BoulevardBlog https://blog.eldoradofurniture.com An El Dorado Furniture Blog Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:22:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i1.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 New Year, New You. /blog/2020/01/03/new-year-new-you/ /blog/2020/01/03/new-year-new-you/#respond Fri, 03 Jan 2020 14:49:43 +0000 /blog/?p=2884 It’s finally 2020! We want to help you get the most out of the new year and help you focus on sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions. We’ll look at some common ones and talk about how furniture can help you stick to them. Let’s go! Goal #1: Getting in Shape! By and large, the […]

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It’s finally 2020! We want to help you get the most out of the new year and help you focus on sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions. We’ll look at some common ones and talk about how furniture can help you stick to them.

Let’s go!


Goal #1: Getting in Shape!

By and large, the number one resolution people make on new year’s eve is to lose weight and get fit. Close seconds are being less stressed and eating healthier. All of these are dependent on one special thing: a mattress.

Choosing the right mattress has a huge impact on your sleep, which influences your hormonal levels. This affects the foods you eat, how you handle stress, and your energy levels—which you need to hit the gym after a day at the office, or volunteer for a cause. Good quality sleep is the foundation most of us need in order to achieve our goals for the new year.

Thankfully, we have mattresses from all the major brands like Serta and Stearns and Foster. Start by taking our quiz to find out which comfort level is best for you based on your sleeping position. Then, you can consult our online guide on how to buy a mattress if you need more information. And you’re always welcome to visit one of our stores to try the mattresses for yourself.

Goal #2: Learn Something New.

Learning something new can be a bit of a struggle in the beginning , so creating the right space is crucial from the get-go. If you want to learn something new and give your mind a stretch too, look into buying a standing desk like the AshFord Black. Standing while working can help you burn more calories and prevents aches and pains associated with sitting down all day. Standing can also help you avoid the afternoon slump because you’re in a position that demands a bit more work from your body, so you should be a bit more alert after a meal. And you won’t have to feel guilty about sitting at home watching the latest installment of your reality shows or horror movies.

But if you do want to sit, why not make sure you’re as comfortable as possible? Something like the Bell Gray Low Back Desk Chair could be what you need. Or if you want a chair with a more executive look, try the Prector Black/White Leather Desk Chair. Whether you’re surfing the web or catching up on social media, your chair should be the most comfortable seat in your office space so you can focus.

Goal #3: Spend More Time with Family.

Let’s be honest, at the end of a long day, you just want to spend time with the most important people in your life. During this time, it’s best to get away from the tablets and phones, and reconnect with those you love.

Bring everyone together by giving them a living room with ample sitting room. Something like the Karly Blue Home Theater Seating, or Toronto II Black, are perfect to give everyone in the family a place to gather and enjoy each other’s company. Both of these living room sets are perfect for large to medium families. They even have room for your pets!

Speaking of bringing the family together, it is said that “The family that eats together, stays together.” If you can get your kids away from their phones for dinner, then consider a beautiful dining room set like the Ulysis/Hyde I White 5-Piece Formal Dining Set. With the comfortable chairs included in this set, you’ll have more time to concentrate on the conversation. And if you often host dinner parties, an extendable dining table like the Lynne Clear Extendable Dining Table. This dining table features a tempered glass top that can accommodate anywhere from four to ten people when the leaves are fully extended.

You can then tuck the glass leaves under the table when you don’t need them. This table is perfect for you if you often host family gatherings at home, or just want to have an adaptable table for girl night.


We hope you stay committed to your New Year’s resolutions and achieve your goals throughout all 2020! Want to read up on other ways to improve your year? Check out a blog about how furniture can be useful for your morning routine.

Got your eye on any of the pieces featured on this article to help with your new year s resolution? Then take a look at our online store, or visit a showroom near you to get personalized help from one of our sales associates. We’ve got showrooms all over Miami-Dade County! We’re also in Broward, Palm Beach, Lee, Collier, and Pinellas counties! And after you visit, show off your home’s new look and tag us on Instagram @eldoradofl. Use the hashtag #myedfhome and your pictures may get featured on our account!

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Amigos For Kids Toy Drive at El Dorado Furniture /blog/2019/12/20/amigos-for-kids-toy-drive-at-el-dorado-furniture/ /blog/2019/12/20/amigos-for-kids-toy-drive-at-el-dorado-furniture/#respond Fri, 20 Dec 2019 21:16:14 +0000 /blog/?p=2855 We are excited to highlight the annual Amigos For Kids Toy Drive going on now! We want to bring happiness to underprivileged children by giving them new toys to make their holiday season a special one. Who are Amigos for Kids? They’re a non-profit organization founded in Miami, dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect […]

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We are excited to highlight the annual Amigos For Kids Toy Drive going on now! We want to bring happiness to underprivileged children by giving them new toys to make their holiday season a special one.

Who are Amigos for Kids?

They’re a non-profit organization founded in Miami, dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect by valuing children, educating communities, and strengthening families.

If you would like to participate in the toy drive, you can bring new unwrapped toys to the following locations until Tuesday, December 31st:

  • El Dorado Furniture Corporate Office (Reception Area)
  • El Dorado Furniture Distribution Center (Reception Office)
  • El Dorado Furniture Airport
  • El Dorado Furniture Outlet Airport
  • El Dorado Furniture Calle Ocho
  • El Dorado Furniture Plantation
  • El Dorado Furniture Pembroke Pines
  • El Dorado Furniture Palmetto
  • El Dorado Furniture Hialeah
  • El Dorado Furniture Miller Outlet
  • El Dorado Furniture Kendall
  • El Dorado Furniture Cutler Bay

And if you’re unsure what toys to bring, Amigos for Kids has a wish list by age groups!

0 to 3 years old:

  • Activity Gym for Babies
  • Books for Babies
  • Dolls
  • Educational Toys
  • Legos for Toddlers
  • Musical & Talking Toys
  • Push & Pull Toys
  • Ride-ons
  • Stu­ffed Animals
  • Tricycles for Boys
  • Tricycles for Girls

4 to 11 years old:

  • Action Figures
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Board Games
  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Dolls
  • Baby Dolls & Strollers
  • Barbies
  • Hot Wheels
  • Stuff­ed Animals
  • Trucks
  • Disney Princess Dolls
  • Hello Kitty items
  • Legos
  • Play Makeup
  • Scooters
  • Skateboards
  • Sports Equipment (Baseball, Basketball, Football & Soccer)
  • Remote Control Cars
  • Helicopters

12 to 17 years old:

  • Art Sets
  • Coloring Books
  • Board Games
  • Costumes
  • Jewelry
  • Gift Cards (Visa, Amex, MasterCard, Gamestop, iTunes, Walmart)
  • Headphones
  • Skateboards
  • Journals
  • Sports Equipment (Baseball, Basketball, Football & Soccer)
  • Nail Accessories
  • Makeup Accessories
  • Movie Tickets
  • Crossbody Bags
  • Books

Melissa Alonso, our Public Relations Specialist, explains why we love getting involved with Amigos for Kids: “[…] we know the importance of giving back to the community as it is one of our values. By bringing a smile and some holiday spirit to children during the holiday season, it brings us a sense of gratitude and it goes a long way.”

We would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays from our El Dorado family!

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Holidays /blog/2019/12/17/last-minute-gift-ideas-for-the-holidays/ /blog/2019/12/17/last-minute-gift-ideas-for-the-holidays/#respond Tue, 17 Dec 2019 18:08:44 +0000 /blog/?p=2830 The holidays are coming. And if you’re still not done holiday shopping, we’ve got gifts for everyone. We get it, the holiday season is a busy time and you might be preoccupied with other things. So, we have last minute gift ideas that will help you get everything in time. For the woman in your […]

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The holidays are coming. And if you’re still not done holiday shopping, we’ve got gifts for everyone. We get it, the holiday season is a busy time and you might be preoccupied with other things. So, we have last minute gift ideas that will help you get everything in time.


For the woman in your life…

Perfect last minute gifts for the ladies are easy to find with our options. A vanity or lingerie chest they’ll love as much as they love you. Or you could give them a way to decorate with new wall art.

For anyone who needs to relax…

Everyday life can be stressful. Give the gift of relaxation to someone who might need it. A recliner is what they’ve been missing out on.

When you just don’t know what to get…

There’s always that one person that is hard to shop for, either because they don’t give you any hints or say they like surprises. We know this can be frustrating for some, but we’re here to tell you that it’s actually great news! The options are endless. You can buy them a restaurant gift card, check department stores for ideas, or find inspiration at their favorite furniture store (wink, wink).

If you would rather give the gift of a gift card, we have them available at any El Dorado Furniture showroom in Miami, Broward, St. Petersburg, Naples, Fort Myers, and West Palm Beach. Don’t think any less of your gift. It goes a long way in helping your friend or family member update their home décor!

El Dorado Furniture Gift Card

Don’t worry, we have ideas for you.

Scented Candles are a great idea. An scented candle assortment is usually an easy gift idea, especially this set with Christmas smells (perfect if you have Amazon Prime!)

If you think the person would prefer a more permanent gift, go for a decorative desk plant. A decorative bonsai or a pair of Bromeliads are a great choice for someone that needs some plants at home or at the office.

You may even consider paying for a month or two for someone’s subscription service. Disney Plus lets you buy subscription cards for a new account. So, if your niece, nephew, or cousin has been itching for instant access to their favorite Disney movies, gifting them a couple of months-worth Disney Plus may help end their year on a high note.

For the entertainer…

Put their drink making skills to the test with a bar cabinet that’s all theirs. Happy hour will be even happier now!

For the flower enthusiast…

If a friend or a family member loves flowers, give them a stylish vase to set them in. Even without flowers, the vase will look beautiful in their home. And we have flower arrangements too!

For your friend who lives in a small space…

To maximize small spaces, storage is key. So, with something like the Majestic or Park Avenue Storage Bench, your friend will love having another piece to store their belongings. It will also look great at the end of their bed!

For the reader in your family…

If you know someone who is an avid reader with a pile of books accumulating quickly, find the perfect gift for them with one of our bookcases!

For a loved one who works from home…

Being productive when working from home is crucial and having the right desk makes that possible. And with the AshFord White Standing Desk, they can choose to sit or stand!

For a candle lover…

We all know someone who loves candles. Give them a candleholder and you’re sure to make their day!


If you’re feeling inspired by these gifts and decide they’re what you need, let us know how your friends and family like them!

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WYS: October New Furniture Arrivals /blog/2019/10/28/wys-october-new-furniture-arrivals/ /blog/2019/10/28/wys-october-new-furniture-arrivals/#respond Mon, 28 Oct 2019 17:34:59 +0000 /blog/?p=2802 Considering the fact that it’s already October (yes that was fast), you’ll want to make sure your home is ready for the holiday season. Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving feast or waiting until Christmastime, it’s better to start earlier than later with new furniture that you might need. Well, you’re in luck because we have […]

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Considering the fact that it’s already October (yes that was fast), you’ll want to make sure your home is ready for the holiday season. Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving feast or waiting until Christmastime, it’s better to start earlier than later with new furniture that you might need. Well, you’re in luck because we have our list of October new arrivals below!

James Power Reclining Sofa

With family coming into town, it’s a great time to assess your living room seating because you deserve to relax during the holiday season. If you feel like you could use one more sofa that seats three people, maybe the James Power Reclining Sofa is for you. Even with its diamond pattern on the fabric, this piece is more than just for looks. You can recline easily during a family movie night or when you’re sneaking a nap in between prepping holiday meals. A pull-down tray has cup holders and a charging station for everyone to access. And, if you want to play some of your favorite tunes, there are built-in speakers.

Simone Sofa

If you’re looking for an elegant sofa instead that doesn’t have all the special features, get back to the basics with the Simone Sofa. Classic blue polyester fabric is comfortable to sit down on when you’re having a conversation with your cousin or aunt from out of town.  

Iso II Red Chair Bed

Now, let’s say space is limited but at least one of your family members insists on sleeping over. We all have one of those. You’ll be glad to know that the Iso II Red Chair Bed doubles as both a living room chair AND a bed. To set up the bed, just adjust the backrest and your guest will have great nights of sleep. It’s also a plus if you’re into bright colors because it’s a blush red, maybe reminding you of Christmas.

Spritz Coffee Table

In order to add a unique piece to your home, whether it’s just for yourself or to impress your guests, the Spritz Coffee Table is a pretty great option. There’s a really cool blue print on the tabletop that you just won’t find anywhere else. What a great time of year to add this table as it’ll be a special part of your home for the holidays!

Donatella King Sleigh Bed

If getting ready for the holidays means redesigning your bedroom, go right on ahead with the Donatella King Sleigh Bed. It’s elegant and contemporary with its champagne color and diamond headboard, so just make sure you’re ready for a grand look. If this bed isn’t your style, of course, explore our selection of king beds here.

Gage 5-Piece Formal Dining Set

You’re into rustic style and you think it’s time to change the look of your dining room for occasions coming up. Maybe the Gage Dining Set is for you. You’ll notice the beautiful distressed wood right away. And if you’re worried about stains on the dining chairs from children or adults during all the special occasions, the LiveSmart performance fabric is easy to clean, keeping moisture and spills from doing any damage.  Get the upgrade you’ve dreamed of for one of the most important rooms in your home today!

Kylie Yellow Side Chair

Let’s say the dining chairs you have now are not very comfortable and they don’t really represent your decorating style. If you want to bring color to your bland dining room, the Kylie Side Chair is a fun mustard yellow. And the chair’s leatherette is smooth and comfy to sit on, so your uncle won’t be complaining about being uncomfortable during Thanksgiving dinner.

Orchid Bar Cart

During the holidays, you will be entertaining your family often, and one way of doing so is making sure you have a great setup for adult beverages. With the Orchid Bar Cart, you can have everything you need within reach, like glasses and wine and liquor bottles. And when your guests are in a few different rooms catching up in great conversation, you can move the bar cart around effortlessly!

Fernando Desk Chair

If having your family in town means you’ll be working from home more, you will need to make sure your desk chair is good for long periods of time. With the Fernando Desk Chair, the seating is comfortable and you can swivel as much as you want. And while you’re at it, adding this chair creates a slightly vintage look.

Mykonos Gray 3-Piece Patio Set

Spending time outside on your patio or balcony is more enjoyable when you have great outdoor furniture. Also, when your family is visiting from somewhere that has all four seasons, they may want a break from the cold to enjoy the warmth Florida has to offer. That’s why the Mykonos Gray Patio Set is perfect as one of our new arrivals. Sit down, relax, and enjoy your favorite beverages and snacks outdoors.


If you love one of these pieces and want to vote on them, you can either do “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” for all our new arrivals here. Once you have decided what you want to get, you can shop through our online store or find an El Dorado Furniture showroom near you, whether it’s in Pinellas, Miami-Dade, Broward, Lee, Collier or Palm Beach County. Last but not least, share photos of your home with us on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our account. Just make sure to use the hashtag #myedfhome!

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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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