Bedrooms are always my favorite rooms to design. I love how personal the spaces become and that they truly are for the people who live there. A lot of clients want to redo their living rooms or dining rooms because that’s what their guests see but spending time designing a beautiful bedroom for yourself is the epitome of #selfcare.
Where to Start
This bedroom design is all about sophistication and peace. I started with the statement Cordelia bed because it brings in such drama. I love the exaggeration of the height of the headboard as a play on scale. To keep the rest of the room serene I’d paint the walls a lighter grey to envelope the space and then continue with grey tones to keep the contrast low.
When designing a monochromatic room it’s important to keep the hues varied and the furniture items slightly different. That way you end up with a cool and collected design as opposed to a boring and run-of-the-mill styled bedroom.
How to Accessorize
Starting with a patterned rug like the Seville in dove grey on the floor and then flanking the upholstered bed with large nightstands in a slightly darker shade help create that layered feel. I went even darker with the Kellen dresser to be able to stand up to the large bed and not get lost.
Since every room needs some color and life, I saw these beautiful Dupree lamps in a shimmery blue and thought they were perfect! They act like the jewelry to a great outfit finishing it off. I used a plaid chair in a similar blue to keep your eye moving around the room. Throw a turquoise pillow on the bed to complete the look and add a fiddle leaf fig (I always use a live plant in my designs) in the corner and you have a peaceful retreat made just for you!
When decorating a living room you can never go wrong with a neutral palette but the key to a successful design is how you put it together. In this room, since all the furniture was calm I wanted to splash some excitement on the walls with a sophisticated and rich green. Now, sometimes people get scared to paint their walls but I think what makes neutral rooms work is that tension. And also keep in mind when you’re painting, that curtains, artwork and furniture will break up that color.
Where to Start
I always think of the floors as my fifth wall so I went with the really bold Torrey rug that has an earthy color palette. It’s the star of the room and then everything is built around it. The Stratus sectional is the perfect complement to it because it’s big and inviting but doesn’t fight it’s pattern.
As you probably know by now I love mixing materials so I went with a metal and glass coffee table to be able to see the pattern of the rug and then chose a wood and stone credenza to round out the layers. That mixing of textures starts to tell the story of your room and makes boring neutral turn into classic and rich. The Cordova chair is a great pop of color to pull out of the rug. Yes, grey is a color!
How to Accessorize
Throw in some great accessories and you have a well-worn room that will be the backdrop for many family memories to come. And that’s the key to design – creating your family’s backdrop and story, so take the time to build the space that you want to envelope you for years!
Sara Davis better known as Sincerely Sara D, is a well-respected Indianapolis designer and blogger. The RoomPlace partnered with Sara D to remodel her family/bonus room. This remodel was different than your typical room makeover! Sara D completely transformed her family/bonus room with products all from The RoomPlace’s Clearance Center! That’s right – ALL Clearance Center items!
Sara D spent a morning visiting the Indianapolis Clearance Center to find products that fit her vision. The Clearance Center has all of the products our showrooms have from sofas, end tables, ottomans, accent pillows, lamps and MORE! After browsing the Clearance Center, Sara was able to create an eclectic look while staying under a reasonable budget!
Sara D used our Clearance Center to create this amazing look of her own! The good news is, is that you can use ANY merchandise from…..to create the ecclectic room of your dreams!
Stuck on where to start? Use the design board below for inspiration!
All products used in the design board can be easily found here:
An adjustable base is exactly what it sounds like! A bed frame that adjusts based on YOUR needs! No more propping yourself up with a million pillows to watch TV or work on your laptop, just touch a button and the bed will form to your needs. All of the RoomPlace’s adjustable bases will customize your bed for the ultimate relaxation!
Why Should You Get an Adjustable Base?
If you’re thinking “I don’t need an adjustable base, I’ve been fine without one my whole life” then think again! There are no special requirements to need an adjustable base, everyone can benefit from one! Some of the benefits include but aren’t limited to:
Avoiding Back Pain – Adjusting your sleep position to more closely match the contour of your body can help alleviate back pain.
Increase relaxation and circulation – Utilizing the massage feature in some bases, you can melt stress away simply from lying in Zero-G position and activating the massage feature.
Reduce Snoring – Elevating your head can improve airflow and can reduce snoring, while improving your quality of sleep.
Reduce Swelling – Laying flat can increase leg swelling and inflammation. Elevating the legs with an adjustable base helps reduce swelling and can help combat varicose veins.
Improve Digestion – Laying in a slightly upright position you can help reduce Acid Reflux and help your body process food while you sleep.
Enhance Productivity – Sit comfortably for house while you burn the midnight oil on your laptop, smartphone, or watch TV.
Get Better Sleep – Adjust to the position that’s right for you, allowing longer and deeper sleep!
After reading some of the benefits an adjustable base has to offer we know you’re eager to make that change! And that change won’t cost you a fortune either – our adjustable bases start at the low price of $499! Now what else could be holding you back?! Improve your sleep TODAY!
In 2019, Windy City Live and The RoomPlace partnered up to launch the “Change of Space” contest that gave one lucky winner an entire room makeover! Winning the contest was a complete surprise to Traci Smith, since her son Jordan, was the one who entered his hard-working single-mom in the contest! Leading up to winning the “Change of Space” contest, Traci lived in her apartment for a whole year without any living room furniture – one of the many sacrifices she made to give her son the best she could. Traci was greeted with great enthusiasm by the Windy City Live host, Val Warner, where she was then taken on a shopping spree at our largest and newest RoomPlace store at Lincolnwood Town Center. After exploring the whole store, Traci found her picture perfect living room set to complete her room makeover! Check out the Windy City Live Show segment of Traci receiving her living room makeover here: https://abc7chicago.com/home/the-room-place-gives-single-mom-apartment-makeover/5585231/
Getting to Know Jordan
None of this would have been possible if it wasn’t for Traci’s son, Jordan! We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to reconnect with Jordan and hear what he has been up to since entering his mom in the “Change of Space” contest. Jordan is a 21 year old hard-working young man who enjoys being active! Whether it’s participating in basketball, baseball or soccer, Jordan is up for the challenge. Jordan will be entering his senior year of college at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to complete his degree in Health Sciences, but it doesn’t end there! Jordan plans to expand his education by pursing a career in pharmacy. Throughout the summer and into his senior year, he plans to take advantage of his Pharmacy Technician license in training by gaining experience and learning the ins and outs of being a pharmacist.
When we asked Jordan what his goal in life was, he shared that being able to provide for his family and give back to his mom is his ultimate goal. Additionally, he informed us that the RoomPlace and Windy City Live were able to help him start accomplishing his goal when his mom was awarded the Florence collection living room set complete with all the accessories, wall art and rug to complete the transformation! The RoomPlace was, and is, honored to support Jordan in achieving his goals!
Last year, without hesitation, Jordan wanted to find a way to give back to his mom, so it is only appropriate to return the favor. This time, the RoomPlace is honored to give Jordan a leg up by helping him upgrade a bedroom for himself! Jordan chose our best-selling Denver Bedroom Group, that is available in both white and gray. Jordan thought white would go best with his room! Again, we want to congratulate Jordan on being accepted into the Health and Sciences Program at IUPUI and we hope your new RoomPlace bedroom set suites you well! We also want to thank Shay and her team at our Merrillville, Indiana location for assisting Jordan in finding the perfect bedroom set!
The various tables in your living room don’t have to be boring—many occasional tables actually have a lot going on. They can be more than just a way to hold cocktails and coffee cups. Let’s look at four ways coffee tables are unexpectedly functional.
Drawers & Storage
Maximize your living area’s storage space with a living room coffee table that features drawers and storage compartments. Tables like the Ross give you space to store TV remotes, DVDs, coasters, books and other items. This extra storage space allows you to keep clutter off the surface of the table and easily access your items when you need them.
Some cocktail tables have an innovative hidden feature that makes them all the more convenient and functional—lift tops. Lift-top cocktail tables like the Arcadia are perfect for making mealtime easier or creating a raised surface for holding your laptop, books, hobby supplies and more. When not in use, these lift-top surfaces can be easily lowered for a streamlined look. We also love the Ellis, which features a brilliant black base and a striking, faux-marble top in gray for a super sleek and modern look.
Shelves are another feature that add storage space to your cocktail tables, and they’re also a great way to display home accents that express your style. Options like the Lexenburg Console Table or Sebring Lift-Top Cocktail Table feature shelves that give plenty of space to store and showcase your belongings and décor.
Perfect for smaller living rooms, nesting tables have the convenience of multiple tables without taking up too much floor space. Simply slide out a smaller table from underneath when you need it, and put it back when you’re done. The Vinton Charcoal or Wayhill nesting tables are two excellent choices for your family room.
With these ideas for functional living room coffee tables, you’re sure to find a table that works for your space and sense of style. At The RoomPlace, we carry a wide variety of multi-functional coffee tables, cocktail tables and accent tables that are stylish and affordable. Shop our entire occasional table section online at http://www.theroomplace.com or visit us at one of our store locations to find the piece that’s perfect for you.
When shopping for a new living room sofa, sectional, armchair or other upholstered furniture, it’s important to consider not just how they look but also how they’ll hold up to the wear and tear and everyday life. Factors like durability, stain-resistance and ease of maintenance will help you decide what type of fabric is best for your furniture. Let’s take a look at the benefits and downsides of a few common options.
Leather is one of the best options for people with young kids or pets. Durable and classic, it’s easy to clean with a vacuum or damp cloth. For more thorough cleaning, you’ll want to use a leather conditioner or saddle soap to ensure your leather sofa or leather sectional set looks good for years to come. Check out our past blog post on the topic for more information on whether leather is right for you.
You can get the look of leather minus the hide maintenance with a faux-leather fabric. While not as durable as genuine leather, faux leather can withstand scratches and scrapes better and is not prone to cracking or peeling. It’s also a much more affordable option if you’re working with a tight budget.
Another durable and popular choice, microfiber upholstery is easy to keep clean and stands up well to everyday wear. Microfiber is made of polyester, and there are other polyester-based upholstery options as well, including polyester canvas, some faux leathers, tweed and twill. Some polyester blends include natural fibers like cotton, which can be more prone to staining, so it’s important to check the sofa label for its exact composition. Microfiber furniture can also generate static and attract pet hair or clothing lint, which is a downside of the fabric.
Other Synthetic Fibers
Polyester is not the only synthetic fiber used for upholstery fabrics. Other made-made fabrics like olefin, rayon and nylon are often blended with other fibers to improve durability and stain-resistance. In general, synthetic materials are stronger and more practical than their natural fiber counterparts.
Cotton upholstery provides good resistance to wear and fading, but not much resistance to wrinkling and staining. In general, 100% cotton sofas can be a great choice aesthetically, but may not be right for active families with children or pets. Cotton canvas and certain cotton blends are more durable choices than softer cotton weaves like chenille.
Linen & Silk
While linen and silk are quite different fabrics, their downsides as upholstery options are similar. Both are best suited for formal, adult-only living areas that are free of kids and pets, since they won’t withstand heavy wear. Silk and linen furniture must also be professional cleaned if soiled, which is another reason why it’s not a good option for busy, high-traffic rooms.
3 Tips for Choosing a Sofa Fabric for Your Home
Now that you’re familiar with the pros and cons of some of the most popular sofa and couch fabrics, here are some additional tips for how to choose the material that’s best for your needs.
Always consider how much use your sofa will get, as well as who will be using it. Toddlers, dogs and cats can be particularly rough on upholstery, so for family rooms and other busy areas, it’s best to choose a durable material like leather or microfiber.
Fabrics with higher thread counts (number of threads per square inch) are denser and therefore more durable. To get the best possible strength and quality out of a fabric like cotton, opt for one that features a high thread count.
To ensure your new sofa or sectional has a long life, we recommend applying a water-repelling upholstery protectant like Scotchgard. This will help create a barrier to reduce the chance that spills will stain your furniture.
While finding the right upholstery fabric for your sofa takes a little bit of time and effort, we make it easy for you at The RoomPlace! You can browse all our sofas, sectionals and loveseats by material when you shop online. And when you visit one of our showrooms in Chicago or Indianapolis, we’ll help you choose the fabric that makes the most sense for your home and lifestyle.
Post-pandemic, telecommuting is more popular than ever. Chances are, you spend at least part of your week working from home, but because wireless technology allows us to send emails from the comfort of our couches, some people may question the need for a home office. But having a dedicated workspace is essential to ensure you’re as comfortable and productive as possible. Setting up a home office cuts down on visible clutter and keeps everything organized.
Think you need a spare room to set up a home office? Think again. If you have a spare corner or some unused wall space, you can set up a functional and stylish working space with the right furniture. To help you get started, here’s a roundup of the best quality furniture for your at-home office or workspace.
For Small Home Offices
In a small space, it is important for furniture to have multiple functions. Our Mason Ladder Computer Desk doubles as a bookcase. The top ladder shelves can be used for displaying photos, books or other decor, while the bottom shelf drops down into a computer desk perfect for a laptop. Bonus: You can hide that stack of mail and cords by folding up the desk when not in use. At only 19″ wide and 26″ long, this desk delivers on function while taking up very little space.
Bulky furniture in a small space can make a home office feel cramped and chaotic. This Benett Taupe Computer Desk has a sleek, minimalist style that works perfectly in cramped quarters. Featuring sophisticated clear glass tabletops, plus black metal and cool industrial-style legs on a sturdy base, it’s both stylish and functional.
For a longer wall, the Mason Taupe Computer Desk offers 36″ of desktop space. Its thick panels and clean lines blend nicely into a living or dining room. If you prefer something more contemporary, the Nevile White Computer Desk features tripod metal legs for a sleek look. It also offers three open cubbies to store papers, supplies and chargers.
Don’t forget about an office chair! It’s essential to have a comfortable seat to ensure you do your best work. The Patrick Black Office Chair is great for rooms that are short on space. BIFMA certified for commercial and home-office use, it features a curved padded back, a head rest and an arm rests that swings back, plus a thick cushioned seat. It’s also built to last and is upholstered in a durable and breathable commercial-grade black nylon mesh fabric.
For Office Corners
An unused bedroom corner can also serve as a home office. Practical and stylish, the Hampton White Corner Desk is perfect for this function. It has plenty of storage options, with a single long drawer accented with sleek silver plastic handles, and open-bottom shelving for books and other office essentials.
If you need more space for books or computer equipment, this Mason Cappuccino Office Cabinet will fit perfectly into a bedroom or living room corner. It features two sizable drawers for ample storage, plus an open compartment for CPU or other accessories. It’s the ideal place for a printer, scanner or other piece of equipment or hardware.
Finally, you can create an inconspicuous space for paperwork and files with this attractive Lisa File Cabinet. With its rich cherry veneer and antique bronze-tone hardware, it has a timeless look that fits seamlessly into any makeshift office space, whether it’s your living room, bedroom or den.
Don’t let a small space deter you from setting up a home office. If you’re going to work from home, you need furniture that sets you up for success The RoomPlace has the best quality furniture that fits seamlessly into a small home office or in the corner of a room with existing decor. Affordable, functional and stylish, many of our desks ship free, so shop our collection online today or visit our furniture stores in Chicago or Indianapolis to get more home office design ideas for small spaces. You can get it all at The RoomPlace!
A luxurious sectional with a cuddle chaise is the perfect way to make your living room an inviting and comfortable space. So-called cuddler sectionals give you plenty of room to sink in, kick back and unwind by yourself or cuddle up to your spouse.
You’ll find a variety of stylish sectionals with cuddler chaises at The RoomPlace, each of which offer top-notch quality, style and comfort. No matter the size of your living room or your budget, we’ve got several options to choose from. Let’s take a look at a few of our favorites—you’re sure to find the perfect one for your space and sense of style.
If Your Living Room is Smaller
If you’re on a tight budget or you simply don’t have the floor space for an expansive sectional, the Barrington Gray Linen Sofa Chaise is a great choice. Available in a variety of colors in linen, faux leather and velvet upholstery, its bold design incorporates a classic silhouette with sleek, modern-day finishes. The cozy chaise features tufted back and rolled arms, as well as tufting along the base and high-density foam seat cushions for the ultimate in comfort.
If You Love Gray
Soft, subtle gray tones are popular right now—for good reason. Gray is a versatile neutral that can be either cool or warm, which makes it a trendy choice for contemporary color schemes. The Elta three-piece sectional with a cuddler chaise is as chic as it is comfy. It features a cool, slate gray color and a plush chenille fabric that makes it cozy, inviting and perfect for cuddling. If you want to go a bit bigger, opt for the four-piece Elta set, which also comes with a warm and cozy cuddler chaise.
If You’re Loyal to Leather
Get the look and feel of genuine leather with the contemporary Liam Godiva three-piece sectional. Made with high-quality faux leather and designed to balance classic styling with modern comforts, this sectional is everything you could ask for and more. Durable, attractive and comfortable, you can’t go wrong with its hardwood construction and deep, cozy seating.
If you prefer the real deal, we recommend the Arezzo Terracotta two-piece sectional. Made of 100% top-grain Italian leather, it provides cozy comfort combined with a high-end style, and features a sizable right arm chaise that’s perfect for cuddling.
If You Want to Go All-Out
The Barrington seven-seat sectional with chaise is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a large sectional that provides the ultimate luxury. It includes an armless sofa, wedge and right arm loveseat, as well as a left arm chaise that’s perfect for cuddling. It’s available in linen, faux leather and velvet upholstery and comes in a wide range of colors.
Sectional sofas are meant for lounging, whether you’re watching TV, reading or just hanging out. But just because a couch is warm and comfy doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. Putting throw pillows on a sectional is an easy and inexpensive way to also add depth, texture and unique style. Throw pillow can also help tie other design elements into the room or offer a much-needed contrast or pop of personality. With so many options to choose from, finding the right throw pillows—and figuring out how to style them—can be a bit tricky. Here are three exciting, innovative and original ways to make the throw pillows on your sofa look amazing.
1. Mix a bold pattern cushion with a more subtle cushion.
When paired with a solid accent-colored pillow, patterned throw pillows can add symmetry and provide a cool contrast. The subtle textured fabric of the Mesa gray sectional pairs perfectly with geometric, colorful abstract throw pillows such as the Vargo gray multi.
Add a little shimmer with metallic pillows in gold or silver.
Metallics are a hot trend this year and metallic pillows in gray, gold or silver add warmth, comfort and style to a contemporary sectional sofa. These throw pillows incorporate the sofa color while also offering some much-needed contrast and texture.
3. Don’t be afraid to add a little color to a neutral sofa.
A white sectional sofa practically cries out for a pop of color, and red throw pillows do just the trick. Matching your throw pillow to the color of an accent wall in the room or to a red hue from a piece of art hung above the sofa will also work well.
When styling sectional sofas, there are several ways to get the look right. Repeating the mix of cushions in each of the three corners creates a harmonious look while still offering plenty of comfort. You can also try a mixing up patterns in the same color scheme, or just going with the colors, patterns and styles you like. Sometimes the most random assortment of pillows looks the best.
At The RoomPlace, we help our customers get it all: sectional sofas in a range of styles, colors, and sizes, including leather sectionals and small sectional sofas, all at an affordable price. Shop our entire selection online at www.theroomplace.com or visit us at an of our store locations for sectional styling inspiration. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more interior design tips.
Whether your home décor is warm and traditional, sleek and contemporary or something in between, adding a pop of color to your living room can really refresh your space and make the room stand out. Here are five of our favorite bold living room color ideas, along with some of our favorite pieces for brightening your space.
Bold Red Living Room Sets
Make an impact with vibrant red hues that can work with virtually any living room design style. The Sanders Salsa two-piece living room set is striking as well as comfy, featuring a fashion-forward bustle back design that’s enhanced with sculpted padding on the headrest for cradling support.
The epitome of modern comfort, a cognac leather sectional gives your living room a cozy and inviting feel while also adding a shot of warm, deep brown color to your space. Whether you have a big family that needs the luxury of a wraparound couch or you’d like a more compact sectional, there are plenty of styles to suit the shape and size of your living area. We recommend the Clark Tan Two-Piece Leather Sectional, which has rich leather upholstery and walnut-finished legs to create a look that’s as timeless as it is comfortable.
Bright Blue Living Room Sets
From soft blue to deep navy, blue is a top trending color for living room sets this year. A teal loveseat can be the perfect accent to a white, beige or earth-toned sofa, while a navy couch can give the entire room a warm, colorful feel. Whether you want to give your space a chic, nautical vibe or a clean, modern aesthetic, a striking blue color can be the answer.
We hope one (or more!) of these vibrant and bold living room ideas have inspired you to add a splash of color to your living room design and décor. Adding a bright hue to your living space with a piece of colorful furniture is an easy and stylish way to give the room an instant pick me up. Shop these pieces now at www.theroomplace.com or visit one of our showrooms to see them in person.
Looking to remodel your living room or simply upgrade your sofa? A high-quality couch or sectional set can instantly update your space and improve your family’s comfort. But with so many options, it can be overwhelming to shop for the perfect sofa for your home and your budget.
At The RoomPlace, we make it easy for you. Here are four of our most popular sofas and sectionals in a range of styles and for a variety of budgets.
The perfect fit for a limited budget, the Dharma Gray Sofa/Chaise has an exciting contemporary style thanks to its sweeping padded arm and plush, pillow-back design. It also won’t break the bank, despite giving your living room an upscale and modern vibe.
A beautiful sectional set for mid-range budgets, the Marlo is the perfect pick for living rooms with a soft and homey atmosphere. It features smooth pulled upholstery, comfortable seat cushions and small wood feet, as well as tufted back cushions. The affordable two-piece set includes a right arm sofa and left arm chaise.
The Riviera three-seat sectional adds a chic element to any living space with its cushion’s tufted styling and the smooth look and feel of its fabric Featuring a loveseat sofa, arm and chaise sectional, the set offers the convenience of multiple configurations to fit your room and your needs. It also has instant foam-bed functionality for convenient sleep options.
If you’re able to splurge, the Barrington Sectional is the epitome of luxury. It combines a classic silhouette with modern day finishes, including button tufted backs and rolled arms, button tufting along the base and reversible seat cushions filled with high-density foam. We also love its plush velvet material. Comfortable and convenient with a beautiful contemporary design, the Barrington is the complete package.
For many, the beginning of fall means more time spent indoors and a new master bedroom set might be just what you need to prepare for the cold months ahead. These 10 dreamy master bedroom sets will help keep you cozy and comfortable year-round:
With a crescent-shaped bed panel upholstered in a rich ultra-suede fabric and modern features including adjustable LED lighting and fast-charging USB ports in each post, you’ll never want to wake up—or leave your bedroom—when you have this vintage-inspired collection.
Featuring a delightful take on rustic industrial style, the Denver Collection’s wispy whitewash palette enhances without covering the grain for a cool, weathered look. You’ll also love the retro-chic light sconces for reading in bed.
Designed to give your bedroom an airy and cloud-like feel, the Marquee collection by Michael Amini combines polished surfaces, rich fabric and the use of stainless-steel details for a glamorous, high-end appeal.
Inspired by the grandeur and grace of old-world traditional style, this beautiful canopy bed makes a statement with its large-scale, decorative grooved pilasters, ornate caps and sweeping metal canopy.
At The RoomPlace, we’re always adding new styles and collections to help your furnishing dreams come true. Visit our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis to see the latest additions to our bedroom set inventory or shop online at www.theroomplace.com. You can get it all at The Roomplace.
The right lighting can make your home feel like a warm and inviting place to be, while the wrong lighting can easily make you feel like you are living in a hospital room. Placement, style and even the type of bulb you choose are all key factors in finding the right lighting to transform your home into a relaxing oasis. It’s also important to make sure you have matching floor lamps that blend in seamlessly with your room’s style. Here are some expert tips to help you master the art of lighting and floor lamp style.
The proper placement of light fixtures is important for creating a functional space for your needs. For example, floor lamps tucked into dark corners or along each side of your sofa can completely change the feel of a room. If you have a fireplace as the focal point of the room, consider getting matching floor lamps for each side.
Your floor lamps should complement your existing décor. If your furniture is very traditional and you choose contemporary floor lamps, your living room may feel off-kilter or appear imbalanced. We recommend staying within your chosen color scheme, but if you find a lamp you love, remember that the floor lamp shade can usually be changed to work with your existing palette. Arc floor lamps are a classic look that have been redesigned for just about every taste and style.
Scale is also important when it comes to matching floor lamps in your living room. An oversized floor lamp next to a tiny table or love seat can make a living room or den appear uneven. Try pairing large floor lamps with sizable sectionals and save the small lamps for side tables or accent chairs.
Type of Bulb
The type of light bulb you select will also have an effect on a room’s lighting. There are many choices when it comes to light bulbs for lamps, and each has their own pros and cons.
Incandescent: This standard bulb gives a warm, flattering light. It’s dimmable and inexpensive, but not terribly energy efficient
CFL: Short for compact fluorescent light, these bulbs are extremely energy efficient. They produce a very bright light, are not dimmable and are higher in cost than incandescents, but generally pay for themselves within one year.
LED: These bulbs are even more energy efficient than CFLs and last up to five times longer. Some are dimmable, however, the light doesn’t spread as well as with incandescent bulbs.
The long-term cost and energy savings of CFLs and LEDs are undeniable and they’ve come a long way. Choosing an LED bulb labeled “soft or warm white” and “dimmable” will give you the same light quality as a traditional incandescent bulb and you won’t have to change it for decades.! For a brighter, more energizing space, CFLs are best.
An entertainment center serves as the centerpiece of a living area, and the right unit can make a huge difference in the style and look of your space. Whether your living room is elegant, chic, simple or classic, complete the look with a wall unit or TV stand that suits your style. Here’s a quick guide to finding the perfect entertainment center ideas for contemporary, minimalist, mid-century and traditional living room styles.
The modern-yet-rustic Gilbert Wall Unit features two glass doors, rough sawn distressing and plenty of shelves for storage. Lovers of contemporary style will also appreciate this Novak 47-Inch TV Console—the perfect blend of function and modern rustic styling.
Minimalist design is all about function, but that doesn’t mean your space should lack style. The Ferris Cappuccino TV Stand is sleek, functional, simple and contemporary, but it still makes a statement. Likewise, this Burton White TV Stand will easily match with any living space and give it a clean, sophisticated look.
Mid-century-inspired furniture is a must-have trend. Whether you want to go all-out or just add a few mid-century touches here and there, your entertainment center is a great place to start. The Aron White TV Stand has a mid-century-modern feel thanks to its geometric design and simple construction. If you’re looking for something smaller, we recommend this sleek black Harris TV Stand.
To achieve a classic look in your living room, go traditional with the regal Lenox Entertainment Wall Unit. This refined entertainment center features a five-piece design with bookcases on either side, perfect for storing books, décor, knickknacks and more.
If you don’t have enough floor space for a large wall unit, the rich, sleek Parkwood Media Cabinet is a great traditional option. With adjustable end shelves and two stationary middle shelves, there’s plenty of room for storage and media equipment.
No matter what kind of design style you adhere to, an entertainment center or TV stand is a must-have piece of living room furniture. The RoomPlace has a wide range of styles to suit any space, so start shopping for the perfect piece today.