From highest to lowest quality is: top grain, pure aniline, semi aniline, nubuck, distressed, and suede. Choosing higher quality leather ensures that you will have furniture that lasts for many years. Select pieces that are neutral and can be blended with others easily. With neutral pieces, there is so much more you can do with them and it's easier to go in a different direction down the road. This can make it easier to find items that will match in with future styles.One benefit to shopping at one store for all of your furniture is that you can mix and match and see if the furniture looks good together. If you need to entirely redecorate your home, take the time to look through magazines and catalogs to find styles you like. You should focus on a theme or a style rather than buying pieces of furniture you like without thinking about the big picture. Visit several furniture stores to get an idea of how much redecorating your home will cost you.Do you have pets. If so, carefully consider what color or fabric you would like your furniture to be. Lighter colors will show a lot of dirt, so you probably want to err on the side of caution and get something a little darker. In addition, you want to look for fabrics that are stain resistant as well. Consider how long you typically keep your furniture when deciding what to buy. If you like to completely change your look every two or three years, spend less on each piece.Check Craigslist for deals. There's often a lot of furniture that's given away for absolutely nothing, other than your expense to pick it up. That's a huge deal. Why do people give furniture away. They've decided to upgrade, and it can cost a lot of money to hire someone to get rid of the older piece. Take advantage of these situations. Try to choose furniture that look timeless. For example, a sleigh bed can work with any decorating style you choose.