That title sounds a little funny, doesn’t it? But not too many years ago it was considered polite to give up the master bedroom to visiting guests if there was not an available guest bedroom. Checking out online comments today shows that current attitudes to this somewhat antiquated act of hospitality have changed considerably.

Of course, there were a few commenters willing to sacrifice their own bed, but usually only for special people or in special circumstances like a very pregnant cousin.

With the holidays and all the guests they bring right around the corner, are you ready for overnight guests? Have you made a plan for when the in-laws, out-laws and all the in-betweens come to visit? Tailored Living® has the perfect solution for keeping everyone happy and comfortable when it’s time for lights out–the versatile, unobtrusive Murphy Bed.

A Murphy Bed beats an air mattress any day

Air mattresses seem to be the “go-to” for overnight guests, but you don’t hear many reports of a good night’s sleep on an air mattress. Especially for longer than one night, the lack of support and comfort can take a physical toll. With a Murphy Bed, your guests have the luxury of sleeping on a traditional mattress with sheets and blankets secure and tucked in, not sliding around or off as can happen with an air mattress. If you really want your guests to go to a hotel, tell them they’ll be sleeping on the air mattress. Anyone over twelve will opt for the hotel!

A Murphy Bed is superior to the couch

It is true that a Murphy Bed will provide much more satisfying sleep than a couch. If a couch is overstuffed and perfect for snuggling deep to watch TV, it will probably be too soft for sleeping. Or, if it’s very firm, it will be too hard for comfortable sleep. (Remember Goldilocks?) Additionally, a couch is narrower than a twin bed, so movement would be restricted. And if the sleeper is taller than the couch is long, they can’t stretch out.

Murphy Beds come in traditional bed sizes–twin/single, full/double, queen or king—providing sufficient room for side (most popular), back or stomach sleepers. Housed in beautiful custom cabinetry to fit whatever space you have, a Murphy Bed can be a stand-alone design with or without surrounding cabinets, or incorporated into an entire wall design with enclosed cabinets, drawers and shelves.

A Murphy Bed makes hosting company easier for you

Any time overnight guests come, it upsets the routine of the household. That certainly doesn’t mean you don’t want company, it just means a little extra work and stress. With a Murphy Bed, or two, you can reduce both work and stress. There’s no need to shuffle bedrooms around, bunking the kids together when they’d rather be in their own rooms. You don’t have to make and unmake the couch or air mattress every day, the blankets and pillows fold up into the cabinet along with the bed. Then during the day, the bed folds up out of the way and the room is ready for its regular daytime activities.

A Murphy Bed offers unbeatable quality and style

Unlike air mattresses or fold-away beds that require storage space, a custom Murphy Bed is real furniture in your home. It adds beauty and functionality with storage and display space. In a family room, shelves can hold books, movies, games and more. In a bedroom, whether it’s the primary bed or a secondary, the cabinets and shelves can hold knick-knacks, plants or provide additional space for folded clothes or bed linens. With Tailored Living, you’re guaranteed high-quality and custom styling for the way you live.

  • No need for skimpy, under-sized mattresses; your Murphy Bed can fit any traditional coil spring mattress up to 10” thick with the Regular Height Legs or up to 12” thick with the Extended Legs.
  • The patented steel or aluminum bed frames with spring-loaded mechanism ensure smooth and easy opening and closing, giving you years of worry-free operation.
  • Available as vertical or side-tilt (not in king size) orientation and Desk Bed styles, cabinets are only about 16” deep.
  • Customizable with a variety of cabinet and hardware colors and finishes with design features to personalize your bed, including decorative molding, glass-inset doors, integrated lighting, drawers and adjustable shelves.

Don’t wait for your guests to start arriving to figure out where everyone will sleep. Call 866-641-8958 (U.S.) or 866-973-8221 (Canada) to schedule a FREE, in-home consultation or go online to www.TailoredLiving.com to find the designer nearest you. With a custom Murphy Bed you can turn the chaos of company into calm and comfort. As whole home organization experts, we can help with innovative storage solutions for every area of your home, including custom closet organizers, garage storage cabinets, garage flooring, home office design, laundry rooms, pantries and more.  Call today and see how we can help you enjoy a more stress-free holiday season.