Monday, June 29, 2015

Scent-Sational Summertime

Summer is here, and Fall is coming fast. By now, you have noticed all the gardens in bloom, the backyard grills smoking, and the plethora of fresh fruit filling the grocery stores. It is a time of new summer smells filling the air, and simultaneously, you are likely feeling a little more relaxed on those hot summer evenings.

While you might think that these two facts are unrelated, you may be surprised to realize just how closely linked our emotions are to our sense of smell. A nice bouquet of flowers, a warm apple pie, or the scent of an ocean breeze can lift your spirits instantly.Therefore, the scents you have in your home can make just as big of an impression on you, your family, and your guests as the perfect accent piece or a new furniture set.

Out With The Old

Before you hit up the nearest Yankee Candle, remember that adding new scents without cleaning out the stale odors will just result in a masking effect that will have little impact in the long run. Instead, start with some basic cleaning. Vacuum the carpet, wipe down all the wooden surfaces, shake the dust out of all your rugs (note: make sure you do this outside), and really get into all the nooks and crannies. You’ll probably enlist your kids’ help to tackle the heavy duty messes, including the pile of gym clothes in your son’s room.

Once all the bad smells have been removed, then it’s time to bring in the scents you love.

Commercial Products

The option that may come to mind first is to purchase commercial scent products. These mainly include a variety of air fresheners. Many of these are designed to be long-lasting and include ingredients that work to eliminate any lingering odors that may have stuck around after your thorough summer cleaning.

However, there are those who forgo this option in favor of a more natural approach.

Candles, Waxes, & Oils

The variety of candles, melting waxes, reed diffusers, and essential oils that are out there can seem daunting to say the least, and while each has their own benefits, it ultimately comes down to your style, your home decor, and of course, the scent that makes you feel happiest or captures the mood that you want to create. Keep in mind, our sense of smell is also closely linked to our memories, so when making your decision, you may find a scent to evokes memories of a loved one, of a childhood memory, or even of a specific place and time.


Finally, after looking through all your options, you may decide to go completely natural and create your own solutions. This process could include making your own candles (for which there are an abundance of blogs, recipes, and guides from which to choose) or you could find simpler method for bringing the scents you love to your home.

Fresh cut flowers add a natural and bright feel to your home and can bring the scent of relaxing summer to any room. Additionally, you may decide to hit the kitchen, where you can either bake fresh cookies 24 hours a day (a little difficult, but if you decide to do this, then please invite us over) or you can make your favorite simmering pot. To do so, just warm a pot of water on the stove or in a crockpot and add your favorite ingredients (apples, cinnamon sticks, orange peels, nutmeg, rosemary, and so on).

No matter how you choose to freshen up your home, just remember that the right combination of furniture, decor, fresh scents, and family can transform any house, apartment, or condo into an instant home.

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Epic Sale is Here and Father’s Day is around the Bend

Father’s Day is just around the corner and Bel Furniture has plenty of ways to celebrate this year. Your dad deserves something that makes him feel appreciated, the king of his domain, the grand ruler of that one squashy armchair with the perfect placement in front of the living room TV. Get him a gift that doesn’t only say “I love you” but also “I know you.”

We started the Bel Epic Sale specifically for families that might not normally be able to afford the furniture that the heads of their households deserve. Maybe that one great TV console that dad loves is just out of your price range—we want to change that. We’ve slashed prices lower than ever this year to honor all of the amazing value that fathers bring to our communities.

We know that fathers make an impact in more than just their own households. They are the largest cheering section at the local little league games. They make sure that the family feels protected at night. They will pull over to the side of the road to help out a stranger in need.

Because of these people, amazing fathers, Bel Furniture’s Epic Sale is slashing prices down to the lowest you’ll see in a long time. We’ve got beautiful two-piece living room sets with a free recliner thrown in if you buy during the sale;

stately King and Queen bedroom sets that will make your bedroom reflect all of the love and effort that you put into keeping your house looking good;

daybeds and curio cabinets to make your space feel like home and show off your unique personality;

and awesome-looking bunk beds to give kids rooms that have maximum floor space for fun, toys, and play.

The sale ends soon, so don’t miss your chance to make this Father’s Day one to remember for you and your family!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Extravaganza

May has always been a big month for the team here at BEL furniture, mostly due to the fact that we always celebrate Memorial Day in a big way. This year, we are offering huge savings on tons of our furniture and home decor pieces. It is all a part of our Memorial Day Extravaganza!

Huge Storewide Savings

Everything is on sale, in-store and online. That includes dining sets like this 6-piece set from our Mollai Collection. Featuring an espresso finish, a self-storing butterfly leaf, and padded seats, this beautiful combination, originally priced at $806.99, is now on sale for only $584.44.

Or if you prefer something with a more formal feel, then check out this 7-piece set that shows off a mahogany, matte finish and a carved hardwood construction. Originally on sale for $1599.99, you can now find this entire set for $1091.55. That means over $500 in savings.

And for the extra touch, add the 2-piece china cabinet.

Relax In Style

After a long Memorial Day Weekend full of feasting with family and friends, we know that you’ll need a place to kick back and just relax, so get yourself topnotch comfort without paying a topnotch price.

You deserve to put your feet up after a long day, so treat yourself to a brand new recliner, like this one below. As part of our Sara Collection, this cozy chair is crafted with hardwood construction and rich, brown bonded leather, and to help you relax in any direction, it also includes a bonus swivel base; all of this for just $244.98.

However, you may make your friends and family jealous whenever they stop by, so get enough seats to go around with this motion reclining living room set. With vanilla leather, steel reclining mechanisms, hardwood frames, superior padded comfort, and a convenient fold-down tray table with cupholders, this group will surely offer the ultimate experience in relaxation. Buy it now for $998.88 and get the recliner for free!

Sleep In As Late As You Want

To cap off all the amazing savings during our Memorial Day Sale, we’re giving away tons of free gifts with every mattress purchase of $799.99 or more, including free delivery, a free bed frame, a free mattress protector, free set-up and removal, two free deluxe pillows, two free deluxe pillow cases, a free deluxe flat sheet, and a free deluxe fitted sheet. In the end, you’ll save more and sleep better.

BEL American Household

Finally, to wrap up our Memorial Day Celebration, we have been hosting a contest all month where customers can submit a photo of themselves or their home for a chance to win $2,500.

It is not uncommon to hear the phrase “Average American Household.” However, we believe that there’s no such thing, because part of being American and part of what so many men and women have fought and died for is for us to have the chance to embrace our diversity. Each American family is unique and so are their homes. That’s why we celebrate this diversity and the freedom to express yourself throughout your home, making it your #BelAmericanHousehold!

For more details on upcoming events, be sure to subscribe to BEL Furniture and like/follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You still have time to save during our Memorial Day Extravaganza, so hurry in before June 9th and take advantage of all the savings! Make this season one to remember!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Interior Design Using Spring 2015 Pantone Fashion Colors

Are you looking to update your interior design? Give your home a trendy makeover using the Spring 2015 Pantone Fashion colors. Bel Furniture has furniture and home decor in all fashionable colors for every taste at an affordable price.

Cool Tones

This year’s Spring Pantone Fashion Colors feature a plethora of gorgeous cool tones. The calming shades of Dusk Blue, Aquamarine, Lavender Herb, and Lucite Green are accompanied by bold Classic Blue, tropical Scuba Blue, and earthy Treetop and Woodbine. You can give your home pops of these colors with this Classic Blue Rug, this Lucite Green Rug, this Scuba Blue Rug, or this Woodbine Patterned Rug.

Give your living room an accent color with this Dusk Blue Swivel Chair or this Treetop Recliner. Light up your room with this Aquamarine Beach Chair Lamp or this Lavender Herb Lamp.

Neutral Tones

Maybe you are looking to go a little natural in your home decor. Add hints of warmth to your home and complement vibrant colors with Toasted Almond, Sandstone, Titanium, and Glacier Gray. Get this sofa and ottoman set in either Toasted Almond or Sandstone for your living room for seating that never goes out of style.

Accompany your decor with this elegant and trendy Glacier Gray Chaise Lounge or Glacier Gray Patterned Accent Chair where you can read under the light of this Titanium Lamp.

Warm Tones

The warm tones of the Spring 2015 Pantone Fashion Colors feature both velvety colors and fun tropicals. Marsala is the color of the year and the foundation of the entire palette. The creamy Custard, Strawberry Ice, and Tangerine finish the collection with flair. This Marsala Daybed Futon is the perfect place to relax both night and day. Your little girl will love this Strawberry Ice Twin Daybed and Trundle for her bedroom.

Finish off your home decor with this Custard Striped Rug or Tangerine Accented Patterned Rug.

Add your own personal touches and beautiful artwork, and your home is ready for your next get together. Tag @belfurniture in your Spring 2015 Pantone Fashion Color furniture pieces on Instagram.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Create the Bedroom of Your Kid’s Dreams

Are you looking to give your child the bedroom of his or her dreams? It may seem like a costly endeavor, but you can give your child the most amazing room at an affordable price with Bel Furniture. Find out how you can easily wow your kids with unbelievably low priced decor from Bel For Kids.

Dollhouse Decor

If your little girl is looking to live in a dollhouse herself, Bel For Kids can help turn her dream into a reality.

Along with painting the walls soft tones, you can feature the coolest dollhouse themed loft bed. Accent the room with this lovely and simple purple lamp. For the finishing touches, display her doll collection on this nice dresser.

Furniture for a Future Firefighter

If your little one wants to become a firefighter someday or just enjoys everything about dalmatians and fire engines, Bel For Kids has the perfect themed furniture and accessories for you.

The main feature of the room can be this incredible firehouse loft bed. Add another fun touch and light up the room with this firetruck lamp. You can also re-purpose a small ladder by painting it red and using it as a shelf.

A Place for a Princess

Your little girl deserves a room fit for a princess! Bel For Kids has an elegant and beautiful bedroom set that your little princess will love.

If you want to kick it up a notch, you could even get this luxurious, yet affordable, canopy bed fit for a queen. Add some extra glamor with this gorgeous dangly crystal lamp. Complete the ambiance by lining the furniture with a string of lights.

Fashionista Furnishings

Your little fashionista may have expensive taste, but you can still get the luxurious decor without the high price tag.

Grab this glam hot pink bed to give the room a fashionable flair. Light up the room with either a colorful dress lamp , a high heels lamp, or both. For a high end look, frame your classy shopping bags and hang them on the wall.

No matter what your child’s style is, you can find the perfect kid’s furniture at the lowest price at Bel Furniture’s Bel For Kids.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bel Furniture’s 15th Anniversary Sale

Bel Furniture is turning 15. That means YOU get the gifts! Bel Furniture’s Anniversary Sale is happening NOW through May 5, 2015. You don’t want to miss out on these deals. Head into your nearest Bel Furniture or shop on our website today.

Win A Shopping Spree!

Wouldn’t you like to win a $5000 Bel Furniture shopping spree? Just stop by any Bel Furniture to register to win. Think of all the new furniture you could buy with our extremely low prices. Visit any of our 13 locations, and check out all the limited time deals after you register.

Sleep For Cheap

Our Anniversary Sale features tons of savings to make your sleep better. All of our mattresses are up to 50% off, but that’s just the beginning. You will get an extra $100 off twin and full sets, $150 off queen sets, and $200 off king sets. Our beautiful bedroom sets are up to 45% off so you have a lovely place to accompany your new mattress.

Even our kid’s bedroom pieces are on sale. This bunk bed used to be $579.99. Now you can get it for $299.77, AND you’ll receive free storage drawers. We see a blanket fort coming soon!

Save Thousands

You have the opportunity to save thousands on furniture during the sale.

If you purchase this sofa for $999, you will automatically save $1000 and can buy up to two matching chairs for just $1 each. You can save up to 40% off on our other living room sets. Stop by for these deals before they’re gone! It’s easy to buy. No down payment, no interest, and no credit needed.

Thanks for making us the Fastest Growing Furniture Company in Texas, and thank you for 15 wonderful years!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Time to Get Moving

Time to Get Moving

Has your living space or bedroom started to seem a little stagnant? Even with new furniture, things can begin to feel stale and unchanged. The most common reason for this feeling is found in the simple fact that your furniture has been in the same arrangement since you moved in. You either found the perfect feng shui or settled on the first place the couch would fit, and there it has remained unmoved and undisturbed ever since. As a result, your home may have fallen into a bit of a funk, but there is a quick and simple fix.

Rearranging your furniture and decor carries many benefits from improving mood to keeping your home clean and safe for children and adults alike. All you need to do is grab a friend or family member and get moving. Try as many arrangements as you like. After all, if you don’t like the final product, you can always move things right back to where they started, but we guarantee you’ll find some new look that will really make a difference.

Taking Care of the Home

Maintaining a clean and tidy home can be extremely challenging at times. With so much going on in your life, you may not have time for the regular deep cleaning that your house or apartment deserves. Instead, you stick to the basics; run the vacuum, mop the floors, and wipe the tables. Unfortunately, this quick clean can leave behind a lot of dirt, dust, and grime, particularly under your unmoved furniture.

When you decide to rearrange your room, you’ll discover all sorts of spots that you may have missed during your regular routine. Moving a couch, chair, or even bed will reveal dust bunny landscapes and a plethora of odds and ends that may have slid under your furniture over the years. 

Additionally, you’ll discover deep impressions in your carpeting left by the legs of your furniture from years of use. These divots can permanently damage your carpet by breaking down padding and wearing away fibers. To prevent this, you only need to shift your furniture around, giving your carpet a chance to regain its shape.

Furthermore, you should be aware of any sunlight entering the room through surrounding windows. Overtime, this sunlight will cause fabric and photographs to fade or become discolored. Therefore, it is important to rotate your furniture and decor out of the sunlight on a regular basis. 

Taking Care of Your Family

The benefits of rearranging your rooms aren’t limited to household maintenance but can also include a happier and safer family. A new room layout can help your family and guests feel more positive when entering your home because the room will feel vibrant and refreshed. Even the slightest change can have big results.

Throughout the process, you must always remain aware of your surroundings and think outside the box. For those with younger children, you may need to toddler-proof the room. Backing the couch up to the dining area may help separate the space, but it can also give kids a great place to jump from sofa to table. Keep this in mind to prevent any unwanted daredevil stunts.

Finally, note where the electronics in your room may be. Make sure that you aren’t overloading any outlets with nearby gadgets or light fixtures. Instead, spread your lights throughout the room. 

Also, it is a common trap that people fall into when we center our room layouts around the television. Of course, this makes sense for viewing the TV, but it can also prevent conversation and interactions between your family and guests. Challenge yourself, and create arrangements that put relationships first and technology second.

For more housekeeping ideas, visit your nearest BEL Furniture and follow us on social media.