Murphy Beds For Tiny Homes

What’s the current size of your bed? Who wouldn’t wish to have a big and comfortable bed to lay on at the end of the day? What if I told you that you can certainly fit a queen or king-size bed in a tiny house? Would you consider living in one too?

When most people think about tiny homes, they think that there is a very limited space that it would be impossible to fit a big-sized bed in it without sacrificing lots of space. However, that’s not true. 

There are many ways on how you can fit a big bed in a tiny home. However, one of my favorites is to get a Murphy bed. You might think that a murphy bed is too big to fit in a tiny home but there are ways to make them fit. Let me tell you more about murphy beds and tiny homes.

What Is A Murphy Bed?

A murphy bed is also known as a pull-down or fold-down bed. Some also call it a wall bed because it can be stored vertically against the wall when not in use. They are designed to be space savers so they are also a great fit even for tiny homes.

They are usually selected so that the room can serve another purpose in the morning. The murphy beds can also be disguised as cabinets. You only need to pull them down when you are ready to sleep. 

Selecting A Bed For Your Tiny Home

When selecting a Murphy bed for your tiny home, you have to get the floor dimensions and ceiling height of the room where you are going to place the Murphy bed. Sometimes, regular murphy beds won’t readily fit in your tiny home. There might be a need to customize or DIY them. 

The usual murphy beds meant for regular-sized homes may not fit because they are meant to be pulled down vertically. A way to make the Murphy bed better fit your tiny home is to have it designed to be pulled down horizontally. That way, the height of the bed will fit. 

There are different types of Murphy beds in the market today. Some can also do one for you according to your specific dimension and design. You can have the bed disguised as a cabinet when stored. Alternatively, there are also some Murphy beds that turn into a couch when stored. 

Murphy beds are space savers even for tiny homes. If you get a Murphy bed for your main floor, you may even opt-out of getting a loft for your bed space. You can use that extra space for storage and you could also leave if you prefer high ceilings.