Shopping for furniture that suits both your style and budget is a tough, but not impossible, task. If you make your purchase at particular periods of the year when sales abound, you can save money.

Whether it’s high time to replace your sofa or revamp your outdoor space with a new patio set, here’s when to buy.

Best time to buy furniture

The best time to buy furniture depends on the type of furniture you’re buying. Indoor furniture typically offers better discounts in the winter or summer months, while the best outdoor furniture sales happen between July and September. The periods for custom furniture deals vary.

It's prudent to note here how things are a bit different these days. The transition in the economy and a healing supply chain are impacting typical sales trends.

Indoor furniture: Winter, summer

The furniture industry tends to operate on a biannual schedule. New styles of indoor furniture hit retail floors every spring and fall, so if you’re looking to get a deal, you’ll want to start shopping in the months immediately before the new styles reach stores.

That means you’ll want to shop toward the end of winter (January and February) or the end of summer (August and September). Retailers will be discounting their old stock during these months to make room for the new styles.