In a small house, a bed or bedroom consumes a lot of space. The good news is there are comfortable, hidden sleeping options that don’t hog square footage.
Let’s tour six cleverly-designed beds for overnight slumber or daytime naps. Get ready for some surprises in the latest wall beds, benches, sofas and chairs. Whether for yourself or guests, there’s sleeping joy ahead.
1. Two Murphies: Welcome to wall beds, for one or two sleepers. Anywhere you have an empty wall, murphies may be installed vertically or horizontally. They solve space issues instantly, by folding away when not in use.
2. Two Boxes: Find a mantel or bench during the day. When ready to sleep, the mantel reveals a full bed with unfolded sections. Meanwhile, a classic bench transitions from seating to sleeping area with ease.
3. Two Upholstered Pieces: A high-design lounge chair and modern sofa hide their bedding well, and jump ahead of old-fashioned sofa beds. The chair is a single sleeper, while the sofa reveals bunk beds. Both are pricey, though.