The Best Labor Day Deals on Home Goods, Art, and Cookware

September 3, 2021 Off By Rec Room Staff

We never thought we’d spend as much time loafing around our apartment, glued to My Strange Addiction and learning how to bake focaccia, as we have in the past year and a half. (Well, some of us did.) But we’ve come to appreciate our homes more than ever—and to notice things that could use an upgrade. The scratched-up nonstick pans that are probably leeching Teflon into your eggs… they’ve gotta go. The falling-apart IKEA futon you’ve had since junior year of collage, and that your roommate’s cat tore to shreds… probably time to replace it. The stained-ass mattress that’s served you well through a parade of Hinge dates… it’s seen better days.

Good news: Labor Day weekend is truly the best weekend of the year to get deals on home goods, furniture, mattresses, and even wall art. Everybodyyyy is out here having a huge sale—like, hundreds of dollars in savings on big-ticket stuff from bed frames to kitchen appliances, on sites from West Elm to Wayfair, from Brooklinen to Urban Outfitters. We dug around and found all the best deals for you so that you can deck out your overpriced-but-charming railroad apartment in all of the sexy adult stuff you deserve, from velvet conversation-pit sofas to mattresses that will cool off your night sweats. Enjoy!

Albany Park is offering 12% off a selection of its chic sofas and sectionals with code LABORDAY12, including our ultimate dreamboat, the Kova Pit.

AllModern: Get 20% off select furniture and décor with code GET20.

 Amazon: As usual, Amazon has deals galore—including on tech, home goods, and kitchenwares. Grab some marked-down AirPods or a WFH desk, or a new smart TV. Take 20% off the site's super-stylized gifts and homewares, including kitchenwares, roller skates, and more, with the code THEWORKS

Bed Bath & Beyond has a gigantic Labor Day sale going, with up to 60% off all kinds of home goods, small appliances, and whatnot. Some standouts: Save $100 on Breville's Barista Express, $50 off a Shark air purifier, $100 off select Dyson vacuums, up to 40% off on outdoor furniture, and up to 50% off select kitchen stuff. 

Bloomingdales is having a big ol' sale with 50% off full-price and clearance clothes, housewares, and more; use the code SAVENOW to take an extra 15% off select electronics.

Brooklyn Bedding is offering 25% off sitewide until September 14, which means you’ll be sleeping through your alarm in no time. 

Brooklinen will be offering 15% off sitewide until September 8 and their heathered cashmere is angel baby smooth. We recommend grabbing the Luxe Core Sheet Set, which comes in a bunch of neat colors.

Buffy will offer $50 off all orders over $300 with the code SHORETHING until September 7, and, man, have you been caressed by their hemp linen sheets yet? Unreal. 

Chewy is offering up to 40% off a bunch of  “pet favorites,” like this impeccable cactus cat scratch post, and if you spend over $50 on certain goodies, you’ll get a $25 gift card.

DRNXMYTH sounds like the name of Grimes’ next baby, but it’s actually a delish, handcrafted cocktail delivery service. They’re offering 10% off sitewide until September 7, so you can get Spiked Lemon Teas and Grapefruit Palomas fresh on your doorstep. 

Dyson, bar none in the world of sexy cleaning appliances, is offering savings of up to $150 on their vacuums through September 4. Just do it. Mom and Dad will be so proud. 

Edloe Finch makes beeeeautiful furniture and home decor, kind of like West Elm but a little more bohemian (see: this hippie-with-a-mortgage bed). They’re offering 12% off a selection of living, dining and bedroom furniture with code LABORDAY12

Ergoal sells rad office and gaming chairs with much needed lumbar support, and they’re offering $100 off all their chairs with the code LABOR, and $200 off the Variotouch desk with the code LABOR200, until September 6. 

Misen makes chef-level knives and cookware at reggo person prices, and now they’re even more affordable at 20% off with the code READYFORFALL until September 6. 

Overstock has a characteristically monster sale going, with up to 70% off a wide range of furniture and housewares. Plus, just about everything will arrive at your door via free shipping. We appreciate that.

Our Place is the cookware cult that keeps on giving.Their internet-famous pans and kitchen tools are rolling out with promos on different days: Get $50 off the Dinner for 4 Bundle today, and two Always Pans for just $200 on September 4; the Fully Prepped Bundle will be $35 off on September 5, and the Terracotta Always Pan will be marked down to $115.  

Pottery Barn is throwing a massive Warehouse Sale with markdowns up to 70% off until September 8. Treat yourself to some expertly crafted furniture, bedding, and home decor.  

RealEats, a high-quality, chef-prepared meal delivery service that “saves time, reduces food waste and supports farmers,” (we love you, farmers) is offering 25% off all meal plans with code GETREAL25 until September 30.

Society6 is offering 40% off art prints, framed art prints, tapestries, posters, canvas prints, framed mini art prints, mini art prints, metal prints, wood wall art, wall hangings, yoga mats through 9/7 and 20-30% off everything else.

Sur La Table is having a huge sale with tons of highly aspirational cookware at up to 70% off—from Le Creuset to Staub and beyond. Someone buy us an espresso machine?

TUSHY bidets—which we love, big-time—are $69 for Reverse 6/9 Day (whatever that is) and Labor Day weekend—in other words, the signature bidet is over 45% off from Friday, 9/3 through Monday, 9/6 when you buy one for you and one for your partner. 

Urban Outfitters—ah, we meet again—is offering an extra 30% off already-marked down sale styles through Labor Day weekend. 

Vertagear makes tubular gaming chairs that are “trusted by many Esports teams,” according to their site, and they’re offering 10% off everything until September 6. (Which means you can finally get a chair that lights up to go with your laser bed.)  

Wayfair is offering up to 70% off its huge assortment of furniture, rugs, etc. through September 6. Yeah, there's all the usual stuff—vaguely mid-century modern sofas, platform bed frames, neutral area rugs—but how can you resist this space-age bed with a built-in light strip?

West Elm is offering up to 70% off their oh so aesthetic furniture, outdoor goods, bedding, kitchen wares, and some particularly vibey lighting and rugs.   

Williams Sonoma, the store you’re always afraid to go into, is offering up to 75% off kitchenware, cookware, and more. Your mother will finally be proud of your kitchen. (Or possibly jealous.) 

Z Grills is offering up to $140 off pellet grills and accessories until September 11, which is perfect, since you just started making your own sausages, and you’ll need something to sear them on after you’ve gently coaxed them to delicious doneness.

The Best Labor Day Mattress Deals

Airweave—an innovative Japanese mattress company that uses airfiber® technology (no springs or foam!) to align your spine, relieve pain, and achieve a perfect night’s sleep—is one of our favorite under-the-radar mattress brands, and it's offering $100 off mattresses and toppers with code STAYCOOL100 until September 30.

Allswell, home of super high-quality mattresses for those who like it firm, is offering 15% off all its mattresses and 25% off everything else with code LABORDAY2021 through September 6.

Avocado—known for its hyper-eco-friendly, organic, entirely natural and non-toxic mattresses—wants you to save $150 on its Green, Vegan, All-Latex, and Vegan Latex mattresses using the code LABORDAY, through September 13.

Casper—which needs no introduction, but makes wildly popular mattresses, bedding, and dog beds—is taking up to 30% off mattress bundles, 15% off mattresses, and up to 55% off pillows, sheets, blankets, quilts, and more. Our recommendation: the super plush but supportive Nova mattress, and the brand’s super-soft sateen sheets.

Cocoon by Sealy’s Chill Memory Foam Mattress is 35% off all weekend, meaning you can snag a queen-sized mattress for just $799.

Leesa, one of the most affordable brands in the NWONM (New Wave of Nice Mattresses), is offering up to $500 off on its mattresses (!) depending on the size and model, and 20% off bundles, many of which include two free pillows.

Molecule, named the best mattresses and sheets for hot sleepers by Brit +Co. New York magazine, and The Sleep Sherpa, is offering 20% off sitewide with the code LABORDAY20.

Nectar is offering up to 31 percent off its affordable, highly rated mattresses, and you’ll get a free sheet set, mattress protector, and cooling pillow (a $399 value) with any mattress purchase.

Nolah are offering up to $300 off the Signature 12" Mattress and up to $700 off the Evolution 15" Hybrid Mattress—plus two free pillows. (Gotta have the spoonin’ pillow, amirite?)

Purple is offering up to $350 off bundles of its cult-fave mattresses and sleep sets, through Monday.

Tempur-Pedic are the OG when it comes to memory foam mattresses, and they still kinda rule all, TBH. Now through Monday, save 30% on the TEMPUR-Cloud mattress, $500 off the adjustable ultimate cooling TEMPUR-breeze mattress, and 40% on the TEMPUR-Topper Supreme, if you’re not ready to commit to a whole new bed but still crave that super-cozy sinking-in feeling.

The Rec Room staff independently selected all of the stuff featured in this story.