Many people have a room in their home that serves multiple purposes. One example of a multifunctional space like this is a room that serves as both a home office and a guest room. With home offices becoming more and more essential, many have struggled with redesigning rarely used guest rooms to effectively accommodate both purposes. Custom Murphy beds that feature desk attachments don’t sacrifice this room’s available space for one or the other – it can effectively be both!
Finding a way to balance comfortable working conditions for yourself and living conditions for friends and family in a single room is easier than you might think. So, consider these ideas for a home office with a Murphy bed from Closet America!
Murphy Beds Help Make Working from Home More Manageable
Over the past few years, many have made the transition from working in the office to working from home. It’s more popular than ever, making home offices essential. While working remotely offers great benefits, it can be difficult to set up an office space where you can work comfortably and productively. This is especially true if you’re already limited on space.
Tired of having to work from the kitchen table or your couch? Many ideas for an office Murphy bed save valuable space by transforming a dedicated workspace into a bedroom when needed. A custom Murphy bed with a desk attachment might just be the practical space-saving solution you’ve been looking for.
Murphy Bed Ideas for Home Offices
A custom Murphy bed works in an office space or guest room by building the desk into the wall unit that houses the bed while not in use. Here are two popular ideas for offices featuring a Murphy bed: L-shaped desk beds and hidden desk beds. Both designs transform from desk to bed in different ways.
- L-shaped desk beds: During the day, the bed is hidden behind a large exterior that is made to look like cabinetry. This can be used as a professional backdrop for video calls. At night, just roll your chair to the side so the bed can fold out of the wall. To find the best fit for your space, consider which side of the L-shaped custom Murphy bed the desk portion will be featured on. The side with the desk will obstruct access to the bed when it is in its lowered position. For this reason, it is popular to have an L-shaped desk bed wall system installed with the desk up against a wall.
- Hidden desk beds: Hidden desk beds feature a desk attached to the large exterior panel that hides the bed. This allows both sides of the custom Murphy bed and the desk to be easily accessible, though not at the same time. It also means that everything on the desk needs to be taken off before the bed can be revealed. In most cases, the desk is folded downwards and becomes the “legs” of the bed. Just remember to roll your chair away to make room for the bed!
If these Murphy bed ideas for an office or guest room are appealing to you, contact Closet America today to learn more! We can design and create a custom Murphy bed with a desk that’s perfect for your space and will serve you well for years to come.