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.
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…
Our Dark Oak Soho collection brings deep, compelling character to your décor! The dark oak finish is made more rich with the appearance of natural grain veneers, and the smooth, faux leather headboard is generously tufted and padded for a full-bodied effect. Chic hammered silver drawer pulls offer a bit of shimmer, and a wide frame border enhances all the case goods with sleek, picture-perfect appeal. Seven piece package includes complete Queen bed, dresser, mirror, nightstand and chest.
Our Broadway Collection comes in Dark Oak with an Oyster Faux Leather Headboard and matching pieces. Broadway sets the stage for chic, eye-catching style! The arresting combination of dark oak and oyster finishes creates cool drama that's beautifully offset by rich-looking accents, like hammered silver hardware. The smooth, faux leather headboard is generously tufted and padded for a full-bodied effect. A wide frame border enhances all the furniture with sleek, picture-perfect appeal. Seven piece package includes complete Queen bedroom, dresser, mirror, nightstand and chest.
Introducing The Geneva Collection. This set is brings elegance and style to your bedroom. Set comes in a 6 Piece package in either Queen or King. Package contains all pieces of the bed along with Dresser, Mirror and nightstand. We also have a 5 piece set in Queen or King containing all pieces of the bed along with Dresser and Mirror.
Set has a faux leather headboard with sunburst inspired stitching. This bedrooms Gracefully shaped front with crown molding and splayed feet give this set a balanced feel of elegance and charm.
Our Ariana bedroom set brings a big city look to your home. With its dark mocha hue and diamond motif throughout, you will instantly enrich your room with stunning appeal. The striking bar design hardware adds polished luster. The deluxe veneers and double framed drawer fronts gorgeously enhance the confident design.
Take advantage of our Instant Savings sale going on now. The five piece package for this beautiful bedroom furniture includes a complete Queen size bed, dresser and mirror, is on sale for $1199.
Pssst…The Ariana 5 Piece Dining Room Set is also on sale this week.
One of our newest collection, the Rialto combines form and function. The curved base of the bed hints at a feminine styling, while the dark Merlot finish and sharp angles boast a very masculine feel. This new collection is sure to have mass appeal. Not to mention the brushed silver hardware adds a flare of their own. And these drawers are deep…deep enough to accommodate more than one sweater or a single t-shirt like some bedroom furniture.
This week, the Rialto is on sale for $766 for the queen bed, dresser and mirror! Unbelievable savings, unbelievable value, only at The RoomPlace.
Did you know The RoomPlace sells kid’s furniture? Check out the Collin set, perfect for your teenager or pre-teen! Sophisticated styling, without being too grown up. This bed comes as a panel headboard/footboard in twin and full, and you have the option of a trundle bed for the twin! You can get the twin panel bed with trundle for only $549.99! Mattresses are sold separately so you can match your desired comfort level.
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