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Looking for a bed that will not take up a lot of space? Well, you have a few options to choose from.

Wall Bed

A wall bed (also known as a Murphy's bed) is a fold-able bed that you can set up right next to your wall. It will have a mattress, blankets, and a pillow just like a normal bed. But unlike a normal bed, a wall bed allows you to fold it up against a wall when you're not using it (hence, the name).

And when you're ready to use it again, you just pull it back down. The mattress, blankets, and pillows stay in place. A wall bed really is a space saver, and it blends in well with your surroundings. You can expect to pay several hundred dollars for this bed or even a few thousand; you just have to shop around to find the best price.

Japanese Futon

The term futon may conjure up images of a couch, but in early Japan, it was a bit different. A Japanese futon is a foldable mattress that is easily stored in a small space (like a closet). Since the Japanese had smaller houses early on, space was a luxury that few had too much of. So Japanese futons were quite the norm. These futons vary in color, and they will set you back a few hundred dollars. You may also want to purchase a tatami mat (made from straw) to place your futon on. The tatami mat simply adds another layer of cushioning, and the price of one is around a hundred and fifty dollars.

Contour Convertible

A contour convertible foldable bed comes in three parts that stack up on top of each other when they're not in use. It can make for a nice table or even an extra place to sit. Other than the fact that it can double as a table, the contour convertible bed is essentially the same as the Japanese futon. When you plan to sleep on it, just fold it out. And when you're done, just stack it back up. As for the price tag, you can expect to pay between four and five hundred dollars for it.

Zak Cocoon

A Zak Cocoon bed is basically like a giant bean bag that doubles as a chair. A cocoon bed would probably be better for teens and college aged individuals because it looks like something that a younger person would own. The total cost of this youthful bed is around two hundred fifty dollars or so.


Just like the name suggests, the Bedup bed can be found by looking up. You see, this bed is actually connected to the ceiling. When it's time to go to sleep, you simply pull your bed down from the ceiling. You will then secure it in place with a few twists of a lever, and with that done, you just lay down and go to sleep.

When you wake up the next day, just do the opposite. Twist the lever, and raise the bed back up. In many cases, this bed even has lights on the bottom of it that will light up when it's aligned with the ceiling. Unfortunately, this type of space saver will cost you around forty-three hundred dollars. So if you're on a budget, this is probably not the bed for you.

Space saving beds are a great way to make a small room bigger. And most of these beds are not too terribly expensive (with a few exceptions). If you are desperate to save space though, then you may not mind the added expense of some of these beds. Sleep well. ©JR All Rights Reserved

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