In today’s world, many of us are finding ourselves working from home more often than not. And while this can be great for productivity, it can also lead to a lack of space in our homes. This is especially true for those who need to accommodate guests from time to time but perhaps live in a small house or a duplex. But fear not! The solution to this problem may be closer than you think: the Murphy bed.
Murphy beds, also known as wall beds, are a type of bed that can be folded up into a cabinet or closet when not in use. This allows you to save precious floor space in your home and create a multi-functional room that can be used as an office or workspace during the day, and as a guest room at night.
So how can you incorporate a Murphy bed guest room into a hybrid office space? Here are some tips and ideas to get you started:
Choose a Location
The first step in creating a Murphy bed guest room is choosing the right location. Ideally, you’ll want to pick a room that has enough space for a bed and a workspace, without feeling cramped. You can convert from a full guest bedroom or from a full office, the choice is yours. If you happen to have access to both, it’s most likely wise to choose the room that requires the least amount of movement from your current furniture.
Choose Your Murphy Bed
There are many different types of Murphy beds to choose from – you’re almost guaranteed to find one that fits your needs and style. They come in many colors and finishes, so it’s important to consider the aesthetics of your space and the feel you’re going for when you install your new Murphy bed. Some Murphy beds come with a desk built-in, but if you have a workspace dialed in you won’t need to consider these as a possibility. Consider the size of your room and the amount of storage space you’ll need when choosing a Murphy bed, because the options are vast for increasing storage space!
Once you’ve picked the perfect Murphy bed, it’s time to start thinking about how to create a multi-functional space. A hybrid office/guest room can quickly become cluttered if you’re not careful. Make sure to keep the space organized by using storage solutions and keeping your workspace tidy. This will make it easier to transition from work mode to guest mode when the time comes. Most Murphy beds will offer some storage solutions on either side of the actual bed portion, and More Space Place can add or create custom solutions to fit your needs as well. You could also add a comfortable chair or couch for your guests to sit on during the day, or even a second desk, should they need a space to co-work!
Bring It All Together
Just because your guest room doubles as an office doesn’t mean it can’t be cozy and inviting. Add some soft lighting, comfortable bedding, and some decorative touches to make the space feel welcoming. Spruce up the vibe even further with some decorations! Plants, artwork, candles and other trinkets really go a long way towards giving a room your personal touch and making it feel welcoming.
Incorporating a Murphy bed guest room into a hybrid office/work space is a great way to make the most of your home’s limited space. By choosing the right location, picking the perfect Murphy bed, creating a multi-functional space, and adding a personal touch, you’ll be able to create a space that works for you and your guests. So why not give it a try? Who knows, you might just be surprised at how much you love your new hybrid space! Contact More Space Place today and we can get you started on the guest room office of your dreams!