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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 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

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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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Sleep Tight!: Find the Perfect Sheets for Your Bed

Comfortable Bed Sheets

When you’re deciding the best sheets to buy for your bed, there are many factors to consider, including everything from breathability and comfort to affordability. At The RoomPlace, we understand how important it is to have a good night’s sleep, which is why we carry the following sheets from Bedgear:

Basic Sheets

As far as practicality is concerned, the Bedgear Basic Sheets might be your best bet for new bed sheets. In addition to being wrinkle and stain resistant, our Bedgear Basic Sheets reduce allergens and are perfect for every season. If you’ve had trouble figuring out how to keep fitted sheets from coming off, the Bedgear Basic Sheets come with anchor bands on all four corners, which help ensure a secure fit. These sheets are affordable, practical, and exceptionally soft, and you can choose from three different colors: Sand, Mist, and Frost.

Hyper-Cotton Sheets

Cotton sheets are known for their breathability, and these Hyper-Cotton Performance sheets from Bedgear take breathability to the next level. In addition to fostering fast moisture evaporation and continuous air circulation, Hyper-cotton sheets are made with eco-friendly fibers that are wrinkle, bacteria, and allergen resistant. They also come with fitted sheet straps, which offer a secure grip on all types of mattresses, including power bases. Our Hyper-Cotton sheets come in four color options: Navy, White, Steel Gray, and Champagne.

Dri-Tec Sheets

If staying cool and dry is your top priority, our Bedgear Dri-Tec Performance Sheets are the best breathable sheets you can buy. The special Dri-Tec fabric wicks away heat and moisture, while the Air-Xmesh sidewalls and breathable hems help provide ample air flow, so you’ll experience optimal body temperature regulation throughout the night. The fitted sheets feature a high-stretch Powerband, which serves as a fitted sheet strap to keep your sheets secure, even if you’re someone who moves a lot in their sleep. Our Dri-Tec sheets come in five different color options: White, Steel Gray, Seafoam, Lavender and Champagne.

At The RoomPlace, we’re constantly updating our styles and collections. Visit our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis to see the newest additions or browse online at With our affordable pricing and flexible financing options, you can Get It All at The RoomPlace!

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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 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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Bar Stool Height Guide: Table Vs. Counter Vs. Pub Stools

Finding the perfect bar stools can be tricky. Not only is there color, style, and material to consider, but the right height is critical to a stool that is as functional as it is stylish. Narrowing down the right height for your bar, counter, or table is a great place to start when picking stools.

Start By Measuring

Grab a measuring tape, pencil, and paper. Measure from the floor to the top of the counter or table surface. Write down that number and subtract 10 inches to get the height of the stool you need for that space. A stool in that approximate range will be comfortable for a person of average height.

Remember to also measure the length of the counter to determine the number of stools that can fit in the space. A good rule of thumb is to allow 28 inches for each place setting.


counter stools.jpgCounter stools typically have a seat height of 24 inches and are usually the right size for use at a breakfast bar or kitchen counter. They also work well with dining tables in the 34-39 inch range. You’ll find counter stools with no back, half back and full back options.


bar stoolBar stool height is typically 30 inches to the seat. You may also see these stools referred to as pub stools online. Pub stool height is normally the same, but double check the dimensions before you buy.


table stoolTable stools aren’t sold in a standard height. They are generally sold as part of a dining set, but can be purchased individually. For a standard height table, look for a short stool or bench in the 18-22 inch range.

If you have non-standard height counter or table, an adjustable stool will be your best bet. The seat height on these stools can be adjusted up to 10 inches to perfectly fit your space. At The RoomPlace you’ll find dozens of stools in all sizes and styles. Shop our collection online or visit our showrooms in the Chicago or Indianapolis to find the right one for you.

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Paw-Friendly Decorating: The Best Furniture Options for Pet Owners

Best couch for dog ownersHaving a pet doesn’t mean you have to throw your dream of keeping a stylish home out the window. But, keeping your furry friends confined to the yard or to certain rooms of your home is unrealistic. So, what’s a pet owner to do? With a few smart paw-friendly décor choices, both you and your pet can be happy and comfortable in every room of your home.


Choose a hard surface or pet proof carpet that limits moisture and odor absorption. These carpets are also chemically treated to resist stains, so you don’t have to worry too much about dirty paws. Selecting a carpet color the same shade as your pet’s fur color will help conceal shedding between vacuuming.


Invest in a good set of high-quality cotton sheets that will stand up to frequent washing.

If your pet sleeps in bed with you, consider upgrading to a King size bed; the extra space will allow everyone to get more sleep.


When designing a pet-friendly living room, think about pet hair resistant fabrics and materials. The best couches for dog owners are typically leather or a synthetic fiber like microfiber. Both are resistant to clingy pet hair and is easy to wipe down if hair does build up. Avoid throw pillows and blankets made of chenille, velvet, wool, linen, silk, and tweed, which are difficult to clean and will absorb pet smells.


Even with pet-friendly furniture, the occasional accident can happen. That’s why our PremiumPlus furniture protection plan covers pet stains on fabric or leather. Get the coverage and have peace of mind knowing your couch will be repaired or replaced if it gets accidentally damaged or stained.

For a home you and your pet will love, visit The RoomPlace online or in-store to shop our pet-friendly furniture options. We have stylish contemporary furniture for every room at affordable prices! Get It All at The RoomPlace!

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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 or visit one of our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis to see the hottest trends on display.

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What Is the Best Foundation for a Memory Foam Mattress

Bedroom with Memory Foam Mattress

If you’re considering purchasing a memory foam mattress, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right foundation to maximize comfort and protect your mattress from potential damage. In this post, we’ll be discussing some of the common foundation options and why platform beds remain the best option for those considering memory foam mattresses.

Plywood Frame or Floor Placement

While placing your memory foam mattress on a plywood base or directly onto the floor can provide stability for your mattress, the solid surface can allow a moisture buildup that can eventually lead to mold and mildew, especially if you live in a wet or humid climate.

Box Springs Foundation

While box springs can work as a proper foundation for a memory foam mattress, not every box spring is created equally. Traditional box springs do not necessarily have the center support needed to prevent sagging, bowing, or sinking in your mattress. If you do decide to use a box spring, we recommend opting for one that is specifically designed for memory foam mattresses.

Platform Bed Foundation

The best foundation for a memory foam mattress is a slatted platform bed. These foundations provide the support your mattress needs while also allowing adequate air flow to prevent mold and mildew. You’ll also want to be sure that the slats are close enough together to prevent sagging in the mattress. We recommend the slats be no more than 3” apart to make sure your mattress maintains its integrity.

At The RoomPlace, you’ll find king, queen, full and twin-sized platform beds that can provide optimum support for latex and memory foam mattresses. Visit one of our locations in Chicago or Indianapolis or browse our extensive bedroom furniture collection online.

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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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Recliner vs. Glider for the Nursery

ReclinerDecorating a nursery involves a lot of choices and typically a lot of research. The best crib, the safest mattress, even changing table options – everyone has an opinion. One thing that most experienced parents agree on is the importance of having a comfortable seating option in the nursery for the many late-night feedings ahead. In this blog, we’ll go over the pros and cons of choosing a recliner or glider for the nursery.


A glider is similar to a traditional rocking chair, but is different in the way it moves. Rockers move in an arc motion, while gliders move in a back and forth motion. They are typically only used in nurseries and feature a hardwood construction with a removable cushion. There are also pricier upholstered versions.


  • Smooth gliding motion
  • Removable cushion for easy cleaning
  • Affordable


  • Doesn’t recline
  • Doesn’t swivel
  • Foot rest/ottoman is often an additional cost
  • Usually the back isn’t high enough to rest your head on
  • Can’t be used to sleep in
  • Narrow armrests make nursing/bottle feeding difficult without additional pillows


A recliner is designed with comfort in mind. They come in a variety of styles and fabric options to fit in with almost any décor. Function varies by model, but most offer rocking and swivel motions in addition the recline feature.


  • Very comfortable
  • Can rock or be reclined for sleep
  • Built in footrest
  • Many models swivel, rock, and recline
  • Wide cushioned armrests and lumbar support make it comfortable for nursing
  • Many styles available
  • Can be reused in another room of your home when children outgrow the nursery


  • Can only be spot cleaned
  • Typically more expensive than gliders

We hope the information above has helped you pick a side on the “recliner vs. glider for the nursery” debate. To shop our recliners, browse our complete collection online or test them out in store to find the most comfortable recliner for you at any of our locations in Indiana and Indianapolis.