Despite jokes and comedy routines, a Murphy bed is an excellent solution for living in a confined area like a small apartment or house during the daytime. Unfortunately, landlords are not always accessible to tenants who install a larger facility like a Murphy bed when it needs to be attached to a wall. Most freestanding beds are oriented horizontally so they take up the same amount of wall space as a standard bed when placed lengthways against a wall. When folded, they look like a large closet.
They fold out into either a double bed or a standard bed size for night comfort and then fold back up so you have plenty of floor space during the day.