If you are purchasing a sofa, be sure you examine the frame. Make sure that the board is at least 1″ thick. You will have a squeaky couch if the board is thinner. Try sitting on the sofa you are interested in and move around to see if the sofa makes any noises.
Be sure to look at chain store clearance sales when you seek new furnishings. A lot of these stores have large sections set aside for overstock and clearance items. If you go shopping in these places you can find great items that are of good quality for very cheap.
When you purchase a sofa, be sure to ask about the springs. If this person cannot help you then it would be wise to find something that can answer your questions. Apply pressure to the sofa and feel for the springs to determine whether or not they run front to back.
Pay a visit to some thrift stores in your area. You might be able to find a hidden gem, since a lot of people toss furniture out for the trendiest things. By paying attention, it is possible to find a beautiful price at a great price, which will allow you more flexibility to redecorate.