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. Considering both form and function when you choose a new piece of furniture. It's easy enough to buy a new item that looks stunning in your room.When you select a cleaning company to take care of your upholstered furniture, make sure they do not use products that are based tetrachloride. These products can damage the integrity of your pieces. Measure the space in your home very carefully before buying furniture. If you go shopping for furniture without getting detailed idea of how much space you have, you may end up with an item that does not fit in your home.Scientific Certification Systems SCS label use. Also look for SmartWood certification by the Rainforest Alliance. The organization Green Seal also check furniture, simply say Green Seal on the label. If you are shopping for a new piece of furniture in order to replace an older one, keep the old one in mind. What did you like about your old pieces. What you did not like it that needs improvement.First, make sure the drawer reaches out and closes properly. Check to see whether the doors open all the way and close tightly. Also, check to make sure knobs and handles are affixed firmly to the furniture. Examine the piece for its details, for signs of good quality. Buttons, knobs and handles securely. Is trim lined up as it should be. If you find this is not true, you should find another piece of furniture to buy.