Monday, September 11, 2017

How to Restore Flood Damaged Wood Furniture

Get your flooded wooden pieces back to their former glory

How to care for flooded furniture

Due to the recent devastation hurricane Harvey caused in Houston, many families may be forced to throw out all of their damaged belongings and restore their homes. This process is not only heartbreaking but extremely costly. In most cases, furniture and valuables will be damaged beyond repair, but you might want to think twice before throwing your wooden furniture pieces to the curb. In order to keep your losses to a minimum, we’ve come up with a few restoration tips for your wood furnishings.


The cleaning process is crucial when restoring flood damaged wooden furniture. In addition to removing the unpleasant odor, you’ll be able to prevent mold or fungus from forming. To clean, gently rub down the piece with small amounts of dish soap and water. Once done, try your best to remove as much moisture as possible by wiping it down and blotting any excess water. You then need to start the drying process immediately. The less time your furniture is exposed to moisture, the better.


To prevent your furniture from becoming further damaged, it must be dried as quickly as possible. If the weather is clear outside, consider putting it out in the sun, but refrain doing so if there’s still a lot of moisture in the air. Dry, arid areas work the best. You can also speed up the drying process by disassembling your wooden furniture. Depending on how long your furniture was exposed to water, it may have become warped. If this is the case, consider gluing displaced joints or veneers once it has fully dried. 

Remove the Mildew

Despite these preventative measures, mildew may still form. If so, its white blotches can be easily identified. To remove the unwanted growth, douse a towel in turpentine or with a mixture of equal parts water and ammonia. Once finished, immediately wipe it down with a dry towel.

At Bel Furniture, we also call Houston our home, and we were overcome with emotions when witnessing our beautiful city come together and selflessly help one another during a natural disaster. Indeed, we are truly blessed to live in such a wonderful place. For over 17 years, we’ve offered affordable Houston furniture and we are proud to call ourselves Houstonians. Together, we will keep Houston strong! For more furniture care tips, check out other informative blog articles.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dining Room Do’s and Don’ts

Learn the unwritten rules for designing and arranging your dining room.

Your dining room is the centerpiece of your home; a place to gather and share wonderful experiences together. Because of this, it’s important to ensure your dining room is setup to comfortably accommodate your guests or family members. But what makes a great dining room? Is the wall art? The table? Well, every dining room is different and should cohesively flow with the rest of the home, but there are a few general guidelines you should follow when planning it out. To ensure your dining room is a well-balanced addition to your home, here are a few design do’s and don’ts!

The Do’s

  • Do make an effort to provide room for guests to easily walk behind someone that’s seated at the table.
  • Do have an appropriately sized chandelier. You want it to add to the room—not be an eyesore.
  • Do ensure your dining room table is big enough to accommodate your entire family.
  • Do choose a rug that’s an appropriate size in comparison to the dining room table.
  • Do change your table runner with the seasons to add holiday flare.
  • Do have a candelabra handy to create romantic mood light for those special dinners.

The Don’ts

  • Don’t choose a dining room set too big or too small for your space.
  • Don’t keep clutter on the dining room table.
  • Don’t have a centerpiece that’s too big or too small for your table.
  • Don’t neglect to polish your furniture to ensure dust doesn’t collect.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix and match different dining room chairs for a unique and funky aesthetic.
  • Don’t be afraid of color; solid hardwood tables create the perfect neutral backdrop for colorful decorative displays.

At Bel Furniture, we offer affordable furnishings for every room in your home. Whether you need traditional or modern furniture for your Houston home, have confidence we’ll deliver the quality products Texans have trusted for over 17 years! Visit a showroom near you or visit us online to take advantage of our sizzling summer savings!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bedroom Decorating Do’s and Don’ts

Learn the unwritten rules for designing and arranging your bedroom.

A well-balanced bedroom

We recently gave various tips on ways to spruce up your living room while avoiding a few design taboos, but what about bedrooms? Guests might frequent these rooms less, but it’s important to have your arrangements flow cohesively throughout your home. Bedrooms are also the places we go to rest and balance ourselves. To ensure your bedrooms are well-balanced, here are a few guidelines to consider when decorating them.

The Do’s

  • Do use multiple light sources with varying degrees of intensity.

  • Do install dimmer switches.

  • Do consider getting rid of the carpet. Carpet is going out of style and can easily get dirty.

  • Do choose calming colors for your bedroom.

  • Do choose a rug that appropriately fits your bed and the overall size of the room.

  • Do have one place to sit and relax.

  • Do consider a place to store everyday items so they don’t clutter the room.

  • Do make sure you choose the right mattress for you.

The Don’ts

  • Don’t have a bed that’s too big or too small for a room.

  • Don’t overcrowd the room with furniture.

  • Don’t overcrowd the walls with decorations—keep it simple.

  • Don’t use bold or bright colors in the bedroom. It’s a place to unwind and relax.

  • Don’t have too many distracting electronic devices (TVs, Computers, etc.).

  • Don’t get cheap blinds or curtains. Tacky curtains are an eyesore. 

  • Don’t have white sheets if you have pets, especially cats.

  • Don’t overpay for quality bedroom furniture.

    No matter how you choose to arrange or decorate your home, it’s important to get quality furnishings without breaking the bank. For over 17 years, Bel Furniture, a Houston furniture company, has helped countless Texans get the affordable furniture they deserve. Stop by a showroom near you or shop online to take advantage of our unbeatable deals on all your favorite furniture and mattress brands!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Do’s and Don’ts for Your Living Room

Learn the unwritten rules for designing and arranging your living room.

Your living room is most likely the first room your guests will see when entering your home and plays a vital role in establishing its overall design. Think of it as the first impression of your home. It’s also the room your family and guests typically spend the most time in. At Bel Furniture, a Houston furniture company, we take pride in offering quality furniture at an affordable price, but it’s up to you to ensure our pieces flow cohesively with your home’s other decor—-especially in the living room. To help guide you through this process, here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when arranging your living room.

The Do’s

  • Do buy your most expensive furnishing first and then match the rest of the room accordingly.
  • Do have a quality living room furnishings. You want your guests to feel comfortable and right at home.
  • Do use multiple light sources with diverse intensities.
  • Do use dimmer switches.
  • Do have your wall art hung at eye level.
  • Do use a select number of throw pillows to accentuate your other decor.

The Don’ts

  • Don’t use an excessive amount of throw pillows.
  • Don’t use an ill-fitted rug. Having a rug that’s too small or too big can create an eye sore.
  • Don’t have your furniture up against a wall. This can kill the flow of your room.
  • Don’t crowd your furniture together. Your guests should have plenty of space to walk between them.
  • Don’t use one bright light source.
  • Don’t use more than three patterns in one room.

At Bel Furniture, we take pride in offering affordable furnishings for every room in your home. Whether you need traditional or modern furniture for your Houston home, have confidence  We’ll deliver the quality products Texans have trusted for over 17 years! Visit a showroom near you or visit us online to take advantage of our sizzling summer savings!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Find Summer Inspiration

With barbeques, pool parties, and vacations in full swing, we know Summer 2017 is going to be your best summer yet. When you go back to your fall schedule in September as a changed person, we can help make your house as vibrant as that forest you hiked, or as homey as that little bakery you found while traveling. Make your house match the new you!

Whether you actually went on cruise to Cozumel or your biggest adventure was right in your backyard, use your favorite dream summer destinations as inspiration!


We can’t all live in Paris, but we can have a bit of Paris in our homes. This European-styled bedroom set brings the room alive with fine carved details and silver coloring. Complete the look with silver and gold decor and a ornate styled rug it bring it all together.


Strong vibrant colors and accent decor can switch up a bedroom into an Arabian-inspired haven. This collection uses multi-colored wood and real iron hardware to achieve a rustic, antique appeal.


Bring that earthy feel of South America to your bedroom. With clean lines and solid mahogany in natural brown, this set creates a strong nature vibe. Furnish the room with woodsy decor and a pop of bright color.

New York

Update your house with the contemporary metropolitan feel of the bustling city.  The natural beige/cream fabric and the nailhead trim looks very Upper East Side. Decorate the room with contrasting pillows and black accents to tie the room together.


This sand-colored leather reclining set with top grain cowhide will take your room straight into the Californian country. Match it with warm toned decor and lots of plants, and let the natural sunlight from your windows create that country vibe.


Sometimes switching out a couple pillows and adding some wall decor isn’t enough to showcase your new summer inspiration. Our 4th of July sale is starting June 21st, so here’s your chance to update your house with the best deals of the season. Make going to Bel Furniture, your favorite place to get living room, bedroom, dining room, office, or kid’s furniture in Houston, a pit stop on your summer adventure.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Memorial Day Extended Sale

Now there's even more time to save on all your favorite home furnishings! Due to popular demand, our Memorial Day Sale has officially been EXTENDED to give your family the savings they deserve! With great deals on living room, bedroom, and dining room furniture, it’s no wonder this has become one of our biggest sales of the year! Here a few of the affordable Houston furniture deals you can take advantage of online or at a Bel Furniture showroom near you!

Every family deserves a space in their home to relax, watch movies, or make memorable moments in. Turn your living room into a place of comfort with this versatile 2 Pc Reclining Living Room Set. Built with cupholders, a storage console, and a drop down center tray, this set has plenty of convenient places to store everyday items to ensure they’re never lost. Also, if you purchase now, this dynamic set comes with a FREE recliner! Once priced at $1,599.99, you can now give your family the gift of comfort for only $998.97! Indeed, there’s never been a better time to shop for your home!

A Memorial Day Sale at Bel Furniture would hardly be same without great deals on bedroom sets! Get the bed and furniture pieces you deserve at a fraction of their original price. Hurry in now and get this traditional style 6 Pc King or Queen Bedroom Set for only $988.77. Once priced at $1,599.99! Featured with a rich sable color on hardwood construction, this set can give you a lifetime of comfort without the hefty price tag!

Of course, there’s no better way to bring the family together than with a home cooked meal in the dining room. Make these moments even more special by giving them a comfortable and stylish table to gather around. This contemporary 5 Pc Counter Height Pub Set is perfect for any intimate occasion. Lacquered in a deep espresso finish, this homestyle piece is everything you’ve been looking for to make your house a home. Once priced at $899.99, you can now make it yours for only $344.44!

At Bel Furniture, a Houston furniture company, we strive to cut out the middleman and offer unbeatable furniture deals to great Texans like you. And, with our Memorial Day EXTENDED Sale, your family can save even more! With a wide variety of furniture styles, you’re bound to find the perfect piece for your home. Shop online or in-store today at a Bel Furniture near you!