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Adjustable Bed Frames & How to Choose the Right One for You

Essential Queen Adjustable Base from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Essential Queen Adjustable Base from The RoomPlace

Adjustable bed bases are a great way to bring custom comfort to your night and ensure a good night’s sleep, every night.

Benefits of an Adjustable Bed Base

If you’ve never heard of an adjustable bed, you’re in for a treat. They offer convenience, comfort and—with The RoomPlace—surprising affordability so you can transform your sleep without a huge cost. An adjustable bed frame is a great option for a variety of people and reasons—here are just a few ways they come in handy:

  • Sitting Up in Bed: If you like to read, catch up on emails or watch TV in bed, an adjustable bed allows you to change the position of your mattress to make ultimate comfort possible at the touch of a button. No more stuffing pillows behind your back so you can sit up in bed—with a quick change of settings, your bed can do all the work instead, and curve the mattress to your body for top-notch comfort.
  • Snoring Reduction: If you tend to snore at night, sleeping at an incline can help. When you sleep flat on your back, gravity causes your tongue and tonsils to rest toward your airway, causing noisy breathing. Using an adjustable bed at a slight incline while you sleep is a great alternative to disturbing your partner’s sleep.
  • Custom Comfort: Finally, if you often wake up with a sore back, hips or neck in the morning, a power-adjustable base can help you find a more comfortable sleeping position to suit your needs. For people with back or joint pain, sitting reclined with knees bent is often more comfortable than lying on a flat mattress. You may find that an adjustable bed can relieve pressure on areas that normally cause you discomfort.

Choosing the Right Adjustable Base for Your Bed

Now that you know how an adjustable base can help you relax and sleep comfortably, it’s time to find the right type for you. Let’s take a look at three of our popular adjustable bases so you can make the best choice for your needs:

  • Essential Queen Adjustable Base: This no-frills bed base offers the essential features you need to enjoy the next level of comfort in bed. With a base that inclines to meet your needs, this option also includes a one-touch flat position and wireless remote for convenience, ease of use and a great value all around. It’s a great base for most people, at an excellent price, but it does not offer adjustable leg positioning if that’s something you’re looking for.
Simmons Beautyrest SmartMotion Base Powered by Sleeptracker from The RoomPlace
Image: Simmons Beautyrest SmartMotion Base Powered by Sleeptracker from The RoomPlace
  • Simmons Beautyrest® SmartMotion™ Base: Powered by Sleeptracker™, an advanced sleep optimization system that offers highly accurate tracking of your sleep patterns throughout the night, this base features exclusive technology that goes above and beyond to bring you ultimate comfort. Sensors integrated in the base capture information about your awake time, light sleep, deep sleep and REM sleep to provide a full-depth look at your sleep patterns and suggestions for improving them. Designed to improve your sleep quality and ensure you feel refreshed, this bed can be adjusted to a customized sleeping position from head to toe.
Premium Queen Adjustable Base from The RoomPlace
Image: Premium Queen Adjustable Base from The RoomPlace
  • Premium Queen Adjustable Base: Low-profile, versatile and luxurious, this adjustable base is compatible with any platform, slat or storage bed, or can be used as a standalone power foundation. The best thing about this base is its Soft Form technology, which creates a gradual bend in the base instead of a hard angle, to allow your mattress (and spine!) to curve naturally. Three motors let you fully adjust the foot, back and neck position for top-of-the-line comfort. This option is the ultimate indulgence, too, with features like an LCD screen remote, variable intensity dual massage, LED under-bed lighting and two programmable custom positions. So, if you want to go big, go with this one.

Once you’ve found your favorite adjustable bed base, you’ll be one step closer to a great night’s rest!

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Trending Designs & Décor for 2019

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Featured Image: Oskar Cocktail Table from The RoomPlace

The New Year is almost here, and we’ve got the scoop on rising trends that are here to stay. Whether you’re renovating a whole room of your house or looking for chic, trendy ways to decorate any space, read on to see some of our favorite trending looks in furniture and décor for 2019.

Image: apoleon Back Chairs from The RoomPlace
Image: Lakewood Sage 5 Pc. Dinette w/Napoleon Back Chairs from The RoomPlace

Down-to-Earth Colors

Versatile, brooding and deep, earth tones are popping up as a colorful, charming alternative to the white-and-gray color schemes that dominated 2018. Behr’s Color of the Year, for instance, is Blueprint, a deep yet approachable blue-green tone inspired by the sea. It happens to pair perfectly with Cavern Clay, the smooth terracotta color that Sherwin-Williams named its 2019 Color of the Year. Also on Pantone’s 2019 radar is Night Watch, a strong hunter green that offers a lush and moody look.

Beyond just paint colors, look for furniture and décor that exudes earthy charm with hues like butter yellow, copper, amber, hazelnut, moss green, jade, mahogany and warm gray. As more designers and homeowners get inspired by looking back to the mid-century modern movement, these rich, bold earth and jewel tones are being used to add personality, charm and an inviting atmosphere to any space.

Keep your dining room on-trend with a dining set that features sumptuous earth tones, like this dinette with sage green chairs. In the living area, a brown, beige or warm gray sofa or sectional is perfectly inviting and stylish.

Sammi Gray Velvet Accent Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Sammi Gray Velvet Accent Chair from The RoomPlace

Bohemian Inspiration

Eclectic design has never completely fallen out of style, but we’re seeing a resurgence in this trend as more people look for ways to infuse their home with color and a bit of whimsy. Along with the rising popularity of rich, earthy colors and jewel tones comes unexpected design choices, expressive color pairings, unique textures and boho charm.

Barrington Purple Linen Sofa from The RoomPlace
Image: Barrington Purple Linen Sofa from The RoomPlace

Aim for the unexpected and focus on complementary colors and natural finishes when designing a bohemian-inspired space. A velvet accent chair, mauve sofa, mid-century coffee table and a vintage-inspired area rug are chic, eclectic additions to a boho living room.

KAS Casablanca Teal Area Rug From The RoomPlace
Image: KAS Casablanca Teal Area Rug From The RoomPlace

High Contrast

Contrast is a timeless and essential aspect of any design, but 2019 will see some dramatic looks on the high-contrast front. Think white tile with dark grout, black-and-white floors, contrasting wood finishes and bold color choices for walls and cabinets. Add contrast easily to an existing room with new wall décor in a striking color, or a high-contrast area rug in an eye-catching pattern. Matte black is a particularly trendy color option for furniture finishes, lamps, tiles and more.

Micah Black Large Kitchen Cart from The RoomPlace
Image: Micah Black Large Kitchen Cart from The RoomPlace

Bar Carts

This trend may be a bit more specific than those above, but it’s one we can’t ignore. Bar carts and rolling kitchen islands are hot—for good reason. They offer convenience and portability paired with a unique elegance that instantly enhances your kitchen, dining room or living area. Perfect for entertaining or everyday use, a kitchen cart is a versatile accent that will let you roll 2019 style to any room in your home.

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How to Clean Leather Furniture

Dakota Canyon Sofa from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Dakota Canyon Sofa from The RoomPlace

Leather is a classic upholstery material found in many homes—for good reason. It’s versatile, it can last a lifetime and it adds timeless style to any space. Despite some misconceptions, leather is actually pretty easy to care for—cleaning leather furniture is not complicated or difficult. Just remember to wipe up spills as soon as they happen, and avoid using standard cleaning supplies like detergents and upholstery cleaner, which can cause fading or discoloring.

If you’re looking for tips on how to clean and maintain your new (or old) leather furniture—like your classic leather sofa or recliner—read on.

Always refer to the furniture manufacturer’s instructions when it comes to caring for and cleaning your leather furniture, as there may be special requirements for your specific type of leather. In lieu of instructions, the safest bet is to be as gentle as possible, and avoid harsh cleaners. Even using too much water can leave stains on leather, so take extra care when cleaning to avoid worsening the problem.

Vacuum & Wipe Clean

Start by gently vacuuming the leather or wiping it with a dry microfiber cloth to remove dirt and dust. Doing this regularly will prevent buildup and should be sufficient to keep the leather looking clean from day to day. If it’s been a while since you cleaned your leather furniture, use a slightly damp cloth to remove the dirt.

Clean with Mild Soap

In the case of spills or stains, start by gently blotting the area to absorb as much of it as possible. Avoid wiping, which can spread the stain further.

To clean the area, use a small amount of water and very mild soap. Test the soap first by applying it to an inconspicuous area and letting it dry. Clean by moistening a soft cloth slightly, wiping it across the bar of soap (or using a drop of liquid soap) and gently buffing the leather clean. Use a gentle circular motion-don’t scrub too hard. Don’t soak the leather with too much water, and don’t rinse the soap when you’re done—just wipe with a dry cloth.

Florence Charcoal Power Recliner from The RoomPlace
Image: Florence Charcoal Power Recliner from The RoomPlace

Removing Tough Stains from Leather

Remember to clean up spills as quickly as possible to prevent stains from developing in the first place. Leather is generally a forgiving and durable material that can last a lifetime if cared for properly. However, despite its durability and shiny surface, leather is not stain-proof.

Start by spot-cleaning stains as described above. If that doesn’t help, try a commercial leather cleaning solution—but again, make sure to test it first to make sure it doesn’t discolor your leather.

Grease stains are sometimes best removed with a dry cloth—just gently dab and blot the area. If the grease stain persists, sprinkle cornstarch or baking soda on the area, let it sit for a few hours, then brush it away gently. This should absorb the grease effectively. If not, many grease or oil stains will dissipate eventually into the leather, so sometimes the best solution is patience!

Set-in stains or ink stains may require help from a professional. When in doubt, defer to a professional cleaning service. They will know exactly how to clean your leather furniture so you can enjoy it for years to come.

Condition Leather Regularly

Finally, keep your furniture looking clean, shiny and healthy by using a good-quality leather conditioner or cream every 6-12 months. This process helps restore natural moisture to the leather, repair scratches and bring back that new-leather shine.

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Guest Room Ideas: How to Impress Your Holiday Guests

Auburn 8 Pc. Queen Bedroom by Scott Living from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Auburn 8 Pc. Queen Bedroom by Scott Living from The RoomPlace

If you’ll be hosting guests this holiday season, it’s a good time to make sure your guest bedroom is ready for the occasion. Aside from the obvious essentials like a comfortable bed and fresh bedding, let’s take a look at a handful of ideas for creating a guest room that’s sure to impress. From practical guest bedroom furniture to chic, festive guest room décor, here are our favorite ideas for going above and beyond for your holiday visitors.

Image: Daphnis Linen Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Daphnis Linen Chair from The RoomPlace

Seating

Ideally, the bed shouldn’t be the only comfortable place where your guest can sit while getting ready, checking their email, reading or organizing their luggage. There are plenty of ways to add extra seating to your guest room—including a cushioned bench at the end of the bed, a pair of chairs or a plush recliner.

LG 55" 4K UHD Smart LED TV w/ webOS 3.0 Plus 10’ HDMI Cable from The RoomPlace
Image: LG 55″ 4K UHD Smart LED TV w/ webOS 3.0 Plus 10’ HDMI Cable from The RoomPlace

TV

A wall-mounted television is an addition that holiday guests will be sure to appreciate. Even if the guest TV isn’t used very often, it’s nice to have if they want to stay up later or turn on the morning news while getting ready for the day.

Workspace

A small desk or table that can comfortably accommodate a laptop is a great addition to a guest room—particularly for visitors who will be staying more than a couple days and may need to work during their stay.

Auburn Nightstand by Scott Living from The RoomPlace
Image: Auburn Nightstand by Scott Living from The RoomPlace

Dual Nightstands

If your guest room will be accommodating more than one person, make sure there’s a nightstand or table next to each side of the bed. Most people will want a nearby spot to place their phone or small belongings at arm’s reach. A lamp on both sides is ideal, too.

Blankets

Add extra warmth (both visual and literal) to your guest room by including plenty of blankets and throws. Cozy blankets are not only festive, but they’re also a necessity on chilly nights! If you know your guest room is drafty or tends to be particularly cool at night, set your guests up with a heated sheet or blanket they can turn on if needed for ultimate comfort.

Night Lights

For guests who might need to get up in the middle of the night, make sure the path to the bathroom is softly illuminated to avoid stumbling around in the dark. For a festive touch, you could even utilize a string of Christmas lights in the hallway or bathroom to help light the way.

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Tips for Designing and Organizing Your Baby’s Nursery

Delmar Vintage Gray Toddler Bed from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Delmar Vintage Gray Toddler Bed from The RoomPlace

Designing a nursery for your upcoming arrival is an exciting part of becoming a parent, but it can also be difficult to decide what you need. Shopping for nursery furniture and décor will depend on your lifestyle, budget and other factors, but most nurseries need a crib, mattress, dresser and changing area—along with some décor to add style. From essential furniture to adorable decorations, let’s take a look at some ideas and tips for setting up a nursery both you and your little one will love.

Naples Nantucket Gray Upholstered Convertible Crib by Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace
Image: Naples Nantucket Gray Upholstered Convertible Crib by Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace

Convertible Crib

To ensure your baby’s bed will last for years and grow along with him or her, a convertible crib is an excellent investment. With the ability to transform from a crib to a toddler bed to a twin headboard/footboard all in one, convertible beds are money-saving and practical.

Hailey Full Bed from The RoomPlace
Image: Hailey Full Bed from The RoomPlace

If you already have a standard crib for your little one, he or she will still need to move to a larger bed at some point, often between the ages of 2 and 3. Then, you can upgrade to a toddler bed (which uses your existing crib mattress) or go straight to a twin or full bed your child can grow into and use for years. In any case, a side rail can help make the transition into a “big kid bed” a safe and easy one, especially if your child tends to sleep near the edge of the crib or against the crib rails.

Image: Moonlight Slumber Starlight Supreme Crib Mattress from The RoomPlace
Image: Moonlight Slumber Starlight Supreme Crib Mattress from The RoomPlace

Infant Mattress

Extra-firm mattresses are ideal for infants, as they help reduce the risk of SIDS by providing a firm sleep surface. That doesn’t mean you’ll need to buy a new mattress when your little one is ready to transition out of their crib, though. A reversible baby/toddler mattress features an extra-firm side for safe infant sleep, along with a medium-firm side that offers comfort for growing toddlers. Opting for a single mattress that will last through the toddler stage is a great way to save money when you’re setting up your baby’s nursery—and all you’ll have to do is flip the mattress when it’s time to make the switch!

BEDGEAR 6.0 Ver-Tex Crib Protector from The RoomPlace
Image: BEDGEAR 6.0 Ver-Tex Crib Protector from The RoomPlace

No matter what mattress you choose for your baby, make sure to keep it protected with a waterproof crib mattress protector. From diaper leaks to spit-up to potty training accidents, there are plenty of ways that infants and toddlers can make a mess overnight. A fitted mattress protector wicks moisture and heat away from your baby while they sleep, ensuring they stay comfortable and dry. It also ensures your mattress won’t absorb stains or odors so your child can enjoy a fresh mattress for years to come.

Grado Farmhouse Pine Dresser by Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace
Image: Grado Farmhouse Pine Dresser by Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace

Dresser Kits & Changing Pads

A changing station is an essential component of any baby’s room, but that doesn’t mean you need to take up extra space with a cumbersome changing table. Most wide dressers can be safely converted into changing areas with a stylish dressing kit that creates a secure, dedicated space for your changing pad and diapering supplies.

Décor

Finding the perfect décor for your baby’s room is about striking a balance between what’s adorable and what your little one is likely to enjoy in the future. Unless you’re prepared to fully redecorate in a couple years when your child has different tastes and interests, it’s a good idea to choose at least a few pieces of versatile, stylish décor that your little one can grow with.

Linon Daisy Purple Area Rug from The RoomPlace
Image: Linon Daisy Purple Area Rug from The RoomPlace
  • Rug: An area rug is a great place to start. Choose a pattern or color that is timeless but coordinates with your nursery theme, and a material that is comfy and warm on little feet.
Perma Ceiling Lamp from The RoomPlace
Image: Perma Ceiling Lamp from The RoomPlace
  • Lighting: You can also choose lighting that your kid is unlikely to outgrow. Statement ceiling lamps or versatile yet colorful table lamps can coordinate with both nursery décor and older kids room décor. Until your little one is older, it’s probably better to avoid floor lamps that can tip over.
Smart Frog Wall Décor from The RoomPlace
Image: Smart Frog Wall Décor from The RoomPlace
  • Wall Décor: Add timeless style to your nursery walls with wall décor that you can use for years to come. Floral wall art, mirrors, geometric décor and whimsical pieces are great additions to a baby’s room—and since they’re on the wall, they’ll be safe from little hands!
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Trending Dining Room Holiday Designs

Majestic 7 Piece Dining Room Set from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Majestic 7 Piece Dining Room Set from The RoomPlace

If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your dining room for the holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. From upgrading your dining chairs to getting creative with your table settings, there’s no shortage of ways to make your dining room shine for that special Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner with your family and friends. Let’s take a look at a handful of ideas for three different trending dining room styles: classic, rustic and elegant.

Classic

If your idea of perfect holiday décor includes mistletoe, Christmas balls, glittery garlands and red candles, there are plenty of ways to achieve a classic holiday dining room design that’s also on-trend. Here are just a few:

Celeri Ceiling Lamp from The RoomPlace
Image: Celeri Ceiling Lamp from The RoomPlace
  • Chandelier: If your dining room doesn’t already have chandelier-style lighting above the table, now’s the perfect time to add one. It’s sure to bring a warm ambiance and traditional touch to your space.
Tucson Dining Room Table & Bench by Scott Living from The RoomPlace
Image: Tucson Dining Room Table & Bench by Scott Living from The RoomPlace
  • Table Runner: A classic table runner adds elegance and instantly upgrades your dining room table by adding texture and contrast. It also makes the table appear longer and neatens the appearance of your table settings and centerpieces. You can’t go wrong with red, white, burlap or a festive pattern.
  • Chair Wreaths: Hang a mini wreath from the back of each dining chair for a look that’s classically festive but also unique.

Rustic

The combination of chic and rustic in interior design is a trend that won’t be leaving anytime soon—and there’s no better time to give your dining room a rustic makeover than the holiday season. Keep décor chic, simple and natural with these ideas:

  • Woodsy Accents: Bring a wintry woodland vibe to your dining room with festive table settings like mini potted pine tree centerpieces, wood slice coasters, plaid or burlap fabrics and holly wreaths. Succulents, pine cones, birch logs and other outdoorsy décor is the perfect complement to your rustic holiday dining room.
Image: White Fullerton Side Chairs from The RoomPlace
White Fullerton Side Chairs from The RoomPlace
  • White Upholstery: Keep your rustic design from looking too shabby by complementing it with chic white fabrics including white chairs, tablecloths, napkins or curtains.
  • Natural Hues: Aside from snowy white, you can create a natural yet festive look in your dining area by using colors you’d find in nature during the holiday season. Soft tan, warm gray and sage green work beautifully with white décor to create a chic and rustic aesthetic.

Elegant

If you’re looking to host an elegant holiday dinner, your dining room design should reflect a sophisticated style. Thankfully, elegant doesn’t have to mean complicated. With modern dining room design trends, your dining space can be simple, elegant and breathtaking with ideas like these:

  • White & Gold: Inspire the holiday spirit in a sophisticated way with white, gold and silver décor that elevates and brightens the room. From Christmas tree ornaments to table settings to centerpieces, these hues create an elegant ambiance.

Upholstered Chairs: If you’re looking for comfortable chairs that have an upscale vibe perfect for your elegant holiday plans, upholstered dining chairs are perfect for the occasion. Chic, elegant and refined, chairs like these bring instant sophistication to your dining room design.

Avenue Curio China Cabinet from The RoomPlace
Image: Avenue Curio China Cabinet from The RoomPlace
  • China Cabinet: Whether your dining room already features a gorgeous china cabinet or you’re looking for a new one, this piece of furniture is sure to add class and elegance to the space. It’s the perfect place for displaying fine china, beautiful dishes or holiday accents to enhance your dining room.
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How to Choose a Mattress for Your Child

Simmons BeautySleep 8" Memory Foam Mattress In A Box from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Simmons BeautySleep 8″ Memory Foam Mattress In A Box from The RoomPlace

Whether you’re redesigning your kid’s bedroom or simply looking to upgrade their mattress to something a little bigger, there are a few things to consider before you buy. Since the goal is for your child to use their mattress for several years, it’s important to choose a mattress that is high-quality, safe and comfortable. From mattress type to size to firmness, keep these considerations in mind when shopping for a new mattress for a child of any age.

Size

Choosing the right size is the first thing to think about when picking out a kid’s mattress. If you’re shopping for a bed for a new baby, you might consider a convertible crib, which can be converted from a crib to a toddler bed and often to a twin headboard/footboard as your child grows. This will help you utilize your little one’s crib mattress for as long as possible, and save you the cost of buying a new bed frame for each stage.

Therapedic Medi-Pedic Firm Mattress from The RoomPlace
Image: Therapedic Medi-Pedic Firm Mattress from The RoomPlace

Most toddlers are ready to transition from their crib to a “big kid bed” when they’re two or three years old. It’s a well-known fact that kids grow up fast, so you may wish to upgrade immediately to a twin XL or full mattress at this stage. Factors like the size of the bedroom and whether your child will be sharing a room with their sibling will help determine what kids mattress size is right for you.

While smaller mattresses, such as twin size, take up less floor space, your little one may outgrow them sooner; and though larger mattresses take up more room, they can accommodate older kids, teenagers and even adults. With luck—and if you choose a durable, high-quality mattress—your child can enjoy their mattress for years to come.

Mattress Type

There are essentially three options when it comes to choosing a mattress type for your child: innerspring, memory foam and hybrid.

Moonlight Slumber Starlight Shimmer Crib Mattress from The RoomPlace
Image: Moonlight Slumber Starlight Shimmer Crib Mattress from The RoomPlace
  • Memory Foam: Memory foam mattresses are rising in popularity. They tend to be relatively inexpensive, they offer a reliable level of firmness for good spine support, and they don’t sag over time like spring coils might. For infants, an extra-firm foam mattress is an excellent choice from a safety standpoint, as firm mattresses reduce the risk of SIDS. A reversible mattress that features an extra-firm side for babies and a medium-firm side for toddlers is a great idea.

One potential downside of memory foam mattresses is that they don’t offer great edge support, so if your young child tends to sleep on the edge of the bed, you may want to add a bed rail to make sure they don’t fall off.

  • Innerspring: Classic innerspring mattresses are common and generally quite durable, making them a good option for a kid’s bed. Their main benefit compared to memory foam is that a spring mattress features a reinforced edge lined with coils, meaning better edge support.

While coils—especially inexpensive open coils—can degrade and sag over time, it’s worth noting that this is less of an issue for a bed that only has to support the weight of a small child. As long as your child isn’t jumping on the bed, an innerspring mattress will likely last for years. Plus, if you invest in a pocketed coil mattress, which features individual coils, it will likely last longer and be more comfortable.

  • Hybrid: Hybrid mattresses, as the name implies, are an innovative blend of memory foam and coil designs. They offer the benefits of each type of mattress, but can be more expensive.

Firmness

The last thing to consider when shopping for the perfect kids mattress is the level of firmness your child needs in order to have a comfortable night’s sleep. Generally speaking, toddlers prefer the feeling of a firmer mattress (one that offers a similar level of support as their crib mattress), while older children usually like to sink into a plush or pillow-top mattress.

Mattress firmness is all about personal preference, but if your child is too young to express a preference, a medium-firm bed is a safe bet. If your kid tends to sleep on their stomach, a firm mattress will probably be more comfortable, while a softer mattress offers a little more “give” for side and back sleepers.

Image: BEDGEAR 2-Pack Dri-Tec Twin Mattress Protector from The RoomPlace
Image: BEDGEAR 2-Pack Dri-Tec Twin Mattress Protector from The RoomPlace

Finally, no matter what type of size of mattress you choose for your kid, there’s no doubt that a quality, waterproof mattress protector is a must. A mattress can be a big investment, and a mattress protector will ensure your child’s bed has a long life.

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Announcing the Grand Opening of The RoomPlace’s New Location in Gurnee, IL

Featured Image: Storefront of New Gurnee, Illinois Location for The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Storefront of New Gurnee, Illinois Location for The RoomPlace

The RoomPlace is thrilled to announce the opening of our latest location in Gurnee, Illinois. Our 27th store is located in the Gurnee Mills Mall at 6148 Grand Avenue. Our grand opening ceremony will take place Friday, November 9th, 2018.

As we continue to expand our footprint across Illinois and Indiana, we are excited to provide our unique shopping experience to more customers and bring our selection of quality, affordable furniture to Gurnee Mills. In addition, this new location has brought 50 new jobs to the area, expanding our community of stores to over 750 employees.

“The RoomPlace is proud to be a part of the updated Gurnee Mills experience,” said our CEO, Paul Adams. “As we prepare to open our 27th store, we remain committed to bringing stylish yet affordable furniture to the millions of people that come through the mall each year, along with jobs supporting the larger community.” The Gurnee location joins our other locations in neighborhoods including Aurora, Arlington Heights, Orland Park, Downers Grove, Rockford, Schaumburg, Lombard and more.

Stop in to check out the new store and our vast selection from 10am-9pm Monday through Saturday, or 11am-6pm on Sundays. For directions and more store information, visit the Gurnee location page on our website. If you’re looking for the location nearest you, use our store locator. We hope to see you soon!

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How to Organize Your Dining Room for the Holiday Season

Charlotte 9 Pc. Dining Room w/Linen Chairs from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Charlotte 9 Pc. Dining Room w/Linen Chairs from The RoomPlace

Whether you usually host the important gatherings in your family or it’s your first year welcoming everyone into your home for the holidays, make sure your dining room is ready for the season. From cleaning to arranging furniture to decorating, there’s sure to be a few ways you can spruce up and organize your space before the holidays. For a dining room that will accommodate your guests efficiently while being warm and inviting, here are a few tips to get you started.

Declutter

The first step to organizing your dining room in preparation for holiday dinners is to declutter and clean. It may not be much fun, but chances are you’ll need as much space as you can muster—floor space and table space alike!

Fullerton Dining Table from The RoomPlace
Image: Fullerton Dining Table from The RoomPlace

Depending on the number of guests you’ll need to accommodate, chances are you’ll need to add an extra table (or at least a leaf to your adjustable table) to accommodate guests. In that case, you might want to remove unneeded furniture and décor from your dining room. Items that take up space but won’t serve a purpose during the festivities should be moved out of the way to a different room.

Rearrange

Once your dining room is cleaned and decluttered, you may wish to do a little rearranging to make your space efficient and comfortable. Guests will be getting up for seconds, kids will be underfoot and you’ll need to make sure there’s space for people to walk through the dining room and around the table. Here are a few tips for setting up your dining room furniture for the holidays:

  • It can be helpful, if you have the space, to set up one table for adults and another area for children. For the kid’s table, a tablecloth that can be wiped clean and non-breakable dishes are a must.

If you have a large enough table, set out food in the center to limit trips to the kitchen.

Image: Vista Server Cart from The RoomPlace
Image: Vista Server Cart from The RoomPlace
  • Make use of a buffet off to one side of the dining room—not only for setting out food and dishes, but also for storing items you might need in a pinch during meals, such as hot pads, napkins, serving utensils or extra wine glasses.
Image: Lakewood White Dining Bench from The Room Place
Lakewood White Dining Bench from The Room Place
  • To maximize floor space, bench seating can be a good alternative to bulky chairs, particularly for kids.

Decorate

Finally, it’s time to add the finishing touches to your newly organized dining room. From table cloths to centerpieces to festive décor, add your personal touch to create a dining space your friends and family will feel welcome in. Here’s a handful of ideas to inspire your holiday decorating:

Linden Area Rug (5’x8’) from The Room Place
Image: Linden Area Rug (5’x8’) from The Room Place
  • A cozy area rug can warm hardwood floors and give your dining room a homey, welcoming vibe.
Image: Markos Floor Lamp from The Room Place
Image: Markos Floor Lamp from The Room Place
  • Winter days are short, so make sure your dining room has plenty of lighting options to adjust the ambiance as needed.
  • Regardless of your decorating style, you can’t go wrong with simple, elegant décor like white or cream-colored tablecloths, gold-tone centerpieces and seasonal flowers such as mums or poinsettias.
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Creating a Mid-Century Look on a Budget

Roxbury Black Sofa from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Roxbury Black Sofa from The RoomPlace

If you love the look of mid-century modern design, it might be easier than you think to achieve it in your own home. It doesn’t have to be difficult—or expensive—to give any room of your home the mid-century modern vibe you adore. With these ideas for affordable mid-century-style furniture and décor, you can transform your space into something stylish and inspired.

When choosing the perfect furniture for this look, keep in mind the tenants of mid-century modern design. Select pieces that are functional and sleek, aim for an uncluttered look with minimal ornamentation, and add visual interest by pairing different materials and textures. Mid-century style is often characterized by the use of organic and geometric forms, a range of colors and a high-contrast aesthetic.

Now, let’s get to it!

Skyler Sofa Bed by Scott Living from The RoomPlace
Image: Skyler Sofa Bed by Scott Living from The RoomPlace

Living Room

If it’s the living area you want to update, there are plenty of ways to add mid-century modern style to your family room. To start, make your sofa a statement piece with options like the Roxbury Black Sofa or the dual-purpose Skyler Sofa Bed. With mid-century qualities and chic upholstery, these sofas are the perfect balance of retro, contemporary and affordable.

Trelis Blue Accent Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Trelis Blue Accent Chair from The RoomPlace

Add a pop of color to your mid-century living room with an accent chair in a hue like bright turquoise—we like the Trelis Blue Accent Chair and the Tyler Accent Chair, both of which offer impeccable retro style at a great value.

Parker White Cocktail Table from The RoomPlace
Image: Parker White Cocktail Table from The RoomPlace

Finally, finish your space with a coffee table and end table(s). When shopping for a living room table to complete your space, look for mid-century-inspired elements such as slim, angled legs; sleek, geometric forms; and retro, 1950s trends. The sleek simplicity of our Parker Cocktail Table would pair beautifully with your other retro-modern furniture and décor.

Metal End Table from The RoomPlace
Image: Metal End Table from The RoomPlace

This Metal End Table combines galvanized metal with wood, and features hairpin-style legs for a mid-century look, while the Large Tray End Table adds a unique and geometric finish.

Fullerton 5 Pc. Dinette from The RoomPlace
Image: Fullerton 5 Pc. Dinette from The RoomPlace

Dining Room

If you like the convenience of a complete dining set, get the mid-century vibe with our affordable Fullerton 5 Pc. Dinette or the Marissa 5 Pc. Red Dinette. For a customized yet affordable dining area, pair a sleek table like the Anastasia Dining Table or Sutherson Dining Table by Scott Living with two types of mismatched chairs.

Image: Dash Persimmon Dining Chair by Scott Living from The RoomPlace
Image: Dash Persimmon Dining Chair by Scott Living from The RoomPlace

Consider choosing neutral chairs and adding two more colorful chairs on either end of the table for a look that’s undeniably mid-century modern. For example, the Chelsea Side Chair pairs well with the vivid, retro tone of this Dash Persimmon Dining Chair. The beige tones of our Emerson 2 Pc. Dining Chair provides a warm contrast to the mid-century-inspired Cora Teal Chair in striking blue-green faux leather—plus, they offer unbeatable value.

Reegan 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom from The RoomPlace
Image: Reegan 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom from The RoomPlace

Bedroom

Finally, let’s check out some stylish bedroom furniture that will help you achieve a mid-century modern aesthetic without breaking the bank. Give your room a retro yet contemporary update with a striking bed set like the Reegan 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom—it features a contrasting two-tone design, elongated hardware, built-in drawers in the bed frame and the classic retro tapered leg design. You can’t get more mid-century than that! Likewise, the Torrey 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom Set offers mid-century modern elements with a touch of sophistication, mixing multiple materials and textures to give your space plenty of style.

Image: Linon Trio Ceramic Gray Area Rug from The RoomPlace
Image: Linon Trio Ceramic Gray Area Rug from The RoomPlace

To add a pop of color to your mid-century-inspired bedroom design, a geometric area rug is the perfect solution. Inexpensive options like the Linon Trio Ceramic Gray Area Rug, the Orange Dash Rug by Scott Living or our Linon Roma Herringbone Gray Rug are all excellent ways to bring unique patterns and retro colors to your new mid-century bedroom décor.