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What is the average cost of a Murphy bed?

Updated: Jun 25, 2021

A Murphy bed is the perfect option when trying to decorate and upgrade your home and rooms. You may want to put it in an office where you can have guests also stay or to use in creating the perfect guest room that doesn’t offer a lot of space.

Before you even begin shopping around for a Murphy bed, it’s important that it’s an item you can afford and falls within your budget. It all depends upon what you’re willing to pay and want and what you’re willing to invest when it comes to quality. The prices of Murphy beds vary significantly. With all the options that are out there, it’ll be useful to gain a baseline understanding of what features are available at the different price points. The following information will help you answer this question and make your job of finding the right bed for you and your home a bit easier.

Factors that Impact Pricing

The cost of Murphy beds varies quite drastically overall. Some models will start as low as $400, while others may be listed as high as $6,000. It’s wise to know what factors affect the price of a Murphy bed the most. While you must take size and material into consideration, it’s also important that you look at assembly type, the folding mechanism, and protection plans and warranties. The least complex Murphy beds may be set up using a simple folding mechanism, while the most intricate ones might require hydraulic pistons and complicated swivel hinges that allow you to hide the bed.

Murphy beds that are made of materials such as laminate or particle board will be cheaper than made-to-last models made out of real wood, for example. It also depends upon which size you want such as twin, full, queen, and king because the price will increase the larger you want the bed. You’ll need to check if the price listed includes shipping and keep in mind that the retailer may charge extra for installation. It’ll be dependent upon where you live and the cost of labor in your area.

Cost of Murphy Bed with Cabinet

The Murphy Beds that you can stow away in a cabinet may be a wise choice if you want to stay within a lower, more reasonable budget. Every manufacturer will use different raw materials for the construction of the wall beds. Also, each of the pull-down beds will have a bespoke design or style. It all depends on the manufacturer and the specific model of the bed. Each of these factors will have an impact on the final cost of the product you’re considering.

You should also take into account how much storage you want your Murphy bed to have. Some Murphy beds with cabinets will offer a couple of huge drawers in the build. You can fit your belongings such as blankets and pillows comfortably in these drawers and it may be worth the extra cost. These will likely run you roughly in the $2,000 range, give or take. If you want the bed to have vertical storage shelves then it’s going to cost you a bit more for this type of feature.

Cost of Bedding

You should also take into account if you need to buy a mattress and the bedding you’re going to use on your Murphy bed. The good news is that you can use any standard mattress that matches the bed frame size. This also holds true for the bed linens and quilts you want to use. If you want to opt for a more expensive mattress then you should add this to your budget. Generally speaking, you may want to set aside about $350 to $850 for these types of items.


You now have a better idea of the average cost of a Murphy bed and how much you should be saving up for this type of expense and piece of furniture. The upside is that there are options and a range of choices when it comes to how much you want to invest in this type of bed based on your preferences and budget. Now that you have a general idea of how much you’ll need to pay to add this piece of furniture to your home you can begin shopping around for styles and see what’s out there. Measure your space and room and figure out what size will be best suitable to help you get started with the process. Then from there, you can focus on what materials and looks you like best.

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