All the Best Sales to Shop This Month If You Need a Little Pick-Me-Up
Add a little joy to your day-to-day by taking advantage of these deals on cheerful wall art, dinnerware, patio furniture and more from some of our favorite retailers.
A little joy goes a long way these days. Now that we're all spending more time at home (and staring at the same four walls), it's all too easy to get sick of our surroundings and start to feel down. So, it's important to look for little things that lift our spirits, like a beautiful piece of art or a brightly colored baking dish for the kitchen. A small token of joy, if you will.
Best of all? Said token of joy doesn't have to cost very much at all. If you could use a little pick-me-up right about now, take a look at some of the best sales going on this month; you'll find deals on wall art, dinnerware, patio furniture and more. And if you don't see anything that you love, just keep checking back — I'll be updating this page throughout the month with other happy finds.
Updated May 18, 2020
You might not be able to go to the beach or lake for Memorial Day this year, but you can still have plenty of fun at home with a little help from Overstock's Memorial Day Blowout Sale. From now through May 21, get up to 70 percent off patio furniture, grills and even lawn games. Though you'll have your pick of classics like Horseshoes and Four-in-a-Row, I say go with this set of regulation cornhole boards. You can even customize them with beanbags in different colors.
Bring your outdoor table to life with a summery runner, serveware and candles that you got on sale at Crate & Barrel. If you shop with them this week, you can enjoy up to 50 percent off the freshest accessories of the season, which even includes this tablecloth featuring lush, overlapping leaves. Thanks to its modern palette of black, blush and green, you can use it from now all the way through the fall.
If your home's interior could use a little color, too, just take advantage of Crate & Barrel's other sale on pillows, throws and poufs. You can get up to 30 percent off select items in stock, including the pillows that make up this sunny yellow arrangement. Their happy hue and soft cotton-and-linen fabric will easily brighten your living room or bedroom.
Take your backyard from fine to fabulous with a new patio umbrella. Bed Bath & Beyond is actually having a sale on them right now, so you can get select ones — like this Destination Summer Solar Umbrella — for up to 25 percent off. The shady canopy will keep you cool during the day, while built-in solar LED lights will illuminate your space for use at night.
While you're at it, you may as well snag a new blender so you can kick back with a refreshing beverage. This CRUX Artisan Series 7-Speed is a great choice because it has a powerful one horsepower, 700-watt motor that lets you blend, liquefy and crush ice and fruit into the tastiest smoothies. Best of all, if you visit Bed Bath & Beyond right now, you can get it for 15 percent off and also get up to $50 off other blenders in stock.
When you're spending so much time staring at the same four walls, it's nice to have wall art that you love looking at. See for yourself by taking advantage of Kirkland's sale on canvases. For a limited time, you can get select pieces up to 50 percent off and breathe life back into all your favorite rooms. (Not to mention, boost your mood.) If it were up to me, I'd go with this image of ivory flowers in a glass vase; it would make an elegant and peaceful addition to any setting.
Want to make dining at home feel a little more special? Scoop up these stunning speckled blue glasses — or anything else from Pottery Barn's Summer Sale. If you shop right now, you can get up to 50 percent off furniture, decor, dinnerware and more. With their dotted design in deep marine blues, these glasses evoke thoughts of confetti and will make your whole family feel like they've sat down for an occasion, not just a meal.
Is there anything better than sinking your feet into a surprisingly soft rug? I think not. Indulge every time you walk across the living room or kitchen by snagging a new floor covering from Pottery Barn. You can get up to 30 percent off pieces like this rich, hand-loomed area rug, which will add texture and interest to your space with its Southwestern pattern.
Transform your kitchen or pantry into the tidy space you've always dreamed of with a little help from The Container Store. Right now, they're offering up to 25 percent off all kitchen and pantry projects, so you can score items like this acrylic water bottle holder for just $13. If it were up to me, I'd place it in the bottom of my refrigerator to keep things nice and corraled.
Give yourself something to look forward to after work and put your feet up via this chair and ottoman set now on sale at Target. If you visit their site right now, you can get up to 25 percent off select patio essentials, from bistro lights to boho chairs and benches. With its wide seating area, curved back and plush cushion, this one easily encourages relaxation.
Fact: Houseplants make us happy. Scientific studies have shown that they help reduce stress and generally put us in a more positive headspace. So why not add some fresh greenery to your space and reap the benefits? CB2's even having a sale on planters now through May 25, so you can get up to 30 percent off a new container. Personally, I love this terra-cotta one; its warm hue and graphic design will add a stylish touch to just about any setting.