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Beautiful Table Settings and Centerpiece Ideas for Fall

During the dog days of summer, it’s hard to imagine that the air will soon turn crisp and the leaves will change color. Fall is indeed right around the corner, though, and with it, the warm tones of autumn. Since fall is all about the harvest, what better place to incorporate the colors and themes of autumn than at the dining room table? Here are some beautiful table settings and centerpiece ideas to adorn your dining room tables this fall:

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For a rustic, weathered grey dining room table, try a centerpiece like the one featured above that matches the tone of your table. The white pumpkins, hydrangea, antlers, and votive candles give this a modern and sophisticated look.

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If you have a counter-height dining set and a pendant light or chandelier, you need to keep the dining room table decor low profile and simple. A centerpiece like the one featured here uses a large fall candle in a hurricane surrounded by pinecones pairs nicely with a dark espresso dining table, particularly if you place a burlap runner underneath for some contrast.

Concrete Dining Tables

Concrete dining tables are cool and contemporary, so they don’t necessarily lend themselves to the oranges and reds of fall. To warm a concrete dining room table for fall, try a centerpiece like this that incorporates white flowers, white pumpkins, and plenty of greenery. Don’t forget to add white candles for sophistication and warmth.

Glass Tabletop

A circular, glass tabletop is the perfect setting for a large floral bouquet like this one. Use the flowers of fall: dahlias, mums, sunflowers and roses. Either go monochromatic or mix it up with wine-colored roses and greenery.

Oak Dining Tables

Oak dining tables offer the most versatility for the oranges, yellows, reds and browns that dominate the season. Just step outside your door and gather orange and yellow leaves, branches, acorns, and pumpkins. Add candles and voila, you have an easy and beautiful fall centerpiece like the one above.

Contemporary Dining Sets

Contemporary dining sets with black tabletops are the perfect match for one of the season’s hottest colors: gold. Use a centerpiece like this with gilded pumpkins, pinecones, and votive candles for a sparkly, sophisticated look.

Buffets and Sideboards

Don’t forget about your other dining room furniture. Buffets and sideboards are the perfect place to add large-scale and tall centerpieces because they won’t obscure conversation or food-passing. For your buffet or sideboard, fill a large clear vase with branches, large floral bouquets, wheat, or even edibles like the one featured above, which uses cranberries, seeds, and popcorn kernels.

Edible Centerpiece

For a different twist, try filling your buffet with a long edible arrangement like this one made of grapes, gourds, and candles spaced throughout.

Fall truly offers some of the best dining room table decor of the entire year. The RoomPlace offers dining room sets in every style that are affordable and stylish. You can truly Get It All at The RoomPlace! Browse our entire Dining Room furniture selection online at or visit one of our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis for more dining room design inspiration.

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Marble Veneer, Glass or Wood? Breaking Down Dining Room Tables

Every dining room table has a different role. Sometimes they’re the focal point of the home, with friends and family gathering around them every evening meal. Some are reserved only for special occasions and holiday celebrations, and graced with special china and festive centerpieces. Others double as spaces for working.

With options in marble veneer, glass, and wood, no matter your need or preference, you’ll find what you’re looking for at The RoomPlace. We’ll even give you a head start by walking you through the aesthetic and functional differences of the materials.helena-table_v1

Marble: For texture and color.

Our marble veneer dining table sets invite high-end design over for dinner. Swirling colors and thick, solid tops bring a sense of timeless, almost metropolitan appeal to any dining room. Modern frames and chairs create excellent balance, with minimalist lines offsetting the marble’s organic texture.

marissa-room-blackGlass: A clean and contemporary style.

Tempered tops and beveled edges make glass one of the most universally elegant choices for contemporary, chic, or minimalist dining rooms. It pairs well with metal or wood frames of any style, and can easily be dressed up or down for occasions with appropriate color or fabric choices.

regency-dr-new_v1Wood: durable and versatile.

If you’re the traditional, family-style dining room table type, we understand why. Wood stands the test of time and allows for expansion with leaves if you’re hosting a larger than usual gathering. And, with so many design styles, natural colors, and upholstery options to choose from, you really can’t go wrong.

Our knowledgeable customer service representatives would be happy to walk you through our extensive collection of dining room tables. Find a location near you or contact us for more information. We’ll help you Get It All at The RoomPlace. Visit our stores or shop online at

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Our High Demand Furniture Pieces of 2015

The The RoomPlace shoppers have spoken and the results are in: 2015 is all about being bold, elegant, and functional. Explore how our best-selling pieces fit the trends of 2015 for our customers in Chicago and Indianapolis:

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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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How to Create the Perfect Buffet Set Up for Big Dinner Parties

Gearing up for a season of holiday parties? Make sure your dining room is ready to accommodate a bevy of merrymakers and enough dishes to keep them full. To help you get in the spirit stress-free, we’ve compiled a few tips that will get you host-ready in no time.

We love a good magazine-ready spread: dishes filled with colorful and delicious food all arranged expertly on a stylish sideboard or server. While the focus should undoubtedly be on your expert culinary abilities, it can’t hurt to make sure your furniture garners a few compliments as well. Sideboards and servers can make a big difference when it comes to showing off your hard work—they give you extra surface area and lots of valuable storage space below. Giving your wine glasses, dishes, and cutlery a centralized home will make it easier to setup for your party and ease the final cleanup.

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To get the most out of your server, get your dining room setup arranged in host mode. Place your server away from your table and dining chairs to manage the flow of guests. That way, you’ll avoid traffic jams between the people getting their food and those sitting down to dig in.

If you’re a frequent dinner host, then you know all about the extra seating room table leafs can provide. They allow your table to easily expand to accommodate the extra guests at the drop of a hat. An expandable table will also impress your visitors with your thoughtful foresight and your keen eye for design and style. Say goodbye to banishing your guests into another room when you run out of seats!

There’s also an art to what goes on the table. Conserve space and eliminate clutter by placing all of your dishes on the buffet, and encourage guests to serve themselves in a left-to-right direction. Think of your food setup as a journey. Dishes and cutlery should go first, followed by the salad or starter. Next should go the main. End the table with condiments. Place all beverages on side tables away from the buffet so that people aren’t centralized in one place while they’re serving themselves.

With the help of the RoomPlace furniture, a little bit of planning, and a proper setup technique, you can easily cultivate the perfect setting for your next dinner party.

Next up? After-dinner cocktails! Our Indianapolis living room sets will create the ultimate post-dinner atmosphere!

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Buying Guide: Dining Room Sets Logistics from The Room Place

As you look for the perfect dining room set for your home in the Chicago and Indianapolis areas, it’s important to us that you have all your questions answered. Our buying guide can help you through the process. Learn more about online furniture buying, financing, shipping and more below:

Is it better to buy my dining room set in-store or online?
There is no “right” answer – depending upon your needs and purchasing preferences, both have their benefits. If you’d like to see and touch your dining room set before committing to buy, it makes sense to visit a store near you. Our online Room Planner makes it easier than ever to visualize what your space will look like without ever having to leave your home. You can also see the product in store, add it to your online shopping list, and buy it comfortably from your home after.


Help! I’m overwhelmed by options. Where can I get advice?

At the RoomPlace, we believe that purchasing a new dining room set should be a fun process, and never a stressful one. Our dedicated customer service team is here to provide advice and guidance in person, by email, or over the phone (630.783.8000).

I’m on a budget. Can I still find a quality dining room set?

Absolutely. The RoomPlace exists on the philosophy that customers should have access to affordable, beautiful, and high-quality furniture. We’re proud to offer competitive prices, exciting deals, and manageable payment plans. You can put zero down and have up to 5 years to pay for your furniture among other options.


I’ve found the perfect new dining room set. When will it be delivered?

That’s completely up to you. When you purchase furniture from The RoomPlace, we ask you for the best delivery date at checkout. We pride ourselves in getting orders to our customers quickly and seamlessly, and provide tracking information throughout the process.

Will you assemble my new dining room set?

If you opt to get your new set delivered to your home, you can request for our delivery team to set it up for you. If you pick up the furniture yourself from our distribution center, you can assemble your dining room set at home with clear instructions to guide you through the process.

If you still have a questions about your dining room set, we can help. Reach out to the friendly customer service team at The RoomPlace to get guidance on every step of the process. We’re here to help you find the perfect furniture for your home, so please reach out today!

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Chicago Dining Room Sets

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Are you ready to upgrade your dining room set? The RoomPlace makes your dream dining room transformation possible all from our convenient Chicago locations. Get the room you’ve always wanted with our great furniture set deals.

Chicago is the city of great architecture and design, we specialize in bringing that design inside your home through our Chicago dining room sets that are both functional and beautiful. Whether you’re eating breakfast on-the-go or hosting a dinner party with friends, you’ll feel comfortable and stylish at your new dining room table from The RoomPlace.

We offer counter-height designs as well as more traditional table-height chairs. Explore the most durable and luxurious designs without having to sacrifice quality. Settle into the modern, flexible design of the Lauren Collection or make a statement with the ultra-modern sophistication of the Tina Collection. We offer $25 a month financing options made to work with your budget.

Browse The RoomPlace dining room set deals online or drop by one of our showroom locations in Chicago and let us help you find the perfect fit for your space.

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Indianapolis Dining Room Sets

Indianapolis Dining Room Sets

Looking for dining room sets in Indianapolis, IN? You’ll find stunning furniture at fantastic deals at The RoomPlace in our Castleton, Greenwood, and Michigan Road locations. As the top provider of Indianapolis dining room sets, we offer an extensive collection of furniture to choose from. Bring subtle sophistication to your family’s mealtimes with the Dakota 5 Piece Dining Table Set or make your dining room feel like a hip bistro with the Montibello Collection.

If you need a hand finding the perfect dining set for your home, turn to our committed customer service team for guidance. Finding a new dining room set can be challenging financially and aesthetically, which is why our team is available to offer hassle-free advice to find the dining solution that fits your home’s interior and budget.


Drop by a store location near you or browse our clearance to find the best affordable design for your dining room. We have something for all tastes from modern and contemporary to more traditional styles, your dream dining room set is waiting for you. Have it all at The RoomPlace.

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Dining Room Sets for Large Dinner Parties

Dinner for Eight: Maximize Your Dining Room Set for Large Dinner Parties

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Picture this: You’ve been collecting recipes for months in preparation for the perfect dinner party and you can’t wait to wow your friends with your culinary skills. There’s only one problem. You don’t have a place for them to enjoy your delicious meal. Allow the The RoomPlace to supply you with an affordable solution!

Use a sideboard or server to maximize space and give your dining room a touch of classy decor. Store beverages and dishes on an elegant piece like the Montibello Sideboard for convenient access without cluttering your table. Sideboards can be paired with virtually all dining room sets for a trend-proof style that you will be able to rely on for years to come.

If you’re really strapped for space, a stylish bench can be the perfect solution. Two people can fit comfortably on each seat, and when you’re not hosting, you can use it to store your favorite books and magazines. The Broadway Bench is an ideal option for those who love modern design – think of it as a decorative accent and a functional piece.

Why not have it all? Treat your home to a dining room table set for a long future of dinner parties. The RoomPlace provides affordable options that fit in with any decorative style from traditional, modern, or casual furniture. A set complete with matching chairs, such as the Irina, will give your room that polished look for a bustling dinner party or a comfortable family dinner at home.

Whether you’re looking for large dining room sets or simple space solutions, The RoomPlace has the expertise and furniture to make your dream dining room a reality. Check out our room planner for inspiration and scan our current deals. Then start sending out those dinner invitations. We predict a lot of dinner parties are in your future!