If you live in tight quarters but like having guests sleep over, buying murphy beds may be a great choice for you. Also referred to as a wall bed, a murphy wall bed, a folding bed, a fold down bed, or a pull down bed, murphy beds have hinges on one end that allow them to rest vertically against a wall or within a small space like a closet or a cabinet. Murphy beds then can be folded down when someone needs to use them, and folded back up again when they are not needed any longer. Murphybeds save space, and they can be constructed without too much hassle by just about anyone who purchases a wall bed kit. These wall bed kits can be found at the same types of stores that sell closet storage systems.
Murphy beds were used to comedic ends in a number of Hollywood films, such as The Great Muppet Caper, the 1916 Charlie Chaplin movie titled One AM, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the Mel Brooks movie called Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, You Only Live Twice with Sean Connery as James Bond, and a number of Three Stooges short films. In these movies, murphy beds usually spring open at exactly the wrong moment, or conversely, will not stay in their folded down position when characters are trying to sleep. Of course, though these murphy bed scenes are giggle inducing, that kind of things never happens to murphy beds in real life because they are well built and soundly designed.