When you begin selecting furniture for the home, whether it’s a new home or you simply want to remodel, there are a few tips to keep in mind so that you get the best look possible.

Before you purchase anything, make sure you measure the space where the furniture will sit. You don’t want to get something that looks beautiful based on thinking that it will get through the door or that it will be able to fit in a corner only to get home and see that it’s too big. The same goes for getting items that are too small. A piece that doesn’t take up enough space in the room can look just as odd as one that is too large.

Think about what kind of style you want in the home. You can use a different style in each room, but it’s best not to use multiple patterns and designs in the same room. Picture the best look in the room, such as something that’s antique, contemporary or unique. Add decorations to the room after the furniture is in place that compliment each other.

While brighter colors might sound fun to add to the room, they usually don’t work so well with large pieces of furniture. Your furniture should be of a neutral tone so that you can add colorful accents later. You want something in the home that you can look at for years instead of being a trend for a few months. Once everything is in place, add pillows, blankets or a small end table that highlights the beauty of the room.

If you have children or pets, then you need to think about the style of the furniture. You don’t want to get a plush couch if you have pets as you will be rolling hair off the furniture every day. Find fabric that is child-friendly and easy to clean. Faux leather is ideal as it’s easy to wipe spills off of the material. However, you need to make sure pets don’t scratch the surface. There is a large selection of Century Furniture items that are made with various types of materials.

Get items of a better quality, even if you have to pay a little more money for them. A fifth leg in the center of a couch gives more support. Avoid items that squeak when they are moved. If you’re getting something that is made of wood, try to get a natural wood so that it lasts longer.