Consider both form and function when you are selecting a new piece of furniture. It is all well and good to buy a new item that looks stunning in your room. However, if it is so impractical that it is not really usable for you and your family, you have really wasted your money. Always review the warranty terms on new furniture before you decide to buy it. Little is worse than paying a lot of money on pieces just to have something happen to it that isn't covered under its warranty.When you are having new furniture delivered to your home, make sure that you check it out before you sign the receipt of delivery. If you sign the form then notice something is wrong with the furniture once it is in the house, you may have a hard time getting the company to repair or replace it. When buying new furniture or used furniture, make sure all the drawers and cabinet doors work properly before purchasing.Make sure the cabinet doors close securely and open easily. Test all the drawers to ensure they pull out correctly and close properly. If there is anything that is not working, get it fixed before buying. When it comes to wood furniture, make sure to carefully read your manufacturer's care directions carefully. The finishes, waxes, and other treatments differ by brand, type of furniture, type of wood, etc.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.