How to get the best Black Friday sofa deals

Shopping for a new sofa just in time for hosting the family at Christmas? We're here to do the deal-hunting for you this Black Friday

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Got your eye on a new sofa? This big ticket purchase can mean you'll lounge better – but you'll never relax on it properly if you know you've over-spent. So how to find the best Black Friday deals? Well, we've got plenty of budget sofas in our 2018 buyer's guides, but if you want to be sure you've got the best-priced sofa deal this autumn, buying it here on Black Friday (and in the run-up to the big weekend) is your best option because we'll be updating this page DAILY so you can get the very best bargain. 

Find all the latest bargains on our deals page.

WHEN IS BLACK FRIDAY 2018?

This year's Black Friday is on Friday 23rd November, with sales lasting for about a week or so, and some retailers, such as Amazon, often cutting prices well before. In other words, keep your eyes peeled for great deals from the beginning of November onwards.

Can you get great Black Friday sofa deals?

Yes – lots of deals will last from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday and beyond. For more details on other deals to expect as well as tips and tricks, dos and don'ts and how the money-saving event really works, we've got you covered. 

Where should I shop for a sofa on Black Friday?

With homeware brands ever more attuned to the Black Friday buzz, you can expect big savings from some of our favourite brands.

So, you should be able to buy a sofa via Amazonand  John Lewis among others. And while we can't predict exactly who will be slashing prices on what just yet, why not take a look back in time with us to see what we might expect?

Last year saw Marks & Spencer knock a whopping 60 per cent off products across all its departments and Habitat treated customers to up to 50 per cent off, while Debenhams offered savings of 60 per cent off furniture. Very slashed their prices by 20 per cent on their furniture, and Black Friday 2016 saw them give customers a whopping 50 per cent off.

However, sometimes retailers opt out of Black Friday – which is why it's worth checking back here for updates because we'll be monitoring the best deals for you.

Are Black Friday sofa savings real?

Yes, but... since many products' prices change frequently, checking the price history of what you're planning to buy on CamelCamelCamel.com or PriceSpy will tell you whether the savings are real or not. These sites show you whether a price is likely to re-occur.

What's more, it's also likely that the sofa you're shopping for will be discounted again soon (think Boxing Day sales). Always check, rather than be distracted by the recommended retail price, especially on big ticket home buys.

How we'll help you find the best Black Friday sofa deals

Finding the deals is the trickiest part of Black Friday weekend. With so many retailers offering huge savings, it can be difficult to know where to start looking.

The good news? We’ll provide a guide to the best Black Friday sofa deals (and, since you ask, on everything for your home, including smart home tech devices, mattresses, storage, furniture, gifts and more). That way, we’ll do the browsing and you can snap up the bargains.

In terms of preparing, we've got you covered on all bases. Take a read of our features to make sure that when the 23rd November rolls around, you know what to expect.

How to buy the best sofa at the best price

Choosing a new sofa? Buying one online can be nerve-wracking BUT totally possible with our in-depth sofa buying guides. Check out these buyer's guides for the best deals and bags of guidance.

Buying guides:

Is my new sofa the right one?

Before you buy in a rush, desperate to score that brilliant sofa deal, check you've got the size right. Whether you want a corner, a recliner, a sofa bed or an armchair, check how different sofas will fit in your living room layout  by using masking tape or newspapers to create cutouts on the floor. 

Always allow for the footprint of the sofa and note the space needed from the slight lean of the back of the chair. If you're choosing a recliner or sofa bed, allow for extra room.

Looking for design ideas for small living rooms? Pushing furniture right back against the wall is only going to make a room feel smaller, even if it does mean you gain some floor space. It's best to go for a low, contemporary design with narrow arms. Sofas and chairs sat up on show-legs can also make a room feel bigger, as the floor can be seen beneath. 

Finally, always check that the sofa can fit through your front/back door. There's nothing worse than ordering the sofa of your dreams, and finding it won't fit into your house. 

For those with a modern living room which is open-plan, corner sofas are a good choice as they offer flexible seating for larger areas, and tend to seat more people on a smaller footprint. Mid-century style sofas with exposed legs also look great in modern homes, and suit traditional living rooms, too. 

High-backed or low-backed? It will depend on how you like to lounge. We strongly suggest trying before buying – but on a looks-only judgement, high-backed sofas and armchairs tend to look more formal and traditional, while low-backed ones more contemporary and laid-back.

Is the sofa construction right for you?

There are a few different types of materials used in sofas fillings, so choose depending on your priorities. Foam is firm and will retain its shape, while fibre is softer, but still hardwearing. A more expensive filling is feather, which is softer still, but you will need to keep plumping the cushions. Be aware that it can trigger allergies, so you might prefer a hypoallergenic synthetic fibre, such as a mono-polymer filling. 

If you choose a synthetic material, expect to pay more for a sofa that will last well without losing its shape. A combination of fillings is often used, such as seat cushions in a high-density foam with a fibre wrap, creating comfort and durability. Occasional turning is all the maintenance required.

If you're going to be using your sofa daily, be sure to find out what the frame is made of. Load-bearing parts should be made from a hardwood, such as oak, beech or ash. Softwoods like pine are more affordable, but do not have the longevity or resistance to warping of pricier hardwoods. To check the stability yourself, lift the front right leg six inches off the floor, and if the front leg follows, it's stable enough. Also, look for legs that are part of the frame, or screwed on/attached with dowels.

More Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

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