Furniture sales — where to find the best deals this year

If you are refreshing your home, furniture sales offer the best chance to do it for less. Find out when and where to get the best deals

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Furnishing your home is not only what makes it usable, but beautiful, too. Whether you buy into the trends or not, there are so many ways the right furniture can impart the look you want, while creating somewhere to sit or stow items away. But, furniture often comes at a high price. And if you are creating a home for the first time, a furniture sale will always be a welcome sight.

That is why we keep track of all of the best furniture deals throughout the year. We know the best times to shop and where to find the prettiest furniture at the most affordable prices. It can be hard working out whether to take the plunge when you see a deal, so we have shared not only the best live sales, but also advice on when you should buy – and whether to wait – in our tips below.

So, if you have been lusting after a West Elm dresser, or have your eye on a multifunctional sleeper sofa from Wayfair, you have come to the right place.

Memorial Day sales are not too far away now, but there may be some prime deals with your name all over them, live right now!

Best furniture deals


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Previously we've seen 15% off storewide, with even better deals the more you spend. The brand has some of the <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">best sleeper sofas that are well worth a look, along with some great dining room and home office furniture.

Ashley Homestore

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Ashley Homestore currently has early President's Day price cuts on a wide selection of its bestselling furniture, including both indoor and in-stock outdoor lines that will have your backyard sorted for summer. Check back for Memorial Day deals.

Bed Bath &amp; Beyond

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In previous years, we've seen up to 50% off select outdoor furniture over at Bed Bath & Beyond as part of the brand’s early Memorial Day deals, as well as discounts on indoor furniture, home decor, bedding, kitchenware, and much more.

Birch Lane

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We expect 20% discounts on thousands of lines, including sofas, beds, dining tables, accent furniture, area rugs, and a whole host of outdoor furniture.


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Focusing on modular furniture that's a cut above your usual flatpack build, Burrow offers living room, bedroom, and home office furniture with contemporary styling that's ideal for renters. Right now, it has a clearance sale on area rugs, mattresses, and, beds.


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Home to plenty of swoon-worthy designer-look furniture at more affordable price points, the brand has some even better buys with up to $300 off if you're part of The Castlery Club.

Crate &amp; Barrel

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Previously, Crate & Barrel’s Memorial Day sale had some super stylish outdoor buys with 20% off selected rattan lounge sets, sleek sun loungers, and upholstered outdoor sectionals to kit out your backyard with designer looks for less. There are also double reward points on indoor purchases.


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The Floyd brand was founded as a reaction to the nine million tons of furniture that end up in landfill each year. The Floyd proposition is to create modular, adaptable furniture that can grow and expand with the user as their needs change, and to make as many parts as possible serviceable to avoid waste. Right now, you can enjoy 30% off all sectionals and 20% off everything else, sitewide.


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Although Frontgate's collections are generally a bit of an investment, the brand has offered a whopping 50% off sitewide for Memorial Day, with deals on dining, living, bedroom, and outdoor furniture. So if you've had your eye on a piece, it might be worth waiting until May. 


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Homary offered huge discounts of up to 80% off on Memorial Day last year, with big savings on both the brand’s indoor and outdoor furniture collections. Find decorative storage furniture, stylish nightstands, statement outdoor lounge sets, and much much more.

Interior Define

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Home to super stylish couches and sleeper sofas, amongst other living, dining, and office essentials, Interior Define has offered customers 20% off custom upholstered furniture, and 15% off home decor as part of previous Memorial Day promotions.

Joss &amp; Main

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Expect 20% off selected lines at Joss & Main on Memorial Day, including practical outdoor seating and stylish indoor furniture solutions, plus deals on home decor like rugs, lighting, and accessories. You have needed a code in the past, and we will share it here, once we have it.

Overstock | SALE NOW ON

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It's rare you won't find some kind of sale at Overstock and Memorial Day is no exception, with up to 50% off selected lines, including indoor furniture for every room in the house, and plenty of patio sets for backyard living.

Raymour &amp; Flanigan

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East-coast-based Raymour & Flanigan typically slash 35% off selected furniture deals, including sofas, dining tables, bed frames, and storage furniture on Memorial Day.

Scout &amp; Nimble

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There's 15% off select lighting and furniture at Scout & Nimble right now, which means some great savings on investment pieces from Savoy House and many more designer brands, plus plenty more great decor deals to be found. 


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We know the brand hosts some great deals on outdoor furniture around early Summer, with up to 30% off selected outdoor sofas, patio dining sets, and outdoor lounge chairs.

When is the best time to shop furniture deals?

Industry experts think late spring or summer are the best times to buy furniture. Prices can be lower due to stock rotation, and there are plenty of sales to shop including Memorial Day and July 4th. This is obviously a great time to buy outdoor furniture, but it isn't exclusive to patio furniture. Beds and other large indoor items are all up for grabs.

The other great time is November. Black Friday falls on the last Friday of the month, a term coined to denote the day after Thanksgiving when retailers cut prices for the biggest sale event of the year. We're seeing Black Friday furniture offers starting earlier than ever, with some going on at the beginning of November. The weekend of Black Friday sales is followed by Cyber Monday, which sees sales that run through to the start of December. 

Of course, it's good news for anyone struggling for space over Christmas and the New Year party season, as you can find great deals on extra seating, a sleeper sofa, or an extendable dining table before the rest of the holiday unfolds.

Once Black Friday is over, there is then a big push to clear stock around the New Year so check out the after Christmas sales, too.

Are Memorial Day furniture sales good?

Memorial Day is on the last Monday of May, and this year falls on May 27. The day commemorates those who have died in U.S. military service, and many use it as a time to visit cemeteries and memorials to pay their respects. For some, it has also now come to symbolize the unofficial start of summer, with many people taking time off on Memorial Day, to catch up with family and friends, with retailers offering seasonal discounts.

Although a time for getting the yard ready for summer, indoor furniture sees big discounts too as some stores clear space for outdoor stock. As it isn't considered prime time for getting cosy inside, you are likely to get some pretty good discounts on everything for couches to beds.

Dozens of top home retailers, including Apt2B, Burrow, and Castlery amongst others offer Memorial Day savings on everything from coffee tables to the best outdoor furniture, so it's a great time to take advantage of low prices.

Are Black Friday furniture deals worth it?

As mentioned before, Black Friday is a key furniture sale time. This is more because nearly every retailer has their biggest discounts now, rather than it being a key time for furniture. But, because of the seasonality, we do see some great offers on dining tables, beds and even outdoor furniture as retailers can't hold summer stock for much longer.

We don't think it is worth waiting for Black Friday if another sale event is round the corner though. As always, a good deal is only good if it is something you really want, so if you have your eyes on a gorgeous credenza for your hallway, or the Alaskan King bed you didn't think you ever afford, strike when you see one you love.

Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.