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. If you measure twice or more, you only have to buy once. While it is likely you can return a piece of furniture that doesn't fit, that means moving more furniture than you want to. Know the measurements of both your overall room and where a piece will specifically go.Heavy wood, solid furniture lasts a lot longer, albeit at a higher initial investment. How long you plan to be in a home can factor in too. Pick up seat cushions when buying furniture. Quality cushions should be heavy. A sofa with heavy cushions should be more expensive but you will not have to replace the cushions anytime soon. If you choose a sofa with some light cushions, expect to spend money again within two years to replace them.You need to make sure the new item blends well with the fabric, finish and materials of your existing pieces so that the whole room flows together. Planning ahead can help to avoid bringing home a new item that just does not work in the room. You can buy furniture online. Although this may be a new concept to you, lots of online retailers provide lower prices than traditional ones. Free delivery may also be available.Springs are the best method of supporting cushions. Hand-tied eight-way springs are generally best, but the serpentine ones work too if they're in good shape. To find out the type of springs a sofa has, remove the cushions from the couch and press on the seat. Good springs are always firm and are also close together. Be conservative with your color choices. You may be totally into bright red right now, and a red couch is calling your name.