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An interior designer picks the best deals at Wayfair’s Memorial Day sale

An interior designer picks the best deals at Wayfair’s Memorial Day sale

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modern kitchen

Memorial Day deals for a sparkling clean home, coming atcha! (Photo: Wayfair)

If you’ve been holding off on purchases for your home till those epic Memorial Day sales drop, now is the time to make your move. Wayfair just launched a massive sale in honor of the holiday; as an interior designer I can tell you that there’s no better place to get serious style-bang for your buck. Especially with these discounts!

Wayfair is my go-to for everything from basic pillow inserts to nightstands, from area rugs to outdoor lighting. Why? Well, Wayfair has deals with hundreds of the best mid- to high-end brands on the market, which enables them to offer great prices on excellent goods. And for Memorial Day, they’re bringing shoppers even deeper discounts. Need a new mattress? Take advantage of up to 60% off. If you haven’t updated your patio furniture in a while, no worries. I found the set for you, and it’s almost 50% off. Does that threadbare rug in your living room need to go? Grab my pick, with a 70% discount.

Items are sure to sell out, so strike while the iron is hot. Bonus — you’ll get free shipping, which makes these deals even sweeter. Want to peruse the full scope of Wayfair deals? Click here. Meanwhile, check out my picks below:

Save more than 60%: Sealy to Go 12-inch Memory Foam Mattress


Turn over a new leaf with a new mattress: You know you need one. (Photo: Wayfair)

Let’s start with a foundational necessity— a great mattress. If you’re not getting your best possible night’s sleep, then you can’t be your best self. Sealy, the most popular name in mattresses, brings you this Memory Foam Mattress with thousands of perfect reviews. Extra thick, at 12 inches, it comprises four layers of support, including memory foam and cooling gel, so you can sleep comfortably in all weather. Right now this mattress is a whopping 67% off saving you more than $700! It ships to your door in a box, for easy set up.

Says a fan, “This mattress seriously feels like our $2k mattress at our other home. If you’re thinking about buying this DO IT! It’s so comfortable… not too firm, but firm and comfortable with a little bit of cushion. We slept like babies!!”

$380 $1,099 at Wayfair

Save nearly 60%: Cantey Oriental Ivory Area Rug


Lighten up a bedroom or hallway with this subtly patterned rug. (Photo: Wayfair)

If the floor beneath your feet is a little worse for wear, the fastest fix is a super-soft area rug. This one is neutral but interesting, with a subtle pattern. It works seamlessly with any decor, from Boho to traditional. You can layer it over wall-to-wall to cover a worn or stained patch, and it will look chic and intentional (and it’s so much less expensive than replacing the whole carpet). It’s also nice layered over a sisal rug. Available in a number of dimensions, it’s great for any room. And it’s only $160 for the 8 x 10 size! Wayfair is saving you 58% this week only.

Says another pro designer who left a review on Wayfair’s site: “Absolutely gorgeous. This rug looks expensive. Love the subtle pattern and ivory tone. It does present a bit of rose in it but overall it’s absolutely stunning! Would use again in another project.”

A plethora of additional styles await you if you feel like browsing.

$160 $378 at Wayfair

Only 6 bucks a panel: Sheer Rod Pocket Curtains

cream drapes

Let the sunshine in, with sheer drapery at an epic discount. (Photo: Wayfair)

Whether you switch out heavy drapes for lighter curtains in spring or you’re a year-round fan of sheers that filter light and give each room a peaceful glow, these panels, down from $16 apiece to just $6, are a total win. You can’t go wrong with a classic white, but other shades are available, too. Says a five star reviewer, “These are perfect white sheers to go in my remodeled dining room. They diffuse the light from the patio doors but still let in plenty of sun.”

Other finishing touches worth browsing are right here, and all are part of Wayfair’s Memorial Day Clearance.

$6 $16 at Wayfair

Save more than $140: Cadell 2-Drawer File Cabinet

wooden cabinet

Paperwork has never looked so polished. (Photo: Wayfair)

Less clutter means less stress, which is why organizing is a service I provide alongside interior design — without proper storage, how can you keep your home looking and feeling the way you want? Storage that serves a dual purpose is even better, and this file cabinet is a prime example.

This desk-height file cabinet (so much nicer than those clunky metal numbers) can double as workspace. But it also looks great beside the sofa or at the end of a hallway. Available in a half dozen finishes, this piece can blend right in with your decor — but pick this version, in rich cherry, and you’ll save 46%. Says a reviewer, “Looks beautiful next to the sofa where I needed a file cabinet.”

You can improve the organization of any spot in the house with these sales right now!

$170 $314 at Wayfair

Save 40%: Set of 2 Hawkins Bar or Counter Stools

two brown stools

These inviting faux-leather seats promise company while you cook. (Photo: Wayfair)

Modern, industrial, farmhouse, boho— these stools complement so many aesthetics that they’re a boon for interior designers — and for anyone with a kitchen. I’m not the only pro who has used them for clients. Says a reviewer/designer, “Purchased for a client’s new kitchen. They are very happy with the style. They are exactly what they were looking for.” This is only one of the 3,500 rave reviews these comfy upholstered chairs have received.

Form-fitting and supportive, they invite folks to wile away the hours chatting, sipping and nibbling. The vegan leather comes in four rich colors. Right now you can grab them for 40% off, marked down to only $90 per chair. For more great kitchen and dining furniture, check this out.

$180 $297 at Wayfair

Save more than 50%: Delta Widespread Bathroom Faucet

black faucet

Forever chic — and an absolute steal. (Photo: Wayfair)

Getting into some home renovations? Or just looking to zhush up your forever bathroom? Snap up this beautiful Delta faucet, and you’ll be way ahead of the game. At $150, it’s more than half off. I love the black finish, which is typically more expensive than chrome or stainless. But all three are on sale for the same price at Wayfair right now. Reports a happy customer, “Beautifully made. Great design and form. Really pretty for the guest bathroom.”

Need more hardware from Delta? Click here. If you want to see more Wayfair plumbing supplies, from tubs to shower heads, dozens of brands are on sale.

$150 $306 at Wayfair

Save 45%: Outdoor Barn Light with automatic “Dusk to Dawn” sensor

outdoor light

Make your front door even more welcoming. (Photo: Wayfair)

Let’s move outside and I’ll shed some light on my favorite thing to source for my clients: lighting. Good lighting makes a huge impact, both indoors and out, and you can find a slew of styles on sale here at Wayfair. If your house is still sporting the dinky old front light that came with the house, consider an upgrade. A barn light looks right at home on everything from country-style cottages to sleek mid-century modern houses. Save 43% on this bronze classic, but you can have some fun with the hunter green or red options, if they work with your overall palette.

This style is not limited to front-door placement. One five star reviewer writes: “Beautiful lights for over my garage.” Another creative reviewer says, “Got 2 of these lights to hang over the vanity in my master bathroom. They’re perfect. I love the way they look.”

$72 $128 at Wayfair

Nearly half off: Merlyn 7 Piece Sectional Seating Group

navy outdoor sectional

An entire outdoor living room, in just one click. (Photo: Wayfair)

If you’ve been giving the side-eye to your tired outdoor furniture, it’s time for an upgrade. This seven piece set can be configured several ways and is available in a range of colors (though I’m digging this classic navy on gray). Push the ottomans against the sofa so you can lounge chaise style, or separate them for additional seating. The coffee table is perfect for cocktails and apps whether you’re on deck or poolside. Originally coming in at more than $3,400, this beauty is now just $1,800 — nearly half off — for Memorial Day. And you can have it by next week!

Says a longtime fan, “Love our sectional sofa! We’ve had for 2 years and it’s held up great. Cushions are thick and sturdy. Fabric has held up to our 3 boys and our slumbering cat. Very sturdy overall and perfect for our deck. Ours is placed under a partially covered outdoor deck cover and we’ve had no fading of the fabric thus far. It gets about 3 hours of direct sun in the summer.”

$1,800 $3,415 at Wayfair

Save $250: GE Smart Energy Star High-Efficiency Front Load Washer

black washer

This sapphire blue washer is a gem. (Photo: Wayfair)

I confess, I only recently learned that Wayfair carries major appliances— what a fortuitous discovery! Especially since they’re selling this gorgeous blue front load washer from GE at such a sweet discount (a savings of $250). The deals on GE don’t stop there; and there’s plenty more savings to be found in kitchen appliances in general, at Wayfair, thanks to this Memorial Day sale. Snap up the matching dryer for the same price. Why shouldn’t your laundry room have looks to match its functionality?

Says a thrilled reviewer, “This unit is absolutely STUNNING!!! It’s amazing and washes clothes and larger items well. Our clothing has never been cleaner or our drying time less.”

$1,099 $1,349 at Wayfair

Save $130: Le Creuset 5.25 Qt Enameled Cast Iron Signature Deep Oven

blue pot with lid

Pick a color, any color. (Photo: Wayfair)

If you’ve always yearned for a Le Creuset, now’s the time to make your move. This 5-quart Dutch oven will quickly become an MVP in your kitchen — and it makes a fantastic gift if you have a wedding or special birthday to buy for.

My designer’s eye loves the rich Le Creuset colors. Let this pot live on your stove all the time. It’s the chicest kitchen accessory ever. Want to peruse the options? Look here.

This five-star reviewer has the right idea:”This is the perfect wedding gift for those who love to cook.” It also makes an excellent and worthy gift-to-self.

$250 $380 at Wayfair

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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