You will have more options as the years progress. Choose from a wide variety of neutral pieces of furniture to create the exact look you desire. When buying furniture, always try to haggle with the salesperson. While haggling is not generally accepted in most retail industries, the furniture industry is an exception. There is usually a pretty steep markup associated with the furniture price and you can grab a great bargain if you try to haggle.If you don't want to haggle, have someone come with you who will. Wood furniture is perhaps the most popular kind of furniture. If you decide to by anything wood, however, there are some things to look for in order to ensure you are getting good quality. Run your hand over the furniture and make sure it is smooth. Look for any blemishes as well. Don't buy major furniture on the spur of the moment.Although you may be looking for new furniture, do not rule out buying something used. You can often find quality used furniture at a fraction of the price of new. While you may need to get the furniture reupholstered, you will end up with exactly the fabric that you like at a fraction of the cost of a custom piece. When you are shopping for a sofa, be sure that you sit at least for a few minutes on each one.Take some pictures of the inside of your home and take them with you when you go shopping for furniture so you can select the right pieces. Examine each pillow on your sofa and chair before buying. Look to see if the covers are removable. If the covers are removable, read the laundering instructions to see if the piece must be dry cleaned. This is something that should be taken into consideration when purchasing living room furniture.