Reserve bold colors and patterns for your smaller pieces, and stick with neutral colors and patterns for the larger pieces of furniture. Used furniture is a great way to save money. It is important to inspect used furniture very carefully before you buy it. Test all the doors and drawers, look for scratches and make sure the piece is sturdy enough. It is usually best to choose solid wood furniture if you are buying second hand items.You can of course head out to a retailer, but you may also like to spend an afternoon making something you can use in your home. Before going to buy new furniture from a major retailer, look around for better prices elsewhere. Thrift stores are great places to find good bargains. You should also considering looking on Craigslist and eBay to see what type of items they have available. You may be able to buy more since the prices on the items will be lower.When shopping for home office furniture, consider how much actual surface area you need. Do you like to have room to spread out papers. Or are you more minimalist, with just a laptop and all-in-one multifunction printer. Length of cords or wireless connections also factor into the size and number of pieces you need. If you buy a patterned sofa, check to see that the fabric aligns properly. Cheaper sofas may have improperly aligned fabric patterns.Despite their name, these insects do not just infest bedding and mattresses. They burrow into the tiny crevices in upholstered furniture too. Make sure you remove the cushions and check in the cracks for evidence of bed bugs before making any purchasing decisions. Beware furniture that seems to inexpensive. It is always great to get a good deal, but not at the expect of quality of construction. You will spend more money frequently replacing cheaply made furniture than you would if you had spent a little more on a quality piece in the beginning.