Before buying a piece of furniture, try removing the drawers. Touch the inside of the drawers to see if it feels rough. Low quality furniture usually feels very rough. The better pieces of furniture also have dust panels between drawers. Do not hesitate to ask for a lower price if you do not see dust panels or finds that the wood inside the drawers is rough. Check online for free furniture. It's easy to find free or deeply discounted pieces.If you do not have pets or children, do not hesitate to purchase some lighter colors if this is the style you want. 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.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. Measure your rooms before you buy, including the doorways into the room. This step is especially crucial if you are shopping for a large piece of furniture such as a sofa.There is nothing worse that getting your brand new piece of furniture home, only to find you can't get it into your living room, or that it blocks a walkway when placed in the spot you planned. If you are moving into an apartment as a young single person, do not purchase heavy and expensive furniture. It is likely you will eventually marry and possibly purchase a home. A few quality pieces in a classic style is probably best since that makes moving easier, and your style preferences may change.