Think carefully before you buy. The thrift shop is the place to pop some tags. Maybe you have never visited such a store. You should know that these stores sometimes have great pieces of furniture. You will probably find mostly small pieces, but sometimes you can find a couch that you would like. When looking for new furniture for your home, carefully consider your color choices before purchase. Keep in mind that really bold colors are tough to match.If you have small children, you should avoid purchasing furniture with sharp edges. Little ones tend to trip and fall often which can result in a trip to the emergency room if your furniture has sharp edges. Instead, when shopping for sofa tables and end tables look for furniture with routered curved edges. Don't allow yourself to fall in love with a piece of furniture until you've read the special care instructions.A lot of lovely creations have crazy upkeep that can make having them a complete chore. Make sure washing, stain removal, polishing and preservation are all reasonably accomplished for the lifestyle you lead. Shop for used furniture to save money and get quality pieces. Many times you can find furniture that an individual no longer needs for a great price. You can either shop at used furniture stores, from the newspaper, on Craigslist or any other place where people sell the furniture they no longer want.If you have children that are messy, avoid light colored furniture. Either way, be sure to choose fabric that is stain resistant, such as tweed or linen. Flea Markets can be a great place to find unique pieces of furniture. Although, because there is such a huge variety of different items to see, you really want to take your time looking around. If you don't, you could miss that perfect piece of furniture.