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How to Design a Kid-Friendly Yet Stylish Bedroom

Catalina Chestnut Twin Bunk Bed with Staircase From The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Catalina Chestnut Twin Bunk Bed with Staircase From The RoomPlace

When it comes to designing and decorating a child’s bedroom, the process is somewhat of a balancing act for many parents. You want your kid to enjoy their bedroom and have some say in its design, but you also want the end result to be stylish, practical and complementary to the rest of your home. So how do you compromise?

To take some of the difficulty out of the process, we’ve come up with a few tips. Here are a few creative ways you can ensure your child’s bedroom design is both kid-friendly and objectively stylish:

Catalina White Twin/Full Bunk Bed From the RoomPlace
Image: Catalina White Twin/Full Bunk Bed From the RoomPlace

Choosing the Right Bed

If you’re looking for a practical, space-saving bed solution and your kids want to keep their room fun, bunk beds are the clear answer. Kids bunk bed sets are perfect for siblings who share a room, and they help preserve limited floor space in smaller rooms. A daybed with trundle offers similar functionality, with kid-friendly comfort and adult-approved style.

Donovan Brown 3 Pc. Daybed With Twin Trundle From The RoomPlace
Image: Donovan Brown 3 Pc. Daybed With Twin Trundle From The RoomPlace

If your kid has their own room, contemporary bedroom sets with coordinating furniture will keep the room looking stylish and modern. Loft beds are another option that older kids and teenagers are sure to appreciate, too.

Compromising on Wall Colors

Sometimes, kids want to paint their bedroom walls in colors that aren’t so easy on the eyes. And few children are likely to ask for a trendy hue like “greige.” To keep their room stylish and to avoid re-painting every year when their tastes change, here are a few suggestions on how to compromise:

  • Alternative Shades: Find a few still-colorful paints that are toned-down versions of what your child wants. If your little one requests neon pink walls, suggest light coral or blush.
  • Accent Wall: If you want white walls and your kid wants yellow, consider using the colorful hue on just one of the room’s walls. This can help tone down the boldness, keep kiddo happy and make it much easier to re-paint in the future.
  • Creative Décor: You choose the wall color, while giving your child creative freedom over temporary décor like wall decals and art.
 Daisy Doodle Kid's Recliner From The RoomPlace
Image: Daisy Doodle Kid’s Recliner From The RoomPlace

Adding a Touch of Fun

Opting for stylish, practical wall colors and bed sets doesn’t mean your kid can’t enjoy their bedroom and make it theirs. Keep it kid-friendly by including design elements that infuse the space with personality and fun. From kid-size recliners and chairs to brightly colored nightstands, let your little one, tween or teen have some creative direction over the furniture and décor in their bedroom. Let them show their personality with bedding, wall art and decorations that they’ve picked out themselves.

With these tips and ideas, you can be well on your way to designing a bedroom that’s as stylish as it is kid-friendly.

 

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How to Make Your Bedroom a Relaxing Space

Welden 7 Pc. King Bedroom set from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Welden 7 Pc. King Bedroom set from The RoomPlace

Your bedroom should be your haven: a calming space where you can sit back, relax and most importantly, enjoy a good night’s sleep. From choosing the right bed to picking the perfect paint color, here are a few ways you can maximize your bedroom’s relaxing qualities.

#1: The Bigger the Bed, the Better

The bed should be the “main event” of your bedroom. And for ultimate relaxation every night, a king bed is the way to go without a doubt. The comfort level and size of your mattress are key to a good night’s sleep. A king bed lets you stretch out to your heart’s desire and provides plenty of space to get comfortable. Pair your new bed with a king bedroom set that brings the whole room together in a cohesive style.

Somerset 8 Pc. King Bedroom Set From The RoomPlace
Image: Somerset 8 Pc. King Bedroom Set From The RoomPlace

#2: Stick with Soothing Neutrals

When it comes to choosing the perfect color for your bedroom, aim for a hue that feels soothing and calm. Light neutral colors are best—not to mention on-trend—but that doesn’t mean your room has to lack color. A soft gray-blue is a relaxing choice that will keep your bedroom feeling stylish yet comfortable. Warm gray tones are popular as well. In general, you’ll want to avoid harsh colors that are too vibrant or bold, such as scarlet red or bright yellow.

Image: Tyler 2 Drawer Nightstand From The RoomPlace
Tyler 2 Drawer Nightstand From The RoomPlace

#3: Simplify Your Décor

Visual clutter can be the opposite of relaxing. If you walk into your bedroom and it feels overwhelming, cluttered or cramped, it’s time to simplify your décor. Even if you’re not a fan of going completely minimalist, minimizing your bedroom’s decorations and accessories can help transform it into a relaxing, harmonious space.

Langston Vintage French Chaise From the RoomPlace
Image: Langston Vintage French Chaise From the RoomPlace

Keep it simple by only including furniture that serves a purpose—a dresser, nightstand and cozy chaise lounge, for example—and add a select few pieces of décor to make the room yours. The idea is to ensure that when you’re lying in bed, you aren’t overwhelmed with distractions or busy décor. A great way to avoid this is to hang art and objects on the wall at the head of the bed, where it makes a statement yet remains out of sight when it’s time to sleep.

Linon Quatrefoil Gray Area Rug From The RoomPlace
Image: Linon Quatrefoil Gray Area Rug From The RoomPlace

#4: Focus on Fabrics 

When selecting fabrics for your bedroom—such as bedding, rugs and curtains—focus on comfort. Choose materials that are inviting and have a sense of warmth, but are also practical. Here are a few tips when shopping for these fabrics:

  • Rugs: When choosing an area rug, your top priority should be how it feels underfoot; there’s nothing comfortable about a hard or scratchy rug.
  • Bedding: Indulge in high-quality sheets and bedding that keep you warm and cozy.
  • Curtains: Thermal blackout curtains help block light and drafts from your windows, keeping your room comfortable.

Any of these tips and ideas will get you off to a great start when designing the ultimate relaxing bedroom.

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Tips for Buying a New Mattress

Tempur-Pedic TEMPER-Cloud Supreme Breeze California King Mattress From The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Tempur-Pedic TEMPER-Cloud Supreme Breeze California King Mattress From The RoomPlace

When it’s time to buy a new mattress, making your choice is easier said than done. Faced with a multitude of sizes, types, brands and features, shopping for a new mattress can be overwhelming. Let’s take a look at how to choose the best mattress for your sleep needs.

Choosing the Right Mattress Size

When deciding on a size for your new mattress, take into account the size of your room as well as how much space you and your partner need while sleeping. There are a handful of standard mattress sizes to choose from:

Simmons Beautyrest Silver Sasha Twin Plush Pillow Top Mattress From The RoomPlace
Image: Simmons Beautyrest Silver Sasha Twin Plush Pillow Top Mattress From The RoomPlace
  • Twin: At 39 x 75 inches, this compact Twin mattress is great for kids and can also accommodate a single adult (though the slightly longer Twin XL is a better choice if you’re tall).
Therapedic Majestic Full Firm Low Profile Mattress Set From The RoomPlace
Image: Therapedic Majestic Full Firm Low Profile Mattress Set From The RoomPlace
  • Full: Full mattresses measure 54 x 75 inches. Providing a little more space than a twin, a full can be a good upgrade mattress for a growing teenager or for a guest bedroom. While technically large enough to fit some couples, a full probably won’t provide adequate space for two people to get a good night’s sleep regularly.
Therapedic Chiro-Pedic Queen Firm Mattress From The RoomPlace
Image: Therapedic Chiro-Pedic Queen Firm Mattress From The RoomPlace
  • Queen: The most popular size on the market, a queen size mattress is around 60 x 80 inches in size. This size accommodates most couples and is suitable for most bedrooms.
Simmons BeautyRest Platinum Fairview King Firm Low Profile Mattress Set From The RoomPlace
Image: Simmons BeautyRest Platinum Fairview King Firm Low Profile Mattress Set From The RoomPlace
  • King: If you have the bedroom space, a king size bed is the best choice for a couple. Measuring 76 x 80 inches, a king mattress provides ample room to stretch out and get comfortable. For very tall people or those who want to indulge, a California King provides an extra 4” of length.

Choosing the Ideal Mattress Type

While there is no single best type, different mattresses are better for different sleeping styles. Here are the major mattress types and the sleeping styles they complement:

  • Spring: The traditional spring mattress features steel coils with various levels of cushioning on top.
  • Memory Foam: Memory foam mattresses are constructed of several layers of polyurethane foam and other materials. Despite the connotation that “foam” equals “soft,” memory foam is often on the firmer side, providing an optimal level of support that conforms to the body. In general, a high-quality memory foam mattress is the best choice for people with chronic back pain. (Note: Ask your doctor for recommendations.)
  • Firm: A firm mattress is useful for people who tend to sleep on their back, as it provides necessary support for the spine.
  • Plush: Plush or pillowtop mattresses can be beneficial to side sleepers, as they provide extra cushioning for the hips and shoulders. However, a mattress that is overly soft can cause a person to “sink in,” failing to provide much-needed support for the spine. As with firm mattresses, it’s important to find a happy medium.

More Mattress Shopping Tips

With these mattress sizes and types in mind, it’s time to go shopping! Here are some further tips for making the decision:

  • See it in person. Pick out your new mattress in-store, so you have a chance to see and feel it before you make a commitment. If possible, try to lay on each mattress you’re considering for at least 10-15 minutes in order to get a good sense of how it feels.
  • Take advantage of sales. Promotions and discount events like The RoomPlace President’s Day Sale are sure to help you save on a big purchase like this.
  • Read reviews. Make sure to research what other shoppers have to say about a mattress before you make an official decision.
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5 Ingenious Storage Tips for Kids’ Bedrooms

Catalina Chestnut Twin Roomsaver Bed From the RoomPlace
Featured Image: Catalina Chestnut Twin Roomsaver Bed From the RoomPlace

When it comes to keeping a kid’s room organized, it sounds like no easy task. To create a stylish and practical storage system your kids will stick to, follow our tips for fool-proof organization for toys, clothes, and more in your kids’ bedrooms.

Catalina Black Full Bunk Bed From The RoomPlace
Image: Catalina Black Full Bunk Bed From The RoomPlace

#1: Switch to Bunk Beds

For the ultimate space saver in a shared kids’ bedroom, bunk beds are the answer. Bunk and loft beds take up less space than separate beds, and they offer built-in storage options to maximize floor space even further. Add-ons like stairway chests and hanging caddies provide additional space to store toys, clothes, and more. As a bonus, kids love bunk beds! For teens and tweens, a loft bed provides ample space underneath for a desk area, which is perfect for small bedrooms.

#2: Utilize the Space Under the Bed

Under-bed storage is an essential way to preserve a room’s floor space and keeps items organized. Use rolling storage bins to make easily accessible drawers that are the perfect size for holding clothes, books, toys, shoes, and bedding. Utilizing the empty space under your kids’ beds can be a practical alternative to buying another dresser or trying to fit everything in the closet. It also gives kids an easy place to put things away, ensuring they keep their room clutter-free.

Captain’s beds are another way to save space—these unique, space-conscious bed frames feature built-in drawers and shelves for added functionality.

#3: Make the Most of Wall Space

If your kids’ bedroom is on the small side or they have lots of toys to store, it’s best to utilize wall space as much as possible. Use shelves, hanging baskets, wall cubes, and crates to give your walls a purpose and move items off the floor. For the boy or girl with a large stuffed animal collection, install a hammock in the corner of the room. Add a hanging organizer over the door, too, to keep items like shoes and small toys in their place.

#4: Give Everything a Home

Clothes go in the closet. Books go on the shelves. Toys go in the storage bins under the bed. No matter how you keep your kids’ bedroom organized, making sure every item has a dedicated “home” makes it easy to keep things clean and put away at the end of the day.

#5: Keep Track of Small Toys

Whether your kid is a fan of LEGO, likes to draw, or has an extensive collection of other tiny toys, small items need their own storage system. Use clear storage bins the size of shoe boxes and label each one to keep related items together. Sort by relevant characteristics such as color or category. Cube storage or closet shelves are great places to keep those tiny items organized.

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Which Bed Height is Right for You?

When you’re designing your perfect bedroom, it’s important to consider all the different factors that might impact your resting life. Deciding between a high vs. low bed is an important decision, which is why we’ve reviewed two common types of beds, standard and platform, and the pros and cons of each bed height.

Platform Beds

The average platform bed height is lower than most standard bed frames. Low platform beds offer a more modern look that many find aesthetically pleasing; however, it can also make it harder to get in and out of the bed, especially for older adults. Platform bed’s low height does make it safer for young children who may be getting in and out of the bed throughout the night.

Standard Beds

Because standard bed height tends to be higher than platform beds, they are easier to get in and out of, which can be especially helpful for older adults or anyone who plans to keep their bed frame through the aging process. Because there tends to be 25 inches in height from the floor to the top of the mattress, standard beds offer more potential for storage, which can be great for taking advantage of small bedroom spaces.

 

While the main factor in bed height is the frame itself, mattress height can also play a role, as factors like support levels, quality, and comfort determine the height of the mattress itself. This varies by brand and can make a difference in the height of your standard or platform bed.

The RoomPlace is always adding new styles and collections of bedroom furniture, including platform and standard beds. Visit our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis to see the latest additions or shop online at www.theroomplace.com. We have affordable pricing and flexible financing options, so you can Get It All at The RoomPlace!

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Sleep Tight!: Find the Perfect Sheets for Your Bed

Comfortable Bed Sheets

When you’re deciding the best sheets to buy for your bed, there are many factors to consider, including everything from breathability and comfort to affordability. At The RoomPlace, we understand how important it is to have a good night’s sleep, which is why we carry the following sheets from Bedgear:

Basic Sheets

As far as practicality is concerned, the Bedgear Basic Sheets might be your best bet for new bed sheets. In addition to being wrinkle and stain resistant, our Bedgear Basic Sheets reduce allergens and are perfect for every season. If you’ve had trouble figuring out how to keep fitted sheets from coming off, the Bedgear Basic Sheets come with anchor bands on all four corners, which help ensure a secure fit. These sheets are affordable, practical, and exceptionally soft, and you can choose from three different colors: Sand, Mist, and Frost.

Hyper-Cotton Sheets

Cotton sheets are known for their breathability, and these Hyper-Cotton Performance sheets from Bedgear take breathability to the next level. In addition to fostering fast moisture evaporation and continuous air circulation, Hyper-cotton sheets are made with eco-friendly fibers that are wrinkle, bacteria, and allergen resistant. They also come with fitted sheet straps, which offer a secure grip on all types of mattresses, including power bases. Our Hyper-Cotton sheets come in four color options: Navy, White, Steel Gray, and Champagne.

Dri-Tec Sheets

If staying cool and dry is your top priority, our Bedgear Dri-Tec Performance Sheets are the best breathable sheets you can buy. The special Dri-Tec fabric wicks away heat and moisture, while the Air-Xmesh sidewalls and breathable hems help provide ample air flow, so you’ll experience optimal body temperature regulation throughout the night. The fitted sheets feature a high-stretch Powerband, which serves as a fitted sheet strap to keep your sheets secure, even if you’re someone who moves a lot in their sleep. Our Dri-Tec sheets come in five different color options: White, Steel Gray, Seafoam, Lavender and Champagne.

At The RoomPlace, we’re constantly updating our styles and collections. Visit our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis to see the newest additions or browse online at www.theroomplace.com. With our affordable pricing and flexible financing options, you can Get It All at The RoomPlace!

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10 Dreamy Master Bedrooms

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:

Sean Pierre 8 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

Traditional and sleek, this 8-piece bedroom set from Sean Pierre features a classic sleigh design, brushed nickel hardware, and an elegant Merlot finish.

Milano 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

If you’re looking for a contemporary feel, the Milano collection features a stunning platform bed, aluminum accents, plenty of storage space, and a chic design.

Carter 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

Rustic and casual, the Carter collection features a queen-sized panel bed option, beautiful replicated oak grain, and warm pewter color drawer handles.

Welden 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

The Welden king bedroom collection combines high-quality design with an abundance of storage options, and its rich espresso finishing adds a level of sophistication and class to any bedroom.

Urbana 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

With its eye-catching mix of rustic charm and contemporary style, the Urbana bedroom furniture collection is functional, bold, and inviting.

Beckett  8 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

Classic and ornate, the Beckett bedroom collection features faux stone accents, a traditional rail cut design, and opulent detailing.

Fulton White 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

Polished and contemporary, the Fulton collection features a traditional base with modern design accents and an understated, but elegant style.

Regency 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

With its king leather sleigh bed, cinnamon finish, and 18th Century European style, the Regency bedroom collection is fit for a king.

Platinum 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

The glamorous Platinum collection features a lavish upholstered headboard, modern accents, and a striking pearlized platinum paint finish.

Aspen 8 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

With its distinctive exposed Acasia wood pieces and French dovetail drawers, the Aspen bedroom collection is charming, stylish, and relaxed.

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 inventory or shop online at www.theroomplace.com. You can Get It All at the Roomplace.

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What Is the Best Foundation for a Memory Foam Mattress

Bedroom with Memory Foam Mattress

If you’re considering purchasing a memory foam mattress, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right foundation to maximize comfort and protect your mattress from potential damage. In this post, we’ll be discussing some of the common foundation options and why platform beds remain the best option for those considering memory foam mattresses.

Plywood Frame or Floor Placement

While placing your memory foam mattress on a plywood base or directly onto the floor can provide stability for your mattress, the solid surface can allow a moisture buildup that can eventually lead to mold and mildew, especially if you live in a wet or humid climate.

Box Springs Foundation

While box springs can work as a proper foundation for a memory foam mattress, not every box spring is created equally. Traditional box springs do not necessarily have the center support needed to prevent sagging, bowing, or sinking in your mattress. If you do decide to use a box spring, we recommend opting for one that is specifically designed for memory foam mattresses.

Platform Bed Foundation

The best foundation for a memory foam mattress is a slatted platform bed. These foundations provide the support your mattress needs while also allowing adequate air flow to prevent mold and mildew. You’ll also want to be sure that the slats are close enough together to prevent sagging in the mattress. We recommend the slats be no more than 3” apart to make sure your mattress maintains its integrity.

At The RoomPlace, you’ll find king, queen, full and twin-sized platform beds that can provide optimum support for latex and memory foam mattresses. Visit one of our locations in Chicago or Indianapolis or browse our extensive bedroom furniture collection online.

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Furnishing a Kid’s Bedroom on a Budget

Furnishing a kid's bedroom

Furnishing your child’s bedroom doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, when you choose The RoomPlace, you can save hundreds on high-quality furniture for every room in your house.

Follow these tips for furnishing your child’s bedroom on a budget:

Keep It Simple

At The RoomPlace in Chicago and Indianapolis, we have a huge selection of kid’s bedroom furniture that is simple, functional, and affordable. Save money by choosing complete  bedroom furniture sets or pick and choose only the furnishings your child needs to stay comfortable, organized, and happy. Whatever you decide, you’ll find everything you need at The RoomPlace .

Take Your Time

If you’re furnishing a child’s bedroom on a budget, it’s important to be patient and wait for the right deal to come along. Throughout the year, we offer sales on entire bedroom collections like this Donovan Brown 3 pc. Daybed With Twin Trundle. Even if you can’t make it into the store to see our sale displays, you can browse our current flyer to stay up-to-date on our monthly deals.

Embrace Stylish Mismatching

While you can save money when buying an entire bedroom set, by embracing a more casual, mismatched style, you can take advantage of great deals on individual twin beds, full beds, dressers, nightstands and desks as they go on sale.

Take Advantage of Rebates & Financing Offers

At The RoomPlace, we offer flexible financing options from 6 to 72 months, so you can choose the timeframe that work best for your financial needs. You’ll also receive preferred customer offers and advanced notice on special offers when you sign up for The RoomPlace card, so you can keep working toward your dream home.

Browse our incredible kid’s furniture deals online or visit The RoomPlace locations in Chicago or the Greater Indianapolis Area to see our entire furniture collection.

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New This Month: Bedroom Sets & More!

Our designers are constantly on the lookout for the latest trends and styles for the home. Check out our newest furniture collections for the bedroom, living room, and dining room.

New Bedroom Sets

new1The Amalfi Bedroom Set is every bit as luxurious as the famed Italian coast. With its clean lines, faux-leather tufted headboard, and silver plated hardware studded with crystals, you’ll feel like a celebrity on vacation every night!

new2Our Carlton Gray Bedroom Set features beautiful louvered details and is perfect for anyone who wants a modern spin on the traditional farmhouse look. This set is made of solid pine and birch veneers in a stunning shade of gray. You’ll love all of the storage options between the chest, dresser, nightstand, and drawers at the food of the bed.

New Living Room Sets

new3The Klein Living Room Set is upholstered in a stunning shade we’re calling midnight blue. The chair is available in both the blue fabric or an accent fabric inspired by glasswork that matches the throw pillows. The sofa is also available in a pull-out sleeper option.

new4The Olson Living Room Set captures everything we love about mid-century modern style. Gorgeous chenille fabric, flared legs, button-tufted back cushions make these pieces special and stylish. The set is also available with a chaise lounge.

New Dining Room Sets

new5The Highland Dining Room Set is a traditional yet rustic design with a smoky walnut finish. The table features an 18” leaf that extends to comfortably seat six. The set is available with four chairs, six chairs, or four chairs and a bench.

new6Get the feel of a kitchen nook with the Chelsea Dining Room Set. This modern looking dinette is a twist on a classic look. Designed to tuck into a corner, this set will help you make the most of your space.

We’re always adding new styles and collections for every room of the home. Visit our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis to see the latest additions or shop online at www.theroomplace.com. With our affordable pricing and flexible financing options, you can Get It All at The RoomPlace!