Recline into the latest interior design trend with a day bed at online auctions

The sofa bed may sound practical and the chaise longue posh, but the day bed is where the smart money is going.

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A Moooi Bart day bed by furniture brand Moooi estimated at £1000 at Pro Auction on July 20-21.

The day bed can be used as an emergency option for a guest to stay (handy now lockdown is being eased) and can also be used for a quick nap while you are working from home (make sure you turn your camera off during video calls). And according to the latest interior designer trends – it is the latest must-have item.

Here is a selection currently on offer at auctions on

1. French oak day bed

This 19th century French oak day bed with carved shell frame on cabriole legs and scrolled feet will be offered at Charterhouse on July 3 with an estimate of £800-1200.

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2. Rococo-style day bed

This 20th century Rococo-style limed beech day bed is upholstered in foliate patterned red and gilt damask on cabriole legs. It is estimated at £500-700 at Toovey’s on July 7.

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A 20th century Rococo-style day bed estimated at £500-700 at Toovey’s on July 7.

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3. Small Regency day bed

This unusually small Regency simulated rosewood and gilt painted day bedc.1820, is estimated at £250-350 at Dreweatts on July 7.

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An unusually small c.1820 Regency day bed estimated at £250-350 at Dreweatts on July 7.

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4. Moooi day bed

This Moooi Bart day bed made by furniture brand Moooi is inspired by the 18th century Rococo style and is estimated at £1000 at Pro Auction on July 20-21.

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5. Cushions

If you have managed to get the must-have day bed you need to think about how to dress it when it is not being lounged upon. How about some vintage scatter cushions?

This selection of cushions is on offer at Sean Eacrett Auctions with an estimate of €30-40 on July 20-25.

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A group of scatter cushions estimated at €30-40 at Sean Eacrett Auctions on July 20-25.

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Read more about furniture with our furniture guide and Antiques Trade Gazette’s antique furniture guide.


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