The furniture industry is no different than every other kind of business; there is downtimes and upturns in the buying season.

No matter if you’ve just bought a new home or you’re renovating an older one, furniture shopping can be stressful. Looking for the perfect sale or the ideal time to buy can leave you feeling frustrated. We are here to help guide you through the buying process.

If your patio needs a facelift before you start hosting those summertime parties, late last summer would have been the ideal time to shop for outdoor furniture.

Typically August is the best time of the year to shop for patio furniture. Between the end of summer and early October, retailers are more adapt to slash prices on outdoor tables, chairs, and patio lounges. If you can make do with what you have now and wait until the end of summer, you’ll be happy with the considerable savings in the long run. In late spring and early summer, the demand is high for outdoor furniture and causes manufacturers to raise prices for the onslaught of initial buyers.

Getting the best deals takes a little persistence in watching the sale flyers as to when retailers expect to receive new merchandise. New inventory tends to hit showroom floors at the beginning of the year and near the end of summer. Take advantage of the best sales when businesses are trying to clear out their stock to make room for new products.

However, on the flip side of this. If you need a new sofa or dining room table, summer is the ideal time to purchase indoor furniture. The first of the year is also a great time to replace old or tattered furniture. June is the perfect time to hunt for pieces to update the inside of your home. Living room and bedroom sets, as well as tables and chairs, typically are priced to sell during the summer months.

Save even more if you can wait for annual sales.

Furniture stores love holiday sales! Normally, the best deals are found around long holiday weekends. It is usually time-consuming to shop for furniture, so they cater their sales around a time when furniture buyers are typically off work and can leisurely shop around.

Here is what you can find around each holiday:

Presidents Day is one of the two biggest holidays for furniture shopping and sales. It’s the best time of the year to shop for sofa’s, recliners, chairs, and love seats.

Memorial Day typically will land you the best deals on mattresses and bedroom sets.

Fourth of July sales mean showrooms are clearing out their outdoor furniture, making room for new products for the upcoming holiday season. At this event look for everything to be on sale, especially outdoor furniture

Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September and is one of the biggest sales events of the year. You’ll get the best savings on dining room sets and other case goods as we approach family gathering time. Rugs, lighting, and accessories are hot during this time. If you haven’t already picked up next year’s patio furniture, now is the time to check the clearance sections for pieces showrooms don’t want to carry over until next summer.


If you are looking for quality furniture in the Jacksonville, Florida area, The Furniture Gallery can introduce you to a wide range of options. Conveniently located in Orange Park near Highway 295, and serving clients in Jacksonville, The Jacksonville Beaches, Ponte Vedra, Orange Park, Fleming IsIand, Green Cove Springs, St. Johns, St. Augustine, Gainesville and the rest of the greater Jacksonville, St. Johns County and Clay County area. To make your purchase easy, The Furniture Gallery offers financing through Synchrony HOME™ and free layaway. Visit their showroom at 1956 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073, or call them at 904.272.2228 for any questions.  Be sure to visit their “Showroom Specials” page for current sales and clearance items.