When it comes to finding the best beds for small sleeping spaces, there’s no going past the traditional wallbed.
Although wallbeds aren’t quite as common here in New Zealand, they have a long history of use throughout Europe. From the 1900’s on, these space-saving sleep systems were often found in city apartments throughout Europe’s largest capitals, from Amsterdam through to Paris and beyond, any family who had to negotiate on space had a wallbed installed as standard. Today, the quality and safety of wallbeds has improved dramatically: and the unique modern designs have vastly improved the sleeping experience and mattress quality too.
Take a look at these top uses for wallbeds in NZ, and discover a better way of using your small sleeping space!
Wallbeds for city apartment living: the space saving sleep revolution
As New Zealand’s population continues to grow, developers have responded by building more compact living spaces. This has been a standard overseas, but New Zealand hasn’t needed to worry about population explosions: up until now. These compact city apartments are ultra-modern and very well designed: they are, however, understandably tight on space. While many of these city apartments have a designated master bedroom, the options for guests haven’t been so well thought out. This is where the humble wallbed really comes into it’s own. Having a discreet wallbed option for visitors removes the need for uncomfortable or bulky sofa beds, and gives you back your under-bed space; removing the need for a trundler bed. The modern design of the wallbed structure allows it to fit in seamlessly with most modern interior design schemes: they’re neutrally coloured, and feature a clean, minimalistic look.
Wall beds in city apartments can even be mounted behind existing soft furnishings, making them an ideal space saving sleep solution for the occasional overnight guest.
Wall beds for studio apartments and AirBnBs – part time sleeping, fulltime living
Another change sweeping through New Zealand is the need for student accommodation and AirBnBs. Studio bedsits, studio apartments, and one-room AirBnB accommodations are flooding the market: why? Because our house pricing has forced the need for creative thinking! Wallbeds offer maximum use of floor space during daylight hours, with an easy one-step process converting them into full-sized beds for night time comfort. Studio apartments can easily become overcrowded with furniture: the wallbed solves this issue in a fashionable and style-conscious way.
Wall beds are becoming increasingly popular for Air BnBs too, as often these accommodation options are small, unique spaces. Lofts, cabins, outhouses and rural sheds have all been listed on AirBnB, and the sleeping options have involved a lot of creative thinking! Wallbeds bypass the need for extra space, and allow the AirBnB host to provide a fully-made up bed without any fuss.