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DIY Murphy Bed Ideas For small Spaces

When it comes to our guest bedrooms, we’ve simply decided that it’s time they got a makeover! They’ve been the same for many years now and we just can’t help feeling that they could be much more stylish and a little better organized. In fact, space efficiency was one of the main motivating factors behind our desire to completely overhaul those rooms, which is why the idea to put murphy beds in each one popped into our heads! Of course, murphy beds are pretty easy to find in stores, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t try to make them ourselves first, as with everything.

Just in case you love the idea of trying to learn how to make your very own DIY murphy bed just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for information and a little bit of guidance!

1. Simple DIY wooden murphy bed

Simple diy wooden murphy bed

Are you always a big fan of making the simplest version of something you can find and just making sure that it’s made very well, rather than trying to do something fancy before you’re ready and doing a poor job? Then here’s a murphy bed tutorial that’s great for budding handycrafters who are still feeling cautious. Get the nice, clear details for making one of your own on DIY Network!

2. Rustic wooden murphy bed

Rustic wooden murphy bed

If you’re going to go to all of the time and effort it takes to make yourself a DIY murphy bed, would you rather create something that still has a bit of decorative style when it’s folded away, so it doesn’t detract from the rest of the room? Well, if rustic chic is what your house needs, then we think you’ll really appreciate the way Ana White created this rustic wooden murphy bed that’s entirely encased in grey stained reclaimed wood when it’s folded.

3. IKEA cabinet hack murphy bed

Ikea cabinet hack murphy bed

If there’s one thing we do love as home crafters who are occasionally in more of a hurry than building something entirely from scratch calls for, it’s a creative IKEA hack! We’re sure you can imagine, then, just how pleased we were to discover this lovely murphy bed tutorial from Renos and Old Houses that folds up into a set of IKEA cabinets that have been linked together and strategically altered to house the bed, open properly, and enable it fold up and down.

4. Sofa bed and murphy bed combo

Sofa bed and murphy bed combo

This particular design works a little bit differently then the average murphy bed, but the space efficiency element is much the same! Instead of extending up into the back frame, the bed folds out of the couch like a sofa bed but then the couch slides back perfectly into place in the custom murphy bed style wall space frame, making lots of room for it. Avalon Awoken guides you through the step by step process in more detail.