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9/22/2017 2:30:00 PM  

Keeping Control of the Clutter: Storage Solutions for Every Room | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
If you’re anything like us, you get excited about the latest and greatest, whether that’s a new pair of kicks, a new buzzy tech gadget, or new home décor. But as much as fun as all that stuff is, it also takes up a lot of space.

If reselling or donating a lot of the clutter aren’t options (or the option we sometimes dream out: moving out to a new house to start fresh), smart storage is the solution to keeping your house organized. Check out these ideas that work for a range of spaces, from small loft apartments to multi-level houses.

Best for the Bedroom Closet

Seasonal Clothing: What do you do about winter sweaters when it’s their turn to hibernate? Tuck them away in this wooden vintage trunk or an ottoman with storage that you won’t mind displaying all year.
Kim Gray Script Shoe Storage Ottoman | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Clothing: Introducing your new best friends: Ladder bookcases. It can be used as a replacement for drawers or even a closet. It’s a perfect way to show off your cute clothes and accessories.
Select 5 Shelf Bookcase | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Jewelry & Accessories: Overabundance of accessories? Mirror jewelry armoires open up to reveal hooks and shelves for your collection.
Lorelai Cheval Wood Mirror with Jewelry Storage | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

For a DIY alternative you can use some spare nails, find some wall space, and hang your necklaces and/or hats.

Best for the Hall Closet

Seasonal Décor: Do you love decorating for the holidays? In the off seasons, you can store them in one of these handsome trunks. Or, get all three and stack them neatly!
Wood Boxcar Trunks | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Best for the Kitchen

Kitchen Gadgets & Wine Storage: Kitchen island tables bring more surface space, wine storage, and a kitchen table all in one.
Slater Ivory Storage Kitchen Island | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Countertop Items: Group kitchen must-haves like all your coffee brewing essentials with baskets and trays that take up little of your kitchen’s surface space.
Katie Ottoman Tray | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressVIP Home Metal Containers | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Best for the Entryway

Narrow Hallways: Mirrors give the illusion of more space and brings life to your entryway’s walls
Gold Starburst Mirror 42" | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Bags & Shoes: An accent piece like one of these charming benches to not only bring a chic look to the area, but also the perfect place to sit while you put on your shoes before you run out the door

Kennedy Rustic Weathered Gray Storage Bench | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Jackets & Scarves:
This piece offers a smart design with a place to hang jackets, store scarves, and keep all your out-the-door essentials ready and organized.
Santa Fe Hall Tree | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Bonus: Best for Pet Owners

Create a space for your favorite furry friend in any room of your house with one of these pet station pieces! Let your puppy snooze next to their leash and toys.
Juno Dog Bed With Leash Hooks, Cushion and Storage Drawer | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress


These ideas just scratch the surface of the world of space-saving style. What are your favorite ways to save space in your home?
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8/31/2017 3:52:00 PM  

The Mattress Guide: 10 Simple Steps to Buying a New Mattress | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
When asked what’s worse than buying a mattress, most people are stumped. Buying a car? A root canal?

As you go from store to store or website to website, you might realize there’s more to consider than you expected. Which mattress materials are best for your sleep? Which will support your back? Will they stay the same temperature through the night? Most importantly, which mattress help you sleep best?

Follow our 10 step mattress buying guide so you can make an educated choice when it’s time to buy a new mattress.

1. Assess your current mattress

What problems is your current mattress causing? What do you need and want in a new one? Consider if your mattress sags or if you have back pain or pressure points.

2. Choose your mattress size

If you share a bed with a partner or if your feet hang off the end of your bed, it’s time to upgrade. Here’s everything you need to know about choosing the best mattress size.

3. Talk to your doctor

Do you have a health condition that affects your sleep? While your doctors may not fully appreciate the difference between innerspring and latex, they might be able to offer advice on temperature or the need for extra cushioning for your joints or back.

4. Research

Visit manufacturer websites and read lots and lots of reviews. What do real people who have bought this mattress think?

5. Set your budget

It’s important to understand that mattresses vary in prices because of what’s inside them. Decide how much you want to spend and focus your research on that price category. You’ll be amazed at the comfort options within each budget.

6. Test drive a lot of mattresses

There’s no better way to shop for a mattress than to go to a store. When you buy a new smart phone, you hold it in your hand, push the buttons, check out the apps – and you do that for a lot of phones before you choose the one that feels right to you. Buying a mattress is no different. Understanding the difference between mattresses means lying on each one in different positions.

7. Slow down

Your body needs time to feel each mattress and compare it to the one you’re currently sleeping on. Eliminate the ones that don’t feel good and spend at least 15 minutes on the mattresses that do. Make sure to try with a pillow while lying in your normal sleep position.

8. Talk about what the mattress is made of

Some people prefer a plush, pillow-top mattress with a supportive innerspring core while others enjoy a firm, memory foam/gel latex feel. As you lie on each mattress, ask our Mattress Specialists about what’s inside and how those materials can help you sleep better. This step keeps you on the mattress longer, which will help you begin to understand what your body responds to better.

9. Talk about the warranty and return policy

Before purchasing, understand what the retailer and manufacturer guarantee in your mattress purchase. Workmanship and materials should be guaranteed but comfort is a personal perspective and often not covered in the warranty. Read the fine print so there are no surprises if you need help after your purchase. The Weekends Only 60 Nights Guarantee gives you 60 days to return your mattress if it’s not the right comfort level, and many of our mattresses come with warranties of 10+ years.

10. Protect your purchase

Stains on a mattress void the warranty with every manufacturer. Invest in a mattress protector for hygiene and to protect your warranty. You’ll be glad you did.

Finding the best new mattress for you (and your partner) takes time, but if you follow all 10 steps, you’ll be rewarded with the best sleep of your life. Worth it, right?

This blog was originally published on Restonic.com and does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on Restonic.com. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.


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8/24/2017 11:39:00 AM  
Mid-Century Madness: 3 Steps to Your Favorite Retro Home Style | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong time period. Example: I love the Mid-Century vibe. If you’re like me and inspired by the amazing 1960’s styles of Mad Men and obsessing over Mid-Century Modern Pinterest boards, here are some easy, “why didn’t I think of that” ways to bring your madness for Mid-Century into your everyday life.

1. Start With Mid-Century Staples

You want to find those core furniture pieces that scream retro. My personal favorites would have to be the chairs. I mean, come on—how cute, fun, and comfy do these chairs look? Button-tufted backs and flared legs (often wooden) are trademarks of Mid-Century chairs.
Ashley Pelsor Orange Accent Chair | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressMid Century Sachi Teal Chair | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

If you need more seating, try a vintage-inspired sofa or sectional. Look for track style arms and an overall minimalist, square shape.
Ashley Chento Jute Mid Century Sofa | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressPenngrove Granite Sectional | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Pick any core piece of furniture to center your Mid-Century Modern room around. The sky—er, ceiling—is the limit!

2. Bolden the Look With Brights

Adding bright, vibrant colors to your current decor is a great solution to getting the look without breaking the bank. Check out Olivia’s 1960s-inspired living room that she shared with us on Instagram.
Olivia's Mid-Century Modern Living Room | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Colorful accent pillows add to the retro feel. Solid colors work well, but so do patterns like polka dots and geometric shapes. Try colors like red, teal, lime green, and mustard yellow.
Polka Dots Indoor/Outdoor 18" Pillow | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressSolid Red Indoor/Outdoor Pillow | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

3. Finish With Spiffy, Shiny Shapes

Whether you’re building your room from the ground up or just adding to your foundation, no one can deny the incredible shapes and bold metals that Mid-Century Modern style highlights. Lighting is essential, so this is a great tool to bridge the practical with your preferred time period. Like the other pieces above, they use clean lines.
Gold Marble Globe Floor Lamp | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressMetal Tripod Table Lamp | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Metallic accents will reflect that light and make the room even brighter.
Gold Metal Abstract Sculpture | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Gold Starburst Wall Clock | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress


Still want more?

Find the latest and greatest on our Mid-Century Modern Style page.
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8/11/2017 3:08:00 PM  

The Sleep Guide: 10 Things Great Sleepers Do Consistently | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
If you’ve had a great night’s sleep, your morning coffee is a bonus, not a personality relocator. Trouble is, many Americans suffer from sleep deprivation—almost 50%, according to some studies. Even worse, long term sleep deprivation can lead to serious health issues and, in some cases, early death.

Improving our sleep health begins with re-envisioning ourselves as amazing sleepers. If you’re ready to sleep better (and live better) get ready to adopt these sleep-boosting attitudes from great sleepers.

1. Practice yoga or meditation in the evening

Yoga later in the day reduces pent up muscle stress and helps you begin the relaxation needed for sleep. If yoga’s new to you, start slow and don’t overstretch.

2. Give yourself permission

Understand that your work will never be done and that a good night’s sleep will help you be more productive and creative. Allow your mind to rest so you can start tomorrow strong.

3. Set an alarm for going to bed

What time do you want to wake up and how many hours do you want to sleep? Do the math and back it up to light’s out time. If you need to be in bed early, skip the nap or coffee after 2 pm so you’ll be able to fall asleep earlier.

4. Add an hour for powering down

Start turning off all your screen devices an hour before you hope to fall asleep. Spend the last hour before bed quietly chatting or reading a good book with real pages. The backlight from electronics and TV wake you up rather than relax you.

5. Grab a snack before bedtime

Say yes to bedtime snacks like peaches, Greek yogurt, or parmesan cheese toast. They have just the right amount of carbohydrates and protein for sleep.

6. Choose your sleep gear carefully

Ensure you have clean, comfortable bedding that’s both breathable and warm, depending your sleep style and climate. Your mattress should be no more than 10 years old and support the natural curve of your spine.

7. Create a bedroom that’s tranquil and sleep-inducing

While bedding is very important to a tranquil feel. Dark-out curtains and a quiet, cool, clutter-free sleep environment will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

8. Lose the snooze button

Repeatedly hitting the snooze button can seriously impair morning mental function by interrupting your natural sleep and wake-up cycle.

9. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Enjoy a big glass of water and stretch out your muscles even before your first cup of coffee. Studies show that just 2 oz. of coffee per hour is enough to keep your system juiced up all day long.

10. Plan for better sleep again tonight

Even successful sleepers often miss this step. Only you can carve out a good night’s sleep, and the only way to do that is it to plan ahead.

This blog was originally published on Restonic.com and does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on Restonic.com. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.


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6/13/2017 2:28:00 PM  

5 budget-friendly ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Getting married this summer? Congrats! We couldn’t be happier for you. How’s the planning going? Um, yeah, we feel you. It seems like everybody has an opinion on how your big day should look and feel—and cost.

Here’s our only piece of advice: Make your day yours. Making the ceremony and reception reflect your personalities doesn’t require you to go overboard or over budget, either. Here are a few ideas to help you nail down details that personalize your big day.
5 budget-friendly ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Idea #1: A Unique Table. Try something like the Glenwood Chairside Table on the left (just look at the metal heart design!) to display decor of your choice or to hold your wedding favors! It could even star alongside you at your cake cutting!

Glenwood Chairside Table | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressCasa Bella Cherry End Table with Mirrored Top | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressNestor Chairside Table | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
5 budget-friendly ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Idea #2: The Photo Booth. Photo booths are all the rage right now! Start with a screen for a photo booth background and a coat rack to hang props like hats silly glasses.
Essentials Mid-Century Modern 3 Panel Folding Screen | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressMerlot Coat Rack | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Grab a few little items – like colorful wall art, a dried flower bouquet, a heart sculpture, a chalkboard to write messages or your wedding hashtag on –  to customize your photo booth for you and your guests. These will all look great in the wedding album we know you can't wait to share on Facebook.
Orange You Glad Art | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressSilver Heart Sculpture | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressMessage Board | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Text Wall Decor | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressNatural Bouquet | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressAll You Need Is Love Art | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
5 budget-friendly ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Idea #3: The Guest Book. We absolutely love the idea of a unique guest book, like letting friends and family sign the artwork of your choice. See the map below? How fun would it be to have your guests write where they’re from? This is something you will keep to remember who was with you on one of the most important days of your life.
UMA 50 States Framed Art | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressWine Cork 36x48 Canvas | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
5 budget-friendly ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Idea #4: The Unity Ceremony. There are also amazing small pieces you can snag for your unity ceremony. Grab your fave vase for your sand ceremony, single candle holders for your unity candles, or votive holders to light up the ceremony.
Aluminum Glass Candle Holder | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressGlass Vase | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressUMA Metal Glass Candle Holder 32"W X 25"H | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
5 budget-friendly ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Inspiration #5: The Home. The best part: All of these can also be used to make your new home together exactly what you want. Reusing wall art or candles in a new home eases the whole “I just paid for a wedding” budget situation, and it brings reminders of your wedding day into your everyday life. What could be better than that?


Best wishes from all of us at Weekends Only!

We hope that we have helped you along in planning your dream wedding with these suggestions and tips. May your wedding be as inspirational as you are!
Getting married this summer? Make your wedding day one-of-a-kind with these 5 ideas for your ceremony and reception, including a unique table, a photo booth, the guest book, and the unity ceremony. You can also bring these items home with you. 5 budget-friendly ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressGetting married this summer? Make your wedding day one-of-a-kind with these 5 ideas for your ceremony and reception, including a unique table, a photo booth, the guest book, and the unity ceremony. You can also bring these items home with you. 5 budget-friendly ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressGetting married this summer? Make your wedding day one-of-a-kind with these 5 ideas for your ceremony and reception, including a unique table, a photo booth, the guest book, and the unity ceremony. You can also bring these items home with you. 5 budget-friendly ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Getting married this summer? Make your wedding day one-of-a-kind with these 5 ideas for your ceremony and reception, including a unique table, a photo booth, the guest book, and the unity ceremony. You can also bring these items home with you. 5 budget-friendly ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressGetting married this summer? Make your wedding day one-of-a-kind with these 5 ideas for your ceremony and reception, including a unique table, a photo booth, the guest book, and the unity ceremony. You can also bring these items home with you. 5 budget-friendly ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressGetting married this summer? Make your wedding day one-of-a-kind with these 5 ideas for your ceremony and reception, including a unique table, a photo booth, the guest book, and the unity ceremony. You can also bring these items home with you. 5 budget-friendly ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

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6/2/2017 9:42:00 PM  
The Mattress Guide: Which Size Mattress Should You Sleep On?

One of the most important parts of a good night’s sleep is making sure you have enough room. To find the best mattress size for you, consider these tips:
  • Your mattress should be longer than the tallest person sleeping on it
  • If only 1 person will be sleeping in the bed, a Twin, Twin XL or Full size mattress are good options
  • If 2 adults will be sleeping in the bed, a Queen, King, or California King bed is your best option. To make sure, test the bed width by seeing if there is enough space to fold your arms behind your head without going beyond the mattress edge or touching your partner’s elbow
  • If pets or kids will be jumping into bed with you, go up another size

Here's a rundown of the details you need to know about each size of mattress...

Twin

  • 39” x 75“
  • AKA a single bed
  • Great for 1 child or 1 adult sleeper, although the length of the mattress might be too short for an adult
  • Often used for children's rooms, bunk beds, daybeds, and smaller spaces like guest bedrooms

Twin XL

  • 39” x 80”
  • Great space savers and popular in many college dorms
  • Same width as a Twin, but offers 5-6" more in length
  • Adults looking for a Twin to create more living space might be better suited with the extra length this size provides

Full

  • 54” x 75”
  • AKA a double or standard bed
  • 15" wider than a Twin
  • Ideal for 1 person since it would only provide about 27" of sleep space each for 2 people (the equivalent of a crib mattress)
  • Might be too short for adults taller than 5’5”
  • Great choice for growing children
  • Extra room allows space for parents to comfortably lie down while tucking kids in for the night

Queen

  • 60” x 80”
  • Most popular mattress size
  • Provides more width than a Full by about 6", adding just enough room to comfortably fit 2 sleepers
  • Good choice for growing children, taller adults, guest rooms, or couples that like to sleep closer together
  • Great compromise for those who need the extra space it provides over a Full, while giving more living space than a King

King

  • 76” x 80”
  • AKA an Eastern King or Standard King
  • A favorite choice for couples, space permitting, because it gives couples almost the equivalent of a Twin XL of sleeping room each
  • Great for growing families or pet owners that share their bed

California King

  • 72” x 84”
  • AKA a Western King
  • Offers an extra 4" of space for taller adults
  • 4" narrower than a king size mattress, but gives each sleeper 6" more width than a Queen
  • Additional length makes this size ideal for adjustable beds, providing ample length even with the head and/or foot elevated
  • If you often share your bed with children or pets, this larger size is a great choice


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5/8/2017 2:30:00 PM  

To: Mom, Love You | Mother's Day Gift Guide | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Mother's Day will be here soon, which means that it's time to start thinking about the perfect way to show her you love her. Here are a few ideas to help you out!
Gifts for Moms Who Love to Be Outside | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Gifts for moms who love to be outside

If your mom is working on her garden, patio, or outdoors DIY project, get her a gift that will get her outside!

  • Get your mom a fun planter, add some potting soil, and plant some beautiful flowers for your mom
  • After you spruce up the porch, serve your mom a home-cooked brunch on a pretty serving tray outside
  • The greatest gift might just be the time she spends with you! Get your mom a garden bench or rocker and then sit down and enjoy each other’s company
Stroll Bicycle Planter | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Suzette Metal Swing | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Lime Fish Tray | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Gifts for Moms Who Love Decorating | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Gifts for moms who love decorating

A rug or wall art might seem like a bold choice for a gift, but these beautiful touches that make a house a home are often the one thing moms want most but don’t have time to shop for.

  • Every room needs art on the walls! If your mom loves wine, pair a nice bottle of wine with a beautiful work of wine-themed art
  • If you really want to bring tears to your mom’s eyes, vacuum and mop the floor before laying down her brand new rug. Choose bold designs and fun colors like yellow or bright turquoise to liven up the room
  • You can't go wrong with the traditional Mother's Day bouquet of flowers in a brand new vase!
Nxt-Gen Quatrefoil 5 X 7 Rug | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Metal Square Wine Decor | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Assorted 17" Striped Ceramic Vases | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Gifts for Moms Who Love Family Photos Gifts for Moms Who Love Decorating | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Gifts for moms who love family photos

Organize your mom’s favorite family photos and pictures with an attractive display cabinet with a small footprint.

  • Neutral colors are a great backdrop for displaying her favorite photos in the living room or her home office
  • Ladder-style shelves and adjustable shelves let you fit different sizes of standalone and propped frames
Sauder Beginnings 5 Shelf Bookcase | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Sauder Select 5 Shelf Bookcase | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Cora Multi Cube Bookcase | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Gifts for Moms Who Love to Be Organized Gifts for Moms Who Love Family Photos Gifts for Moms Who Love Decorating | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Gifts for moms who love to be organized

Surprise your mom by cleaning and organizing one room in the home. You could spruce up the entryway with storage for jackets, keys, and other out-the-door essentials at the ready in one spot.

  • A storage bench can serve as a perfect window seat or concealed storage
  • Storage with built-in bulletin boards is hot trend, perfect for on-the-go moms to hang a calendar, pictures, reminders, and more
Santa Fe Hall Tree | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Ashley Acacia Storage Bench | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Brianna Black Storage Cabinet with Bulletin Board | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

How are you celebrating Mother's Day?

Tell us in the comments!
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4/27/2017 1:25:00 PM  

The Mattress Guide: What Keeps You Up at Night? | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
What keeps you up at night? What bothers you in the morning after a night’s rest? Here are some of the most common problems that keep people up at night and ways your mattress can help you out.

Back Pain

Sleeping is when your body gets a chance to rest and heal—it shouldn't be causing you more pain. Our team recommends this combo:

  • An adjustable bed to relieve pressure points
  • A memory foam mattress for just the right support
Adjustable Bases | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Memory Foam Mattresses | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Partner or Pet Movement

Are you a light sleeper? Do you or your partner (or a pet) toss and turn all night? Or maybe you go to bed before they do?

  • A memory foam mattress or a gel memory foam mattress. Memory foam dampens movement and minimizes disturbances.
  • If you prefer a spring mattress, make sure you pick a pocketed coil style. Movement doesn’t transfer as easily because the coils aren’t connected all the way across the mattress. If your current mattress hasa big dip in the middle, it’s probably because it’s a connected coil mattress. If one coil breaks, it impacts the support from nearby coils, too.
 Memory Foam Mattresses | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Gel Memory Foam Mattresses | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Pocketed Coil Innerspring Mattresses | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Pressure Points

Do your pressure points bother you? You may want to try:

  • A medium-level comfort (plush) type mattress. If you go too firm, there may not be enough give; too soft, there may not be enough support.
  • A memory foam or gel memory foam mattress.  Memory foam helps disperse the weight from pressure points because its conforming nature makes you feel as if you’re "sinking in" to the mattress
Plush Mattresses | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Memory Foam Mattresses | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressGel Memory Foam Mattresses | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Sleep Temperature

If you frequently wake up from being too hot or too cold, consider what your mattress is made of.

If you sleep cold, look for a memory foam mattress. Traditional memory foam holds your body heat. However, no need to worry that you’ll burn up—modern memory foam won’t make you sweat like the memory foam used in mattresses a decade ago.

However, if you sleep hot, look for a mattress that has cooling technology:

  • Gel memory foam mattresses are one of the newest technologies, created for a different overall feel compared to just memory foam. Gel memory foam contains a mix of gel and foam that helps disperse heat and feels cool to the touch.
  • Latex foams are naturally hypoallergenic and breathable so they help with air flow, which helps regulate sleep temperature. Side note: Latex foams are safe for people with latex allergies because of a special washing process used before building the mattress.
Memory Foam Mattresses | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressGel Memory Foam Mattresses | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Latex Mattresses | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Snoring

Snoring is a common problem with several possible causes, so be sure to check with your doctor, but one common solution is an adjustable bed. By keeping the upper torso slightly elevated, your airways are less likely to be restricted. This can drastically reduce snoring.
Adjustable Bases | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress


What Keeps You Up at Night?

For more information on how to choose a new mattress, check out this article from WebMD®.
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4/10/2017 3:36:00 PM  

How to Host an Easter Meal in 4 Steps | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
One of the best parts of Easter: Reconnecting with the family.

One of the most stressful parts of Easter: Prepping for the family to come over.

If you are hosting Easter brunch or dinner this year, you don’t need to totally transform your dining room. One tweak might be all you need to get ready for an elegant Easter dinner. Here are our 4 tips for a smooth family gathering for Easter.
Step 1: Focus on the Dining Table | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Focus on your dining table. Gathering your loved ones around the table to enjoy an Easter feast is all about the food, the conversation, and whom you share it with. A decorated table sets the stage: Flowers in vases, spring decor, and pastel colors make the focal point of your holiday festive and inviting.
Somerton Claire 9 Piece Dining Table Set | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Somerton Sophisticate 9 Piece Dining Set | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Somerton Soho 7 Piece Dining Set | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
21" Rabbit | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress UMA Ceramic Family Jar 6"W X 12" | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress 12" Leaf Pomander Ball | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress 9" Sheep | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Step 2: Make Your Seating Flexible | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Make your seating flexible. Not sure if those cousins will really show up? Or maybe you have a last-minute addition to the guest list? Make sure you can adjust your seating arrangement as necessary. Store extra chairs or a long bench against the wall, and if the cousins don’t make it after all, you can use those spots to hold the kids’ Easter baskets during your meal.
Alpine Ridge Contemporary Pub Dining Bench | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Ashley Mestler Distressed Ivory Set of 2 Dining Chairs | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress  Holland Bench without Back | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Step 3: Stay Organized | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Stay organized. What’s going to be your biggest challenge for this Easter holiday? (Besides those cousins who never remember to RSVP, natch.) Need more storage? A display area? A place to lay out food? Whatever your need, be sure to make the decisions ahead of your event to prevent panicked searches for more wine,  wine glasses, additional serving ware, napkins, tablecloths, serving trays, large serving bowls, or anything else you might need.

  • Consider a chest or china cabinet with built-in cabinets or wine rack. Bonus: They’re a pretty spot to display the china you inherited from grandma
  • To serve a buffet-style dinner, choose a sideboard, buffet, or long side table
  • To display Easter decorations and keep the Easter baskets out of reach until the hunt, you would be well-served with the high shelving of an elegant etagere
 Somerton Claire Cherry and Cream Leather Accent Chest | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Somerton Sophisticate Dining Server | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressSomerton Claire Lune Cherry Etagere | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Pulaski Park Heights Bar | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Step 3: Stay Organized | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Keep the kids happy. If you are entertaining a bunch of little egg-hunters on Easter, they are going to love sitting at the kids table this year. With its pastel colors, this pint-sized Easter dining table will still match your decorations. Be sure to add a plastic tablecloth if they’re dying eggs—memories are best remembered on Instagram, not on the furniture.
Kinzie Kids 5 Piece Table Set | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress


Happy Easter from Weekends Only! What do you need to be ready to host this Easter?

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Top Picks: New Patio Furniture | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Spring is officially here and summer is around the corner! Celebrate the warming weather by treating yourself to some outdoor furniture from our awesome selection at Weekends Only. Check out our handpicked favorites.

Outdoor Dining

When choosing an dining set to entertain family and friends in the outdoors, think about how many you’ll want to seat around a typical meal. Also consider how much space you have on your patio–the more chairs you try to fit around the table, the more space you will need for guests to pull their chairs in and out.

If you like the classic wrought iron look, this elegant Geneva dining set would be a good choice for seating 6.
Geneva Oval Table and 6 Chairs | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressThe light color of the Maui all-weather wicker combined with the splash of color from the cobalt blue seat cushions will lighten up a shady patio or covered porch.
Maui Ivory and Cobalt Blue Wicker 7 Piece Outdoor Dining Set | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
If you are looking for space to spread out and lounge while you eat outside, consider a big outdoor sectional with a cocktail table and built-in end tables, like the La Hoya.
La Hoya 2 Piece Sectional With Denim Blue Cushions | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Outdoor Seating

Do you need extra seating on the patio, in the backyard, on a garden path, or on your porch? The Butterfly Mosaic Bench and Sunny Butterfly Chair will brighten any outside area. Beautiful details like a butterfly back, a bright yellow color, or a mosaic tile seat can bring your outdoor areas to life.
Butterfly Mosaic Bench | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressSunny Butterfly Chair | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
There is nothing like rocking in a warm breeze. A rocking bench like the Daphne Metal Rocking Bench, with its intricate metal back and curled arms, helps set the scene for many happy moments on your patio or porch.
Daphne Metal Rocking Bench | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Most outdoor seating areas will need at least a couple chairs that are practical, easy to move, and quick-drying. The Hollywood Chair is the perfect piece to add a little extra seating with a fun splash of color. Seats like these dry quickly because of its thin textilene fabric and keep their color vivid with UV protectant quality. They also stack when they aren’t needed.
Hollywood Green Chair | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Where there was once only an empty patio, you can now create a spot to relax, chat, and sip iced tea. All you need is the help of two seats and a table. The Bayside Set is extra comfy and functional with its contrasting-stripe padded seating and small marble-painted glass table.
Bayside Set of 2 Cushioned Rockers and 24" Round Table | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Outdoor Accents

When adding accents, choose pieces that make your patio or porch not only more attractive but also more functional. The more it serves your needs, the more it will be used. And we all need more outside time!

Convenient and easy to place, this small Castle Rock end table has an ice bucket compartment below its latticed top, which means it’s ready for after-dinner drinks.
Castle Rock Ice Bucket End Table | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Fire pits give light and warmth and draw everyone to them,. Perfect for family fun on a summer night, the Stack Stone Propane Fire Pit is a beautiful quick-start fire pit, accented by black stacked stones around the base. S’mores not included, but always encouraged.
Stack Stone Propane Fire Pit | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
To make the outdoors more hospitable, we need a little protection from the elements. Add an umbrella to any outdoor space that doesn’t have full shade or protection from the rain. This 8’ Turquoise Market Umbrella adds a beautiful pop of color while providing shade and shelter to your outdoor area.
8' Turquoise Market Umbrella | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress


What furniture are you adding to your patio, deck, porch, or backyard this year?

See our full selection of patio furniture here.
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3/8/2017 9:42:00 AM  

Know Your Leather | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

What you know: Leather furniture is a classic home décor staple, and it never goes out of style.

What you might not know: There are 5 different kinds of leather furniture.

If you're shopping for leather, you might be wondering how each kind is different and which type of leather is right for you. Are looking for a more affordable way to get the look and feel of leather? Are you looking to invest in a high-quality leather piece that will last over a decade and age beautifully? Or are you looking for a piece with a balance of quality and convenience that is easy to maintain even with children and pets? Technological enhancements and the push for lower prices have created a huge range in leather types and qualities. Let’s look at the characteristics of the different types of leather we offer so you can get the most bang for your buck.

Know Your Leather | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

100% Top Grain Leather

100% Top Grain Leather pieces have top grain leather covering the entire piece of furniture. Top Grain Leather comes from the "top" or outermost, premium layer of cowhide. It’s the least processed and most natural of leather. This allows each piece to have a luxurious look and feel with a naturally breathable surface. Each 100% Top Grain Leather piece is extremely durable and ages beautifully, developing a unique patina, and can last 10-15 years if maintained well. It is best kept away from direct heat and sunlight and should be conditioned twice a year with leather conditioner. Because it’s the highest quality of leather, it is also the priciest. (But don’t worry—you’ll always find the best prices at Weekends Only!)

 El Paso Coffee Leather Chair | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Dallas Tobacco Sofa | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressRachlin Kingston All Leather Tufted Sofa | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

100% Leather

Our 100% Leather pieces have top grain leather covering the seating areas with split leather on sides and back. Split leather is the second layer after the top grain is cut off. It maintains the strong durability and luxurious look and feel of leather. While it loses some of the softness and natural grain look found in top grain leather, it still has a breathable surface. 100% leather is best kept away from direct heat and sunlight and should be conditioned twice a year.
Avis Gray All Leather Sofa with Contrast Stitching | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Simon Li London Silver All Leather Sofa | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Avis Cream All Leather Sofa with Contrast Stitching | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Leather Match

Our Leather Match pieces have top grain leather covering the seating areas (arms, back, and seat) with color-matched vinyl or bonded leather on the sides and back. The vinyl or bonded leather is processed to match the color and texture of top grain leather and gives the sides the look of leather at a much lower manufacturing cost, thus creating a lower price for shoppers. These pieces are best kept away from direct heat and sunlight and the leather seating section should be conditioned twice a year with leather conditioner.
Jude Brown Oversized Leather Power Recliner | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Violino Spalding Taupe Pub Back Leather Chair | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Sienna Leather Reclining Sofa | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Bonded Leather

Our Bonded Leather pieces offer the look of leather at a much lower price with man-made material from leather scraps mixed with polyurethane. Bonded leather is processed to match the color and texture of leather. Since it’s not genuine leather, it’s not as strong or durable as split or top grain leather. The leather content of the bonded material still maintains some durability, but these pieces will not be as long-lasting as top grain leather, especially if used often. The pieces are easy to maintain and clean and come in varying levels of quality. They may also be called "blended," "reconstituted," or "gel" leather.
Ashley Alliston Brown Tufted Bonded Leather Loveseat | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Paulie Bonded Leather Sofa | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Wallace Bonded Loveseat | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Faux Leather and High Performance Fabric

Our Faux Leather or High Performance Fabric pieces provide a leather look at the lowest cost. High performance fabric is created with polyester fabric in a polyurethane coating embossed and dyed to look like leather. Faux leather is made with polyurethane fabric or a combination of polyester and polyurethane. Both come in a range of textures and colors. They are water-repellent and stain and fade resistant, making these pieces easy to maintain and clean. It comes in varying levels of quality and may also be called "high performance," "pleather," or "vinyl."
Drew Gray Mid-Century Tufted Chair | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Ashley Charrell Black Faux Leather 5 Piece Dining Set | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Empress Black Contemporary Sofa and Loveseat | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress


What kind of leather is best for your home?

Tell us in the comments below!

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