How to Buy Bedroom Furniture Online

Looking for furniture can take a lot out of shoppers as they rush from store to store looking for the best deals and speaking with numerous people all while trying to figure out the best bedrooms  for their particular needs.

The Valencia CollectionShopping for furniture is much easier with the development of the Internet. Shoppers can go right online and in a matter of seconds at the push of a button have valuable information available including technical specifications of the wood used, upholstery fabrics and engineering details. With the wealth of information available, it is definitely much easier to buy bedroom furniture online than ever before.

Some things people should look for when shopping online is the information for each piece of bedroom furniture they are considering. A good website will have brand information, details about materials used and the size of each piece. With this kind of information available, measuring a room to determine if the furniture will fit in the bedroom is much easier.

People should also be looking at testimonials and ratings of the particular furniture store they are shopping online. Furniture stores will often list client experiences on the sites for review. Also going to the manufacturer brand site will help customers find more review information about the actual furniture pieces they would like to buy.

Very important when buying online is to make sure that the store includes their contact information on the site with a real physical address and phone number. While online ordering is available, usually companies will accept phone orders, and it may make you feel more secure speaking to a real person when making higher dollar purchases.

The RoomPlace is proud to offer our website for our customers to review information, measurements and materials that make up the bedroom furniture in our showrooms.

Furniture professionals are available to assist you in store and by phone so please visit us or contact us with any questions.


TheRoomPlace LivingSocial Deal Starts Tomorrow so Hurry to Share!

How would you like to get $150 worth of furniture for only $75? Better yet how about for free? Well, starting tomorrow June 9, 2011, you can. The RoomPlace is thrilled to announce our new daily deal promotion with LivingSocial!

For one day only get this incredible deal of $150 worth of furniture for only $75. Vouchers will be available for purchase at 5 a.m. Central Standard time tomorrow, June 9th, just by logging on LivingSocial.

This one day offer only lasts through midnight tomorrow so once it’s gone, it is really gone.

If you want to get this fantastic deal for free, don’t keep it all to yourself. Make sure to share with family, friends and everyone in the office. Yes, even with that strange, little guy in the corner cubicle with all the staplers. When you share with three people who buy the deal through your link, then you will get the $150 voucher for free.

So if you’re tired of that old living room sofa, then it’s time to get off its matching recliner and head on over to LivingSocial so you can get new furniture to decorate your home at significant savings. Just by posting this announcement on Facebook, Twitter and all your social network pages or even by email, you could earn the $150 worth of furniture for free. And really, what could be better than free furniture?

We are looking forward to seeing you soon at one of our nearest showrooms with voucher in hand. Our furniture pros will gladly help you decorate your home, one room at a time!


How to Buy Bedroom Furniture

Richmond 8 Pc. Queen BedroomBeds get used more frequently than any other piece of furniture in the house. That is why it is essential for good sleep and health that shoppers understand how to buy bedroom furniture.

Measuring the bedroom to determine the best mattress and bed frame that will fit comfortably in the room is the first important step to take. There should be a minimum of two feet of space around the bed, and care should be taken to measure the area needed for headboard space as well. When purchasing a framed, consider whether a new mattress will also be needed to fit the new bed frame.

Grandeur Canopy 9 Pc. Queen Canopy BedroomStyle
There are a variety of bed styles to choose. Canopy bedroom sets are romantic and lend an airy feel to bedrooms. The four poster bed is a popular style that is offered in many different hard woods and finishes. Sleigh beds have traditional head and foot boards while platform beds are raised with room for storage underneath.

Beds need to last a good long time so it is best to consider solid wood or metal for the bed frame. High quality construction with wood dowels and screws is always preferable to particle board held together with staples.

Planning & Shopping
Once you have decided on all the necessary elements desired for a bed, it is time to visit the furniture showroom. The more important part of the shopping experience is to actually test the bed to get a good idea of how it feels. Getting on and off the bed will also help to ensure there are no squeaks in the frame.

It can be very tempting to purchase a bed larger than needed, but since beds take up a lot of room, choosing wisely for your particular room space and design is always preferred. The RoomPlace furniture professionals can help you in your bed and mattress needs. Just visit us today in any of our 23 store locations.


How to Choose Correct Mattress Sizes

The Sunday Hill Latex Cushion Firm CollectionMattresses come in several different sizes, but many people are not aware of how to choose the proper size for their needs. The five basic mattress sizes are twin, full, queen, California king and king.

Twin beds are the smallest mattress size made other than baby crib beds. Twin mattress dimensions are 38 inches by 75 inches. They are often used for children and as guest beds in smaller spaces.

Full size beds are also sometimes referred to as double beds. They also measure 75 inches long like a twin, but their width is 15 inches wider. Full beds are great for those who need to spread out when sleeping. Many parents now purchase a full size mattress for growing teenagers since twins can be too small particularly for taller youth.

Queen beds are the most popular of bed sizes. Measuring 60 inches by 80 inches, they give the width and length that allow couples to sleep side by side. Many people purchase the queen size bed for guest rooms and smaller bedrooms.

There are two different king size bed choices, the king and California king. The California king mattress measures 72 inches by 84 while the standard king is 76 inches by 80 inches. Clearly the main difference between the two is that the king is wider and California king taller. Couples who want the most space possible can choose either size king. Taller people usually favor the California king for its extra 4 inches in length.

Mattress buyers need to make sure they measure the room where they are planning to place a new mattress. Our furniture experts are here to help you select the best mattress in the correct size for your space. Visit us today to learn more!


Create Family Traditions at the Modern Dining Table

Dining tables are an essential part of everyone’s home. Without dining tables and chairs, families would be relegated to eating dinner out of boxes or off TV trays in front of the television. While eating in front of the TV may have evolved into a family sport for many busy families today, it certainly isn’t ideal for bringing families closer together.

The Monticristo CollectionThe dining table, therefore, is integral in helping to promote family bonds. A meal shared together intimately in close proximity to loved ones gives different generations that quiet time necessary to not only discuss the happenings of the day but allow younger members of the family to share in memory making moments that will last a lifetime.

While many people don’t remember every aspect of their childhood, there are quite a few that can recall a different time when sitting down at the dinner table with family was a normal, everyday event. Family members took special time to open themselves up to each other and really focus on enjoying time together. The camaraderie and fun that ensued was vastly different from the distraction of entertainment media that influences us today.

Whether eating dinner, playing cards or putting together puzzles, the modern dining table can once again be a place to reconnect with each other, build family values and share stories of the past. Let The RoomPlace help you in your family’s memory making with our collection of traditional dining room sets. Furniture that will become part of your family’s shared legacy for generations to come.


Cindy Crawford Furniture Inspires Fashionable Style

Cindy Crawford sofaWhen shopping for designer inspired, fashionable furniture that will boldly enhance just about every room in the house, shoppers will quickly see that Cindy Crawford furniture fits these requirements exactly.

Supermodel Cindy Crawford has given her name to designing an incredibly sophisticated furniture collection that complements and accents every home design no matter the color or style. Each piece is influenced by the model’s own sense of flair and is offered to furnish everyone’s home in fashionable style.

The living room collection features the Cindy Crawford sofa in fine leathers and fabrics meant to blend with any décor. Living room pieces include the Cindy Crawford couch and loveseat sets as well as a large selection of fabric and leather sectionals.

The Cindy Crawford bedroom set highlights urban styling in hardwoods with rich cherry, chestnut and birch finishes and veneers. This elegant furniture is accented by exquisite attention to details using such components as fine brass hardware, marble tops and fashion wise upholsteries.

Overall, the Cindy Crawford furniture collection is meant to inspire creative home design coupled with quality and affordability. Her collection provides designer looks and inspiration at a fraction of the price one would expect.

This signature collection can only be purchased exclusively from select dealers. The RoomPlace is proud to be able to offer this beautiful collection of furniture and home furnishings. Visit with one of our design professionals at any of our 23 convenient locations for assistance in choosing the Cindy Crawford furniture that fits your home’s style.


Best TV stand for Big Screen TVs

As the price of big screen televisions becomes more affordable, many people are purchasing them to add to their family rooms and dens. Shoppers can choose from a large selection of plasma and LCD flat screens so an important component in planning the purchase of large TVs is how they will be displayed at home.

Madison TV StandAny method used to hold the flat screen TV must consider the viewing angle of the room. Flat screens are best viewed head on where the middle of the screen meets eye level. The best option to obtain correct eye level is a TV stand. It correctly supports the television and can be adjusted to the correct height for viewing.

For flat panel TVs, another option is to mount on the wall for optimum viewing. It saves a tremendous amount of floor space so as long as there is available wall space to use, wall mount installation is a viable option. Unlike flat screens, projection TVs do not have the same viewing angle so care must be made to position these televisions in the right lighting and room angle.

Most essential when picking LCD TV stands is the weight bearing capacity. While it may be tempting to use an old desk or coffee table, proper TV stands and furniture built specifically to hold big screens are better equipped to handle the weight and size.

Shopping for new furniture, mattresses or home furnishings? Be sure to stop by one of our 23 convenient locations or online.


Get a Free HDTV with Complete Room Set this Father’s Day

If you are looking to buy new furniture for the bedroom or living room areas, June is the month for great savings on furniture at The RoomPlace. Not only are we offering great sale prices on complete bedrooms and living rooms, but with each new room package you purchase, you get a free HDTV for Dad. Just in time for Father’s Day!

Our Father’s Day Sale runs from June 7 to June 20 in all of our stores. With select room packages for the living room and bedroom, Dad can receive either a 32 inch or 42 inch LG HDTV.

living room sofa sets - The Dodger II Collection  3 Pc. Sectional Many of the featured living room sofa sets available include our Latte Sectional microfiber dual reclining sofa and the Montebello living room consisting of quality leather dual reclining sofa and loveseat. Not to be missed are our new reclining leather sofa and loveseat collections that have power recline in unlimited positions. Dad will love that he’ll be able to lean back with just the touch of a button. This upgrade to power is available on the Expedition and Eclipse living room sets as well as the Eternity leather sectional couch set.

If you don’t need a complete room this year, we also have rocker recliners with special buy one, get one half off on select Simmons Furniture chairs.

Show your appreciation for Dad with an incredible new room this Father’s Day. He will love reclining in leathery comfort while watching the free HDTV that comes with these affordable leather sets.


Furniture Ideas for Reclaiming Rarely Used Dining Rooms

Ariana 9 Pc. Dining Room w/ ChinaSometimes reclaiming valuable space in our homes is as simple as using furniture pieces in ways different than their usual purpose.

Take, for instance, formal dining rooms. Often, we only use the room for special occasions once or twice a year. The rest of the time the room is left neglected. By re-thinking our use of various pieces of dining table furniture, it is easy to refashion the room to make it more inviting to family members all year long.

Dining table and chair sets do not always have to be center stage. Depending on their size and shape, moving to one side or end of the room can add valuable space for a desk or storage cabinet. Simply covering these furniture pieces with matching fabrics will allow the desk or cabinet to double as a buffet when having guests. The fabric masks any unsightly storage or office supplies.

Benches also make a nice addition to encourage year round use of formal dining room space. They are convenient as drop spots for shopping bags or mail, and many benches come with lift up lids for hidden storage.

A secretary with coordinating hutch can also serve double duty as a small bar for holding glasses and liquor bottles. During the rest of the year, it makes a great desk for letter writing and bill paying.

Adding new life to a formal, rarely used space is easy. Just visit one of our convenient Illinois furniture stores to find useful furniture for your space.


Create A Comfy Home Environment This Memorial Day

living room furnitureCan’t take the time to travel this Memorial Day weekend? Today, more people are staying in town to enjoy the three day holiday and using available resources to make the family home more of an oasis from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Many families are taking the time to enjoy “stay-cations” by staying home, creating beautiful home environments and saving money at the same time. Updating the family room by adding new living room furniture to the home decor can be just the renovation needed to create a comfortable family environment for movie watching and video game playing without having to travel far from home. Leather couches and modern sectionals provide durability that is great for families. Spills on leather furniture are easy to clean and won’t leave stains like unprotected fabric couches, and the suppleness of leather offers roomy, stylish comfort for both children and adults alike.

The RoomPlace is hosting a storewide Memorial Day weekend sale on various name brand furniture and accessories that can help your family find just the right living room piece at incredible savings. There is no need to travel far as we offer the ability to shop online from the comfort of home or visit a showroom in any of our 23 locations to save time and money. Special Memorial Day store hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.