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Low Bed vs. High Bed: Which Is Right for You?

Standard bed height may not be the first thing you think about when shopping for new bedroom furniture. But it’s an important factor to consider, as the choice you make will end up affecting you every single night. When deciding between a high vs. low bed, there are two common types to consider — standard and platform. Read this overview of the pros and cons of platform beds and standard beds to help you make an informed decision.

Platform Beds

Platform bed frames are lower than standard bed height. This low-to-the-ground position gives them a cool, sleek look that complements most modern bedroom designs. They’re also a good choice if you’re watching your budget because you don’t have to purchase a box spring. If you have young children or small pets sleeping with you, a platform bed can be safer for them to get in and out of because of its low height.

Standard Beds

Because standard bed frame height has a much higher elevation from the ground than platform bed height, standard beds can be easier for elderly people and people with mobility issues to get in and out of. If you’re shopping for a frame you hope to keep for years and continue to use as you age, a standard frame might be the smartest choice.

Standard beds are also good for small bedrooms as they offer more storage. They typically allow for at least 25 inches of space between the floor and the top of the mattress, giving you more room to store items you may not have room for in your closets or dresser drawers.

Mattress Considerations

While the main factor affecting bed height is the frame itself, mattress height can also play a role. Factors like support levels, quality and comfort can affect the height of the mattress itself and impact the overall elevation of your bed. These factors vary by brand and can make a difference in the height of your standard or platform bed, so it’s important to remember to consider them when you’re shopping.

The RoomPlace is always adding new styles and collections of bedroom furniture to its inventory, including platform beds, standard beds and mattresses. Visit our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis to see the latest additions or shop online at We have affordable pricing and flexible financing options, so you can get it all at The RoomPlace!

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Make your choice Green!

What do you consider when you are choosing a place to buy furniture? We’re sure you probably think about the quality, cost, delivery options, financing, warranties, selection and reputation of the brand and/or furniture retailer. Is it fair to say that those are the most important factors? Maybe not. Have you ever considered not purchasing furniture from a retailer because they aren’t green, as in eco-friendly?

With the changes in the earth’s atmosphere, the concept of “going green” has gone from being a craze to being a lifestyle change for many people. Blue recycling bins can be found virtually everywhere, along with people who are willing to play their part to save our environment. However, saving our environment only begins with the small things that can fit into a can. What about larger items, such as a mattress, living room furniture or bedroom furniture? Do you think recycling furniture is eco-friendly?

How do I dispose of old furniture?

There are quite a few ways you can dispose of your old furniture to make room for a new set. If your furniture is still in decent condition, one of the best and most eco-friendly ways to get rid of it is by selling. This might take a little longer than calling a junk removal company, but it’s better for the planet. Plus, it will give you some extra money to spend on new The RoomPlace furniture. When you have furniture that’s in less-than-great condition, consider recycling. Not all furniture is easy to recycle, but you can usually find a way to do it depending on the base materials. For example, metal can be taken a scrap dealer.

How do I dispose of old mattresses?

If you’ve been browsing our selection of The RoomPlace mattresses and are wondering what to do with your current one, you have a few options. Mattresses aren’t something you usually want to sell, and depending on your state, there can even be some legal restrictions for selling a used mattress. This doesn’t mean you have to take a trip to the dump, though.

Here’s an interesting fact: While mattresses are one of the most difficult items to recycle, “95% of the material in mattresses is recyclable. Metal springs can be recycled and the steel reused. Polyurethane foam can be shredded and used for carpet pads and insulation. Wood in foundations can be processed by wood chippers used for fuel or mulch. (Source: Enviro-Recycle)” Powered with that knowledge, let us ask what do you think about recycling your old mattress. Would you go through a few extra steps to make sure your mattress is disposed of in an eco-friendly way? Or better yet, will your furniture retailer recycle your old mattress?

Do I have to call a private service to get rid of my old mattress?

You don’t always have to use a private service to dispose of your mattress. The furniture store you’re buying from will likely pick up your old mattress when they deliver your new one. However, it’s what they do with your mattress that matters.

While many companies prefer just throwing away that old mattress, The RoomPlace and our 300,000 square foot Distribution Center is playing a role in protecting our planet by being eco-friendly and recycling it. In fact, we are not only recycling mattresses, but The RoomPlace also recycles the packing materials such as the cardboard, Styrofoam and the plastic that is used to protect your bedroom or living room furniture prior to delivery.

Now, this is no small feat as the Distribution Center is responsible for supporting 21 stores within the Chicagoland and Indiana area. That means literally tons of recyclable material enter and exit those doors daily. For a better understanding of how much is recycled on a monthly basis, let’s review the numbers:

The Room Place recycles 41.835 tons of cardboard per month on average.

Fun Fact: Recycling 1 ton of cardboard saves 9 cubic yards of landfill space and 46 gallons of oil. (Source: Earth911)

Monthly The Room Place recycles 675 pounds of Styrofoam per month on average.

Fun Fact: A male Siberian Tiger (Amur Tiger) typically weighs between 450 – 675 lbs. (Source: Pittsburgh Zoo)

1,116 pounds of plastic is recycled through The Room Place’s Plastic Bailer Per Month.

Fun Fact: 1,116 pounds is equivalent to lifting 11 couches or 13 love seats from the Bravado Collection. By the way, the Bravado Living Room Collection is made of eco-leather and from an eco-friendly manufacturer.

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Transform Your Sleep Experience With an Adjustable Base

What is an Adjustable Base?

An adjustable base is exactly what it sounds like! A bed frame that adjusts based on YOUR needs! No more propping yourself up with a million pillows to watch TV or work on your laptop, just touch a button and the bed will form to your needs. All of the RoomPlace’s adjustable bases will customize your bed for the ultimate relaxation!

Why Should You Get an Adjustable Base?

If you’re thinking “I don’t need an adjustable base, I’ve been fine without one my whole life” then think again! There are no special requirements to need an adjustable base, everyone can benefit from one! Some of the benefits include but aren’t limited to:

  • Avoiding Back Pain – Adjusting your sleep position to more closely match the contour of your body can help alleviate back pain.
  • Increase relaxation and circulation – Utilizing the massage feature in some bases, you can melt stress away simply from lying in Zero-G position and activating the massage feature.
  • Reduce Snoring – Elevating your head can improve airflow and can reduce snoring, while improving your quality of sleep. 
  • Reduce Swelling – Laying flat can increase leg swelling and inflammation. Elevating the legs with an adjustable base helps reduce swelling and can help combat varicose veins.
  • Improve Digestion – Laying in a slightly upright position you can help reduce Acid Reflux and help your body process food while you sleep.
  • Enhance Productivity – Sit comfortably for house while you burn the midnight oil on your laptop, smartphone, or watch TV.
  • Get Better Sleep – Adjust to the position that’s right for you, allowing longer and deeper sleep! 

After reading some of the benefits an adjustable base has to offer we know you’re eager to make that change! And that change won’t cost you a fortune either – our adjustable bases start at the low price of $499! Now what else could be holding you back?! Improve your sleep TODAY!

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Mattress Buying Guide – The RoomPlace

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When it comes time to purchase a new mattress, you’ll have a lot of different — and occasionally confusing – buying options to sort through. Regardless if you’re buying a mattress for yourself, your children, or anyone else in your family, you’ll have to make decisions about when to get rid of your old mattress, what size or type of mattress suits your family best, and then arm yourself with some basic mattress know-how to help you choose wisely.

Here’s a handy mattress buying guide that will simplify the purchasing process by giving you a little insight as to what type of mattress will work best for your particular sleeping needs.

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When and Why You Should Replace Your Old Mattress

Unsure if you should replace your mattress or not? If that’s the case, there are a few key points you should pay attention to. If you’re experiencing back pain, restless or uncomfortable sleep, or notice visible damage to your mattress, that’s a clear sign it might be time to buy a new one.

While the longevity of a mattresses varies depending on the materials used (for example, a latex or custom foam mattress will typically last longer than a pillowtop mattress), the average life of a mattress is 7­-8 years. If your mattress is older than 8 years, or too small for your growing children, or getting a little crowded as you toss about next to your significant other, you should consider upgrading.

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How Sleep Position Determines Mattress Type

Size, weight, and the position you customarily sleep in are all factors you’ll need to ponder before shelling out your hard-earned money for a new mattress. People who sleep on their back or stomach tend to favor a firmer mattress that offers exceptional support, while folks who like to cozy up their side frequently prefer a comfy, pressure-relieving softer mattress to cradle them.

And then we have “combination sleepers” and men and women of differing sizes. Combination sleepers, who change position throughout the night, can benefit from a memory foam or hybrid mattress that adjusts to the contours of their varying positions, while heavier sleepers will likely get better rest with a firmer mattress with lumbar support that supports their weight, while keeping them from overheating at the same time.

Choosing the Right Mattress Size

The mattress size you ultimately choose will depend on the size of the person or the number of people sleeping on it, if you’re sleeping solo or sharing, the size of your bedroom, and if your pets (cats, dogs, maybe even a snuggly rabbit or two) sleep with you.

From the smallest to the largest, these are the standard mattress sizes you’ll find in the US:

Size                      Dimensions

Twin                      39″ X 75″

Twin XL                 39″ X 80″

Full                        54″ X 75″

Queen                   60″ X 80″

King                       75″ X 80″

California King      72″ X 84″

So, a little common sense applies when deciding on the correct mattress size. A smaller person (or child) in a cramped space would probably do just fine with a Twin or Twin XL, while a couple, or someone who’s tall or tosses and turns while they slumber — like they’re on a rowboat on a turbulent ocean — might do better with a big ole California King.

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Distinguishing Between Different Mattress Materials and Quality

As you’ve probably already gathered, mattresses can be constructed out of a variety of materials or combinations of different materials, and it’s important you understand the primary differences between them.

Here are some of the most common mattress core and comfort layers in use today, which you’ll run across while shopping online, or in person at a brick and mortar store:


Latex mattresses offer an incredible level of relaxation and relief from back pain, but their higher cost and heavier weight (often making them difficult to handle) sometimes puts people off. The main advantages of sleeping on durable, long-lasting latex (made from rubber trees) come from this spongy material’s ability to keep sleepers cool, while also keeping their spines supported and aligned.

Memory Foam

Mattresses made with memory foam (usually a better choice than polyfoam, which is less durable, and offers less support), absorb motion better than latex. A memory foam core also excels when it comes to molding to your body, and providing substantial joint and pain relief. One con is the fact that foam mattresses aren’t as cool as latex, and tend to sag and show depressions earlier on.


Also known as a coil mattress, innerspring mattresses — made out of steel coils — are found everywhere, and were the go-to sleeping surface back in the day, and are still very common today. The quality of this type of mattress depends on the number of coils and number of coil layers deployed to support your weight, as well as the materials (latex, gel memory foam, etc.) used for the comfort layers, which will of course affect the overall price.

Hybrid Mattresses

A hybrid mattress is any mattress that combines at least two different kinds of support systems. An excellent example of this is a mattress with an innerspring core with a foam or latex comfort layer. Hybrid mattresses, which are usually reasonably priced, are the ideal choice for people who want to preserve the feel of a traditional mattress, but still take advantage of the pain relief, motion reduction, and other benefits foam and latex offers.

Factors to Consider When Shopping for a New Mattress

While other mattresses choices are available, like pillowtop and gel foam mattresses, we’ve covered the fundamentals about mattress types, size, and construction materials, along with the pros and cons associated with the most common mattresses on the market today.

Of course, price, customer reviews and the quality of the warranty offered should go into your final mattress-purchasing decision. But with a little research and some common sense, you should be able to hunt down a mattress that’s right for you or your loved ones, guaranteeing that everyone gets a good night’s sleep.








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Adjustable Bed Frames & How to Choose the Right One for You

Essential Queen Adjustable Base from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Essential Queen Adjustable Base from The RoomPlace

Adjustable bed bases are a great way to bring custom comfort to your night and ensure a good night’s sleep, every night.

Benefits of an Adjustable Bed Base

If you’ve never heard of an adjustable bed, you’re in for a treat. They offer convenience, comfort and—with The RoomPlace—surprising affordability so you can transform your sleep without a huge cost. An adjustable bed frame is a great option for a variety of people and reasons—here are just a few ways they come in handy:

  • Sitting Up in Bed: If you like to read, catch up on emails or watch TV in bed, an adjustable bed allows you to change the position of your mattress to make ultimate comfort possible at the touch of a button. No more stuffing pillows behind your back so you can sit up in bed—with a quick change of settings, your bed can do all the work instead, and curve the mattress to your body for top-notch comfort.
  • Snoring Reduction: If you tend to snore at night, sleeping at an incline can help. When you sleep flat on your back, gravity causes your tongue and tonsils to rest toward your airway, causing noisy breathing. Using an adjustable bed at a slight incline while you sleep is a great alternative to disturbing your partner’s sleep.
  • Custom Comfort: Finally, if you often wake up with a sore back, hips or neck in the morning, a power-adjustable base can help you find a more comfortable sleeping position to suit your needs. For people with back or joint pain, sitting reclined with knees bent is often more comfortable than lying on a flat mattress. You may find that an adjustable bed can relieve pressure on areas that normally cause you discomfort.

Choosing the Right Adjustable Base for Your Bed

Now that you know how an adjustable base can help you relax and sleep comfortably, it’s time to find the right type for you. Let’s take a look at three of our popular adjustable bases so you can make the best choice for your needs:

  • Essential Queen Adjustable Base: This no-frills bed base offers the essential features you need to enjoy the next level of comfort in bed. With a base that inclines to meet your needs, this option also includes a one-touch flat position and wireless remote for convenience, ease of use and a great value all around. It’s a great base for most people, at an excellent price, but it does not offer adjustable leg positioning if that’s something you’re looking for.

Simmons Beautyrest SmartMotion Base Powered by Sleeptracker from The RoomPlace
Image: Simmons Beautyrest SmartMotion Base Powered by Sleeptracker from The RoomPlace

  • Simmons Beautyrest® SmartMotion™ Base: Powered by Sleeptracker™, an advanced sleep optimization system that offers highly accurate tracking of your sleep patterns throughout the night, this base features exclusive technology that goes above and beyond to bring you ultimate comfort. Sensors integrated in the base capture information about your awake time, light sleep, deep sleep and REM sleep to provide a full-depth look at your sleep patterns and suggestions for improving them. Designed to improve your sleep quality and ensure you feel refreshed, this bed can be adjusted to a customized sleeping position from head to toe.

Premium Queen Adjustable Base from The RoomPlace
Image: Premium Queen Adjustable Base from The RoomPlace

  • Premium Queen Adjustable Base: Low-profile, versatile and luxurious, this adjustable base is compatible with any platform, slat or storage bed, or can be used as a standalone power foundation. The best thing about this base is its Soft Form technology, which creates a gradual bend in the base instead of a hard angle, to allow your mattress (and spine!) to curve naturally. Three motors let you fully adjust the foot, back and neck position for top-of-the-line comfort. This option is the ultimate indulgence, too, with features like an LCD screen remote, variable intensity dual massage, LED under-bed lighting and two programmable custom positions. So, if you want to go big, go with this one.

Once you’ve found your favorite adjustable bed base, you’ll be one step closer to a great night’s rest!

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Guest Room Ideas: How to Impress Your Holiday Guests

Auburn 8 Pc. Queen Bedroom by Scott Living from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Auburn 8 Pc. Queen Bedroom by Scott Living from The RoomPlace

If you’ll be hosting guests this holiday season, it’s a good time to make sure your guest bedroom is ready for the occasion. Aside from the obvious essentials like a comfortable bed and fresh bedding, let’s take a look at a handful of ideas for creating a guest room that’s sure to impress. From practical guest bedroom furniture to chic, festive guest room décor, here are our favorite ideas for going above and beyond for your holiday visitors.

Image: Daphnis Linen Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Daphnis Linen Chair from The RoomPlace


Ideally, the bed shouldn’t be the only comfortable place where your guest can sit while getting ready, checking their email, reading or organizing their luggage. There are plenty of ways to add extra seating to your guest room—including a cushioned bench at the end of the bed, a pair of chairs or a plush recliner.

LG 55" 4K UHD Smart LED TV w/ webOS 3.0 Plus 10’ HDMI Cable from The RoomPlace
Image: LG 55″ 4K UHD Smart LED TV w/ webOS 3.0 Plus 10’ HDMI Cable from The RoomPlace


A wall-mounted television is an addition that holiday guests will be sure to appreciate. Even if the guest TV isn’t used very often, it’s nice to have if they want to stay up later or turn on the morning news while getting ready for the day.


A small desk or table that can comfortably accommodate a laptop is a great addition to a guest room—particularly for visitors who will be staying more than a couple days and may need to work during their stay.

Auburn Nightstand by Scott Living from The RoomPlace
Image: Auburn Nightstand by Scott Living from The RoomPlace

Dual Nightstands

If your guest room will be accommodating more than one person, make sure there’s a nightstand or table next to each side of the bed. Most people will want a nearby spot to place their phone or small belongings at arm’s reach. A lamp on both sides is ideal, too.


Add extra warmth (both visual and literal) to your guest room by including plenty of blankets and throws. Cozy blankets are not only festive, but they’re also a necessity on chilly nights! If you know your guest room is drafty or tends to be particularly cool at night, set your guests up with a heated sheet or blanket they can turn on if needed for ultimate comfort.

Night Lights

For guests who might need to get up in the middle of the night, make sure the path to the bathroom is softly illuminated to avoid stumbling around in the dark. For a festive touch, you could even utilize a string of Christmas lights in the hallway or bathroom to help light the way.

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How to Choose a Mattress for Your Child

Simmons BeautySleep 8" Memory Foam Mattress In A Box from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Simmons BeautySleep 8″ Memory Foam Mattress In A Box from The RoomPlace

Whether you’re redesigning your kid’s bedroom or simply looking to upgrade their mattress to something a little bigger, there are a few things to consider before you buy. Since the goal is for your child to use their mattress for several years, it’s important to choose a mattress that is high-quality, safe and comfortable. From mattress type to size to firmness, keep these considerations in mind when shopping for a new mattress for a child of any age.


Choosing the right size is the first thing to think about when picking out a kid’s mattress. If you’re shopping for a bed for a new baby, you might consider a convertible crib, which can be converted from a crib to a toddler bed and often to a twin headboard/footboard as your child grows. This will help you utilize your little one’s crib mattress for as long as possible, and save you the cost of buying a new bed frame for each stage.

Therapedic Medi-Pedic Firm Mattress from The RoomPlace
Image: Therapedic Medi-Pedic Firm Mattress from The RoomPlace

Most toddlers are ready to transition from their crib to a “big kid bed” when they’re two or three years old. It’s a well-known fact that kids grow up fast, so you may wish to upgrade immediately to a twin XL or full mattress at this stage. Factors like the size of the bedroom and whether your child will be sharing a room with their sibling will help determine what kids mattress size is right for you.

While smaller mattresses, such as twin size, take up less floor space, your little one may outgrow them sooner; and though larger mattresses take up more room, they can accommodate older kids, teenagers and even adults. With luck—and if you choose a durable, high-quality mattress—your child can enjoy their mattress for years to come.

Mattress Type

There are essentially three options when it comes to choosing a mattress type for your child: innerspring, memory foam and hybrid.

Moonlight Slumber Starlight Shimmer Crib Mattress from The RoomPlace
Image: Moonlight Slumber Starlight Shimmer Crib Mattress from The RoomPlace

  • Memory Foam: Memory foam mattresses are rising in popularity. They tend to be relatively inexpensive, they offer a reliable level of firmness for good spine support, and they don’t sag over time like spring coils might. For infants, an extra-firm foam mattress is an excellent choice from a safety standpoint, as firm mattresses reduce the risk of SIDS. A reversible mattress that features an extra-firm side for babies and a medium-firm side for toddlers is a great idea.

One potential downside of memory foam mattresses is that they don’t offer great edge support, so if your young child tends to sleep on the edge of the bed, you may want to add a bed rail to make sure they don’t fall off.

  • Innerspring: Classic innerspring mattresses are common and generally quite durable, making them a good option for a kid’s bed. Their main benefit compared to memory foam is that a spring mattress features a reinforced edge lined with coils, meaning better edge support.

While coils—especially inexpensive open coils—can degrade and sag over time, it’s worth noting that this is less of an issue for a bed that only has to support the weight of a small child. As long as your child isn’t jumping on the bed, an innerspring mattress will likely last for years. Plus, if you invest in a pocketed coil mattress, which features individual coils, it will likely last longer and be more comfortable.

  • Hybrid: Hybrid mattresses, as the name implies, are an innovative blend of memory foam and coil designs. They offer the benefits of each type of mattress, but can be more expensive.


The last thing to consider when shopping for the perfect kids mattress is the level of firmness your child needs in order to have a comfortable night’s sleep. Generally speaking, toddlers prefer the feeling of a firmer mattress (one that offers a similar level of support as their crib mattress), while older children usually like to sink into a plush or pillow-top mattress.

Mattress firmness is all about personal preference, but if your child is too young to express a preference, a medium-firm bed is a safe bet. If your kid tends to sleep on their stomach, a firm mattress will probably be more comfortable, while a softer mattress offers a little more “give” for side and back sleepers.

Image: BEDGEAR 2-Pack Dri-Tec Twin Mattress Protector from The RoomPlace
Image: BEDGEAR 2-Pack Dri-Tec Twin Mattress Protector from The RoomPlace

Finally, no matter what type of size of mattress you choose for your kid, there’s no doubt that a quality, waterproof mattress protector is a must. A mattress can be a big investment, and a mattress protector will ensure your child’s bed has a long life.

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Ideas for Home Offices that Double as Guest Rooms

Barrington Faux Leather Daybed w/Trundle from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Barrington Faux Leather Daybed w/Trundle from The RoomPlace

If you have only occasional overnight visitors in your home, it may not make sense to reserve a whole room for accommodating them. If you don’t have an extra room to spare in your house, a dual-purpose guest room is a practical idea. Many people use their guest rooms as a home office to make the space more functional and practical.

In a case like this, your workspace needs to quickly and easily transform into a welcoming guest room when you have company—so you’ll need some tricks up your sleeve. Let’s take a look at a few tips and ideas for easily transforming dual-purpose guest rooms so you can welcome visitors to your home.

Klein Queen Sleeper Sofa from The RoomPlace
Image: Klein Queen Sleeper Sofa from The RoomPlace

#1: Sleeper Sofa or Daybed

Obviously, your guest room will need a bed. But you still need space for your desk, chair and any office supplies you need in order for it to be a comfortable workspace. One of the best solutions is choosing a bed that can fold up, slide away or otherwise hide when not in use. A few good options include sleeper sofas and daybeds. Sleeper sofas feature a bed frame and mattress inside that folds out to create a full-size bed for your guests. Daybeds are essentially beds that look like sofas, and often feature pull-out trundles for additional sleeping space. Either way, it’s a perfect solution for your dual-purpose room.

Solano Oak Desk And Chair from the RoomPlace
Image: Solano Oak Desk And Chair from the RoomPlace

#2: Desk

There are a few things to consider when choosing a desk for your home office/guest room combo. If it’s a sizeable room, you may have the space for virtually any desk. But if you’re working with a limited area, there are a few tricks you can follow to make the space work without feeling crowded:

  • Utilize corner space. A diagonal desk in the corner of the room can give you a functional area without taking up as much floor space as a traditional desk shape. If all you need room for is a laptop and a lamp, this is perfect for you.
  • Choose a slim desk design. A sleek desk with a slim profile takes up as little space as possible while still giving you a nice surface to use.

Paxton Aqua Office Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Paxton Aqua Office Chair from The RoomPlace

  • Find a comfortable office chair. Not only do you need a comfortable desk chair if you’ll be using your office regularly, but be sure to choose a chair that can double as an accent chair for the room. This is another way you can leverage dual-purpose furniture to preserve floor space and make it easy to transform your office into a welcoming guest room. A stylish cushioned chair gives your guests a place to sit while winding down for the night.

#3: Privacy Screen

To give your guests a sense of privacy and a space their own, a privacy screen is a great idea—particularly if you’ll still need to use the office section of the room while they’re staying with you. A screen or partition also serves to keep the bedroom visually separated from your office area when you don’t have guests.

#4: Shelves & Storage

Make use of wall space in the room to keep as many items as possible off the floor but within easy reach. Wall cabinets or built-in wall storage are ideal, so you can quickly store any office materials to make room for your guests. Under-bed storage options like pull-out drawers or totes are also great for storing your visitors’ belongings if needed.

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6 Steps to Staging Furniture When Selling Your House

Heritage Gray 3 Pc. Living Room from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Heritage Gray 3 Pc. Living Room from The RoomPlace

Whether you’re selling your own home or a client’s, preparing a house to be sold presents several challenges. You want your home to sell quickly and for the highest price possible, which means ensuring the property appeals to many buyers.

One of the best things you can do to make your home sell quickly at your desired price is to stage it with beautiful furniture. Homes staged with attractive, appealing furniture and décor are proven to sell faster—and often for a higher price—than their non-staged counterparts.

Why? Staging makes it easier for potential buyers to imagine living in the home. Plus, in the age of online real estate listings, well-staged photos really pop and stand out compared to other homes, enticing more people to look at your house.

#1: Remove the clutter.

Before you worry about arranging furniture, the first step in staging is removing clutter and personal belongings from the house. Knick-knacks, family photos, wall signs, toys, and other small or customized items should be taken down, boxed up and stored elsewhere—not in the home’s closets, since prospective buyers will be looking there, too. It’s best to start with a decluttered space that’s as simple and versatile as possible, so buyers can envision living there immediately.

#2: Deep clean.

Second, maximize the house’s appeal by cleaning it thoroughly. Other than the obvious spots like the bathroom and kitchen, make sure to address any neglected areas, such as dusty light fixtures, closets, beneath rugs, gaps next to appliances, etc. If you have pets, make sure you take care of any pet odors that may be lingering. Launder all fabrics, have your carpet cleaned (professionally if possible), and air out all rooms of the house by opening windows.

Don’t forget about the exterior of your home when addressing this step. Curb appeal will attract more buyers. If possible, try to: power wash your house’s siding, clean the windows, mow the lawn, trim any overgrown bushes or plants and make sure flower beds are weed-free.

Urbana 8 Pc. King Bedroom Set from The RoomPlace
Image: Urbana 8 Pc. King Bedroom Set from The RoomPlace

#3: Prioritize staging by room.

In case you don’t have the budget or time to stage every room of the house, focus on the rooms that have been shown to have the biggest impact on how well your listing does. Start with the living room—it’s essential. Next, stage the master bedroom, then the dining room and kitchen. Additional bedrooms are the lowest priority.

#4: Thin out your furniture.

Once you’re ready to stage your furniture, start by removing some of it. Keeping only the essentials will make each room feel bigger and further reduce the appearance of clutter, which will appeal to buyers. Obviously, you’ll want to remove any outdated or damaged items first, replacing them with new furniture if needed.

Larry Accent Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Larry Accent Chair from The RoomPlace

When staging your living room, for example, stick with a high-quality sofa, a loveseat or accent chairs, coffee table and an appropriately sized rug to anchor the furniture and give the space a cohesive look. Simple, contemporary pieces are best since they offer versatility and mass appeal—you want the space to look stylish yet timeless, so try to avoid designs and colors that are very trendy.

Newcastle Platinum 3 Pc. “Floating” Living Room from The RoomPlace
Image: Newcastle Platinum 3 Pc. “Floating” Living Room from The RoomPlace

#5. Utilize the “floating” technique.

Move furniture away from the walls so that it “floats” towards the center of the room. This design technique helps the space appear bigger yet more stylish and intimate. Arrange chairs and couches facing each other to create a cozy vibe.

#6: Add some final touches.

Small finishing touches add color and life to increase your listing’s chance of success. Consider final additions of things like bowls of fruit, fresh-cut flowers, potted plants, neatly folded towels, a new welcome mat on the doorstep, etc.

With these home staging tips, you’ll be well on your way to enhancing your listing and enticing potential buyers in no time.

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Inexpensive Furniture with an Expensive Look

Mars White 3 Pc. Living Room Set from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Mars White 3 Pc. Living Room Set from The RoomPlace

Buying beautiful, high-quality new furniture can be a costly investment, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. When you shop at The RoomPlace, budget and quality can go hand-in-hand. You don’t have to spend a bundle for good-quality furniture—in fact, you can get the high-end look of your dreams even if you’re on a tight budget.

Let’s take a peek at a few of our favorite expensive-looking yet affordable looks, and the many ways you can save on top-quality furniture at The RoomPlace.

Our Favorite High-End Looks

If you’re looking for a high-end aesthetic without breaking the bank, here are just a handful of our best furniture sets for every room of the house:

  • Mars Living Room Set: The Mars White 3 Pc. Living Room offers the epitome of luxury and class at an affordable price point. An all-white design with sleek, sumptuous upholstery instantly gives your living area an elegant and distinctive look.

Somerset 5 Pc. Queen Bedroom Set from The RoomPlace
Image: Somerset 5 Pc. Queen Bedroom Set from The RoomPlace

  • Somerset Queen Bedroom Set: Refined, rich and sophisticated, the Somerset 5 Pc. Queen Bedroom Set features a contemporary dark finish with satin nickel hardware. As elegant as it is inexpensive, this set brings a high-end look to any bedroom.

Camila 5 Pc. Dining Room Set from the RoomPlace
Image: Camila 5 Pc. Dining Room Set from the RoomPlace

  • Camilla Dining Room Set: The Camila 5 Pc. Dining Room set epitomizes elegance. A double pedestal base, silver faux leather chairs and nailhead accents give this set a refined look at a reasonable price.

Ways to Save at The RoomPlace

Simmons Beautyrest Silver Firm Sasha Mattress Set from The RoomPlace
Image: Simmons Beautyrest Silver Firm Sasha Mattress Set from The RoomPlace

Real savings are always available if you know where to look. Catch great deals in these ways and more:

  • Clearance Deals: If you look around, you’re bound to find unbeatable clearance savings on furniture that’s stylish, trendy and top-quality. From our best mattress sales to discount dining room furniture, The RoomPlace offers value and quality alike. Browse our clearance section for hundreds of discounts every day, or check out the weekly flyer for the latest deals to find quality furniture for less.
  • Seasonal Sales: Waiting for holiday sales and other seasonal offers is a savvy way to shop for new furniture. In addition to sales around Black Friday, you’ll also find plenty of deals and closeouts in the summer, between the 4th of July and Labor Day.
  • Online Specials: Online furniture shopping comes with a variety of perks, including the chance to enjoy online-only deals on discount furniture. Choose from a variety of specials, then sit back and relax while they’re delivered right to your door. Fast, free shipping is the icing on the cake.
  • Closeouts: With new inventory coming in, we have to make room! You can catch great deals on elegant furniture and high-end home accents before they go out of stock, thanks to last-chance closeout discounts.
  • Special Financing: The RoomPlace offers a variety of special financing packages to help you make updates to your home when you’re on a budget. Find out more and explore your options here.