Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Memorial Day Photo Contest

At Bel Furniture, a Houston furniture company, we want to pay tribute to the men and women
who serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces. Whether they’re in the Marines, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard, they’ve all played their part and sacrificed a great deal to keep America safe. And to honor these great heroes, we’ve decided to unveil one of our biggest giveaways of the year with our Memorial Day Photo Contest! By entering our contest, you could WIN a 7 Pc Dining Room Set, a Restonic Athens Queen Mattress Set, and a 6 Pc Queen Bedroom Set with a FREE CHEST! Just follow the three easy steps below and you’ll be on your way towards winning the furniture of your dreams!

Step 1

First things firstyou’re going to need to grab your camera and snap a picture of your beloved family hero who has served or currently serves in the United States Armed Forces. Whether it’s a photo of your son or daughter who is serving across seas or a longtime veteran, they all played a part in maintaining this country’s freedom. This also includes the family heroes who have passed away during or after their service.

Step 3

Once you’ve submitted your special photo and caption, it’s time to do a little leg work! Tell your friends and family to vote on your submission through our Memorial Day Photo Contest Facebook page. Tell everyone to vote and show support for your beloved hero! This is your key to success because the submission with the most votes—wins! 

But remember, this contest ends on Saturday, May 29th at 11:59 pm, and right now there’s no better time to get the word out because our 17th Anniversary Sale is going on strong! If you need affordable furniture in Houston or San Antonio, stop by a Bel Furniture near you and start saving today! So without further ado, get out your camera and show us your hero!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easy Ways To Give Your Home A Spring Vibe

Well, spring is finally hereor early summer if you’re living in Texasand with its arrival comes all sorts colorful decor that can liven up your home or office. Unfortunately, most of us still have our darker winter arrangements around the house, but with a few of these quick and easy tips in mind, you’ll have your home spruced up in no time with a lively spring vibe. At Bel Furniture, your affordable Houston furniture store, we want your home to be a reflection of you as well as the season. So, without further ado, let’s spring into it!

Update Your Curtains

Curtains can change the whole dynamic of a room. For spring, we recommend changing out your old winter curtains with something more light and airy to ensure your room has a more radiant aura. Spring decorating is all about utilizing natural light, and by having your windows framed with brighter and more translucent curtains, you’ll be able to project that light further into your home.

Switch Out Your Pillows

When guests arrive at your home or enter your living room, decorative throw pillows are one of the first things they notice. It’s also one of the few things they might sit near and interact with. Updating your throw pillows is not only one of the easiest ways to transform you home for spring, it can also be one of the most impactful ways.

More Floral Arrangements

What would spring be like without a few floral arrangements? Floral decor is the cornerstone of any spring home. Although, we recommend not overdoing it; you wouldn’t want your place to start looking like a funeral home. A few tasteful arrangements on the dining room table and the accent furniture throughout your home can certainly do the trick.

No matter your decoration goals, head to a Bel Furniture near you or shop online to get the lowest prices possible on all your favorite decor and accessories. Also, with our $100 Million EXTENDED Sale going on now, there’s never been a better time to shop for your spring home. If you’re in the Houston or San Antonio areas looking for living room, bedroom, dining room, office, or child furnishings, have peace of mind you’ll be getting the best deals in town!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring Cleaning Tips

There’s nothing quite like a bit of spring cleaning to help make your home more comfortable and inviting for your family and guests. It’s not only good for your well-being, it can promote a sense harmony during this wonderful time of year. Although the task of cleaning your entire home can be quite daunting, this is why we’ve come up with a few motivating tips to help you get ready for this year’s cleaning season!  

Get Started

One of the most difficult challenges to overcome when deep cleaning your home is to simply get started. On paper, this might seem like an easy step, but for some, cleaning their entire home seems like a monstrous task. Although, when you’re able to muster enough mental fortitude to gather your cleaning supplies and start wiping things down, something incredible happens: the daunting task suddenly seems manageable. So, do yourself a favor and just get started!

Take It One Room At A Time

Another way to undertake the intimidating chores of spring cleaning is to take on each room individually. By focusing on one room at a time, you’ll be able to see results in a short amount of time, and you might even feel accomplished after finishing a room. All of these benefits will encourage you to take on the next room, and so on and so forth.

Purge The Unwanted

Another way to maximize your cleaning efforts is by donating all the clothing and items you don’t need anymore. This will not only free up space in your home, it will help those in need in your community. Even a small box of donations can make a big difference towards making your home feel spacious!

Spring cleaning not only provides a well-balanced environment, it can help you fall in love with your home all over again. And, when it comes to giving your living space a little love, nobody can transform your home better than Bel Furniture with our affordable furniture. With locations all over Texas including Houston and San Antonio, there’s no better place to find modern or traditional furnishings. Stop by a showroom near you or shop online to take advantage of the exclusive low prices during our $100 Million Sale & Clearance!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Taking Care Of Your Furniture

At Bel Furniture, we understand that buying furniture is an investment, and any investment is worth protecting. To help ensure that your special purchase lasts as long as possible, here are some tips for cleaning and protecting your furniture. 

Wood Furniture


Depending on the type of finish on your furniture, cleaning techniques can vary. For most wood furniture, cleaning with a lot of water is a big mistake. Due to its porous nature, it is unadvisable to clean wood with an excessive amount of water.

For painted wood, cleaning with a damp rag is fine, however for some wood finishes, any amount of water can be damaging, For lacquered, oiled, or finished wood, it's best to use a dry dusting technique; a simple microfiber cloth with a wood oil cleaning product. 


Upholstery Furniture  



Fabric furniture, although beautiful, can be a pain to keep clean, especially in a house with pets and children. For preventative measures, it is best to use a cleaning product that repels stains and be sure to test the product on a small part of the fabric first to ensure it won't discolor the fabric. For basic spot cleaning, an easy solution of hot water and dish soap applied liberally and scrubbed with a microfiber cloth may be all you need.

For more stubborn stains, spray hydrogen peroxide (vodka and vinegar also work welldon’t worry, the smell goes away when dry!) on the stain and let sit for 10-15 minutes and then steam clean until the stain disappears. If you’re still uncertain about how to go about cleaning a particular stain, consult a professional cleaning service.

For whatever life throws at your home furnishings, there are things you can do to help keep your furniture in showroom condition for years to come. Although, with our affordable furniture prices available in places like Houston and San Antonio, we wouldn’t blame you if you preferred something brand new. Whether you need furniture for your bedroom, dining room, office, living room, or your kid’s room, have peace of mind you’ll receive the best deal possible!



Thursday, February 23, 2017

President’s Day Sale

Once a recognition of George Washington’s birthday, President’s Day has become a national holiday to honor all U.S. presidentspast and present. It’s also become a day to show off your patriotic spirit and celebrate the country we love so much. At Bel Furniture, an affordable furniture company, we have always held President’s Day near and dear to our hearts. To honor our current and past leaders, we’d like to offer you some exclusive savings during our President’s Day Sale

Celebrate this President’s Day by treating your entire family with this contemporary style Sectional! Once priced at $1,299.99, you can NOW upgrade your living space for only $744.74!
Featured with a hardwood frame, soft microfiber fabric, and a FREE oversized ottoman, there’s truly no better place to buy living room furniture in Houston or across Texas.

Bring the family together this President’s Day by enjoying a delicious dinner around this 7 Pc Extension Dining Room Set. Lacquered in a rich cherry finish, this gorgeous set was handcrafted with quality hardwoods and features two 15” leaves. Although, perhaps its greatest feature is its price! For a limited time, you can take home this dining room set for ONLY $1,171.68! Considering it was once listed at $1,699.99, it’s nearly a steal!

 What would President’s Day be without a few celebratory toasts? Perfect for any event, this Wine Cabinet will give your home a more sophisticated appearance without breaking the bank. Featured with convenient storage shelves and a mood-setting backlight, this is a must-have piece for any casual drinker or wine connoisseur. Also, you’ll only have to pay $998.88 opposed to its original $1,499.99 price tag! Shop now before this exclusive deal passes you by!
No matter how you celebrate this significant day, we hope you’ll join us at Bel Furniture near you or online to take advantage of the historic savings during our President’s Day Sale! Although, these great deals won’t last for long. Hurry in before your dream dining room, living room, or bedroom furnishing reverts back to its normal price!  

Friday, February 10, 2017

3 Ways To Successfully Light Your Home

Lighting can make or break a room. A room that’s overly bright or dim can give you and your guests an unpleasant experience and may undermine the visual impact of your furniture and decor. To shed some light on this vital home element, we came up with three brilliant ways to successfully illuminate your living space.

Determine The Room’s Purpose

The appropriate lighting for a room should be determined by its very purpose. For example, brighter lights would serve better in a kitchen rather than a living room or study, which are places that require more dimmer and focused arrangements. Also, try to pinpoint the areas that need emphasis in a room. A kitchen counter and an office desktop are a couple of significant places additional light would be needed.

Have Diverse Light Sources

A successfully lit room is made up of a diverse set of light sources. In most cases, it should not be your goal to light up every inch of the room. Patches of darkness can offer an invaluable sense of depth, as well as a less strenuous environment for you and your guests. Try to focus on defining certain patches of a room with several localized sources and be mindful of how natural light can come into play.

Use Dimmers

Dimmers are essential for any living space. Depending on your mood, time of day, or current activity, their brightness can be adjusted to grant a unique illumination for each room. We recommend wiring every room’s primary light source with a dimmer. Not only will it preserve the overall life of each bulb, it will yield a more pleasant and unobtrusive experience for you and your guests. Also, they are excellent energy savers compared to standard, non-adjustable light sources.  

Brighten up your home even more by taking advantage of the low prices during our President’s Day Sale! Get affordable furniture the whole family can enjoy without sacrificing quality. Whether you need furnishings for your bedroom, living room, home office, dining room, or kids room, take comfort you’ll receive the best price possible. Shop online or in-store to start saving today!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Items To Aid With Moving Heavy Furniture

Buying new furniture in Houston can be more of a hassle than necessary if you don’t know how to properly move it. Particularly heavy pieces, like living room furniture, will put a serious strain on you and your helpers without proper devices to balance the weight. Here are some ideas of what to use to smooth along the process.

Moving Furniture By Pushing It


One option you have for easily relocating your furniture from room to room is sliders. You can purchase these at hardware stores, such as Lowes or Home Depot, but you can also use frisbees or glossy magazines as alternatives. You simply place the sliders underneath the legs of the furniture, with the smooth edge against the floor, and then push it to where it needs to go. Make sure to push from a lower section to avoid tipping and bring in another person for assistance if you think it’s necessary. The friction will be reduced; thus, the object will slide with more ease.

Moving Blankets

Moving blankets work similarly, just make sure you put the entire blanket under the furniture before you pull it where the piece should go. You can also fold up a bunch of moving blankets to form a kind of ramp to move furniture upstairs. Just place a blanket on each step, in addition to the one under the furniture, and pull the edge to bring the piece upstairs.

Shoulder Dolly

Another option is using a shoulder dolly. This has straps which lift by connecting to your shoulders to remove the weight from your back. This, in turn, makes you use your strong muscle groups and provides more leverage. However, don’t use this for moving on stairs, just flat surfaces. On stairs, the weight shifts nearly entirely to the bottom person.

Moving Furniture With Equipment Using Wheels

Moving Dolly

A moving dolly, a square platform with four wheels, is another option for transporting your furniture. They are simple to use because you just put the furniture on top and then push it in any direction. Keep in mind that they are small and you may require something larger for your job.

Hand Truck

A hand truck, however, is a metal, upright standing piece of equipment with wheels on the bottom, often used for dressers, tables, and bookcases. You wheel the platform underneath the furniture and then push it by the handles. In order to do this, lean the furniture against it and tilt the handle toward you.

We know how stressful moving can be, with all things considered, so don’t make furniture shopping a part of the list you dread. Among the cheap furniture stores Houston has to offer, Bel Furniture sits at the top. We sell everything, from mattresses to dining room tables, so consider us as your one-stop shop if you have a move coming up.