It's that time of year again - let the Back to School Shopping Begin at Belfort!

We know, summer’s not quite over yet…but back to school shopping is already in full swing!  Take a look and see what your kids need to succeed this school year – and tackle that shopping list now. Whether you’ve purchased all of those new backpacks and school supplies for the 2013-2014 school year yet or not – you’ll want to have some organization set up in your son or daughter’s room to wrangle all of those new goodies.  Here’s a list of the top organizational pieces their rooms will need along with a variety of options per category available at Belfort Furniture.


When thinking back-to-school and youth bedroom organization bookcases come to mind first.  It’s a place to store all of those books for the entire school year, along with their favorite stories and some prized accessories!  If you’re looking for a classic bookcase the American Spirit 4 Shelf Bookcase from Legacy Classic is a great option.  Featuring four large shelves deep enough to accommodate anything you may need to store and a warm, medium brown cherry finish, this bookcase can easily add-on to your room or complete your American Spirit Collection.

For an updated version of the classic bookcase, take a look at the Bookcase Hutch from the Madison Collection.  This hutch rests atop a 6 drawer dresser and doubles the storage and organization capabilities.  Featuring storage shelves and cubbies you’ll find a place for everything.  If you prefer using this piece without the dresser simply utilize the feet included to create a stand alone bookshelf.  This versatile piece can easily grow with your little one from nursery to tween hangout.

Desks and Hutches

For a creative option that your little one is sure to love, pick the Bailey Desk Drawing Board with Adjustable Tilt and Key Lock paired with the Drawing Stool.  This desk encourages creative thinking, whether it’s an art project or an essay.  Featuring an Antique Natural finish this desk can seamlessly integrate with any existing furniture – or, if you’re a fan of the driftwood like finish you can complete the room with the Bailey Bedroom Collection.

She may like a little glitz or a lot of glamour but this is a chic way to incorporate her love for sparkle into her room – the Olivia Traditional Computer Desk/Vanity from Legacy Classic is a charming Victorian cottage design and features crystal inspired drawer hardware.  Available with the traditional office style hutch or a Vanity/Bureau Mirror with side drawers, this multifunctional piece can help her complete homework and get ready for the school day.

Overloaded with papers, pens, and paper – oh my!  The Freestyle Desk and Hutch by Smartstuff is ideal for organizing and storage.  This set comes complete with keyboard storage or extra work space, two drawers with a pencil tray, file drawer, three-way dimmer to illuminate your work area, cork back board for pinning, cord management hole, and an adjustable CD shelf.  Finish the desk with your choice of seating – a sleek Swivel Chair or a modern Stool.

Lockers and Cheval Mirrors

Looking for something different this time?  You have plenty of new options on the horizon and this one is a re-make of a classic – the locker!  This Bookcase Locker from Legacy Classic’sDawson’s Ridge collection is a far cry from the traditional skinny metal lockers, but it has the same organization and storage ideas in mind.  Featuring sliding doors, a storage drawer, and label holders for each shelf, this unique organizational piece for your kids’ rooms will be something fun to keep neat.  The versatile furniture piece uses poplar solids and veneers with an Heirloom Cherry finish and signature details such as decorative slats, bracket cut feet, wooden bolts and classic wooden knob hardware.

For the gals of your house, they’ll need help to keep those necklaces, bracelets, and other fun jewelry from getting tangled.  The Gabriella Cheval Floor Mirror with Sliding Front for Accessory Storage from Smartstuff features a beveled mirror framed with simple and elegant molding detail.   This multi-function piece allows her to check her ensemble in the full length mirror and store all of that prized jewelry behind the mirror.  Out of sight and organized, what else could you ask for!

With back to school shopping here already, be sure to take advantage of Virginia’s tax free weekend.  This upcoming weekend, August 2nd through the 4th, purchases of certain school supplies, clothing and footwear will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax.  For full details regarding this back to school shopping weekend’s tax-free eligible items, click here.

While you’re out tackling that school supply list be sure to stop by Belfort Furniture’s Kids Showroom with the Washington DC Metropolitan area’s largest Young America showcase and a variety of options for your little one’s rooms.  Between August 1st and September 15th enter Belfort's Kids' Room Makeover Contest in person at our Kids Furniture Showroom.  One lucky winner will get to choose a 4-Piece Kids' Room Valued at $1495, plus a coordinating rug from Lil Mo and lamps to complete the room.  The winner will pick either the Madison Collection or the Dawson's Ridge Collection by Legacy Classic.