Bed Features

Mattress Straps

Mattress straps are placed on the furthest corners of the murphy bed when open. The mattress straps will hold your mattress to your bed face while you lower and raise your bed.

No box springs required

The backbone of a Bedder Way Murphy bed is our strut framework. This framework is soundly constructed with kiln-dried, solid poplar struts 1.5" x 1.5". This creates a beam structure which minimizes deflection and produces a framework that supports up to 2,500 lbs.

Inside structure of our murphy bed

(Inside view of our murphy bed frame)

Mattress Dimensions

  • Mattress must be 12" thick or less for our Murphy beds. 
  • Our beds will work with standard inner spring and memory foam mattresses.
  • Our beds will not work with latex, air, or adjustable mattresses.
  • SizeWidthLengthWeight Limit
    King76"80"60 lbs. - 90 lbs.
    Queen60"80"55 lbs. - 80 lbs.
    Full54"75"55 lbs. - 80 lbs.
    XL Twin39"80"45 lbs. - 80 lbs.
    Twin39"75"45 lbs. - 80 lbs.

    Mattress Installation 

    Step 1:

    Slide mattress into the bed face

    Easily slide your mattress into the bed face. The weight of the mattress keeps the bed down. Without the mattress, the bed will want to return to the closed position.

    Step 2:

    Pull straps over mattress

    Pull the two corner straps over the mattress BEFORE making the bed. The straps hold the mattress tight to the bed face when opening and closing the bed.

    Step 3:

    Tuck in sheets

    Tuck in your fitted sheet. When closing your bed, you can leave your sheets, blankets, and comforter in place. Just tuck them in along the mattress so they remain hidden.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    While the information above is an overview of Murphy bed mattress requirements, we often get questions from people on the finer details. If you don't see your question listed below, check out other common questions or contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.

    How much weight can a murphy bed mattress hold?

    A Murphy bed mattress can hold up to 2500 lbs. Keep in mind that our Murphy beds are very similar to any normal bed platform. For instance, The Bedder Way's Murphy beds have four points that touch the ground. Additionally, our strut framework distributes your weight evenly across the bed in the same way a box spring works. This ensures the bed's comfort and stability.

    Can I use a latex mattress on the murphy bed?

    No, latex mattresses cannot be used on Murphy beds. Unlike those with innersprings or memory foam, latex mattresses cannot stand on-end for long periods of time which will result in an inability to operate the bed.

    Can I use an air mattress on the murphy bed?

    No, you cannot use a blow up air mattress with our Murphy beds. They are not heavy enough to counterbalance our piston lift system. Select comfort mattresses are also not recommended due to their lack of weight.

    Can I decorate the space near my murphy bed?

    Most of our customers who purchase vertical beds will hang a picture on the wall inside the bed, which makes it more decorative when the bed is down. When using a 12-inch mattress (maximum size) you will have 2 inches of space left inside when the bed is closed. There are plenty of other ways to decorate with a Murphy bed. For more ideas, make sure you check out our customer gallery.

    The bedder way sells the best mattress for murphy beds online

    Knowing what to look for when you shop wall bed mattresses helps you make the best purchase. With years of experience offering Murphy bed mattresses online, The Bedder Way experts are more than happy to help. Our Sealy wall bed mattresses are the perfect fit and provide you with the utmost comfort and quality. We offer Sealy Memory Foam, Firm and Plush wall mattresses, so you'll find just the right bed for a good night's sleep. And, best of all, you don't need to deal with the hassle of visiting multiple stores. For more information about what to look for in a Murphy bed mattress, contact us today! We look forward to assisting you!

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