Lori Wall Beds

Lori wall beds or Murphy beds were patented by William Murphy in the 20th century. This type of bed was created in hopes of transforming Murphy’s home with limited space into a space that could function as a bedroom and a parlor for his guests. This is how the Murphy bed came to be. 

Murphy beds have evolved over the years. From the simple wall bed, they are now available in different design and color options. In addition, these beds have also upgraded their utility and design so they’re multifunctional as well.

Murphy Beds Help Save Space

Murphy beds help you save space because they fold up flat against a wall when they’re not in use. It is configured in such a way that it can be stored either vertically or horizontally to be aesthetically pleasing and functional.  

The basic concept behind Lori wall beds allows users multiple options for using the available space in their homes, apartments, dorm rooms, travel trailers, RVs, and any space where a multi-functional room would thrive. Since beds no longer occupy the floor space in any given room unless it’s time to sleep, the available space can now be used for almost any other purpose. Modern murphy bed designs can even make it seem like there is no bed in the room at all.  When you don’t need a sleeping space, the wall bed allows the space to be used for other purposes such as a family room, den, craft room, library, home office, or basically any other purpose you need. If, like most people, you require a guest room from time to time but do not have enough space to devote for a full-time guest room, you can now create an easily accessible spare bedroom with a murphy bed. 

Murphy Beds are Easy to Set Up and Break Down

egular cot mattresses usually need to be set up and broken down after each use. They are usually stored in a closet and can use up a lot of storage space. Furthermore, they are just not comfortable. Cots are bulky and do not use regular mattresses. They usually have a bar in the middle for support which can get uncomfortable for some and even cause back pain. Air mattresses, on the other hand, have a tendency to deflate, losing their firmness. But a murphy bed folds up and down quickly and easily, even keeping the bed made and ready the next time you use it. These beds use standard-sized mattresses including single, twin, queen and king. They also come with slats instead of box springs, providing superior support and comfort. 

Lori wall beds are quite unique because you can enjoy sleeping in a king-sized bed with functional cabinetry as the main part of the piece or you can have a spare twin bed in a room with enough space only for a small cabinet. The design options are only limited to the space available, the designer’s vision, and your budget. But the most important thing is that your need will be satisfied in a methodical and aesthetically pleasing manner. 

Design Options for Murphy Beds

Design options for Murphy beds like Lori wall beds are customizable and complete any décor. Size, color, texture, finish, and style are all part of the options available, and relevant pieces can be made to meet your taste, requirement and budget to make sure that your new bed makes your home more beautiful, comfortable, and space efficient. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Murphy Beds

Who would benefit from a Murphy bed?

Murphy beds are a great way to create another sleeping space without the need of an entire guest room. They’re a great match for people looking to free up space to provide their guests with a comfortable sleeping space. 

Murphy beds are also ideal for condos where space is limited, for those who have downsized their homes but still want to entertain overnight guests, and for families that want an office and a guest room in one. These beds are really great for anyone. 

Will Installing a Murphy bed Mean Losing Wall Space?

Murphy beds have changed over time. In the past, these beds used to be disguised by decorative cabinet doors or panels that reveals the mattress when pulled down. And although this type of furniture still exists, designers are getting more and more creative with regards to maximizing space. Now, instead of simply folding this bed against a wall, many designers have added features such as ledges, shelves, and drawers. 

This means that the pull-down mattress could be enclosed by drawers and shelves where you keep your beddings and other household items for the room. There’s even an option to build a murphy bed that incorporate bookcases that pivot or slide out to reveal the mattress. This idea allows you to use the same wall your Murphy bed is stored in for storing other items. In a way, you’re not just creating more space for your guests, but you’re also creating functional and aesthetically pleasing furniture that becomes the main focus of the room. 

Are Murphy Beds Comfortable? 

The short answer? Yes. What makes murphy beds different from others, like sleeper sofas, is that there’s no limit to what kind of mattress you use. Custom-made Murphy beds let you choose the mattress you really want. And because they’re custom-made, you can choose the mattress you want first, and then the bed will be built to complement it. You don’t have to worry about thin mattresses, nor springs hurting your guests’ backs!

Another benefit is that the mattress in a Murphy bed is supported by wooden slats rather than slabs of wood. Wooden slats give support, provide ventilation and still allow some ‘space’ creating a comfortable sleeping experience for your guests. 

Are These Beds Easy to Raise or Lower? 

Regardless of the type of Murphy bed you have –twin, full, queen, or king—it will always easily fold down from the wall any time you are ready to use it for sleeping. When you have a customized murphy bed made by professionals, you can ask them to balance the weight of your mattress with the bed’s mechanism so that it will be easy and effortless to fold the bed down from the wall and back up.