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. Smaller stores are not usually able to afford these type of warranties. Depending on what kinds of pets you have, consider leather furniture. Often, fur, pet hair and dander just all goes down to the floor.You can do a simple web search to help you discover whether the piece you are looking for is ok. If you are looking for used furniture, you should look on Craigslist. There are many people selling or giving away used furniture right in your area. Many Craigslist ads have pictures of the furniture for sale, so you can get a good idea if it is something you want, prior to contacting the seller. If you are purchasing a used piece of furniture, see if you can negotiate with the seller.Put more money aside if you cannot afford to buy furniture at the moment. The types of springs inside sofas can affect how they feel, so plan accordingly when buying a new couch. Coiled springs will create a firm effect. Springs in a zigzag shape will create a softer effect. You should also test the springs by pushing directly on to the base with the cushions removed. The springs should compress and bounce back easily.Synthetic fibers includes microfiber and acrylic, organic fibers includes cotton duck, silk and wool, and blended fibers combine both synthetic and organic fibers. Ask around to locate a furniture warehouse, where staff are given a commission based on what they sell. Often these individuals have the ability to give you better deals to encourage you to complete a sale. For example, they may pair two pieces together and offer you a certain percentage off if you get both of them.