If only need to replace one piece of furniture, try to find something that will go well with the furniture and decor you already own. Take a few pictures of the inside of your home and take them with you when you go shopping for furniture to choose the right part for you. If you need to decorate your home re-completely, take the time to look through magazines and catalogs to find styles you like.If you have small children in your family, do not buy a glass topped table edges or corners. Children can be easily hurt by falling or bumping into corners glass table. The glass can also be cut and your children could be seriously injured. Glass coffee table tops also show fingerprints easily, so you'll need to constantly clean the glass for you. When buying some pieces of furniture, it is important to check the drawers and cabinets.Be sure the latches are working, open the drawers, and even when they are closed. It would be a big hassle if you are submitting your furniture only to find it does not work properly. Flea markets can be a great place to find unique pieces of furniture. Though, because there is such a huge variety of different items to see, you really want to take your time looking around. If you do not, you could lose the perfect piece of furniture.Plan well before any purchase furniture. Do not go shopping on a whim. Know what kind of vehicle you'll need to pick up a new piece. Know what you do with old furniture that you are replacing. Also know what you will do if it is a significant gap in timing between getting your new furniture and remove the older furniture. There are many questions that need to be considered.