If you want to make a small space more livable, consider the wall Murphy beds. Wall Murphy beds are designed to fold up into a frame that is up against a wall. Wall Murphy beds are an excellent solution for housing guests when space is limited. They are often found in studio apartments, dorm rooms and other small dwelling areas. The wall Murphy beds has been around since the late 1800′s when people were moving to the cities and living in small one-room apartments. It was impractical, not to mention inappropriate, to entertain in the only room that contained a bed so this invention came out of the need for more usable space. Not only could you get beds that lowered from the wall, but larger pieces of furniture were designed to contain a fold away bed.