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Bellacor Furniture Articles and Guides for Your Next Furniture Purchase or Project.

Living Room Furniture

  • Lobby Couch

    A Quick Guide to Sofa Styles

    I recently discovered that the terms “sofa” and “couch,” according to their original definitions, actually described two different pieces of furniture. Although very interesting, knowing the difference between a sofa and couch might not help you when buying furniture, as most people now use the two words interchangeably. What’s important to know instead are sofa styles. Here’s a quick guide that will help you when shopping online.
  • Brown Leather Couch

    Sofas, couches, davenports – What’s the difference

    I’m sure many of you grew up like I did thinking that sofas, couches, and davenports were all the same thing.
  • Sectional Sofa

    5 Reasons to Consider a Sectional for Your Space

    Before you automatically start browsing the sofas and chairs, take some time to consider a sectional first. It seems many people are hesitant to buy a sectional and I’m not sure why. Maybe it is due to their larger size, or maybe people are just hesitant to try something new, fearing they will regret it later. While not for everyone, I think there’s a lot to love about sectionals. Read on to learn the benefits of sectionals and you might just realize you love them, too.
  • Blue Sofa

    Should Sofas Be Placed Against the Wall?

    Keep these considerations in mind when choosing the perfect spot for your sofa.
  • Choosing a Sofa That Reflects Your Style

    You might think that a sofa is nothing more than a basic living room staple. But a sofa is much more than a place to sit – this key piece of furniture can define a room and even speak volumes about your personal sense of style. That’s why it pays to choose carefully when shopping for the model that will grace your room.

Kitchen & Dining Furniture

  • Dining Room Tables— Round or Square?

    The rectangular dining room table has been the heart of many dining rooms for years. You’ve all seen the grand dining rooms depicted in movies. You know, the ones that have tables so long, people on opposite ends can’t even talk to each other. But society (and design) is changing and now people are shifting away from the formal and adding more casual, cozy and fun layouts with open floor plans. This new trend has allowed people to move toward smaller table shapes and many families share their meals together on a tables that are either round or square. But which shape is better for your home?
  • Kitchen Island

    Your Kitchen Island & Carts Shopping Checklist

    The old adage “too many cooks in the kitchen” doesn’t necessarily hold as true in the modern home. Meal-making spaces have morphed into communal areas for dining, socializing – even working at home on a tablet or laptop. If your kitchen has empty square footage or you just need more surface space, a freestanding kitchen island or cart is a versatile addition that doesn’t require professional installation.
  • Black Dining Room Chairs

    Bring Personality to Your Dining Room by Mixing and Matching Chairs

    Who says your dining chairs have to match? While it’s perfectly okay to purchase a dining table and chairs as a set, you could be missing an opportunity to create a unique look for your space. Mixing and matching chairs allows you to add some fun and personality to your dining room, which is especially useful if you don’t have a lot of space to decorate.
  • Bar Stools

    Bar Stools Around the House

    Bar stools have already made their way into the kitchen — where will they end up next? Well, that’s for you to decide! As people get more creative with their décor, many furniture pieces, including bar stools, are becoming much more versatile. No longer do bar stools have to be accompanied with a bar counter-top. In fact, they don’t even need to be used for sitting!
  • How to Choose a Dining Room Table

    Buying the perfect dining room table.
  • Choosing the Right Bar Stool for Your Kitchen

    Bar stools, as you can probably guess from their name, were created to be used in bars — and that’s exactly how they were always used. But not anymore! Now that people are installing higher kitchen countertops, the barstools have also moved into the kitchen and it looks like are there to stay.
  • How to Pick the Perfect Height Bar Stools

    Are you looking for bar stools for a kitchen island or breakfast bar? Picking the correct bar stool height to fit your counter, bar or table can be confusing.
  • Tricks to Sizing Your Dining Room

    Figuring out the best size table and the perfectly proportioned fixture for your needs can be confusing. Here are the tips I use to direct people to their best pieces.
  • Ready to Change Your Dining Room Style? Start With a New Dining Table

    Dining rooms can be designed in a variety of different styles and sizes, but most have at least one important thing in common: they are all defined by a dining table.
  • A Guide to Select Perfect Bar Stools

    As kitchen islands grow in size, bar stools continue to grow in popularity. Whether you have an island, a bar, or simply need additional seating, stools come in a vast array of unique styles, colors, finishes, heights, trims and embellishments.
  • Bar Stools: Styles Galore!

    Bar stools have become commonplace in the kitchen, and they come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors. Take advantage of this opportunity to bring excitement to your kitchen’s design!

Accent Furniture

  • Brown Coffee Table

    How to Choose the Correct Size for a Coffee Table

    Have you ever stepped into a friend’s living room, instantly felt something missing and then noticed there was no coffee table? Coffee tables are often the finishing touch to a living room and can tie all of your décor together for a complete look.
  • Brown Wooden Accent Cabinet

    12 Exceptional Design Features in Accent Cabinets & Chests

    Accent cabinets and chests are the perfect way to keep your house efficiently organized and well-styled. We’re taking a look at some of the most exceptional design features in today’s accent cabinets and chests — and helping you choose the best pieces for your home.
  • Rattan Accent Cabinet

    Accent Cabinets & Chests Tour – A Little Something for Every Room

    Nothing combines form and function quite like accent cabinets and chests. These practical designs keep your home efficiently organized while adding just the right amount of color, personality, and style. We’re giving you a room-by-room tour of the best cabinets and chests for any space – and proving that these traditional accents are still modern-day essentials.

Bathroom Furniture

  • Bathroom Vanity

    Choosing the Ideal Bathroom Vanity Color

    You’ve been thinking about updating the bathroom vanity, but if you are like most people, there are a few big questions you still have to answer.
  • Remodel Fever? Your Complete Guide to Bathroom Sinks

    Home remodeling projects are incredibly exciting… and equally intimidating. If your bathroom is in serious need of a makeover, then a new bathroom sink is a great (and affordable) place to start.
  • Bathroom Vanity

    Bathroom Vanity Buying Guide

    Buying a new bathroom vanity can easily dress up your space without a major renovation. Before you start, the first step is to measure! You’ll want to measure the width and depth of the space available, and even consider the swing of the door and opening of drawers before purchasing.
  • Blue Bathroom Vanity

    How to Choose the Right Vanity for Your Bathroom

    Every room should have a designated focal point, and in bathrooms a vanity is sure to do the trick. Bathroom vanities can be large or small and are found in varying materials and designs. With so many options, it is easy to feel overwhelmed—but don’t give up just yet! Choosing the right vanity for your bathroom depends a lot on the room itself; consider the bathroom’s size, who will use it and the overall look you want to create.
  • Insider’s Guide to Shopping for a Bathroom Vanity

    If your master bath or powder room is in serious need of a makeover, then shopping for a new bathroom vanity is a great place to start. The type of vanity you choose can completely transform a bathroom’s aesthetics and pull the space together with ease. We’re offering up some insider tips and tricks for finding the best bathroom vanity to suit your personal sense of style.
  • Bath Vanities for Popular Bath Layouts

    A vanity helps establish the style in any bathroom, no matter the size. It serves important functions such as holding the sink, hiding plumbing, and providing storage. You’ll also gain a countertop for hand towels, soap, and decorative items like flowers, trays, and mirrors.
  • Five Steps for Furnishing Your Bathroom

    Designing a bathroom from scratch should be a fun process, but it often becomes overwhelming and stressful. Every fixture, furniture and accessory you choose for your bathroom is like a piece in a puzzle, and when you’re all done, the pieces should fit together.
  • Sink Styles: How to Choose the Right Style

    If sinks prove anything, it’s that even the most utilitarian fixtures in your home can – and should – have an element of style.
  • Find The Right Bathroom Vanity Size

    Whether you’re planning a bathroom renovation or starting entirely from scratch, choosing a new vanity is an exciting part of the process.

More Furniture Articles and Resources

  • Kids Bedroom Furniture Set

    5 Pieces of Furniture Essential to a Functional Kids Room

    It's time to give little ones their own space. Create a functional kids room with these 5 furniture pieces.
  • Unique Furniture

    Add interest to your home with unique furniture

    Accent furniture can be a great way to add flair and personality. Plus, it doesn’t require you to completely redo your interior design and replace all of your existing furniture. All you have to do is find unique and interesting pieces to give a space that one-of-a-kind look.
  • Office Chair

    Home Office Options: Choosing the Right Desk Chair

    The home office was once a “nice-to-have” feature – today, it’s almost a requirement. As work schedules have evolved to include flextime and work-from-home benefits, it’s necessary to have a place where you can close the door, focus and get the job done. But having the space isn’t the only key – a functional office set-up is equally essential. One of the key elements of that is a office chair.
  • Why the foreseeable future of furniture is curvy

    The curved furniture trend has been on the upswing since 2019, and it seems to still have some serious legs carrying it forward. But curved furniture has also been a cyclical favorite for centuries.
  • Outdoor Furniture Storage

    If you’ve made an investment in outdoor furniture – even a relatively simple table and chair set – it’s important to protect that investment with high quality covers. They will make all the difference next spring when we’re digging out from the snow and ice.
  • The Health Benefits of a Standing Desk

    If you’re a desk-dweller, you know good and well how much sitting all day affects your body. Although there are ways to maintain a high degree of ergonomics while sitting for extended periods, it’s difficult always to remain sitting with your shoulders rolled back, back straight, feet on the floor, etc. Between getting up and moving around, avoiding the slouch, and looking away from your computer every now and again, what’s a sedentary employee supposed to do?
  • POLYWOOD – Timeless Outdoor Furniture

    POLYWOOD is the originator of the recycled outdoor furnishings category, pioneering the recycled adirondack in 1990. Not only did they create the category, they’ve had over 26 years to refine the designs, processes, and stand by their 20-year product warranty.
  • Smart Furnishing Tips for Small Spaces

    Getting the most use out of your small living space can be a daunting task. Smart styling requires finding versatile pieces and using them cleverly. Below are a few furnishing tips that will take your space from cramped to comfortable!
  • Choosing the Right Shower Head for Your Bathroom

    If you’re feeling frustrated with your shower experience, it may be time to ditch your old shower head and invest in a new one. Here are some of the more common types you might consider.
  • How to Buy the Right Entertainment Center for Your Space

    Pretty soon it will be your turn to host a movie night. Do you have everything you need to make the night perfect?
  • How to Pick the Perfect Headboard for Your Bedroom

    While headboards are essential to your bedroom’s overall design, not just any headboard will do. Keep these factors in mind to find a headboard that complements your room.
  • Small Space? Make Sure Your Furniture is the Right Scale

    Living in a small space can feel frustrating at times, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy great furniture.
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