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Rethink Your Dining Room Set

Dining Table SeatingIf your last dinner party had you bemoaning your lack of seating and congested pathways, you might want to rethink your dining room set. Benches are a relatively new player to the dining room seating scene, and they are quickly winning people over with their versatility and modern feel. A dining bench offers a number of benefits:

1. It frees up space.

If you have a tight dining room or small eating nook, a bench can provide extra space and better flow for high-traffic areas. You can scoot a bench all the way under the table when not in use as opposed to bulky chairs that still create obstacles when pushed in.

2. It offers you more dining table seating.

For large family get-togethers, you want to get as many people around the table as possible. Benches typically offer more seating space, particularly for young kids. The Lorient Bench is 61 inches long, offering plenty of room for a crew of cousins at Thanksgiving dinner. The Lorient features natural, weathered detailing, with sandblasted edges for a modern hand-hewn look.

3. It brings new life to a traditional dining room set.

A bench provides a dining room with a more eclectic feel. Even traditional dining room sets can incorporate a bench. Consider this Everest Beige Bench. Its tufted linen seat top provides a traditional feel, not to mention extra comfort. With its understated elegance it can be moved in front of the fireplace when guests come over.

The RoomPlace offers a variety of dining room seating options, including dining benches, in a range of colors and styles. At The RoomPlace, you can Get It All: fashionable, functional furniture at an affordable price. Come visit our Chicago furniture store to see for yourself how a bench can revitalize a dining room. You can also visit us online for our frequent Web specials on dining sets.

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7 Things You Need to Consider When Buying a New Dining Room Set

charlotte-brown-room_v1In many ways, a dining room table is the heart of a home. Friends and family gather around it to celebrate holidays or just commune over a meal. That’s why a dining room table set is an important purchase, but with so many different shapes, sizes, and styles on the market, it can be a bit overwhelming to choose the right one. Here are 7 things to consider when buying a new dining room set:

  1. Table shape – To determine the best shape for your space, consider the shape and size of the dining room.Round and oval tables tend to be better for smaller spaces, simply because there are no sharp corners to contend with. Even better, a round table with a pedestal base offers more leg room. Rectangular tables are more traditional and fit well into a long narrow room. Square tables are also good in long, narrow rooms, but if the square table is too large, dining companions can feel far away.
  2. Table height – Dining room tables come in different heights: standard (30″), counter (36″) and pub (36-42″). Consider the height of the people using the dining room table. Standard is better for children, while a counter height dinette might be more comfortable for adults. Pub height offers a more casual feel but might be difficult for smaller people to get in and out of.
  3. Material – There are many directions you can go with a dining room set: traditional dark wood, a weathered rustic look, or glass and metal for a more contemporary design. If your dining room is a contained space, you can go any direction. However, a dining room table that sits in an open space should match the style of its surroundings.
  4. Seating numbers – How many people do you typically have around your dining room table? A 7 piece dining set is typical: 6 chairs, plus a table. If you have a small household but frequently entertain, an extendable dining table offers flexibility while saving space.
  5. Seating style – Do you prefer the clean lines of wooden dining chairs? Or do you like the look of a plush upholstered dining room chair at the head of the table? Many dining room sets now offer bench seating, which is a good way to save on space. You can typically seat more people on a bench, as well, particularly children.
  6. Room size – You want a table big enough for your guests, but you should also consider how easy it is for diners to maneuver around the space. A clearance of 42-48″ between the table and walls (or buffet, china cabinet, or other furniture) is ideal.
  7. Complementary furniture – Another thing to consider when choosing a dining room set is the other furniture in the room. Do you have a china cabinet or buffet? Your dining room table should complement that furniture in style and dimensions. Before you buy a dining room set, use tape or a bed sheet to give yourself an idea of the layout of a dining room with all of its contents. You can use this to ensure there is adequate space to move around the dining room table and any additional dining room furniture you may have.

At The RoomPlace, we know that choosing the right dining room set can be overwhelming. With so many shapes, styles, heights, and seating options to choose from, it is still difficult even when you have narrowed down your requirements. Browse our complete collection online at www.TheRoomPlace.com or come visit one of our Indianapolis furniture stores, where we set up complete dining rooms, so you can see for yourself how a dining room set will look in a space. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook for design inspiration and deals on dining room sets. You can Get It All at The RoomPlace: a stylish, durable dining room set at an affordable price.

 

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 www.theroomplace.com 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 www.theroomplace.com

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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.

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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.

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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

Chicago Dining Room Sets at The RoomPlace

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.