Pandemic-era design solution from the past: The Murphy bed

BY MELISSA RAYWORTH
Associated Press

When most of your life happens at home, every square foot counts. So the last two years have inspired some serious space-saving creativity. Some designers revisit a classic piece of furniture to solve today’s design challenges. The Murphy bed is a full bed that protrudes from a wall and converts a living room into a bedroom in an instant. It has again become an option for people who want to create multipurpose rooms or sleeping places for guests, older children or grandparents. Today’s Murphy bed designs are more comfortable than those made popular in old Hollywood movies. And the bunks they fold into might look better as a backdrop for video calls than an unmade bed.

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