Hideaway, Foldable & Convertible Beds: 20 Ideas For Small Spaces

A folding bed, a convertible bed, a built-in bed – all these pieces of furniture are not just  alternatives, but full-fledged sleeping places with mattresses, pillows and blankets. The only thing that distinguishes them from customary beds is their invisibility and ultimate compactness. More often than not the phrase “one-room apartment” conjures up images of tight spaces, folding sofas and difficult choices between a full-fledged living room and bedroom. The beds we’d like to show you today get this sorted out once and for all. Have a look at our selection of ideas!

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Just a few years ago a fold-down bed springing out from a closet seemed to be a bold concept and a fruit of imagination of screenwriters. Now such solutions can be found in almost any furniture catalogue or wood workshop.

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For those who don’t seek easy ways and may boast having tall ceilings, the designers made up a bed with a lifting mechanism. The hoisting process can be organized depending on the wish of the customer, and the space beneath can be furnished with mobile pieces during the day-time, like a light foldable dining table with chairs, bean bags or a compact work desk.

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A wall bed concealed in a wardrobe can be framed with a stylized shelving unit or cupboards on either side. The closet itself must be obviously attached to the wall and moving it of the accord of fevered mind is impossible. But on the other hand you get an almost all-inclusive set with a soft comfy sofa, a full-fledged bed, and a storage system.


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Why sacrifice your own comfort and sleep on a sofa, even it’s very nice, when you may safely put a built-in bed and get it all wrapped in one. Such an option would be great not just for one-room flats, but as a solution for small kid’s rooms or guest rooms that are organized as work areas in a standard time.

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The topic of convertible furniture is almost endless today, when almost any piece of furniture can be transformed to create another one. Nightstands become coffee tables, sofas fold out to form bed, wall panels are transformed into dining tables. In a word, with modern technologies a bed can be installed inside a shelving unit with a pivoting or fold-out mechanism, or even become a part of a full-fledged sleeping zone with sliding walls.

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