Monthly Archives: November 2017

How to Choose the Right Sofa for Your Needs

High-legged furniture set

Durable, comfortable, and attractive – the three criteria most people have in mind while shopping for a new sofa. It should come as no surprise that finding one that will check all of those boxes is sure to be an investment, and the process can be a headache.

No one wants the buyer’s remorse that comes from a hastily-made decision. If you’re wondering how to choose a sofa, here’s a quick guide to make the process a little easier.

Choosing the Right Style

Before doing anything else, you need to figure out what style of sofa fits best in your particular space. Oftentimes people think they want a sectional because of the comfort and large seating capacity it offers, but neglect to take into consideration the size or shape of their room. Many times, a sectional either won’t fit, or is just wrong for the room.

So take some measurements of your room. Think about the shape:

  • Is it long and narrow, or square and closed-off? A sofa may be your best bet.
  • Is your room airy and open to the rest of the house? A large sectional can help to break up the space and mark the edges of a “room”, so to speak.

Also think about how you like to sit on a sofa, and how you will most likely be using it:

  • Do you prefer sitting in the center, or on an edge? If you like to lean on the arms, a sofa with high arms might be best.
  • If you prefer to lie down, you may get better use out of a sofa with lower arms because they’re easier for resting your head.

It’s also important to take into account the height and depth of the seat. If you are tall, deeper seats work better. But if you have a hard time getting up from being seated, a shallower seat is your best bet.

Choosing the Fill and Fabric

We all have different ideas of what makes something comfortable. Do you prefer a soft sofa you can collapse into, or a firmer, more supportive cushion? Or, do you like differing levels of firmness in the back and the seat? Try out sofas with varying degrees of softness if you’re not sure where your preferences lie.

In addition to fill type, you’ll want to take into consideration the sofa upholstery fabric. Fabrics play into the overall tone and feel of a room, and – obviously – the actual feel of the sofa. Perhaps you enjoy the look of textured fabrics, and the warmth they bring to a room, but do you like how they actually feel to sit on? You love the sophistication of leather, but it’s also slippery on clothing, sticky on skin, and can be cold. Microfiber is low-maintenance and easy to clean, but the “swirl” marks might get on your nerves.

Sit and lie down on different fabrics until you feel confident in what’s right for you.

Take Your Time

Do your research. Shop around. Really get to know your options. It’s a big purchase and a big decision, so don’t rush into anything or let people pressure you.

Top Cyber Monday Luxury Furniture Deals

White outdoor sofa set

Have you been putting off buying furniture for your backyard until you find the perfect piece? Is it time to refresh your living room with a new sofa or sectional? Have you been looking for the right chair to complete a room? Now is the perfect time to shop for new, luxury furniture with RST Brands’ Cyber Monday furniture sales.

Top Cyber Monday Deals

Don’t miss out on these great deals. The more you spend on Cyber Monday, the more money you’ll save. The sale takes place from 6 PM MST on 11/26/17 through 11/29/17.

  • Spend $0-$999 and save 15%.
  • Spend $1000-$1499 and save 25%.
  • Spend $1500 or more and save 35%.

To apply the discount, enter the code cyberfun17 when you check out.

Cyber Monday Furniture Sales

Take advantage of our luxury furniture sale. We’re offering great prices on beautiful pieces of furniture for both indoor and outdoor use. Browse our website to find pieces you’ll love for your home.

Outdoor Furniture

No backyard is complete without a set of beautiful outdoor furniture. No matter whether you’re looking for a peaceful oasis to think or read outside or a gathering place to hold parties with your friends and family, you can find the perfect outdoor furniture set at RST Brands.

Choose between high-quality outdoor sofas & sectionals, loungers, hammocks, or outdoor dining sets. Our outdoor furniture comes in a variety of colors and is made with outdoor-safe materials.

Living Room Furniture

Your furniture is an essential element of making your house a home. At RST Brands we offer a great mix of sofas and sectionals to meet the needs of your living room. We offer several different styles and colors to match the size, design, and decor of your space.

Our top Cyber Monday deals apply sitewide. Don’t forget to check out our beautiful selection of chairs and ottomans. All of our furniture is made with top-quality materials in order to provide you with long-lasting pieces you’ll love.

The Best Black Friday Furniture Sales

Orange outdoor seating and dining set

Don’t miss the top Black Friday deals on RST Brands furniture. From 11/22/17 at 6 PM MST to 11/26/17 6 PM MST, we’ll be offering significant discounts on our luxury furniture sitewide. This year, the more money you spend, the more money you’ll save starting with 15% off your entire purchase.

  • Save 15% on orders from $0-$999
  • Save 25% on orders from $1,000-$2,499
  • Save 35% on orders of $2,500 or more

Use the promotion code fridayb17 to apply the savings. Don’t forget to share the code with your friends and family.

RST Brand Luxury Furniture for Sale

The Curated Room

The Curated Room collection solves the struggle of trying to piece together a cohesive atmosphere or look. You don’t have to wonder if this chair matches that table and that couch. Put simply, the RST Brand curated room take the stress out of redecorating with classic pieces perfectly matched together.

Outdoor Dining Furniture

The right outdoor furniture set can change your backyard from a plot of land into a gathering place. However, not all outdoor furniture is created equal. Our outdoor dining sets elevate a backyard space with high-quality design and style. We offer several options that can accommodate both small, intimate groups as well as larger gatherings.

Coffee Tables

RST Brands offers a collection of unique and stylish coffee and side tables that match a variety of designs and tastes. Each piece is made with top-quality materials to ensure a long life. We provide several different sizes, shapes, functions, and styles to accommodate our customers’ preferences.

Don’t miss out on these luxury furniture Black Friday deals. Use the limited-time promo code fridayb17 to save money from 11/22/17-11/26/17.

How to Prepare Your Home for a Happy Thanksgiving Day

Woman setting outdoor dining table

Thanksgiving is much more than sitting down to eat a delicious turkey dinner (with some football thrown in for good measure). It’s about getting together with family and friends, sharing unforgettable moments, and creating wonderful memories. This may sound fantastic, but to make sure that you have a happy Thanksgiving day, you’ll want to do a bit of planning and preparation.

To help you have the best Turkey Day, here are some tips for preparing your home.

Seating Arrangements

Seating arrangements are sometimes an afterthought, but they shouldn’t be. By strategically planning who sits where, you can help encourage pleasant conversations (and maybe avoid some of the drama that accompanies family get-togethers all too often). Make some table place cards with guests’ names – you can find great fall party ideas on Pinterest or Instagram that include free templates to design your own. These templates save you time (and grief) and are easy to make.

Decorating your House

Decorating your house for Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a chore; all it takes are a few small changes. Add some autumn-themed accent pillows to give your house a cozy feel. Take out your board games and place them on side tables or coffee tables for guests to use as they wish. Then add a few of your favorite seasonal decorations here and there to tie it all together. Some classic Thanksgiving decorations ideas that don’t take too much time include a wreath for the door, candles, and decorative gourds.

Go Outside

If weather permits (and depending on the climate of where you live), why not dine outside? Put your outdoor dining set to use. Set up additional tables as needed for serving. Some comfortable outdoor seating would be great for overflow seating or if you’d rather not dine outside your family and friends will still have the option to take a breath of fresh air if they need to. Leave a few side tables next to your patio seating, so guests can set down drinks and plates.

Prepare for the Football Game

If football is a part of your Thanksgiving Day celebration (as it is for millions of Americans), having multifunctional furniture will provide the perfect seating arrangements and space for your guests to watch the game comfortably. Ottomans are great, for example; they can either provide extra seating or a place for guests to relax their legs (if their team is winning).

By pairing sofas with armchairs and bar stools, you give your guests more seating options and allow them to move around easily. If you want a more intimate feel, and you do not have a large guest list, a cushy sectional that is sized to your living room will be perfect for the event.

Relax and Have Fun

These are just a few Thanksgiving party ideas that hopefully will help you have a happy and relaxed day with your friends and family. After all, that’s what Thanksgiving is all about! You’ve planned a great day, and now it’s time for you to enjoy it and have fun.

RST Brands Showcased at Casual Market Chicago

Chicago Casual Market

In mid-September, RST Brands had the exciting opportunity to showcase their high-end lines of indoor and outdoor furniture at the annual Casual Market Chicago. As one of the largest trade shows in the U.S., Casual Market Chicago is a four-day exhibition put on by Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. that allows manufacturers to display their latest products and connect with customers on a personal basis. With more than 250 vendors at this year’s Casual Market Chicago, RST Brands was proud to stand out as one of the best patio furniture retailers in the luxury outdoor furniture industry.

Our Displays

Innovation and creativity are at the heart of great design. While showcasing their furniture at the Casual Market Chicago event, RST Brands applied both of these qualities to design a booth that was both attractive and provided people with an experience that showed what makes RST Brands stand apart from their competitors.

At the Casual Market Chicago, RST Brands displayed many high-end outdoor and indoor furniture sets, including:

  • The Deco 9pc Dining Set that includes two arm chairs, six armless chairs, and a woven dining table with a faux wood top. With plush seating and vibrant colors, this dining set creates a welcoming outdoor dining set that’s perfect for both intimate family meals and fun nights of entertaining.
  • The Deco Loveseat & Ottoman features comfortable, durable, and maintenance-free materials for the perfect, elegant outdoor escape. The loveseat includes two coordinated accent pillows and a matching ottoman and is constructed with high-quality, powder-coated aluminum for years of durability.
  • The Deco Deluxe Wood Top Coffee Table is one of RST Brands newest designs and features a faux wood top that makes the perfect addition to any outdoor patio space. This table is the perfect centerpiece for keeping drinks, small plates, and books within reach and off the ground.
  • Cannes Club Chairs elevate peace and serenity in outdoor seating. With a design that looks as good as it feels, these club chairs make the perfect addition to existing deck furniture as well as standalone pieces for smaller spaced.   
  • The Cannes 6pc Love & Club Seating Set features comfortable thick cushions and contrasting grey weave that will give any outdoor living space style and class that would last for years.
  • The Vera 4pc Seating Group is beautiful seating option that’s built to last with durable design features. Designed with precision to be as comfortable as it is durable, this set has ample seating room with materials built to resist the elements.
  • The Knoxville Cream 4pc Seating Set is designed to help transform any outdoor space into a contemporary retreat. With smart proportions and durable materials to withstand the elements, this patio furniture set allows you to relax and settle in for a leisurely outdoor experience.

As all RST Brands products are featured online, this “Pop-Up Shop” exhibit-style concept allowed both customers and third-party retailers to have a hands-on experience with RST luxury products. Showcasing RST Brands furniture sets and pieces at Casual Market Chicago encouraged retailers to feature those products in their stores, giving customers more opportunities to explore RST Brands. However, customers are not limited to the instore design, because they can go online and customize the set of their choosing. This inline-to-online program gives customers the chance to personally see and experience RST Brands products before purchasing their furniture sets online and having them shipped directly to their home.

RST Brands and Cars 4 Kids Participate in Annual Ronald McDonald House Toy Drive

Luxury Cars

In 2008, several Utah car fanatics came up with a mission to benefit those in need while simultaneously congregating with other auto enthusiasts and enjoying the scenic byways of the Beehive State. The group set out along the Wasatch Mountains on a warm summer morning to deliver carloads of toys to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Today, nearly 10 years later, the Cars 4 Kids event continues to bring together car aficionados in an effort to collect toys, furniture, and other donations for Salt Lake City’s Ronald McDonald House.

This year, RST Brands founders Bill and Berkley Apgood had the opportunity to participate in the special annual event. Bill and Berkley decked out their cars with RST and Flow Wall logos that looked truly amazing and purchased several toys that would be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).  Furthermore, Flow Wall, a partner of RST Brands, donated three garage organization systems, as well as furniture, to help event staff maintain a comfortable, well-organized, and functional space in the organization’s “Magic Room,” where children are allowed to pick out a toy or stuffed animal to comfort them during their stay.

Along with having the opportunity to represent RST Brands during this charity drive, the Apgoods were also grateful to participate in an event that allowed them to give back to the community and show support to children in need. “This is a wonderful way that we can continue to build our brand name and get recognition while also giving back to our community,” Berkley Apgood said.

About the Cars 4 Kids Toy Drive

Though Cars 4 Kids initially supported children at Shriners Hospital, in 2015 they committed their efforts to helping the disabled and seriously ill children and families at The Ronald McDonald House of the Intermountain Area. For the fifth year in a row, Cars 4 Kids has partnered with local sponsors Performance Automotive Group and LUXE Auto Spa to host this annual event.  And while each year has sold-out, this year a record 85 drivers participated in this unique function that’s geared towards European, luxury, and exotic car enthusiasts.

Along with showcasing their cars as they drove through Utah’s scenic byways, drivers and their passengers got to display and share their awesome autos with patients and families at The Ronald McDonald House. With a toy drive being the primary purpose of the Cars 4 Kids drive, other donations, contributions, and monetary support are also donated to help comfort children and their families during their stay at the Ronald McDonald House.

About RMHC

For more than three decades, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area has been providing seriously ill or injured children and their families with a stable, welcoming, and comforting place to stay during treatments at hospitals throughout the intermountain region. With a mission to create a caring, supportive space for families, RMHC is able to help ease many of the day-to-day burdens that patients and their families endure during treatment.

By providing families with the support and resources needed to maintain a normal life during treatment for illnesses and disease, RMHC enables young patients and their loved ones to focus on the recovery, care, and support needed to aid in the healing process. As a temporary home-away-from-home, RMHC is dedicated to providing programs and services driven by love, support, and compassion.