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6 Foolproof Tips for Designing Your Home

Furniture is one area that has seen a lot of change over the past decade. Thanks to design styles ranging from antiques to farmhouse chic there are varied materials that you can choose from for your home furnishings and décor. The seemingly unending variegated options available can leave you dismayed. So what materials do you choose? We can help you answer that question.


Designers of old would have run out the door screaming in horror at the thought of mixing materials but gone are those days. Designers today love the idea of mixing materials for more than just the creativity it presents. They love it because the sentimental value it brings is priceless. It allows you to incorporate your grandmother's valuable pieces into your modern design. Like this antique bench paired with a La-Z-Boy sofa, this elegant antique chair paired with a modern footstool, or this antique table and china cabinet paired with modern décor.


Wood used to be the most popular furniture material. Now it is the most sought after material due to an influx of cheap Medium-density Fiberboard (MDF) furniture infiltrating the market over the last decade. People have come to realize that nothing withstands the test of time like solid wood. At The Estate Center we have quality, one-of-a-kind solid wood pieces to accentuate any room in your home and for fractions of the price. These beautiful pieces are just a sample of the multitudinous options available.


Although it can be cracked or broken easily, it gives an elegant impression in your home. You can choose clear for an open sightline feel or choose a colorful piece to add a pop of interest to your room. This plain table turns into an exquisite showpiece by adding glass elements in the center.


Metal is making a huge comeback in the farmhouse, rustic, or country home design style making it a flexible option for any room in your house. It is also a great choice to mix with other materials like wood and fabric. This gorgeous metal table is a showstopper paired with these high-back chairs.

Buying Items

At The Estate Center we have a 16,000 sq ft showroom full of all types of materials (shop here: . We carry highly sought after durable mixed materials that have stood the test of time and are still clearly in good condition. Don’t be afraid to mix and match items from different eras for a totally unique look in your own personal space. Also, make sure you measure your room to make sure whatever you purchase will fit in your space.

Your Own Design

The main questions you need to answer is what theme are you going for, is storage a necessity, and how much light infiltrates the room. You shouldn't purchase beach décor if you are going for an industrial theme, you shouldn't purchase open flow furniture if storage is needed, and you shouldn't buy heavy dark furniture if natural light is limited in your space. If you still have questions, please come visit us at the store and we will be glad to answer all of your design concerns.


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By: Stacie Triche

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