Look, it’s no secret that we’re positively horny for interior decorating (even if our apartments have less square footage than a McDonald’s Playplace), and we have yet to get sick of mid-century modern furniture, shag rugs, and nice planters for the fiddle-leaf fig trees that we will eventually kill due to negligence. (But we’ve only had them for three months, so right now they still look pretty good!)
These are a few of the many reasons why we just can’t quit West Elm—and why should we? They make bed frames that will impress your gainfully employed Hinge dates, home office furniture that instantly makes you feel promoted, and bed sheets that beg to be rumpled in a patch of sunlight in an expensive loft. But lord, we love us some deals, and we’d like to remind you that stuff on sale is the same stuff that was once full-price, but cheaper!
West Elm’s sale section is positively poppin’ right now with sectional sofas, fancy bedding, and more, so here’s our rundown of the stuff you’ve simply gotta pick up if you’re in the market for some home upgrades. Tell your cart we say hi [winks].
Save $200+ on this classic sectional sofa
Once you go sectional, you never go back—because why would you stop kicking your feet up during the Warrant episode of VH1’s Behind the Music? The super-versatile Urban two-piece chaise sectional is marked way down in multiple colors and styles; toggle the custom tool to see your exact savings, but the config below is a whopping $259 off.
This retro cabinet is half off
Yep—it’s marked down from a G to just under 500 bones. We’re feeling the woven cane doors and adjustable shelving, so you can use it to stash your best ceramic dinner sets and salad bowls, or put a TV on top and use it as a media console. It would look A+ in any room in Don Draper’s swanky NYC apartment—and yours.
These recycled glasses look expensive (but they’re not)
If you need a vacay but have noticed that everything is, uh, real pricey right now (including airfare), bring the Baja resort to your patio with these recycled Mexican drinking glasses that are the perfect vessels for all the guava margaritas and Japanese whisky highballs you can drink this summer. They come in four different colorways, and you can snag ‘em for as low as $10. We’re particularly fond of these low-rider wine glasses that look classy, but are sturdier than the usual long-stemmed bois.
The linen sheet set you’ve been waiting for
So you’ve heard that linen sheets are the best, especially in the summer, thanks to their breathable weave, light feel, and classic good looks. But you may have noticed that they’re not cheap, either—which is why we’re excited to see these striped linen sheets on big-time sale. They’re made from European flax, in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility, and will get softer with every wash. Plus, we’re feeling those neutral, soothing stripes. Save $21 on a set RN.
This Cloud sofa dupe is $450 off
For those who have been daydreaming of Restoration Hardware’s very popular, very expensive, sink-right-in Cloud sofa but don’t have a bazillion Benjamins to drop, gather ‘round. What if we told ya that you could save $450 on the very similar West Elm Hampton sofa just by opting for a sectional chaise on the left side instead of the right side? Yep—it’s for real.
This yassified/millennial Pixar Lamp is a whopping $50 off, and the kind of mid-century modern piece that would look great in any room of your house, from office and living room spaces to the more unexpected corners, such as the kitchen; how nice would that matte, olive green dome look next to a bowl of oranges and your favorite cookbook?
The perfect side table for your book/negroni
We can think of an objet or 20 to put on this mango wood side table, from fancy Taschen art books to frosty martinis (also with 20 olives). A beautiful side table is such an important investment piece for your home and life, because you’ll be able to adapt its purpose as you change apartments; one year it might be a nightstand, and the next it could become a plant stand, living room side table, or pedestal for this impeccable Memphis Group sculpture by Patricia Volk.
This best-selling faux potted fiddle leaf fig
Plants are tight, but we’d be lying if we said we were as invested in our baby begonias now as we were during lockdown. Besides, who has the kind of the apartment with enough light for a fiddle leaf fig? Those suckers need to be blasted with Sunny D. Luckily, West Elm makes a best-selling faux fiddle fig that comes with its very own pot, and will leave your guests none the wiser. Scoop it one up at $20 off.
We look forward to spilling our Old Fashioneds all over your new digs when you invite us to your next house party. Cheers!
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