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The Best Functional Living Room Coffee Tables

Sebring Lift Top Cocktail Table from The RoomPlace

The various tables in your living room don’t have to be boring—many occasional tables actually have a lot going on. They can be more than just a way to hold cocktails and coffee cups. Let’s look at four ways coffee tables are unexpectedly functional.

Sedona Storage Cocktail Table from The RoomPlace

  1. Drawers & Storage

Maximize your living area’s storage space with a living room coffee table that features drawers and storage compartments. Tables like the Ross give you space to store TV remotes, DVDs, coasters, books and other items. This extra storage space allows you to keep clutter off the surface of the table and easily access your items when you need them.


Le Mans Lift Top Cocktail Table from The RoomPlace

  1. Lift Tops

Some cocktail tables have an innovative hidden feature that makes them all the more convenient and functional—lift tops. Lift-top cocktail tables like the Arcadia are perfect for making mealtime easier or creating a raised surface for holding your laptop, books, hobby supplies and more. When not in use, these lift-top surfaces can be easily lowered for a streamlined look. We also love the Ellis, which features a brilliant black base and a striking, faux-marble top in gray for a super sleek and modern look.

Lexenburg Console Table from The RoomPlace

  1. Shelves

Shelves are another feature that add storage space to your cocktail tables, and they’re also a great way to display home accents that express your style. Options like the Lexenburg Console Table or Sebring Lift-Top Cocktail Table feature shelves that give plenty of space to store and showcase your belongings and décor.

Vinton Charcoal Nesting Tables from The RoomPlace

  1. Nesting Tables

Perfect for smaller living rooms, nesting tables have the convenience of multiple tables without taking up too much floor space. Simply slide out a smaller table from underneath when you need it, and put it back when you’re done. The Vinton Charcoal or Wayhill nesting tables are two excellent choices for your family room.

With these ideas for functional living room coffee tables, you’re sure to find a table that works for your space and sense of style. At The RoomPlace, we carry a wide variety of multi-functional coffee tables, cocktail tables and accent tables that are stylish and affordable. Shop our entire occasional table section online at or visit us at one of our store locations to find the piece that’s perfect for you.

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Popular Upholstery Fabrics for Sofas

Featured Image: Marlo Charcoal 3 Pc. Sectional (Reverse) From The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Marlo Charcoal 3 Pc. Sectional (Reverse) From The RoomPlace

When shopping for a new living room sofa, sectional, armchair or other upholstered furniture, it’s important to consider not just how they look but also how they’ll hold up to the wear and tear and everyday life. Factors like durability, stain-resistance and ease of maintenance will help you decide what type of fabric is best for your furniture. Let’s take a look at the benefits and downsides of a few common options.

Image: Florence Charcoal 3 Pc. Leather Sectional From The RoomPlace
Image: Florence Charcoal 3 Pc. Leather Sectional From The RoomPlace


Leather is one of the best options for people with young kids or pets. Durable and classic, it’s easy to clean with a vacuum or damp cloth. For more thorough cleaning, you’ll want to use a leather conditioner or saddle soap to ensure your leather sofa or leather sectional set looks good for years to come. Check out our past blog post on the topic for more information on whether leather is right for you.

Image: Denali Smoke 3 Pc. Polyester & Microfiber Sectional w/Chaise From The RoomPlace
Image: Denali Smoke 3 Pc. Polyester & Microfiber Sectional w/Chaise From The RoomPlace


You can get the look of leather minus the hide maintenance with a faux-leather fabric. While not as durable as genuine leather, faux leather can withstand scratches and scrapes better and is not prone to cracking or peeling. It’s also a much more affordable option if you’re working with a tight budget.


Another durable and popular choice, microfiber upholstery is easy to keep clean and stands up well to everyday wear. Microfiber is made of polyester, and there are other polyester-based upholstery options as well, including polyester canvas, some faux leathers, tweed and twill. Some polyester blends include natural fibers like cotton, which can be more prone to staining, so it’s important to check the sofa label for its exact composition. Microfiber furniture can also generate static and attract pet hair or clothing lint, which is a downside of the fabric.

Other Synthetic Fibers

Polyester is not the only synthetic fiber used for upholstery fabrics. Other made-made fabrics like olefin, rayon and nylon are often blended with other fibers to improve durability and stain-resistance. In general, synthetic materials are stronger and more practical than their natural fiber counterparts.

Image: Bloom Gray Tween Chaise Cotton Sofa From The RoomPlace
Image: Bloom Gray Tween Chaise Cotton Sofa From The RoomPlace


Cotton upholstery provides good resistance to wear and fading, but not much resistance to wrinkling and staining. In general, 100% cotton sofas can be a great choice aesthetically, but may not be right for active families with children or pets. Cotton canvas and certain cotton blends are more durable choices than softer cotton weaves like chenille.

Image: Barrington Charcoal Linen 9-Seat U Sectional From The RoomPlace
Image: Barrington Charcoal Linen 9-Seat U Sectional From The RoomPlace

Linen & Silk

While linen and silk are quite different fabrics, their downsides as upholstery options are similar. Both are best suited for formal, adult-only living areas that are free of kids and pets, since they won’t withstand heavy wear. Silk and linen furniture must also be professional cleaned if soiled, which is another reason why it’s not a good option for busy, high-traffic rooms.

3 Tips for Choosing a Sofa Fabric for Your Home

Now that you’re familiar with the pros and cons of some of the most popular sofa and couch fabrics, here are some additional tips for how to choose the material that’s best for your needs.

  1. Always consider how much use your sofa will get, as well as who will be using it. Toddlers, dogs and cats can be particularly rough on upholstery, so for family rooms and other busy areas, it’s best to choose a durable material like leather or microfiber.
  2. Fabrics with higher thread counts (number of threads per square inch) are denser and therefore more durable. To get the best possible strength and quality out of a fabric like cotton, opt for one that features a high thread count.
  3. To ensure your new sofa or sectional has a long life, we recommend applying a water-repelling upholstery protectant like Scotchgard. This will help create a barrier to reduce the chance that spills will stain your furniture.

While finding the right upholstery fabric for your sofa takes a little bit of time and effort, we make it easy for you at The RoomPlace! You can browse all our sofas, sectionals and loveseats by material when you shop online. And when you visit one of our showrooms in Chicago or Indianapolis, we’ll help you choose the fabric that makes the most sense for your home and lifestyle.

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Our Favorite Cuddle Couch Sectionals

Easton Chocolate 2 Pc. Sectional W/Cuddler Chaise from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Easton Chocolate 2 Pc. Sectional W/Cuddler Chaise from The RoomPlace

A luxurious sectional with a cuddle chaise is the perfect way to make your living room an inviting and comfortable space. So-called cuddler sectionals give you plenty of room to sink in, kick back and unwind by yourself or cuddle up to your spouse.

You’ll find a variety of stylish sectionals with cuddler chaises at The RoomPlace, each of which offer top-notch quality, style and comfort. No matter the size of your living room or your budget, we’ve got several options to choose from. Let’s take a look at a few of our favorites—you’re sure to find the perfect one for your space and sense of style.

If Your Living Room is Smaller

If you’re on a tight budget or you simply don’t have the floor space for an expansive sectional, the Barrington Gray Linen Sofa Chaise is a great choice. Available in a variety of colors in linen, faux leather and velvet upholstery, its bold design incorporates a classic silhouette with sleek, modern-day finishes. The cozy chaise features tufted back and rolled arms, as well as tufting along the base and high-density foam seat cushions for the ultimate in comfort.

If You Love Gray

Soft, subtle gray tones are popular right now—for good reason. Gray is a versatile neutral that can be either cool or warm, which makes it a trendy choice for contemporary color schemes. The Elta three-piece sectional with a cuddler chaise is as chic as it is comfy. It features a cool, slate gray color and a plush chenille fabric that makes it cozy, inviting and perfect for cuddling. If you want to go a bit bigger, opt for the four-piece Elta set, which also comes with a warm and cozy cuddler chaise.

If You’re Loyal to Leather

Get the look and feel of genuine leather with the contemporary Liam Godiva three-piece sectional. Made with high-quality faux leather and designed to balance classic styling with modern comforts, this sectional is everything you could ask for and more. Durable, attractive and comfortable, you can’t go wrong with its hardwood construction and deep, cozy seating.

If you prefer the real deal, we recommend the Arezzo Terracotta two-piece sectional. Made of 100% top-grain Italian leather, it provides cozy comfort combined with a high-end style, and features a sizable right arm chaise that’s perfect for cuddling.

Claudine 4 Pc. Sectional w/Armless Sofa & Cuddler Chaise from The RoomPlace
Image: Claudine 4 Pc. Sectional w/Armless Sofa & Cuddler Chaise from The RoomPlace

If You Want to Go All-Out

The Barrington seven-seat sectional with chaise is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a large sectional that provides the ultimate luxury. It includes an armless sofa, wedge and right arm loveseat, as well as a left arm chaise that’s perfect for cuddling. It’s available in linen, faux leather and velvet upholstery and comes in a wide range of colors.

Liam Godiva 3 Pc. Sectional W Cuddler Chaise
Image: Liam Godiva 3 Pc. Sectional W/Cuddler Chaise from The RoomPlace

If You Need More Options

Still shopping? If none of the above cuddler sectionals feel right for you, The RoomPlace has a wide variety of alternatives to suit your style and needs. Browse all of our sectional sofa with cuddler chaise options at to find your favorite. Or you can visit one of our furniture stores in Chicago or Indianapolis.

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5 Living Room Color Ideas We Love


Whether your home décor is warm and traditional, sleek and contemporary or something in between, adding a pop of color to your living room can really refresh your space and make the room stand out. Here are five of our favorite bold living room color ideas, along with some of our favorite pieces for brightening your space.


  1. Bold Red Living Room Sets

Make an impact with vibrant red hues that can work with virtually any living room design style. The Sanders Salsa two-piece living room set is striking as well as comfy, featuring a fashion-forward bustle back design that’s enhanced with sculpted padding on the headrest for cradling support.

We also recommend the Dharma Red Sectional and matching recliner. These two bright, vibrant pieces will give your living room instant pizazz while also providing the ultimate in coziness and comfort.


  1. Bold Leather Sectionals

The epitome of modern comfort, a cognac leather sectional gives your living room a cozy and inviting feel while also adding a shot of warm, deep brown color to your space. Whether you have a big family that needs the luxury of a wraparound couch or you’d like a more compact sectional, there are plenty of styles to suit the shape and size of your living area. We recommend the Clark Tan Two-Piece Leather Sectional, which has rich leather upholstery and walnut-finished legs to create a look that’s as timeless as it is comfortable.


Holloway Teal

  1. Bright Blue Living Room Sets

From soft blue to deep navy, blue is a top trending color for living room sets this year. A teal loveseat can be the perfect accent to a white, beige or earth-toned sofa, while a navy couch can give the entire room a warm, colorful feel. Whether you want to give your space a chic, nautical vibe or a clean, modern aesthetic, a striking blue color can be the answer.


  1. Gorgeous Green Living Room Sets

You can also make a statement with this lime green Chamberlin Green two-piece living room set. Blending sophisticated style with casual comfort, the collection includes a sofa and loveseat that feature clean lines, back tufting and a tight fit for a bright mid-century style. If you want something a bit softer, we recommend this beautiful Cordova Emerald two-piece living room set.


  1. Statement-Making Accent Chairs

No matter what interior design style you’ve chosen for your home, from traditional and farmhouse-inspired to industrial or mid-century modern, there’s no better way to capture the essence of that style than with a statement-making living room accent chair in a bold color. We love the Simone in red, which is made of fade-resistant vinyl and features a cool, retro-modern design. We also recommend the vibrant Chamberlin accent chair in green and the Trelis accent chair in bold blue.

We hope one (or more!) of these vibrant and bold living room ideas have inspired you to add a splash of color to your living room design and décor. Adding a bright hue to your living space with a piece of colorful furniture is an easy and stylish way to give the room an instant pick me up. Shop these pieces now at or visit one of our showrooms to see them in person.

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Best-Selling Room Place Sectionals for Every Budget

Featured Image: Sydney Charcoal 2 Pc. Sectional From The RoomPlace
Sydney Charcoal 2 Pc. Sectional From The RoomPlace

Looking to remodel your living room or simply upgrade your sofa? A high-quality couch or sectional set can instantly update your space and improve your family’s comfort. But with so many options, it can be overwhelming to shop for the perfect sofa for your home and your budget.

At The RoomPlace, we make it easy for you. Here are four of our most popular sofas and sectionals in a range of styles and for a variety of budgets.

Image: Lanzo 2 Piece Red Sectional From The RoomPlace
Lanzo 2 Piece Red Sectional From The RoomPlace

Under $600: Dharma Gray Sofa/Chaise

The perfect fit for a limited budget, the Dharma Gray Sofa/Chaise has an exciting contemporary style thanks to its sweeping padded arm and plush, pillow-back design. It also won’t break the bank, despite giving your living room an upscale and modern vibe.

Image: Sydney Gray 2 Piece Sectional From The RoomPlace
Sydney Gray 2 Piece Sectional From The RoomPlace

Under $800: Marlo Walnut 2 Pc. Sectional

A beautiful sectional set for mid-range budgets, the Marlo is the perfect pick for living rooms with a soft and homey atmosphere. It features smooth pulled upholstery, comfortable seat cushions and small wood feet, as well as tufted back cushions. The affordable two-piece set includes a right arm sofa and left arm chaise.

Image: Marlo Walnut 3 Piece Sectional From The RoomPlace
Marlo Walnut 3 Piece Sectional From The RoomPlace

Under $1,000: Riviera Beige 2 Pc. Sleeper Sectional W/ Reversible Chaise

The Riviera three-seat sectional adds a chic element to any living space with its cushion’s tufted styling and the smooth look and feel of its fabric Featuring a loveseat sofa, arm and chaise sectional, the set offers the convenience of multiple configurations to fit your room and your needs. It also has instant foam-bed functionality for convenient sleep options.

Image: Escalade 6 Piece Power Sectional With Two Armless Chairs From The RoomPlace
Escalade 6 Piece Power Sectional With Two Armless Chairs From The RoomPlace

Under $2,000: Barrington Gray Velvet 6-Seat Section

If you’re able to splurge, the Barrington Sectional is the epitome of luxury. It combines a classic silhouette with modern day finishes, including button tufted backs and rolled arms, button tufting along the base and reversible seat cushions filled with high-density foam. We also love its plush velvet material. Comfortable and convenient with a beautiful contemporary design, the Barrington is the complete package.

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Modern Entertainment Center Ideas For Every Style

Sierra 3 Pc. 54" Entertainment Wall from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Sierra 3 Pc. 54″ Entertainment Wall from The RoomPlace

An entertainment center serves as the centerpiece of a living area, and the right unit can make a huge difference in the style and look of your space. Whether your living room is elegant, chic, simple or classic, complete the look with a wall unit or TV stand that suits your style. Here’s a quick guide to finding the perfect entertainment center ideas for contemporary, minimalist, mid-century and traditional living room styles.

Larson Turquoise TV Stand from The RoomPlace
Image: Larson Turquoise TV Stand from The RoomPlace


The modern-yet-rustic Gilbert Wall Unit features two glass doors, rough sawn distressing and plenty of shelves for storage. Lovers of contemporary style will also appreciate this Novak 47-Inch TV Console—the perfect blend of function and modern rustic styling.

Hale Cappuccino TV Stand from The RoomPlace
Image: Hale Cappuccino TV Stand from The RoomPlace


Minimalist design is all about function, but that doesn’t mean your space should lack style. The Ferris Cappuccino TV Stand is sleek, functional, simple and contemporary, but it still makes a statement. Likewise, this Burton White TV Stand will easily match with any living space and give it a clean, sophisticated look.

Torrey Wall Unit Entertainment Center from The RoomPlace
Image: Torrey Wall Unit Entertainment Center from The RoomPlace


Mid-century-inspired furniture is a must-have trend. Whether you want to go all-out or just add a few mid-century touches here and there, your entertainment center is a great place to start. The Aron White TV Stand has a mid-century-modern feel thanks to its geometric design and simple construction. If you’re looking for something smaller, we recommend this sleek black Harris TV Stand.

Lenox 5 Pc. Entertainment Wall Unit from The RoomPlace
Image: Lenox 5 Pc. Entertainment Wall Unit from The RoomPlace


To achieve a classic look in your living room, go traditional with the regal Lenox Entertainment Wall Unit. This refined entertainment center features a five-piece design with bookcases on either side, perfect for storing books, décor, knickknacks and more.

If you don’t have enough floor space for a large wall unit, the rich, sleek Parkwood Media Cabinet is a great traditional option. With adjustable end shelves and two stationary middle shelves, there’s plenty of room for storage and media equipment.

No matter what kind of design style you adhere to, an entertainment center or TV stand is a must-have piece of living room furniture. The RoomPlace has a wide range of styles to suit any space, so start shopping for the perfect piece today.

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Get Property Brothers Furniture at The RoomPlace

Introducing the Scott Living Collection by Jonathan and Drew Scott Now Available at The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Introducing the Scott Living Collection by Jonathan and Drew Scott Now Available at The RoomPlace

The RoomPlace is thrilled to announce the arrival of a new furniture line designed by none other than the well-known Jonathan and Drew Scott from HGTV’s Property Brothers. The Scott Living Collection features stylish, modern pieces of furniture crafted to enhance your home’s design with a curated look. Here are some of our favorite pieces for every room of the home.

Dayton 5 Pc. Dinette by Scott Living at The RoomPlace
Image: Dayton 5 Pc. Dinette by Scott Living at The RoomPlace

Popular Furniture in the Scott Living Collection

Dining Room

This Dayton five-piece dinette set features a classic design with a bold, modern twist. Chic and versatile, with a rich finish, antique texture and beautiful details, it’s an elegant choice for any contemporary dining area.

Montgomery 2 Pc. Sofa Chaise W/Ottoman By Scott Living at The RoomPlace
Image: Montgomery 2 Pc. Sofa Chaise W/Ottoman By Scott Living at The RoomPlace

Living Room

The stunning, contemporary Montgomery two-piece sofa chaise and patterned storage ottoman brings curated style to your living room. Cream-colored, soft upholstery pairs beautifully with contrasting tapered feet in a silky espresso finish.

Benicia Gray Queen Bed By Scott Living at The RoomPlace
Image: Benicia Gray Queen Bed By Scott Living at The RoomPlace


Upholstered in a warm gray fabric with refined button tufting and bronze nail head trim for added flair, the Benicia Grey Queen Bed is the epitome of comfort and style alike. Shop the entire Scott Living collection now at TheRoomPlace.

About Drew and Jonathan Scott

Twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott became popular with the reality show HGTV Property Brothers, in which they partner to help families find and renovate fixer-uppers. Drew is a real estate expert who scouts older, neglected homes that have potential, while Jonathan, a licensed contractor, transforms the houses into family dream homes. The program originally aired on Canada’s W Network and was soon picked up by HGTV, where it was the number-one show of the night within just three weeks.

HGTV Property Brothers and its multiple spin-off shows—including Buying and Selling, Brother vs. Brother and Property Brothers: At Home—remain popular around the world.


Girls’ Disney Princess Bedroom Furniture

Modern families are finding ways to take traditional bedroom design, and with creative decorations and fabrics, keep girls rooms up to date as they mature. One highly popular girls’ bedroom furniture set is the Disney furniture collection, which features traditional furniture that truly makes every girl’s fantasy bedroom come true. With these six-piece bedroom sets, girls’ bedroom design can often last from toddler age to middle or high school.

What Items Are Typically Included in a Disney Bedroom Set?

Like with all bedroom sets, the pieces included in your girls’ Disney Princess bedroom furniture set can vary depending on what you go for. We recommend our six pieces because they feature everything your daughter needs, including a headboard, footboard, bed frame, dresser, nightstand and mirror.

Disney Belle Poster 6 Pc. Full Poster Kid's Bedroom

For those desiring a more mature but charming look lasting well into high school, the Disney Belle Collection will allow a young girl blossom into womanhood with enchanting style. The traditional cherry finish offers rich good looks, and the sleigh bed in twin or full sizes will last throughout childhood with its bed locking system that adjusts from high to low as your little belle grows.

The Disney carriage collection features a dreamy canopy bed that is reminiscent of Cinderella’s famous carriage. Your little girl will feel like royalty with the romantic styling of the bed made of white gold-finished frame and added heart-shaped dresser mirror. Another Disney princess bed style available is the four-poster bed in white finish.

Is Disney Furniture Quality?

When picking out girls’ bedroom furniture, you want to make sure you’re getting a bedroom set that will last for years to come. All Disney furniture in these collections feature ornate, ribbon and heart embellishments, hardwood or crystal style finials and English dovetail construction. The quality of Disney furniture can’t be matched. In addition to quality materials and craftsmanship, these Disney bedroom sets come with sophisticated finishes and designs that your daughter will still love long after she’s left her princess phase.

How Do I Coordinate Decorations with Children’s Disney-Themed Bedroom Sets?

Our Disney Princess bedroom sets make it easy for you to coordinate decorations. Instead of the pinks and purples you might find with other Disney sets, ours feature more subtle options like cherry wood and white gold finishes. The neutral colors will go great with any Disney bedding or decor you want to add.

You can even add non-Disney decor that still brings some extra magic to the room. The Gold Mirror Burst Wall Decor can be hung up to resemble sparkles of fairy dust on the wall, and the Tri Flower Wall Decor will look stunning in any Disney room. For a touch of elegant magic, switch out your standard lamp or ceiling light with a beautiful chandelier.

Save with our package pricing that offers significant savings on all the Disney bedroom collection. With romantic beds, dressers, mirrors, desks and nightstands, your daughter’s dream room can be a reality.


How to Care for Black Lacquer Furniture

Monterey 7 Pc. King Bedroom

Black lacquer bedroom furniture adds depth to bedroom furnishings. Its urban, upscale feel lends a hotel-like atmosphere and is ideal for those seeking modern design elements in the bedroom. The care of black gloss bedroom furniture is a little different than cleaning standard wood furniture. Regular cleaning maintenance can leave streaks and dust behind. Certain substances can also scratch the delicate finish, so special care is needed to protect the furniture and keep it bright and shiny in appearance.

What Do I Need to Maintain Black Lacquer Furniture?

Maintaining your black lacquer bedroom set doesn’t have to be a hassle, and there are only a few basic supplies you will need. For regular cleaning purposes, you will need soft cotton cloths and a mild soap. If you need to repair chipped black lacquer furniture or its finish, you’ll want a wax stick, shellac and a varnish or lacquer.

How Do You Keep Black Furniture Clean?

Black bedroom furniture sets show dirt and dust easily and will also readily reveal scratches. Although the finish appears exceptionally hard, it is still prone to chipping and denting. The best way to clean black lacquer is to use a soft, damp cloth that has been wrung of all moisture. Be sure to only use soft cotton or flannel. Never coarse fabrics or paper towels as they can cause scratching. Begin dusting the furniture in long straight sweeps rather than a circular motion which can leave wipe marks.

Once dusting is complete, go back over the furniture with a dry cloth. If there are still fingerprints or smudges, then it may be necessary to use a mild soap such as Murphy’s Oil Soap. Never use heavy furniture polish on black lacquer furniture as it will streak and weaken the black finish with prolonged use.

How Do You Maintain Black Furniture?

The easiest way to ensure your black lacquer furniture stays looking its best is by taking proper care of it. You should be wiping your furniture down with a soft, damp cloth at least once a week. In addition to that, you need to be careful about how you treat your furniture. You should avoid getting your furniture wet, so watch out for any spills and clean them up immediately. If you have a dresser or nightstand as part of your black lacquer bedroom furniture, consider adding a decorative cloth or runner to protect its surface.

Can you refinish black lacquer furniture? Depending on the condition of your furniture, it can be pretty easy to refinish. You want to find a matching black lacquer and apply a few even coats. If your furniture is full of scratches or chips, you will need to fill them in before applying a lacquer or varnish.

With proper care and maintenance, you will be able to enjoy the appearance of your black lacquer bedroom furniture for many years to come. Make sure to visit any of our 27 stores for the best complete rooms of black lacquer furniture as well as traditional and contemporary bedrooms in a variety of styles and finishes.


Building a Mini Bar at Home – The RoomPlace

You’ve dutifully scoured Pinterest and found recipes for mouthwatering martinis and delectable Manhattans. Now you just need somewhere to serve them. The RoomPlace has a serious love affair with mini bars this summer. It’s the perfect place to gather and unwind — and it makes happy hour feel just a little bit more special. Here are some home mini bar ideas you can bring to your living room or patio.

How Can I Make My Home Bar Look Good?

When putting together a mini bar setup, you want to create something that looks appealing to yourself and guests. To accomplish this, you’ll need to make sure you have matching furniture, whether you do that by buying a complete set or carefully choosing pieces that complement each other. You also want to pick a stylish bar to center everything around.

The Sutton Bar helps you to turn your cocktail lineup into a decorative asset. With touch-engaged LED backlighting, alligator embossing, a silver finish, inset glass panels and a modern silhouette, it will instantly elevate your happy hour setup. We love this piece for indoor and outdoor use alike. Plus, it comes with plenty of storage for bottles, stemware, bottle openers and more. Bring even more style to your mini bar set up with wall décor. You can add a cute sign, shelves to hold decorative bottles or a chic clock like our 21” Winston Wall Clock.

What Furniture Do I Need to Set Up a Mini Bar at Home?

What you include in your home mini bar furniture is completely up to you, but there are some basics you should have covered, especially if you plan on entertaining guests. Like any good bar, you want your guests to stick around. Invest in some comfortable, modern bar stools to give your guests reason to stay awhile. We love this backless modern stool for its eye-catching chrome and dark maple legs. You’ll want to make sure that you also have a flat surface that can accommodate the height of the stool, such as the Nicki Counter Height Table.

What Do You Need for a Basic Home Mini Bar?

The whole point of a mini bar setup is to give a designated space for drinks and entertaining. Along with seating and a bar surface, every home mini bar needs some sort of storage. A space to enjoy cocktails is great, but a minibar that is source of clutter cancels out the benefits. Invest in a spacious piece of mini bar furniture, like the Nicki Sideboard, to store all of your favorite libations. With slots for wine bottles and shelving space for liquor, stemware, and more, it’s a functional asset, a decorative boost, and a fun gathering spot. You can add it as bonus space, or you can use it as your main bar surface.

Whether you’re an aspiring mixologist or prefer an ice-cold beer, the mini bar cabinet is where the party’s at this summer. Score the perfect setup with the help of the team at The RoomPlace, and drop by one of our twenty locations across the Chicago and Indianapolis areas to get your perfect cocktail complement!