What is a Murphy Bed?
Many people would say a Murphy bed is a simple way to open up floor space in even the smallest of guest rooms, but what is a Murphy bed? A Murphy bed is essentially a hidden wall bed, a sleek and beautiful piece of furniture that pulls seamlessly down from a wall. This kind of hidden wall bed instantly transforms a space into an entirely different room with multiple functions.
A Murphy bed, also called a wall bed, isn’t just a place to sleep. It can be customized into a complex unit that includes storage solutions such as drawers, bookshelves, and cabinets. Wardrobe siding can be added to create closet space to a room that otherwise lacks it. Some models are able to transition into desks or tables, and some even have the ability to add lighting features with USB outlets!
Maximize Your Home’s Square Footage
When creating a home gym in your spare room, you want to start by thinking about how to get the most out of your space. A spare room is a great thing to have as it can give you the opportunity for more than just extra sleeping space that may be occasionally used by guests.
Turning a spare bedroom into an exercise room or a mini gym will increase your odds of working out and sticking to a fitness routine since it is within the convenience of your own home! By working out at home, you avoid wasting your precious time and gas money (for the commute). Bringing the exercise equipment to you adds extra flexibility and convenience to your busy schedule.
Creating Space for Home Workouts
To dedicate this specific space to exercise, you should think about how to customize the wall bed furniture to meet your fitness needs. If you need a lot of floor space for yoga, weightlifting, Pilates, or dance classes, a wall bed folds right up flat against the wall so that you can have additional space to do these exercises.
By adding cupboards, drawers, or a wardrobe, you can store exercise clothes, shoes, small hand weights, yoga mats, medicine balls, and any other fitness equipment so you always have it easily on hand.
Another custom addition you might consider is adding a mirror mounted to the bottom of the wall bed. It would be out of sight when the room is converted to a guest suite, but as soon as the bed is folded up into the wall, the mirror would appear so that you can watch yourself while exercising to stay in proper form. An additional benefit of a mirror is that it makes any room seem larger than it actually is.
Since some people watch television or listen to music while exercising, a Murphy bed can also have custom built shelving or even a desk or table surface to hold equipment like stereos or televisions. This can eliminate the need for headphones, and the TV can double as a place for guests to watch movies when the area is converted into a guest bedroom.
Home Gym and Guest Room Interior Design
Since a wall bed unit can fit either against one wall or into a corner, this leaves you with additional wall space for other helpful equipment during exercise such as wall-mounted fans or wall mounts for weights.
Vertical storage is a simple solution to maximize space and can be used to mount gear, inspirational imagery, or a whiteboard to keep track of your exercise routine, goals, and diet choices.
To make the room more fun and comfortable while working out or relaxing, choose an uplifting color for an accent wall. Choosing a cool blue, fresh green, or even a deep merlot red can both calm or energize the space depending on your mood. Select bedding, pillows, and artwork to match.
When the bed folds down, you can highlight a special piece of artwork on the wall with a custom spotlighting option that Wallbeds “n” More can install, or you can add open bookshelves to showcase decorative items. Our Murphy bed models can be customized with the type of (real) wood used, finish coloring, and hardware to match your home’s style perfectly!
Let’s Get Moving
Whether you prefer your exercise equipment to include a folding treadmill, exercise bike, free weights and resistance bands, a jump rope, or a simple yoga mat, more floor space is easy with a hidden wall bed!
The variety of sizes and styles of Murphy bed furniture available at Wallbeds “n” More can make a home gym possible in any bedroom in your house. Find the showroom location closest to you and speak with one of our knowledgeable space-saving experts today!