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Dining Room Styles We Love
By Emily Render
10/14/2016 5:13:00 PM  

Picking out a brand new dining set can feel like a chore, but it doesn’t have to. Whether you know exactly what style is just right for you or if you have no idea what suits your fancy, let us help you in your search for your perfect match.

Traditional Dining Style

Renaissance 9 Piece Traditional Dining Set with 2 Arm ChairsTraditional style dining sets are modern-made reflections of past classic styles. You can call it antique or vintage-inspired, but here are some key things to look for:

Artistic details: Think intricate designs in the seat back and details on the table edges

Darker metals: The metal shouldn’t so shiny you can see your reflection. Traditional style calls for darker metals that are textured or appear tarnished.

Dark wood tones: The richer the better.

Classic patterns: Florals and paisleys are winners.

Whatever blast-from-the-past set catches your eye, you can never go wrong choosing traditional furniture because it looks timeless.

Bonus detail: Since traditional style is one of comfort and familiarity, you’ll hardly ever see a traditional piece of furniture with sharp angles and edges.
Ashley Glambrey 5 Piece Traditional Dining Set

Rustic Dining Style

Ashley Tamilo 7 Piece Rustic Distressed Dining SetRustic style furniture celebrates the simple life with raw, weathered materials. It’s anything but predictable, and it’s always warm, earthy, and welcoming. Here are the basics to this style:

Unfinished and rough wood: Rustic represents a connection to nature. If you see a dining set that echoes rugged branches, you’re on the right track.

Textured fabrics and details: Linen and microfiber add a cozy feel to seating, while nailhead trim modernizes the look of aged wood.

Painted finishes: A distressed paint color (like the blue in the Mestler set below) is a bright twist on the farmhouse loo

Rustic is its own kind of classic, and a huge part of the rustic style comes from the country ideal. Look for weathered woods and sturdy, textured fabrics when shopping for your rustic dining set, and you’ll be well on your way to incorporating the beautiful elements of nature into your dining area.

Ashley Mestler Weathered Blue 7 Piece Dining Set

Modern Dining Style

Manchester 7 Piece Counter Height SetMost furniture we call modern style is mid-century modern. If you’re looking for this style, here’s what you need to look out for:

Opposites Attract: Look out for neutral solid colors paired with bold hues and graphic patterns.

Keep it Simple: A classic and sleek silhouette highlights the woodwork, glass, and/or leather upholstery.

Mid-Century Meets the Present: Don’t want to go too retro? You’ll often find contemporary twists on the 1940’s-1970’s style.

All About the Angles: Geometric shapes and angles pair well with slight curves.

Remember to pay close attention to distinguishing details, and your dining room will be fit for Mad Men in no time flat.

Madison 7 Piece Rectangle Glass Top Table

Casual Dining Sets

X Factor 7 Piece Dining SetCasual dining is styled the way it sounds: it’s all about comfort and convenience. Here are some of the key things to keep your eye out for:

Easy-Going: Cushy chairs and an easy-to-clean table top are must-haves.

Warm: Colors play a huge part in, but remember not all of your wood tones have to be light. Warmth is something you feel, and you’ll know it when you see it.

Intimate: Closeness is also a key factor in casual dining because it creates conversation. Round table sets keep everyone cozy during a meal and invite a round of cards after dinner.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that it’s all about the atmosphere. Don’t sweat it! After all, casual is ultimately about your comfort zone.

Ashley Charrell Red Faux Leather 5 Piece Dining Set

Mix-and-Match Dining Sets

This style is literally all in the name.

Push and Pull: Take your favorite chairs from one set that you love and pair it with a table from another set.

Don’t Be Afraid: Mixing traditional and modern styles might seem a little crazy, but you never know if you like it till you try it.

Express Yourself: This applies to all styles, and for every little thing in your home.

What is your favorite style of dining? Share in the comments below!


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Trend Watch: Rustic Industrial Style
By Taylor Blake
10/9/2015 9:40:00 AM  

Trend Watch: Rustic Industrial Style

Old meets new. Traditional meets modern. Natural meets man-made. Rustic Industrial style is a mix and match look if there ever was one. You’ve probably seen it creeping up in your Pinterest feed. You know—the dining rooms with weathered wood tables and vintage light bulb chandeliers, and the living rooms with exposed brick and leather seating? Since more than 370,000 results pop up when you search the term on Pinterest, you’ve almost certainly seen it if you’ve ever browsed some home decor boards!

Rustic Industrial style takes cues from both the rural and urban worlds, using elements like wood furniture (which look great in traditional home designs) and metal finishes (which feel right at home with modern designs). Because of the mix of influences, it works well in many different styles and sizes of homes, as well as many different design tastes. (Other ways you might see it described are rustic modern, farmhouse chic, or reclaimed.) If you already love outdoorsy simplicity or bold modern trends, you might consider blending them!

Pique your interest? Here are some ways to begin building this look in your own space.

  1. Look for these materials: Wood, metal, stone, glass, brick, and natural-looking textiles (like wool, burlap, linen, and leather).
  2. Look for these details: Nailhead trim, exposed screws, metal hardware, reclaimed or distressed wood that retains the grain’s texture, earth tones, a mix of dark and light tones, natural and geometric patterns, and sharp angles.
  3. Don’t be afraid to mix and match: Rustic Industrial’s trademark is the mix of different influences, materials, and textures, which means there isn’t just one right way to do it. A wood chair might bring the Rustic look, while a metal table brings the Industrial side. When placed together, they create one cohesive look.
  4. Find pieces you love: This should always be a rule for your home! The new decor will look like it was put together with ease if it reflects the people who live there.

While you can have a lot of DIY fun with this look, ready-made pieces can come in the thousands-of-dollars range at retailers like Restoration Hardware. If you don’t have the time or the budget to make either of those happen, though, Weekends Only can help kickstart your redecorating!

Take a look at these Rustic Industrial room groups for some inspiration (items not to scale):

Rustic Industrial Living Room

Rustic Industrial Dining Room

Find more inspiration:
If these designs are speaking to you, our Rustic Industrial Style Pinterest board features tons of pieces and styling tips that fit with this outdoors-meets-indoors decor. Time to get pinning!

Trend Watch: Rustic Industrial Style. Try these tips for creating the Rustic Industrial look in your home. | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

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Mad Men Style: Bring the Don Draper Look Home
By Taylor Blake
5/18/2015 11:02:00 AM  

On Sunday, we said goodbye to Mad Men, one of the greatest TV shows yet. In addition to the talented performances and the twists and turns in Don Draper’s life, we loved watching the chic, ever-changing sets. We fell in love with the colonial-inspired home Don shared with Betty; we were crazy for the pop art and graphic furniture in the Madison Avenue offices; and we couldn’t get enough of the bohemian influences in Megan’s apartment.

Needless to say, the Mid-Century Modern era included quite a few stylish looks for the home. It’s no wonder the TV show inspired a resurgence of these styles in today’s furniture and decor.

If you’re like us and sad to see Don Draper & Co. retire from the small screen, the only cure we can recommend is the next best thing: recreating the look in your own home. Here are a few pieces to get your collection started. (For even more inspiration, check out our Pinterest board devoted entirely to these Mid-Century Modern styles: Mad Men Style.)
Mad Men Style

Floor lamp



White home accessory

Silver home accessory

Madmen 7 Pc Dining Set

Soho Credenza

Dalyn Mirror

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Get Organized in 2015
By Taylor Blake
12/29/2014 3:00:00 PM  

Get Organized This Year With Tips From Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress

It’s the last week of the year, and ‘tis the season for resolutions.

Perhaps you’ve tried New Year’s resolutions before, such as living a healthier lifestyle, handling money more wisely, or reducing stress. But did you know there is another resolution that can help you with each of those?

Organization is that handy tool, although it often seems like a daunting task. If your goal for the year is to organize your home, be sure to conquer these familiar roadblocks.

Storage cabinets with baskets allow you to hide and organize clutter.Problem #1: You can’t organize when you don’t remember where anything is.

Mounds of papers cover your tabletops and your closets overflow because you keep anything that enters your door. Part of organization is choosing what deserves to own space in the place you call home. If you’re having trouble saying goodbye to certain items, reduce the clutter with these steps:

  1. Go through what you have and decide if each item has earned a spot in your life. Organization expert Liz Witts says, "If you need to spend more than 15 seconds thinking about what something is, or when you last used it, or why you even have it, then you probably don't need it." Pitch or donate anything you can’t give a good answer for, including things with sentimental value.
  2. Find a “home” for everything you keep (from phone chargers to healthy recipes you want to try) to avoid losing them to the black hole again.
  3. To prevent future buildup, consider a “One In/One Out” rule. For example, for every new sweater you buy, donate another to use the same amount of space in your closet.

Problem #2: Re-organizing seems like adding another full-time job.

Your biggest reason for not starting any major re-organizations is you can’t seem to find the time. Don’t pressure yourself to find domestic zen by January. Instead, divide the work into bite-size goals you can accomplish throughout the year. Rearrange the basement when you box up the Christmas tree in January, but wait until the weather warms up in April to tackle the garage. “Alphabetize the DVDs this afternoon,” sounds less scary than, “Re-organize every nook and cranny of the house this afternoon.”

Problem #3: A Netflix marathon (or really, anything else) sounds way more fun.

If you’re thinking this sounds like a good idea but also like many miserable afternoons ahead of you, remember the perks. Will cataloged drawers mean you won’t forget to pay the bills on time? Will you arrive at work sooner because you don’t need to search for your keys every morning? Will a better-designed bathroom prevent arguments with family members or roommates? If that’s not enough, create incentive. Find stylish baskets that make you want to store objects away or reward yourself with an evening off after completing your next benchmark.

Getting your home organized is a large task, but the rewards can be life-changing. If nothing else, think of how great it will be to start 2016 knowing where to find everything!

  Get Organized This Year With Tips From Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress Get Organized This Year With Tips From Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress

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Create the Perfect Patio Space!
By Ashley
3/21/2014 2:33:00 PM  

It's the best time of year, Patio weather has arrived and so has Patio furniture at Weekends Only. It's time to spruce up your outdoor living space for barbeques, fire pits, good friends and great conversations!

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Furnishing Your First Apartment
By Ashley
2/21/2014 1:41:00 PM  

We were recently featured in the Design section of the Ladue News as having great furniture options for someone looking to furnish their first apartment.

"If you’re a recent grad or know someone who’s faced with the prospect of furnishing their first apartment, there’s a new online furniture resource that offers some attractive, well-priced solutions. We were pleasantly surprised by the stylish, on-trend options offered at prices that are actually in line with the realities of those just entering the work force and working with both limited space and budgets."

Click here to read the entire article!

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Don't Leave Them Standing This Holiday Season!
By Ashley
12/3/2013 1:17:00 PM  

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Fall Furniture Decor at Weekends Only
By Ashley
11/7/2013 10:28:00 AM  

Fall has arrived and soon our homes with be swarming with guests and loved ones.
Generations will gather in the kitchen to prepare delicious meals and make memories that will last a lifetime
(or at least until next year!) It's the time of year when you most want your home to be in tip-top shape so
that you might finally impress the in-laws. This year is the year to out-do all the rest and we're prepared to help.

The video above is simply a sneak peek into the many ways we've prepared our stores to better help you
prepare your home.

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Weekends Only Introduces a New Website, Blog Included!
By Ashley
10/28/2013 1:51:00 PM  

Things just got a little more exciting at Weekends Only, we’ve introduced online shopping (yay!) and now we’ve got a blog set-up so we can share even more exciting news with you and hopefully Inspire Your Weekend!  Check back often because we’ll be sharing our favorite interior design tips, furniture care tips and updates on the latest styles arriving at our Weekends Only Stores.

See you back here soon, Weekend Warriors!

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