This factor should affect the fabric colors you choose. Light colored fabrics are ideal for bedrooms, hallways and even formal living rooms. On the other hand, any piece of furniture that is likely to be used is often better served with darker colors. Be conservative with your color choices. You may be completely red at the moment, and a red sofa calls your name. But where will you be next year when that color is completely out of fashion.This can include leather sofas or cloth and chairs that are treated with a stained guard. By choosing family friendly furniture, you can help keep your furniture looking as good as the day you bought it with little effort. When you see something you like, wait to buy it for at least 24 hours. If this is not the last item in stock, you have the time. You need to go home and see if the piece you are thinking of would work in your space, and whether you really want to spend the money.Consider furniture used. Good, solid down furniture can be passed down for generations and still look great. Check cushion stores, move sales, and estate sales. You may find a pearl that will not only stand a test time, but cost a fraction of the price of a new piece. Upholstered chair depth is important. Taller persons should look for chairs that offer a deeper seat that gives enough leg space when sitting.If furniture is to be put to heavy use and traffic, do not buy expensive or fragile fabric, as you will renew it sooner than you wish. Save these pieces for less popular rooms for guests or show. 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.