Did Someone Say Sale?
While I typically dread the coming of Labor Day — a.k.a. the end of summer, there is one good thing about it: the sales. Traditionally, Labor Day is the last big sale time for furniture until January, and in some rarer cases the day after Thanksgiving. So if you’re in the market for new furniture, now is the time to score some good deals.
But be careful. It’s easy to be influenced by the price tag and buy something just because it’s on sale. I know I have, and I always regret it. The worst purchases we make are those influenced by discounts.
So take this weekend and the following week to see what’s available. Then compare your options, and if one of your favorites is on sale, score. If not, well, it’s up to you.
Just remember, if you only buy what you love, you’ll always be happy with what you have.
And while you’re looking around, you may want to check out William-Sonoma Home (enter UPHOLSTERY at checkout), West Elm and Horchow, they’ve started their upholstery sales early and their pieces are the ones pictured above.