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Which Bed Height is Right for You?

When you’re designing your perfect bedroom, it’s important to consider all the different factors that might impact your resting life. Deciding between a high vs. low bed is an important decision, which is why we’ve reviewed two common types of beds, standard and platform, and the pros and cons of each bed height.

Platform Beds

The average platform bed height is lower than most standard bed frames. Low platform beds offer a more modern look that many find aesthetically pleasing; however, it can also make it harder to get in and out of the bed, especially for older adults. Platform bed’s low height does make it safer for young children who may be getting in and out of the bed throughout the night.

Standard Beds

Because standard bed height tends to be higher than platform beds, they are easier to get in and out of, which can be especially helpful for older adults or anyone who plans to keep their bed frame through the aging process. Because there tends to be 25 inches in height from the floor to the top of the mattress, standard beds offer more potential for storage, which can be great for taking advantage of small bedroom spaces.


While the main factor in bed height is the frame itself, mattress height can also play a role, as factors like support levels, quality, and comfort determine the height of the mattress itself. This varies by brand and can make a difference in the height of your standard or platform bed.

The RoomPlace is always adding new styles and collections of bedroom furniture, including platform and standard beds. 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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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 Is the Best Foundation for a Memory Foam Mattress

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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.


The Best Mattress for Snoring Prevention

If snoring is a problem for you or your partner, the issue may be related to the way you are sleeping. When you sleep on your back, your tongue blocks off much of your airway and impedes airflow. Doctors recommend that patients who have an issue with snoring try sleeping on their sides before considering expensive medical interventions.

An innerspring coil mattress is generally considered the best mattress for snoring prevention. When choosing a mattress for side sleeping, look for a mattress that feels supportive and keeps your spine fairly straight.MemoryPedic

  1. MemoryPedic MH 4.0 Hybrid Mattress
    The MemoryPedic Hybrid offers the best of both worlds. Six inch wrapped steel coils offer fantastic support for side sleepers while the gel memory foam layers contour to the body for additional comfort. 
    Simmons BeautyRest
  2. Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Rosie Mattress
    Beautyrest mattresses feature pocketed coil technology and AirCool Gel memory foam that conforms to your body to fully support your hips and shoulders when you are sleeping on your side. The pocketed coils prevent motion transfer which is ideal if you are a light sleeper. This mattress comes with a 10-year warranty.
  3. Therapedic Elegance Plush Hybrid Mattress
    Latex foam and 2,000 individual micro-coils offer incredible support to keep your spine in alignment in side sleeping positions. Therapedic’s mattress cover is made with natural silk and wool fibers that are breathable, temperature regulating, and odor eliminating.

All three of these innerspring coil mattresses are good options for side sleepers and are available for sale at The RoomPlace. Get free next day delivery and removal of your old mattress on qualifying purchases. Plus, if the mattress isn’t right for you, you can exchange it hassle-free – that’s our comfort guarantee. Shop our mattresses from top brands online at or visit one of our showrooms in the Chicago or Indianapolis area.


How to Know If You Need a New Mattress

We spend a third of our lives tucked under the covers so why not invest in a mattress that will make our sleep third comfortable, restful, and restorative? In this blog, The RoomPlace investigates the ins and outs of purchasing and maintaining a new mattress.


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Mattress Buying Guide: Which One Works for You?

We spend about 1/3 of our lives fast asleep—why not increase the comfort of that time with a new mattress? If it’s time to upgrade your current mattress situation in Chicago or Indianapolis, The RoomPlace is here to give you some pointers on picking out the perfect mattress.

There are essentially three factors you must consider when shopping for a new mattress: size, firmness and material.

One of the easiest facts to consider when you’re mattress shopping in Chicago is the size of the mattress you’re after. Below, we offer dimensions of our most popular mattress sizes.

King Size Mattress: 76 inches wide by 80 inches long.

Queen Size Mattress: 60 inches wide by about 80 inches long.

Full Mattress: 53 inches wide by 75 inches long.

Twin Mattress: 38 inches wide by 75 inches long.

Twin XL Mattress: 38 inches wide by about 80 inches long.

If you’re a solo sleeper, the full mattress is a good choice since it provides ample room. For couples, we recommend checking the dimensions of your bedroom before choosing a mattress above a queen size. King size mattresses are considerably larger than queens, so take care to perform proper measurements before you begin your mattress search.


So, you have your mattress size picked out. Now it’s time to decide on the firmness of your mattress and determine what will give you the most amount of comfort. After all, you’ll be sleeping on your new mattress for quite a while, so take some time to research and ask as many questions as you need before settling on firmness. Below are the different kinds of firmness we offer at The RoomPlace:

  • Plush: Midway between soft and firm, plush mattresses usually have more foam or tack and jump quilt layers than their firm counterparts.
  • Euro top: Appearance wise, the euro top looks very similar to a pillow top, but the euro top design lines up with the mattress edge.
  • Firm: Firm mattresses are ideal for people who tend to sleep on their back or stomach the most as it will provide the most overall support.

We also offer dual firmness, extra firm, pillow top firm, pillow top plush, cushion firm, soft and medium. For more information about these kinds of mattresses, stop in and chat with one of our skilled representatives.

Foam vs Coil

We offer three different kinds of mattress interiors to choose from.

  • Memory Foam
  • Gel foam
  • Innerspring

The general rule for purchasing an inner spring mattress is that the higher the coil count, the more support it offers and the more durable it is. We offer all of these variations in our queen and king size mattresses. We even offer Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses.

Come in and chat with us today in Chicago and Indianapolis to find your perfect mattress today!


Upgrade to a Queen

Maybe your teen’s crazy growth spurts have finally gotten to the point where he’s outgrown his twin bed. Maybe you finally moved out of that cramped apartment and actually have some space in your bedroom. Or maybe you just had the Big Day and now need a mattress big enough for two. It’s time to buy a larger mattress, but you aren’t sure if you have the space—or the budget—to go all the way to a king-sized mattress. If this sounds like you, you should consider upgrading to a queen!

Queen mattresses come at a standard measurement of 60” wide by 80” long. This is a whopping 21 inch width advantage over a twin, allowing you the room to finally sprawl out in comfort—or providing ample space for two to sleep comfortably. While not as wide as a king-sized bed, for many small and medium sized bedrooms a queen is the more practical option, allowing a great deal of comfort without taking up the entire room. The eighty inches of length is the same as a king, and represents a five-inch increase over a twin.

Here at The RoomPlace, we offer a huge selection of queen-sized mattresses, so we’re confident that you’ll find one that provides the perfect level of firmness to match your unique sleeping preferences—all while staying in your budget. A good night’s sleep is one of the cornerstones of a happy, healthy life, so what are you waiting for? Stop by one of our stores and pick up one of the best mattresses in Chicago. Let our friendly staff take care of you and we’ll get you out the door and fast asleep in no time.


How to Pick Out the Right Mattress for You

There’s nothing quite like a restful night’s sleep. As we’ve mentioned before, sleep is a vital part of our lives. When we get enough, our memory and cognitive abilities improve. When we get too little, our concentration and critical thinking skills plummet. So when it comes to buying a new mattress, you don’t want to make a decision on a whim.

If you’ve ever been mattress shopping, then you know there are a lot of mattress options available to you. Everyone has their own set of individual needs when it comes to mattresses, so before you stop into your local Merrillville mattress store, consider the following:

  • Firm or Soft? Most people need a good balance between firm and soft: one extreme or the other may cause aches and pains each morning. When mattress shopping, be sure to spend several minutes lying on a potential mattress before making a judgment call.
  • Innerspring or memory foam? These are two of the most common bed types and each has its benefits. There are a wide variety of options when it comes to innerspring mattresses. You can find anything from extremely firm to extremely soft and everything in between. In recent years, memory foam mattresses have become more and more popular since they mold to individual’s bodies in ways other mattresses can’t. However, people who are temperature sensitive should think carefully before choosing memory foam as this material retains body heat.

Before heading down to The RoomPlace and checking out our selection of King, Queens, Full, Twin and Twin XL mattresses, try to determine what bed would suit you best. Once you have a general idea, feel free to ask one of our trained mattress experts what mattress would work best for you. 


The RoomPlace Donates Mattresses to the Joliet Fire Department

Our communities benefit immensely from the service of brave individuals like those who serve in the City of Joliet Fire Department, and at The RoomPlace, we’re happy to support them however we can. In the beginning of this month, we donated mattresses to the department, and it’s our hope that this small offering can help improve the lives of these brave civil servants and demonstrate our gratitude for their hard work.

Open for business and standing by to help 24/7, the City of Joliet Fire Department provides an incredible 19,000 responses a year—that’s about 52 runs a day. Of the 209 firefighters on the team, all but five are trained and state-certified paramedics. But this department’s duties extend beyond responding to emergencies—public education is another way that the firefighters of Joliet serve their home. Block parties, fire station tours, CPR classes, and an annual Fire Prevention Week engage community members young and old.

The City of Joliet Fire Department has been around for a long time. Prior to 1853, when an ordinance was passed to organize the department, its members were known as the “Bucket Brigade”. From the department’s first steam engine purchase in 1869 to the opening of its brand new station in 2012, the brave members of this team have loyally served the city of Joliet.


At The RoomPlace, our commitment to serving the many communities our Chicagoland furniture stores call home means supporting local organizations like these, however we can. Take a look below for photos of our day spent with the firefighters!


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The Dangers of Buying Used Furniture

Many people think that buying furniture second hand is the best way to save money on furniture. Sure, it takes a little more effort to search for a good deal, but used goods are always cheaper.  But, cheaper isn’t always better. As Chicagoland furniture dealers, we know there are several issues that can come up when people try to purchase furniture second hand that may end up costing you more in the long run:

1. Bed bugs. Of particular concern in the city, once you have bed bugs in your home, it is costly and time-consuming—not to mention hugely inconvenient—to get rid of them. Bed bugs can live in virtually any type of furniture, and the person you buy an item from may not even know they have bed bugs.

2. Quality. You don’t always know how the piece has been used, how much wear it’s experienced, and if there may be wear and tear you can’t see from the outside. The bottom line is, if you’re not buying furniture new, you just don’t know what kind of condition it’s truly in.

3. Pet dander and other irritants. No matter how well a seller may clean a piece before selling it, if they live with pets or smoke, chances are you could be purchasing a piece of furniture that’s rife with substances that could cause allergies or asthma to flare up.

Buying new furniture is the only way you know that the piece is whole, structurally sound, and clean. At The RoomPlace, you’ll never have to worry about a mattress’s history or an armchair’s sturdiness—but you will get peace of mind with every purchase.