BoulevardBlog https://blog.eldoradofurniture.com An El Dorado Furniture Blog Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:50:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/blog.eldoradofurniture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/cropped-ejphg.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 BoulevardBlog https://blog.eldoradofurniture.com 32 32 112942977 Best Things to do in St Petersburg Florida /blog/2019/10/01/best-things-to-do-in-st-petersburg-florida/ /blog/2019/10/01/best-things-to-do-in-st-petersburg-florida/#respond Tue, 01 Oct 2019 18:53:03 +0000 /blog/?p=2592 With our new El Dorado Furniture showroom opening soon in St. Pete, we thought it was an ideal time to share the best things to do in St. Petersburg, Florida. There’s a variety of things to do, whether you live in the area, plan to move there, or just want to take a vacation. You […]

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With our new El Dorado Furniture showroom opening soon in St. Pete, we thought it was an ideal time to share the best things to do in St. Petersburg, Florida. There’s a variety of things to do, whether you live in the area, plan to move there, or just want to take a vacation.

You can visit their award-winning beaches, hear live music, participate in family friendly activities, and more! I mean, why would you not want to go to a city that’s nicknamed Sunshine City? This is because of the city’s great weather with consecutive days with sunshine, so you’ll love having things to do when the weather’s almost always pleasant.

We’re going to divide the best things to do by category, so it’s easier for you to find what activities you think you and your family will love!

Museums

  1. The Dalí Museum

The Dali museum celebrates the life and work of Salvador Dali, a Spanish artist who focused on surrealism. The building itself is famous for “The Enigma” a collection of glass panes that flow in and out of the main concrete block. And the museum is right by the water in downtown St Petersburg, so you don’t get that stuffy museum feeling that you may have experienced before. If you want to see unique pieces of art at one of St. Pete’s best attractions, you’ll love it here. But it’s more than just a museum! There’s an avant-garden, brunches, films, art camp, and more. There is something to do for everyone. Click here for further information.

  • Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum is one of the finest and largest Holocaust museums in the country, honoring the millions of innocent victims from the Holocaust through permanent and traveling exhibits. You can also take tours and go to events. If you’re looking for a powerful and emotional museum experience, come here. Click here if you would like to learn more about this museum.

  • Great Explorations Children’s Museum
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If you have children, the Great Explorations Children’s Museum is a special place for hands-on learning and creative experiences. There are also special events that allow parents to leave the kids in the museum for babysitting while they enjoy a night out. You can have your child’s birthday party here, they can attend preschool, or go on field trips and to summer camp! Your kids will want to come back here! Click here to see what they have to offer.

  • Morean Arts Center

The Morean Arts Center is a destination for art lovers and an essential part of St. Pete’s art scene. Besides its contemporary art gallery, this art center offers free art classes for all ages and skill levels, including the Morean Center for Clay and a Morean Glass Studio. If you’d like to see artwork by famous artist Dale Chihuly, the Chihuly Collection is open to the public. Click here to learn more about this arts center.

Sports

  1. Tampa Bay Rays

St. Pete is definitely a baseball destination. If you’re a fan of professional baseball, you can’t miss a visit to Tropicana Field to cheer for the Tampa Bay Rays! Tropicana Field also hosts spring training for the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Tampa Bay Rays. A Rays game is really a great way to spend a Saturday with your family or friends. Click here to get more information about tickets.

  • Tampa Bay Rowdies

If soccer is more your thing, there’s a USL team in St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Rowdies! They’re an entertaining team to watch. Consider going with your friends or bring the whole family! Click here for information about tickets.

Outdoors

  1. Sunken Gardens

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and dive into a botanical garden paradise at the Sunken Gardens. The gardens are 100 years old and considered to be St. Pete’s oldest living museum. The relaxing atmosphere has waterfalls, amazing greenery, and tropical plants. Plant lovers can enjoy special horticultural programs, garden tours, and field trips. It’s also a great venue for a wedding if you have your heart set on a tropical wedding but want to skip the flight. You won’t regret coming to a place as peaceful as Sunken Gardens. Click here for more information about these gardens.

  • Weedon Island Preserve

Become one with nature at Weedon Island Preserve. This 3,000+ acre coastal system is home to plenty of native plant species and animals. You and your family can explore exhibits and archaeological sites to learn more about the history of natural Florida. You will have no trouble finding something to do as you can kayak, hike, canoe or even fish off the pier! Click here to plan your visit.

  • Fort De Soto Beach

For some, a perfect day is a day going to a beach. If that’s you, you’ll be happy spending the day at award-winning Fort De Soto Beach. Relax on the beach, take a walk, or go out on a deep-water kayak. Whatever you end up doing, you’re bound to come back to this beautiful beach. I mean, look at the view in the picture above! You could be there. Just click here to see more.

  • St. Pete Beach

St Pete Beach is another great place to spend your day. Besides relaxing on the beach or watching the sunset, you can jet ski or go skim boarding. It’s also one of the only spots for surfing in the Gulf of Mexico. If you want to spend the night here, the Don CeSar Resort is nearby, a historic and luxurious hotel!

  • Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

You won’t ever get bored when you’re at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. It’s a chain of unique ecosystems so you can go hang by the lake, take a walk on the trails or boardwalks, or see pine flatwoods. There are wildlife spotting and bird watching opportunities too. If you’re into camping, you can also camp overnight! Click here for more information.

Last but not least…

El Dorado Furniture St. Petersburg

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Now that you have some things to do, you can stop by our brand-new showroom in St. Petersburg that is opening this fall! If you haven’t been to one of our stores before, you’ll be amazed as soon as you step inside. You’ll begin walking down a boulevard that looks a lot like an old fashioned city street with benches and lamps. The store facades are separated by different furniture styles, so you can really find what you need for your home! We can’t wait for you to come shop with us.

After your visit with us, we would love to see your new pieces in your home! Feel free to tag us on Instagram @eldoradofl and use the hashtag #myedfhome with new pictures and you’ll have a chance to be featured on our account!

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How Furniture Helps Your Morning Ritual /blog/2019/09/23/how-furniture-helps-your-morning-ritual/ /blog/2019/09/23/how-furniture-helps-your-morning-ritual/#respond Tue, 24 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0000 /blog/?p=2501 We’ve all read about the habits of successful people. They wake up early, they exercise, they read, they meditate, and have an amazing morning ritual. And each of them swears they’re critical for their success in the long term. But these lists don’t mention how their environment supports those habits. How good is their bed? […]

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We’ve all read about the habits of successful people. They wake up early, they exercise, they read, they meditate, and have an amazing morning ritual. And each of them swears they’re critical for their success in the long term.

But these lists don’t mention how their environment supports those habits. How good is their bed? Is the yoga room filled with stacks of papers? Our home environment affects our mood, thoughts, and productivity, and furniture is a big part of our homes. It has a huge effect on building and maintaining good habits.

Let’s look at some examples of how furniture can help guarantee a successful morning ritual.


1.Wake Up Early—From The Right Mattress.

Every high achiever agrees that waking up early—between 4:30 and 5:30 in the morning—is an important part of their success. They have control over what they done so they can work on what matters to them.

But a productive morning needs a good night’s rest on the right mattress. We have guides on how to choose a mattress online, and how to find the right comfort level. The right mattress will have you feeling fresh, energized, and ready to tackle an early morning.

Remember that a mattress is an investment. You’ll spend a long time sleeping on it until it makes sense to buy a new one. Make sure you aim towards the higher end of your budget for the best sleep you can.

2. Journal, Reflect, and Plan—In The Right Surroundings.

You may have heard that journaling at the end of the day is a good way to relax. But many high-achievers start the day by writing down their objectives to focus their attention. They may write down a mantra or a power phrase to stimulate their minds.

Sticking to this habit will be easier if you choose the right chair.

We use (and love!) the Arsenio Blue office chairs. For a more traditional office, you may prefer the Marconi Gray desk chair. If you’re journaling to follow the footsteps of great men and women, then the Kayu desk chair will help you get in touch with your idols.

But it’s not only about the chair. You need to sit in a place that brings you calm and focus. If it’s cold, raining, or just not too green outside, adding greenery like the Cale and Torah Bowl flower arrangements can warm up the room.

3. Meditate – On The Right Surface.

Science has proven the cognitive benefits of meditation. People who meditate for just 10 to 20 minutes a day feel less stressed, more focused, are more creative, in control of their emotions, and happier.

Most of us are familiar with mindful meditation. We sit, breathe and quiet our minds with each breath. Sitting on cushions or accent pillows like the Okru Blue Accent Pillows helps maintain good posture and protects your back.

Those who have to move can practice walking meditation, taking slow steps during each inhale and exhale. You take as many steps as you need to during each portion of the breath, focusing on the sole of your foot. After 10 or 12 steps, you turn around, walk back to the start, and repeat.

Hyperkinetic sorts can walk around shapes at a natural walking speed. Fast walkers walk small cycles, and slow walkers walk larger cycles.

If walking meditation is for you, an area rug will warm your feet and outline a path to follow on your walks. Area rugs like the Cosmic, Grace, and Cosmo Blue are soft, and have soothing colors.

Both body and mind rest while we’re sleeping, but meditation is like a massage for the brain. It’s an important part of any morning ritual.

4. Cuddle With Loved Ones – In Bed, On A Sofa, A Loveseat…Anywhere!

Humans are social creatures. Even introverts need to spend time with close friends and family members, albeit for less time. One of the best ways to strengthen relationships with your partner or your children is to cuddle with them, whether it’s on a couch like the Milane II sofa, or a loveseat like the Cantrall Gray. Not only does cuddling improve sleep, which is important for productivity in general, it strengthens immunity and reduces stress, which means you have more energy to devote to your goals.

But the benefits of cuddling extend far beyond a boost to our productivity. When we cuddle, we trigger chemical reactions in the brain that strengthen our relationships.

A Harvard study by Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, showed that the quality of people’s relationships is a much better predictor of their overall health than checking their cholesterol levels. Cuddling is great for your productivity, and your health in general.

And why not be comfortable while you cuddle? Choose a mattress like this ProAdapt Soft Queen Memory Foam Mattress to make sure both your heart and body are in great shape!


Truth be told, this is a good routine for the end of the day too. But as a morning ritual , this is sure to get you started on the right foot every time. Furniture is an important component of our environment, which in turn affects our productivity. If any of the featured pieces caught your eye or you’d like to find furniture that supports your morning routine, be sure to check our online store, or visit a store near you to get personalized help from one of our sales associates.

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Football Furniture for the Season /blog/2019/09/06/football-furniture-for-the-season/ /blog/2019/09/06/football-furniture-for-the-season/#respond Fri, 06 Sep 2019 20:28:35 +0000 /blog/?p=2450 It’s one of the best times of the year: football season! And there’s no better way to kick off your watch parties than by taking home the proper football furniture that can survive a fumble with snacks and drinks. Join us as we talk about game day approved furniture. For those of us who spill […]

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It’s one of the best times of the year: football season! And there’s no better way to kick off your watch parties than by taking home the proper football furniture that can survive a fumble with snacks and drinks.

Join us as we talk about game day approved furniture.

For those of us who spill our drinks during a big play (accidentally).

We’ve all been there. With two minutes left in the 4th quarter, your team scores on a Hail Mary just as time expires. You jump up, cheer, and look to find you touched down by spilling your drink. That’s why the Nube II White Sectional Sofa is here to help you enjoy the game in comfort. Its LiveSmart Performance Fiber makes this durable couch spill and stain resistant. You spilled your beverage? No problem, just use a paper towel to blot the spill!

Nube II White Sectional Sofa

For those who huddle together every weekend.

A watch party without your favorite drink isn’t a watch party. But coasters and napkins get lost in the frenzy of a touchdown celebration. Even if you’re not prone to spilling your soda, it’s always a plus when you have less drink stains to clean up after the game. That’s why we suggest choosing couches that offer the most comfortable seating options with cup holders.

  1. If you want that home theater set-up.

For the family that lives and breathes for watch parties, the Barry Home Theater Seating is the perfect choice, especially during football season. It’s like you’re sitting in front row stadium seats cheering on your favorite team while in the comfort of your own home. And did we mention there are no lines for the restroom? Sitting on this couch is as enjoyable as your team scoring a last minute field goal.

  • If you want seating for the whole family.

With enough seating for everyone, the Gian Marco Tan and Austin White leather power reclining sectionals do more than just hold your drink during a crucial third down. After the game, you deserve the chance to lean back, put your feet up, and take a victory nap.

Austin White

If you want your own private box.

Watching a game with family is great but sometimes you don’t have space for a big couch. When you’re watching the game solo, recliners are the best choice. With both the Damon Brown and Stallion Gray Leather Power Recliners, you don’t even have to spend money on stadium tickets when you can lie back in a recliner at home like it’s your own luxury box seat.

For your game day refreshments.

Transformer II Black

You’ve probably been eating a hotdog at a stadium and have had to balance it on your lap so you can take a video of the upcoming play only to find your smartphone is about to die. Well, you don’t have to worry about either of these inconveniences with the Transformer II Black and Gio Gray Power Reclining Sofas. Use the trays at the center with cup holders and charging stations and it’s like you have great starting field position!

Gio Gray Sofa

For the QB-to-be

Sometimes kids are the biggest fans, so having a seat that makes them feel like they’re on the sidelines is a plus. Give them the most comfortable spot in your living room with the Elements Gray Outdoor Bean Bag. They can plop down in front of the TV to cheer on their favorite team.

And if you’re having a watch party on your patio, this bean bag can defend against weather conditions.

Elements Gray Outdoor Bean Bag

When the game is just too much.

Sometimes, regardless of whether your team wins or loses, one too many close calls can leave you feeling like you ran that last-second touchdown yourself. The Qi Massage Chair is here to give your body a pep talk. The chair is designed to give you a massage on almost every part of your body, from neck to bottom. And your legs don’t have to hurt from repeatedly jumping up to scream or cheer, thanks to the heat therapy function that will get your legs back in the game.

Qi Red Massage Recliner

In the end, football furniture is what makes the difference between a watch party win and an epic fail. If you’re ready to shop, you can do so by shopping in our online store or any of our showrooms, located in Lee, Broward, Miami-Dade, Collier, and Palm Beach counties! Once you get your new game day furniture, share photos with us on Instagram with the hashtag #myEDFhome for a chance to be featured.

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It’s National Tequila Day /blog/2019/07/24/its-national-tequila-day/ /blog/2019/07/24/its-national-tequila-day/#respond Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:00:00 +0000 /blog/?p=2370 In case you didn’t know, it’s National Tequila Day, which is July 24 every year! To celebrate National Tequila Day, we feel like we should at least mention where tequila first started. Tequila is made from a blue agave plant that’s only grown in Mexico. A variety of drinks are made with tequila, whether you’re […]

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In case you didn’t know, it’s National Tequila Day, which is July 24 every year! To celebrate National Tequila Day, we feel like we should at least mention where tequila first started. Tequila is made from a blue agave plant that’s only grown in Mexico. A variety of drinks are made with tequila, whether you’re having a frozen margarita, tequila sunrise, or even just some tequila shots (but please, drink responsibly).

We thought it was a great idea to share with you a simple recipe for a classic lime margarita. You can’t go wrong with a drink like this one.

Classic Lime Margarita

Servings: 1
Ingredients:
1 ounce of simple syrup (store-bought or homemade)
3 ounces tequila
2 ounces of lime juice (freshly squeezed is better)
1 teaspoon of orange liqueur
1 tablespoon of salt or sugar for the rim
Ice
Directions:
Use a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice, orange liqueur, tequila, simple syrup, and lime juice. Shake it until it’s chilled. Put the salt or sugar (your choice) on a plate and press the rim of a chilled glass into the salt. Then, pour the margarita into the glass and you’re ready to celebrate National Tequila Day!

If you need some stools and a bar to go along with your freshly made drink, we have a couple of pieces we’d love to share with you.

Timber Gray Counter Stool

This counter stool has a unique look that your home might be missing, with a wood backrest and neutral gray upholstery. I mean, just look at the set-up in the photo! Sit back with your partner or best friend and enjoy your drinks for tequila day.

Latika White Bar Stool

If your home is clean and modern, and you’d prefer a stool that matches this style, the Latika White Bar Stool is for you with chrome and pure white upholstery. Use the curved back to sit back comfortably while you sip on your tequila drink of choice!

Now, let’s move on to bars!

Totem Bar Cabinet

With a bar cabinet like this one, you’ve already got your bar area in your home ready to go! Everyone who comes over for drinks will benefit from this piece, with display and storage space for all your drink essentials.

Panda Bar Cabinet

This bar cabinet is something you could use every time you have people over for drinks, not just for tequila day. There is room inside the cabinets for glasses and liquor bottles. Or, if you would rather have a glass of wine, there’s wine storage!


Now that we have given you a recipe and some stools and bars for your home, you’re set for not only celebrating National Tequila Day but other cocktail hour and casual dinner parties, especially perfect since it’s summertime. If you want to make a purchase with us, visit our store online or an El Dorado Furniture showroom, which we have located in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Collier, and Lee County, with a location in St. Pete very soon! Then, once you get your new pieces, share your home with us with photos on Instagram with the hashtag #myedfhome !

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WYS: July New Furniture Arrivals /blog/2019/07/22/wys-july-new-arrivals/ /blog/2019/07/22/wys-july-new-arrivals/#respond Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:02:05 +0000 /blog/?p=2381 During the chill days of summertime, it’s never a better time to get new furniture for your home! With your kids on summer break, you have the time to get awesome new pieces, from your living room to your bedroom. Let’s talk about our new July arrivals below! Jeremy Home Theater Leather Seating Ok, so […]

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During the chill days of summertime, it’s never a better time to get new furniture for your home! With your kids on summer break, you have the time to get awesome new pieces, from your living room to your bedroom. Let’s talk about our new July arrivals below!


Jeremy Home Theater Leather Seating

Ok, so with all these summer shows coming out, we would hate for your home to be lacking in the entertainment department. You probably have never seen anything like the Jeremy Home Theater Leather Seating before. Besides being super comfortable (obviously), there are two consoles that do more than just have a surface for your cocktails and cold refreshments. They can heat or keep your drinks cool and charge your phone with their own charging stations. Have you noticed the touch lamps too?! These are perfect for reading a new book when there’s no chance of you putting it down any time soon.

Matteo Gray Leather Power Reclining Sofa

If you don’t quite have the space for the Jeremy Sofa in your home, don’t even worry. We would never limit you in choices, so another one of our new arrivals is the Matteo Gray Leather Power Reclining Sofa! It comfortably seats two people and you can recline and relax after a long day. Its simple gray color is also easy to match to your home. We’re recommending it for a modern living room!

Emma Blue Sofa

Looking for something more classic in your home with a pop of color? We’ve got your taste in mind with the elegant Emma Blue Sofa. And even with the luxurious fabric and pillows, this Chesterfield style sofa is more than just for looks. You can cuddle up on this sofa after a busy day.

Bay Harbor Yellow Leather Sleeper

Now, this leather sleeper is a different kind of addition to your home. If you’ve been having family or friends spend the night when they’re visiting from out of town, you’ve found a piece that works as two functions because it can be a sofa during the day OR a sleeper when it’s bedtime! That tuscany yellow will even become the focal point of your living room if you’ve been missing one.

Enzo II Red Leather Swivel Chair

Alright, it’s time to put sofas behind us and move on to accent chairs! The Enzo II Red is perfect for someone who is a fan of mid-century modern style, reminding us of architecture and furniture design that was first a thing in the 1950s to 1970s. The scarlet red color you see helps emphasize a corner of your home, whether you’re adding this chair to your living room or bedroom.

Aviary Blue Accent Chair

If you want an accent chair that fits in perfectly to a contemporary or modern home, the Aviary Blue Accent Chair is for you! If your living room’s been missing that one piece that stands out from the rest, there’s really no better choice. But, if this chair isn’t really your style, check out our selection of accent chairs here instead!

Kade White Bench

If you just need more seating in your living room or want a bench to put at the end of your bed, then the Kate White Bench is one of our new arrivals that is exactly what you’re looking for! Because it combines steel with white leatherette, this bench also benefits you more if you think it matches with the furniture you already have in your home.

Calypso Black II Coffee Table

With summer here, maybe you have noticed you’re having more casual dinner parties and happy hours, so you’re spending a lot of time in your living room. With the stylish Calypso Black II Coffee Table, you have a place to set down your drinks and appetizers when you’re having conversations with your friends! What could be more perfect?

Sutton Place Queen Panel Bed

We didn’t want you to think we forgot about new furniture for your bedroom! Our newly arrived Sutton queen bed is ideal for someone who likes having a simple design in their room. It’s lightly distressed and its neutral tone is easy to match to any furniture or accessories you are planning to keep in your bedroom! If you want to see what other queen beds we offer, check out our selection here.

Marlon/Layra Gray 5-Piece Formal Dining Set

Yeah, it’s July, but it’s really never too early to get your dining room ready for holiday season! It really is just around the corner…

So, we’ve got our eyes on the new Marlon/Layra Gray Dining Set. Your dining room will be the center of attention when it comes to every meal, not just holiday dinners! Look at the geometric design of the dining table and the high backs of the chairs. This set has that perfect modern look that your dining room needs.

We’ve also got our selection of dining room sets here!

Marlon Cabinet

Last but not least, we have the Marlon Cabinet for your home. Besides its really cool antique glass design on the front, this cabinet has so much storage! It can be a sideboard in your dining room, a cabinet in your living room, a credenza in your home office or a decorative piece in your entryway! There are really so many ways to use a cabinet like this one.


If you see a piece that you love, you have the opportunity to vote! Use the “thumbs down” or “thumbs up” for all our just arrived pieces here.  When you’re ready to shop, you can visit our online store or visit one of our El Dorado Furniture showrooms, with locations in Collier, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Lee Counties. We’re also opening a brand-new showroom in St. Petersburg this fall! Once you have your new furniture, share photos of them in your home with us on Instagram with the hashtag #myedfhome and you could be featured on our account!

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Guide to a Style: Rustic Style /blog/2019/07/16/guide-to-a-style-rustic-style/ /blog/2019/07/16/guide-to-a-style-rustic-style/#respond Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:45:00 +0000 /blog/?p=2069 Hey there! We are excited to introduce to you a new series of blog posts on design styles that we will be working on pretty frequently. Each blog post will be a guide to a different style! For our first blog post, it will be a guide to a style: rustic. This guide will help […]

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Hey there! We are excited to introduce to you a new series of blog posts on design styles that we will be working on pretty frequently. Each blog post will be a guide to a different style! For our first blog post, it will be a guide to a style: rustic. This guide will help you understand how to integrate rustic furniture and accessories into your home so you can create a rustic decor!

What is rustic style?

Farmhouse, country, rustic, shabby chic, whatever you do end up calling it, rustic style is all about creating a natural look in your home. This means rustic furniture uses natural materials and raw woods to create a décor that is rugged and charming so it’s warm and beautiful and reminds you of the outdoors. You can envision rustic design as something you would see in a log cabin, maybe at a country farm or even in an antique setting. It helps you create a relaxing vibe.

Join us below as we go over different materials, hues, and furniture pieces that we think will give you a better idea of how to design a rustic home!

Rustic Materials

For this section, you’re going to learn more about materials such as wood and stone. There are also fabrics that give that rustic appearance too!

Wood

Because there is such an emphasis on that natural look, wood is really the perfect choice. Since there are different types of finishes when it comes to wood, you’re going to be looking for a solid wood or reclaimed wood that has a distressed look. It will probably have a grainy texture and give an appearance that is worn. This is because you’re achieving that rugged feeling of nature!

Look at this close-up of the the headboard of the Brownsville King Storage Bed, which is made of Asian hardwood and veneers in a warm walnut brown with a finish that is distressed in its own way. Do you get what we mean now? It only makes sense to get large wood pieces so that they’ll stand out!

Stone

Stone is another natural element you can use to set up a rustic style in your home. For example, think about a stone coffee table in your living room mixed with other natural accessories and furniture. You’ve got a complete look going for you!

Look at how the Modern Universe Nightstand mixes distressed solid hardwood together with a stone top! It’s fresh and inviting.

Fabrics

Fabrics like linen or polyester give off a relaxed feel that fits in with a rustic home. You’ll tend to see side chairs for your dining room that are neutral based so they’re cream or tan to match well with any wood furniture you have. You’ll find yourself with a rustic décor before you know it!

Look at the Inland Mist Rocking Chair. A rocking chair alone gives you that farmhouse type of feel but this one has textured polyester and a distressed wood frame so it’s truly ready for your rustic setting.

You can also complement a rustic style with fabric like leather or animal hide. The Krava Brown Accent Chair has both leatherette and cowhide, bringing out a warm brown look that makes your rustic space even cozier.

Hues

By creating such a simple natural look for a rustic style, there are going to be ideal wall colors for you to use. This is because the colors you choose should not be too loud or bright or else they might disrupt the relaxing rustic style you have going on. You want a color scheme that keeps the ambiance natural. So, these colors include gorgeous neutral tones such as clean white, slate gray, and driftwood green! You can see these paint colors below.

Rustic Accessories

Creating a rustic décor is more than just adding rustic furniture. You have to take accent pieces into consideration too!

I mean, come on, the Hockey Sculpture is literally perfect. The solid wood is stained and shaped into something that looks like teak wood that came from your backyard so it’s 100% rustic.

The Beau Plant is also easy to add. Even though it’s a faux plant, you’re bringing in nature to a setting that has wood and other components, only enhancing the rustic décor further!

If you want to bring a different fabric to contrast well with the distressed wood furniture you already have in your home, why not think about adding the Josephine Accent Pillow? It has all the texture you need and it’s in a dark pink so it won’t clash.

Then there’s the Ameera Candle Holder, out here looking like an actual tree branch so your home really becomes one with nature.

Rustic Furniture Pieces

In this section, we’re sharing lifestyle images of Carpentry Bedroom Set , Summer Creek 5-Piece Formal Dining Set , Hudson Cream 5-Piece Formal Dining Set , and Santa Fe Corner Nook Set w/Bench with you for rustic style so you can leave this blog with a better idea of how rustic design can come to life in your home by bringing the outside inside. We hope this is helpful for you!

Now that you have seen the materials, hues, accessories, and furniture, you now have the ultimate guide to rustic style. If you think this style is for you and you end up making a purchase, share how your home looks with us on Instagram with the hashtag #MYEDFHome !

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How To Style A Sideboard /blog/2019/07/10/how-to-style-a-sideboard/ /blog/2019/07/10/how-to-style-a-sideboard/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2019 21:19:38 +0000 /blog/?p=2356 A sideboard, or buffet, can offer plenty of storage and surface area to keep and display items. Once used only in dining rooms, sideboards today have expanded their reign thanks to their clean lines and versatility. They work well with a variety of items ranging from books and family photos to place mats and dining […]

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A sideboard, or buffet, can offer plenty of storage and surface area to keep and display items. Once used only in dining rooms, sideboards today have expanded their reign thanks to their clean lines and versatility. They work well with a variety of items ranging from books and family photos to place mats and dining plates. You’ll be able to find a role for them to fill in any room, and they come in a variety of styles for this purpose.
Our guide on how to style a sideboard has you covered. Read on for some tips and ideas that will work for any room in your home.


1. Location, Location, Location.

Before you style your sideboard, consider where you’re going to put it. The use and decorations of your sideboard depend on the room it’s in.
Most people place sideboards in the dining room. It’s convenient for two reasons: First, the shelves keep dining items a few steps away from the dining table so they’re easy to grab and put away. Second, the top surface of a sideboard can work as a buffet during dinner parties. The first choice is the most obvious of the two. But if you’re using the top surface as a buffet, use decorations that are easy to move and put back at the end of the night.

In a living room or bedroom, sideboards can hold permanent décor. Add a personal touch to the top surface by displaying important or sentimental items. Change decorations with the seasons, trends, or your mood. You can even use it as a TV stand or media center.

An office sideboard looks less corporate but still says you’re serious about business. A metal file cabinet is great for a shared space or a 1990’s inspire office. But a sideboard in your workplace just oozes class. It shows you’re able to think outside the box (literally!) by avoiding the typical file cabinet solution and choosing something that is both beautiful and functional.
Now let’s look at each of these in detail.

2. Dining Room Sideboard

Totem Walnut Cabinet

Now we’re getting into specifics. The top of a dining room sideboard could another platform for decorations. If that’s the case, we suggest laying a table runner along the length of the sideboard. This makes it look cozier, and also protects the wood from scratches from moving candles or bowls.
Speaking of candles and bowls, add a symmetrical look with a timeless setup of two candles and a bowl. Choose a set so they all match or pick a pair of candles and a bowl that are different but fall in the same style, like mid-century or modern. Chrome and glass go well together in a modern or contemporary home, as do glass and wood if you’re going for rustic or modern. Candles on either side add balance, and a bowl in the middle connects them. Because sideboards are horizontal, the vertical lines of a tall candle holder, a painting, or mirror balance the visual weight of the decorations.

3. Living Room Sideboard

Totem Gray Cabinet

Every living room needs a sideboard. It’s a great way to keep electronics like Blu-Ray players, gaming consoles, or TV cable boxes out of sight. Some sideboards have cutouts that make cable management easy. The cutouts keep the mess of cables organized and hidden from view. A television will be fine on top of a sideboard provided it’s the right size.

There’s versatility in a sideboard for your family room, but you need to think about this one since sideboards tend to be the focal point. Think about the color of the wood, and of the decorations you have on it.
Those who live in extra-small apartments or in studios can set boundaries between of two areas by placing a sideboard behind a floating couch. If your space and floor plan allow for it, it’s a great idea.

4. Office Sideboard

Totem White Cabinet

An office is not the first place that comes to mind when you think of sideboards. It may not even be the last place. But sideboards can function as a stylish replacement for a file cabinet, especially if you want neat drawers or have a minimalist desk with little to or no drawers. Just pick one tall enough to be comfortable, and you can look for files the same way you would with a file cabinet. The shelves can be adjusted to fit folders, and you can keep extra pens, paper or documents in the drawers.

5. Bedroom Sideboard

If you live in a small space (or have a minimal wardrobe), a sideboard does well as a small dresser. This will depend on how many clothes you have, or want to have, but some sideboards have combinations of shelves and drawers, letting you separate socks, shirts, jeans and sweaters. There may even be room underneath to tuck away shoes! The surface can display your favorite books, pictures, or plants without the looming height of a dresser.


Hopefully we’ve managed to convince you that it doesn’t take much to style a sideboard. As long as you take the space and use into consideration, it should be easy to find the perfect way to decorate yours. If you need inspiration, our online store has a wide selection of sideboards and decorations for you to see. You can also visit one our El Dorado Furniture showrooms, which are located in Broward, Miami, Lee, Collier, and Palm Beach counties!

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WYS: June New Furniture Arrivals /blog/2019/06/26/june-new-furniture-arrivals/ /blog/2019/06/26/june-new-furniture-arrivals/#respond Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:10:28 +0000 /blog/?p=2319 Summer is a great time to refresh your home. After all, the kids can help bring in your new furniture now that they’re home. We’ve got new arrivals this June to give your style a mid-summer boost. Check out our choices below! Anchor Accent Chair Summer is the time to travel and find new adventures. […]

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Summer is a great time to refresh your home. After all, the kids can help bring in your new furniture now that they’re home. We’ve got new arrivals this June to give your style a mid-summer boost. Check out our choices below!


Anchor Accent Chair

Summer is the time to travel and find new adventures. The Anchor Accent Chair brings a touch of the far-east to a living room near you. Pick up a book and a cup of your favorite summertime drink and enjoy it on this beautiful contemporary chair.

Jorges Sofa

If your idea of a great Summer night involves staying in and watching movies cuddled with your bae, a book, or a wine bottle, the Jorges Sofa is ready for you. Whether you’re come home after a long day at work or a day sunbathing at the beach, you’ll love sinking into the soft cushions as you settle in for the night. Use the pillows to prop up your feet or simply rest your head. Whatever you do, we guarantee you’ll be comfortable doing it.

Sienna Sofa

If a trip to Europe is your idea of a Summer well spent, then the Sienna Sofa will transport you to a place worthy of old-world royalty. The wide design makes this the perfect sofa to relax and enjoy the company of your family and friends. After seeing how great you look and feel on this sofa, you’ll probably want to start being treated like royalty. And why not? You deserve it.

Woodright King Platform Bed

What’s a great day playing in the sun without a place to rest by night? The Woodright King Platform bed has the practical style of rustic furniture and the geometric accents of contemporary design. The bedroom should be inviting and warm, and that’s just what you get with the rich dark woods of this platform bed. When you’re worn out by the Summer heat, let this be your recharge station.

Cecilia II

If you’re planning on staying in for the night to work on your favorite shows, the Cecilia II TV Stand has you covered. Keep all your cable boxes, consoles, and movies in one convenient location. Most large TVs do well on this stand, so you can relax while watching your favorite movies or shows in their high-definition glory. The minimalist design makes this stand easy to match in most modern and contemporary living rooms.

Yari 5-Piece Formal Dining Set

Time for the family to sit together at the Yari 5-Piece Formal Dining Set. The thick glass top, acrylic legs, and metal accents are ideal for a modern or contemporary dining room. Especially useful if you want to make sure the kids don’t sneak texts during dinner so everyone is engaged in the moment. The seats are extra-padded so you’ll stay comfortable during the best dinner conversations.


If you saw something in this article you simply have to own, click here, to let us know. You can “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to let us know what’s hot and you’d rather not see in stores. Shop at our online store or visit an El Dorado Furniture showroom. We’re in Lee, Broward, Miami-Dade, Collier or Palm Beach County, and we would love to help you find your style before the end of Summer. When you’re done, show us how awesome you home looks by using the hashtag #MyEDFHome for a chance to be featured on our page!

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas /blog/2019/06/12/fathers-day-gift-ideas/ /blog/2019/06/12/fathers-day-gift-ideas/#respond Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:50:02 +0000 /blog/?p=2287 For all their hard work, fathers deserve a proper place to relax and relieve stress. This is why we put together a list of recliners for your dad, based on his personality. If you’re looking for gift ideas for Father’s Day 2019, this list has something all dads love: A comfortable recliner. Whether he’s a […]

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For all their hard work, fathers deserve a proper place to relax and relieve stress. This is why we put together a list of recliners for your dad, based on his personality. If you’re looking for gift ideas for Father’s Day 2019, this list has something all dads love: A comfortable recliner. Whether he’s a tech junkie or a sports fanatic, your dad will find a recliner to match his style and personality.


For The Dad Who Loves Cinema…

This dad always quotes the best lines from every major movie released this century, down to the character’s voice and gestures. Because he’s constantly involved with movies, he has an endless stream of references for every situation.

So, whether he’s re-watching The Godfather for the billionth time or binge-watching a new series, this dad deserves a comfortable spot to indulge in his love of movies! The Lum Power Recliner is the perfect seat for him. He can store his favorite DVDs in the armrest compartments and keep the remote for his giant surround sound system next to him in the side storage pocket. And don’t worry about interrupting the experience when he needs a refill. This recliner’s center table has enough space to hold drinks and snacks so he can focus on the movie. To complete the movie theater-like experience, LED lights under the seats can match the mood for any movie. The best part? Dad can enjoy it all by pushing just a couple of buttons so he never has to leave the chair! … At least until the movie’s over.

For The Dad Who Never Misses A Game

For some, sports are a way to bond with family and friends—a pastime to share with those they love the most. For others, sports are away to let off steam and show their spirit.

Whatever your take on the matter, there’s no denying that few things excite and terrify men as much as sports. If you want to give dad a court-side comfort at home, the Magnetron Power Recliner will knock it out of the park. Two beverage holders keep dad’s favorite drink handy during those tense matches, while the leather-soft upholstery will him comfortable watching the easy wins. Power headrests provide flexibility so dad can watch the game from the best possible angle to catch every home run, dunk, or goal.

For The Dad Who Loves Technology

If your dad acts like a child during the Holiday Season at the bare mention of an electronics store, going nuts for smart TVs, stereo systems, and computers, then you’ve got a techie.

He takes pride in showing that he knows everything about the latest gadgets and gizmos months before they hit stores, and he was probably the first person in the family to own an Apple Watch. A techy dad goes crazy for smart TVs, stereo systems, and computers. Whether he’s in a man cave or in the living room, dad will love the Bobby Power Recliner. Think of this as the captain’s chair in dad’s personal Star Ship. Dad can store the most important items an arm’s reach away by placing it in the hidden armrest compartments. And because a good techie wouldn’t let his devices run out of power, we’re happy to say that this recliner comes with built-in USB ports to keep electrical devices charged at all times, so he won’t have to worry about his phone’s battery life. And if your dad likes to nap after lunch, this couch can recline far back enough to serve as a second bed! (well, almost). If your dad has to have all the best and latest technology, this is the best seat to enjoy them!

For the Dad Who Just Needs A Break…

If your dad works a job that’s physically demanding, or if he likes to push weights when he’s done pushing pencils, chances are a massage would do him wonders. If that’s your dad, then he couldn’t get a better gift for Father’s Day than the Liz Massage Recliner. This space-saving recliner has everything dad needs to relax when his muscles need a time out. He won’t even have to lift more than a single finger thanks to the conveniently placed controller. With it, he can choose from a variety of massage types, including three pre-programmed massages. Pressure and pain can accumulate over a long day at work, and this recliner has everything dad needs to find and pressure no matter where he feels it on his body. Especially useful for those suffering from back pain, put your dad in this recliner so he can feel his best when he’s off it.


With these gift ideas, we hope you’ll find the perfect match for the special man in your life. Whether you decide to show him some love by hosting a barbeque, giving him a quick call at the office, or surprising him with the ultimate recliner to kick back in after a long day, what matters is that they know you appreciate all the hard work they do for you.

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Best Rugs for High Traffic Areas /blog/2019/06/11/best-rugs-for-high-traffic-areas/ /blog/2019/06/11/best-rugs-for-high-traffic-areas/#respond Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:31:50 +0000 /blog/?p=2276 When it comes to getting area rugs for your home, you have to make sure what you get matches your lifestyle. For example, if it’s just you and your partner, you may have flexibility as you can get a rug that is stylish and gorgeous for a living room or dining room that doesn’t need […]

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When it comes to getting area rugs for your home, you have to make sure what you get matches your lifestyle. For example, if it’s just you and your partner, you may have flexibility as you can get a rug that is stylish and gorgeous for a living room or dining room that doesn’t need to be the most durable. This is because if you have a family, for example, with dogs and young children, there are high traffic areas in the home, like family rooms or the front door by an entryway (by high traffic area, we mean an area that is frequently used). Think about how often dogs and children play running around the house. Also, if you have other families over for birthdays and dinner parties, that’s even more foot traffic. This means there are different types of rugs to consider depending on your needs. So, we thought it would be a great idea to share the best rugs for high traffic areas!

When it comes to rug materials, we have a few different options for you. Each one can be prized for its durability so don’t worry, you’ll find the appropriate rug to match to your home for a good amount of time.

What to Do

Get a polypropylene rug.

When you have gone rug shopping before, you have probably come across rugs made of polypropylene. They are considered synthetic rugs because polypropylene is a synthetic fiber, a more affordable option if you can’t get wool rugs. What’s great about these area rugs is that they are not only soft to the touch but durable too. They’re very resilient as they don’t absorb liquid so if your child spills often it’s all good because polypropylene is easy to clean too! These rugs can handle the wear and tear of that high traffic area you’ve been worried about, so they’re definitely family-friendly. They also don’t fade or grow mildew if you decide to place one on your patio or balcony. It’s why the first rug we’re showing you is an indoor/outdoor rug, which can be used inside your home or in the backyard.

Pachyderm 4’ x 6’ Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

Isn’t this rug gorgeous? Look at the little elephants! Whoops, sorry we’re supposed to be explaining what makes this indoor/outdoor rug durable. This rug is made of polypropylene as we said, and it’s weather and mildew resistant so it’s designed to stand up to the elements, so imagine its usefulness inside your home.

Intrigue 8’ x 10’ Area Rug

Here’s a polypropylene rug for your home. The Intrigue 8’ x 10’ Area Rug is not an outdoor one but because of its fibers, it’s still spill and stain resistant. Take that, juice stains!

Get a polyester rug.

If you decide to get a polyester rug, you’re making a great choice. We’ll explain why with the Milan Dark Gray 8’ x 10’ Area Rug, made of 100% polyester. It has a plush feel that makes it comfortable for you to walk on. The Milan is also a shag rug, making it easy to maintain. It’s spill resistant so just use mild soap and water for spot cleaning. For regular maintenance, a vacuum with straight suction is all that you need. Now you can see why a polyester rug is perfect for a high traffic area!

Milan Dark Gray 8’ x 10’ Area Rug

Get a wool rug.

As we have said, there are benefits to each material. Wool rugs tend to be more expensive because they’re a natural material so if you want to invest in another fabric, that’s fine with us. What’s great about wool though is that it is soft to the touch for extra comfort in the room you put it in and it’s crush resistant, meaning it’s able to withstand against high traffic of children and pets running across it. Keep in mind though that wool is not as easy to clean because if you leave a spill for too long, it can be absorbed into the fabric.

Pollie 9’ x 12’ Area Rug

Here’s the perfect example of a wool rug! Besides being durable, it also brings a fun contemporary flair to your home.

Get a rug pad.
Multigrip 5′ x 8′ Rug Pad

If you feel like just having a new, durable area rug is not enough, the simple use of a rug pad under your rug will also help to extend its lifetime. It’s always annoying to find yourself slipping on your rug too, so each rug pad has a non-slip grip material.

What Not to Do

Definitely stay away from area rugs that are made of natural fibers or natural materials.

This is something like sisal or chenille. We just spoke about wool so of course, this is a natural rug you can still get.

While silk rugs are soft and luxurious, they’re not that durable and usually require professional cleaning. Remember the couple we mentioned earlier without children and pets? That’s an example of when a silk rug is a good idea.


Now that we have discussed the best rugs for high traffic areas, it will be easy for you to check out our selection of area rugs where you can find polypropylene, polyester, and wool options. You can shop online by clicking here or feel free to visit our El Dorado Furniture showrooms found in Broward, Miami, Lee, Collier, and Palm Beach counties!

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