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Catalina Kids Bed Collection: Every Kid (And Parent’s) Dream With Multiple Configurations & Storage

Sometimes gifting your kid with a new bedroom set is more a gift for you than for them—especially if their new bedroom set has storage aplenty for all of their toys, books, magazines or art supplies. We have just the thing to solve all of your storage woes—the Catalina Kids Bed Collection! With so many configurations, you’re sure to find the right kids storage bed for your child in Chicago and Indianapolis.

The first option to consider for you new kids bed with storage underneath is the size—twin or full? The Catalina collection comes in both sizes.

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Constructed of pine solids and birch veneer sides, the Catalina will see your child through many cozy nights of sleep.

If bunk beds are more their speed, you don’t need to look further than the Catalina Twin Bunk Bedroom set. With tons of storage options and a deep black finish, this set is as classic as it is practical.

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If one child needs more room than the other, you can always opt for the Catalina bunk bed which has a full mattress on the bottom bunk and a twin size up top.

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The Catalina collection comes in both white and deep cherry—both excellent options to complement your assuredly stylish Chicago or Indianapolis home. Stop in to The RoomPlace today to pick out your favorite kids bedroom set!

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Hot Trend for 2015: Gold and Blue Accents

Color trends come and go, but some colors always add a dash of personality to dull rooms. We’re happy to report that 2015 color trends show gold and blue to be at the head of the class. The RoomPlace team in Indianapolis and Chicago went scouring for our favorite examples of transforming gold and blue into gorgeous home decorating ideas that will make your eye happy.

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How to Incorporate Pantone’s Color of the Year in your Dining Room

18-1438—these six digits strung together are the code for Marsala, the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year. It was introduced to embody “the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal” and its earthy red-brown tone emanates warmth. Pantone and The RoomPlace agree—a Marsala kitchen or dining room can create a fresh, new dimension to your space. Here are a few ways that you can integrate this distinctive shade into your decor.

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3 Design Ideas for your Chicago Loft

We’re not alone in our love affair with lofts. This housing option offers bright, airy aesthetics and adaptable space. It’s a beautiful blank canvas for owners and renters, and it provides a fun range of design opportunities to experiment with. As a top furniture store in Chicago, we offer smart solutions to refurnishing your space. The RoomPlace team investigates how to make the best use of your loft space.

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2015 Trend: Upholstered Beds | The RoomPlace Chicago

2015 is going to be a good year for Chicago and Indianapolis style hunters. As we roll into the new year, we’re still seeing some trends from 2014 going strong. Of these, the most versatile is undoubtedly the upholstered headboard. Learn more about this exciting decorative feature from your favorite, neighborhood style gurus at The RoomPlace!

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Upholstered headboards like the one above, The Tristian are an excellent addition to any Traditional bedroom. The rounded edges and muted colors are a decorator’s dream—add colorful throw pillows or a vibrant duvet to mix your decorative genres or tone it down with neutrals as showed above.

If toning your bedroom down doesn’t strike your fancy, by all means—spice it up!

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Nail head trim is very popular this year, so pairing that trend with a deeper color, like pewter, will allow you to really show off your design chops.

Upholstered beds aren’t just for grown ups, either. You can treat your tween or teen with a bed they will flip for—The Elsa! Now available in twin and full, you can finally purchase a fun kids bed for your child to grow into.

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Upholstered beds are so luxurious while they create a comfortable vibe, so we’re confident this trend will be sticking around for a while. Say goodbye to accidentally banging your head on harsh metal or wood—embrace the plushness of the upholstered headboard.

For more design tips and hot trends, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter! Or if you’re in the neighborhood, stop in to one of our Chicago or Indianapolis locations.

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Contemporary or Transitional? Discover the Differences in Furniture Design

Do you have a style niche? At The RoomPlace, we’re divided: Some of our design team has been gravitating towards a contemporary aesthetic, while others can’t get enough of our transitional pieces. Learn a little bit more about what defines each design, then decide which style suits you best!

Contemporary furniture is bold and minimalistic. It relies on its striking silhouettes and rich materials, rather than accompanying home accents, to set the mood. Most contemporary furniture has a neutral color palette that will seamlessly complement any space. This is the perfect style for you if you like clean lines, open space, and understated elegance. When you walk into a contemporary living room, you can expect to be met with simplicity that is anything but boring.

The Stanton Bedroom Set offers another example of this design. Its muted colors, sharp angles, and a bold final effect epitomize the ‘looking ahead’ energy that makes contemporary furniture so special.

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Transitional furniture, on the other hand, is a fusion of modern and traditional design. It isn’t overly extravagant or ornamental, yet contains more curves than you would find in contemporary styles. Wood and leather are the most popular materials for this design. A transitional leather living room set, for example, is sophisticated without overpowering your space.

The Metro Bedroom Set defines transitional flair. It is straightforward and clean-cut, but features a curved headboard that makes the piece pop. The result is a gorgeous furniture investment that will complement both modern and traditional aesthetics.

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Using this cheat sheet to guide you, you can begin to plan out your contemporary or transitional space. First select your chosen style, then map out your dream space in our Room Planner. Finally, bring those dreams to life! The RoomPlace is here to provide any guidance you need to create your perfect space – no matter what design speaks to you.

 

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids: An Easy Bedroom Makeover From The RoomPlace

We know the words “bedroom makeover” often bring to mind visions of paint swatches, renovation plans, and a complete furniture overhaul. We’re happy to report it’s quite simple to make a transformation with the help of just one or two pieces of strategic furniture.

Bunk Beds: A Small Change with a Big Impact

Bunk beds are not only functional and fun, they’re also a genius way to persuade your kids to share a room. Younger children will adore being up high on the top bunk while older children will undoubtedly love the “fort effect” that a new bed like the Sundance offers.
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Daybeds: A Grown up Transition

If your children are heading into their preteens, it’s time to consider upgrading their bed situation to a more grownup, lasting option. Daybeds are the adult alternative to bunk beds: they have wider mattresses; can still accommodate two sleepers (with the trundle option); and look more mature. Pieces like the Donovan can be dressed up with textured and patterned accent pillows or toned down with wild colored throws or comforters.

Benches: Store Smart

If you trip over your little one’s scarves, hats and other assorted accessories, consider giving a gift for both them and yourself—a storage bench, or one of our Paris chairs. Storage doesn’t have to be boring or one-dimensional, so embrace the multifunction options at your disposal. Storage benches can give additional seating in your kids’ room so their friends can have somewhere to chill and you’ll have somewhere to put all of their additional odds and ends.

Want to make the gift-hunting experience even more affordable? Explore our Deal Flyer, which features a rotating offering of our best promotions. We’re happy to help parents in Chicago and Indianapolis find meaningful gifts that will outlast the trends of the holiday season. Invest in the perfect room makeover solutions today!

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What Bed Should You Choose?

What Bed Should You Choose?

4 Things to Consider When Buying a New Bed from The RoomPlace

A new bed is one of the best gifts you can give yourself—after all, you’ll be spending a third of your life fast asleep. With tons of options out there, narrowing down your priorities should be the first step in finding the bed of your dreams. Consider these factors to find your perfect place to come home to each night.

Storage Needs

If you avoid opening your closet door for fear that all of its contents will come crashing down upon you, it’s time to get organized. A bed might seem like an unlikely storage solution, but the right bed can combine coziness and storage in one place. Try a sturdy, functional bed like The Welden. This is one seriously durable bed that marries both of your sleep and storage needs with luxurious espresso wood, clean silhouette, and built-in shelving and drawers.

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Cohesive Style

You want your new bed to integrate seamlessly with the rest of your décor. If you’re a mid-century modernist, you probably don’t want to throw a traditional 4 poster bed into the mix. However, if you’re ready to completely reinvent your room, you can always invest in a new bedroom set. It’s never too late to embrace the soft lines of classic contemporary or a warm traditionalist!

Size Constraints

Do you like to cozy up when you’re getting some shut-eye, or do you use bedtime as an opportunity to stretch your legs? Before you make your purchase, it’s important to ask, “What size bed do I need?” Evaluate the square footage you’re working with and consider your sleeping habits. We offer a variety of bed sizes and dimensions, from a spacious king to an intimate daybed. Use our handy Room Planner to visualize the best layout for your room.

Self-Reflection

It’s time to reevaluate your relationship with your mattress. Your bed frame might be a bold beauty like the Loft, but you won’t be able to fully appreciate its deep coloring and unique headboard unless you’re sleeping comfortably. Our team is happy to provide suggestions on what mattress will best complement your bed and your needs.

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The answer to “What bed should I buy?” is at your fingertips. Browse our catalog today for inspiration before you reach out to our design team to find a stylish, affordable investment for your bedroom.

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Sleeper Sofas and Pullout Couches for Holiday Guests and Seasonal Visitors

Planes, trains, and automobiles: This holiday season, does it feel like all three are headed to your home bearing guests? If your holidays are packed with incoming visitors, then use our tips from to get your house prepped for the extra bodies!

Abandon Old Stereotypes

No longer are pullout sofas analogous to that cramped, outdated cot you had to sleep on when visiting out of state relatives. The sofa beds of today are more than just a functional piece of furniture–thankfully they’re also an everyday asset to your home. Our modern designs effortlessly hide a comfortable bed in their sleek silhouettes and elegant upholstery.

Think Beyond the Visit

Your pull out sofa will be used as just that: a sofa. With this in mind, you should select a stylish couch that adds to your overall room design. The Zeth Sleeper is a great example of what’s possible: The soft cotton fabric feels cozy and looks chic whether you’re curling up with a good book or slipping under the covers for a good night’s sleep.

Zeth Sleeper

Keep Things Simple

After a long evening catching up with friends, setting up a guest bed can feel like a formidable task. Our designers have been gravitating towards pull out couches like the Donovan Daybed for this very reason. Simply pull out the trundle when it’s time to get some shut-eye, then push it back in in the morning. Your room will transform from a living room to a guest bedroom in mere seconds!

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The holidays should be spent making merry, not stressing about where your visitors will get some shut-eye. Drop by one of our 22 locations to find your multifunctional solution today. Armed with your new sleeper sofa or pull out couch from The RoomPlace, you can focus on what counts–enjoying precious time with your loved ones.

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Kids Bedroom Storage Ideas

Back to School:
Bedroom Storage Solutions for Kids Rooms from The RoomPlace

It’s time to replace the bathing suits, sunscreen, and beach towels with backpacks, lunch boxes, and kid’s room storage solutions as we transition to fall! As you and your family gear up for the beginning of the school year, consider how you can get your kids organized and complement your home decor in the process. Meet your bedroom storage solutions with the The RoomPlace! Parents know clutter can often follow children like a shadow. Give dressers or chests typically used for clothes, a different spin. Create themed drawers to store miscellaneous gadgets, sports equipment, and toys. The drawers provide memorable designated spaces for your kid’s items and make things easy to find for kids and parents. Don’t forget to place a nightstand by your child’s bed to provide convenient access to books and their night lamps.

Are you tight on room space? With a single solution, you can combine bedroom storage systems, aesthetics, and comfort in our combination beds. The Aurora Twin Storage Bed or Sundance Full Captain’s Bed are great options for families who are looking to maximize space at a great deal. Tuck clothes or even arts and crafts supplies under the bed, where it is both accessible and out of the way.

Getting your family ready and set for the new school year can be a challenge. Armed with solutions from The RoomPlace, you can help your kids build organizational habits so they can focus more on their school work and less time looking for it! Start this school year with your best foot forward and let us provide you with beautiful, affordable furniture to get your family organized.

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