Design Tips

How to Furnish a Smaller Space

If you’re looking for Chicago furniture dealers, it’s likely that you’re trying to find new pieces to furnish a smaller space. For those of you who live in one to two bedroom apartments in and around the city, we’ve got the furniture you need to make your space feel like home—not a cramped and uncomfortable place you live.

One great way to furnish your home without overwhelming it is to purchase several plush chairs instead of a larger sofa or sectional. Chairs are a bit more versatile, and their smaller stature can make your space feel bigger. Purchase a few brown leather chairs and enjoy the comfort and openness of your living room.

Since your apartment isn’t all that big, you probably don’t have a specific dining room. That’s okay; just make use of a space near the kitchen and setup a small square table with three or four chairs. Just because you don’t have a ton of space doesn’t mean you need to forego a table altogether; it just means you need to get creative and find one that fits into your space comfortably.

Finally, when it comes to your bedroom, it’s likely that you’ll have limited closet space. That means you’ll probably want a dresser to store the rest of your clothing. Instead of using a large bulky dresser that covers up an entire wall, look for a vertical dresser with a lot of drawer space. You’ll still get the storage you need, but your bedroom won’t feel so cramped, and you’ll have plenty of space to maneuver.

If you need more advice or tips on furnishing your apartment, head down to The RoomPlace. We have experts who know how to furnish all types of homes, and they’re more than willing to help you find the furniture that’s right for you. 

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Accentuate Your Surroundings with Accent Pieces

How do you add emphasis to your favorite room? By giving it a few pieces that will give you style, functionality, and bragging rights without having to do too much work or spend too much money. Accent pieces can be just about anything: a stylish new chair, a clever table, a cozy ottoman, or a retro bar. All you need to do is head into your local Chicago furniture store, and let our friendly furniture consultants here at The RoomPlace help you find exactly what you need.

If you have a bare wall in your hallway or entrance way and you’re not sure what to do with it, try adding a few long benches to the space. Long benches create additional seating and also give visitors a place to take their shoes off. During a Chicago winter, this will look great while also saving your room from salt and water damage caused by dirty footwear.

Or maybe you’ve wanted a table to put between your sofas, but you’re hoping for something versatile. You’re having trouble deciding between an ottoman, storage space, and coffee table. Why not find a piece of furniture that has multiple functions? If you’re not sure where to start or what your options are, let one of our many design experts show you around. Just tell them what exactly you’re looking for, and they’ll help you find the right pieces.

Accent pieces are supposed to enhance the style of your already stunning room by adding both function and style to various spaces. Whether you’re looking for a funky chair to add to your office or a few benches you can easily move around and use in different ways, we’ve got it all here at The RoomPlace.

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Mirrors Create Space in Any Room

Have you ever walked into a restaurant and wondered why its walls were lined with mirrors? Mirrors can be an incredible (and economical) way to open up various rooms in your home. Mirrors can enhance lighting and also create a feeling of added space.

Here are a few tips on how to use mirrors in your home:

  • Use Mirrors in Small Rooms You Want to Make Bigger. Mirrors can’t make your room bigger, but they can certainly make it feel bigger. The key here is to cover an entire wall in mirrors. Once you’ve used this strategy, you can place furniture along (or near) that wall and it will instantly feel roomier and your space will feel larger.
  • Bring natural light in with the help of mirrors. If you place mirrors strategically so that the light pouring in through a nearby window radiates off the mirror’s surface, you’ll be able to bring more natural light into a dim room.
  • Use different sized mirrors to create dynamic visuals. By varying the size of mirrors placed next to each other, you can create some interesting visuals in your room. Doing this creates an artistic look while also opening up the space in question.

If you want to add style, space and natural light to one of your home’s rooms, then head on over to The RoomPlace and check out our selection of decorative mirrors. If you’re looking for clearance furniture near Schaumburg, we might have exactly what you’re looking for. Ask us about current mirror specials, and we’ll help you find options that will make your favorite room pop. If you’re interested in other pieces of furniture, don’t worry—we’ve got it all. Whether you’re looking for a new sofa, mattress, or bedroom set, we’ll help you find what you’re looking for.  

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Are You Trendy? Top Furniture Trends of 2014

It’s a brand new year and that means a whole new set of trends when it comes to home décor. Furniture should always match your personal style, but if you’re interested in giving your style a bit of a makeover, consider implementing one or two of these worthy trends this spring.

  • Pale, clean walls meet brightly colored furniture. You heard that right: the name of the game is contrast. Paint your walls a pale white, cloudy beige or light blush. Once you’ve done that, check out some of our bold living room collections with leather (or fabric) sofas in warm red or earthy green tones.
  • High-end furniture for less: That’s right, an entire trend this 2014 is based on getting more bang for your buck. If you’re in the Schaumburg or Tinley Park area, affordable furniture isn’t far away at The RoomPlace. Come see our trendy queen bedroom sets and get a lot more for a lot less. We have deals and specials going on all the time, so don’t miss out.
  • Matching is so 2013: You have great style, and you’re ready to show it off. Head on into your local Chicago furniture store and get creative. Mix contemporary with traditional, and look for colors that contrast well with one another. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. With a selection like ours, you’ll be able to do virtually anything with the rooms in your home.

There you have it, design tips that will help you and your home look fashionable this year. The great thing about these trends is the spirit behind them is timeless. Furniture is what you make it, and getting creative, well, that’s always in vogue.

Dining Rooms

Give Your Dining Room a Little Pizzazz

Since when did your dining room chairs have to match your table to a tee? If you’ve inherited an antique dining room table or you just want to give your current table a new look, focus on something besides the table itself: it’s time to turn your attention to the chairs.

Fresh looking chairs can bring a tired looking table out of hiding by adding a touch of flair and high-end appeal.

If you’re desperately searching for a furniture outlet near Indianapolis, your search is over. Come into The RoomPlace, your local furniture store, and test out some new chairs. If you’re not sure where to start, consider the below tips before coming in.

  • Bring in pictures of your current table. If you know you want to keep your current dining room table but are in need of some new chairs, bring in a photo of your table, so you can easily compare styles and colors. Doing this will help ensure that you find something you know will look great beside your current piece.
  • Match old with new. Turn your dining room table into a conversation piece by matching its older look with a set of modern and stylish new chairs. Dinner party guests will love your style and beg to know where you purchased such lovely looking chairs and accompanying table.  
  • Pair glass tabletops with either metal or dark wood chairs. Chairs with metal frames look natural against dining room tables with glass tops. If you want a higher-contrast look, consider a chair with dark colored wood for a strong contrast that’s both elegant and unique.

As the old saying goes, never underestimate the power of a new set of dining chairs. Okay, maybe that’s not a saying, but it’s still relevant. Give your dining room or breakfast nook a chic new look with a set of chairs that are worthy of praise and admiration. We’ve got them right here at The RoomPlace.  


Boost Your Child’s Imagination with an Imaginative Room

Colors, shapes, and design elements can all boost your child’s creativity. One of the best (and easiest) ways to bring these things into your child’s life is by giving their bedroom a fun makeover. We have dozens of bedroom sets to choose from, so let your child’s creativity blossom and bring them down to The RoomPlace to find the perfect bedroom set.

Whether your child likes bright colors or soft palettes, our furniture can be arranged to match his or her needs. Most of our kid’s bedroom sets come with multiple pieces of wooden furniture. However, this wood ranges from light oak, to painted white, to stylish jet black, so your child won’t want for options. We carry princess cut furniture along with more modern styles that are great for either boys or girls. Once you’ve found the bedroom set for your child, you can boost their new room’s creativity by adding a few touches of your own. Paint the walls one solid bold color, or add design elements like stripes or circles. If you want to get even more creative, paint a simple mural on your child’s wall like a sunset or a garden landscape, and be sure to let them take part in the fun.

Giving your child a creative place to call their own will not only bring them comfort and security, but will also offer them a place to get creative. If you want to help your child learn and grow, why not try out an updated bedroom? Come on out to your local Chicago furniture store and let us help you help your kids. We can’t wait!

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A New Area Rug Can Revolutionize a Room

Ask any interior decorator, and they’ll tell you – there’s nothing quite like an area rug to completely change up the style of a room. Rugs are clever design elements, and though unassuming, really add a splash of intrigue to various spaces in your home. Whether you’re looking for funky, matte, loud, or soft, the color and design elements of an area rug can offer all of these things and more.

If you’re interested in a new area rug from The RoomPlace, but you aren’t quite sure where to put it, consider a few of these locations first:

  • Under your dining room table: Area rugs look fantastic under dining room tables no matter what your table looks like. If you really want to show off your area rug, put it under a glass top dining table, and watch it pop.
  • By large pieces of furniture: An area rug can offset solid colored furniture, especially if you go for one that has strong design elements like bold shapes and color variations. Put these rugs under your coffee table and near your sofa collection for a warm and comforting addition to your space.
  • On hardwood, concrete, tile, and even carpet floors: You don’t want to cover up all of your gorgeous hardwood floors with rugs, but one or two can really standout on a sea of mahogany, oak, or even cherry wood floors. But don’t stop there—area rugs look great on tile floors too, and offer a safe space for your kiddos to sit and play. And yes, you can absolutely use an area rug on carpeted floors to add some transitional colors to a room.

If you need help finding an area rug near Chicago, check out your local affordable furniture store serving Tinley Park.  We can help you find the right rug for you, and offer free advice on where to put it. 


Fill In Room Gaps with a Few Stylish Chairs

Have some of your rooms been feeling a little sparse lately? If so, you should consider adding a chair or two throughout your home. Chairs can take up a good amount of space depending on the size and type of chair you’re looking for. Whether you have an opening in your bedroom, living room, or office, a new plush chair can add style and versatility to any space.

Brown fabric chairs are some of our most popular designs at The RoomPlace. If you want to create a cozy place to sit and read a book in your bedroom or office, then consider adding one of these trendy chairs to your room. You can find a brown fabric chair in a number of different styles. Whether you’re looking for traditional or completely funky, our furniture store is a great place to start. If you’d prefer to lighten up a room with softer touches, then look into a beige leather chair. We currently have beige chairs that swivel, beige chairs that are surprisingly audacious, and beige chairs that offer subtlety to any space in your house that needs an update. Because chairs take up dramatically less space than loveseats or couches, you can even mix and match chair styles within a single room. You might be surprised to find that two seemingly dissimilar chairs can mesh well in a single space without cluttering or distracting from the room’s overall vibe.

If you’re interested in chair upholstery near Indianapolis or just want a finished piece you can add to a special room in your home, then you need to head down to The RoomPlace.  We have chairs in both leather and fabric, and we carry an assortment of colors. So no matter what you’re looking for, we can help you find it at one of our locations. 

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Give Your Lighting the Makeover It Deserves

Something just doesn’t seem right with your living room and bedroom lighting, and the fluorescents in your ceiling fan just aren’t cutting it anymore. If you’re ready to improve your lighting situation, here are a few tips to help you do it:

  • Your ceiling lights aren’t the be-all-end-all. Sometimes the first thing to do is turn them off altogether.
  • You’ll most likely be using lighting in the evening, and you don’t want harsh beams radiating down on you at that time. Instead, why not try a little bit of dim mood lighting?
  • You can achieve mood lighting by adding a few floor or table lamps to your room. Whether you’re looking for sleek, modern, traditional, or funky, here at The RoomPlace, we’ve got a variety of lighting choices for all tastes.
  • Finally, once you’ve picked out the perfect pieces. Place them around your room strategically. Don’t be afraid to test out different spots for optimal lighting. Once you have a setup you love, enjoy a calming and quiet evening in.

If you’re ready to revamp your lighting design, head on over to our store with affordable furniture near Tinley Park, and let us help you find the right pieces. For a modern design, we’d recommend one of our metal body lamps for a clean look. Those who prefer tradition should check out our lamps with wood bodies and large shades. Since you’re probably looking to outfit an entire room or pair of rooms, you should head down to one of our stores as soon as possible. We’re currently offering a buy one get one half off deal for every lamp in our inventory.

Don’t let style and comfort pass you by, come out and see us today.