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.


The RoomPlace Furniture Store Offering Memorial Day Weekend Blowout Sale

Memorial Day Weekend Blowout SaleMemorial Day weekend is an excellent time to shop for the best furniture deals and to find great savings on all home furnishing needs. The RoomPlace Furniture Store is offering closeout specials and exclusive financing on furniture purchases during the upcoming holiday weekend as well as special hours for shoppers.

The RoomPlace offers every imaginable type of furniture for every room in the house. This unique store specializes in complete room packages at significant savings compared to shopping for individual furniture piece by piece. This total room concept allows consumers to purchase the design that meets their own unique sense of style while also taking advantage of the in-house team of designers that put together the perfect décor for each individual showroom on display.

With 23 locations and an online store available for purchasing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, consumers can rest assured that whether shopping for dining room or bedroom, they can find just what they need. Experienced designers and furniture professionals are ready to assist in every way possible to make furniture buying friendly and convenient.

On Memorial Day all locations will open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and everything in the store is on sale. Buyers can save up to $1000 cash back or even get a free 60” HDTV (see stores for details). Immediate delivery on in stock furniture is also available along with up to five years special financing. Don’t wait to visit as the sale ends Monday, May 30.


Love It!

See how Kelley from Chicago decorated her condo with furniture from The RoomPlace! Kelley opted for a versatile appeal with the Lakeview sofa and loveseat – its design offers timeless style elements, yet it is easy to mix and match with today’s decorating trends. From the wide roll arms to the welted box cushions, from the plush pillow backs to the generous scale, this group gives you all you need to stay stylish and comfortable. The cozy teddy-bear brown chenille has a subtle herringbone pattern, and the toss pillows showcase an array of fabrics and details, adding a healthy dose of visual pizzazz.

Kelley's Condo   Leather Chair


Color Confidence – How to Decorate With Purple

When it comes to color, it seems that there are varying opinions, but when it comes to your living room decor, you want to have colors that you love in it.

So, for example, if you love the color purple, then you might want to have an entirely purple room, but your significant other might not be a huge fan of purple.  So is there a way to compromise?  You bet!

For example, rather than having purple walls or purple curtains, you could have a purple couch and use that as the center piece for the room.  Of course, there are also varying shades of purple – from lavender to the deep purples of berries, there are so many to choose from.  If you have a particular shade in mind, then that makes things a little easier.

Of course, you will also want to know what colors go well with purple when it comes to living spaces.  You might try a complementary color scheme, which means that you could pick a color from the other side of the color wheel.

Our team of experienced designers can always help you figure out what will go best with the shade of purple you’d like to target.  The lighting in the room as well as the purpose of the room will play a big part of it as well.  We’ve got many purple furniture pieces in stock that you can see in person in one of our 23 stores or you can browse our website for ideas.

Be sure to check out this week’s sales and coupons as well – so that you can spend what you’ve saved on purple flowers for your new space!

Have you decorated with purple like with accent chairs for living room and loved how it turned out?  We would love it if you would share a photo of your purple space with us on our Facebook page!


Best Living Room Collection for a Small Apartment

3 Piece Living Room SetWhether you have just moved into a small apartment or if you have always had one, one of the challenges of living in a small place is getting the furniture right so that it doesn’t feel small.

As you may be familiar, one of the best ways to figure out how furniture will fit is to measure the space where you are going to put furniture.  While measuring it, you’ll want to mark down on a piece of paper to be able to remember the measurements.  You might even make a diagram of the area and mark what the height, width and lengths are in those areas.

Then you need to determine what you want – do you want a chair and a couch or a loveseat?  Do you want a coffee table?  Will all those pieces fit? 

For example, you might find that a sectional might be a better fit than having a couch and a love seat.  Or you might have a space where you couldn’t fit two individual couches, but yours could definitely fit a sectional, which then provides for more lounge area.

The RoomPlace can help you figure out what furniture would work best in your small apartment.  In fact, our showrooms feature completely furnished and coordinated rooms to help give you an idea of what direction to head in.  You can also save more when you buy a complete room from us – feel free to stop into one of our 23 locations or shop online and enjoy immediate delivery so that you can start living in your living room!

Be sure to check out this week’s coupons and deals before buying!  You might save a bundle!


Living Room Sectional Sofa

Bayfront 5-Piece Sectional Sofa SetAffordable Living Room Furniture at The RoomPlace

Memorial Day Savings start now! Get affordable living room furniture sets now through May 30, 2011 like this beautiful five-piece microfiber sectional set for $999, compared to $2,392 –  a 58% savings at The RoomPlace!! 

Chocolate, fudge brownie and coffee-hued back pillows encourage you to cozy up, while the spacious modular arrangement allows you to stretch out in your living room. Smooth faux leather combines with teddy-bear-soft microfiber so the feeling is always soft and relaxing, no matter which setup or set you choose!

The 5-Piece Bayfront Sectional living room package includes two armless chairs, two corner chairs and a cocktail ottoman.  All pillows are zippered and bagged; they are also reversible in contrasting colors. This sectional sofa is perfect for your living room – the only place where you truly live.

Still have questions? Visit one of our 23 The RoomPlace furniture stores located in Illinois and Indiana. Quality lifestlye furniture with savings that you can only find at The RoomPlace.