Bring a tape measure when you shop for furniture and know in advance the space restrictions you are working with. If you're in a pinch, call home and have someone there to give you the specifications. Consider your wall colors and floors and bring samples if you want your furniture to go with it. In the shop you could fall in love with the item, but once you go home, it can be a completely different story.Do not make an expensive and distressing mistake. You can get paint matching of hardware stores, or take pictures of the colors of your room and hold them at proposed pieces in the store. Examine the finish on the furniture you are considering. If the furniture is stainless wood, make sure it is used flat and you can see the wood grain. For opaque or painted finishes, look for even cover.There should be no bubbles or other hair at the end. Look at classes like Craigslist when you're shopping for furniture. On any given day, you can find tons of postings on furniture for sale. Sellers on Craigslist are open to negotiating prices, so you can usually get something at a great price. Make sure you get money on hand when you want to buy. Consider the other items you already own when you decide which piece of new furniture to choose.So make sure you check furniture stores online, to make sure you get the best prices possible. Named brand furniture is not always the best way to go. Typically, furniture without brand name is as good as brand name furniture. The only difference is the price; brand names mean more money. No matter what type of furniture you decide to buy, quality should be your top priority. Turn any furniture used to see how the bottom looks.