These cushions can be flipped throughout the year so that wear and tear is at a minimum. If you can't flip your cushions then expect to have to buy a new couch every few years as the wear is bound to accumulate rather quickly. Don't be afraid to haggle. In this way, furniture is like a car. There's typically a lot of mark up in that price. You can normally get anywhere from 10% up to 20% off when you are a confident haggler.Consider your pet situation when shopping for furniture. A home without free-roaming pets that is going to stay that way is safer for a lot more furniture. If you do have uncaged pets or think you might in the future, be a lot more picky in what pieces of furniture you buy. If you're trying to buy furniture that's wooden, or antique furniture, don't just try to look at the surface on the outside.Since furniture is a big ticket item, try to buy pieces that have many uses and can adapt to your needs. For instance, you can use an amoire for storing many different things. When you aren't using the things stored here, it can be closed and look nice and neat. Check the legs of furniture along with other vital parts to ensure it is well made and will last. These legs should be heavy and attached properly to the frame.You will be able to get a lower price on the furniture if you just speak up. Do not let them tell you that they cannot give it to you at a lesser price because they can take as much as twenty percent off of retail cost. Consider the people and pets that live in your home when choosing color and fabric type. If you have dark hair pets, get darker furniture. If you have children that are messy, avoid light colored furniture.