Abe Feller

Abe Feller

    Get More Space In Your Loft With A Murphy Bed

    Anyone with a studio apartment of a loft no all too well that space can be at a premium. The Japanese have dealt with similar space constraints for many years leading to the development of the futon and similar portable mattresses. Though many folks find a futon comfortable to occasional use, a futon may be too firm or uncomfortable for others.

    Often referred to as a wall bed, the Murphy bed was introduced in the nineteen sixteen. The Murphy Bed Company produced a bedstead system that folded completely into a wall space. The Murphy Bed could be stored away when not in use freeing up space in an otherwise small room. The original Murphy bed design incorporated a safety mechanism which prevented the bed from accidentally folding up while it was occupied.

    The term Murphy bed has become so ubiquitous that it has become part of the popular vernacular. In fact the term has become so common that the courts will no longer enforce any of the original patents or trademarks.

    Still the Murphy Bed Company is remains a going concern in the sleep system market. Folding beds like the Murphy are commonly seen in hotels and homes the world over. Modern wall and closet beds can be used in almost any room in the home. Bookshelves and other functional accents can camouflage the fact that there is a bed in the living room. Not limited to the homes or hotels, wall and closet beds are appropriate for any space where a full size bed is needed.

    Whether you call it a Murphy bed, closet bed or wall bed, it is an excellent alternative to sofa beds or popular blew up air beds. Sofa bed mattresses tend to be thin and sparsely padded and not very comfortable. Blow up air beds are fine for temporary use but, unlike a quality wall bed, are not designed for everyday use. Unlike a blow up air mattress, a wall bed can be neatly and completely stored away in a matter of seconds.

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