The Murphy bed is a type of bed introduced in The Sims 2: Apartment Life, The Sims 3: University Life, and The Sims 4: Tiny Living Stuff. The bed folds into the wall to save space. However, unlike real-life Murphy beds, the space used by an opened bed is still considered to be in use when the bed is closed. While Sims are able to walk through that space, objects cannot be placed in that space without using the moveobjects cheat.
The Sims 2: Apartment LifeEdit
|Murphy "Hide-Away" Bed|
|This "disappearing" bed is a space saver for the smaller living areas in your Sims' home. With a sturdy frame and fluffy mattress, it's is [sic] perfect for studio apartments or as an extra bed for overnight visitors.|
|Game||The Sims 2: Apartment Life|
|Price in game||§1600|
The Sims 3: University LifeEdit
|The Big Sleep Murphy Bed|
|Maybe you're hunting for bedroom space. Maybe you want to feel like an old-timey detective. whatever the case, a Murphy Bed is the furniture solution for outside-the-box sleepers!|
|Game||The Sims 3: University Life|
|Price in game||§744|
The Sims 4: Tiny Living StuffEdit
|'Now You See It, Now You Don't' Murphy Bed|
|There is a Murphy bed with a foldaway love seat attached. This 2-in-1 object is completely functional as both a couch and a bed, making it extremely useful for micro homes where your living room is often also your bedroom.|
|Game||The Sims 4: Tiny Living Stuff|
|Price in game||§2,100|
Also different from the previous games, Murphy beds in The Sims 4 include a variant that turns into a couch when folded, and one without a couch.
Death by Murphy bedEdit
In The Sims 2: Apartment Life, if a Sim with fewer than five body points and a mood of less than -70 opens the bed, there is a 5% chance that the bed will fall on them and crush them to death. The ghost of a Sim who dies from being crushed by a Murphy bed is white, and will avoid the bed.
In The Sims 3: University Life, failing to open or close a Murphy bed may result in the Sim's Blunt Force Trauma death. The death can also be caused by a vending machine. The ghost of a Sim who dies from being crushed by a Murphy bed is light red/pink, and feathers fly around the Sim.
In The Sims 4: Tiny Living Stuff, Sims normally open the Murphy bed via remote control. However sometimes this fails (the chance of this happening increases greatly with a broken Murphy bed) and Sims will then try to manually open the bed - doing so can lead to being crushed to death. Sims can also be crushed to death when sleeping in the Murphy bed - again, the chances of this happening is higher when the bed is broken. Ghosts that died this way have "Zs" floating around in their chest and they can possess sims for energy (draining the target Sims' energy and filling the ghost's energy meter). These ghosts can also warn other Sims about the bed. Although Sims won't believe it.