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Give Your Home a Cabin-Like Feel with Rustic Furnishings

Whether you’re planning on entertaining guests or hunkering down for the winter, if you love the great outdoors, you’ll love these rustic furniture and décor ideas to make your home feel just like a cabin oasis in the woods.

Rustic Bedroom Sets

You spend up to a third of your life sleeping. Get back to nature with these rustic-style bedroom sets from The RoomPlace:

Montana Queen Bedroom Set

The Montana bedroom collection combines a rustic wood finish with a more modern design, so you’ll find clean profiles and casual design elements paired with solid pine planks for an outdoorsy, natural feel.

Urbana King Bedroom Set

The Urbana Bedroom Collection combines contemporary design with a rustic Oak grain finish, which perfectly accentuates the open slate headboard construction and recessed side panels.

Rustic Living Room & Dining Room Pieces

These living room and dining room furniture pieces will give your house that perfect rustic charm, regardless of where you live:

Sierra Entertainment Wall TV Stand

Designed using New Zealand Pine solids and a tobacco finish, this distressed design offers a perfect combination of hidden storage and open space to display rustic accent pieces.

Bagley Nesting Table Set

These versatile nesting tables are a great rustic accent for your living room. You’ll love the reclaimed style of the wood table top paired with the contrasting black finish.

Highland Dinette

With its smoky walnut finish, this Highland Dining Collection offers a natural rustic look contrasted with beautiful ladder back chairs and cream upholstered seats.

 

Shop our complete collection of bedroom, dining room, and living room furniture online at www.theroomplace.com. If you’re still not sure which rustic furniture set is right for you, visit any of our showroom locations in Indiana and Illinois to see our home furnishings in person.

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Ideas for Decorating with Mirrored Furniture

If you keep up with the trends, you may have noticed that mirrored furniture is all the rage this year, and once you look through our mirrored furniture, we think you’ll realize why. Not only do mirrors fulfill a very practical function, but they also add depth to any room, so that your rooms will feel more spacious and open

Wall Mirrors

One easy way to decorate with mirrors is by hanging wall mirrors throughout your house. These three wall mirrors offer their own sense of style, which can help tie together any room. You can even get creative by doubling the mirrors for added fun.

Burst 5 Pc. Wall Mirrors

 Decorating Mirrors

Landon Wall Mirror

Wall Mirror Decoration

Bridgewater Scroll Mirror

Wall Mirror Decoration

Furniture With Mirror Attachments

When decorating bedrooms and bathrooms, there are plenty of furniture options that come with mirror attachments. Here are some of our favorite mirrored dressers and vanities that feature stylish accent mirrors:

Melrose Plaza 3 Pc. Vanity Set

Napa Dresser With Mirror

Verona Drawer Chests With Mirror

 

Mirrored Furniture

If you’re looking to really elevate your style, you’ll want to check out these mirrored furniture options, including mirrored coffee tables, side tables, accent tables, chests, and curio cabinets. These pieces are sure to inspire!

Raven Mirrored Pedestal Table

Lettice Black Accent Chest

Marquis Mirrored Curio Cabinet

Whether you’re looking to add a little life to an old room or complete a full-on redesign, there are plenty of ways to use mirrored furniture to create a classy, open feel to any room of the house. Our furniture collection is always changing, so be sure to keep up-to-date on our complete collection online, or visit any of our 25 store locations in Indiana or Illinois to chat with our team about your space for more personalized design tips.

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What Rug Material is Right For You?

colorful wool rugWant to create a space that looks like it was decorated by a pro? Anchor the room with a great rug! Whether you’re using a rug to provide a pop of color or to create a defined area in a multi-purpose room, a rug can make a big difference in the overall feel of your space.

In addition to color and pattern, rug material should impact your purchase decision. Different rug materials offer a variety of pros and cons. Let’s go over some of the more popular rug material options.

Wool Rugs

Wool rugs are both soft and durable. They are long lasting and will look great for years even in the high traffic areas of your home. The material is naturally stain resistant.

Avoid placing wool rugs in basements or any room in your home that gets damp because they will absorb moisture. You should also avoid placing wool rugs in spaces that get a lot of direct sunlight because wool rugs will fade over time.

Wool rugs can be pricey but are a great value when you think of how long you’ll have them.

Cotton Rugs

If you’re looking to add a rug to your kitchen, dining room, or kid’s room, a cotton rug is the best choice. A small cotton rug can be thrown right into the washing machine so you won’t have to worry about food stains or dirt.
Cotton rugs are affordable and are a great choice for families with kids.

Natural Fiber Rugs

Natural fiber rug materials like Jute, Sisal, or Seagrass are great options for high traffic areas of your home. These rugs are usually available in neutral, earthy colors which makes they fit well in almost any décor scheme. These braided or woven rugs can be layered with a cotton or synthetic rug on top for a softer feel.
Natural fiber rugs are an affordable option but can be difficult to clean.

Synthetic Rugs

Synthetic is the most affordable of material choices when it comes to rugs, but that’s not the only benefit. If you are looking for a rug material that doesn’t shed, a synthetic flat weave rug is the best choice. Synthetic rugs are chemically treated to repel stains and water, so you can put them in the toughest areas of your home from the mudroom to the back patio.

Shop our complete collection of rugs online at www.theroomplace.com. Or, if you’re still not sure which rug material is right for your space, visit any of our showroom locations in Indiana and Illinois to see our area rugs in person.

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How to Create Storage in a Small Apartment

If you live in a small apartment, you know how difficult it can be to maintain a clean and uncluttered space with limited storage options. Multi-functional furniture is your friend in this scenario. Look for pieces that can serve more than one purpose or make good use of normally unused space.

Check out some of our designers’ favorite storage ideas for small spaces:

UNDER BED STORAGE

storage ideas for small spacesThe space under beds is often just a place for dust bunnies to hide. Our number one small space storage hack is to look for a bed frame with under bed storage drawers. In small bedrooms with limited space for dressers, under bed storage can be a life changer. Whether you use them to store your off-season clothes, additional bedding, or towels, under bed storage can make a big difference in your overall storage capacity.

OVER-THE-TOILET SPACE SAVER

over the toilet cabinetIf you have a pedestal sink or a small under sink cabinet, keeping the bathroom clean and uncluttered can be near impossible. An over-the-toilet cabinet makes great use of an underused space and will help keep your beauty products, hair styling tools, and cleaning supplies off the counter.

STORAGE OTTOMAN

storage ottoman.jpgStorage ottomans are a must for small living rooms. In addition to looking great, these versatile ottomans can be used as a footrest or additional seating option and they hold a surprising amount of stuff. Remember to think about scale when choosing storage furniture for small spaces. It can be tempting to grab the biggest storage ottoman you can find but it should look balanced with the size of the room and your other furniture.

At The RoomPlace, you’ll find great space-saving storage solutions for small apartments. Browse our storage furniture online or at any of our showroom locations in Indiana and Illinois and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for even more design advice for small spaces.

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How to Make a Small Kitchen More Functional

For many, the kitchen is the most important room of the house and while a small kitchen can limit functionality, it doesn’t have to. Here are some tips for taking advantage of limited space in your kitchen:

Organize With Functionality In Mind

While this may seem obvious, prioritizing functionality when making kitchen organization decisions can make a huge difference in the way the space is used. Avoid putting small appliances in places where they may get in the way of food prep and be sure to keep space between items that might need to be used at the same time by different people.

Choose Kitchen Furniture That Complements the Space

Limited counter space can be a huge problem in small kitchens. By using different types of kitchen carts, you can maximize work space and keep your kitchen as functional as possible. Whether you choose a small kitchen cart with wheels or a 3-tier kitchen cart with multiple levels of organization, kitchen carts are a great way to utilize small spaces without losing functionality.

Portable carts

The RoomPlace has a variety of portable kitchen carts that can help keep your kitchen organized. Choose from options with counter space, cabinets, drawers, baskets or some combination of the three.

Bruce Gray Kitchen Cart

Alix Natural Kitchen Island

Vista Server Cart

 Baker’s Rack

If you’re looking for stationary kitchen furniture, a baker’s rack can provide the additional surface you need while providing storage space for everything from kitchen decorations to wine glasses and wine bottles.

Brookside Baker’s Rack

Marsala Baker’s Rack

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the latest looks, with great deals on furniture and accessories for every room in your home, you can Get It All at The RoomPlace! Shop for kitchen furniture pieces and more online at www.theroomplace.com or visit one of our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis to see the hottest trends on display.

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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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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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Designing Your Room Around a Statement Piece

statementHave you found an accent piece you absolutely love, but you aren’t sure it will work with your existing furniture? Or, do you already have a statement piece, but want to replace the rest of your living room furniture? Designing a room around a statement piece can be intimidating if you aren’t a professional decorator, but don’t worry we can help.

We’ve put together some foolproof tips from our interior design experts that will help you conquer your statement piece fears.

1. One per room – Flip through any home décor magazine. What do you notice? Every spread has a statement piece that commands attention. Whether it’s an accent chair, a rug that pops, or a brightly colored bookcase, one piece in every room should be the star.

2. Choose a shade – If your statement piece features a pattern with multiple colors, consider picking one of the colors to use elsewhere in the room. One interior design idea for the living room, for example, would be to pick a color in your statement piece and mirror that color with an accent pillow for the couch or hang art that features that color.

3. Pick an era – Consider choosing pieces from the same style era. Sticking with furniture designed after a certain time period will help your room feel cohesive and intentional even though the piece may not match in color or pattern.

Using a statement piece doesn’t have to be scary. We hope these home décor ideas will help you decorate with confidence. Browse our accent pieces online or visit any of our store locations to see how our designers make it work. For complete furniture sets, accent pieces, and more, you can Get It All at The RoomPlace!

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3 Vintage Furniture Trends We’re Loving Right Now

The saying goes, “everything old is new again,” and that’s certainly true when it comes to fashion and home décor. Year after year, we see vintage furniture trends from decades’ past come back in style in a big way. Let’s take a look at some of the 2017 furniture trends and talk about how you can get the look whether you’re buying vintage furniture or new furniture inspired by classic looks.

Newcastle Sofa1) Plush Sofas

Modern minimalism has taken a backseat to plush, luxurious sofas yet again. The Chesterfield 18th century classic sofa with overstuffed cushions and deep button tufting is gracing furniture showrooms across the country. Our Newcastle Platinum Sofa is a modern take on the classic design with button tufting along the inside of the arms and nail head detailing.

Olson accent chair

2) Mid-Century Modern Accent Chairs

The mid-century modern vintage furniture look of the forties and fifties became very popular again when Mad Men, a hit AMC television show, first aired in 2007 and since then has remained a favorite among designers. Wood details, clean lines and neutral colors make these pieces fit well in most homes even if they are a stand-alone accent. Our Olson Accent Chair is a great example of this classic look!

Ashburn Oak Dining Set

3) Oak Furniture

Furniture makers in the Arts & Crafts period of the late 1800s to early 1900s, most often used Oak as their wood of choice. These pieces were often lightly varnished or stained to allow the natural beauty of the wood to shine. Oak pieces are in again, especially in the dining room. Our Ashburn Oak Dining Set has that old world feel with a modern twist.

Shop our vintage modern furniture right here in Chicago or at any of our 25 store locations in Indiana and Illinois. You can also shop our complete collection of furniture online at www.theroomplace.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more style inspiration and tips!

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How to Choose the Perfect Rug for Any Space

Choosing an area rug can be a bit daunting. Not only do you need to select a color and style that go with your existing décor, but you also need to select the right size and placement based on the size of the room and the layout of your furniture. To help, one of our designers has put together a few foolproof tips that will help you choose the perfect area rug for any room in your home.

In the Dining Room

dining room area rug.jpgIf you are looking for an area rug for under your dining table, there are a few important factors to consider. First, your rug should be the same shape as your table. If your table is round, narrow your search to round rugs. If your table is rectangular, you should be looking at rectangular rugs.

Another important note to consider especially for the dining room is that your rug should be large enough that even when chairs are pushed back from the table, all chair legs remain on the rug. We recommend measuring the table top and then adding a minimum of 24 inches to each side to determine the rug size you need. If the room size allows, 36 inches of clearance on each side of the table is ideal for an area rug under a dining table.

In the Living Roomliving room area rugThe best size area rug for the living room will depend a number of variables. Do you have a large open concept living room with your furniture floating in the center? Getting a rug that is large enough to fit all of the furniture comfortably will help define the space.

For a small living room with furniture against the walls, consider a rug that is just large enough for the front legs of your furniture to sit on the rug. Allowing the floor to show around the edge of the room will make the room feel more spacious. Remember that consistency is key to furniture placement on an area rug. All furniture on the perimeter should have the same number of legs on the rug.

In the Bedroomblack bedroom set

An area rug in the bedroom is most commonly placed under 2/3rds of the bed. It should extend approximately 36 inches from the foot of the bed and each side. For a king bedroom set, that typically means a 9’ x 12’ area rug. For a queen bedroom set, an 8’ x 10 rug will be the right size.

Another option for the bedroom is to choose matching runners for either side of the bed.

We hope these tips have you feeling confident about buying the best area rug for your space. You can shop our complete collection of area rugs online at www.theroomplace.com or visit any of our store locations in Chicago or Indianapolis to chat with our team about your space for even more design tips.