One of the downsides of living in a small space like a studio apartment is not having enough room for all of your stuff. If you’re a book lover or a writer, you inevitably have a lot of books and need somewhere to store them. While most people who tons of books would like to have walls covered in bookcases, sometimes there isn’t enough space for that. A great way to consolidate space and still have room for storage is with bookcase murphy beds.
Murphy beds, also known as wall beds or hide away beds, help you save space. The bed folds up into a piece of furniture attached to the wall. This means that during the day you can fold up the bed and have a ton of space in the room. Wall beds with shelves are perfect for studio apartments and also guest rooms or offices. That way you have a bed when you need it and lots of storage the rest of the time.
Contemporary murphy beds are easy to install and come in kits with everything you need. Here are some of the best murphy beds with bookcases and shelves.
Bookcase Murphy Beds
Bestar Nebula 84″ Full Wall Bed with Shelves Kit
This murphy bed from Bestar comes with a complete kit and a full-size bed frame. In addition to the fold-away bed, the bed frame has a 25″ storage unit. It comes with 2 fixed and 5 adjustable shelves so you can customize it to fit your books, clothes, or other possessions. It also comes with a door so either the top or bottom section can have hidden storage.
The crisp and modern design of the Nebula Collection looks great in any apartment or home. Easy to install, the bed is also easy to use, with a handle to lower the bed and a safe dual piston system. The mattress is not included, but the Euroslat mattress support system means you do not need a box spring. Mattresses up to 10″ thick will fit.
Available Colors: antingua, white
Queen Size Bookcase Murphy Beds
If you need a bigger bed than the Nebula offers and want more of a classic style, this Queen size pull-down bed from Bestar should fit the bill. If you need to save space in a small apartment or a guest room, this unit provides you with a hideaway bed and also storage.
The 25″ storage unit includes a door, plus 2 fixed shelves and 4 adjustable shelves. You can customize it however you need to store your books or other possessions. Made with a durable scratch and stain-resistant melamine finish, the unit is easy to assemble. The murphy bed does not come with a mattress but will fit a standard queen mattress up to 12 inches thick.
Bestar 84″ Pull Down Bed with Shelves and Drawers
If you’re looking for shelves and drawer storage to gove with a fold-away bed, this model from Bestar will meet your needs. This spacing-saving bed will hold a full-size mattress and includes a storage unit with shelves (2 fixed and 4 adjustable) and 3 drawers.
This bookcase murphy bed is perfect for storing books and works well in an office, condo, or loft. Save space without sacrificing storage. Assembly is required. A mattress is not included when you purchase the bed frame, but it will fit mattresses up to 10 inches thick.
Queen Bookcase Murphy Bed with 2 Shelves
If you really want to maximize your bookshelf space, this queen-size wall bed offers two full size bookcases on each size. The two shelves are 25″ each, and both have 2 fixed and 4 adjustable shelves so there’s plenty of space to store all of your books. The bed is easy to use: pull it out from the wall with the handle and then flip the leg down to support the bed.
This is a great solution for book lovers living in studio apartments or other cramped spaces. Get your bed and your book storage all in one piece. Assembly is required. This murphy bed does not come with a mattress, but it does not require a box spring. Use any queen-size mattress up to 12″ thick.
Available Colors: White
Queen Hide Away Bed with Shelves and Drawers
If you want a lot of storage but need variety in the storage type, check out this murphy wall bed from Bestar. Maximize your storage with two 25″ storage units. The top of each unit features 2 fixed and 4 adjustable shelves, with 3 drawers on the bottom. Store your books, your clothes, or anything else while saving space with this pull-down bed.
This space saver bed frame does not come with a mattress, but it will fit up to a 12″ thick mattress and not box spring is needed. The murphy bed comes with a 10 year warranty. Assembly is required, including mounting the unit to the wall for extra safety.
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