Floor Model Sale Master List: Save Big on Ex-Display Furniture

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Hey there, savvy decorators! If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for chic furniture pieces to elevate your home without breaking the bank.

We all know about name-brand outlets by now, but here’s a new one I’m thrilled to share – furniture floor model sales; where you can find ex display sofas, tables, accessories and more for a major discount.

floor sample sale tag

These display sales let you snag your favorite pieces at up to half the price. That’s right, up to a whopping 50% off!

Furniture samples vary from location to location, which makes it a fun one to browse if you have multiple stores near you.

In this guide, we’ll dive into the wonderful world of floor model sales and how they can turn your budget-friendly home decor dreams into a reality. From cozy sofas to chic mirrors, these sales are your golden ticket to affordable sophistication.

Let’s break it down: We’re going to check out the stores that do floor model sales, figure out when these sales usually pop up, see what kind of discounts you can count on, and find out how to stay in the loop.

Furniture Floor Model Sale Schedule by Brand:

So you want to find good deals on name-brand furniture. Ex display sales are the way to go if you aren’t near an outlet. For a quick glance, here is the brand and schedule breakdown:

StoreDiscountScheduleDurationHow to Sign Up
Anthropologie50% offMarch and September2-3 weeksIn-person at Design Centers
Serena and Lily20%+January and August4-5 weeksOnline
Pottery Barn10-40%Random~1 weekOnline
CB215-30%+RandomWeekend onlyOnline
Ballard Designs30-60% February and July2-3 weeksSocial Media

Here are the brands that offer furniture sample sales throughout the year at retail locations:

1) Anthropologie Sample Sale:

anthropologie store with floor sample sale sign

Twice a year, during design resets, these 28 Anthropologie Design Centers offer sample furniture at 50% off discounts on select items! These treasures may be in perfect condition or have slight wear and tear.

So when does it happen? Floor sample furniture sales start in September and March of every year and last 2-3 weeks.

Although the most recent Anthropologie liquidation sale JUST ended, you might have luck finding some straggler discounted pieces like I did a couple of days ago!

I found the Emma mirror, Mavis chandelier, Oak Farmhouse chair and three Perch stools for 50% off at the Walnut Creek design center!

Inventory availability will vary from store to store, but give yours a call to see if anything is left.

Want to be there on day 1 of the next sale? You can actually be notified about any upcoming floor model sales.

Just call your local design center and ask to be added to the floor model sale notification list. They’ll reach out to you once there are sale details!

If you’re lucky enough to live near an Anthro Outlet, definitely check out my top tips and tricks.

2) Serena and Lily Floor Model Sale

Serena and Lily design shops usually let you grab their floor samples at a sweet discount at their end of season sale.

It typically kicks off in January and August each year and lasts a 4-5 weeks. You can expect a decent 20% off to start, butt the longer those samples hang around, the better the deal gets.

You can sign up for email notifications for these events right here.

During these sales, you do typically have to wait a few weeks before you can pick them up (once their design set changes), so keep that in mind if you need something immediately.

Here’s a little story from one of my awesome supporters: she snagged a fantastic 35% discount on a Grady sofa during one of these floor model sales. Pretty impressive, right?

serena and lily floor model sale

And the best part? The folks working there are super helpful.

When she called to check on availability and explore fabric options, they had her back. The sales associate went the extra mile by sending her photos so she could make her purchase over the phone hassle-free.

Here are some of their floor model terms and conditions:

  • Thoroughly inspect items before purchase; all sales are final.
  • Full payment is required at the time of purchase.
  • Holding unpaid floor models is not allowed.
  • No cancellations, refunds, exchanges, store credits, or adjustments are offered.
  • These deals cannot be combined with other offers.
  • Pickup must be on the assigned date, unless authorized otherwise by Serena & Lily.
  • You are responsible for picking up and delivering your floor model purchase.
  • Inventory availability varies by design shop location.

So, even if you’re not living close to one of the Serena & Lily Outlets, these sample sales are a smart way to bring Serena and Lily style into your home without breaking the bank.

3) Pottery Barn Floor Model Sale

You can also find Pottery Barn closeouts, but they can be a bit tricky to predict.

From what I’ve gathered, it seems like they might target you based on your location and shoot you an email when there’s a sale happening.

You can get in on the action by signing up for their email updates over here.

pottery barn floor model sale

Just to give you an idea, I got an email about a sample sale at my local store in late August 2022, which was great.

But, funny enough, I didn’t hear a peep about a Pottery Barn flood sample sale happening way over in Glen Mills, PA in December of the year before.

pottery barn sample sale

It was quite the steal, lasting about a week, and the discounts ranged from 10-40% off. So, while Pottery Barn liquidation sales might be a bit mysterious, it’s worth keeping an eye on.

4) CB2 Floor Model Sale

CB2 tends to do floor samples sales a bit differently, with more of a flash sale model and on weekends only.

You can expect discounts starting at 15%-30% off (sale dependent)! Sign up for floor model notifications here.

cb2 floor sample sale

Here are the historical sample sale dates based on my emails from CB2. You can see they put on less sales in 2023:

  • 3/19/22 – starting 30% off
  • 5/20/22 – starting 15% off
  • 7/16/22 – starting 20% off
  • 8/20/22 – starting 20% off
  • 9/23/22 – starting 30% off
  • 11/14/22 – starting 30% off
  • 9/1/23 – starting 20% off
  • 9/29/23 – starting 20% off
  • 10/13/23 – starting 20% off

5) Ballard Designs Floor Model Sale

Another amazing furniture company to bring us some big discounts on floor model items is Ballard Designs. Discounts typically start at 30% off but actually increase as high as 60% off as the sale progresses.

You can expect these sales to kick off early February and July before the new arrivals are released. Find all retail locations here.

Big shoutout to my friend, Shopped By Ashley, for sending along these fabulous store photos to give us all an idea of what types of deals can be found! Sale runs until 3/10/24.

She spotted the sale since she follows her local retail Ballard Designs store on Instagram. Make sure to look yours up!

Want to find your local outlets on social media too? Find the full list here!

To sum it up, if you’re looking to spruce up your space without spending a fortune, you should definitely check out a furniture flood model sale at Anthropologie, Serena and Lily, and CB2.

These stores offer great deals on quality furniture and decor, making it a smart choice for budget-conscious shoppers.

So, why not take advantage of these opportunities to upgrade your home without emptying your wallet?

Do you know of any other home brands that offer ex display sales throughout the year? Let us know in the comments!

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I am an independent blogger and I am not affiliated with any company. The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are solely my own and based on my personal experiences and research. Information is subject to change.

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