This can include leather or cloth sofas and chairs treated with a stain protectant. By choosing family friendly furniture, you can help keep your furniture looking as good as the day you bought it with minimal effort. Check the corners of any wood furniture for how the wood is attached together. A quality piece of furniture should be what's called "wood joined" where the two pieces are literally jointed for a solid attachment.Given these glides are just a few dollars, it's an expense well worth it. Turn any used furniture over to see what the bottom looks like. A piece can look amazing right side up, but when you turn it over it can have all sorts of issues, including rot, mold, and even infestations. That's not furniture that you want to bring home with you, so take this simple additional step. If you can wait, only purchase furniture during the last week of the month.If you are hoping to transform a room, think about changing floors and walls. Make the new floors or wallpaper match the furniture you will purchase. Second hand furniture may fit your budget a little better. A lot of stores rent out furniture and sell it later. Many times, the furniture pieces were simply used for staging purposes in order to get a house sold. This furniture may be in perfect condition since it was only used for display.If your pet sheds you will want to get a fabric that attracts less fur. Make sure you know how much storage space you really need when you are selecting a piece of furniture. If you are buying an end table, a wall unit, a chest or some other item with storage features, you want to make sure it has adequate space. You do not want to lug home that new piece of furniture only to find you cannot fit everything into it.