It’s no secret that the summers are hotter in Texas. If you want to get a good night’s sleep, you’ll need to find a way to stay cool on those scolding summer nights. In addition to our huge selection of mattresses, Star Furniture also carries an extensive selection of Bedgear pillows and sheets with wicking capabilities and ventilation so you’ll stay dry and cool all night long.

Bedgear Pillows

We carry three different styles of Bedgear pillows: Bedgear, Bedgear Alpine, and Bedgear Impulse. All Bedgear pillows range in size from Level 0.0 to Level 3.0, with 0.0 and 1.0 being good for stomach sleepers and people with smaller frames, and 2.0 and 3.0 being good for side or back sleepers with larger frames.

Bedgear Performance Pillow

The Bedgear Performance Pillow is the most affordable option from Bedgear, and its single layer, DRI-TEC moisture wicking fabric is ideal for cool to neutral sleepers.

Bedgear Alpine Performance Pillow

The Bedgear Alpine Performance Pillow features VERT-TEX cool touch fabric, which is ideal for medium to hot sleepers, as well as an AIR-X panel, which promotes air flow. It also features the soft and responsive BOOST blend, which provides support for the head and shoulders.

Bedgear Impulse Performance Pillow

The Bedgear Impulse Performance Pillow features VER-TEX 6.0 climate control fabric, which is cool to the touch and deflects heat, making it the perfect pillow for hot sleepers. Like the Alpine model, the Impulse model features Air-X panels and the REACT blend core, which contours to your body’s natural shape to alleviate pressure.

Bedgear Sheets

At Star Furniture, we carry four different styles of Bedgear sheets for Queen and King mattresses, including Soft Basic, DRI-TEC Lite, Hyper-Cotton, and VER-TEX.

Bedgear Soft Basic Sheets

Bedgear Soft Basic Sheets are the most affordable sheet set from Bedgear. Despite the lower price, they are exceptionally soft, 100% hypoallergenic, and wrinkle, shrink, and stain resistant.

Bedgear DRI-TEC Lite Performance Sheets

Designed to wick away moisture and allow maximum breathability, Bedgear DRI-TEC Lite Performance Sheets are a great option for summer month sleeping. You’ll also love the soft, flexible material that moves with you for a comfortable sleep.

Bedgear Hyper-Cotton Quick Dry Performance Sheets

These temperature-regulating, hyper-cotton sheets provide fast evaporation, continuous air circulation, and plush softness. Plus, they’re made of eco-friendly fibers that are wrinkle, bacteria, and allergen resistant.

Bedgear VER-TEX Performance Sheets

These top-of-the-line sheets feature VER-TEX technology to regulate your temperature, even in the hottest climates. You’ll love the cool, silky feeling of these durable, hypoallergenic sheets.


Visit one of nine Star Furniture locations in Texas and let us help you take care of all your bedding needs!

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How to Create Your Own Cozy Reading Nook

by Jane K on April 23, 2018

Reading nooks are the perfect escape from our busy lives. By designing a cozy, relaxing space to check out the latest bestseller, browse through your favorite magazine, or listen to a beloved album, you can experience true comfort and peace. Follow these tips from the interior design experts at Star Furniture to learn how to create your own cozy reading nook:

Pick the perfect spot

When designing a reading nook, the first thing to consider is placement. Whether you decide to use the corner of the room, a window seat, an alcove, or even a closet, you can personalize the space to make it fit your personality and needs. Choose a spot that makes sense for you and move forward from there.

Choose the Right Seating

Seating is perhaps the most important decision you’ll make when designing your reading nook. Choose from options like a chaise lounge, an accent chair, a rocker recliner, or a loveseat. Whatever style of seating you decide on, make sure you’ll be comfortable with an open book. You’ll want to consider a few factors, including:

  1. Firmness: Can you see yourself being comfortable for long periods of time—potentially many hours? If the answer is no, you may find yourself spending less time relaxing and more time fidgeting.
  2. Arm Support: Depending on your typical posture and preferred reading position, will the seating arrangement provide adequate support to hold a book for long reading sessions? Sure, the average book only weighs about a pound, but a page-turner held for hours can still be uncomfortable, without support.

Create the Right Ambiance

Your reading nook should be a cozy sanctuary from the world, so make sure you create the right ambiance. Depending on how much natural light you have, you might consider upgrading the lighting with a floor or table lamp. Display your books on a decorative bookcase or decorate the space with fun accessories to make the space your own.


If you’re planning on designing a cozy reading nook, be sure to visit a Star Furniture location near you. We’ll help you find the furniture and decorations you need to design the perfect reading nook for your home or apartment. In the meantime, try out our easy-to-use Room Planner design tool to figure out the logistics of your space, and browse our extensive online décor & accent inventory for inspiration.


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Visualizing your layout can be one of the biggest challenges when furnishing your space, but with the Star Furniture Room Planner Designer Tool, you can determine your layout without the hassle of actually moving big items around the room. Here are some of the best features:

Room Planner Designer Tool - Room Type

Personalize your Room Dimensions

To get started, you’ll want to select the basic shape of your room from our four options. Once you’ve chosen a general shape, you’ll be able to enter the individual room dimensions on each wall. You can also adjust the corners by dragging the borders.

Choose Products from our Collection

One of the most helpful aspects of the room planner tool is the ability to select actual products from Star Furniture. Search through our collections for the pieces you’re considering purchasing, complete with accurate dimensions so you can drag and drop around the room. You can even choose generic pieces to represent furniture you already own—just don’t forget to alter the dimensions to best represent your space.

Save, Print, and Share Your Room Plan

Once you’ve designed a floorplan you love, you can save, print, and share the plan with friends. Print it out and bring it along when you visit one of our locations and our interior designers can offer additional advice and guidance using the inspiration you’ve provided.

Get a Complete Shopping List of All Items Created Within Room

Stay organized with the shopping list feature, which notates which Star Furniture pieces you’ve included in your floorplan for easy shopping.



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Top 10 Most Common Interior Design Mistakes

by Jane K on March 23, 2018

Sometimes the most helpful interior design tips are the kind that tell you what not to do. Here are the highlights from the most recent interior design seminar at our Sugar Land location, which was led by Tim Bryant, Director of Interior Design: The 10 Most Common Interior Design Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them).

Not Planning Ahead

Before you get started buying furniture and accessories, you’ll want to ask yourself these types of questions: How big is the space? How do you plan to use the space? What furniture do you want to keep? What do you need to make your lifestyle possible? You can even use our online room planning tool to help with this process.

Ignoring Functionality

It’s not just finding the right look; you also have to account for functionality. If, for example, your family plans to watch television together in the room, you’ll want to prioritize ample seating and end tables for people to set down their drinks.

Not Accounting for Scale

When furnishing and decorating your home, it’s important to consider proportions. The size of the room should dictate the size of the furniture—just as the size of the wall dictates the size of the artwork you’ll need.

Choosing the Wrong Furniture

When considering bigger items of furniture, choose neutral tones, which will make it easier for you to switch out smaller pieces as your tastes and needs change. In general, you’ll want these pieces to be foundations that the rest of your furniture compliment.

Being Too “Matchy”

Don’t get caught up in purchasing pieces that have the exact same color and finish. Instead, choose pieces that complement each other by finding the common denominator and using that as an accent.

Not Accounting for Texture

Not all your home décor should have the exact same look and feel. Choose different patterns, fabrics, colors, and shapes to give your room texture.

Skipping the Focal Point

One of the most common interior design mistakes is forgetting to give each room a purpose, or a focal point, that draws the eye. If you’re working with a larger space, you might even consider multiple focal points.

Not Involving an Interior Designer

Even if you’ve done your research, involving a professional interior designer can help simplify the designing process. At Star Furniture, we have an entire team of designers available to give you complimentary interior design tips personalized to your needs.

Keeping Pieces That Don’t Fit the Room

Many of us find ourselves holding onto furniture that no longer suits our needs, or which holds some sort of sentimental value. It’s okay to let these pieces go to better serve the ultimate vision.

Ignoring your Personality

If your home décor is going to withstand the test of time, it needs to reflect your personality. Don’t just regurgitate other people’s styles, find a way to make the room yours.

If you’re looking to furnish or decorate your home, visit one of our nine furniture stores throughout Houston, San Antonio, Bryan, and Austin, Texas. You can also follow our interior design blog for even more decorating tips. Check us out today!

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Which Tempur-Pedic Mattress Is Right For You?

March 19, 2018
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Did you know the average person spends one-third of their life sleeping? Make every minute count with our extensive collection of Tempur-Pedic mattresses: Tempur-Cloud Collection Mattress Feel Range: Soft to Medium-Soft This Tempur-Pedic plush bed features all the comforts of a memory foam mattress, and comes in sizes ranging from California king to twin XL. […]

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Tips For Choosing A Rug From An Industry Veteran

January 16, 2018

Paul Zoellner is no stranger to rugs. He has been selling them for 40 years. As an industry veteran, he has a lot of insight to offer. The next time you need a rug for your space, consider these tips. In fact, you might want to bookmark this post. The information is that good. Here […]

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Meet Our Houston Marathon Run Team

January 10, 2018

Star Furniture is proud to be partnering with Bedgear who is the Official Mattress and Sleep System Partner of the 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon! See the full bedgear assortment at Bill Ward President, Corporate Office – 45 years Experience Bill has been running for many years but the Chevron Houston Marathon will be his […]

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High Point Market Update October 2017

November 21, 2017

We recently sat down with Michaelle Pelzel, an Accessory Buyer for Star Furniture to discuss her recent experience at High Point Market. We chatted about the various aspects of the experience and what the future holds. Michaelle gives great insight into the overall experience and she definitely has her finger on the pulse of the […]

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Types of Mattresses 101

September 29, 2017

In today’s market, mattress shopping may get a little overwhelming because of the vast number of choices. But, at Star we’re here to make is easier for you. Don’t let the mattress process keep you tossing and turning. Let’s start off with breaking down the three different types of mattress so we can find out […]

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Furniture Tech: Adjustable Base Apps

July 31, 2017

The furniture of the future is here everyone. Time and time again, we see how technology and design combined manifest into incredible products that make our life just a little bit easier. That being said, it’s only natural that furniture tech has come so so far since the horse and buggy days when Star Furniture […]

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