Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Furniture Shopping On A Budget

It’s that time again. For many, it’s a time of love, family, and high-spirited traditions. For others, it’s a time of financial frustrations. Indeed, the holiday season has arrived. Luckily, there’s a stress-free alternative to getting your holiday furniture shopping done under budget. Some call it a Christmas miraclewe call it our 100 Hot Buys Sale. With its deep discounts on mattresses, living room, dining room, bedroom, and child furnishings, it’s no wonder we’ve become one of the leading furniture companies in Texas.
Clearing your gift list is easier than ever with the great deals going on during our holiday super sale. Check out this gorgeous 7 Drawer Mirror Jewelry Cabinet! Once priced at $699.99, you can NOW get this stunning piece for ONLY $244.74! That’s more than half of the original price! You’re sure to leave your mother speechless come Christmas morning when she unwraps this beauty!

Struggling to find a great gift for dad? Look no further than this 4 Pc Entertainment Center. He’ll be able to watch his favorite sports team without feeling the guilt that comes along with a hefty price tag. Once priced at $1,299.99, you can NOW spruce up your living room for ONLY $644.74! Featured with a deep cherry finish, this versatile piece is only constructed with quality hardwoods to ensure it lasts a lifetime!
Of course, the holidays wouldn’t be the same without a proper dining room table for the family to gather around. Don’t miss your chance to lift their holiday spirits without emptying your wallet! For a limited time only, you can get this elegant 7 Pc Extension Dining Room Set for ONLY $544.74! Considering it was once listed at $1,199.77, this is nearly a Christmas miracle! Featured with a solid wood construction, this piece has a room for the whole family due to its large extension leaf!

The holidays are truly a special time of year. Although, finding the perfect furnishings for your family shouldn’t break the bank. This is why we strive to offer high-quality furniture at the lowest price possible. Stop by a Bel Furniture near you or shop online during our 100 Hot Buys Sale to experience the savings of a lifetime!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Texans Contest

Imagine sitting in a seat with an excellent view at a Houston Texans football game. Next to you is a beloved friend or significant other. Your favorite team, the Houston Texans, rushes towards the end zone for the winning touchdown. You jump up and scream at the top of your lungs, exclaiming your team pride!

Now, imagine doing all of this for FREE.

You can make this dream a reality by participating in Bel Furniture’s Texans Contest. By submitting a photo of you dressed up in Texans inspired attire, you can WIN 2 FREE tickets to the Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game occurring December 18, 2016. Win amazing tickets by taking part in something you already love doing! Here’s how to enter:

STEP ONE

The first step to getting the tickets of your dreams is to grab your camera! Take a photo of yourself wearing your favorite Texans inspired gear! Whether you’re decked out in official Texans sportswear or showing off your custom face paint, we want to see your Texans pride in all of its glory!

STEP TWO

Now that you have your perfect picture, it’s time to let the whole world share your team pride! Simply submit your photo in our easy to use entry form and then write an inspiring caption of why you deserve these tickets the most!

STEP THREE

After you’ve submitted your photo and caption, it’s time to do a little leg work! Tell your friends and family to vote on your submission through our Texans Contest Facebook page. Tell everyone to vote and show support for your high-spirited image! This is your key to success because the submission with the most votes—wins!

But remember, this contest ends on Wednesday, December 14th at 11:59pm, and right now there’s no better time to get the word out because our Home For The Holidays Sale is going strong! Experience unbelievable savings on dining room, bedroom, mattresses, and accent furnishings! After all, football and affordable comfy furnishings have always gone hand and hand. Stop by a Bel Furniture near you to take advantage today! So, without further ado, get out your camera and show us your Texans pride!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

3 Ways To Prevent Spills And Stains At Your Party

With the holiday season well on the way, you may feel inclined to hold a party for your friends and loved ones. The problem is, when large groups of people come together, there’s a higher chance of stains and spills finding your beloved furniture and carpet. Luckily, there are numerous ways to prevent those mishaps before the party even begins. Make sure your home remains fresh and stain-free by taking a look at these three basic party guidelines.
Coasters, coasters, and more coasters

This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how often it’s overlooked. More often than not, a home is only stocked with enough coasters for its inhabitants. By providing a lot of coasters at key places throughout your home, you’ll be well on your way to preventing one of the most common party stains. Odds are your holiday guests aren’t savages (at least we hope not). When they see a coaster nearby, they’ll most likely use it.
Paper Plates

Many times party hosts try to cut corners by giving their guests napkins instead of paper plates to carry their food with. Not only are they more difficult to eat off of, napkins are more likely to fall out of their hands and leave a stain on your new sectional. Plates can be much easier to manage when walking around and mingling with other guests. We also recommend favoring foods without excessive sauces or dark ingredients. This will help minimize stains if they do occur.
Stick To White Wine

Perhaps the biggest stain culprit during holiday parties is red wine. It may be a more dignified than other alcoholic beverages, but the stains they leave behind are perhaps some of the most unsightly accidents you can imagine. Not only is white wine less robust and more refreshing, it’s much easier to clean up if a mishap occurs. Also, you don’t want your guest experiencing immeasurable grief after ruining your new loveseat with red wine.

Holiday parties are fun, but we’re all aware of the possible mess they may cause. Along with the tips listed above, try to imagine possible accidents that may occur before your guests arrive. This will help you anticipate a party crashing stain. Although, stains aside, a holiday party is hardly worthwhile with the proper furnishings for your guest. Keep your friends and loved ones comfortable at a fraction of the price by taking advantage of our $100 Million EXTENDED Sale! Also, maximize their comfort even more by checking out our blog on overnight guests!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Decoration Ideas To Fall In Love With

It’s that time again. A time of brisk weather, crinkly leaves, and pumpkin spice. Yes, indeed, fall has officially arrived, and with it comes a whole plethora of decorating possibilities to further enrich your home. To help get you in the autumn mood, we’ve come up with a few stylish decorations to celebrate this special time of year. At Bel Furniture, we don’t just believe in offering affordable furniture in great Texas cities like Houston and San Antonio, we want your home to be a reflection of your personality.
Make A Wreath

A fall-themed wreath is possibly the single most important autumn decoration a home can have. It’s the first decoration to welcome your guests and can deliver a festive experience for every neighbor that passes by. To make this seasonal decoration, start by going to your local craft store and purchasing a grapevine wreath. Next, gather several small pumpkins (consider using white ones to offer a significant contrast to the rest of the wreath). You will also need some seasonal greenery such as smilax or spider mums. Once gathered, begin crafting your wreath by attaching the pumpkins with florist picks and then digging them into the wreath. You can do the same with the seasonal greenery. For a more balanced appearance, make sure to space the pumpkins and greenery out evenly.
Decorate The Entryway
A great way to offer a pleasant experience for you and your guests is to decorate an entryway furnishing in your foyer. This works best on some kind of table or accent piece. Begin by collecting or purchasing various fall colored leaves, branches, and seasonal gourds. Try to have a wide variety of colors, sizes, and textures for an even more vibrant display. Once gathered, purchase a couple of large glass cloches to give off a rustic display. Next, arrange the decor as you please on your entryway table. Gourds of alternating colors work nicely underneath the cloches. After you find that perfect layout, consider peppering your display with a few loose leaves to tie it all together.
Make Fall A Centerpiece
A great fall-themed centerpiece can offer a pleasant aura for your home and dining room. They’re also a great way to show off your autumn style to loved ones and dinner guests. First, you should begin by placing a large oval platter or bowl in the middle of your table. Next, either carve out the top and innards of a medium-sized pumpkin or purchase a lifelike pumpkin from your local craft store. Although, if you get a faux pumpkin, make sure the top is removable. Once acquired, feel free to place several fall-themed floral arrangements within your hollowed out pumpkin. Place the arrangement in the middle of the bowl/platter and then fill in the empty space with smaller pumpkins, seasonal gourds, and fall-themed vegetables such as radishes or eggplants.

Without a doubt, the fall season can offer a great deal of inspiration for your home decor. With its comforting themes and aesthetically pleasing natural colors, it’s no surprise this season remains a favored time of year for countless individuals. Celebrate autumn even further with our unbeatable savings on home furnishings. With our current $100 Million Sale & Clearance, you can save up to 80% on select products! Savings like this will get anyone in the fall mood! Stop by a location near you or shop online to experience the deals of a lifetime.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

3 Ways To Make An Overnight Guest Feel Right At Home

It can be difficult to make your guests feel right at home. After all, it isn’t their home. It can be even more difficult when having a guest over for the night. But there are many different ways to promote a welcoming and comfortable environment for your guests. Sometimes it’s as easy as providing a fresh towel or a pleasant fragrance for their room. Although, other methods may be a little less obvious. So, without further ado, here are three ways to help your overnight guest feel all warm and fuzzy inside during their overnight stay.
Clean The House
This is perhaps one of the most important things you can do to help your guest feel comfortable. Nothing is less welcoming than a house full of clutter and piles of dishes in the kitchen. Not only does it make you look disorganized, it may give your guests an underlying sense of anxiety due to an unbalanced environment. It’s also crucial that the bedroom, as well as the restroom, get a thorough cleaning. These are the places your guest will have alone time, and it’s important to promote positive energy through clean and well-organized surroundings.
Upgrade The Bed They’ll Sleep In
Aside from putting on clean sheets and pillowcases, you should consider offering various types of bed covers, blankets, or pillows since people often have different comfort preferences. Although, perhaps the most crucial aspect you must be aware of is the condition of the mattress they will sleep on. Old mattresses can cause sleeplessness, aches, as well allergy reactions due to excessive hidden dust that may have accumulated over time.
Provide Drinks & Snacks
Sometimes a few complimentary drinks and snacks can make all the difference during guest’s overnight stay. After all, we know how restless one can get when experiencing hunger. If you don’t know their drink and/or snack preference, give them a wide variety of possible choices. If you don’t mind possible spills or crumbs, consider providing a few of them in their bedroom since some guests are too shy to indulge in front of others.

These are just a few of the many ways you can make your guests feel right at home. But a home shouldn’t just be comfortable for guests, it should be a relaxing environment for you, too. To maximize your overall comfort, stop by a Bel Furniture near you or shop online to get the lowest possible prices on all your favorite furniture brands. There’s never been a better time to shop than during our $100 Million Sale & Clearance! Get up to 80% off on select furnishings throughout our entire store! Also, check out our informative blog on the most common decorating mistakes to help your guests have an even more pleasant stay!


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

How To Maximize Your Space And Prevent Hoarding

Throughout your lifetime, you’ll encounter a lot of stuff. Sometimes it’s small stuff, sometimes it’s big stuff, and sometimes it’s stuff you decide to take home. Over time, this stuff accumulates. Whether because it’s sentimental or functional (or even semi-functional), you try your best to justify WHY you must keep this stuff or that stuff. Before you know it, you’re surrounded by clutter. Don’t worry, It happens to the best of us, and, luckily, there are various solutions on how to maximize your living space and kick that clutter to the curb!
Donate Your Unused Clothes

Clothes, clothes, clothes. Wear ‘em, wash ‘em, or hand ‘em down, these items are essential to our daily lives. Unfortunately, they also accumulate easily due to growth, new trends, or other personal reasons. One way to keep your wardrobe from getting out of hand is to donate your gently used clothing. Whether it’s to Goodwill or a charitable organization, donating will help get clothing to those who need it most while giving you a bit of elbow room in your closet.
Purge The Closet Clutter

Let’s face it, closets have become the new atticespecially when your attic is at capacity. Whether it’s from the clothes, the off-season decorations, or the endless stack of board games, our closets often become a black hole for all the stuff that won’t or can’t be displayed throughout the rest of the home. Luckily, there’s an easy solution, but it’s not pretty. A purge must occur. To maximize your closet space, we recommend taking all of the items out and going through them one by one and asking yourself two simple questions, “Have I used this in the past year,” and “Will I use this within the coming year?” If the answers are both “No,” you might consider kicking it to the curb.
Put A Lid On It

Sometimes it’s not about the amount of stuff you have but the way you store it. To help organize your items and give you a little walking space, we highly recommend utilizing a wide variety storage bins. Storage bins have come a long way in the year 2016. They make them in all different shapes and sizes and are designed to stack, slide, or hang anywhere you desire. Instead of cramming those off-season decorations in an intrusive and unsightly cardboard box, consider utilizing a sleek, new storage bin that will slide easily under your bed or clothing rack.

One thing is for sure, people love their stuff. But no matter your personal preference for stuff, it’s important to take an inventory every now and again to discern whether or not you actually need it. It’s not just about clearing space, it’s about promoting a healthy and balanced environment within that space. Although, if you’re looking to fill your space with the most stylish furnishing under the sun, stop by a Bel Furniture near you or shop online to experience our unbeatable low prices! And if you hurry in now, you can experience even MORE savings during our Labor Day Sale! For the most affordable furniture in Houston or San Antonio, choose Bel Furniture! Also, for more insights about home organization, check out our other blog on Feng Shui!



Monday, August 29, 2016

3 Most Common Decorating Mistakes


We’ve all been therethat moment when a guest sat down in your newly decorated living room and offered a polite but stale smile. Perhaps they half-heartedly said, “I love what you’ve done with the place,” but we all know the truthyour decor is horrendous. But that’s okay. In fact, it might not be the decor itself, it can simply be the way it’s arranged. We all make mistakes, but the first step in reversing these mishaps is to recognize that there is one. To help you with this process, here are three of the most common decorating blunders. And remember, nobody knows more about stylish home decor than Bel Furniture. Shop online or find a showroom near you to get your hands on Houston’s most sleek and affordable furniture!
Everything Must Match

Mistake number one is thinking that home decor is exactly like fashion wear. Not everything needs to match. Complementary colors here and there can certainly be appealing, but when every object and furnishings blatantly color matches from the ceiling to the floor, it can be a bit tacky. Instead, try to match your decor by style rather than color. Express your personal tastes by arranging unique furnishings and decor. The result is a dynamic and refreshing experience for you and your guests.

Mixing Proportions

Whether you realize it or not, size matters. Well, concerning furnishings it does. When your guests walk into a room and see a myriad of various sized decor, it can be quite distracting. Not to say that your decor cannot show slight variation, but when a large recliner rests next to a delicate side table, it can be an eyesore. Everything in a room should be relative in size. This will not only give a sense of balance, it will keep certain decor from outshining others.
Too Much Stuff


It’s easy to get caught up in the things we love. Sometimes when we find our own personal style, we end up exploiting it to the max by overstuffing a room with excessive furnishings and decor. Let the room breathe. You’re doing yourself a major disservice by overcrowding a room. In fact, most of the time this mistake can completely reverse the look and feel you’re going for. By adding in limited and tasteful accents of your style, you’ll promote a more pleasant and harmonious environment.

Let’s face it, most of us aren’t professional interior decorators, but we can make a significant impact on our living space by adhering to a few helpful guidelines. Of course, the best way to get the most out of your home is to first find the perfect furniture. For the lowest prices in Houston and San Antonio, stop by a Bel Furniture near you or shop online to experience our once-in-a-lifetime deals. Also, check out our other blog on Feng Shui to further personalize your living space!