When going shopping for furniture, now what you want but be flexible on color choices.
My wife and I have had a living room color scheme picked out since we started registering for wedding gifts. However, when we went furniture shopping the other day we could not find a couch in the color that we wanted. That was not a deal breaker because we were both flexible. After trips to seven stores we found a great deal on a couch and a loveseat that we now love.