If you want a new piece of furniture and already have a piece similar, consider altering the piece. There are many different ways you can alter furniture. If you want a new color, you can paint it or add a nice slipcover. If you aren't comfortable doing it, there are a lot of people who enjoy this type of project. When it comes to shopping for leather furniture, be sure to keep the different leather grades in mind.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. If you are purchasing a couch, make sure that it is comfortable. Sit down on the couch, lay down on the couch and curl up on the couch for at least five minutes to make sure that it is comfortable to you.That means no delicate pieces if you live in a rough and tumble household. No white cushions if you've got big dogs that shed a lot. Make the right choices based off of how you live. Be conservative with furniture colors. With large, expensive pieces especially, trendy and bold makes them hard to match and limited in their lifespan if your taste in decor should change. It's acceptable to choose vivid or trendy wall decor and accent pieces, but clean lines and neutral shades are ideal for your furniture.Instead, accurately measure your rooms dimensions before you go noting where door and windows are located. When considering a couch, opt for one that has removable cushions. These cushions can be flipped throughout the year so that wear and tear is at a minimum. If you can't flip your cushions then expect to have to buy a new couch every few years as the wear is bound to accumulate rather quickly.