Murphy Bed for Small Homes


Murphy Bed or Captains Bed?

In a small home it’s important to make the absolute most out of every inch of space. One of the biggest users of that space is the bed. When it comes to a space saving option you have two choices the Murphy bed or the captains bed. Both beds have their own unique benefits, which is why it can be tough to decide which one to choose. In this blog post, we will compare and contrast these two types of beds so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you!

The Murphy bed is named after its inventor, William Lawrence Murphy. This type of bed was originally designed as a space-saving solution for small homes. The Murphy bed can be folded up into the wall when not in use, which saves a lot of space! As a bonus, you can add a fold down desk to the underside to create a work space when the bed is folded away. As you can see in this cool model from Amazon.

The Captains Bed

Also known as a Platform Bed, is a type of bed that has storage built into it. This is a great solution for small homes because it allows you to have extra storage without taking up any extra space!

This can eliminate the need for a chest of drawers in your bedroom, freeing up quite a lot of floor space and leaving the room feeling more open. Some styles of captains bed include two layers of drawers like this one. That’s a lot of room for storage in a space that would otherwise be wasted!


So Which is Best?

So, which one should you choose? It really depends on your needs and preferences. The Murphy bed looks pretty cool and can be very enticing but If you need extra storage, then the Captains Bed is a great option. But if you want a bed that can be hidden away when not in use, then the Murphy bed is a better choice. Whichever one you choose, you can be sure that you are getting a great bed for your small home!

Published On: March 1st, 2022 / Categories: Air B'n'b, Container Homes BC, Ideas for Small Spaces /