The bed you sleep on should be comfortable, to make you feel safe and what’s most important to be clean. Most people would choose a simple bed, because it’s not like they would make a circus in their own bedroom. But, some people would definitely go for something quirky, crazy and unseen before; because they believe that the bed and the bedroom should be unique and crazy. Well, for the picky ones, there is a plethora of creative beds, named The Murphy Bed after its inventor Lawrence Murphy in 1900, it is a name given to any bed that can be folded up against a wall or hidden and exposed as the home owner pleases. The Murphy Bed has risen back into prominence in contemporary design due to its ability to work around the increasingly smaller and space constrained living spaces available in most modern cities. It also has functional and aesthetic value to larger rooms and houses, lending flexibility and a sense of space to the living area. The following list of creative beds are some of the most famous and iconic Murphy Beds in history.
1. Piano Bed
The famous Piano Bed is a variation on the most popular form of the Murphy Bed which involves a cabinet or mantelpiece that can be folded out to form a bed. This was quite important in the 19th and 20th century due to the fact that it allowed poor families to turn one room into a bedroom and living room at the same time. The Parlour room was seen as a sign of opulence, wealth and high social status. Therefore, there was a race to turn various pieces of furniture in the parlour room into a foldable bed. The Piano is probably the most amazing such innovation, for believe it or not, the piano bed above is both a functional piano and a bed. Very practical.
2. DIY Murphy Bed
The modern DIY versions of the original Murphy beds are by far the most popular. A lot of people can build it themselves, making these pieces of furniture easy to remove from one room to another. The most amazing thing about the DIY beds are how well integrated these products look into the decor of the room.
3. Pet Murphy Bed
This is pretty great and practical if you don’t want to let your pet sneak in any bed in your house. The award-winning pet Murphy bed is also easy to build whenever you want in your house. The pet Murphy bed accomplishes the important task of keeping the pets living area out of view when not needed, but warm and comfortable for your adorable pets during the night.
4. Locker Murphy Bed
The classic locker bed is one of the most popular Murphy Bed constructions on the market today with many DIY guides available as well. The locker bed would attract sports fans that can flaunt their favorite players’ names and numbers during the day, and yet have a comfortable bed to sleep in at night. This would definitely look awesome in a teenager’s room.
5. Dorm Murphy Bed
This bed seems like a life saver for small spaces. It is best for students who need some space for studying during the day and a bed for the night that doesn’t suffocate the small room. Consider this sort of bed if you have a small housing space or if you are a student in a tiny dorm room. Looks pretty tidy this way.
6. Tardis Murphy Bed
For those hard core fans of Doctor Who, this is probably the dream bedroom. You can literally pull down the TARDIS and lie down on your comfortable bed. This guarantees crazy and fantastic dreams.
7. Elevator Murphy Bed
Little things are as cool as the possibility to elevate your own bed. This is a fresh invention from modern living spaces. It borrows its cues from automated multi level car parking systems, and incorporates a simple pulley that is capable of lifting the bed to the ceiling and bringing it to floor level, as the use case demands. This system works especially well because it does away with the folding mechanism, which is often seen as being unsafe, and unreliable. So you wanted to clean? Lift the bed. Guests are coming over, but your room is too small? Lift the bed. You’re bored? Lift the bed!