The’re just one day to go until the biggest annual shopping event of the year, Black Friday, and we think it is the best time to pick up a bargain on bigger items such as a sofa or chest of drawers that you’ve been saving for.
Black Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving and runs until Cyber Monday, however most major retailers begin their deals a week before. And in the case of Amazon last year, deals launch as much as a fortnight ahead of the main day.
But this year, the retailer went one step further by launching its pre-sale a whole month early. To keep up with the best early Amazon Black Friday deals, read our guide.
Black Friday sales are ideal timing if you’re moving house, or need more furniture or white goods, as no one likes spending money on a washing machine. The event is also the perfect time to snap up smaller items such as vacuum cleaners, irons and toasters at discounted prices.
Throughout the sale we’ll be regularly updating our guides to the best deals, to help you navigate the many offers available. Read on for our round-up of the best early Black Friday furniture deals to shop now.
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The best early Black Friday furniture deals
Radius Oak Double Bed with Coen Mattress and 2 Bedside Tables: Was £1,535, now £935, Habitat
There’s a huge £600 saving on this set from Habitat that’s perfect if you’re furnishing a new home. The bed, double mattress and two bedside tables are everything you need to kit out a bedroom, with the furniture all made from solid oak and oak veneer. Adding a traditional wooden feel, it’s part of Habitat’s sale, which has discounts across sofas, armchairs, lighting and decor.
west elm mid-century bookshelf: Was £629, now £472, west elm
Featuring in our guide to the best bookcases, our reviewer praised its mid-century Danish design, noting that “it’s so authentic, in fact, that it wouldn’t look out of place paired with granny’s vintage sideboard”.
“The sharp angled bookcase offers four shelving spaces with an open one at the top for added versatility,” she added. We think you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better-designed bookshelf for the same price.
Zuma upholstered Ottoman bed: Was £280, now £174.99, Wayfair
There’s a huge £105 to be saved on this Ottoman bed which is available in natural, black and grey and ranges in size from single to small double, double and kingsize. The Ottoman style means the bed has plenty of space underneath for storage: perfect for packing away anything you’re not using right now. You do need to assemble the bed, and with this in mind Wayfair has included a video on its website showing the basic steps. Plus, there’s a one-year warranty. The bed doesn't come with a mattress, but if you’re looking for one, check out our Black Friday guide to mattress deals too.
M&S has slashed prices on selected homeware and furniture items by up to 40 per cent. There’s over £50 to be saved on this floor lamp that has a chic minimal design and won’t take up too much space. Perfect to have near a makeshift home office or when you want a warmer light for watching TV in the living room after work, it’s a brilliant bargain to pick up.
Isabelle and Max booker children’s chair: Was £129.99, now £52.99
If you’re looking for a furniture piece to liven up your child’s nursery or playroom, this space-themed chair – with a mighty 59 per cent off – could just be the ticket. It’s designed to hold a weight capacity of 45lbs (so definitely for kids only!) and has a wooden frame and rounded edges for comfort and to ensure no knocks.
There is some assembly required, and it comes with a six-month warranty as well as the advice to wipe clean with a damp cloth in case of (inevitable) spills.
Mercury Row lena coffee table with storage: Was £251.18, now £196.99, Wayfair
This modern looking coffee table comes in a high gloss finish and has two shelves for coffee, and books (or whatever you like). It’s sturdy, holding up to 20kg of weight and while you do need to assemble it, we’re guessing from the streamline design that this won’t be too complicated. And if you’re looking for gadgets for your home too, check out our top pick of Black Friday home appliance deals.
Odin Bamboo and white lacquer leaning mirror: Was £94, now £47.50, Habitat
This is a brilliant space saver, particularly if you’re living in rented accommodation and limited on budget and room. Bamboo is a water-resistant surface, so it can be a dresser in a bedroom or hallway, or ideal for a bathroom. It comes with a towel rail and shelf to hold your skincare routine, make-up essentials or jewellery.
Herman Miller Aeron Office Chair, Graphite: Was £1,099, now £934.15, John Lewis & Partners
There is no better time to invest in this office chair than while we are all working from home. You can enjoy 15 per cent off the Herman Miller aeron office chair during John Lewis’s early Black Friday sales, knocking more than £100 off its price tag.
The chair came out on top in our guide to the best office chairs, with our reviewer saying “from the moment we sat down in the Aeron, we knew we were onto a winner. The seat and back are supremely comfortable, pleasantly cool to the touch, and with a slight bit of bounce that gives the chair a great sense of responsiveness,” concluding that the chair is a “true work of art.”
Debenhams Amalfi velvet Eliza loveseat: Was £1,190, now £595, Debenhams
If you’ve improved your home cinema set-up thanks to our round-up of the best TV deals, then you’re going to want to make sure you’re sitting comfortably while you stream your favourite boxsets. Enter this loveseat.
Tailor the design to suit your living space by choosing a fabric, from textured weave to velvet, and a particular colour. If it were us, it’d be this velvet pink number along with the matching two-seater sofa. With 50 per cent off the range, it appears that Christmas really has come early.
Made Asara hallway storage bench: Was £229, now £189, Made
This pine wood green velvet and brass bench is an easy way to upgrade any hallway space, but would work equally well in a bedroom. Elegant but practical, the coat rail with a small circular shelf means you can use it to add space back into your wardrobe and keep everyday essentials to hand at all times.
Nantucket 3 Seater Chaise (Left-Hand): Was £1,899, now £1,519, M&S
M&S is currently offering 20 per cent off when you spend over £999 on furniture or 10 per cent off when you spend over £499. This means this three seater sofa, available in 78 different fabrics, has over £350 off its full price. Perfect for stretching out in front of the TV or for a snooze, its design is simple and the upholstery fabric is treated with an Aquaclean technology, so most stains will be able to be removed with just water.
Furniture Village orson 7 light pendant: Was £499, now £359, Furniture Village
The mid-century design gives off a real retro feel, and the opal white glass gloves on the brass frame will elevate any colour scheme, but really packs a punch against a dark backdrop.
You’ll likely have seen iterations of this style from expensive designer brands, so this is a great affordable alternative and currently 28 per cent off. We don’t know about you, but this is exactly what our living room has been missing, we’re sold.
MAZE Minne Mae wire and birch side table: Was £270.00, now £216, Selfridges
In Selfridges early Christmas sale, you’ll find up to 20 per cent off furniture, homeware, electricals, fashion and beauty, simply use the code SELFCCE at the checkout. We love this side table that doubles up as a magazine rack that’s perfect if you’re short on storage and floor space. It’ll keep your home free from clutter while still being stylish.
Ormond King Size Ottoman Storage Bed: Was £849, now £679, Made
This blue velvet bed has 20 per cent off, so if you were hoping to pick up a deal before Christmas, now is the perfect time. It doesn’t just look good, it has plenty of storage space under the ottoman too, whether it's bedding, clothing or Christmas decorations you want to stow away out of sight.
Silentnight miracoil 3 Pippa ultimate pillowtop divan bed: Was £449, now £249, Very
Short on space, or simply looking for ways to hide some of your belongings? This divan bed might just be the answer to your needs. Choose to have either two or four drawers that pull out to reveal ample storage space. With a range of colourways on offer, there’s something for all bedroom interiors.
Lagom natural rattan chair: Was £169, now £139, Very
Tap into the rattan trend and snap up this deal on Very’ boho offering. The open style weave on natural rattan is given a contemporary twist with black slim legs and a rounded silhouette. Very has early Black Friday deals throughout the site, but be sure to not miss out on this steal which is reduced by £20.
Quilda oak two-tier vintage coffee table: Was £165, now £123.75, La Redoute
There are early Black Friday deals side-wide on La Redoute and we love this oak coffee table – a practical yet stylish addition to any living room. A contemporary twist on a vintage look, the two tier table features 50s style edges and tapered legs with a varnish finish. Show off your coffee table books in style and make the most of 25 per cent off.
Mamas & Papas Heaton cot bed, changer and wardrobe: Was £999.99, now £599.99, Very
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From a brand that’s been making nursery furniture since the Eighties, you can trust that this set is built to last, and it’ll easily see your little one through their first four years. Included is a cot that converts into a toddler bed, a double wardrobe, and a dresser/changer – all for under £600. With 40 per cent off, this is a great buy for first-time parents.
Telford 110cm dining table with 2 benches- light oak effect: Was £169, now £119, Very
Whether it’s the casual vibe or to save space, bench dining is a great way to get everyone together. Featuring a 110cm table, and 2 matching benches that fit underneath, built on a square metal frame, this is the perfect dining set to add an industrial vibe to your dining area.
Sofa Workshop Christopher sofa bed: Was £3,995, now £2,397, Sofa Workshop
A brand to know when it comes to high-quality sofas, and it’s appeared in our review of the best sofa beds. Featuring slim pillow-topped seats and wide arms, this looks like the perfect piece of furniture to get cosy on this winter. It manually opens into a sofa bed, making it ideal for hosting guests (when that’s allowed again). Coming in a range of colours, there’s bound to be something to suit your preferences.
Brushed and glazed solid oak chest of drawers: Was £429.99, now £364.99, Oak Furnitureland
Save £65 on this parquet chest of drawers made from solid oak, part of a site-wide sale on furniture that includes up to £205 off on chests of drawers. With its decorative pattern, it’s a statement mid-century modern addition to any room. Five drawers mean plenty of storage space and it’s a steal at just £364.99.
Everett Extendable Bookcase: Was £195, now £136.50, La Redoute
Take advantage of 30 per cent off this extendable white bookcase from La Redoute during its early Black Friday sales. You can adapt the bookcase width-wise to your space needs with it easily pivoting if you’d like it tucked into the corner of a room. Show off books and plants or store toys in the contemporary looking case. A bonus? It’s eco-friendly and certified by an environmental label promoting sustainable forest management.
Crema sofa, tip dyed camel: Was £4,495, now £2,697, Sofa Workshop
Sofa Workshop is offering 40 per cent off throughout November in the run up to Black Friday, and this stylish and contemporary sofa is not to be missed. Save £1,798 on this three seater that includes slim cushions, inset arms and classic T-shape seat cushions with minimal metal feet. We love it in the tip dyed camel which gives it a retro yet chic look.
Very Seattle ready assembled TV unit: Was £299, now £179, Very
Have you taken advantage of the best Black Friday TV deals and purchased a new model, or perhaps you’re looking to give your living room furniture a spruce? This stand will do the job.
Made from solid pinewood and painted grey, it’s ideal for matching with a range of colour schemes. The open shelving space can be used to keep remote controls safe, all you need to do is make sure your family put them back. While this fits a 42in, it also comes in a variety of bigger sizes, including this 46in number. With 40 per cent off, you’ll have to move fast.
Alexander and James new England Newport 3 seater leather sofa: Was £2,265, now £1,695, Furniture Village
If you like a timeless and traditional looking sofa, we think this Chesterfield style would be perfect. You’ll be sitting comfortably thanks to the sprung seats and foam-filled back cushions, and the leather will age well. There’s space enough for three people, but if there’s more of you, the co-ordinating armchair is also on offer and would look lovely in any living space.
When is Black Friday 2020?
The 2020 sale will take place on Friday 27 November and run through to Cyber Monday, 30 November.
While the main event lasts for four days, some retailers have already kicked off their Black Friday sales with early bird deals, with the likes of Amazon launching a pre-sale a whole month before the day itself, and Superdrug and Boots following suit. We’re expecting other brands to kick off their sales even earlier than last year, too.
The furniture Black Friday deals to expect
Shoppers had a huge selection of deals to enjoy last year, including Marks & Spencer who reduced its furniture prices by up to 50 per cent, across products like sofas, mattresses and beds, with a section dedicated to deals that would be delivered in time for Christmas.
Contemporary brand Swoon also gave customers 25 per cent of all its full price items on-site, applied automatically at checkout, while Made offered free delivery and 20 per cent of selected lines from its stylish line up of beds, sofas and coffee tables.
As for 2020, Wayfair has revealed that its Black Friday sale will run from 20 November to 4 December, meaning there will be two weeks worth of deals to enjoy. It will be offering free shipping on all orders between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with sofas from £249 and beds and mattresses from £99. Keep your eyes peeled for more details closer to the time.
ScS has also already announced its Black Friday 2020 sale. Running from 17 to 30 November, the brand will be offering up to 65 per cent off sofas and carpets, as well as an extra £25 off voucher which can be spent both online and in-store.
Further discounts will be available on Black Friday itself, with up to 30 per cent off brands such as Endurance, Pepe & Atlas and Inspire.
Sofa Workshop is offering 40 per cent off everything on its website for the whole of November, with some discounts of more than £1,000. All of its pieces are handmade in its own workshops, making each sofa bespoke.
Last year, Habitat also had an extensive line up of deals last year that were up for grabs until 2 December, including £150 off all sideboards and £75 off dressing tables.
Sofology took an environmentally conscious approach in 2019, planting a tree for every sofa sold between 29 November and 8 December.
Carpetright had up to 50 per cent off its carpets and flooring, while for soft furnishings and finishing touches of decor, Zara Home offered 20 per cent for customers on its app, and Oliver Bonas had 25 per cent discounts across selected lines.
How to get the best Black Friday furniture deals?
For some brands such as Oliver Bonas, customers can get early access to sales by signing up to its newsletter and creating an account ahead of Black Friday.
We think the key to making the most of this annual event is not getting sucked into discounts that look too good to be true.
Instead, come up with a list of products you're actually interested in before the big day. That way, you won’t buy things you don’t actually want, but look a good deal.
Shop around for the best price, and make sure you know the actual RRP of the product, so you’ll know a good deal when you see one.
When shopping for bulkier items, keep in mind too that delivery times will often be longer so keep your eyes peeled for details on whether or not your new sofa will arrive by Christmas.
Here at IndyBest, our team will also be handpicking the biggest savings to shop throughout Black Friday, so make sure you check back here regularly. We’ll also be covering TVs, laptops, fashion, beauty and kids toys.
How long will the Black Friday discounts last?
The main day is Friday 27 November, and for the majority of retailers and homewares brands, Cyber Monday is typically the last day to bag a bargain, but some do extend their offers into early December, such as Habitat did in 2019.
For a full list of stores expected to get involved, we’ve rounded up the retailers taking part in Black Friday, and they range from fashion, homewares, tech, beauty and gaming brands, such as Asos, AO, BT, John Lewis & Partners and M&S.
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