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Finding the Right TV Stand for Your Fireplace

TV and fireplaces

Both the TV and the fireplace make an ideal focal point of a room, and now you don’t have to choose between them. You can combine the ambiance and warmth of a cozy fire with the enjoyment of your TV with specialized stands that put the two together. Choosing the right TV stand for your fireplace is easy with these savvy tips from The RoomPlace.

Measure Your TV

The first thing you want to do is measure the size of the TV and the size of the available area where you intend to place the TV stand. Measure your TV screen diagonally, from the top left to bottom right corners. TV stands list the maximum weight and size of televisions they can support, and you’ll want yours to fall within the parameters of your selected stand.

Measure the Available Area

Measuring the area where you want to place the stand is also important to ensure a proper look and fit. Determine the maximum length, depth and height of a TV stand that would fit in the desired area. Take into account any overhangs or other elements that may limit the maximum height of your TV on top of the stand.

You want to leave enough room between the TV and the viewer, as well. The ideal distance depends on the size of the TV.

  • 29-inch TV: At least 3 feet away from viewer
  • 39-inch TV: At least 4 feet away from viewer
  • 46-inch TV: At least 5 feet away from viewer
  • Larger than 46: At least 7 feet away from viewer

One more measurement to consider is sitting height, or the best height of your TV stand for comfortable viewing. Sit on the sectional or sofa where you’ll be viewing, and measure the distance from your eyes to the floor. For the most comfortable viewing, the lower portion of the television screen should be level with your seated line of sight. That means the shelf where the TV sits needs to be no lower than 12 inches below your line of sight measurement.

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Determine the Best TV Stand Style

Once you have all the measurements done, you’re ready for the fun. This involves finding a TV stand that has just the right look and style to suit your space. If you’re aiming to block or cover an existing fireplace, your best bet would be an entertainment center wall unit. It can be placed as close to the wall as possible to conceal an unwanted built-in fireplace. Entertainment center wall units come in a variety of sizes, colors, styles and configurations to deliver the look you want.

A fireplace TV stand is the way to go if you want to enjoy both a cozy fire and the TV. The fireplaces built into TV stands use electricity for warmth and light, plugging into an outlet as easily as the TV itself. A wide variety of fireplace TV stands are available, with different colors, looks, materials, shelving availability and sizes. One more option is to hang your TV above your fireplace, as long as the wall material above the space is able to support the weight and size of the TV.

Start the fun by checking out the entertainment center wall units and fireplace TV stands at The RoomPlace now.

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Bedrooms Design Tips Featured

Choosing the Right Bed for Your Child

Kids Bedroom

Every child needs a good night’s sleep, and you can increase the odds of that happening with just the right bed for your child. Choosing the right bed starts by taking a variety of factors into account, such as the size, support, comfort level and design. These tips from The RoomPlace can help.

Bed Sizes for Children

While a baby crib is still the choice for infants, cribs are much more advanced than they used to be. Convertible cribs can convert from a baby crib to a toddler bed, and from a toddler bed to a day and full-size bed that lasts for years. Going for this option covers all bases, although it’s not the only option available.

Toddler beds can provide a smooth transition from the crib to a big-kid bed. Your child still feels safe and secure with the familiar bead boards at the foot and head of the bed, along with optional rails on the side.

The next step is the twin-sized bed, which features a mattress that’s longer and wider than those found in cribs or beds for toddlers. A twin XL is even longer, giving your child extra space for those anticipated teenage growth spurts.

While most children grow out of a crib and into a big bed between the ages of 2 and 3, you want to make sure your child still feels secure with the option you choose. Some may prefer the smaller size and safe feeling of a toddler bed, while others may be fine going right to a twin bed or larger.

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Support and Comfort

Support and comfort are both integral for any size bed for your child. The first ensures a child’s growing and changing body is always supported, while the latter is a must for that good night’s sleep. The most important thing to look for is a mattress that maintains its shape so it can provide that all-important support a child needs.

Crib and toddler mattresses are typically made of durable, supportive foam. Look for child safety and comfort features that can include welded seams, hypoallergenic covers, and water, stain and odor-resistance.

Adult-sized mattresses, such as twin mattresses, may have a foundation of foam or springs. Additional features can increase the comfort levels, such as pillow tops, moisture-wicking materials and ventilated foam interiors.

Design

Once you have a good idea of the size and support and comfort level you’re looking for, it’s time to focus on the design. Looks matter, but so do the materials used. Stick with high-quality wood or other durable material that can withstand years of use with no issues.

Then look at the amount of space you have, the type of style you that aligns with the room décor, and useful features. Platform storage beds come with built-in drawers to use as storage areas beneath them. Some even include a bookcase in the bed’s headboard.

Other headboard and footboard options range from stunning to minimalistic, with the choice depending on the type of look that goes best with the room. Full bedroom sets are another option, one that lets you create the entire look you want with an ensemble of matching pieces.

The transition from a baby crib to a bed for toddlers or larger is a big move, and these tips can help ensure you get it right. Browse the kids and baby selection at The RoomPlace to find your perfect pick today.

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Preparing Your Home for the Holiday Season

Winter decorating

One of the hallmarks of the holidays are the warm and cozy feelings it brings, and you can ace that feeling by prepping your home for the season. Creating a holiday-happy home means taking several details into account, such as winter color palettes, winter textures and patterns, and, of course, winter decorations that can really make your interior sing.

Winter Color Palettes

A winter color palette typically involves cool colors as the backdrop, creatively accented with warmer colors that really make your décor pop. Ideal background colors include white, icy blues, deep plums and cool greys or other neutrals. The cooler background colors work well for walls and larger pieces of furniture, like sectionals and sofas.

While neutrals and cool hues set a wintry backdrop, they can also feel unwelcoming unless you add a dash of warmer colors. Here’s where the holiday color palette can come in to add a dash of seasonal warmth and cheer.

Holiday Color Palette

Once your neutrals are in place in the background, you have free reign to add all the holiday pop you want with a variety of room accents. These can include throw pillows, rugs, statement chairs, wall hangings and other decorative items.

Holiday colors can definitely include traditional reds and greens, although your choice of shades can add a touch of your personal style. Go for deep burgundy with rich greens for a classic holiday look, or opt for vibrant reds with neon greens for a fun and fanciful feel.

Silver and gold are two more go-to colors that can bring both the room and the holiday cheer alive. These metallic colors can add a dash of luxury to your space for the holidays and beyond. Try a rich gold-toned area rug, or silver-grey velvet throw pillow.

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Winter Textures and Pattern

Velvet is a luxurious texture associated with winter, as are other fabrics with a plush and touch-me feel. Woven polyester is a warm and welcoming choice for a sensational winter sofa, especially if you opt for it in a stylish silver with brushed nickel accents. Faux fur is another fun choice to bring a cozy feel into your home, as is wool and wood.

Winter patterns include both the holiday-oriented and the seasonal stapes. Pine trees and snowflakes are a common pattern for the holidays, while plaid dominates the seasonal scene.

Winter Decorations

While winter decorations can run the gamut from light-up reindeer to an inflatable Santa Claus, decorations straight from nature can add a glorious seasonal touch. Fresh wreathes and fir trees bring the aroma of the season inside, while pine cones, decorative twig arrangements and table accents crafted out of natural wood can add another layer of wintry wonderment.

Preparing your home for the holiday season can transform your space into a welcoming haven for you, your family and any guests that may visit. And some of the key pieces you need to create that haven can be found right here at the RoomPlace. Shop for furniture, home décor and accent pieces for your entire house, right here, right now.

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Bedrooms Design Tips

Bedroom Set Buying Guide Wood Furniture – The RoomPlace

Bedroom Designs

Your bedroom is your personal oasis from the world. It’s where you’ll spend about a third of your life, so you need it to be comfortable, welcoming and well-organized.

Bedroom sets make furnishing your bedroom a snap. Instead of searching for dressers, nightstands and armoires to complement your bed — or trying to find a queen size bed that goes with your dresser — a bedroom set delivers all the furniture you need in a cohesive style that goes together.

If the idea of a bedroom set brings to mind your parents’ outdated, heavy chest of drawers and clunky full-size bedframe, don’t worry. The RoomPlace understands that today’s families need modern bedroom furniture that fits a busy lifestyle and a contemporary attitude.

We want to make buying bedroom furniture a great experience that adds comfort and beauty to your home. Whether you’re updating your master suite, searching for a bedroom set for your growing child or converting a spare room into a multi-use guest room office space, we’ve got furniture solutions to make the process simple.

Our furniture experts have put together a Bedroom Set Buying Guide that breaks down how to choose the right combination of bed size, mattress quality and storage for a sleep oasis you’ll love.

Read on for tips on furnishing your bedroom with style and purpose, and your whole family will be able to rest a little easier.

Cozy bedroom interior in olive colors

Master Suite

The centerpiece of any bedroom is your bed. For your master suite, begin by thinking about what size mattress will give you the best night’s sleep. The size of your mattress will determine what kind of bedroom set you’ll need.

For couples, the minimum is a queen size mattress, but that may be too small for comfort. Think about how much each of you moves around overnight, whether you go to bed at the same time, how often either or both of you read or work on a laptop in bed. With a queen size mattress, you each end up getting less real estate than you would on your own twin size mattress! To protect your marital bliss, look for queen mattresses with motion separation or custom options.

Another option is a king or California king bedroom set. Standard king beds are wider, whereas California king beds are longer. General measurements are 76 inches wide and 80- inches long for standard king, and 72 inches wide and 84 inches long for California king.

If you or your partner is tall, a Cali king is definitely in order. And if you and your partner simply prefer more room to stretch out, a standard king could do the trick.

After determining the size mattress you need, look for bedroom sets that include the slats, headboard and footboard that accommodate it, along with enough storage to handle all your stuff. If you’ve got a walk-in closet, you might be able to get away with a five-piece set that adds one dresser or chest of drawers. But if you need more storage, consider a bed with drawers underneath in a set that gives you more furniture options, like nightstands with drawers.

Cozy modern bedroom interior with furniture

Kid’s Quarters

Furnishing your kid’s room requires looking into the future. Is your toddler graduating to his first big-boy bed? Is your little princess morphing into a tween who craves sophistication? Is your high schooler prepping for college life?

Versatility and utility are the key elements of bedroom furniture sets for kids. Options like bunk beds and full-size beds with storage offer the flexibility of following a kid through several stages of growing up. And opting for traditional styles like natural wood tones or classic white painted furniture ensures the bedroom set will remain relevant as your kid’s tastes change.

Make sure you consider storage, too, like a dresser and chest of drawers for clothes and toys. You may need to supplement your kid’s bedroom set with a desk or bookcase to make sure she has all the room she needs to grow and develop.

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Guest Accommodations

Having a comfortable place to welcome guests into your home makes sense. The right bedroom set in your guest room can mean the difference between a room that serves only one purpose and a room you can use every day, no matter who’s coming over.

A full-size mattress may be ample in a guest room, though a queen size is optimal. Because your guests are usually only with you for a day or two, a bedroom set with only a few pieces could work in a guest room. You’ll have drawers for extra bedding and other storage, and your guest will have a place for his own things.

If your guest room doubles as a home office or kids’ play room, consider a sleeper sofa for maximum versatility.

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Set the Mood with a Bedroom Set

Bedroom sets offer fuss-free solutions to creating a stylish and comfortable place for a good night’s rest. Dressers, nightstands and bed frames that match bring a calming sense of cohesion to any room — and purchasing a set can save substantial money over selecting individual pieces. But if you prefer a more eclectic look, The RoomPlace has lots of options for you to mix it up.

Stop into one of our showrooms in the Chicago or Indianapolis area, and you’ll see that you can get it all at The RoomPlace!

 

 

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Guide to Designing Your Man Cave Decor – The RoomPlace

Man Cave

A man needs a place to call his own. Hanging out in the garage with your friends might be okay for a while, but eventually you’ll want something a bit more grown up. But not too grown up.

Creating a man cave in your home helps everyone by giving you a place to embrace all things sports and manliness without cramping the style of the rest of your household.

And a man cave doesn’t have to be an eyesore. Whatever your personal aesthetic — from upscale to understated and comfortable — this is the place to let your manly freak flag fly.

Read on for expert tips from the dudes at The RoomPlace for designing your man cave in modern style.

Watch This

The television is the focal point of many a man cave. Whether you’re obsessing over every game to make your fantasy football team picks or arguing Ant Man vs. the Avengers, the entertainment center in your space is paramount.

A wall unit creates a massive statement with ample room for all your TV, surround sound system and gaming equipment. Choose rich wood tones for a homey feel or go sleek and modern for a minimal look.

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Fire, Good

The ultimate symbol of masculine power, fire adds a dynamic element to any man cave. If your space already has a fireplace and mantel — awesome! Line up your high school trophies, sports paraphernalia or keepsake liquor bottles on the mantel and haul in the firewood.

If a fireplace isn’t already there, get the look and feel of fire with an electric fireplace that avoids all the hassle of venting and ashy messes. Many models mimic real wood and stately woodwork, but linear wall units can create intense showy effects while keeping your space warm and cozy.

 

Dial in Your Aesthetic

For those about to rock, we salute you! Blast you tunes in style with audio equipment that looks old-school but keeps the techno up to date. A jukebox that plays your vinyl collection adds a fun vibe to your man cave. Or set up a turntable and speakers that let your buddies play DJ all night.

Whatever music you rock out to, opting for a retro-look sound system adds an instant cool factor to the space. Link it to your television for an integrated effect or pair it with a midcentury bar and glassware for more of a “Mad Men” atmosphere.

Chill Out

No matter what kind of aesthetic you want in your man cave, you’ll need somewhere to sit. Throw out that ratty sofa and bring in a faux leather sectional for flexible seating options that accommodate your entire crew.

Create a home theater effect that works for both long gaming sessions and movie marathons by opting for rocker recliners with adjustable features. Many include USB ports, cup holders and hidden storage, making them the Swiss Army knives of man cave seating.

 

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Kid’s Room Furniture Decorating Ideas – The RoomPlace

 

Your kid has big dreams! Help those dreams bloom with creativity in a bedroom that is comfortable, organized and decorated with love.

Kids do more than sleep in their bedroom. They battle pirates, visit other planets and rule over imaginary kingdoms. They need room to spread their wings in a safe environment, and you need to find furniture and décor that will keep up with their growing needs without depleting their college funds.

Kids Room Furniture: The Design Possibilities

The furniture and interior design experts at The RoomPlace are here to help! We’ve put together three simple ways to make your kid’s bedroom a haven of comfort and imagination that can adapt as they become toddlers, tweens and teens.

Read on for our Kid’s Room Decorating Ideas for playful, practical spaces.

Opting for a complete kid’s bedroom set is one way to simplify your décor decisions. When the dresser, chest of drawers and bed frame all match, you can go crazy with wallcoverings and accents that tailor the room to your kid’s personality.

An elegant white bedroom set is perfect for your little princess and will easily accommodate her evolving style when she enters adolescence. A dark wood bedroom furniture set is timeless, so when your little boy gives up action figures for computer games, the pieces will still work for him.

Many kids’ bedroom sets come with full or queen size beds, so they can convert to guest bedding when your kid goes off to college — which will come up before you know it!

 

Lofty Goals

Bunk beds and loft beds are a great option for multiple kids or the kid who’s always having sleepovers. With great options such as built-in storage and twin/full combos, loft beds make for an easy conversion from toddler to teen.

The cozy space in the bottom of a bunk bed is perfect for imaginative games or snuggling with a book. And the top bed just begs for pirate impersonations and other fun games.

These make great space savers for a shared room, too, so you’ll have more room for dual dressers or chests for all those toys. Stringing up lights or curtains adds to the possibilities of play in bunk beds, so let your kid’s imagination be your guide.

 

 

Growing Accents

As your kid grows, she’ll need a space that lets her feel more autonomous. A desk is a must for your budding scholar to stay on top of schoolwork, but other furniture pieces can help her feel comfortable in her bedroom.

An accent chair or two can really make a difference in your kid’s room. Whether it’s a faux leather chair with a matching ottoman that’s just like yours or a pair of wooden chairs at a table that’s just her size, accent chairs are mobile and cost effective for maximizing your kid’s space.

As your little one’s tastes and needs change, adding an accent chair in his favorite color can bridge the gap between childlike décor and something a little more grown-up.

 

 

 

 

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Pantone 2018 Color of the Year..

Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet

Pantone announced the color of 2018 and it has since made its way in designs all around the nation. If you are planning on using Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in Ultra Violet for your next living room, consider adding small statement pieces to give your space a refreshing pop of color. This deep-hued purple embodies individuality and spirituality, carrying out a bold and refreshing look that reflects what we need in our world today.

Because Ultra Violet is such a lush, deeply-saturated hue, small doses can create a large impact in all areas of the home. Begin with the Surya Zahra Area Rug that showcases a harmonious color palette in a unique, Boho-inspired pattern that will create a bold statement in this Mid-Century Modern living room. The Rocky Black Sofa and Armchair provide a retro-glam flair that also come in a variety of colors. Lighten up your space with the Antwerp floor lamp and Beoir Ceiling Lamp, showcasing exposed golden spheres that radiate a warm, cozy atmosphere. Finish off this look with the burnished gold medal from the Modern Reflections Accent Table and Andrea Wall Mirror that will help set off this deep purple hue.

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The Paradigm Collection

Dark Teal Green

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The Paradigm Collection

When high-fashion glam and traditional elegance come together, the Paradigm Collection ties in flawlessly with deep hues of teal and silver accents for the perfect haute-couture living room. Teal combines calming properties of blues and greens, promoting revitalization as well as open lines of communication for the core to any home.

The Paradigm Collections paired with the dark teal colors from the Dalyn Modern Gray Teal area rug and the Blue Gradient wall decor provides a transitional and refreshing touch to any living room. The geometric lines from the Kaskade 3 Pc. tables and the Gallan White TV stand restores a refreshing balance and modern flare. Alongside this collection, the Jena table lamp, Savoy floor lamp, and the Platinum Mirror pairs nicely with the romantic details from the side pillows and silver nail heads of the Paradigm accent chair, tying in a modern and sophisticated flare that will catch the eyes of all guests this season.

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Styling your room has never been so easy!

 

The RoomPlace® has teamed up with Stylyze® to bring you Styleboards™, coordinated room concepts you can customize, right on the RoomPlace website. Style boards™ are curated room looks — in all your favorite styles; Contemporary, Modern, Traditional, and more! You can use the styleboard suggestions as-is to purchase a room you’ll love, or, you can customize Styleboards™ to your exact taste! You can also share your boards on Pinterest and Facebook for your friends to see. Stylyze® Styleboards™ deliver to you a fully integrated shopping experience for every space in your home, in-store or online!

Ever find the perfect sofa but quickly became overwhelmed with what accents and other furniture pieces were needed to create the perfect designer room? You are definitely not alone! We’ve all wanted our homes to look like the makeovers seen on TV! The RoomPlace has the way to make styling your space fun and easy — like a pro swept in and revamped your space!

How can I get started styling? Click on product on TheRoomPlace.com website and scroll down to the section that says “Complete Your Look”. You will see thumbnails of Styleboards™ that showcase your product in different looks. Click on the Styleboard™ that appeals to you. Now click on any product to edit the look and make it your own. Then add your items to cart, and get ready to set up your newly styled room!

Style, shop and share with hundreds of possibilities brought to life for your home. It’s like having an interior designer style your space, for free! Soon you can have an interior designer right in your back pocket too! Our convenient phone app is slated to launch this winter so you can style wherever you go!

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