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Best Labor Day Furniture Sales 2023

  • September 5, 2023

If you’ve been waiting on a good sale for an excuse to restyle your living room furniture or cozy up your outdoor space, this year’s assortment of Labor Day furniture sales won’t disappoint. Many popular retailers like Article, Burrow and Wayfair are offering sitewide discounts that can save you as much as 65%.

Whether you’re looking to create a dreamy mid-century modern bedroom or an enviable fire pit setup for fall, there’s a Labor Day furniture sale to match. Ahead, you’ll find a list of all the best savings events happening this weekend. If you’re looking for something specific, keep scrolling to check out 30 deals for your living room, dining room, patio and bedroom.

Best Labor Day Furniture Sales At A Glance

Best Labor Day Bedroom Furniture Deals: Bed Frames, Dressers, Nightstands And More

Best Labor Day Living Room Furniture Deals: Couches, Chairs, Media Consoles And More

Yaheetech Lift Top Coffee Table

Best Labor Day Outdoor Furniture Deals: Outdoor Couches, Dining Sets And More

Best Labor Day Dining Room Furniture Deals: Dining Tables, Barstools, Chairs And More

For even more savings opportunities, head over to our Labor Day coupon page to check out the deals from some of our favorite brands.

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10 mid-century modern ideas to convince you this style is always on trend

  • July 26, 2023
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If there’s one style that’s an absolutely constant in interior design trends it’s Mid-century Modern. Sure, it might take on a slightly different look from season to season, sometimes it’s more true to its 1940s roots and has a reel retro feel, sometimes it’s more in line with the minimalist Scandi aesthetic. But our love of tapered legs, low-slung silhouettes and the sleek, less-is-more approach is going nowhere.

The staying power of this style says a lot about how adaptable it is. It’s been on trend for over 80 years, with resurges coming every decade or so, and we see it used over and over again by designers the world over. So to pay homage to this ever-in-favor style, we’ve asked designers to talk us through their favorite mid-century modern spaces, and how you can bring the look into your home, whether you want to commit to the whole look or just add a touch of mid-century.

What is mid-century modern style?

‘Mid Century modern references the type of furniture and design that was being produced in, you guessed it, the middle of the last century,’ explains designer Bethany Adams. ‘There was an air of utilitarianism, simple forms and new ways of using materials. We automatically think of the 1950s, but actually, the mid-century period stretches from the 1930s to the 1970s.’

In terms of shapes and styles, it was all about form and function. Bold color was about, and key to the style, but there was just as much of a focus on the structures and sculptural shapes of mid-century spaces. There isn’t much in terms of fuss with this style, think clean lines, almost utilitarian. And the focus was very much on materials, lots of solid wooden pieces – particularly teak. Metal, glass,

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A designer picks the best Ashley Furniture pieces on sale at Amazon

  • April 20, 2023
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Save up to 55% on Ashley Furniture from, wait for it… Amazon! (Photo: Amazon)

Everyone has renewal on their minds this season. Just as the birds are nesting, the regeneration of flora and fauna makes us want to rejuvenate our homes, as well. What do you need to feather your nest? A cushy mattress? New chairs for a less rickety dining experience? Now’s the perfect time to refresh your rooms, because there are tons of Ashley Furniture pieces on mega sale that you can shop right from your sofa (perhaps you need a new one?) through none other than Amazon. We’re talking up to 50% off recliners, desks, dining sets and more! Let’s level up your home, shall we?



Farmhouse, BoHo, Coastal and Transitional aesthetics can all benefit from the addition of this adorable pouf. Use it as an ottoman or extra seating — this accent is as charming as it is functional. Save nearly 40%.

$90 at Amazon


Here’s a great example of the modern farmhouse look that’s so popular right now. And this table does more than just provide rustic appeal. The top lifts up so you can work, eat or game comfortably in front of the TV. The two-toned wood adds visual interest. Save 36%.

$249 at Amazon


Sick of working at your kitchen table? Upgrade with this beautiful French-style desk that nods to a classic but boasts secret modern features: The top lifts up to turn the piece into a standing desk, while a USB and plug sits within for convenient charging. Save nearly 45%.

$350 at Amazon


For your den, library or TV room, this recliner complete with nailhead trim will serve you well (particularly for afternoon naps). Rock, recline and rest, just as you were meant to, in

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An Elegant Victorian Home Gets A Dose Of Global Style

  • September 26, 2022

There are some real-estate unicorns still to be found in Riverdale, one of Toronto’s oldest downtown neighborhoods. A period Victorian house with its original architecture still intact would be one of them. For Erin Young and her husband, Jason Farrell, finding their unicorn proved to be elusive. They toured 20-plus listings over seven years, and made two failed offers. “We didn’t want to buy someone else’s renovation,” says Erin, an e-commerce and marketing executive. “We were determined to find an unspoiled house that we could renovate and make our own.”

So the couple could hardly hide their excitement when, in the fall of 2018, they finally found an elegant, three-storey, five-bedroom Victorian in the heart of Riverdale that had been in the same family for more than 50 years. Erin was so eager that she included a photo of their family with their offer to help her win the house. Sure, it had an outdated galley kitchen that was too small for a fridge, and the interior layout was a closed-off series of formal rooms not spacious enough for their family of five. But the house had good bones, a large backyard and still retained many of the original period features they were hoping for — think coved nine-foot ceilings, ornate plasterwork, stained glass windows and a grand foyer with its original staircase. Designer Samantha Sacks, who had worked on the renovation of the family’s previous house and was hired to reimagine this one.

Scroll down to see how she put a fresh spin on this Victorian home!

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Amazon Has Furniture Discounts Up to 80% Off for Prime Day 2022

  • July 19, 2022

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Prime Day is here, and there are huge deals happening all over the place. We’ve been tracking some of the best discounts Amazon has to offer. In fact, right now you can score big deals on summery dresses and tower fans that are sure to keep you cool all season long.  

And if it’s furniture you’re after, there’s plenty to sort through as well. Amazon’s secret Overstock Outlet is brimming with not-to-be-missed deals on furniture, including everything from nightstands to coffee tables, with prices starting at just $16. Plus, Amazon’s regular furniture department is also overflowing with items you’ll want to shop ASAP, including TV stands, office chairs, and couches — and prices are up to a whopping 80 percent off. 

Keep scrolling to check out our picks from both the Amazon Outlet as well as the regular furniture department.

If you’re after storage and organizational items, there’s plenty to sift through in the Amazon outlet. You can score  over-the-door shoe organizer for just $9; the rack can hold up to 24 pairs of shoes at a time, depending on size, and reviewers have said it “fits perfectly over the door” and “seems sturdy.” Shoppers can also grab a $17 bathroom standing rack with two shelves for towels and cosmetics, as well as an accent table that offers plenty of space to hold books, a lamp, and electronics; owners love that it has “a gorgeous finish” and note that it’s “well-made.”

Thankfully, shoppers don’t have to spend a big chunk of change to bring home a handful of essentials. This toy chest is only $17 and can hold everything from blankets and

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Belmont residents gets feel for new home before renovating it

  • July 14, 2022

Many people who buy a home that hasn’t been updated since the 1950s would want to do a major renovation before moving in. However, Belmont residents Rita and Sarkis Chekijian did the reverse. They purchased a home and decided to live in it first with their three children before making any decisions about the renovation.

After selling their Watertown home, they moved in with Sarkis’s parents on Woodfall Road in Belmont while looking for a place to live. What was supposed to be a few months turned into 18 months before they learned about a home just a few doors down the street.

The owner had died and the Chekijians were able to purchase 56 Woodfall Road in 2014 for $850,000 through a private sale. It’s a ranch-style home built in 1956 with four bedrooms, a two-car garage, living room, dining room, kitchen and three full bathrooms.

Work continues on the addition Sarkis and Rita Chekijian are having put on their Belmont home, July 8, 2022.

Now, eight years later and a little longer than they originally planned, they have temporarily moved out of their home while it is partially gutted for updated electrical wiring, a major renovation of the kitchen and bathrooms and the addition of a new half bathroom, family room, four-season sun room, exercise room, storage closets and a farmer’s porch. 

Russell Amaral, of Dream Builders, cuts planks for the new front porch at 56 Woodfall Road in Belmont, July 8, 2022.

Why they waited

It was not their dream house, but the Chekijians said they loved the neighborhood and location down the street from Sarkis’s parents, who bought their home in 1989.

They knew they wanted to make changes to the house, but felt it was important to get a feel for the space first. 

More:Belmont business can tell you how to repair or renovate your house and make it into a home

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While they would

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From ‘frat house’ to family home: A major remodel in Bethesda

  • July 13, 2022


When a rainbow-painted gladiator statue is the housewarming gift from a builder to the homeowners, you know there must be a great story behind it.

“My grandmother’s cousin sculpted this concrete gladiator statue that had a lamp on top and eventually it ended up in my parents’ garage,” says John Frye, 43, who is in commercial air-conditioning sales. “My friend Matt loved it and brought it to our frat house when we went to college together in Cleveland. He spray-painted it silver and then … it sat in his parents’ basement for 20 years.”

Frye’s friend Matt Covell, also 43, founded Structure, a custom home builder and renovation firm based in North Bethesda, Md., in 2016. He remodeled Frye’s house in 2019-2020 and brought the gladiator to Matt Corrado, an artist and mutual high school friend, to “paint it rainbow colors as a housewarming gift,” Covell says.

“We placed it in a niche near the main-level powder room for a photo shoot just for fun, and it looks like they’ll keep it there,” Covell said.

A Chevy Chase, Md., family rebuilds after a devastating fire

Family and friends are central to John and Bridget Frye’s North Bethesda home, which was renovated and expanded in 2020. The home, a 1950s-era red brick rambler with a basement, was owned by John’s sister, who lived in it with friends for several years. Once she moved out, John rented it for a few years and eventually bought it from his sister in 2004.

Matt Covell, John and Bridget were part of the crowd that hung out at the house after college, which served as the gathering place in the early 2000s for a wide-ranging group of friends from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, then located in

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Memorial Day furniture sales 2022: Patio & indoor furniture deals

  • June 24, 2022

What is it about the ushering in of new seasons that causes us to crave a home makeover? With summer unofficially kicking off at the end of May, we’re taking advantage of all the Memorial Day sales now offering great deals on furniture.

Whether it’s your bedroom that’s in dire need of an update, your living room that could use a new vibe, your patio that’s begging for more seating or another area of your house that would benefit from a refresh, we found more than a dozen retailers kicking off the holiday with furniture sales. From bed frames to benches, from sectionals to sideboards, we’ve found 15 places to start shopping now. Looking for even more sales? Check out our roundup of over 200 Memorial Day sales on furniture and much, much more.

If you’re a fan of modern decor and are looking for a new sofa, be sure to check out Allform’s Memorial Day sale. Featuring 20% off sitewide and free delivery with the code MDSALE20, the brand sells high-quality, sustainable, made-in-America modular designs that can be customized to fit any space. Our eye is on this popular armchair with chaise, marked down to $1,195, along with this sleek five-seat corner sectional, $3,445 with the code, available in seven fabrics and two leathers.

Albany Park

Another great option for sectional sofas, Albany Park is offering 15% off sofas and sectionals with the code MDAY15 now through June 1, which can be used with already discounted prices. So take an extra 15% off styles including the modular Kova sofa plus ottoman, $1,885, regularly $2,675; the three-seat Kova sofa, $1,935, regularly $2,835; or the Koval L-shape sectional plus console, $2,825, regularly $4,175.

Spend more and save more during Apt2B’s Memorial Day sale, with 15% off sitewide or

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