Cheap Murphy beds

Published On October 5, 2014 | By Morten Storgaard

In this post we will try and guide you to find the best deals on Murphy beds.

Online stores with Murphy beds

StorePrice rangeMurphy beds 
Wayfair$1,129 - $6,399179
Expand Furniture$1,195 - $9,99535
Modern Furniture$832 - $6,09926
Home Square$1,243 - $2,679110

Some cheap beds we have found

Here are some of the beds we have found at the stores we list at the top of this post.

A Murphy bed for less than $1,000 (incl. shipping)

This white Murphy bed is the cheapest one we could find, and we also think it’s quite elegant and minimalistic.

When you think about it, 1,000 dollars is pretty cheap, when the price includes shipping to your address in the U.S.

It will fit an 11″ mattress, so no compromise here when we talk comfort! Here you can find Ikea style wall beds.


>> Click here to visit the shop.

It also comes in a stylish dark color, that will look good everywhere:


If you want a more classic design there are also other good alternatives.

Other affordable Murphy beds

This next bed is a little more expensive but still affordable. It costs $1,565, and again it includes shipping to any address in the States.

It comes with or without the shelving units on the side, which you can buy as add-ons.

It can also hold an 11″ mattress, so it can fit a good spring mattress or a high-quality foam mattress.

Affordable murphy beds

Affordable murphy beds

Get this bed for $1,565 incl. free shipping.

There are also several other designs if you are willing to pay a little more. When you click the link above you can see all the available designs from this store.

Build your own Murphy bed

If you are up for the challenge of building your own Murphy bed, we are currently working on a website to help you get a good result. The website is called, and it contains lots of information on how to go about building a bespoke solution.

We have chosen to build our own Murphy bed which we sleep in every night, and we absolutely love it. It transforms our bedroom into an office every day.

Building your own bed is the best way to get a cheap Murphy bed, but it’s a little complicated, so we suggest following a plan – unless you have good carpentering skills.

We have put up a Murphy bed plan for a plain and simple bed.

>> Find it here + a link to a good Murphy bed kit we can recommend.

It’s important to use professional hardware for the system, to avoid any injury or accidents. Especially if you have kids running around in the house during the day.

We used a piston system for our bed (as you can see below). You can also get spring systems, and no matter what you choose, you should expect it to loose tension over the years.

So you might want to change pistons / springs after 8-10 years.

Get the plan for our Murphy bed with storage

As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, we have built our own Murphy bed. We did so in order to get a model with extra height and storage behind the bed (and below).

Here you can see the bed in folded-up position. Below the bed, we have storage for a couple of guitars and folding chairs.


This bed is a higher than normal Murphy beds. We don’t like sleeping close to the floor, so we chose to raise it.

Here’s a picture of the open bed:


Below you can see the closet we build beside the bed. It holds all our clothes and utilizes the space below the ceiling.

We have mounted straps on the bed, so we can strap the comforter and pillows to the bed, in order to get it up quickly in the morning.


We have tried to utilize every inch for storage. The upholstered headboard can be folded down, and here we store Maria’s sewing machine and my old trumpet, which I rarely use :)

We have also installed lights on each side, and when the headboard is in upright position it creates a very cozy atmosphere.

We are currently working on an instruction plan for this design, and it will be available at our new website:

You can also choose to hide your bed inside a sofa during the day.

If you are willing to spend a little more..

There are many models on the market, and if you are willing to spend the extra bucks, you can get some very stylish Wall beds with e.g book shelves in front, or what about a sofa during the day:


The models above are found at this store with free shipping.

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We have written several posts about these awesome beds, and if you want to read more, you can check out this post about our own murphy bed, and this post.

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