Updated September 03, 2020 by Melissa Harr

The 9 Best Murphy Beds

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in July of 2020. Murphy beds are an American invention that found popularity in the 1930s, when apartment space in US cities was at a premium. Modern versions allow you to create more living areas by giving almost any room a dual purpose. For example, your rarely-used spare bedroom becomes a gym. The sleeping sections in these beds fold neatly into a cabinet or shelving unit and are hidden when closed. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Bestar 90" Queen

2. Emurphybed Daily Delight

3. Atlantic Furniture Nantucket

Editor's Notes

August 20, 2020:

Whether for the holidays, extended family visits, or an unexpected guest, most households would agree that they could use an extra sleeping arrangement sometimes, and these Murphy beds, much like a trundle bed, help accomplish this without sacrificing living or working space.

For rooms where height is not an issue, taller units that need fixing to a wall, like the Bestar 90" Queen or the less expensive and simpler Bestar Pur Collection, save you a lot of floor real estate. They are simple and sophisticated units that intrude less than dresser cabinets.

Because style is as important as function when introducing a new piece of furniture into your living area, the Arason Creden-ZzZ Traditional Pekoe is an attractive addition to our list. This and the Emurphybed Daily Delight can serve as a TV stand when open or closed due to their well-designed hinges on the countertop.

A neat feature of both the Atlantic Furniture Deerfield and the Atlantic Furniture Nantucket is the USB charging ports. Anyone spending the night will appreciate these thoughtful additions that remind them of their own bedroom.

Durability is important for any furniture and the construction of these Murphy beds is either rubber tree hardwood or particleboard with veneers. Both of these materials are hard-wearing enough for indoor furniture and should stand the test of time. Both rubber tree hardwood and particle board beds are necessarily heavy, and in order for them to be safe, you need to install them according to manufacturer directions and heed all safety warnings.

Special Honors

Murphy Wall Beds SoHo More expensive than many others, and hand-made by Murphy Wall Beds in their US factory, these upright cabinets are framed in either steel or aluminum and come with a 25 year or lifetime guarantee. Murphy Wall Beds also offer the option for you to choose your own materials, design, and finish, to effectively create your own bed. They work with coil-spring mattresses up to 10 inches in thickness. murphybeds.com

4. Arason Creden-ZzZ Traditional Pekoe

5. Daily Delight Murphect

6. Bestar Universal Queen Cabinet

7. Night and Day Furniture Murphy Cube

8. Bestar Pur Collection

9. Atlantic Furniture Deerfield


Melissa Harr
Last updated on September 03, 2020 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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