If you have overnight guests regularly, or if you have a small apartment or space that prevents you from having a traditional bed, you’ll want to consider a horizontal Murphy bed queen. Now hold on a minute! Murphy beds have changed; they’re not the same fold up into the wall beds you may remember from years ago. Most people consider a fold up bed, or wall bed as it is also known, because of a lack of space, or because they don’t want to devote an entire room for guests who may visit only a few nights a year. Did you know that the average American household has overnight visitors 11 days per year? That’s certainly a good reason to consider sleeping accommodations that can be placed out of the way during most of the year.
Some horizontal Murphy bed queen comes with built-in storage so you can store pillows and bedding away until needed. Today’s wall beds can even be designed as bunk beds. You can choose a bed that folds down straight from the wall, or you can choose a horizontal orientation if your floor space is limited. The best part about today’s horizontal Murphy bed queen is that unless you give it away, no one will know there’s a bed in the room. Prices for Murphy beds will vary, from just a few hundred dollars for the Murphy bed folding mechanism, to a complete bed system including cabinets and hardware.
Is a horizontal Murphy bed queen easy to open and use? Actually, yes it is. The mechanism is steel, and most frames are designed to hold up to 1700 pounds. The opening mechanism is spring-loaded, so the bed can be dropped down from the wall with very little effort. It’s similar to the way a hatch on an SUV opens. Murphy beds would sweep the world with his innovating idea of saving space and yet having a great looking area when folded away.