It is usually best to choose solid wood furniture if you are buying second hand items. Buy used furniture when you can. You may be surprised at some of the great furniture pieces you can get used. Sometimes individuals will buy a furnishing and not like it, or use it. And when they want a new piece, many times they will want to get rid of it for a low price. When shopping for home office furniture, consider how much actual surface area you need.When you see something you like, wait to buy it for at least 24 hours. If it's not the last item in stock, you have the time. You need to go home and see if the piece you're considering would work in your space, and whether you really want to spend the money. Waiting will help. Try more than one store. Instead of heading into a store and picking whatever is there, commit to going to more than one store before you make a decision.Also, you will end up spending less money in the long run when you purchase quality pieces versus pieces that are not made as well since they won't need to be replaced as often. If you are buying furniture for your baby or child, make sure the furniture will suit their needs as they get older. Many baby beds now convert to toddler or twin size beds as the child gets older. Buying furniture that looks too babyish will likely not suit the child's tastes as they mature.A light pastel recliner looks beautiful, but will it hold up to pets, children, and spills. Try buying tougher fabrics and darker colors that are able to withstand more damage like linen and tweed to have pieces that last. Buy your pieces at month's end. At many furniture stores, units that are being discontinued will be steeply discounted later in the month in order to make room for new stock. Because they want to get rid of this old furniture, it is possible you can purchase them at a greatly lowered price.