Choose darker colors such stains or scratches less noticeable. If you do not have pets or children, do not hesitate to buy some lighter colors if this is the style you want. If you are shopping for a new piece of furniture in order to replace an older one, keep the old one in mind. What did you like about your old pieces. What you did not like it that needs improvement. Do not buy the most visually appealing potential replacement you see.Inspect the finish on the furniture you are considering. If the furniture is wood with stain, check that it is applied evenly and you can see the wood grain. For opaque or painted finishes, looking for even coating. There should be no bubbles or other blemishes on the finish. You're probably doing that already, just because you're reading this before, but makes use of the Internet in a furniture shop.In this way, you can be sure that your choice is actually comfortable and jibes with your personality. Buy quality furniture pieces. Although you may be spending more money on furniture of quality, they are made are generally better and will last longer. Also, you will end up spending less money in the long run when you buy quality pieces against pieces that are not doing as well as it will not need to be replaced as often.Also check that the drawers to fit flush against the furniture when closed. Used furniture might be a great way to go. Just make sure to try a good check before you buy it. Look for tears in both sides of the cushions, checking for damage to wells, stains and other signs that he had been abused. You never know, you might get three thousand dollar couch for a few hundred dollars. Even if you have a modern room, decorated in bright colors, bold, stick to neutral colors for any large pieces, expensive purchases.