Instead, pick neutral colors for the main pieces in your room and use accent decor to bring in color. You will be glad of your decision the time comes to redecorate. Always test furniture fully before you buy it. Purchasing a chair online, sight unseen, is convenient, but there's no guarantee that you'll love it once it actually arrives. You may not like the firmness or the way the material feels.Lots of nasty things can happen on a couch or a chair, and you do not want to bring that stuff home with you. If the dog had an accident or the baby spilled its milk, you need to know that before you become the new owner of that item. When buying furniture with drawers or latches, make sure they work smoothly and properly. Check over the piece of furniture just like you would a car. Make sure the drawers open without resistance, and that the latches catch and release easily.Also check that the drawers fit flush against the furniture when closed. A great way to save money when looking for high quality furniture is to check out local stores that re-sell furniture. It's not uncommon to find a high-quality piece for a bargain price. Many times you can actually get a better quality piece at a thrift store than what you can buy at budget stores. When buying furniture, especially couches and chairs, try to keep the colors neutral.Perhaps a day bed is in order. Or a table that can serve as a desk when needed. Furniture that's multi-functional will serve you well. When shopping at a thrift store, look at the bare bones of the furniture, not the upholstery. You may be able to find a beautiful sofa for pennies on the dollar if you are willing to reupholster the piece or have it professionally reupholstered. The money saved on the piece will generally cover any upholstery job.