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The Room Place is opening a new store in Mchenry

Check out the feature about our new Mchenry  Room Place store in today's Northwest Herald.

We are very excited about the new store opening and look forward to continued expansion into new markets.  With a complete selection of dining rooms, bedrooms, mattresses, living rooms and more, The Room Place Mchenry is a perfect fit for the area and we look forward to serving residents.

Here is what the Northwest Herald had to say about us:


Mayor Susan Low will welcome The RoomPlace to McHenry with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. March 22 at the store, 2221 Richmond Road (Route 31).

The RoomPlace, a Chicago-based, family-owned furniture company, recently celebrated 100 years in business. The McHenry location is the company’s 20th store.

The new showroom features 23,800 square feet of space, including a diverse mix of fully furnished rooms allowing consumers to experience and visualize total-room concepts while making customized furniture choices to meet their individual tastes and needs. 



Make sure to come visit our new store on March 22nd!




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Avoid a Daylight Saving Time Disaster with Help from The RoomPlace!

Back in November, The RoomPlace posted a blog about how you could brighten up your home as the days grew shorter and darker with the end of Daylight Saving Time 2012. And while consistent snowstorms may have Chicago furniture shoppers feeling like it’s January instead of March, believe it or not, we’re finally approaching on the spring season. After a long, cold, slushy couple of months here in the Midwest, last weekend marked the beginning of Daylight Saving Time 2013.

Most of our customers were probably overjoyed when setting their clocks one hour ahead at 2am on Sunday, March 10, knowing it meant that longer, warmer days are not far away. But what some of our customers might not know is that the beginning of Daylight Saving Time often coincides with various risks and health problems.

According to The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health, 1.5 billion people losing even just one hour of sleep this past Sunday night increased the potential for automotive accidents the following week (that’s this week!) by up to 17 percent. Equally alarming are findings that report a potential 5 percent increase in heart attacks during the week following this seemingly insignificant loss of sleep. Jeez, who knew our bodies were so sensitive?

Regardless of how many fewer hours of sleep you were able to enjoy last weekend, loss of sleep in general can have serious consequences for your health. If you’ve been experiencing insomnia lately, it might be time to look into a solution. Of course, these could come in many forms, but the team at The RoomPlace suggests a new mattress!

We have many options for anyone seeking Chicago king mattresses, full mattresses near Schaumburg, or twin-size mattresses for the kids, so please stop by The RoomPlace furniture store nearest you to pick out your new mattress. With a wide selection of all your favorite mattress brands like Comfort Solutions, Dormia, Medallion, and Simmons, we’re happy to help you pick out the best mattresses for you and your family. We’ll even take the hassle out of buying a new mattress thanks to our stellar delivery service and affordable prices.

So if you’re concerned about a post-Daylight Saving Time disaster, just contact The RoomPlace. We’ll help you maintain your sleep, safety, and health – and what could be more important than that?

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Furniture has come a long way in the last 50 years

How Fun… Look what we found! Here is an old ad of ours from 1956… I bet that FREE TV give away was a black & white…

In 1956 I bet they thought by 2013 we would have space travel, moving side walks, talking to people through our watch and TV's would be tiny to huge; but super thin..

  • We have people in space (Check)
  • Moving sidewalks at the airports (Check)
  • Tiny cell phones, earpieces and yes, even a watch phone (Check)
  • TV's, well yes we did that too. (Check)

Furniture design sure has changed in the last 57 years. Living room furniture configurations changed and became much more comfortable. With television becoming more of a center piece in every living room the furniture started to be made for that purpose. Comfort meant softer seating and reclining mechanisms. Sectionals now have chaises attached or separate.. You can even find sofa and love seats with recliners in them. With technology advances you can even have power recliners or power massage and speakers in your furniture. You will even see some living room sectionals and sofas with built in coolers for your drinks. Home Theater has created a whole new group of furniture.2, 3, 4 and 5 or more seats; all reclining and attached. You will usually find a cup holder in each one of these comfortable movie chairs.
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Beat the Stress of a Shortened Month with a Little Help from The RoomPlace

Don’t look now, but there’s less than one week left until March.

Yeah, it snuck up on us, too. Here at The RoomPlace, we’re all-too familiar with the stresses that go along with the end of the month: bills to pay, deadlines to meet, hectic work days to survive. And with only 28 days in February, saying “so much to do, so little time” couldn’t be more appropriate.

But we do have one secret weapon to help beat the stress at The RoomPlace, and that’s being able to provide the best medicine for all that headache-inducing, neck-straining pressure: comfortable, luxurious, “ahhhhh”-worthy furniture. Because let’s face it: Nothing’s more relaxing at the end of a long day than sinking into your leather sofa with a mug of tea and your favorite book or TV show. So as you’re wrapping up that to-do list that seems a mile longer than usual this week, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of our favorite soothing items here at The RoomPlace furniture stores.

  • Recline. When it comes to comfort, nothing beats the recliner in your living room that practically swallows you when you sit down. Try out the velvet-like microfiber of the slate gray Tres Power Rocker Recliner, which hugs all your limbs by leaving no gap between the seat and footrest and offering extra-full, cushioned pillowtop arms. Or check out this Rocker Recliner from the Geovani Collection, which combines luxury with environmental friendliness by using cocoa-colored Eco-leather upholstery.
  • Indulge. We’re not trying to advocate an unhealthy lifestyle, but when you’ve had a tough day, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to a rewarding buffet-style supper. You probably don’t feel like cooking, so give yourself the night off and arrange some snacks and appetizers on your sideboard, like our Northfield Server or this slightly more upscale piece from the Monte Carlo Collection. When you really need to unwind, you might even appreciate the wine rack on this buffet from the Lauren Collection!
  • Hit the snooze button. Your discipline in waking up before work every morning to hit the gym or get a headstart on answering your emails is commendable, but your work (and mental health!) will suffer if you’re not getting enough sleep. Give yourself a break and hit the snooze button at least once this week – it’s surprisingly easy when you’re sleeping on a Comfort Solutions or Dormia king mattress!

When you choose The RoomPlace, relaxing can be as simple as replacing some of your furniture. Indianapolis and Chicago residents alike can breathe a sigh of relief now that the nasty Midwest winter is almost behind us, so why not celebrate with a little shopping? In addition to the comfy, cozy items discussed above, The RoomPlace has plenty of other pieces to suit all your furniture needs. From hardwood furniture to twin mattress sets, our affordable furniture collection is full of variety and style. Contact The RoomPlace today to learn more about how you can save on your next furniture purchase in IL or IN, or better yet, stop by The RoomPlace store nearest you to peruse our selection in person.

On second thought, maybe that can wait until next week. You could probably use a nap.

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How to Spread a Little Love around Your Home

With tempting chocolate displays, flowers galore, and oversized stuffed animals dominating every store you’ve entered in the past few weeks, it probably hasn’t escaped your attention that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Here at The RoomPlace furniture stores, we understand that the imminent holiday probably brings a mixture of delighted excitement and “oh brother” groans amongst those looking for furniture in Indianapolis and the greater Chicago area. So we’ll try to keep this post as cliché-free as possible!

Instead of marking February 14th by decorating your house with those staple cutout cupids and paper chains of red and pink hearts, try creating this year’s romantic Valentine’s Day ambiance with one of these slightly more subtle tricks.

  • Exchange those pink and red hearts for some gentler pink and red tones. Love is in the air when you infuse your living room with the alluring hues of lavender, amethyst, lilac, and plum. Try highlighting these colors in a soft flower arrangement, new lampshade or provocative candelabra, or invest in a jewel-toned-framed Venetian mirror for the foyer.
  • Bring out the fine china. Nothing says romance like breaking out the china dishware for an intimate meal by candlelight. If your grandmother’s china has been gathering dust in a box in your closet, romanticizing the home might be the best excuse to invest in a brand-new china cabinet that will give them all the attention they deserve.
  • Make it sparkle. It’s easy to create a romantic glow without going overboard. Try hanging some crystal sconces between your dining room windows so they catch the natural light, or select a glass lamp like this Jolisa table lamp from the Chloe Collection to make your living room really shine.
  • Don’t forget the details. What could be more romantic than luxurious linens and a beautiful ornate headboard, like the one on this king bed from the Santa Cruz Collection? The best kind of sensuality is comfort, so plump up some pillows and add some velvet or silk materials for some truly relaxed bedroom charm.

Between our 21 locations throughout Indianapolis and Chicago, furniture shoppers and interior design connoisseurs should be able to find all the inspiration they need when they shop at The RoomPlace. With a wide selection of living room and dining room sets, kids’ bedroom collections, and various home accents, our IL and IN furniture stores have plenty to offer! For all your affordable furniture and home decorating needs, count on The RoomPlace furniture stores to deliver.

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The Perfect Mattress: How To Know When You’ve Found The One


Getting more sleep is a common New Year’s resolution, and we fully support this initiative! Aside from the fact that we’re Chicago furniture sellers and love matching up our customers with their perfect mattress, we recognize the massive health benefits of consistently getting enough sleep.

For many people, getting adequate sleep at night is a struggle. Many modern adults work late, stare at a computer, TV or phone screen late into the night, or develop a sleep disorder like insomnia. If you’re struggling with getting enough rest and none of these factors are to blame, there may be another culprit for you to consider: your mattress.


When was the last time you bought a new mattress? Where and why did you purchase that particular mattress? At The RoomPlace, we have many mattress options, and it may be overwhelming for those who don’t know what they need. Here are a few pointers to help you find the one and only mattress you need for sound, restful sleep.

1.     When you go mattress shopping, give yourself plenty of time so you can fit in the following: testing out as many mattresses as you can, in multiple positions; asking friendly sales people every question you can think of; comparing the proportions with the careful measurements you’ve taken of your bed frame. If you’re rushed you may not make a thoroughly informed decision.

2.     Take note of what bothers you when you’re trying to sleep, and any consistent aches and pains you may notice when you wake up in the morning. Keep these in mind when looking at different mattress types: for example, there’s a big difference between a firm mattress and a plush one, or a molded one and a box spring.

3.     Be ready to invest. Of course, we advise against buying secondhand mattresses—you don’t always know where it’s been, and if it’s too old it may not deliver all of the benefits that you need. Always do your due diligence and buy a new mattress that you can thoroughly test and research before you buy.

Your sleep is important. For those looking for their best mattress, Chicago-area The RoomPlace locations will be your best bet. Come speak with our experienced, friendly staff and we’ll help you find the mattress of your dreams!

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Make your holiday guests feel right at home in your home

As most of our Chicago and Indianapolis furniture customers probably know, Christmastime creates the busiest travel days of the year (besides the dreaded Thanksgiving Eve). And between holiday parties with extended family, New Year’s celebrations with old friends, and every other shindig you’d expect an invitation to this December, the team at The RoomPlace is gearing up for houses full of festivities, merriment, and of course, plenty of guests.

If you’ve ever shopped at one of our many furniture stores in the Tinley Park, Schaumburg and Merrillville areas, you probably already know that The RoomPlace is dedicated to providing the best furniture and home accents at affordable prices – all with the goal of helping our customers develop their own personal decorating styles. So this holiday season, why not share your flare for interior design with your house guests in the most inviting way possible? Here, The RoomPlace is happy to offer advice on how to create the most welcoming guest rooms to ensure your friends, family and in-laws give only rave reviews about your holiday hospitality.


Step 1: de-clutter your environment

We get it – the holiday season is busy. With all the last-minute shopping, school plays or concerts, and cookie baking you’ve been taking care of lately, it’s easy to let your guest bedroom devolve into a storage room or glorified dumping ground. But you don’t want your guests feeling like they’ve been thrown in with all the other junk that’s at the bottom of your priority list.

So take a few minutes to organize. Don’t panic, we didn’t say “clean”; just move some of those boxes to the basement and make good use of your closet space (but not the one in the guest room!). Your guests will appreciate the effort when they’re not competing with the extra Christmas decorations for a little wiggle room.


Step 2: spoil your weary travelers

It probably goes without saying that you tend to keep your favorite pieces of furniture in the rooms meant for you and your family, while hiding some of those older, well-loved items in the lower-traffic guest room. There’s nothing wrong with making the most of hand-me-downs, but if you’re not willing to part with that brand-new dresser just yet, at least splurge on a high-quality new comforter, classy full-length bedroom mirror, or some plush towels for your guests’ enjoyment. They might not notice the age of the bed frame, but nobody objects to a little pampering when they’re on vacation.

And don’t forget to provide extra amenities, like hangers, aspirin or toothbrushes. We all know how frustrating it is to forget that one essential thing when packing for a trip away.


Step 3: personalize the treatment

The most important rule of thumb when readying your guest room is to remember that decorating any room should really be all about the designer: in this case, you! Don’t be afraid to add a few personal touches of your own, especially anything that enhances the style you’ve chosen to use in your other home decorating endeavors.

If the rest of your house uses the homespun touches of a comfortable country style, try adding floral curtains to the guest room windows or placing a cozy patchwork quilt on the bed. If you lean more towards a tried-and-true traditional style, you might provide a few velvet throw pillows or consider investing in a comfy, trendy velvet armchair for the corner near the reading lamp. Whatever your interior design style, we hope you get the idea – don’t lose it in the guest room just because it sees less action than the living room or kitchen.


During the holidays, just being near your friends and family is what really matters. But putting a dash of extra effort into your guest room this year will show your guests how much you value their time. And besides, it never hurts to eat, drink, and be merry in style!

The team at The RoomPlace wishes all our furniture shoppers from Chicago, Indianapolis, Tinley Park and beyond a very satisfying and safe holiday season.



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New Room Of Dreams Winner! $2,500 in Free Furniture!

Congratulations to Jeff McConnell! He won our $2,500 in Free Furniture Room of Dreams Giveaway. Who couldn't use some Free furniture, right? The next winner could be you!! We will announce a new winner in January for the last 3 months of the year. So it's not to late to enter to win. Share with your friends and family so they can have a chance to win as well.

Winners will be able to use the $2,500 on anything in the store. We have 21 stores to choose from so there will certainly be a furniture showroom close to you. We have modern and traditional bedroom furniture, living room furniture, dining room furniture and kids furniture. Whether you want to update a room, or you moved and added another room, we will have the perfect furniture for your needs. The Roomplace has been offering beautiful furniture at great values to the Chicagoland communities for 100 years. We are your trusted neighborhood furniture stores, hands down…