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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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Get it All–Outside!

We might be contending with sub-zero temperatures and snow drifts at the moment, but in a few months we’ll be confronted with sunshine and summery weather. At The RoomPlace, we feel like that switch can’t come soon enough. That’s why we’re excited to announce the upcoming springtime launch of our outdoor furniture line. Get ready for summer barbecues and picnics with some of our favorite picks for summer from the comfort of your Chicago home.

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3 Reasons Why You Need an Electric Fireplace In Your Home

The RoomPlace is no stranger to winter. Based in Chicago and Indianapolis, we’ve experienced the beautiful blankets of snow and the frozen fingertips right along with you. Every home – no matter how big or small – needs to be a hub of warmth and comfort when the chill sets in– that’s why an electric fireplace might just be your new best friend.

They’re a Cheap Date
When you’ve lived through a winter in cities like Chicago and Indianapolis, home heating topics are always on your mind. If the memories of heating bills leave you wondering how to save energy in the winter, an electric fireplace holds the answer. You’ll be heating your home effectively for just $0.11 an hour, putting noisier and more expensive alternatives like radiators or forced air to shame.

They Aren’t High Maintenance
Stacking wood for winter might seem quaint when it’s in the pages of a children’s story, but when you’re considering fireplace options for your home, it’s important to think practically. Wood is expensive to purchase, cumbersome to transport, and requires valuable storage space. What’s more, if you live in the heart of Indianapolis or Chicago, wood is also difficult to access. When it burns, wood leaves behind soot that coats the entire fireplace and a thick layer of ash on the floor.

An electric fireplace, on the other hand, requires no cleanup and no raw materials to stoke the flames. You’ll never have to clean up after it, so your only job is to enjoy the comfortable warmth and relaxed ambiance it generates.

They Put Safety (and Health) First
Unlike their traditional counterparts, electric fireplaces release no smoke, emissions, or pollutants. There’s no open flame to keep young children or curious pets from, and there’s no gas line. You can emulate traditional styles or enjoy a modern and space efficient electric fireplace TV stand without ever worrying about the risks. It’s a benefits-only addition to your household.

This winter, escape the cold with your new best friend. The RoomPlace promises that it’s an asset that will never let you down… Even when the weather does!

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2015 Big Game Ready Living Room Tips | The RoomPlace Chicago & Indianapolis

Whoever said you had to choose between having an organized, comfortable living room and a wide open space to host your next Super Bowl party definitely hasn’t met the creative minds at The RoomPlace or any of our determined Chicago and Indianapolis customers. If you’re gearing up to entertain 10 or more of your closest friends on February 1, we have a few tips to impart on how to get your living room Super Bowl ready.

De-clutter if you are short on time to clean

Let’s face it—not all of us have enough time to give our living spaces the deep clean we’d like. If you’re short on time before guests arrive, a simple de-clutter can do wonders to open up your room and get it comfortable enough for eager sports fans.

Reposition your sectional couch

Thankfully, unless you’ve bolted your furniture to the floor, couches are easy enough to move around. Sit in every seat of your sectional—can you still see the TV? Is there a lamp in the way? If you’re having trouble seeing the screen from any spot on your sectional, reposition it until you’re able to get the full viewing experience.

Divide and conquer

If your living space just doesn’t allow for the number of guests you’d like to invite, consider opening up another room of your home for viewership. Splitting up your guests between rooms will make for a unique experience for everyone—especially if you have a few Seattle fans sprinkled in with your New England fans.

Win Free Furniture or Free TV from The RoomPlace

When’s the last time you bought something that will last you for years? The Super Bowl is an excellent reason to invest in your next sofa, recliner or bring it all together with a new living room set.

Stop in and see us between 1/20 and 2/2 for your chance to win a free HDTV or free furniture. The more you spend, the bigger your free TV will be! Spending $2,000 on a single furniture item will award you a 42” HDTV whereas spending $5,000 or more on a single item will earn you a free 55” HDTV.

If a free TV isn’t your thing, that’s ok—we’ve got an alternative offer. As with the TV, the more you spend, the more you’ll save. Spending $5,000 or more on a single item will earn you $1,000 in free furniture!

Come in and see us today to take advantage of this special offer!

 

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Man Cave Makeover

Man Cave Makeover:
Recliners, Tables, and More for the Best Place to Watch the Game

Sports fans across the country can rejoice: NFL and College Football seasons are officially in full swing, and the NBA is close behind. But is your home ready to host the afternoons and evenings of viewing and fandom ahead? Let’s create the perfect room with nothing but man cave ideas in mind:

Let Leather Set the Mood (And Sneak in Some Special Features!)

Have you ever accidentally knocked over a drippy plate of spinach and avocado dip when you stood up to cheer for an amazing play? If you’re anything like us, a couch that doesn’t stain easily due to wild displays of enthusiasm is what you need. Leather is one of the best kinds couch materials for those of us prone to spills since cleanup is so fast: a little soapy water, a nice soft rag and you’re back in the game. As an added bonus, dark leather hides its age by masking everyday stains.

Even better is that leather offers sneaky ways to integrate ingenious features without sacrificing great design. Take our Electra for example. It has LED lights to guide you when the lights are dimmed—how cool is that? The Electra also has drink holders, console storage space, and full reclining capabilities for when you just have to kick back.

Electra Dual Reclining Sofa

Speaking of Reclining Capabilities: Meet the Modern Recliner

Your favorite man cave chair should be one that can practically mold itself to your form. It needs to be comfortable, reliable and durable—just like you. Revitalize an old living room standby and take a spin in a recliner chair. Going with our leather theme, leather recliners are near perfect for everything from leaning back during the commercial breaks to sitting at the edge of your seat during a nail-biting play. Even when your favorite team isn’t in season, this is a man cave chair that will get a lot of use for movie watching, reading and perhaps even a Sunday snooze.

Get At-Your-Fingertips Access

Don’t ruin your man cave experience by forgetting details. Invest in an modern, no frills sofa table to store your stuff. Nachos, remotes, and magazines don’t have to live on the floor or squished and lost in your couch cushions. You can have them all in reach with a no-fuss table.

Give Your Entertainment System a Home

Then show some love to the entertainment system that enables you to watch your team dominate the competition from the comfort of your decked out man cave Use our Room Planner to explore what furniture makes the most sense for your space, be it a compact tv stand or an impressive wall unit.

Reston Wall Unit

If you need some inspiration for your man cave makeover, the design team at the RoomPlace can help. Browse our online catalog and visit us today create your dream entertainment space at an affordable price.

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Buying Guide: Entertainment Center & Furniture

Take the headache out of the purchasing HDTVs, wall units, TV stands, fire places, and other home entertainment pieces by using this Buying Guide to help you navigate your way that dream set up.

Plan to Perfection: Unsure whether a wall unit or a TV stand would make the most sense in your space? Our Room Planner can help. Use this tool to conceptualize how your new furniture will look in your space to find the right fit. TV stands help cut the clutter by providing storage; they’re also enjoyable to look at – even when the TV is off. Entertainment stands on the other hand can completely revamp you living room and serve as the focal point where you can display unique art pieces, family pictures, and more!

Affordable Options: Check out our deal flyer to learn more about our current promotions in Chicago, Indianapolis, Lombard, and surrounding areas. Take advantage of our flexible financing options to get that dream entertainment furniture without delay. Chose from 6-60 month financing with typically no money down. The RoomPlace card makes affording your new furniture possible!

Somerset Wall Unit

Come to Us or Let Us Come to You: Offering 22 store locations in Illinois and Indiana, you’re never far from The RoomPlace. But if you don’t want to leave the comforts of home, our online store provides the tools and information you need to find the perfect entertainment furniture. Can’t find the answer online? Give our customer service hot line a call 630.783.8000.

 

Sizing Solutions: Eliminate the guessing game and get the exact measurements of your entertainment furniture upfront. Each product comes with a handy “dimensions” tab so that you can understand exactly how your new addition will fit into your space.

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Remember, the customer service team at The RoomPlace is always available to lend a helping hand. Get in touch with us today! We’re here to help!

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Entertainment System Furniture

4 Best Ways to Configure Your New Entertainment System

If you’re looking to introduce fresh organizational flair or simply upgrade your outdated entertainment system, we can lend a hand. And with the mindset that Labor Day sales should last all year long, you’re guaranteed to find a fantastic solution at a great price.

Wall units are a space-saving solution for rooms which require a bit of creative problem solving. If you have limited floor space, add wide, vertical pieces such as the Somerset. The drawers provide organizational structure as well as ample storage space. Use the shelves as an opportunity to tie in color while staying organized. Colorful baskets will pop against the dark veneer of the Somerset.

Franklin TV stand

A low TV stand is a simple, elegant solution for style hunters on a budget. If you’re tight on space, a compact unit like the Franklin won’t overwhelm your small living room. A short TV stand provides stylish space while showcasing your decorative side. In smaller spaces, clutter piles up quickly. Use simple and classy white woven boxed on your bottom self to house all of your miscellaneous items.

Not every entertainment center needs to live in the living room. Adding a traditional piece like the Lakeshore will bring a touch of classic elegance. With enough space for a modestly sized DVD player, this media chest also provides multiple drawers for additional storage.

If you’re looking for a complete entertainment system makeover, a media console like the Regency is a sophisticated choice. These types of entertainment centers have a space for everything from your DVD player to your gaming console. As a statement piece, the Regency gives an old-world air to your modern living room. The windowed shelves also allow you display precious breakable items.

If you need more advice on what TV entertainment furniture best suits your needs, the designers at The RoomPlace can help! Get in touch today to find home solutions tailored to your taste.

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How to Furnish a Large Living Room

The RoomPlace Furniture Store’s Six Tips for Organizing Large Living Rooms

Break out your measuring tape and leveler: it’s time to create the perfect living room without the clutter.

Choose Your Style (And Stick With It!)

Wondering how to furnish a large living room so that it looks showroom-ready? Let a living room set do the work. Getting all of the pieces for your living room set at the same time will save you time tracking down the perfect matching pieces.

If you like classic lines and the feel of sophisticated leather, the traditional Dale will appeal to your sense of elegance. Living room sets with a sofa and love seat placed a few feet from the walls create a cozy conversation area. Point your sofas towards the focal point of your room (TV, fireplace, large window) for extra flow.

Personalize

Most successful living room design ideas incorporate personal touches. Take the opportunity to display some of the souvenirs from your travels on wall-mounted shelves. Oversized books, vintage perfume bottles, or framed art also punch up the style in large living rooms with wall space to spare.Bronze

Invest in Sophisticated Shelving

Storage is a must-have item for any large space. Storing books and artwork on a shelving unit maximizes space by not only freeing floor space, but also by creating visual interest.

Create a Color Point

Pick one aspect of your living room to serve as the star of the show. Pops of color will centralize the focus of your living space. Decorative pillows or colorful throws are both good options for achieving a color point.

Organize Your Entertainment System

Create a place for all of your electronics with an entertainment system. Entertainment systems provide a spot for all of your media needs while giving you additional storage.

Break up the Room

Break up your living space by adding a sofa table. Sofa tables provide a barrier between the living room and other aspects of your home without having to add a wall.

With these organization tips from The RoomPlace, you can create a functional and beautiful home. View our online catalog or stop in today to chat with our knowledgeable staff and see how we can take your large living room from drab to fab.

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Entertainment System Furniture

4 Best Ways to Configure Your New Entertainment System

Franklin tv stand

If you’re looking to introduce fresh organizational flair or simply upgrade your outdated entertainment system, we can lend a hand. And with the mindset that Labor Day sales should last all year long, you’re guaranteed to find a fantastic solution at a great price.

Wall units are a space-saving solution for rooms which require a bit of creative problem solving. If you have limited floor space, add wide, vertical pieces such as the Somerset. The drawers provide organizational structure as well as ample storage space. Use the shelves as an opportunity to tie in color while staying organized. Colorful baskets will pop against the dark veneer of the Somerset.

A low TV stand is a simple, elegant solution for style hunters on a budget. If you’re tight on space, a compact unit like the Franklin won’t overwhelm your small living room. A short TV stand provides stylish space while showcasing your decorative side. In smaller spaces, clutter piles up quickly. Use simple and classy white woven boxed on your bottom self to house all of your miscellaneous items.

Not every entertainment center needs to live in the living room. Adding a traditional piece like the Lakeshore will bring a touch of classic elegance. With enough space for a modestly sized DVD player, this media chest also provides multiple drawers for additional storage.

If you’re looking for a complete entertainment system makeover, a media console like the Regency is a sophisticated choice. These types of entertainment centers have a space for everything from your DVD player to your gaming console. As a statement piece, the Regency gives an old-world air to your modern living room. The windowed shelves also allow you display precious breakable items.

If you need more advice on what TV entertainment furniture best suits your needs, the designers at The RoomPlace can help! Get in touch today to find home solutions tailored to your taste.

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A New TV Stand for Your Flat Screen

More and more people are investing in new TV stands for their large, flat screen televisions. While some choose to hang their TVs on a living room or bedroom wall, this practice can end in some unexpected costs. For instance, to hide the wires, you’ll often have to cut into the wall behind your TV, and if you don’t want to leave a large hole, you’ll need to have a professional handle the job. If you choose not to hide the wires, you might find that they become a pretty terrible eyesore overtime.

All things considered, one of your best plans of action is to simply purchase a beautiful new TV stand from The RoomPlace that can do the job for you. A TV stand is a great way to store your electronics, and they generally have holes in the back that make running (and concealing) the wires to an outlet easy. In our current inventory, we have both contemporary and traditional TV stands available in either wood or metal. Plus, did you know you could find a TV stand with a built-in electronic fireplace? Depending on the size of your current television and the various electronics you need to store nearby, we’re sure we have a beautiful piece of furniture that can do the job.

So next time you’re nearby and looking for a TV stand at your Indianapolis area furniture dealer, drop in today to see our inventory. We carry a vast selection of furniture in Chicago, like bedroom sets, sofas, dining tables, TV stands, and more. Be sure to check out our current sales and discuss furniture options with one of our sales reps. We’re looking forward to working with you!