In small apart­ments, every square meter must be prop­er­ly used. An inter­est­ing option that helps save space is the trans­former bed wall. Occu­py­ing a min­i­mum of space, such fur­ni­ture allows you to use the exist­ing space func­tion­al­ly and com­pact­ly. A wide range of pro­posed walls with built-in struc­tures allows you to choose a mod­el that is suit­able for any apart­ment.Wall bed transformer

Furniture-transformer: pros and cons

Mod­ern trends in fur­ni­ture design are push­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers to look for extra­or­di­nary solu­tions. A sleep­ing bed with a lift­ing mech­a­nism eas­i­ly turns into a con­ve­nient clos­et-wall, where you can store a large num­ber of things. Trans­form­ing fur­ni­ture with a bed is an exam­ple of a vari­ant of mul­ti­func­tion­al items in inte­ri­or design. It has such advan­tages as:

  1. space sav­ing;
  2. ease of oper­a­tion: the trans­for­ma­tion mech­a­nism allows you to quick­ly fold and unfold fur­ni­ture;
  3. afford­able price;
  4. zon­ing space through func­tion­al fur­ni­ture;
  5. a full com­bi­na­tion of the func­tions of a wardrobe and a bed, while the items remain in their places;
  6. the abil­i­ty to make the design of the room styl­ish and inter­est­ing.

In addi­tion to advan­tages, trans­form­ers also have dis­ad­van­tages. These include the fol­low­ing:

  • con­stant unfold­ing of fur­ni­ture (not every­one will like it);
  • injury: the use of poor-qual­i­ty fas­ten­ers can cause the bed to fall out of the clos­et;
  • the design is not suit­able for every room inte­ri­or;
  • large weight of fur­ni­ture;
  • giv­en the con­stant fold­ing and unfold­ing, the details of such struc­tures fail faster.

The principle of operation and features of the device of the lifting mechanism

Depend­ing on the prin­ci­ple of oper­a­tion, built-in trans­form­ing beds can have the fol­low­ing mech­a­nisms:

  1. On hinges, with man­u­al rise of a berth. This is the sim­plest type, requir­ing a lot of strength for self-fold­ing.
  2. Lift­ing mech­a­nism on met­al springs. Despite the fact that the spring block belongs to the bud­get, in prac­tice it has proven itself well. The load falls on the coil springs, which wear out over time. In addi­tion, this option is not suit­able for large loads.
  3. Gas mech­a­nism. This mount is the most secure and very con­ve­nient, although it has a con­sid­er­able cost. The mech­a­nism allows you to eas­i­ly low­er and raise the sleep­ing bed and has a long ser­vice life.

Accord­ing to the method of trans­for­ma­tion, the mod­els are divid­ed into mechan­i­cal and remote. In the first ver­sion, the bed is raised and low­ered man­u­al­ly, in the sec­ond, a con­trol pan­el is used.

Wall models with built-in beds

The bed built into the clos­et can be dou­ble, sin­gle or in the form of a sofa. The larg­er the design, the more care­ful­ly you should con­sid­er the choice of the lift­ing mech­a­nism.

Single models of transformers

Sin­gle trans­form­ing beds are suc­cess­ful­ly dis­guised as a wall, while occu­py­ing a min­i­mum of space. They are required in the fol­low­ing cas­es:

  • if nec­es­sary, an addi­tion­al guest bed;
  • to increase the space in the chil­dren’s room;
  • to cre­ate an addi­tion­al rest­ing place in the office.

Double bed modifications

The use of orig­i­nal fac­ings and fur­ni­ture fit­tings allows you to give the dou­ble trans­form­ing beds a pre­sentable look.

Reli­able trans­for­ma­tion mech­a­nisms for dou­ble fur­ni­ture save about 4 m² of free space. Dou­ble mod­i­fi­ca­tions are pur­chased most often for bed­rooms and liv­ing rooms, so the qual­i­ty of the decor is of great impor­tance here. Design­ers com­ple­ment the design with ele­ments such as open or pull-out shelves, side cab­i­nets and can­is­ters.

Dou­ble ver­ti­cal struc­tures can be built in:

  1. in the clos­et, when the bed is hid­den behind mir­rored slid­ing doors;
  2. into a wall with cor­ner sec­tions, where the sleep­ing bed is locat­ed between two pen­cil cas­es;
  3. in a wall-slide (attrac­tive design allows you to fit a bed with­out weigh­ing down the over­all inte­ri­or).

Built-in pull out sofa bed

The prin­ci­ple of oper­a­tion of the sofa-trans­former is the same as that of the bed. The sofa is installed per­ma­nent­ly, and the bed is fixed ver­ti­cal­ly. In this case, one and a half or dou­ble mat­tress­es are most often used, which can be made to match the sofa uphol­stery. The role of the back in this embod­i­ment is per­formed by pil­lows that are removed when unfold­ed. Dur­ing use, the bed is placed on the sofa and rests on the legs. The front part can be equipped with shelves that are used as a sup­port.

How the sleeping place of the bed in the closet is arranged: dimensions and methods of transformation

The struc­tur­al ele­ments of the bed include the base, frame, mat­tress and retractable legs.

Giv­en the size of the bed, mod­els can have a width of 70 to 180 cm, and their length can be from 190 to 220 cm.

Depend­ing on the loca­tion of the bed rel­a­tive to the wall, the mod­els can be pre­sent­ed in hor­i­zon­tal and ver­ti­cal ver­sions.

In the first case, the fur­ni­ture design involves the con­tact of the bed with the wall on one side. In the sec­ond ver­sion, the built-in bed is in con­tact with the wall with a head­board.

Both options work due to the force that can move the sleep­ing bed to a hor­i­zon­tal or ver­ti­cal posi­tion. To pre­vent arbi­trary fold­ing, the struc­ture is equipped with inter­locks.

When pur­chas­ing a dou­ble bed, you can choose any of the options. The large size of the ver­ti­cal design requires a lot of space for unfold­ing, but it allows you to install a full-fledged wardrobe near­by.

A hor­i­zon­tal fold­ing bed is used as an open set, where open cab­i­nets and shelves are most often locat­ed above the bed. It is suit­able for nar­row rooms, while the sleep­ing bed occu­pies half the height of the clos­et wall.

The front part of the wall-bed: what are the options for finishing

Design­ers use var­i­ous mate­ri­als to dec­o­rate the fur­ni­ture facade. These include:

  • lam­i­nat­ed chip­board;
  • plas­tic;
  • MDF;
  • mir­ror facades;
  • tree.

MDF and chip­board imi­tat­ing wood can give the prod­uct a strict appear­ance and have an attrac­tive cost. How­ev­er, they should be avoid­ed by peo­ple prone to aller­gies: in the pro­duc­tion of chip­board, adhe­sive mix­tures are used that can be harm­ful to health.

The use of such envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly mate­r­i­al as nat­ur­al wood allows fur­ni­ture to be used for a long time. Items are made from alder, birch, oak, beech or pine. The dis­ad­van­tages of this mate­r­i­al include the fear of high humid­i­ty and high price.

Plas­tic mod­els are resis­tant to ultra­vi­o­let and water, and also have a low cost.

It is allowed to focus on the wall-bed with the help of mir­ror pan­els. Design­ers sug­gest using mat­te, col­or options, dec­o­rat­ed with pat­terns or pho­to print­ing. Such a facade solu­tion allows you to visu­al­ly light­en the struc­ture and increase the space.