Choose your fabric and your colors based on your lifestyle. If you have children or pets, it is best to steer delicate fabrics and light colors. These will be worn and stained in no time. A darker, solid fabric will catch up with the abuse, and hide many stains. Furniture used is a great way to save money. It is important to check furniture used very carefully before you buy it. Test all doors and drawers, look for scratches and make sure the piece is strong enough.When shopping in a cushion shop, look at the bare bones of the furniture, not the upholstery. You may be able to find a beautiful sofa for pennies on the dollar if you are ready to rotate the piece or re-cycle it professionally. The money saved on the piece will generally include any upholstery work. When you shop for new furniture, don't hesitate to get stuck at a better price. Many people think furniture prices are stable, but in many shops this is not the case.Many people are willing to give you a better deal as long as they think it is reasonable. Don't allow yourself to feel pressured into buying a piece of furniture that you're not sure of. Furniture dealers often work off commission. Sometimes their desire to sell, lets you feel pressured to buy something you don't really want. Be polite, but keep your land and wait until you find that perfect piece.When you want a high quality chest of drawers, make sure that pigeon tails join the sides of the drawers. Cheaper drawers are connected only by nails and sometimes by staples. Old coping is an old joinery technique that demonstrates high quality workmanship. So look for those details if you want the best. Most furniture sales will have some items on clearing to accommodate new items.