Look for any defects as well. If you measure twice or more, you just have to buy it once. While it is likely that you can return a piece of furniture that does not fit, that means moving more furniture than you want. Know the dimensions of both your utility room and where the piece goes specifically. Take a tape measure to the showroom, just to make sure that the dimensions listed are correct. Choose pieces that are neutral in color.Lift seat cushions when buying furniture. Quality pillows should be heavy. Sofa cushions with heavy should be more expensive, but will not have to replace the cushions anytime soon. If you choose a sofa with some cushions light, expect to spend money again within two years to replace them. Consider the overall decor you are going for, or already in your home when looking for furniture.A customer service after the sale is critical so make sure you are comfortable with the store you are buying from. Ask about warranties when buying furniture. You should never buy a brand new piece of furniture without good warranty. Ask about the type of damages covered by the warranty. It is better to buy a warrant issued by the manufacturer rather than the retailer since these warranties usually cover more things.You can see the most beautiful sofa or table, but if it does not fit your home, it may not be wise to get it. You may want to measure the area where you plan to put the furniture before going to the store. You are welcome to haggle with the seller. Furniture is a lot like cars in the sense that they are marked up considerably. You will be able to get a lower price on the furniture if you just speak up.