choosing a Wall Bed

Choosing the right wall bed for you is simple. At Artisan Custom Closets, we help you follow these three steps:

  1. Decide Where to Install Your Wall Bed: You can put a wall bed in just about any room of your home. We offer all sizes and shapes for wall beds that will fit any room in any home. We can even custom craft wall beds to your exact specifications. Plus, you are not limited to a bedroom since murphy beds look great in home offices, guest rooms, kids' rooms, or anywhere you might need an extra bed.
  2. Choose Your Bed's Orientation Wall beds come in two forms: standard tilt and side tilt. A standard tilt wall bed is stored vertically along the wall with the hinges at the head of the bed. Side tilt wall beds have hinges along one side of the bed and are stored horizontally on the wall.
  3. See it Before Installation: You can see customized CAD designs of the project before it gets built, so you know what to expect, and you can make sure that you're going to love it.

So contact us today for a free in-home design consultation to start placing your perfect wall bed.


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