It needs to be inexpensive and it also has to be good-looking and durable.
Nicole's has decided to turn to antiques.
She says,"They're, you know-old-fashioned. I want old-fashioned, I thought that is such a cute touch."
One day she hopes to pass down the furniture to her kids, so she's decided to invest up-front and spend more for quality.
That decision could eventually save her and her kids a lot of money.
It also means they'll be consuming fewer natural resources.
Pat Fincher, has been an antiques dealer for 16 years.
She says the best thing about antique furniture is the wood; it's usually solid.
A lot of newer furniture is made from particle board.
Here's the bottomline: buying a quality antique could save you from buying the same piece of furniture over and over.
That will help your pocketbook and the environment.