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

Sliders


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.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

3 Ways To Get Ready For Spring Cleaning

Spring will be here before we know it. And, for some places like Houston, it’s pretty much already begun. With spring comes all sorts of wonderful things: warmer weather, blooming flowers, an overstuffed closet you’ve been meaning to clean out all winter. Indeed, spring cleaning is well on its way, and we’ve put together a few tips to help you prepare for the chores to come!

Make A List




In general, lists are amazing. They’re great for groceries, errands, and the seemingly endless cleaning tasks that have been weighing over your head this past holiday season. Lists are a perfect way to organize your thoughts and can help make big projects seem manageable. Take some time to walk around your home and jot down all the things that need to be done this spring. When the season finally arrives, you’ll have a great head start on where to begin.

Gather Cleaning Supplies




This may seem like a no-brainer, but there’s nothing worse than realizing you’re all out of all-purpose cleaner after you’ve put on your favorite playlist and pulled up your sleeves to work. Sometimes that perfect sponge or scrubber can make all the difference when it comes to cleaning your home. These supplies can also be difficult to keep track of since they’re usually stored out of sight. Do yourself a favor and stock up!

Organize Your Clothes




Clothes, clothes, everywhere a’ clothes. For one reason or another, people tend to accumulate quite a bit of clothes throughout the year, and the unfavorable articles often get shoved to the back of the closet. Whether it’s a cringe-worthy holiday sweater or a pair of jeans you almost fit in, we assure you, these pieces are just taking up valuable space in your home. Consider going through your closet and setting aside these undesirable garments to be donated to your local Goodwill.


No matter how you go about your spring cleaning, we hope you are able to enjoy your home to the absolute fullest. At Bel Furniture, we love to help families all over Texas do just that by offering quality furniture at the lowest price possible. Whether you’re looking for living room, dining room, bedroom, office, mattresses, or kids furniture, we want to make sure you receive the affordable price you deserve. To start saving today, stop by one of our many locations in Houston and San Antonio!

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!