Monday, November 13, 2017

The Right Size Mattress For You

Are you new to Texas? Is your bed a little worn for wear? Or maybe you’re still sleeping on your old futon from college? All of these are good reasons to invest in new sleeping accommodations. When shopping for a new mattress in Houston or San Antonio, you may have some questions about the size of your new bed. Let us help you figure out what’s best for you!

Right size mattress

Twin/Twin XL

Measuring in at around 39 x 74 inches, the twin size mattress is the smallest of conventional mattresses, and is generally only purchased by a single sleeper. Many children find twin size to be more than ample space for them, as they have yet to reach a size where they will feel cramped on its surface. For taller children and smaller adults, the twin XL (Extra Long) is a viable option. At approximately 39 x 80 inches, the dimensions of a twin XL dimensions are approximately half a foot longer than the standard twin.

Until fairly recently, the full size bed was standard for the average adult. With dimensions of roughly 54 x 74, this is an ideal option for someone who sleeps alone, as an attempt to share a full sized mattress may end in an uncomfortably tight situation. Many customers who choose a full size bed do so for the convenience of price and space. At a modest price, a full size mattress allows one to purchase a bed that is both comfortable AND fits in a smaller Houston or San Antonio apartment.


Queen mattresses have steadily been increasing in popularity. Whether that is due to an increased desire for sleeping space or everything really being bigger in Texas, who can say? Queens’ dimensions are around 60 x 80 inches, and as such they contain an ample amount of room for a single sleeper while also being able to comfortably fit a couple. While a standard bedroom, even a small one, should be able to fit a Queen, some may find that it is a little snug. Measuring the length and width of your bedroom is recommended before purchasing a Queen size mattress.


Living up to its name, a King size mattress measures in at around 76 x 80 inches. With more than enough room for even the tallest individual, this is the bed for anyone who loves their space. Gone are the days of tossing and turning in your sleep only to end up face down on the floor. Even a couple sharing a King will be able to comfortably settle down into a relaxed, unperturbed sleep. Be forewarned. This giant majesty may take up the entirety of a small bedroom—if it even fits!

At Bel Mattress, we work hard to help you find the best in affordable, quality mattresses in Houston and San Antonio.  With our 180 Day Sleep Comfort Guarantee, you can be sure that your sleep is our number one priority. Stop in to one of our Bel Mattress locations in Houston or San Antonio today. We promise you’ll sleep great tonight!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Furniture Trends

Looking to spruce up your Texas household this fall? Furniture will certainly set you in the right direction, but would about the décor? We put together some of our favorite fall trendy ideas, for you to stand out amongst the crowd! 

 fall furniture

Space is Your Friend

Years ago gigantic furniture pieces, TV’s, and bulky accessories were big deals. In 2017, many interior designers go with the less is more approach. There are plenty of sofas, recliners, or TV stands that have the ability to fit people and not destroy your space. With the open space, it’s up to you to find the elements to make things pop. How about a custom designed lamp, rug, or painting to give your spot personality? This is your space, so make it yours!

Modern Colors

If you want a modern space, it’s important to design your room with modern colors. Emerald greens, pastel colors, and hues that are more natural are in. Remember, that identifying the color of your pillows, rugs, or walls are important before you begin your furniture buying journey. Once you know what’s right for you, the perfect furniture piece will attribute your décor greatness! 

Disconnected Bedrooms

As furniture gets smarter, it’s becoming harder to disconnect from electronics with anything we do! This has led to a new trend in which many people are going with a cozy throwback look in their bedrooms as opposed to having plugs everywhere! Putting old fashioned curtains, bed rails, or sheets can give your area personality that will be unique in comparison to other areas. 

Woven Creations

Hand-woven accessories have become popular wall decorations. Remember when we talked about adding space as your own? This is an ideal opportunity to add pizazz with hand-crafted baskets, plants in wicker stands, or a fruit basket to entertain your friends. These pieces can go with a variety of colors, and will eliminate any generic feel that your space may give.

Looking for furniture as you begin your next décor project? At Bel Furniture, we have the cheapest prices you’ll find in the state! See where we’re offering up this month on our promotions page.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Katy Grand Opening Event!

As one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in Texas, we’re thrilled to announce our newest Bel Furniture location! Bel will be opening its doors west of Houston in Katy, Texas on October 7. As always you can expect daily hot deals on all furniture items from bedrooms to dining rooms and everything in between. We’re your one-stop shop for all home furniture needs! 

We hope to see many of your smiling faces for our grand opening blowout event. Starting at 10 A.M. there will be fun for the whole family to usher in our newest member to the family. Be sure to bring a big group for food, fun, and free gifts!

We will have the following:
  • Face Painting and Balloons from 12:00-4:00 P.M.
  • Petting Zoo from 12:00–4:00 P.M.
  • Hot Dogs/Cookies/Bottled Water from 12:00–6:00 P.M.
  • Giveaways every 15 minutes starting at 11 A.M.–7:00 P.M.
  • Our Grand Prize Winner to be Picked at 3:00 P.M.

In addition to our opening day event, all of our locations will be chiming in with celebrations of their own! During the month of October we will be offering massive deals on all of our furniture. From living room sets to dining room sets, you’ll find deals in the thousands! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for information regarding our daily deals and how you can be a part of them!

If that’s not enough we’re currently running a $1,000 giveaway on our Facebook. Simply submit a picture showcasing what you’re celebrating this month, and enter to win a gift card to our Katy, Texas location!

Learn more about Bel and our company promise on our About Us page. We can’t wait to see your family this weekend at our newest location!

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!