The best fold-up beds

Written by frank stalla
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When there is no more bedrooms in the house you can always buy a fold-up bed to add extra sleeping space. They come in a variety of options that allow you to hide the bed when it is not being used. Choosing the best fold-up bed all depends on how it matches other furniture and how often it will be used.

Fold-Up Bed Options

Fold-up beds are the best at providing a comfortable place to sleep without taking up too much space. They will always also come in handy when you have guests staying the night. There are several forms of fold-up beds to choose from. You have the traditional wall or Murphy bed, a futon that doubles as a couch, convertible sofa beds and most recently, convertible chair beds. With so many options to choose from you will need to pick one that suits the space in your room.

Wall Beds

The original Murphy Wall Bed is one of the best and oldest fold-up beds on the market. The name Murphy came from the San Francisco resident, William L. Murphy, who produced the first fold-up bed. These beds give any room a spacious feeling because the bed folds up to be locked away when you are not sleeping. These beds come with a variety of mattresses in sizes ranging from twin to king. The original bed folded up into a closet but now these beds are built to fold up into wood or stainless steel cabinets. While shopping for a wall bed look for a cabinet that will match other furniture in the room.

Sofa Beds

Sofa beds are also one of the best fold-up bed options available to people looking to fit a bed in their living space. The design of sofa beds has changed for the better in recent years, making them just as comfortable as a normal bed. Sofa beds can be found in a wide variety of sizes and materials, giving buyers options to fit their households. When looking to purchase a sofa bed, try to find one that is durable but also easy to fold. Most sofa beds are made of either metal or aluminium that will provide a sturdy frame for those who sleep on the sofa bed. Lately, chair versions of sofa beds have come on the market, inexpensive and ideal for kids' sleepovers.


Futons have always been some of the best fold-up bed options for those looking to maximise space. They give the buyer an option to use it as a couch or convert it to a bed when somebody wants to sleep on it. Futon frames can be found in a variety of sizes that are mostly made of lightweight aluminium or wood, making them easy to move. While you are out shopping be sure to look for a comfortable futon pad that will go with the decor of your room.

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