Should I Get a Murphy Bed with a Desk?

Should I Get a Murphy Bed with a Desk?

May 1, 2024

Feeling the squeeze in your living space? It's a common challenge, especially if you're trying to fit everything you need into a small room. But fear not!

There's a clever solution that might just be your saving grace: the Murphy bed with desk. It's like having your cake and eating it too—but in furniture form!

Custom Murphy Bed from Closet World

What is a Murphy Bed?

First things first, let's talk about what exactly a Murphy bed is. You might have heard it called a wall bed or a fold-down bed, but they're all the same genius invention.

Simply put, it’s a bed that can magically disappear into your wall or a closet when you're not using it. It's the ultimate space-saving superhero for cramped quarters, especially when you go for a Murphy bed with desk and storage!

Types of Murphy Beds

Now that you know what a Murphy bed is, let's dive into the different bells and whistles they usually come with. There's something for everyone, whether you prefer your bed to fold up vertically or horizontally.

You can opt for a single bed or go big with a double or even a full Murphy bed with desk. The best Murphy bed with a desk often comes with shelves, or even sofas as well.

The beauty of Murphy beds is that they’re multifaceted, and can work in so many different spaces!

 Like we said, there’s a fit for everyone and every space!

Benefits of Murphy Beds Over Other Beds

Now that you know what a Murphy bed is and the different types available, let's talk about why they're the preferred style for tight spaces when compared to traditional beds.


Let's face it: space is precious real estate, especially if you're living in a studio apartment or trying to make the most of a small room.

That's where we find a Murphy bed, or Murphy bed with desk, swoops in to save the day for many of the homeowners we work with. Anything that can fold again when it’s not being used can give you back that precious floor space to do, well, whatever you want to!

It’s a fun little thing to remember, that we’re really only using our beds at night. During the day, we might greatly benefit from using that space for something else, even if it’s to do afternoon yoga in between meetings.

Not to mention the fact that putting your bed away when it’s not being used makes your space feel twice as big when it’s folding away.

full Murphy bed with desk

Dual-Functionality: Like Adding in a Desk!

Murphy beds aren't just space-saving wizards; they're also masters of multitasking.

You can quite literally have two pieces of furniture put into one so you can use your room as multi-purpose as you need.

Maybe you need a spot to catch up on work during the day in your bedroom. Or maybe, you need your office to serve as your bedroom when you’re working with limited space. On all accounts, Murphy beds has got you covered.

If you're looking for the ultimate modern Murphy bed with a desk, we’ve dreamed up some pretty fun custom Murphy bed designs for spaces that need that perfect, seamless blend of functionality.

Aesthetics and Design Flexibility

Let’s not forget about style points. While function is nice, it’s hard to enjoy something that you don’t love to look at. Murphy beds can come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find one that fits your aesthetic perfectly.

Specifically, because Murphy beds are a fresh, new, modern design, you won’t find too many vintage-style Murphy beds. If you’re looking for a vintage look to your space, you can always complement your bed with vintage pieces for a nice blend of styles. (But remember, you can still customize the finish and hardware!).

Use and Setting Ideas

Thinking about getting one for your space? Let’s talk about all the cool ways you can use Murphy beds in your home – some of which you might not have thought about.

Home Offices

Struggling with having family stay over because you simply have no room for a guest room? Or, do you struggle to have a big and bulky bed in your guest room/office that you barely use?

A Murphy bed with desk will be perfect for you. Usually, you’ll have your bed folded up when you’re working, and when you have visitors, all you need to do is flip your bed down and your office has turned into a guest room!

Studio Apartments and Small Spaces

But what if you’re limited not only to guest room space but to your own bedroom space?

For those who are struggling with space in their master, think about a Murphy bed for yourself. Use it while you sleep, fold it up, and your master bedroom can be anything. The office, the yoga studio, even the living room if you need the space.

Modern custom murphy bed with desk corner

Multi-Purpose Rooms

And if you've got a room that needs to wear multiple hats, Murphy beds are perfect. The living rooms that double as guest rooms, the playrooms that convert into sleep areas.

For those rooms that are in-between or need a bed sometimes but not all the time, Murphy beds are the way to go.

Considerations Before You Buy

Before you take the plunge and invest in a Murphy bed, make sure you’re ready with some Murphy bed questions and considerations:

Room Layout and Size

First things first, take a good look at your room and make sure you have enough space to accommodate both the bed and desk. You'll want to measure carefully to ensure that everything fits comfortably, both when the bed is in use and when it's folded up against the wall. Nobody likes bumping into furniture in the middle of the night!

modern Murphy bed

Budget and Pricing

Murphy bed pricing can vary widely depending on factors like size, materials, and added features. If you're working with a tight budget, you might need to do some shopping around to find a model that fits your financial constraints.

We like to offer special financing options with select payment plans, which include free shipping. We know that buying a Murphy bed is an investment, and want to make the process as easy and painless as possible.


Installing a Murphy bed with desk isn't exactly a DIY project for the faint of heart. In fact, it could post big risk factors if you install it incorrectly.

That’s why we always recommend calling in the professionals to handle the installation. Especially if you’re looking for a custom design, you want to make sure the installation is perfect.

Murphy bed with desk

Install a custom Murphy Bed with Desk with Closet World!

So, you’re ready for a Murphy bed, but the thought of wrestling with a giant wall bed gives you nightmares? We specialize in custom Murphy beds and space-saving furniture and handle the entire installation process from start to finish.

With our free in-home consultation we’ll have you set up for success and living in luxury in no time.