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A Guide to Childproofing Your Home

TV standWhether your little one is about to crawl or your friend’s kid is visiting for the holidays, there are simple things that you can do to make your home safer for children. The four childproofing tips below are easy and affordable changes that will give you some peace of mind.

Anchoring Furniture
One child safety area many homeowners overlook is anchoring furniture, particularly TVs. Often, people set TVs on top of their dressers or media stands, and children climbing the furniture can easily tip over the TV or the entire piece of furniture. TVs can be mounted to the wall and large furniture can be secured to the wall with furniture straps or screwed directly to the wall studs.

Installing Safety Gates

If you have stairs in your home, it’s best to install safety gates at both the top and bottom of the staircase to prevent a curious toddler from taking a tumble. Pressure gates are less secure than using hardware to mount gate to the wall.

Locking Cabinets

The chemicals stored in the kitchen and bathrooms of your home can be very dangerous if a child gets their hands on them. Remember to put household products and medicines out of reach or in a locked cabinet after use. Cabinet safety latches are very affordable and easy to install.

Cover Outlets

Outlets left uncovered can be a dangerous electrocution hazard for young children. Plastic covers come in multi-packs for only a few dollars and will prevent little fingers from finding their way into trouble.

With a few small changes, you can have peace of mind knowing that your home is safe. The RoomPlace offers TV stands, entertainment center wall units, dressers and chests for kids that can easily be anchored with furniture straps. Visit our showrooms in the Chicago and Indianapolis areas for more safety tips and design inspiration. Whatever your style and budget needs, you can truly Get It All at The RoomPlace.

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The 3 Best Couches When You Have Pets

For those of us who own pets, it’s impossible to imagine life without them. Pet owners would do anything to keep their four-legged family members healthy and happy, including letting them hang out on the sofa. Fortunately, there are pet-friendly furniture options that hide pet hair and are easy to clean. Take a look at our three favorites below.carly sectional

The Carly Set Makes Removing Pet Hair a Breeze

There’s a lot to love about this Carly 3-piece sectional. Aside from being stylish, the microfiber cover is a great option for pet owners. Removing hair from synthetic fabrics is as simple as running the vacuum over the fabric or using a lint roller. You can also wipe it down with a wet cloth to easily remove any dirt.

Another plus, the tight weave of the microfiber makes it one of the best at standing up to cat claws. You and your furry best friend will love this super comfy and easy to clean sectional.

The Dale Couch Hides Pet Hairdale sofa

This Dale Sofa is absolutely gorgeous. It achieves a traditional look thanks to a blend of leather and luxurious chenille fabric. The wood carved panels supporting each rolled arm really complete this opulent piece.

You’ll also notice its beautiful fabric pattern. If you can’t commit to vacuuming the sofa regularly and want an option that’s low maintenance, this sofa is the one for you and your furry friend. The fabric pattern does a great job of camouflaging pet hair so it’s not a noticeable eyesore to your guests.

The Maverick Is Easy to Wipe Down and Resists Odormaverick sofa

Speaking of leather, the Maverick Black 3 Pc. Power Living Room is another great option for pet owners. While your pup may not appreciate the reclining seats, you certainly will. Keeping the Maverick clean is a simple as wiping it down with a damp cloth. Using a leather conditioner once a month will keep this sectional looking new for years to come.

No matter how much you love your pets, dealing with their trail of fur can definitely put a strain on the relationship. Whether it’s dog or cat hair you’re up against, the three pieces above will make cleanup much easier while providing all the other benefits of high-quality furniture.

Visit one of our showrooms today to see these pieces for yourself or simply order online.

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Get the Mid Century Modern Look With 3 Simple Pieces

Mid Century Modern CollectionIn the design world, trends come and go. Yet mid century modern design seems to be one with staying power. Five years after it came back in vogue, vintage pieces are fetching higher prices than ever, and new pieces of mid century modern furniture continue to show up in catalogs and showrooms across the country. Some attribute mid century modern’s popularity to the TV show “Mad Men” or Apple’s sleek designs. Others point to Gen X’s nostalgia for their grandparents’ homes and a simpler time. Whatever the reason, mid century modern furniture’s clean lines and bright colors can add function and fashion to any home.

Mid century modern furniture flooded the resell market in recent years as original owners aged and moved out of their homes. As it has become more popular, finding vintage mid century modern furniture that is affordable and in decent shape is increasingly difficult. Buying new furniture in the mid century modern aesthetic is often a more affordable option. Plus, new pieces typically incorporate more comfort and functionality than pieces from the mid 1900s.

Our Roxbury Three-Piece Living Room Collection is a perfect option for people who like the mid century modern style but also want comfort and affordability. The seat and back cushions are nice and plush, made with 1.8 density foam for comfort and Chenille fabric for durability, while the tufted back and flared legs give it the mid century modern feel. The Roxbury collection, which comes in black or gray, includes a sofa, loveseat, and chair, and you can have all three new pieces for under what you might pay for one original design. To complete the look, add a mid century modern coffee table. Our Roxbury coffee table is retro-inspired but offers an updated walnut stain and storage underneath. Mid century modern touches include the sliding finger pull storage, as well as flared legs and clean lines.

At The RoomPlace, we want you to find furniture that fits your style, so we provide inspiration and guidance through total-room concepts. Visit our showroom to see how furniture pieces can work together and complement other design elements. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more design ideas and frequent promotions. With more than 100 years in the furniture business, The RoomPlace continues to offer value, service and affordability to customers in the Chicago and Indianapolis areas. With frequent deals, online order tracking, and easy installment plans, you can Get It All at The RoomPlace!

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Memorypedic: Feel the Difference!

Memory foam has become the go-to mattress material for a good night’s sleep—and for good reason. Not only does it conform to the shape of your body in response to heat and pressure, it also returns to its original shape when you’ve changed position. This responsiveness leads to long lasting comfort and less disruption through the night.

Those same properties, support and temperature regulation, has made it recently become more popular in other furniture, as well. For those with back issues, a memory foam couch can provide just the right amount of support.

Another great benefit of memory foam is that it is hypo-allergenic. The cellular nature and density of the material is inhospitable to dust mites. This less often discussed benefit is actually a really big deal for those who suffer from allergies and can provide tremendous relief.

The RoomPlace strives to provide Chicago and Indianapolis residents with quality, affordable furniture that’s as stylish and fresh as it is comfortable. As far as we’re concerned, form and function go hand in hand. That’s why our collection includes living room sofas, loveseats, and sectionals with Memorypedic cushions. Our gel-infused Memorypedic inserts bring the comfort of the ideal mattress to your living room set, so daily relaxation is as perfect as your night’s rest. The following are a few of our favorite Memorypedic pieces that just so happen to be on sale!

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The Evelyn Series

Deep-seated and roomy enough for a party, these sectionals bring comfort to a whole new level. Plush cushions (1.8 density with Memorypedic layer), soft upholstery, and generously-sized toss pillows might make falling asleep on the couch a little too easy. And in a range of neutral shades, from grey to chocolate, there’s something for every living room.

 

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The Hilton Steel Living Room

This living room set also boasts 1.8 density foam seat cushions, and that’s only the beginning. Choose from 100% blended leather upholstered power-reclining loveseats, sofas, or chairs, all with a pillow top cushion, pocket coil springs, and gel-infused Memorypedic insert. Any piece from the Hilton collection will be durable, stylish, and functional beyond expectation.

Don’t take our word for it? There’s more where these came from. Pay us a visit and test out your dream sofa, on sale and in person, at one of our many locations in the Chicago and Indianapolis areas. Visit our stores or shop online at www.theroomplace.com.

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Wall Units vs. TV Stands: Which Gets Your Vote?

Romance or thriller? Suspense or comedy? Although the debate on what to watch is alive and well, how to watch it is another fight worth fighting. The RoomPlace believes that wall units and tv stands are appropriate for all different rooms and occasions, but we’ll let you actually cast the vote. See our case for both options: 

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What’s in the Storage Bin at The RoomPlace’s Labor Day Sale?

We know you work hard for your money. This Labor Day, we’re honoring you with our stand-out sale offerings on your favorite living room sets, bedroom sets and dining room sets in the Chicago & Indianapolis areas! If you’re on a budget, there’s no better time to grab the furniture set you’ve had your eye on than during this ultimate furniture store sale in Chicago and Indianapolis. Here are just a few of our favorite sale items:

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Feng Shui Meets The RoomPlace

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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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3 Design Ideas for your Chicago Loft

We’re not alone in our love affair with lofts. This housing option offers bright, airy aesthetics and adaptable space. It’s a beautiful blank canvas for owners and renters, and it provides a fun range of design opportunities to experiment with. As a top furniture store in Chicago, we offer smart solutions to refurnishing your space. The RoomPlace team investigates how to make the best use of your loft space.