A murphy bed is a bed that you can pull out of your wall. How did this idea come about? It was all started by a man who lived in a one bedroom apartment and wanted to have friends over but his bed took up so much space in his room, no one could fit inside. He wanted to turn his bedroom into a living room so he had someone help him design a mechanism that would make it possible to turn a bed into a closet. This is how it all began, and ever since then, murphy beds have been a hit; especially amongst those who live in a smaller space. There have been similar designs made by people before the man who created the murphy bed, but they did not reach the level of success that the murphy bed did.