Many furniture stores offer a money back guarantee. If a piece of furniture is returned, it cannot be sold as new. Instead, they discount it and sell it as used. You should try looking for furniture pieces that are being sold by a reputable store. This is because well-known stores tend to offer warranties on their furniture. If something goes wrong within a specific period of time, they will replace the pieces.When choosing a new couch, make sure the cushions are firm. Soft cushions will not last for very long. Replacing cushions can be expensive, especially if these cushions are no longer manufactured. It is best to choose a standard size of cushions so you can easily find some replacements in case they wear off. Consider used furniture. A good, solid piece of furniture can be passed down for generations and still look great.There are usually a few different sets available, and you may find one that is in fairly good condition. You can have a set that is new to you without spending a ton of money. Don't allow yourself to fall in love with a piece of furniture until you've read the special care instructions. A lot of lovely creations have crazy upkeep that can make having them a complete chore. Make sure washing, stain removal, polishing and preservation are all reasonably accomplished for the lifestyle you lead.Smaller stores are not usually able to afford these type of warranties. Avoid furniture with plastic or metal legs. These pieces of furniture are usually cheaper but they can actually damage your floors. If you leave a piece of plastic or metal furniture in the same spot for too long, it will probably leave a dark spot on your floor as well as a dent. When buying new furniture or used furniture, make sure all the drawers and cabinet doors work properly before purchasing.