Folding bed with a sofa – which one to choose?

A folding bed with a sofa has more than one face. Depending on the mechanisms used in it, we can choose different models of beds with additional functionalities. Thanks to this, we can choose the bed exactly what we expect. Today we present two different models of folding beds with a sofa – Smartbed O Sofa and Smartbed V Sofa Box. We advise which bed in what space will work best and what we can expect from … a modern sofa with smart bed.

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A folding bed with a sofa, such as Smartbed O Sofa

Smartbed O Sofa is a double folding bed  that closes horizontally. Most often, this model of furniture is called a wallbed. Although, when it comes to solutions, the modern wall wall has little to do with its predecessor from the last century. Thanks to modern mechanisms, the bed opens or closes noiselessly and smoothly. Changing the arrangement of the bed from day to night and vice versa takes only a few seconds. Thanks to the retarders and gas cylinders, the front of the bed with the mattress and bedding appears and disappears automatically – all you need to do is initiate its movement by pulling in the right direction.

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Sofa attached to the front of the bed also opens and closes automatically. The backrest of the sofa and all its elements hide under the bed during sleep, and only the sides of the sofa – armrests remain visible. During the day in the folded version we have a full-size sofa – BUT – its width depends on the width of the bed. Due to the fact that the bed opens horizontally, this piece of furniture is recommended in narrow rooms or with an arrangement that prevents vertical opening of the bed. The so-called. “wagons” rooms are a place where a wall mural finds its best place. But it is not everything. Because the piece of furniture is not high in itself, it fits well in rooms with small-size furniture. And last but not least: Smartbed O Sofa can be an independent piece of furniture or be a part of a building designed by us or already existing.

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A folding bed with a sofa, such as a Smartbed V Sofa Box

Our Smartbed V Sofa Box is a folding bed with a sofa for special tasks. The vertically retractable bed has the same systems and modern solutions as the Smartbed O Sofa described earlier. So it guarantees equally comfortable rest and sleep, and comfort of use. What distinguishes this model above all is the sofa. Which you can design and adapt to your needs:

  • it can be attached to the front of the bed or it can be an independent piece of furniture
  • as an independent element of the bed – if necessary, it is an additional place to sleep
  • instead of traditional backs, it has comfortable, soft cushions that need to be removed before unfolding the bed. What to do with them then? Read on…
  • under the sofa seat there is a large chest: for those cushions, additional bedding (the beds in the Smartbed wardrobe hide not only “out” but also bedding), everyday items of rare use
  • the sofa can be any size (see photo), independent of the width of the bed
  • the sofa can be symmetrical, asymmetrical, it can also be a corner sofa
  • depending on expectations, it can have 2 armrests, 1 armrest, 0 armrests
  • when opening the bed, regardless of whether it is attached to its front or not, it folds and hides under it like a traditional sofa in wall bed.

 

Two folding  beds with a sofa, seemingly very similar. And yet completely different. Which one to choose, we leave it to you to decide…

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Folding beds with sofa – details of the implementation

Smartbed O Sofa 160×200

The color of the housing and the back of the bed: K020 PW FIRESIDE SELECT WALNUT

Front colors: K017 PW BLONDE LIBERTY ELM

Headrest: WALL 208X134 KINGSTON 08

Type of upholstery of the sofa: KINGSTON 12

Mattress: AMBER DREAM 160X200 H3

Extras: LED lighting, USB socket

 

Smartbed V Sofa Box 140×200

Housing colors: LUISIANA WENGE 9763 BS

Headrest: WALL 149X102 PORTO 17

Mattress: AMBER DREAM 140X200 H3

Extras: LED lighting, USB socket

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Metal bunk beds – Smartbed Twin

Metal bunk beds are a good alternative to their classic wooden wooden counterparts. And they are more and more often chosen as their replacements in the arrangement of modern interiors. Thanks to the innovative design, they allow you to go further and close the entire piece of furniture in the closet. Exactly as our patented Smartbed Twin does. That is why today a few words about how the metal bunk bed is constructed and how the mechanism that folds it to the wall works.

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Metal bunk beds – how does it work?

The bunk bed as smart bed is two beds in a casing based on a solid steel frame joined with eccentrics, which guarantee the stability and durability of the whole furniture. Thanks to two independently operating opening mechanisms, each of the beds separately can be in any position. It is a very convenient solution for those who rest at different times and in a solution when the lower bed has an additional desk function – Smartbed Single.

The mechanisms themselves have a system of gas actuators and retarders. Thanks to their use, the beds open easily and quickly. The operation of the bottom bed is quite obvious – when opening and closing the legs are automatically extended and retracted, and the bed slowly, without using force, after opening a distance of several centimeters, falls gently on its own. The upper bed works similarly, however, the question remains as to the ladder and safeguards against falling out of bed. The ladder is an independent element of the furniture and needs to be set aside (it is light and takes up very little space), and the protective barriers automatically close and rest on the mattress. The whole structure is hidden in a casing made of MDF boards with increased thickness parameters and is so trouble-free that Transforms covered its operation with a 10-year warranty.

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Metal bunk beds – advantages

The undeniable advantage of bunk beds Smartbed Twin is space saving. When folded, the furniture takes only 40 cm in width of the room. Everything thanks to the steel structure used in the construction. This is an advantage and a possibility of solutions that no wooden bunk bed can boast. Steel finishes in the open bed version do not take up much space visually either. The whole structure is light, modern and at the same time very solid. Although the illustrations from our latest implementation do not see this, once the mattresses are put in the beds, bedding straps will be installed. Thanks to this, the beds do not need to be made, nor is any additional bedding box needed.

Smartbed Twin is a bed model that adapts to the needs of the interior and users. It can be a separate piece of furniture or be part of a larger wall structure. Thanks to the wide range of colors in the housings and headboards, each of the beds can have a different color or create a uniform whole. Our solution is often chosen for apartments with a small area. For children’s, youth and even utility rooms. Rooms and bed & breakfast are usually small premises, in which every centimeter of free space counts.

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Metal bunk beds – implementation details – Smartbed Twin

Housing colors: K013 SAND ARTISAN BEECH

Front colors: 0564 PE ALMOND

Head restraints: 3D model. Colors: INFINITY 23 (bottom), INFINITY 19 (top)

Mattresses: Sembella Amber Dream 90 × 200

Additionally: LED lighting with a switch on the furniture wall

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Wall unit with smart bed in a modern setting

We associate a wall unit with smart bed with solutions from the 20th century. And yet this type of furniture is still very popular and is constantly in demand in the furniture market. Why is the wall unit healthy, even though the word is not associated well? What can a contemporary wall unit with a bed look like? Today we present this solution in rooms with a living room function on examples of our latest implementations.

Wall unit with smart bed – mini version

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So the smart bed with a sofa – Smartbed V Sofa – with a glass-gloss version. We propose this solution for small rooms in which full walls would optically reduce them and, colloquially speaking, cluttered. An elegant, asymmetrical piece of furniture with a comfortable sofa looks good especially in the afternoon-evening version. LED lighting emphasizes the aesthetic value of the building and creates a calm atmosphere conducive to relaxation. Glass showcases are a place for valuable trinkets, books and decorations that will be clearly visible thanks to discrete light. After opening the bed on the wall appears Caro headrest harmonizing with the decor, which not only performs decorative functions, but above all is a nice, soft backrest. And it can replace pillows when we read or watch TV.

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Smartbed V Sofa – wall unit with 160×200 smart bed – details of the implementation

Colors: housing, front – 8533 BS MACCHIATO; case with inside and edges K077 PW LIGHT RIVERSIDE CHERRY.

Sofa: quilted and covered with ELBA 42 fabric.

Bookcase: ZOBAL black frame, the site is filled with brown FLOAT glass, transparent glass shelves

Headrest: CARO 169X170 is covered with VAALIERO 2 fabric.

Extras: LED lighting, USB socket.

Mattress: Amber Dream 160X200 H3.

 

Wall unit with smart bed – midi version

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Here is an example of a wall unit with a fully recess bed, in a living room open to all interiors. As you can see in the pictures, the wall unit stood in a small apartment, whose main space combines day and night functions. Space without space for a separate bedroom, and yet thanks to the recess separating the living room from the hallway, it was possible to create an arrangement that will allow you to rest comfortably at any time. Both on the sofa and on the bed. Full wall installation saves additional space and makes the most of the recess space. Book shelves, drawers, storage compartments not necessarily used often, but needed at the top of the furniture. A characteristic element of the finish of this arrangement is the headrest, which occupies only 1/3 of the back surface of the bed. And last but not least, a shelf on the front of the bed, above the sofa. A great place to display decorations that are safely hidden when opening the bed underneath.

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Smartbed V Sofa 160×200 – wall unit with smart bed – details of the implementation

Colors: body – 1715 BS BIRCH laminated board, fronts and shelf – 8685 SM ALPINE WHITE

Headrest: type WALL 1695×680

Mattress: Amber Dream 160X200 H3.

Wall unit with smart bed – maxi version

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That a multifunctional solution can be a good idea for arranging a large space also, shows our last example. A spacious living room with full walls, in the form of a wardrobe. In the central part of the wall unit there is a sofa hiding a full-size bed every day. Symmetrical construction allows comfortable storage of clothes for each person using the bed. And shelves mounted at the height of the sofa in the evening and at night serve as bedside tables. Thanks to this solution, we don’t lose unnecessary centimeters or meters and keep the room spacious. Imagine how much space it would take to set up a traditional bed, sofa, wardrobe and chest of drawers!

 

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Smartbed V Sofa 160×200 – wall unit with bed – details of the implementation

Colors: 8100 SM PEARL WHITE

Sofa: NAPOLI 15 fabric

Headrest: WALL 1695X1700, NAPOLI 17

ACCESSORIES: NAPOLI 17 HEADLIGHT CUSHION, LED LIGHTING

MATTRESS: AMBER DREAM 160X200

 

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Murphy bed – where, how and when – cont.

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Murphy bed – where to buy, how to mount, who can you recommend? Every day, we answer dozens of questions about multi-functional furniture. We advise, sometimes we advise against, we propose solutions that will be optimal in a given space and for a given person. Among them are those that scroll most often. And we are coming back to them today for everyone who is considering buying murphy bed

Murphy bed – diy?

In the case of models Transforms’ murphy bed, where each order is an individual project, we provide both transport and assembly of the furniture. Of course you can only order our bed mechanism. You can also order a bed in the housing itself. And arrange the whole building yourself. These are frequent practices on the furniture market. But we propose the first option only when we know that the construction of a murphy bed will be taken care of by a reliable, professional carpenter. With the second we are calmer. Because we are responsible for the quality of workmanship and finishing of the furniture.

Why is this so important to us? When designing Smartbed murphy bed, we selected the best mechanisms available on the market. But this is not enough for the bed to be really solid and serve reliably for years. We chose a higher standard finish for the construction of our furniture. The bed frame is made of 38 mm thick boards. That’s a lot more than in murphy bed available on the market. Also, choosing the front and back of the bed, we decided on boards up to 18 mm thick. For what reason? The murphy bed is a piece of furniture in constant motion. Its location changes many times every week. The center of gravity of the furniture is also changing. And because it is a bed, it must be safe, comfortable and withstand the additional loads that its users are. There is no place for savings here. Poles buy furniture for years. And these, especially compact furniture, should work flawlessly. Therefore, before choosing a bed, be sure to check the parameters of its housing.

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Is murphy bed safe?

If murphy bed has all the required modern mechanisms, it is 100% safe. Therefore, when deciding to buy murphy bed, apart from the aesthetic value of the furniture, it is worth paying attention to what equipment it has. One of the mechanisms that should have murphy bed are retarders. Thanks to them, the bed falls and closes slowly. Especially the opening moment is important. Thanks to the retarders, the bed first tilts slightly, stops for a split second, and only after a while begins to open independently. Gas cylinders are another important element of murphy bed. They ensure easy and light opening and closing of the furniture. The combination of both solutions guarantees comfortable and safe everyday use

There are murphy beds that are locked. Some Smartebed bed models also have this solution. Such bed protection is not directly related to user safety. It is usually mounted on models that have more than one function. A bed in a wardrobe with a fold-out table, a bed in a wardrobe with a sofa are models that require first folding of a piece of furniture with a daily function. The key lock is intended to prevent its destruction by an absent-minded or forgetful user. Just in case.

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Murphy bed for a child – where and how to choose?

Murpy bed is a great solution for a small children’s room. Among the “adult” murphy beds, if we are looking for a simple solution for a very small room for an older child or teenager, it is worth paying attention to the vertically retractable bed, such as the Smartbed V model. If the child’s room is narrow, then the bed will work best horizontally retractable in the closet, i.e. It is worth stating immediately that the modern wall wall has nothing to do with the predecessor of the previous system. Equipped with the latest solutions, it is convenient, reliable and easy to use every day. It is good if it has additional functions, a compact bookcase or a bed with a desk. This solution (Smartbed Single) allows you to save additional space and fits in even the smallest room. If we combine both functions (wall unit and desk), a piece of furniture will be created that will give the child the freedom to use the room in the living space. And during the night it will provide a comfortable rest (without having to do order on the desk before going to bed).

Bunk bed different

A separate solution for a small children’s room is a bunk bed. Eagerly chosen for siblings, despite the apparent space saving, it takes up a lot of space. That’s why we went further. And we created and patented a solution that really captures every free centimeter to use to play and enjoy the free space. It is a Smartbed Twin – a bunk bed … folding bed. Folded, this full-size bed takes only 40 cm deep. When it’s not needed, it just disappears on the wall. In addition, in the folded version it can be a homogeneous front or a bed with a desk. It all depends on the needs of small users and the space they have on a daily basis.

This is not the end of the questions we answer on a daily basis. Soon, answers to questions about the daily use of murphy bed, including “what to do with bedding”, “will it not fold with me” and a few words about the bed on the remote control …

Murphy bed: how to do, where to buy, what you need to know?

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Murphy bed – how, where, for whom, which, for how much? Which is what we are most often asked in via messenger conversations, emails and on social media forums. We suggest how to choose well and what to look for when buying a murphy bed. To enjoy a good choice for years. We invite you to read. Today, the first part of the questions and answers:

Murphy bed – types

On the furniture market, there are 3 basic variants of beds in the wardrobe – vertically and horizontally retractable bed (so-called half-wall), bunk bed. Each of them is designed to save as much space as possible. Which one to choose depends primarily on how much space we have. If the bed is to stand in a room with a full-height height – the deciding factor in choosing a model will be the comfort of use. A vertical wardrobe bed is better for adults and medium-tall. The horizontally retractable bed is the optimal choice for children, adolescents, the elderly or shorter. This bed, popularly called a half wall, is especially recommended in the attic and attics. They can be perfectly integrated into the bevel of the ceiling and places more difficult to access. It will also be great in very narrow rooms, where even after opening it will not block the passage.

It is worth knowing that each of these folding beds requires a specific space adapted to the depth of the furniture. For traditional models, this is 44 cm, and when choosing a swivel bed we need 60 cm. If we imagine that a full-size traditional bed would stand there all the time, then these expectations are small but necessary.

Murphy bed – how to make it?

Murphy bed is a multifunctional piece of furniture that, thanks to modern solutions, can be adapted to the needs and expectations of virtually anyone. That is why we offer several ways to “make” your bed. For people who are skilled in assembling furniture and have a limited budget, we have prepared and developed the category of self-assembly beds. The Smartbed V Young bed is the first model in the family, which will soon include models with a sofa, half-wall, bunk bed. Proven mechanism, simple illustrated step-by-step instruction, short delivery time, courier delivery. Efficient, economical and reliable.

The second category is retractable beds and multi-functional furniture, which we prepare for individual customer orders. Here the range of possibilities is much wider. You can order the bed only in the housing or built-in. Colors, style and types of finishes can be adapted to any arrangement of the place where it will stand. With this selection, you should take into account the longer lead time (from 4 to 6 weeks) and the assembly of the furniture by a team of specialists. However, be patient. After a few weeks of waiting, we can enjoy our dream and custom-designed bed – the only one of its kind.

What to look for when buying?

The answer is simple: for quality. Multifunctional furniture is furniture in constant motion. They open, close, slide out and hide thousands of times. Therefore, the quality of their performance is crucial for their comfort of use, safety and convenience. The offer of retractable beds on the furniture market is very large. Equally large are the differences in their prices. And they are not accidental. The bed in the wardrobe must be solid and stable. And this, unfortunately, must cost. A good bed in the wardrobe has a steel frame and steel legs. The heart of the furniture is the opening and closing mechanism. It should be reliable, supported by gas servomotors – for comfort of use ..

We have chosen Italian mechanisms for our murphy beds, the proof of which is the quality of the 10-year warranty. The housing is another important element of the bed. It must withstand the weight of the mattress, change the center of gravity of the furniture and the user or users. That is why, when constructing models of Smartbed beds, we chose a 36 mm thick board for the housing, and a 18 mm thick board for the front. Before you decide to buy, it’s worth checking what thickness parameters and technologies the bed has, which you like the most. And how many years warranty you will get for the mechanisms used.

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Where is the best place to buy a murphy bed?

In a company that has experience in building such beds. The best recommendation is satisfied customers, professional service that will answer every question in detail, long market presence. Poles buy furniture for years. And it is worth thinking carefully about your investment in a bed in a wardrobe. When deciding on such a piece of furniture, we want to sleep comfortably and safely. Do not worry if the bed falls on your head during the day, do not put any effort in opening it.

Be sure that after 2 years the bed will not fall apart. And if something happened despite everything, you can count on professional and quick service. It is good to be able to see such a bed in person before making a decision. And if we decide to buy online, see other implementations of the manufacturer. A well-chosen comfortable murphy bed is a guarantee of our rest, well-being and even health. There is no point in saving it.

In the pictures:

Murphy bed Smartbed V Sofa –  murphy bed with sofa 140×200

Sofa Box, the advantages of murphy bed with a sofa

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Smartbed Sofa Box, or what are the advantages of murphy bed with a sofa?

Often our customers ask what is the difference between two models of murphy bed with sofa by Transforms: Smartbed V Sofa and Smartbed V Sofa Box. And although the best-selling model is the Smartbed V Sofa, the Sofa Box has advantages that are increasingly appreciated by our customers. Today, a few words more about the latter solution. And thus the answer to the question why we decided to introduce two different models of beds in the wardrobe with a sofa.

Smartbed V Sofa and Smartbed V Sofa Box, what connects them and what is the difference?

Both models of murphy beds with a sofa belong to the category of vertically opening beds (hence the symbol “V” in the name). That is why they work well in full-sized rooms and are recommended for adults. Both beds have the same support mechanism, so closing and opening the bed does not require effort. Changing the arrangement of the living room into a bedroom and vice versa takes only a few seconds. Both models are additionally equipped with retarders, thanks to which the bed automatically gently falls to the floor.

Both Smartbed V Sofa and Smartbed V Sofa Box can be in the basic version – only in the housing or be an element of any wall installation. Creating so vividly once called the “wall unit”, which is still popular today in the arrangement of small rooms. Both models have the function of a sofa. But the sofa is not even a sofa. And this sofas is the secret of the differences between Smartbed V Sofa and Smartbed V Sofa Box.

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Smartbed V Sofa Box, the advantages of the model

Smartbed V Sofa Box is a solution for those who expect more. Thanks to the construction of the sofa, we can get additional amenities. What?

  • Sofa Box can be any width, that is, go beyond the width of the murphy bed.
  • The Sofa Box backrest consists of soft, fluffy pillows that can be placed anywhere on the sofa.
  • By choosing the Sofa Box, we can create an asymmetrical sofa, for example by giving up one of the armrests.
  • The “Box” symbol means that the sofa is being opened. It has a convenient storage for bedding or everyday items.
  • Sofa Box is an independent sofa. It can be added to the murphy bed and, if necessary, be an additional place to sleep. This solution allows greater flexibility in interior design. And it is also more functional. Depending on our expectations and size of the room, the sofa can be closed under the murphy bed ior moved to any place.

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Smartbed V Sofa Box – murphy bed with a sofa – examples of implementation

To illustrate the possibilities of arranging Smartbed Box, we have chosen our latest two projects today. Different colors, different styles, different interiors. The same functionality: space saving, convenience of use, modern design. Each of the beds stood in the living room. One in the “wall unit” and with additional amenities, the other “only” in the housing, economic version, in the existing room arrangement. Here are the details of these projects:

SMARTBED V SOFA BOX – murphy bed with a 140X200 sofa

Colors: 6299 COBALT GRAY BS,

Headrest: 140X80

Mattress: Sembella Amber Dream 140×200

Extras: LED lighting

SMARTBED V SOFA BOX – murphy bed with a 160×200 sofa

Colors: 8685 SNOW WHITE

Upholstery: PORTO 01 IVORY