Ikea does not sell wall beds or Murphy beds, as of 2016. However, it sells daybeds with different frames and storage spaces. Some online articles show how to create a Murphy bed using Ikea furniture and hardware parts. These parts include cabinets, bookcases or wardrobes, a bed frame, mattress and a Murphy bed kit.
The Murphy bed is also known as a wall bed, pull-down bed or fold-down bed. It has hinges on one end to allow storage against a wall, the inside of a cabinet or in a closet. The mattresses tend to not have box springs and usually lies on a wood platform or wire mesh attached to the mattress. "Murphy bed" is such a common term that it no longer has a trademark.
Ikea is a Swedish company that sells ready-to-assemble minimalist furniture and flat-pack houses. It is the world's largest furniture retailer and had its start in the mail-order business. Ikea prints annual catalogs that take up 70 percent of their marketing budget. Each store has a Swedish Food Market and a restaurant serving traditional Swedish and other foods. Many store restaurants also serve breakfast.
Fans of the furniture state it is inexpensive, stylish, compact and storage-friendly. Complaints state it is cheap, recognizable and requires self assembly.