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Pros & Cons Bistro Table Sets

Pros & Cons: Bistro Tables

The designers atMontibello 3 pc pub The RoomPlace has a soft spot for bistro tables. Elegant, functional, and affordable, they are that “magic solution” for many décor ideas. However, they aren’t for everyone. Take a look at the pros and cons to decide whether a bistro table should be the next addition to your home.

Pro: They’re a chic space saver.

Bistro tables bring flair and function to a room without eating up a lot of space. A bistro table set is a great choice if you live in a cozy apartment or home where you want beautiful style without feeling cramped.

Pro: They are multifunctional. Looking for that perfect place to read or get some work done? Pair it with a book holder or add a Turkish coffee set on top – the bistro table has you covered. If you’re searching for a furniture piece ideal for intimate meals, envision the Montibello Pub Table in your home. Bistro tables are adaptable, with the right additions they can serve multiple needs.

Con: It can only accommodate so many. If you’re planning to invite a dozen guests for dinner, they might not all fit at your bistro table and chairs. While the table provides a space to place dishes or snacks during a larger gathering, it isn’t an ideal seating solution for large parties.

Pro: It’s a decorative accent. High dining tables instantly conjure images of Parisian eateries or urban bistros. It’s a great way to add function and decorative flair to your space. The Irma Table is a perfect example: It can comfortably seat a family of four, but also has that “stop in your tracks” quality.

If you’re in the market for an affordable dining solution, then bistro tables might be the perfect fit for you. Find your match made in heaven at The RoomPlace today!

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Dining Room Tables for Small Spaces

If you’re moving, or currently live in, a small space, you can’t afford to crowd a room with an oversized dining room table. Depending on your design aesthetics, we have a number of great dining sets here at your local Chicago furniture store. Before you buy, take the following advice into consideration:

  • Measure Your Dining Area: Don’t “eyeball” your dining space. When you head into The RoomPlace, you’ll see that we house our furniture in a large building. What might look smaller or larger in our space might look completely different in yours. Don’t risk buying a table that’s simply too big. Before you head in, measure the dimensions of your dining room or breakfast nook. Jot those numbers down on a piece of paper, bring them in, and our friendly furniture experts will do the rest.
  •  Pay Attention to Shape: For smaller spaces, we’d recommend checking out a square or circular table. Rectangular tables are absolutely gorgeous, but they tend be better for homes with more square footage. We currently carry numerous small square or circular tables in wood or metal. If you’re interested in a glass top, we have that too!

Today’s modern designs call for simplicity, openness, and clean lines. Don’t stuff up your dining room with a table that’s simply too large. We have so many dining set options for you to choose from, and we can’t wait to find the right one for you. After all, your dining room is an important part of your home. Get your family and friends around a table that feels like home too. Come on in to your Indianapolis area furniture store, and let us help you re-imagine your space. 

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Give Your Dining Room a Little Pizzazz

Since when did your dining room chairs have to match your table to a tee? If you’ve inherited an antique dining room table or you just want to give your current table a new look, focus on something besides the table itself: it’s time to turn your attention to the chairs.

Fresh looking chairs can bring a tired looking table out of hiding by adding a touch of flair and high-end appeal.

If you’re desperately searching for a furniture outlet near Indianapolis, your search is over. Come into The RoomPlace, your local furniture store, and test out some new chairs. If you’re not sure where to start, consider the below tips before coming in.

  • Bring in pictures of your current table. If you know you want to keep your current dining room table but are in need of some new chairs, bring in a photo of your table, so you can easily compare styles and colors. Doing this will help ensure that you find something you know will look great beside your current piece.
  • Match old with new. Turn your dining room table into a conversation piece by matching its older look with a set of modern and stylish new chairs. Dinner party guests will love your style and beg to know where you purchased such lovely looking chairs and accompanying table.  
  • Pair glass tabletops with either metal or dark wood chairs. Chairs with metal frames look natural against dining room tables with glass tops. If you want a higher-contrast look, consider a chair with dark colored wood for a strong contrast that’s both elegant and unique.

As the old saying goes, never underestimate the power of a new set of dining chairs. Okay, maybe that’s not a saying, but it’s still relevant. Give your dining room or breakfast nook a chic new look with a set of chairs that are worthy of praise and admiration. We’ve got them right here at The RoomPlace.  

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A New Area Rug Can Revolutionize a Room

Ask any interior decorator, and they’ll tell you – there’s nothing quite like an area rug to completely change up the style of a room. Rugs are clever design elements, and though unassuming, really add a splash of intrigue to various spaces in your home. Whether you’re looking for funky, matte, loud, or soft, the color and design elements of an area rug can offer all of these things and more.

If you’re interested in a new area rug from The RoomPlace, but you aren’t quite sure where to put it, consider a few of these locations first:

  • Under your dining room table: Area rugs look fantastic under dining room tables no matter what your table looks like. If you really want to show off your area rug, put it under a glass top dining table, and watch it pop.
  • By large pieces of furniture: An area rug can offset solid colored furniture, especially if you go for one that has strong design elements like bold shapes and color variations. Put these rugs under your coffee table and near your sofa collection for a warm and comforting addition to your space.
  • On hardwood, concrete, tile, and even carpet floors: You don’t want to cover up all of your gorgeous hardwood floors with rugs, but one or two can really standout on a sea of mahogany, oak, or even cherry wood floors. But don’t stop there—area rugs look great on tile floors too, and offer a safe space for your kiddos to sit and play. And yes, you can absolutely use an area rug on carpeted floors to add some transitional colors to a room.

If you need help finding an area rug near Chicago, check out your local affordable furniture store serving Tinley Park.  We can help you find the right rug for you, and offer free advice on where to put it. 

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Introducing the “Yes! You Can” Plan

At The RoomPlace, we don’t think new furniture should be a luxury. Everyone deserves to spruce up their home with a few refined pieces that match their style and taste. That’s why we’ve created the Yes! You Can plan. The Yes! You Can plan makes getting the furniture you love easier and at a price you can live with.

Here’s all you have to do:

  • Pick out a gorgeous piece of furniture (or update an entire room).
  • Put nothing down, and depending on what you choose, payments start as low as $25 a month.
  • Invite friends over and show off your gorgeous new bed, dresser, sofa, or entirely new living room set. The possibilities are endless.

If you’ve been stalking any furniture at our store, we want you to take it off our hands for good. A number of our living room collections are on sale now, so there’s never been a better time to buy. Come in and check out the Room Collections we currently have. Why not try out a gray leather loveseat and sofa pairing? Our gray, leather living room collections have both modern and traditional options to match your style. Pair one of our gray collections with light blue home accents, and you’ll really have something special. With your new living room, you’ll be the envy of all your friends, and you’ll have a lovely space to call your own.

Come on out to your Chicago Lakeview furniture store and ask one of our friendly furniture consultants about the Yes! You Can plan. While you’re here, let us show you our amazing sales and help you pick out the perfect furniture for any room.


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Spice Up Your Kitchen or Dining Room With Pub-Style Furniture

We know, we know. When you see the words ‘pub-style’ you probably think of burgers, fish and chips, and worn vinyl barstools and booth backs. At The RoomPlace, we know that’s hard to get excited about in the context of your lovely home. That’s why we’re happy to report that we have some streamlined, elegant pieces that will completely redefine how you think about ‘pub style’, and which can help mix things up a little if your kitchen is in need of updating.

Pub-style really just refers to higher tabletops and smaller surface areas, perfect for enjoying drinks and small plates—just like you’d see in a bar or lounge. There are two main advantages to choosing a pub-style table and chairs over the more traditional option. The first is that it’s much easier to achieve an urban, casual atmosphere with these pieces. And second, since these tables are counter-height, they’re very easy to use as additional kitchen preparation space. And of course, there’s no better choice for furnishing a home bar!

A personal favorite of ours is the Monticristo three-piece pub set, which ties together materials like marble veneers, faux leather, and sleek black wood to create a sophisticated, urban feel. If you want something a little more minimalist (and shiny), the Anna black five-piece counter height dinette would be an excellent option for you. The Capri five-piece dinette set provides counter-height dining with a few extra places to stash bottles of wine, extra dishes, and more.

Interested in revamping your definition of pub-style? Let us here at The RoomPlace help you explore your options. 

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Thanksgiving Dinner: Do You Need Backup?

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time or have found yourself scrambling to prepare for a larger number of guests this year, chances are you may need a few modifications to your existing dining room set. Luckily, The RoomPlace is here to help, and just in the nick of time before your relatives start arriving.

If you just need more surface area for serving the food, then a small or medium sideboard could do the trick, depending on how much space you’ve got for additions. The clean, simple and versatile Tina dining room sideboard is an excellent choice, with both drawers and shelf space for keeping spare dishes and other extras out of the way. For a little more height and greater storage space, the Nicki Sideboard is an elegant alternative, with the simple appeal of rich woods and shining cabinet knobs.

Of course, one of the most common problems is seating. Even just one surprise guest can throw off your seating arrangements, so if you know ahead of time you’ll have more bodies to seat or just need a few extra dining chairs on standby, you can take care of that at The RoomPlace as well. If you’re anywhere near Chicagoland, dining chairs are never further than a short drive away! Visit one of our many locations to find the chairs that will match (or complement) your current setup.

Of course, if you find yourself in need of a new dining set altogether, then you’d better act fast! We have many beautiful dining sets in different styles to choose from, so browse our website or make your way to the nearest The RoomPlace location you can find. We look forward to helping you enjoy the holidays!

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Getting Ready For the Next Big Food Season: Is Your Dining Room Up For The Challenge?

With temperatures falling, many of us find ourselves trading one ‘big-eating’ season for another: summer barbeques and cookouts move indoors, where we’re a little more restricted by what’s available within the walls of our homes. To fully enjoy the bounty of autumn—the harvest of vegetables and fruits, fresh cider, and fall beers—you need a dining room and a kitchen that can handle both the food and the company.

Well, luckily at The RoomPlace we’ve got plenty of options if you’re looking to upgrade to a bigger or just better dining set. If you want a higher table that will keep level with your countertops (while providing a beautifully unique, polished and earthy look) then the marble-veneered Montibello IV counter-height dining table is a great option. For a lower, more urban-looking and polished sit-down level table, the Ariana table will add a dash of sophistication and elegance—add in handcrafted Ariana side chairs to complete the picture and you’ll have a handsome dining set.

Sometimes, just a dining table and chairs isn’t enough. If you’re entertaining a lot of guests, you’ll need additional storage area that you can call up in a snap. A sideboard is the perfect solution—and also can be a great way to inject a little contrast or personality (not to mention extra storage) into your dining area. You can find looks that range from the elegance of this gorgeous marble-topped Monticristo sideboard to the rustic Irina sideboard.

So are you ready for the influx of food and guests that Fall will bring? If not, it’s time to visit The RoomPlace to find the dining room sets that will be up to the task. Stop by one of our many Chicago-area furniture stores today!

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Congratulations To All Our Marsh Store Winners!

The RoomPlace partnered with one of the best grocery store chains in the country, Marsh Stores. With a rich long history, not unlike The RoomPlace, Marsh Grocery and Pharmacy has been a household name for Indiana and Ohio homes.

The RoomPlace sweepstakes was held at several different Indiana Marsh locations. The Grand Prize package consisted of a 3-piece Monticristo Pub Set and a $200 Marsh Gift Card for one person per location.

And the WINNERS ARE…..

Marsh Store at: 8766 E. 96th Street, Fishers, IN 46037                                      Winner:  Lester R of Indianapolis, IN.

Marsh Store at: 2140 E. 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032                                    Winner:  Jacob H of Carmel, IN.

Marsh Store at: 10679 N. Michigan Road, Zionsville, IN 46077                         Winner:  Jacob C of Whitestown, IN

Marsh Store at: 14450 Mundy Drive, Noblesville, IN 46060                                Winner:  Ivan S of Noblesville, IN

Marsh Store at: 17901 River Ave., Noblesville, IN 46062                                     Winner:  Sandra A of Noblesville, IN

Marsh Store at: 1960 E. Greyhound Pass, Carmel, IN 46032                             Winner:  Jon B of Westfield, IN.


Congratulations to all our winners! Enjoy your RoomPlace furniture and Marsh Gift Card!

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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!