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Trending Looks Series: Glam Master Bedroom

Glam Master Bedroom Furniture & Accessories from The RoomPlace
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For a bedroom design that stands out and lets you express your personality, go with glamorous furniture and décor that brings shine and sparkle to your space. From chic furniture to glimmering décor to a soft and feminine color palette, check out some of our favorite glam bedroom ideas in this trending style board for a unique master bedroom.

Color Palette

When it comes to choosing colors for your glam bedroom, it’s all about combining luxurious materials with feminine details. What you end up with is a space that’s both chic and bold. Go all-out with metallic and glittery finishes like platinum, silver, rose gold or bronze. Create a sleek aesthetic with soft neutrals including white, cream, purple-gray, mint and pale pink. Then, finish it off with pops of rich colors—like deep purple, navy blue or black—and textures such as velvet and faux fur.

Platinum 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom from The RoomPlace
Image: Platinum 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom from The RoomPlace

Bedroom Set

The Platinum 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom is the epitome of glitz and glamour. Pearlized platinum paint, beveled inset mirrors, nail-head trim, red drawer boxes and other uniquely modern features give this bedroom set plenty of personality and elegance. Complete your room with this eye-catching set that features a queen bed, dresser, nightstand, chest and mirror. Add a final touch of sophistication with the striking Margot Vanity.

Jordan Table Lamp from The RoomPlace
Image: Jordan Table Lamp from The RoomPlace

Lighting

All the glamorous details of your master bedroom need plenty of lighting in order to shine their brightest. Start with the contemporary Emma Floor Lamp, which features crystal-like acrylic balls and chrome-tone metal to illuminate your room in a chic way. Pair with the Jordan Table Lamp to bring an elegant, designer look to your master bedroom.

Acrylic Burst 3 Pc. Wall Décor from The RoomPlace
Image: Acrylic Burst 3 Pc. Wall Décor from The RoomPlace

Décor

Finish your glam bedroom design with shiny décor and accents that add instant luxury. Decorative pillows like our Khaki Solid Pleated Throw Pillow and a patterned Linon Geo Gray Area Rug bring texture and warmth to the room. Some chic 3D wall art like the trendy Acrylic Burst 3 Pc. Wall Décor adds personality and visual interest to the room’s walls, giving a shiny finish to your glamorous master bedroom.

More Trending Looks

Shop new featured style boards at the bottom of our homepage. You can also easily find coordinating items to pair with your favorite RoomPlace products—when viewing a product on our website, scroll down to see curated ideas in the “Complete Your Look” section.

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Pint-Sized Furniture Your Kids Will Love

Izzy Bubble Gum Kids Grab-N-Go Chair from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Izzy Bubble Gum Kids Grab-N-Go Chair from The RoomPlace

When it comes to choosing the perfect furniture for a kid’s room, you don’t have to choose from adult-sized options. There are plenty of smaller furniture items—including chairs, beds and tables—that are designed to be a comfortable size for kids of all ages, from babies and toddlers to school-age children and tweens.

If you’re updating your kid’s bedroom or designing a new baby’s nursery, check out these ideas for pint-sized furniture your little ones are sure to love.

Grado Farmhouse Pine Convertible Crib by Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Grado Farmhouse Pine Convertible Crib by Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace

Convertible Beds

Opt for a convertible crib if you’re about to welcome a new arrival in your family. These versatile and innovative beds transform from a cozy baby crib to a safe toddler bed to a headboard and footboard for a twin-size bed as your child grows. They’re practical, they’ll save you money and they’ll be just the right size for your little one at each stage of childhood.

Kid Chairs

From soft grab-and-go loungers to recliners, desk chairs and mini accent chairs, there are plenty of ways to make your kid’s room, playroom or family room more comfortable for your children. Kid-sized chairs are the perfect size and height for kids of various ages, giving them a cozy spot to relax, read a book, do their homework or watch a movie.

Sundance 7 Pc. Loft Bunk Bed from The RoomPlace
Image: Sundance 7 Pc. Loft Bunk Bed from The RoomPlace

Bunk Beds

Bunk beds are not only excellent space-savers, they’re also ideal for providing adequate bed space to siblings who share a room. If you have two kids of different ages who share a bedroom, a twin/full bunk bed is the perfect solution to ensure each kid has a bed that’s suited to their size. The younger sibling can take the smaller top bunk and the older child can enjoy additional space on the lower bunk. This is a practical, comfortable compromise that’s sure to make everyone happy—while preserving bedroom floor space to boot!

Image: Tandie White Kids Computer Desk from The RoomPlace
Image: Tandie White Kids Computer Desk from The RoomPlace

Little Desks

A desk is an essential addition to almost any kid’s room, whether she needs a place to make crayon art or study. With stylish desks that are sized just for kids, you can give your child their own space for crafts, playing games, doing homework and everything in between.

With these ideas for kid-sized furniture, you can make sure your little tots and big kids alike are comfortable in every room of the home. For all your baby and toddler furniture needs, don’t forget to check out our new collection of stylish yet affordable baby cribs and nursery furniture.

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Ideas for Home Offices that Double as Guest Rooms

Barrington Faux Leather Daybed w/Trundle from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Barrington Faux Leather Daybed w/Trundle from The RoomPlace

If you have only occasional overnight visitors in your home, it may not make sense to reserve a whole room for accommodating them. If you don’t have an extra room to spare in your house, a dual-purpose guest room is a practical idea. Many people use their guest rooms as a home office to make the space more functional and practical.

In a case like this, your workspace needs to quickly and easily transform into a welcoming guest room when you have company—so you’ll need some tricks up your sleeve. Let’s take a look at a few tips and ideas for easily transforming dual-purpose guest rooms so you can welcome visitors to your home.

Klein Queen Sleeper Sofa from The RoomPlace
Image: Klein Queen Sleeper Sofa from The RoomPlace

#1: Sleeper Sofa or Daybed

Obviously, your guest room will need a bed. But you still need space for your desk, chair and any office supplies you need in order for it to be a comfortable workspace. One of the best solutions is choosing a bed that can fold up, slide away or otherwise hide when not in use. A few good options include sleeper sofas and daybeds. Sleeper sofas feature a bed frame and mattress inside that folds out to create a full-size bed for your guests. Daybeds are essentially beds that look like sofas, and often feature pull-out trundles for additional sleeping space. Either way, it’s a perfect solution for your dual-purpose room.

Solano Oak Desk And Chair from the RoomPlace
Image: Solano Oak Desk And Chair from the RoomPlace

#2: Desk

There are a few things to consider when choosing a desk for your home office/guest room combo. If it’s a sizeable room, you may have the space for virtually any desk. But if you’re working with a limited area, there are a few tricks you can follow to make the space work without feeling crowded:

  • Utilize corner space. A diagonal desk in the corner of the room can give you a functional area without taking up as much floor space as a traditional desk shape. If all you need room for is a laptop and a lamp, this is perfect for you.
  • Choose a slim desk design. A sleek desk with a slim profile takes up as little space as possible while still giving you a nice surface to use.
Paxton Aqua Office Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Paxton Aqua Office Chair from The RoomPlace
  • Find a comfortable office chair. Not only do you need a comfortable desk chair if you’ll be using your office regularly, but be sure to choose a chair that can double as an accent chair for the room. This is another way you can leverage dual-purpose furniture to preserve floor space and make it easy to transform your office into a welcoming guest room. A stylish cushioned chair gives your guests a place to sit while winding down for the night.

#3: Privacy Screen

To give your guests a sense of privacy and a space their own, a privacy screen is a great idea—particularly if you’ll still need to use the office section of the room while they’re staying with you. A screen or partition also serves to keep the bedroom visually separated from your office area when you don’t have guests.

#4: Shelves & Storage

Make use of wall space in the room to keep as many items as possible off the floor but within easy reach. Wall cabinets or built-in wall storage are ideal, so you can quickly store any office materials to make room for your guests. Under-bed storage options like pull-out drawers or totes are also great for storing your visitors’ belongings if needed.

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6 Steps to Staging Furniture When Selling Your House

Heritage Gray 3 Pc. Living Room from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Heritage Gray 3 Pc. Living Room from The RoomPlace

Whether you’re selling your own home or a client’s, preparing a house to be sold presents several challenges. You want your home to sell quickly and for the highest price possible, which means ensuring the property appeals to many buyers.

One of the best things you can do to make your home sell quickly at your desired price is to stage it with beautiful furniture. Homes staged with attractive, appealing furniture and décor are proven to sell faster—and often for a higher price—than their non-staged counterparts.

Why? Staging makes it easier for potential buyers to imagine living in the home. Plus, in the age of online real estate listings, well-staged photos really pop and stand out compared to other homes, enticing more people to look at your house.

#1: Remove the clutter.

Before you worry about arranging furniture, the first step in staging is removing clutter and personal belongings from the house. Knick-knacks, family photos, wall signs, toys, and other small or customized items should be taken down, boxed up and stored elsewhere—not in the home’s closets, since prospective buyers will be looking there, too. It’s best to start with a decluttered space that’s as simple and versatile as possible, so buyers can envision living there immediately.

#2: Deep clean.

Second, maximize the house’s appeal by cleaning it thoroughly. Other than the obvious spots like the bathroom and kitchen, make sure to address any neglected areas, such as dusty light fixtures, closets, beneath rugs, gaps next to appliances, etc. If you have pets, make sure you take care of any pet odors that may be lingering. Launder all fabrics, have your carpet cleaned (professionally if possible), and air out all rooms of the house by opening windows.

Don’t forget about the exterior of your home when addressing this step. Curb appeal will attract more buyers. If possible, try to: power wash your house’s siding, clean the windows, mow the lawn, trim any overgrown bushes or plants and make sure flower beds are weed-free.

Urbana 8 Pc. King Bedroom Set from The RoomPlace
Image: Urbana 8 Pc. King Bedroom Set from The RoomPlace

#3: Prioritize staging by room.

In case you don’t have the budget or time to stage every room of the house, focus on the rooms that have been shown to have the biggest impact on how well your listing does. Start with the living room—it’s essential. Next, stage the master bedroom, then the dining room and kitchen. Additional bedrooms are the lowest priority.

#4: Thin out your furniture.

Once you’re ready to stage your furniture, start by removing some of it. Keeping only the essentials will make each room feel bigger and further reduce the appearance of clutter, which will appeal to buyers. Obviously, you’ll want to remove any outdated or damaged items first, replacing them with new furniture if needed.

Larry Accent Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Larry Accent Chair from The RoomPlace

When staging your living room, for example, stick with a high-quality sofa, a loveseat or accent chairs, coffee table and an appropriately sized rug to anchor the furniture and give the space a cohesive look. Simple, contemporary pieces are best since they offer versatility and mass appeal—you want the space to look stylish yet timeless, so try to avoid designs and colors that are very trendy.

Newcastle Platinum 3 Pc. “Floating” Living Room from The RoomPlace
Image: Newcastle Platinum 3 Pc. “Floating” Living Room from The RoomPlace

#5. Utilize the “floating” technique.

Move furniture away from the walls so that it “floats” towards the center of the room. This design technique helps the space appear bigger yet more stylish and intimate. Arrange chairs and couches facing each other to create a cozy vibe.

#6: Add some final touches.

Small finishing touches add color and life to increase your listing’s chance of success. Consider final additions of things like bowls of fruit, fresh-cut flowers, potted plants, neatly folded towels, a new welcome mat on the doorstep, etc.

With these home staging tips, you’ll be well on your way to enhancing your listing and enticing potential buyers in no time.

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Inexpensive Furniture with an Expensive Look

Mars White 3 Pc. Living Room Set from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Mars White 3 Pc. Living Room Set from The RoomPlace

Buying beautiful, high-quality new furniture can be a costly investment, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. When you shop at The RoomPlace, budget and quality can go hand-in-hand. You don’t have to spend a bundle for good-quality furniture—in fact, you can get the high-end look of your dreams even if you’re on a tight budget.

Let’s take a peek at a few of our favorite expensive-looking yet affordable looks, and the many ways you can save on top-quality furniture at The RoomPlace.

Our Favorite High-End Looks

If you’re looking for a high-end aesthetic without breaking the bank, here are just a handful of our best furniture sets for every room of the house:

  • Mars Living Room Set: The Mars White 3 Pc. Living Room offers the epitome of luxury and class at an affordable price point. An all-white design with sleek, sumptuous upholstery instantly gives your living area an elegant and distinctive look.
Somerset 5 Pc. Queen Bedroom Set from The RoomPlace
Image: Somerset 5 Pc. Queen Bedroom Set from The RoomPlace
  • Somerset Queen Bedroom Set: Refined, rich and sophisticated, the Somerset 5 Pc. Queen Bedroom Set features a contemporary dark finish with satin nickel hardware. As elegant as it is inexpensive, this set brings a high-end look to any bedroom.
Camila 5 Pc. Dining Room Set from the RoomPlace
Image: Camila 5 Pc. Dining Room Set from the RoomPlace
  • Camilla Dining Room Set: The Camila 5 Pc. Dining Room set epitomizes elegance. A double pedestal base, silver faux leather chairs and nailhead accents give this set a refined look at a reasonable price.

Ways to Save at The RoomPlace

Simmons Beautyrest Silver Firm Sasha Mattress Set from The RoomPlace
Image: Simmons Beautyrest Silver Firm Sasha Mattress Set from The RoomPlace

Real savings are always available if you know where to look. Catch great deals in these ways and more:

  • Clearance Deals: If you look around, you’re bound to find unbeatable clearance savings on furniture that’s stylish, trendy and top-quality. From our best mattress sales to discount dining room furniture, The RoomPlace offers value and quality alike. Browse our clearance section for hundreds of discounts every day, or check out the weekly flyer for the latest deals to find quality furniture for less.
  • Seasonal Sales: Waiting for holiday sales and other seasonal offers is a savvy way to shop for new furniture. In addition to sales around Black Friday, you’ll also find plenty of deals and closeouts in the summer, between the 4th of July and Labor Day.
  • Online Specials: Online furniture shopping comes with a variety of perks, including the chance to enjoy online-only deals on discount furniture. Choose from a variety of specials, then sit back and relax while they’re delivered right to your door. Fast, free shipping is the icing on the cake.
  • Closeouts: With new inventory coming in, we have to make room! You can catch great deals on elegant furniture and high-end home accents before they go out of stock, thanks to last-chance closeout discounts.
  • Special Financing: The RoomPlace offers a variety of special financing packages to help you make updates to your home when you’re on a budget. Find out more and explore your options here.

 

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Trending Looks Series: Modern Master Bedroom

Verona 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Verona 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom from The RoomPlace

A modern master bedroom should be the complete package of comfort, functionality and style: furniture that serves a purpose yet offers an appealing aesthetic. To create the ultimate modern master bedroom in your home, shop these ideas from our latest Trending Look:

Modern Master Bedroom featuring Furniture from The Roomplace Shop Trending Looks
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Verona 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom Set

Sleek. Modern. Chic. The Verona bedroom set is a dream come true for achieving a modern look. This 7-piece set offers an aesthetic that is both eye-catching and minimalist, the perfect balance of style and simplicity for a relaxing yet attractive room. The set includes a queen bed frame, headboard, 3-drawer dresser, 5-drawer chest, mirror and 2-drawer nightstand.

Varietal Black Arm Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Varietal Black Arm Chair from The RoomPlace

Varietal Black Arm Chair

A memorable and sleek addition to your bedroom, this Varietal Black Arm Chair exudes modern style. A strong yet streamlined form gives this chair a functional look, while tufted faux leather cushioning offers comfort and support when you need it.

Kyoto Silver Floor Lamp from The RoomPlace
Image: Kyoto Silver Floor Lamp from The RoomPlace

Kyoto Silver Floor Lamp

With a slim profile and smooth nickel finish, the Kyoto Silver Floor Lamp coordinates beautifully with the drawer pulls from the Verona bedroom set as well as the arms of the Varietal chair. A textured lamp shade adds subtle visual interest.

Morgan Area Rug (5'X8') from The RoomPlace
Image: Morgan Area Rug (5’X8′) from The RoomPlace

Morgan Area Rug

The chic Morgan Area Rug brings a touch of blue to the space and offers an artistic design that looks just as beautiful as it feels. With a contemporary frieze texture and cream-colored background, it’s a stylish, neutral area rug that has versatile appeal.

Image: Petra Table Lamp from The RoomPlace
Image: Petra Table Lamp from The RoomPlace

Petra Table Lamp

Complete this master bedroom look with the ultra-modern Petra Table Lamp. With a unique arched base, this lamp adds instant contemporary appeal to the space. Not only does it serve the essential function of lighting the room, but it also contributes to a cohesive look and coordinates perfectly with the other furniture in this style board.

More Trending Looks

Want to see more trending looks? When viewing any product on The RoomPlace website, scroll down to find the “Complete Your Look” section for instantly curated ideas for creating a beautiful space. You can also shop featured style boards at the bottom of our homepage here.

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Oh Baby! The RoomPlace Has Baby & Toddler Furniture

Lucca Sea Shell White Upholstered Convertible Crib by Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Lucca Sea Shell White Upholstered Convertible Crib by Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace

At The RoomPlace, we’re excited to announce the addition of a whole new product line designed for the little ones in your life. We’re now selling quality baby and toddler furniture at affordable prices!

The RoomPlace Baby & Toddler Collection features durable, beautiful, contemporary furniture and accents designed to grow with your child. Let’s take a look at just a few of our newest products perfect for your baby’s nursery.

Lucca Weathered Gray Full Panel Convertible Crib by Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace
Image: Lucca Weathered Gray Full Panel Convertible Crib by Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace

Convertible Cribs

Your baby’s crib will undoubtedly be the centerpiece of his or her bedroom. Whether you want a crib in classic white, a warm wood finish or a contemporary gray color, The RoomPlace Baby & Toddler Collection offers a variety of convertible crib designs. Choose from standard crib styles and 4-in-1 convertible styles that transform to toddler bed, daybed and full-size headboard.

Delmar Vintage Gray Toddler Bed from The RoomPlace
Image: Delmar Vintage Gray Toddler Bed from The RoomPlace

Toddler Beds

If you’re looking for a bed that’s the perfect size for your growing tot, you’ll find a range of  toddler bed styles in our new collection. With affordable, high-quality beds like these, there’s no reason to skimp on style when transitioning your child into a “big kid” bed. Extended guardrails on each side keep your little one snug and safe, making for an easier transition from the crib.

Moonlight Slumber Starlight Supreme Crib Mattress from the RoomPlace
Image: Moonlight Slumber Starlight Supreme Crib Mattress from the RoomPlace

Mattresses

Our selection of mattresses, along with essentials like mattress protectors and crib sheets, are designed with comfort and safety in mind. From extra-firm mattresses for infants to softer toddler mattresses, you’ll find a variety of options that offer comfort, affordability and stain-resistance.

Lucca Weathered Gray Dressing Kit By Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace
Image: Lucca Weathered Gray Dressing Kit By Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace

Dressing Kits

Turning a dresser into a changing table is a great way to save both money and space when setting up your baby’s nursery. As a new parent, you’ll appreciate the simplicity of having all of baby’s changing essentials and clothes in one convenient place. Our offer a variety of styles, colors and finishes so you can coordinate with your nursery furniture in a chic way. Pair with a cozy changing pad to create a space you and your baby will both love.

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How to Light Up a Room

Inception Dome Ceiling Lamp from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Inception Dome Ceiling Lamp from The RoomPlace

Now that you have your new furniture, it’s time to show it off with the perfect lighting. The right lighting can be the seamless way to enhance a focal piece, open up a smaller room, add coziness, define certain spaces and light up a work area. When it comes to choosing that special lighting for your home, the options are endless.

Whether you’re looking to light up your living room, dining room, bedroom, kitchen or more, we can help you decide on lighting that is both stylish and functional, and of course, shows off your new furniture. There are three basic types of lighting options:

  • Ambient lighting, most often this is a recessed ceiling light designed to replace daylight. Ambient lighting creates a bland, flat effect. Combined with other lighting, it will serve and accomplish all purposes.
  • Accent lighting: adds texture, depth, focus and shade near focal pieces and in corners, beautifully complements ambient lighting.
  • Task lighting: used to illuminate a work area. Task lighting provides a narrower stream of light that focuses exclusively on one area.

Take a look at the following lighting ideas for your home:

Destin Table Lamp from The RoomPlace
Image: Destin Table Lamp from The RoomPlace

Living Room Lighting

Your living room is special. It’s the space in your home where everyone gathers to spend time together. Therefore, you’ll want to mix it up a little. Mixing and matching different types of lighting is essential for creating an inviting atmosphere. Overhead ambient lighting will brighten the entire space and for your living room, you’ll want it in two ways: recessed lighting across the ceiling for overall lighting and a transitional hanging pendant over the center of the room. When you want to add more warmth to your living room, table lamps and floor lamps work beautifully to add coziness and intimacy.

Ranald Ceiling Lamp from The RoomPlace
Image: Ranald Ceiling Lamp from The RoomPlace

It’s important to get the lighting perfect for your dining room. Pendant lights, flush mounts, chandeliers and wall sconces are lovely and functional ideas for lighting up a dining room. However you do it, the most important thing is to focus your lighting around the dining room table. There will be times when you don’t want the room completely illuminated, so make sure to use dimmer lighting to set the mood.

Nicki Table from The RoomPlace
Image: Nicki Table from The RoomPlace

Lighting tip: both ambient and task lighting in your dining room should be at 3,000-6,000 Lumens.

Kitchen Lighting

Kitchens aren’t just for cooking; if your home is like most others, your kitchen is also the space where everyone gathers to hang out and catch up on their day. Therefore, choosing lighting for your kitchen should be determined by the activities – whether you’re looking to illuminate a cooking area or you want to create an entertaining space for friends and family, choose your lighting accordingly.

Chelsea 5 Piece Dinette from The RoomPlace
Image: Chelsea 5 Piece Dinette from The RoomPlace

It’s important to use three different types of lighting for your kitchen: recessed lights, pendant lights, and the must-have under-cabinet strip lights. Recessed lighting is best to illuminate the entire kitchen, hanging pendant lights work well over an island or kitchen table, and under cabinet lighting is perfect for counter tasks.

Lighting tip: kitchen ambient lighting should be 5,000-10,000 Lumens; task lighting around the counters, sink and stove should be a minimum of 450 Lumens.

Bedroom Lighting

You want your bedroom to be a warm and cozy space. Before you choose bedroom lighting, you will want to have a furniture placement plan. The key to creating the perfect lighting for your bedroom is flexibility. The capacity to control light levels is important – if one person wants to sleep and another wants to read, you want to have those options.

Lighting tip: bedroom ambient lighting should be 1,500-3,000 Lumens, while task lighting should be a minimum of 400 Lumens.

Floor and Table Lamps: Floor and table lamps are versatile and can be used anywhere in your home. They come in a wide variety of styles, colors, lengths and are perfect options to enhance the appeal of any room’s décor. Popular lamp finishes include antique bronze, oil-rubbed bronze, brushed nickel and satin nickel. If you’re planning on using your new lamp as accent lighting, go for more decorative or extravagance to add style and elegance to your space. You can mix and match, too, with different bases, finishes, lamp shades and even the light bulbs you choose.

Dimmer Lighting: The lighting in your home is something you use every single day. As such, it should be adaptable for its intended use – using lighting dimmer controls allows you to set the mood in any room. Whether for entertainment purposes, reading, area nightlights or more, dimmers provide economical, safe and comfortable home environments.

Warm and Cool Lighting: Warm lighting is a natural, calming light that has a reddish tone to the eye, while cool lighting is brighter and looks bluer to the eye. The perfect time to use warm lighting is when you need to relax, wind down from the day and before you go to bed. The time to choose cool lighting is when we need a little energy and alertness – perfect for focus, performing tasks – best during the morning and afternoon.

Choosing Light Bulbs: The two most popular light bulb options are Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) and Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs). The major difference between the two is how much energy it takes to use them over time. CFLs use about 70 percent less energy than LEDs and last years longer; they cost about a dollar more per light bulb. Two drawbacks to CFLs: they take a while to warm up and reach full illumination; they contain trace amounts of mercury – harmful to your health and the environment. So, don’t break them and don’t throw away in your home trash bin – recycle them.

The right lighting is essential for every room in your home. When choosing lighting, look for unique fixtures that will draw attention to your new furniture, a piece of art that you love, or around a work area. Once your lighting is complete, all you’ll need to do is flip the switch.

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Furniture Ideas for a Small Apartment

Donovan Red 3 Piece Daybed With Trundle From The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Donovan Red 3 Piece Daybed With Trundle From The RoomPlace

If you live in an apartment or home that’s on the small side, it can be difficult to find furniture that fits your space. To avoid a cramped, cluttered look and make the most of your small apartment, here are some stylish, space-saving furniture ideas to get you started.

Daybeds & Sleeper Sofas

Dual-purpose furniture is a great way to increase the functionality of a limited space without adding clutter. If your apartment is a one-bedroom but you need a second bed, your options are plentiful: from daybeds to futons and sleeper sofas, there are a few ways you can maximize your furniture even in a tiny space:

  • Daybed: A daybed looks like a tall sofa but is actually as comfortable to sleep on as a traditional bed. Some daybeds also have trundles—an extra bed that pulls out from the bottom but is hidden neatly underneath when not in use. Great for regular use in small bedrooms or shared kids’ rooms.
Cloud Gray Futon From The RoomPlace
Image: Cloud Gray Futon From The RoomPlace
  • Futon: Futons are a classic dual-purpose piece. They offer a minimalist look and can be converted from a couch to a bed in an instant. This option is a great alternative to a space-hogging guest bed.
Blair Brown Sleeper Sofa From The RoomPlace
Image: Blair Brown Sleeper Sofa From The RoomPlace
  • Sleeper Sofa: Sleeper sofas are designed to look and function just like a traditional sofa, but they feature a fold-out mattress inside. Twin-size sleepers take up about as much floor space as a loveseat, while a queen is equivalent to a full sofa.

No matter what style you prefer, each of these sofa beds can blend in with the existing décor in your living area or bedroom for a contemporary look.

Olson Accent Chair From The RoomPlace
Image: Olson Accent Chair From The RoomPlace

Small Chairs

The living room of a small apartment isn’t likely to have sufficient space for a huge recliner or wide accent chair. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice having a comfy chair altogether. Minimalist chairs are typically a great option for small spaces—look for armless or slim-arm designs like our Tasia or Olson Accent Chair.

Likewise, dining chairs with a slimmer profile are great for reducing the amount of space taken up by your dining set. Make sure to choose chairs that can slide fully beneath the table when not in use, and opt for a simpler design to limit visual clutter.

Image: Jonathan Brown Faux Tray Set From The RoomPlace
Image: Jonathan Brown Faux Tray Set From The RoomPlace

Space-Conscious Tables

Occasional Tables typically take up lots of space, but there are a few ways you can minimize your small apartment’s tables while maximizing their functionality:

  • Tray Tables: A portable, folding alternative to side tables, tray tables can be pulled up to the sofa to serve as a small dining surface. Just fold and store when not in use.
Image: Winston Nesting Tables From The RoomPlace
Image: Winston Nesting Tables From The RoomPlace
  • Nesting Tables: If you have space for an end table in your living room, a nesting table can help you maximize storage space and provide an extra pull-out surface when needed. With this option, there’s no need for a coffee table!
Warrington Pub Table From The RoomPlace
Image: Warrington Pub Table From The RoomPlace
  • Pub Tables: 3- or 4-seater pub tables provide a compact alternative to dining tables.
Karma Loveseat From The RoomPlace
Image: Karma Loveseat From The RoomPlace

Love Seat

Finally, if you don’t have much space in your apartment’s living room, opt for a love seat instead of a regular sofa. It takes up much less space while still providing a cozy spot to relax and watch TV.

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Top 10 Looks in Interior Design for Spring 2018

Featured Image: Barrington Purple Linen 3 Pc. Living Room From The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Barrington Purple Linen 3 Pc. Living Room From The RoomPlace

It’s the beginning of springtime in a still-new year, which means it’s the perfect time to freshen up your home with some of the latest and greatest design trends of 2018. For a glimpse into the top interior design trends that are dominating the market, take a look at these ten style, décor and furniture ideas.

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1. Luxurious Purples

You might’ve heard that Ultra Violet is Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year. This striking purple hue is perfect for adding a touch of bold, vibrant, fresh color to any space in the house. But the trend isn’t limited to just Ultra Violet. From mauve sofas to purple counter stools to violet area rugs, many shades of purple are luxurious, unexpected and regal, often pairing well with mid-century modern design.

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2. Eclectic Home Accents

Add a colorful, unexpected edge to any room with eclectic designs that set your space apart. Pick an intriguing piece of décor or a single bold accent for each room to give your home a curated look. From patterned rugs to architectural light fixtures to eye-catching ottomans, there are plenty of ways to decorate in a trendy, eclectic style.

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3. Rolled Back Chairs

Balancing classic beauty with modern minimalism, rolled back chairs are timelessly stylish. Use these versatile dining chairs with or without slipcovers to achieve the perfect look for your room.

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4. Tufted Sofas

When it comes to living room furniture that packs a punch, there’s no better way to make a stylish statement this spring than with a new sofa. If your current couch is feeling drab or plain, breathe life into the room with a tufted sofa that has plenty of character. Indulge in the comfort of a U-shaped sectional, bring a touch of old-world charm with a leather sofa or blend traditional style with modern design.

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5. Mid-Century Servers & Kitchen Carts

A retro mint-green cart adds a pop of color to a neutral kitchen, while a versatile mid-century server makes a beautiful statement piece. These additions to your kitchen or dining room setup are practical as well as trendy, keeping in line with the latest interior design trends of 2018.

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6. Industrial Inspired Lighting

Touches of industrial design can add a real sense of character and style to any space, whether you incorporate just a few industrial elements or go all-out. Either way, lighting fixtures inspired by this trend are a great place to start. From industrial ceiling lamps with a bronze patina to industrial-style chandeliers, make a statement in any room with this popular look.

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7. Gray Leather

From deep, sumptuous charcoal gray to lustrous silver-gray, living room furniture in gray-toned leather is a rising trend. From sofas to ottomans, you can’t go wrong with this classic material in a chic, modern color.

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8. Colorful & Mismatched Chairs

For added character, pair a couple of colorful side chairs with a more neutral set of dining chairs for a chic, mismatched look. Invoke a country-inspired style with sage wood, or opt for timeless-with-a-twist with vibrant orange. Not one for bold colors? Mix it up by pairing two mismatched styles, like classic wooden dining chairs with metal chairs at each end.

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Image: Crestwood Table From The RoomPlace

9. Solid Wood Dining Tables

Many of 2018’s most popular home designs center on minimalism, a style that proves less is more. Keep your dining room furniture simple, raw and beautiful with a wood table that has a trendy reclaimed look. The chunky, solid style brings warmth and character to your space.

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Image: Celine Area Rug (5×8) From The RoomPlace

10. Textured Area Rugs

Adding visual texture to a room is the perfect way to update your space and stay on trend. Add a striking luster with a shimmering shag rug or make a glamorous impact with a faux sheepskin rug.

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