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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


Which Mattress Size is Right for You?

Let us know in the comments!
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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!
To: Mom, Love You | Mother's Day Gift Guide | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressGifts for Moms Who Love to Be Outside | Mother's Day Gift Guide | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressGifts for Moms Who Love Decorating | Mother's Day Gift Guide | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
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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®.
The Mattress Guide: What Keeps You Up at Night? | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress The Mattress Guide: What Keeps You Up at Night? | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
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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?

How to Host an Easter Meal in 4 Steps | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress How to Host an Easter Meal in 4 Steps | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressHow to Host an Easter Meal in 4 Steps | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
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3/22/2017 3:28:00 PM  

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.
Top Picks: New Patio Furniture | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

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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!

Know Your Leather | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

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2/27/2017 1:27:00 PM  

4 Ways to Max Out on Storage in a Small Space | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Blog
Too much stuff. Not enough space. Sound like the story of your life?

You’ve pitched or donated what you don’t use anymore, but it still seems like your closet never has enough room.  Well, rest assured you don’t have to move into a bigger house or apartment to solve space issues because you have more storage options than your closet. Here are a few our favorite space-saving solutions…

Shelves, Bookcases, and Cabinets

Shelves are classic go-to storage for items like books and files. They don’t have to be the standard wall shelves either. Keep an eye out for furniture pieces that incorporate shelving into your home office, living room, bathroom, and other rooms without the additional bulk. Cabinets are a great option if you prefer to keep items out of sight.
Lilly Blue Accent Chest w/3 Cubbyholes, 2 Shelves, 3 Drawers Ashley Garletti End Table with Shelves
Sauder Dakota Oak Computer Desk with Hutch Sag Harbor Storage Cabinet

Seats with Secrets

Ottomans and benches have awesome perks. They can be used as extra seating or a comfy spot to prop your feet, but many also open to reveal storage handy for blankets, shoes, and anything else you don’t need every day. Try storage ottomans and benches with serving trays if you love hosting guests.
Kim Gray Script Shoe Storage Ottoman King Henry Storage Ottoman
Blasey Storage Bench with Serving Tray and Seating Cubes Jackson Gray Ottoman with Trays

Catching Zzz’s With Storage, Please

Storage beds are an awesome way of freeing up a bedroom or linen closet to be used for something else. They are also a great way to eliminate a dresser or even create more space for - that’s right! – more clothes. If you’re ever in need for another pillow or blanket in the middle of the night, you wouldn’t even have to get out of bed.
Mega Storage Black Queen BedCally King Bed With Storage
Camille King Storage Bed Townsend King Storage Bed

Kitchen & Dining Organization

If you need to make more space in your kitchen or dining area, try finding classic pieces with built-in storage or unique problem-solvers that will keep you organized.

  • If you don't have a kitchen pantry or yours is too small, create one with a kitchen cupboard or bar cabinet placed in a corner or narrow space between kitchen counters
  • Wish you had more counter space? Try a kitchen island with drawers, cabinets, shelves, a wine rack, or drop-down leaves. These super-functional pieces can also double as kitchen tables
  • Even the traditional dining room can deliver more storage than you might expect with under-table shelves, a tall china cabinet, or a sideboard/server/buffet (whichever term you prefer)
Seasons Kitchen Island Mission 7 Piece Dining Set with Storage Table
North Shore 2 Piece Crafted Dining Room China and BuffetSlater Ivory Storage Kitchen Island
Holland House Emily Dining Server with Wine StoragePulaski Park Heights Bar Cabinet

Where are you looking to create more storage in your home?

These are just a few examples of the wide variety of storage options out there. Be sure to browse our website for more ways to make your home its very best, or let us know in the comments what you're looking for—you might see your question answered in a future blog!
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2/6/2017 3:53:00 PM  

Go Glam! 6 Steps to Award-Winning Party Hosting | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
 
A new year kicks off awards season, and if you’re throwing an awards show party, let us make glamorous entertaining easy for you. Whether you’re planning watch parties for the upcoming Grammys and Oscars or tucking these ideas away until the Country Music Awards, Tonys, or Emmys, here are some guaranteed crowd-pleasers for your red carpet debut!

1. Your Dream Bar

The “cocktail dress of furniture” is a core piece for every hosting event. This can be used to serve drinks, as a tabletop buffet, for easy access to your dishes. Plus, it’s an easy spot to display awards party décor.
Bailey Mirrored Wine Cabinet with Bottle and Glass Storage | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Vintage Black Bar | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressRustic Bar Back and Hutch | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

2. Trays at Your Service

If you want to be a fabulous host with ease, you’ll need some glamorous serving trays that do the work for you. Choose luxurious materials like gleaming silver or soft microfiber to accent your bartending and cooking talent. (Cooking here meaning the Oscars party essential – popcorn!)

King Henry Storage Ottoman | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Metal Mirror Tray | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

3. V.I.P. Seats

After filling your guests up with yummies, make sure your VIPs have “box seats.” And what better way to do that than a upscale leather sectional? Even the Fashion Police won’t find a problem with these styles.
Ashley Alliston Salsa Red Bonded Leather Sectional | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Lucas Leather Power Sectional | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
If you’d like a less a permanent fixture, try trendy fuzzy stools or bring out another ottoman.
Leoloa Set of 2 Accent Ottomans | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress White Faux Fur Stool | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Alliston Oversized Ottoman | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress


4. The Feature Presentation

If you’re watching an awards show, your TV will be the focal point, so make sure it’s looking red carpet ready. With a stand that hides all of your cords and keeps your living room pretty and organized, your TV will be on everyone’s Best Dressed list.
Lenmar 60" Wall Unit | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Casa Bella Champagne Gold 70" Mirrored TV Stand | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Dasher 47" TV Console | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

5. End Credits—Er—Tables

Add an end table or coffee table to make sure everyone has a place to set drinks and food. This will increase comfort and decrease the chance of spills.
Clutch Mirrored Console | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Ashley Quassey Black Metal and Glass 3-Pack of Tables | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

6. Accessorize and Finalize

Add glamour with finishing touches such as celebrity-inspired wall art and glitzy colors like gold, silver, and red. And don’t forget that rich jewel tones are one of the biggest trends in home decor for 2017.

UMA Metal Gold Stars | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Deco Balls | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Audrey Hepburn Wall Art | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Assorted Hardy Sculptures | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Whatever your party needs, you know where to find us. Happy hosting from all of us at Weekends Only!


What parties are you hosting next?

Let us know in the comments—you might see it featured in a post soon!

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1/25/2017 2:54:00 PM  

3 Questions Every Mattress Shopper Has | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Have you been putting off shopping for a new mattress? We know it can feel overwhelming to find just the right one, but as shoemaker John Wildsmith said, "You are either in your bed or in your shoes, so it pays to invest in both." We're here to help with the mattress part! Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions from mattress shoppers.

1. Is a new mattress really worth the money?

Yes! Don’t underrate the power of a good mattress. According to WebMD:

  • Your mattress is very important to quality sleep
  • Quality sleep is crucial to our health and immune system, learning and memory, accident prevention, and safety
  • You should not keep a mattress longer than its lifespan

Keeping an old mattress for too long can actually lead to health issues like allergies. (You might not be the only living thing in your bed at night!) If you find yourself tossing and turning at night or if you can’t remember when you bought this mattress, it’s time to go shopping.

2. How can I find a good mattress for a good value?

We’ll let you in on a little secret: We don’t sell name-brand mattresses. Why? Because our mission is to save our customers money!

At many mattress retailers, the price of a mattress is determined not only by the cost of materials and labor, but also by advertising expenses. In addition, many brands have minimum pricing restrictions so retailers can’t sell them for prices lower than a minimum price set by the manufacturer. Retailers might offer other forms of compensation to offset the cost, but they won’t be able to beat their competitors on the actual price of the mattress. That can add a lot to the cost of a high-end, name-brand mattress!

When well-known mattress manufacturers started giving us minimum pricing restrictions, we went a different route to keep saving you money. Weekends Only now works directly with manufacturers like Sherwood and Restonic to match (or exceed) the quality of brand names without getting stuck with their prices. With us, you get the best sleep at the best price!

3. Can I really test out and lie down on the mattresses in the store?

Of course! And we have mattress specialists standing by to answer any questions you may have. Here are a few tips to make your experience even better:

  • We offer test pillows (with sanitary covers) so you can recreate how you sleep. Go ahead and grab as many pillows as you typically sleep with
  • Take your time. WebMD suggests resting on the mattress for as much as 20 minutes to test it out. You need to know what it would be like if the mattress were in your home, so please, make yourself at home!
  • Use the color code. When shopping at Weekends Only, you can find your mattress preferences by using our color code: Blue = Firm; Orange = Plush; Green = Ultra Plush
  • Try an adjustable base. Adjustable bases have additional benefits like helping alleviate snoring, sleep apnea, indigestion, and back pain
  • Relax and enjoy!

Weekends Only Furniture and MattressThe recipe for a good night’s sleep? A comfortable mattress at a price that won’t keep you up at night. You’ll find it at Weekends Only! Here are few mattresses to get your search started:

iR-13GL™ Plush Gel Memory Foam Mattress | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

The iR-13GL™ Plush Gel Memory Foam Mattress is made of gel memory foam and latex foam and compares to the Tempur-pedic Tempur-Cloud Elite mattress.

Broadway™ Ultra Plush Mattress | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

The Broadway™ Ultra Plush Mattress is made of foam, latex, and pocketed coils and compares to the Sealy Posturepedic Cooper Mountain II mattress.

Melrose™ Firm Mattress | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
The Melrose™ Firm Mattress is made of natural, soy-based foam and compares to the Hampton & Rhodes HR400 mattress.

Agility Plus™ Adjustable Base | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
The Agility Plus™ Adjustable Base lets you adjust the angles of your head and feet while you lie in bed and compares to the Simmons Beautyrest Renew Adjustable Base.


What other questions do you have about finding a new mattress?

If you share in the comments below, we could address it in a future blog post! To read more on the topics we addressed here, here are the handy articles we referenced:

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PANTONE Spring 2017 Colors
Happy 2017! With a New Year comes PANTONE’s announcement of the new color of the year. Are you as excited as we are?

PANTONE’s 2017 Color of the Year is (drumroll, please)…Greenery! This gorgeous green is an elegant hue to add to your home décor, as are PANTONE’s other nine spring colors of 2017: Primrose Yellow, Pale Dogwood, Hazelnut, Island Paradise, Flame, Pink Yarrow, Niagara, Kale, and Lapis Blue.

Sometimes taking on color can make people nervous. What if the color is too bold? What if it doesn’t match with the room? We’re here to help with our fail-proof tips for piecing together your own personal rainbow at home.

1. Start with a neutral

Do you have a go-to neutral color? Look around your home to see what you’re already using in your furniture and accents. Perhaps you love a soft and warm chocolate brown, or maybe charcoal gray is your thing. You might even find PANTONE colors, like the beigey Hazelnut or the subtle pink Pale Dogwood, as your favorite neutrals.

Heather Beige Contemporary Track Arm Sofa  Anji Cream Buckingham Ivory/Beige 5x7 Rug

2. Pick your favorite statement colors

Are you absolutely in love with the color of the year, Greenery? (I know I am.) Or maybe you keep looking at the royal tone of Lapis Blue? You can incorporate your favorite bold colors in with your neutral palette. Island Paradise is a nice contrast with Hazelnut, and Flame would work well as an accent for furniture with deep wood tones.

12" Leaf Pomander Ball   Harrison Blue Tufted Bench  Teal Moments Abstract 36x48 Canvas Small Terracotta Urn 

If you’re still trying to find a palette you love, check out PANTONE’s website or a color wheel tool like Adobe Kuler. These will let you explore color pairings to help you find what flows.

3. Get mixing and matching!

Once you know what you want, it’s just a matter of finding where these colors go.

Let your neutral be your base. Keep your chosen neutral(s) the center of your color circle. If you went with a beige, you would want to have that color be dominant in your bigger furniture pieces and decor, such as a couch or the wood tones of your bed frame. It will be the canvas on which you create your art!

Decorate with your palette. Once you have your neutral staple pieces, the real fun can begin! There are so many ways to incorporate your chosen color palette. Larger pieces like accent tables, wall art, chairs, and rugs tend to draw the eye to that corner of the room because of their size, while smaller accessories like vases and throw pillows add just a pop of visual interest to a room. Even outdoor pieces like umbrellas can liven up a patio or deck.

Claire Tufted Teal Chair Kaycee 18x18 PillowAzelea Pink Faux Fur Stool  Market Umbrella

We hope you have fun springing into 2017 with these colors in mind. We can’t wait to see which of our pieces you incorporate into your home this year! Happy New Color of the Year!


Which PANTONE color of spring 2017 is your favorite?

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