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.


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!