The Best Ultra-Discounted Rugs From Wayfair’s 36-Hour Sale

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iStock.com/KatarzynaBialasiewicz

If you’re looking to decorate (or redecorate) your home, today is a great day to get started. Wayfair’s 36-hour flash sale is in full swing, and in addition to incredible furniture, appliance, and mattress deals, there are a ton of crazy-cheap rugs on sale. A great rug is the centerpiece of room design, adding warmth and coziness, providing color, and dampening sound, but floor coverings are typically a big investment—especially if you want to cover a lot of area. The “Way Day” sale ends today, though, so grab them quick. Here are some of our favorites.

Zipcode Design Peoples Blue/Beige Area Rug // Up to 92 Percent Off

A blue and beige area rug

Zipcode Design, Wayfair

Regularly $422, this colorful Turkish-made floor covering is currently going for $109 for the 5-foot-by-8-foot size. The 1-foot-8-inch-by-2-foot-10-inch version is just $28.

Buy it: Wayfair

Union Rustic Kreutzer Distressed Global-Inspired Area Rug // Up to 65 Percent Off

A gray area  rug

Union Rustic, Wayfair

You can get the 3-foot-by-5-foot size of this medium-pile area rug for as little as $50 (normally $126!), but the design also comes in a plethora of other sizes and shapes that will fit in any room. It’s made from stain-resistant polypropylene, meaning that it’s ideal for homes with spill-prone kids (or adults) or puke-happy cats.

Buy it: Wayfair

Mistana Brandt Area Rug // Up to 72 Percent Off

A yellow and orange area rug
Mistana, Wayfair

Add some pop to your living room or hallway with this low-pile, vintage-inspired Turkish rug. It’s stain and fade resistant, so it will fare excellently in high-traffic areas of your house. If orange isn’t your color, it also comes in blue, brown, gray, turquoise, and a whole host of other color options. You can get a 2-foot-2-inch-by-3-foot rug for $22, but the larger sizes are equally affordable. Get the 4-foot-by-6-foot rug for just $37—53 percent off the $78 retail price.

Buy it: Wayfair

Wrought Studio Walmsley Moroccan Area Rug // Up to 78 Percent Off

A patterned area rug in a living room

Wrought Studio, Wayfair

For fans of eye-popping patterns, this Moroccan-inspired floor covering is a durable, colorful option. The low pile is thin enough to fit under doors and is designed to not trap dirt. The rug also features nonslip backing and comes with a lifetime guarantee. The 5-foot-3-inch-by-7-foot-3-inch rug normally goes for $180, but it’s just $40 right now.

Buy it: Wayfair

Mercury Row Duhon Shag Area Rug // Up to 63 Percent Off

A gray rug with a crosshatch pattern

Mercury Row, Wayfair

If you’re looking for something cushier, look no further than this 2-inch-pile shag rug. It comes in gray with an ivory accent pattern or ivory with a gray accent pattern, and is available in a ton of sizes and shapes. Prices start at $37 for a 2-foot-by-3-foot rug. The 5-foot-1-inch-by-7-foot-6-inch option is a great deal at just $137—62 percent off the $362 retail price.

Buy it: Wayfair

Turn on the Brights Annmarie Area Rug // Up to 77 Percent Off

A colorful area rug in a living room

Turn on the Brights, Wayfair

This rainbow rug starts at $37, but beware: It’s already selling out. With a half-inch pile and a shed-free design, it’s a comfortable middle ground between a low-pile hallway rug and the thick shag in your bedroom. The 5-foot-by-8-foot area rug is just $84—72 percent off the almost $300 list price.

Buy it: Wayfair

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture

Wayfair/Weber
Wayfair/Weber

This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair
Brisbane/Wayfair

- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.
Dyna-Glo/Wayfair

- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.
GoSports

- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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10 Products for a Better Night's Sleep

Amazon/Comfort Spaces
Amazon/Comfort Spaces

Getting a full eight hours of sleep can be tough these days. If you’re having trouble catching enough Zzzs, consider giving these highly rated and recommended products a try.

1. Everlasting Comfort Pure Memory Foam Knee Pillow; $25

Everlasting Comfort Knee Pillow
Everlasting Comfort/Amazon

For side sleepers, keeping the spine, hips, and legs aligned is key to a good night’s rest—and a pain-free morning after. Everlasting Comfort’s memory foam knee pillow is ergonomically designed to fit between the knees or thighs to ensure proper alignment. One simple but game-changing feature is the removable strap, which you can fasten around one leg; this keeps the pillow in place even as you roll at night, meaning you don’t have to wake up to adjust it (or pick it up from your floor). Reviewers call the pillow “life-changing” and “the best knee pillow I’ve found.” Plus, it comes with two pairs of ear plugs.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Letsfit White Noise Machine; $21

Letsfit White Noise Machine
Letsfit/Amazon

White noise machines: They’re not just for babies! This Letsfit model—which is rated 4.7 out of five with nearly 3500 reviews—has 14 potential sleep soundtracks, including three white noise tracks, to better block out everything from sirens to birds that chirp enthusiastically at dawn (although there’s also a birds track, if that’s your thing). It also has a timer function and a night light.

Buy it: Amazon

3. ECLIPSE Blackout Curtains; $16

Eclipse Black Out Curtains
Eclipse/Amazon

According to the National Sleep Foundation, too much light in a room when you’re trying to snooze is a recipe for sleep disaster. These understated polyester curtains from ECLIPSE block 99 percent of light and reduce noise—plus, they’ll help you save on energy costs. "Our neighbor leaves their backyard light on all night with what I can only guess is the same kind of bulb they use on a train headlight. It shines across their yard, through ours, straight at our bedroom window," one Amazon reviewer who purchased the curtains in black wrote. "These drapes block the light completely."

Buy it: Amazon

4. JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock; $38

JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock
JALL/Amazon

Being jarred awake by a blaring alarm clock can set the wrong mood for the rest of your day. Wake up in a more pleasant way with this clock, which gradually lights up between 10 percent and 100 percent in the 30 minutes before your alarm. You can choose between seven different colors and several natural sounds as well as a regular alarm beep, but why would you ever use that? “Since getting this clock my sleep has been much better,” one reviewer reported. “I wake up not feeling tired but refreshed.”

Buy it: Amazon

5. Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light; $200

Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light
Philips/Amazon

If you’re looking for an alarm clock with even more features, Philips’s SmartSleep Wake-Up Light is smartphone-enabled and equipped with an AmbiTrack sensor, which tracks things like bedroom temperature, humidity, and light levels, then gives recommendations for how you can get a better night’s rest.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Slumber Cloud Stratus Sheet Set; $159

Stratus sheets from Slumber Cloud.
Slumber Cloud

Being too hot or too cold can kill a good night’s sleep. The Good Housekeeping Institute rated these sheets—which are made with Outlast fibers engineered by NASA—as 2020’s best temperature-regulating sheets.

Buy it: SlumberCloud

7. Comfort Space Coolmax Sheet Set; $29-$40

Comfort Spaces Coolmax Sheets
Comfort Spaces/Amazon

If $159 sheets are out of your price range, the GHI recommends these sheets from Comfort Spaces, which are made with moisture-wicking Coolmax microfiber. Depending on the size you need, they range in price from $29 to $40.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Coop Home Goods Eden Memory Foam Pillow; $80

Coop Eden Pillow
Coop Home Goods/Amazon

This pillow—which has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon—is filled with memory foam scraps and microfiber, and comes with an extra half-pound of fill so you can add, or subtract, the amount in the pillow for ultimate comfort. As a bonus, the pillows are hypoallergenic, mite-resistant, and washable.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Baloo Weighted Blanket; $149-$169

Baloo Weighted Blanket
Baloo/Amazon

Though the science is still out on weighted blankets, some people swear by them. Wirecutter named this Baloo blanket the best, not in small part because, unlike many weighted blankets, it’s machine-washable and -dryable. It’s currently available in 12-pound ($149) twin size and 20-pound ($169) queen size. It’s rated 4.7 out of five stars on Amazon, with one reviewer reporting that “when it's spread out over you it just feels like a comfy, snuggly hug for your whole body … I've found it super relaxing for falling asleep the last few nights, and it looks nice on the end of the bed, too.” 

Buy it: Amazon 

10. Philips Smartsleep Snoring Relief Band; $200

Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band
Philips/Amazon

Few things can disturb your slumber—and that of the ones you love—like loudly sawing logs. Philips’s Smartsleep Snoring Relief Band is designed for people who snore when they’re sleeping on their backs, and according to the company, 86 percent of people who used the band reported reduced snoring after a month. The device wraps around the torso and is equipped with a sensor that delivers vibrations if it detects you moving to sleep on your back; those vibrations stop when you roll onto your side. The next day, you can see how many hours you spent in bed, how many of those hours you spent on your back, and your response rate to the vibrations. The sensor has an algorithm that notes your response rate and tweaks the intensity of vibrations based on that. “This device works exactly as advertised,” one Amazon reviewer wrote. “I’d say it’s perfect.”

Buy it: Amazon

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