What did you like about your old piece. What you didn't like was getting better. Do not buy the most visible possible refurbishment you see. If it's not comfortable for you personally, you're not going to be happy. Keep the location of any piece of furniture in mind in the future when shopping. This factor should affect the fabric colors you choose. Light colored fabrics are ideal for bedrooms, hallways and even formal living rooms.Never buy any large piece of unmetered furniture first. Knowing where you are showing it means making sure it fits there. 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. Always set a budget for buying furniture before you go shopping for it.When you get new furniture delivered to your home, make sure you check it before you sign a reception. If you sign the form then note that there is something wrong with the furniture once it is in the house, you may have a hard time getting the company to repair or replace. Plan your furniture shopping at the right time each year. Furniture tends to go on large sales during a particular holiday.If you're looking for new furniture and don't have much money, consider collecting some in your local cushion shop. There are usually a few different sets available, and you may find one that is in quite good condition. You can get a set that is new to you without spending a ton of money. Before buying a piece of furniture, always open drawers and doors. You should not buy a piece of furniture if the drawers do not open all the way and close equally.