Bunk bed couch – Sofa and bunk bed in one

When you need to combine a living room and bedroom, this Bunk Bed Couch is a great idea.

We stumbled over this impressive Italian design. It’s made by the furniture design company Clei, and you will never guess that this couch can flip into a BUNK bed.

You can actually fit two beds into this couch.

Couch turns into a bunk bed

Hold on to your seat as you see the transformation below!


Voila! a few seconds later this amazing piece of space saving furniture has morphed into a full-size bunk bed. Perfect for having guest stay over for the night.

Amazing engineering

The engineering and planning that goes into this design is simply amazing. The team behind Clei has done several cool designs, but this sofa is just over the top.

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There are many bulky and clumsy designs, where you compromise on the design part, when you try to add multiple functions to a piece of furniture, but not on this one.

Video of the bunk bed system from Hollywood.

They even managed to implement a protection barrier and a ladder into the design, so you don’t have to store these elsewhere. They could have been hidden below the couch, but no – they are beautifully integrated into the system.

Dimensions and technical aspects of the bunk bed couch

The sofa dimensions are 81.1 x 35.4 x 37.4 inches, and the bunk bed dimensions are 81.1 x 35.4 x 54.7 inches. You have 26 inches between the two beds, so there’s plenty of space.

The bunk bed system is piston operated, which means it is nicely adjusted and easy to handle. It has fully removable covering, which means you can wash it and clean it when needed.

Each bed can hold 330 lbs (150 kg), and the weight of the furniture is not listed.

If you want to see more cool Murphy beds designs you can click over to the Murphy Bed Model overview page.




Our Murphy bed (with cabinets behind the bed)

A few years ago, we built our own Murphy Bed, because we wanted to utilize our space as well as possible.

We decided to film it, and post it on Youtube, and it turned out that people really liked it, so we decided to create an easy step-by-step plan, to help others build the same project.

You can check out the video here:

As you can see we have built in storage behind the bed. The reason is, that we live in a small apartment with only two rooms, so we don’t have much space for storage.

Next to the bed we have a closet with our clothes, and we wanted the bed to flush with the closet. The bed itself is not so deep, so we decided to put shelves behind the bed, to make it deeper and become flush with the closets.


Maria has been drawing and sketching, and finally we came up with a design for our fold away double bed. It is mounted higher on the wall, to make is just as comfortable as a normal bed.

This Murphy bed is higher than standard Murphy beds, and has storage beneath the bed. Behind the bed you find two cabinets for storage. Closets besides bed (on picture) are not part of the plan.

The plan very thoroughly walks you through each step with more than 50 drawings and detailed explanations.

The materials for this project cost us $1,170 (incl. paint), and the hardware (pistons, mounting pieces etc.) we used can be found on this page …kit #2 two from left.

Specifications and dimensions

Outer frame: H: 94 – 5/16” x W: 69”
Depth: 23-5/8”
Height: 16,5”
NB: If you buy the plan, you will get it in centimeters as well.

Designed by Maria Storgaard © 2015

We spent $1,170 on materials incl. paint.

The hardware kit

We bought a hardware kit including pistons, mounting pieces and hinges. It cost $309.99, so it’s not super cheap, but it is solid quality, which is important. It is worth spending the extra dollars, on good quality that will last longer.

>>The hardware (pistons, mounting pieces etc.) can be found here


We have also made room for extra storage beneath the bed, in order to store all our stuff in this bespoke solution.

Whenever the bed is folded up, you wont notice it much, because it is flush with the closets.


Before we built this bed, we had a high bed with storage under it. We also built that ourselves, but today we rent our two of our four rooms, so we needed all the space we could get.

This double Murphy bed really works well, and we do fold it away almost every day – it only takes like 10 seconds!

DIY Murphy bed

Double Bed Headboard (open)

Head board (open)

Inside the bed we have a holstered headboard, that we can flip up and down. Behind it we have space for storage, and we have made it soft, so we can sit and read in the bed.

We use the storage inside the bed for stuff we rarely need – like winter clothing, Christmas ornaments, childhood memories and other good stuff.

Time frame for the project

It took us 3 days to do it (2 persons), but we didn’t work more than 4-5 hours pr day.

We have spent around $ 1,000 on materials, and when you think about the investment, it really makes a lot of sense to build a bed like this, especially when you need a 2-person bed that would otherwise take up lots of space.

This way you save a lot of space AND money – as you can live more comfortably in a smaller apartment.