While it is true that you can find great deals on furniture, new furniture can be expensive. It’s important to know where to look and what to buy before heading to the store. In this blog post, we’ll give you 5 tips for buying new furniture that will save you money without compromising style or quality. 

1. Determine What You Actually Need

You may feel like you have too much furniture. You might wonder whether it’s worth buying more, why not just use what you already have? The answer to these questions is to determine your needs. Do you need a dining room table with seating for six people when only two of you live at home? No! If most of your space is dedicated to bedrooms and living rooms, there will be no need for additional storage solutions.  With that said, if all your space is used up by dining surfaces or desks, then it would be time to invest in some new pieces. However, the most important thing to remember about purchasing furniture is that quality lasts longer than quantity. It’s better to buy less but higher quality items, rather than fill your home with cheap furniture that you will have to buy multiple times.

2. Know Your Furniture Style

Do you know what style of furniture to buy for your house? It’s not easy to find the perfect pieces, and it can be even harder when you’re on a budget. This guide is helpful for a quick overview of different furniture styles, and will give you an idea of what direction to take. You can also take this quiz to help find your style! When you visit our showroom, our staff will help you with the rest! 

style guide

3. Choose Wooden Furniture Carefully

Wooden furniture is a popular choice for homeowners and decorators. However, cheap wooden furniture has its disadvantages in durability. Inspecting wooden furniture can help prevent damage in the future. Ask questions if wood is laminated pressboard or actual hardwood. Wood should not feel splintered or rough. A solid wood is smooth to the touch, even if it has a rustic quality. Be sure to check dresser drawers and inside cabinets to ensure that all the piece is hardwood – not just the shell. If you are okay with it being a mixture, that is fine. Make sure you know what you are shopping for, and then you will know what you want to purchase.

wooden desk

4. Understand Your Fabric Options

Think about the fabrics you want to use in your home. Different types of fabric have different characteristics and benefits, so it is important to know what you are looking for before making a decision on your furniture fabric options. 

There are many factors to consider when choosing which type of upholstery fabric will work best with your style and decorating needs. Fabric is an important factor in determining how long your furniture will last. Fabrics that are more delicate can easily snag, which means they’re going to show wear over time. On the other hand, fabrics that are heavy duty tend to be stiffer and less comfortable to sit on or sleep on, as well as being harder to work with when it comes to cleaning them up after spills or accidents.

Choosing your furniture fabrics based on the lifestyle of your family will help keep your furniture looking new for years to come!

sofa fabric

5. Remember, This Is An Investment

Furniture is an investment that you should take seriously. You can buy a cheaper sofa, but it will not last as long and may even be uncomfortable to sit on for hours at a time. I have encountered many people who regret their purchase of cheap furniture because they do not realize how important it is to have good quality pieces in your home.


Picking out new furniture should not be stressful, and these tips will help make it easier. Whether you are looking for a sofa to spruce up your living room or purchasing bedroom furniture for the first time, we want to partner with you along this journey. Stop by our showroom so that one of our design experts can take you through all the options available to find exactly what is best for your space! You deserve an experience where you feel like everything was thoughtfully considered and nothing goes unnoticed. We look forward to meeting you soon and helping move your project ahead.


If you are looking for quality furniture in the Jacksonville, Florida area, The Furniture Gallery can introduce you to a wide range of options. Conveniently located in Orange Park near Highway 295, and serving clients in Jacksonville, The Jacksonville Beaches, Ponte Vedra, Orange Park, Fleming IsIand, Green Cove Springs, St. Johns, St. Augustine, Gainesville and the rest of the greater Jacksonville, St. Johns County and Clay County area. To make your purchase easy, The Furniture Gallery offers financing through Synchrony HOME™ and free layaway. Visit their showroom at 1956 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073, or call them at 904.272.2228 for any questions.  Be sure to visit their “Showroom Specials” page for current sales and clearance items.