Don't be afraid to haggle. In this way, the furniture as a car. There is typically a lot of mark in this price. You can usually get anywhere from 10% up to 20% discount when you are a secure haggler. You may feel a little weird doing it, but it can save you hundreds of dollars. Depending on what kind of pet you have, consider leather furniture. Often, goes fur, animal hair and dander just all down to the floor.There, you can easily sweep or vacuum it up. Furniture cleaning is then a breeze, as you often just have to gently wipe down your furniture. When you buy a new dining table and chairs, look for solid wood pieces. With these pieces, you can have table and chairs refinished if they get scratched. If you can't afford to buy a solid wood dining room table pad or a tablecloth to protect your table's finish.Follow your room mode. It seems like a simple tip, but many people get caught up in the latest trends, when you buy the furniture. The few pieces home only to find that it doesn't work at all with the rest of the room. It can be a big pain to deal with, so choose styles that are working in the first go around. Decorate a small room with only the essential furniture. Look for the main pieces you need and keep it simple.This may include leather or cloth sofas and chairs treated with a stain protectant. By selecting family friendly furniture, you can help keep your furniture looking as good as the day you bought it with minimal effort. Really think about your lifestyle before you buy any kind of furniture. If you've got young kids with a hyperactive streak, or a dog with a large floppy tail, so a delicate piece is easily tipped over probably isn't right for your home.