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Hideaway Beds Add Function and Style to Your Interior

When you think of hideaway beds, do you imagine rusty frames and spastic pull-down options in seedy hotels? Those may have been the hideaway beds of the past, but today’s models are stylish as well as functional! For people who live in small spaces, a hideaway bed can make all the difference. Not to mention, it can help a room serve a dual purpose. For example, an office can double as a guest room, thanks to a well-placed hideaway bed.

As today’s post also shows, hideaway beds are excellent options for the bedrooms of children. For kids who share a room, a desk can be converted to a second bed with a few simple motions. Even an only child can benefit from a hideaway bed, especially if a friend sleeps over. Browse the images below and see how recent years have transformed this practical furnishing into a chic statement.

Large Hideaway Beds

If you think hideaway beds are narrowly compact, think again. Hideaways come in a range of sizes, giving them the ability to accommodate two. Not to mention, today’s options make it possible for these furnishings to match their surroundings, as shown in the wooden room below. [from Harrell Remodeling]

Murphy bed in a wooden room

Is it a living room or a bedroom? You decide! In the next image, we see a seating area that easily accommodates a bed. It doesn’t hurt that the bedding matches the room’s color palette! [from Crisp Architects]

Living room hideaway bed

Sometimes a hideaway bed is part of a system that serves multiple purposes. Take the New York living room below, which can easily be transformed by the blue “unfolding apartment” it holds. We start with a door that opens, revealing a hideaway bed and a built-in shelf. [from Normal Projects via Houzz]

Modern hideaway bed

See that black rectangle on the shut door below? It folds down into a desk! Not to mention, there is shelving on the other side of this structure, making this space part office, part living room and part bedroom.

Folded modern hideaway bed

The next featured space is also a lesson in stylish functionality. Sleek white drawers and desks create an abundance of surface space. [from General Assembly]

Crisp modern hideaway bed

Look a little closer and see how a hideaway bed makes this room a comfy place for rest and rejuvenation…

Chic hideaway bed

Murphy is a company renowned for its pull-down design, and the Murphy bed below reminds us that once you fold down the bed, there is plenty of wall space left for displaying art. Take advantage of this creative opportunity! [from Murphy]

Artwork behind a Murphy bed

Once the bed is folded up, a clean-lined wooden shelving system remains (with the look of a wooden cabinet)!

Murphy bed folded

Hideaway Beds for One

Not all hideaway beds sleep two! In fact, a twin-sized hideaway bed may pull down horizontally, allowing for even more room in the surrounding space. Note how hideaway bed below creates an extra sleeping space without obstructing the flow of the room. [from Designer Pages]

Hideaway bed system

Some compact hideaway beds are stored under shelving systems, allowing for maximum display space. Note the cohesive look created when wooden accents meet green paint and decor. [from Lake Country Builders]

Hideaway twin bed

Hideaway beds are ideal for office spaces that double as guest rooms. Work from home by day. House a guest by night. With gleaming white construction (as shown below), style reigns supreme! [from The Interior Place]

Hideaway bed for the office

In the next image, we see the same room transformed with the help of hideaway bed technology and striking color-blocked bedding:

Office twin hideaway bed

Hideaway Beds for Kids’ Rooms

Whether your children share a room or you have a little one who wants to accommodate a buddy for a sleepover, a hideaway bed is a great option. In the next unique setup, expanding a sleeping space is as easy as stashing a spare bed for a clean daytime look. [from Room & Board]

Hideaway twin bed for a kids’ room

Another creative alternative? A desk that transforms into a bed! In the next space, two hideaway beds double the fun. [from Houzz]

Modern hideaway bed for kids

Below we get a second view of the space. With the beds neatly tucked away, there’s plenty of room for work and storage:

Hidden beds in a modern kids’ room

Purple and green are the colors of choice in our next featured room. In the first view, we see a hideaway bed ready to provide a nighttime of rest. A nearby desk is the perfect space for work and study. [from Clei]

Space-saving bedroom

In the second view, the desk is lifted and another bed is pulled down to accommodate a guest:

Two hideaway beds in a stylish children’s room

In the third view, both beds are stashed to maximize space. Note the organic pattern on the back of the bed by the closet:

Desk and bed hideaway system

We end with the Altea Relax system from Clei. Orange is the color of choice, while accent shades such as black and gray add contrast. As you can see, hideaway bed technology makes small space living a reality for design enthusiasts of all ages!

Colorful hideaway bed

We now see the space with the bed folded, complete with a padded bench and cushions that create a warm feel by day:

Modern hideaway bed system

Do you have a hideaway bed in your home? If not, would you consider having one installed? Companies such as Clei add a modern twist to the hideaway phenomenon and make compact living attainable. Think of the cutting-edge, space-saving possibilities! Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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