Thoroughly check any cushions on the furniture you are buying. Cushions should be firm, and have a cover that can be removed for cleaning. Try to find ones that have the same fabric on both sides. It will cost a bit more than one-sided cushions with a backing, but they will last longer and wear more evenly because you can flip them over every few months. Buy used furniture when you can. You may be surprised at some of the great furniture pieces you can get used.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.Dry solutions can get rid of things like dust, dander, dirt, etc. while keeping your fabric in good shape. Do not feel like you have to buy the whole grouping of furniture. For instance, if you are looking for a dresser, but it is sold in a set, you do not necessarily have to buy the whole set. Ask the salesperson if you can buy just the dresser alone. Many times you can buy single pieces. Think about your style of living when buying furniture.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.