Bookshelf beds are any bed that features bookshelves somewhere in or around the bed structure.
Most commonly, bookshelf beds feature bookshelves in place of a true headboard, allowing a user to store books, alarm clocks, and other items useful for sleeping or preparing for sleep. More elaborate bookshelf beds models can feature bookshelves as the bed’s base, or at the foot of the bed, while other more outlandish styles feature bookshelves in unique configurations around the bed.
Most varieties of the bookshelf beds feature bookshelves in place of a headboard, or built into a headboard.
The number of shelves will vary according to the different models available, with some models featuring only one or two shelves, while others feature numerous shelves that may extend up the sides of the bed and even over the top of it. A few models feature a roll top that conceals the bookshelves, allowing the user to store items that are not necessarily meant for display or aesthetic purposes.
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Some Murphy beds are built with bookcases around them to improve the aesthetic of the wall when the bed is not in use. These types of bookshelf beds features a mattress mounted on base those folds up into the wall when not in use, effectively concealing the mattress. Bookshelves can be installed on either side of the bed base, or even on top of it, to improve the functionality and aesthetic of the space.
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Another common way to integrate books into bookshelf beds is to design the bed’s base to include shelves. This design creates a pleasing aesthetic, but the bed will need to be designed carefully to allow for use of both a box spring and a mattress without raising the bed off the ground too far, limiting one’s ability to get into and out of the bed easily and comfortably.