How to Choose the Perfect Wood Type and Finish for Your New Murphy Wall Bed
A Murphy wall bed is one of the most stylish and versatile of space saving beds. The bed pushes against the wall when it’s not in use, and it can reveal a sofa, a desk or shelving, depending on the design of the unit. You can use a Murphy wall bed to convert a bedroom or guest room into a home office or entertaining area, helping you to maximize the space you have.
Murphy wall beds are also versatile in their look. Lift & Stor Beds offers these units in a wide variety of wood types and finishes to suit your needs and complement the look of your space. With so many options, you may find it hard to decide on the perfect look. Here are a few tips on how you can choose the perfect wood type and finish for your new Murphy wall bed:
Think through the Use of the Room
If the wall bed is going to be placed in a high-traffic room, you’ll want to choose a material that can stand up to a lot of wear and tear. Lacquered finishes over pressed wood can resist a lot of abuse without scratching or scuffing.
Lift & Stor Beds also offers numerous hard woods, including oak, maple, alder, knotty alder, hickory, cherry, mahogany and walnut. Hard woods can resist a bit more wear and tear than soft woods, and they are easy to refinish if the surface becomes scratched or scuffed.
Choose a Matching Look
Consider the other furniture that is already in the room. You want a wall bed that will complement those pieces or will match them. A hard wood bed with a strong finish, such as a cherry or a mahogany, can provide a beautiful contrast to painted or lacquered pieces. However, you can also choose colorful stains that match the finishes of the other pieces, or you can choose a painted piece.
Lift & Stor Beds also offers unfinished beds that you can stain or paint yourself, and we offer custom-matched stains.
Consider the Feel of the Room
Certain pieces can make a room feel larger and more open, and other finishes can make the room seem warmer and more inviting. For example, a finish like knotty alder had a rustic charm that can make the room seem more homey and accessible. Finishes like walnut, mahogany and cherry have an air of sophistication that can raise the profile of the room. Painted and lacquered finishes can create a more modern look that is streamlined and clean.
Lighter woods like oak and maple can make a room look breezier, and darker woods like mahogany and walnut can be used to create an impact.
Lift & Stor Beds offers a variety of materials and finishes for all our space saving beds so that you can get the exact look you want for your home. We offer eight different types of wood that can be stained, painted or custom finished. Unfinished beds are also available for your own customization. Explore our online selection to find the perfect furniture for your house!
Lift & Stor Beds – Jennifer Abbey
9124 E. Main St., Suite 7
Mesa, AZ 85207-8735
Phone : 1-480-380-8018
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