How to Make a Small Bedroom Feel Bigger

ace of space, tammy strobel
ace of space, tammy strobel

Hideaway beds are one of the most creative, space saving ideas out there. Especially, for those of us who live in very tiny spaces. When you have company over for a dinner party or want to spread out to work on a crafting project, you can literally hide your bed.

Let's take a look at the history of the hideaway beds (a.k.a. the Murphy Bed) and a few examples of how this idea has evolved.

The Murphy Bed Company was created by William L. Murphy who "moved to San Francisco at the turn of the century where he met his future wife. He lived in a one-room apartment that had a standard bed taking up most of the floor space. Because he wanted to entertain, he began experimenting with a folding bed, and applied for his first patent around 1900."

The Murphy Bed Company is still open for business and has a number of unique designs on the market.