Different Styles of Murphy Beds

Have you ever seen an old movie or television show where a bed drops down from a wall? If you’re thinking about the studio apartment it was most likely located in, then you don’t yet know how far these beds have really come! In fact, Saint Louis Closet Co.’s Murphy beds are installed inside of a system of customized cabinets that can be lowered to the floor with the pull of a handle. That’s why we’d like to open your eyes to all of the different styles of Murphy beds available today.

Twin- or Queen-Size Murphy Beds

No matter who you’re purchasing a Murphy bed for, there are options when it comes to the mattress size. Specifically, twin- or queen-size. Twin-size Murphy beds are the perfect addition to your child’s room, especially if they spend a lot of time on the floor playing with their toys. Simply store the bed in the upright position during the day and pull it back down at bedtime. Queen-size Murphy beds suit teenagers and adults best, and are also roomy enough for guests. Imagine all of the activities you could enjoy in a room where the bed can easily be moved out of the way (we’ll get to that later!).

Vertical vs. Horizontal Beds

If you’re worried that your ceiling isn’t tall enough for a Murphy bed, don’t even think twice about it! Murphy beds can be made either vertically or horizontally. While a standard 9-foot-tall ceiling provides enough space for a vertical bed, a smaller space like an apartment or a basement may have a bit more width than length. Horizontal Murphy beds are wider and shorter, so they fit better in those tight areas. The right decision really depends on the amount of space you have and how you prefer the rest of the room to be laid out. Each option can also be partnered with a variety of other functions.

Set Up is Limitless

Speaking of which, setting up a room can be tricky when you’re tight on space. How can you possibly have a home office, home gym, studio space, guest room, and a room for yourself in a three-bedroom home or two-bedroom apartment? Add a Murphy bed or two! There’s a chance that you’ve spent the last year working out of your bedroom, so wouldn’t it be nice to have some space to stretch your legs? Saint Louis Closet Co. offers a fully customizable Murphy bed system that includes a desk and shelving, along with wardrobe units. Haven’t been able to host guests for the time being? Replace the heavy spare mattress and box springs with a bed that can be stored on the spot, giving you enough room to work out or jam out when you’re in the mood.

Tons of Aesthetic Options

At Saint Louis Closet Co., we offer a plethora of wood finishes, door and drawer profiles, and crown moldings to boot. Choose from wood finishes that range from white to antique white, hardrock maple to chocolate, or legno ice to textured legno slate. Our door and drawer profiles provide you with a variety of options as well, including:

  • Flat
  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Shaker
  • Classic
  • Legno flat
  • Legno traditional
  • Legno classic
  • Gloss white
  • Stainless
  • Gloss black
  • Gloss red

Consider Saint Louis Closet Co.’s crown moldings to be the icing on top of your customized unit as you can pick from flat, traditional, rope, dentil, or even legno traditional.

The Finishing Touches

Don’t forget about adding the finishing touches to your Murphy bed – like the kind of handles you should select and accessories you’d prefer. Like we mentioned before, our Murphy beds come in customized cabinet systems. Want to add hanging rods, adjustable shelves, hooks, tie/belt racks, or drawers? Let your imagination run wild in the design stage.

Book a Free Consultation Today

If you’d like a quote from Saint Louis Closet Co. on a brand-new Murphy bed, then register for a free consultation today. We have an expert team of fabulous designers who will visit your home to learn more about you and your space. They will then hand-draw a design that best matches your needs. From there, all you have to do is approve the drawing and save your spot in line for installation. Have any questions on the overall process? Feel free to give us a call at 314-781-9000 or visit us online at www.stlouisclosetco.com.

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