Best Way Day Early Access Deals 2022

We’re slutty little decor subs for Wayfair, and we don’t care who knows it. Not only is the online retailer stocked with dreamy modular sofas, handy kitchen items, and affordable appliances for every aesthetic, but it has over 38,000 search results for “Lobster Wall Art” and offers free, fast shipping on everything—no subscription needed, unlike at Amazon. Not that it’s a competition (it is), but we know we can rely on Wayfair for unbridled eclecticism and affordable prices on everything from outdoor furniture sets and bar stools to Japandi furniture, industrial-minimal decor lines, dragon-themed lamps, and more. The moment we pass through those pearly Way Gates, we know we’re about to pluck some juicy deals—and never are they riper than on Way Day, the site’s biggest sale of the year.  

So when is Way Day 2022? The Way Doms love to keep us guessing and dangle ballpark timeframes in front of us from under their little velvet cloaks. And that’s cool, because we know Way Day will most likely be a two-day event in late April, as was the case with last year’s bonanza (which was observed April 28–29). In the meantime, we’ll be right here, bedazzling the Way Day Maypole, and getting a head start on some of the epic sales that are already live on the site.

Whether you’re looking for mid-century modern decor or iconic designer look-alikes, accent items, rugs, desks, and more, here are all the early deals to get you pumped—and take your breath a-Way. 

The best outdoor bistro sets

It’s hard to find cool, expensive-looking patio furniture for cheap. That’s where Wayfair comes through, as always, with these two sets. Both are designed to welcome all of your summertime, late-night conversations around a box of White Claw and a mirror charcuterie board. If you’re looking to seat more than two people, the highly rated Charlton Home Andralyn set is 41% off and comes with cushions.


$1102.50$649.99 at Wayfair


$1102.50$649.99 at Wayfair

Looking for a set that will make you feel like you’re in one of the coveted Edmond & Fils chairs of Paris’ romantic public parks? This Charlton Home bistro set is made of a similar matte-green iron, and it’s way more affordable. “This [bistro set] is [a] solid, beautiful pop of color, and easy to put together,” writes a reviewer of the 4.5-star rated set. “It came packaged very well, and I absolutely could not be happier!” Scoop it while it’s 26% off.  


$434.99$319.99 at Wayfair


$434.99$319.99 at Wayfair

An outdoor rug can transform your yard

Hide that fuggo, cracked-concrete patio and/or its mysterious stains by slapping a gorgeous rug over it, such as this 4.7-star rated beaut, the Kiril Geometric Rug. It’s 49% off and loved by Wayfair reviewers for its cool design and quick drying time after the rain.


$148$74.99 at Wayfair

Clear furniture is so hot RN

You’ve probably seen Lucite and glass coffee tables popping up on your Instagram feed because they require zero assembly and take up way less visual space in our small apartments than a regular, non-transparent coffee table. Also, they’re just sexy. Take home this Lucite sled coffee table at 34% off, and get ready to dim the lights.  


$549$359.99 at Wayfair

If you’re looking for a desk or entryway table, the AllModern glass Embassy Desk is also a whopping 70% off the original price, and has a stellar 4.9-star rating. In the words of one reviewer, “​​It’s classy, and a clean look for small spaces.” 


$2000$610 at Wayfair

The best sofas under $1,000

Whether you need a new couch, or a sleeper sofa to entice cocktail hour guests and crashing friends alike, Wayfair has some great options that look fancy, but won’t soak up your whole tax return. The Perdue sleeper sofa in rust velvet is a great look-alike for this $2,000 leather couch at Article, only it’s way more affordable and at 39% off the original price. “I love the mustard yellow color,” writes one of the over 16,000 reviewers of the 4.5-star rated sofa, “and of course the fact that it turns into a bed! Absolutely perfect for the price.”


$916$559.99 at Wayfair

There’s just something extra relaxing about this AllModern sofa, which is 32% off and over 85 inches long—so you know it can fit the whole commune, or five of your drunken buddies. Maybe it’s the low-slung profile or the deep, terracotta fabric, but we can just picture it going perfectly with a crisp CBD joint and a vase of fragrant eucalyptus.   


$1300$890 at Wayfair

This Instagram-famous lamp 

The pleated shade and curved wooden neck make this Latitude Run lamp a nearly identical dupe for the sold-out, 1970s beechwood Caprani floor lamps that everyone is trying to get their hands on right now—and it’s 43% off.  


$424.99$243.99 at Wayfair


$424.99$243.99 at Wayfair

It’s time for a proper media console 

There’s no better feeling than seeing your television, record player, and 1980s-style cassette player all organized in one place. This 4.6-star rated Wade Logan media center is perfect for them all, and going for 53% off right now. 


$615$289.99 at Wayfair

If you’re looking for a lighter wood finish, Mercury Row’s Sadie console is also 44% off and a best-seller on the site. Plus it comes with three deep drawers, which is always a plus for your errant cables, board games, and electric blankets.  


$695$389.99 at Wayfair

Is that an Eames bar stool?

You know what? Leave your guests none the wiser. This George Oliver bar stool is worthy of Don Draper’s sweet peach, and it’s 48% off.


$412$214.99 at Wayfair

A Southwestern indoor rug 

“ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS RUG,” writes one reviewer of the 4.8-star rated Union Rustic rug, “[It’s a] very thick and nice quality.” If you’ve been thinking about adding pieces that induce a little more serotonin in your apartment—but don’t dig tons of color—then this comfy Southwestern rug is a great choice at 51% off.


$176$85.99 at Wayfair

The best accent chairs

Everyone deserves at least one obligatory chair to collect their random clothes/welcome unexpected dinner guests, and both of these contenders bring a whole lot of personality. The Amilliona Barrel set is a dual ottoman and statement chair that’s perfect for small spaces, comes in six different colors, and is 57% off.      


$1000$429.99 at Wayfair

If your aesthetic is a little less Art Deco and a little more Rich Coastal Grandmother, then this Corrigan Studio chair is the perfect blend of cozy bouclé fabric and caned sides, and it’s 11% off.  


$349.99$309.99 at Wayfair


$349.99$309.99 at Wayfair

Zhuzh your bar area

… Or your entryway. This Bayou Breeze piece is 8% off, and incorporates lattice work (homey) into a matte black wood finish (moody). Pair it with a gorgeous faux plant from West Elm and a bottle of Ghia for instant massage and bon voyage ambiance. 


$238$219.99 at Wayfair

See you come Way Day, my brethren. 


The Rec Room staff independently selected all of the stuff featured in this story.


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