Here at Trendsicle we’ve been covering sales and deals every month on hundreds of popular products since 2017. From years of data we’ve discovered some of the best times of the year to score the best deals (here’s how we do that). This time around we’re covering all sorts of indoor and outdoor furniture. Let’s do this!
Furnishing your home with the perfect furniture pieces is not just about functionality; it’s about creating a space that reflects your style, comfort, and personality. However, finding the ideal furniture at the right price can sometimes feel like a daunting task. The timing of your purchase can significantly impact the cost and quality of your furniture.
Let’s dive into the art of timing and explore the best times to buy furniture, offering insights and strategies to help you make savvy purchasing decisions for your home. Whether you’re seeking a statement sofa, a cozy bed, or a stylish dining set, understanding the optimal times to buy furniture can help you achieve your interior design dreams without breaking the bank.
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Quick stats and facts based on our own internal data, experience, and years of covering all sorts of furniture sales (from couches and chairs to beds and tables). Plus, it’s fun to see numbers move, right?
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The Best Month to Buy Indoor Furniture
While there isn’t always a single “best” month for buying furniture that applies universally, there are a few months throughout the year where you’re more likely to find significant discounts and promotions. One of the biggest months we’ve seen over the past seven years is…February!
New Inventory, Who Dis: Many furniture retailers offer end-of-season clearance sales in February to make room for new inventory. This is particularly true for indoor furniture, as stores begin to transition from winter to spring collections. You can find discounts on popular items like sofas and couches, dining sets, and bedroom furniture as retailers clear out remaining winter inventory.
Presidents’ Day Sales: Presidents’ Day weekend, which falls in mid-February, is known for its major sales on indoor furniture. Many retailers often offer significant discounts, promotions, and special financing options during this holiday weekend to attract shoppers. It’s a great opportunity to score really big deals on furniture for almost every room in your home.
New Year Clearance: In the early weeks of February, retailers may continue to offer clearance discounts on leftover holiday inventory, including furniture. You can take advantage of these clearance sales to find markdowns on items that didn’t sell during the holiday season, such as holiday-themed furniture or decor.
Valentine’s Day Promotions: Now go with us on this one. While not as significant as other sales events, some online niche furniture retailers may offer special promotions or discounts around Valentine’s Day to appeal to shoppers looking to spruce up their homes for the holiday. Keep an eye out for limited-time offers or themed promotions that coincide with Valentine’s Day – like love-seats, bed frames, and more.
Pre-Spring Refresh: As the winter season starts to wind down, some consumers may be looking to refresh their homes in preparation for spring. Retailers may offer promotions or incentives to capitalize on this desire for renewal, making February a good time to find deals on furniture pieces that can give your home a fresh look.
What About The Traditional Sale Seasons?
Sure, outside of February you can find some really amazing indoor furniture deals during the times of year you may have guessed are going to majorly markdown prices.
Classic Holiday Weekends: Major holiday weekends, such as Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Independence Day, are still popular times for furniture sales. Many retailers offer significant discounts and promotions during these holidays to attract shoppers, especially online.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday: The weekend following Thanksgiving, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is known for its massive sales events across various product categories, including indoor furniture. Shoppers can often find deep discounts, doorbuster deals, and special financing options on furniture during this time.
End-of-Season Clearance Sales: At the end of each season, retailers may hold clearance sales to make room for new inventory. This typically occurs in late winter (February-March) and late summer (August-September). Shoppers can take advantage of clearance discounts on outdoor furniture in late summer and indoor furniture in late winter. And speaking of outdoor furniture…
The Best Time to Buy Outdoor Furniture
The best time to buy outdoor furniture typically coincides with seasonal sales cycles, clearance events, and promotional periods when retailers offer significant discounts and incentives to attract shoppers. While the optimal timing may vary depending on factors such as your location, local climate, and individual retailer strategies, there are several key times throughout the year when you can typically find excellent deals on outdoor furniture:
Late Summer to Early Fall: One of the best times to buy outdoor furniture is during end-of-season clearance sales, which typically occur in late summer (August) to early fall (September). As the summer season comes to a close, retailers begin discounting outdoor furniture to clear out remaining inventory and make room for fall merchandise. Shoppers can take advantage of significant markdowns, promotions, and clearance discounts on patio sets, outdoor seating, umbrellas, and more.
Holiday Weekends (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day): Major holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day, are popular times for outdoor furniture sales. Retailers often offer special promotions, discounts, and sales events during these holidays to capitalize on increased consumer demand. Shoppers can find competitive pricing and incentives on a wide range of outdoor furniture items, including dining sets, loungers, fire pits, and outdoor decor.
Pre-Spring Sales (Late Winter to Early Spring): In the late winter months (February to March), some retailers may offer pre-spring sales to generate excitement for the upcoming outdoor season. These sales events can provide opportunities to find discounted pricing and promotional offers on outdoor furniture before the peak buying season begins. Shoppers can take advantage of early bird specials, package deals, and incentives to refresh their outdoor spaces in preparation for spring.
While there are a few different months where you can score an amazing deal on a variety of furniture, through our analysis of our own internal data from the past 7 years, we’ve found that February is the best month to buy indoor furniture. When you’re looking for outdoor furniture, some of the best months include August and September, along with March. As always, the “normal” times of the year will still have great savings like Black Friday, Memorial Day and even the 4th of July – all of which have become huge online sales events.