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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.

Size

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.

Firmness

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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Announcing the Grand Opening of The RoomPlace’s New Location in Gurnee, IL

Featured Image: Storefront of New Gurnee, Illinois Location for The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Storefront of New Gurnee, Illinois Location for The RoomPlace

The RoomPlace is thrilled to announce the opening of our latest location in Gurnee, Illinois. Our 27th store is located in the Gurnee Mills Mall at 6148 Grand Avenue. Our grand opening ceremony will take place Friday, November 9th, 2018.

As we continue to expand our footprint across Illinois and Indiana, we are excited to provide our unique shopping experience to more customers and bring our selection of quality, affordable furniture to Gurnee Mills. In addition, this new location has brought 50 new jobs to the area, expanding our community of stores to over 750 employees.

“The RoomPlace is proud to be a part of the updated Gurnee Mills experience,” said our CEO, Paul Adams. “As we prepare to open our 27th store, we remain committed to bringing stylish yet affordable furniture to the millions of people that come through the mall each year, along with jobs supporting the larger community.” The Gurnee location joins our other locations in neighborhoods including Aurora, Arlington Heights, Orland Park, Downers Grove, Rockford, Schaumburg, Lombard and more.

Stop in to check out the new store and our vast selection from 10am-9pm Monday through Saturday, or 11am-6pm on Sundays. For directions and more store information, visit the Gurnee location page on our website. If you’re looking for the location nearest you, use our store locator. We hope to see you soon!

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How to Organize Your Dining Room for the Holiday Season

Charlotte 9 Pc. Dining Room w/Linen Chairs from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Charlotte 9 Pc. Dining Room w/Linen Chairs from The RoomPlace

Whether you usually host the important gatherings in your family or it’s your first year welcoming everyone into your home for the holidays, make sure your dining room is ready for the season. From cleaning to arranging furniture to decorating, there’s sure to be a few ways you can spruce up and organize your space before the holidays. For a dining room that will accommodate your guests efficiently while being warm and inviting, here are a few tips to get you started.

Declutter

The first step to organizing your dining room in preparation for holiday dinners is to declutter and clean. It may not be much fun, but chances are you’ll need as much space as you can muster—floor space and table space alike!

Fullerton Dining Table from The RoomPlace
Image: Fullerton Dining Table from The RoomPlace

Depending on the number of guests you’ll need to accommodate, chances are you’ll need to add an extra table (or at least a leaf to your adjustable table) to accommodate guests. In that case, you might want to remove unneeded furniture and décor from your dining room. Items that take up space but won’t serve a purpose during the festivities should be moved out of the way to a different room.

Rearrange

Once your dining room is cleaned and decluttered, you may wish to do a little rearranging to make your space efficient and comfortable. Guests will be getting up for seconds, kids will be underfoot and you’ll need to make sure there’s space for people to walk through the dining room and around the table. Here are a few tips for setting up your dining room furniture for the holidays:

  • It can be helpful, if you have the space, to set up one table for adults and another area for children. For the kid’s table, a tablecloth that can be wiped clean and non-breakable dishes are a must.

If you have a large enough table, set out food in the center to limit trips to the kitchen.

Image: Vista Server Cart from The RoomPlace
Image: Vista Server Cart from The RoomPlace
  • Make use of a buffet off to one side of the dining room—not only for setting out food and dishes, but also for storing items you might need in a pinch during meals, such as hot pads, napkins, serving utensils or extra wine glasses.
Image: Lakewood White Dining Bench from The Room Place
Lakewood White Dining Bench from The Room Place
  • To maximize floor space, bench seating can be a good alternative to bulky chairs, particularly for kids.

Decorate

Finally, it’s time to add the finishing touches to your newly organized dining room. From table cloths to centerpieces to festive décor, add your personal touch to create a dining space your friends and family will feel welcome in. Here’s a handful of ideas to inspire your holiday decorating:

Linden Area Rug (5’x8’) from The Room Place
Image: Linden Area Rug (5’x8’) from The Room Place
  • A cozy area rug can warm hardwood floors and give your dining room a homey, welcoming vibe.
Image: Markos Floor Lamp from The Room Place
Image: Markos Floor Lamp from The Room Place
  • Winter days are short, so make sure your dining room has plenty of lighting options to adjust the ambiance as needed.
  • Regardless of your decorating style, you can’t go wrong with simple, elegant décor like white or cream-colored tablecloths, gold-tone centerpieces and seasonal flowers such as mums or poinsettias.
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Creating a Mid-Century Look on a Budget

Roxbury Black Sofa from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Roxbury Black Sofa from The RoomPlace

If you love the look of mid-century modern design, it might be easier than you think to achieve it in your own home. It doesn’t have to be difficult—or expensive—to give any room of your home the mid-century modern vibe you adore. With these ideas for affordable mid-century-style furniture and décor, you can transform your space into something stylish and inspired.

When choosing the perfect furniture for this look, keep in mind the tenants of mid-century modern design. Select pieces that are functional and sleek, aim for an uncluttered look with minimal ornamentation, and add visual interest by pairing different materials and textures. Mid-century style is often characterized by the use of organic and geometric forms, a range of colors and a high-contrast aesthetic.

Now, let’s get to it!

Skyler Sofa Bed by Scott Living from The RoomPlace
Image: Skyler Sofa Bed by Scott Living from The RoomPlace

Living Room

If it’s the living area you want to update, there are plenty of ways to add mid-century modern style to your family room. To start, make your sofa a statement piece with options like the Roxbury Black Sofa or the dual-purpose Skyler Sofa Bed. With mid-century qualities and chic upholstery, these sofas are the perfect balance of retro, contemporary and affordable.

Trelis Blue Accent Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Trelis Blue Accent Chair from The RoomPlace

Add a pop of color to your mid-century living room with an accent chair in a hue like bright turquoise—we like the Trelis Blue Accent Chair and the Tyler Accent Chair, both of which offer impeccable retro style at a great value.

Parker White Cocktail Table from The RoomPlace
Image: Parker White Cocktail Table from The RoomPlace

Finally, finish your space with a coffee table and end table(s). When shopping for a living room table to complete your space, look for mid-century-inspired elements such as slim, angled legs; sleek, geometric forms; and retro, 1950s trends. The sleek simplicity of our Parker Cocktail Table would pair beautifully with your other retro-modern furniture and décor.

Metal End Table from The RoomPlace
Image: Metal End Table from The RoomPlace

This Metal End Table combines galvanized metal with wood, and features hairpin-style legs for a mid-century look, while the Large Tray End Table adds a unique and geometric finish.

Fullerton 5 Pc. Dinette from The RoomPlace
Image: Fullerton 5 Pc. Dinette from The RoomPlace

Dining Room

If you like the convenience of a complete dining set, get the mid-century vibe with our affordable Fullerton 5 Pc. Dinette or the Marissa 5 Pc. Red Dinette. For a customized yet affordable dining area, pair a sleek table like the Anastasia Dining Table or Sutherson Dining Table by Scott Living with two types of mismatched chairs.

Image: Dash Persimmon Dining Chair by Scott Living from The RoomPlace
Image: Dash Persimmon Dining Chair by Scott Living from The RoomPlace

Consider choosing neutral chairs and adding two more colorful chairs on either end of the table for a look that’s undeniably mid-century modern. For example, the Chelsea Side Chair pairs well with the vivid, retro tone of this Dash Persimmon Dining Chair. The beige tones of our Emerson 2 Pc. Dining Chair provides a warm contrast to the mid-century-inspired Cora Teal Chair in striking blue-green faux leather—plus, they offer unbeatable value.

Reegan 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom from The RoomPlace
Image: Reegan 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom from The RoomPlace

Bedroom

Finally, let’s check out some stylish bedroom furniture that will help you achieve a mid-century modern aesthetic without breaking the bank. Give your room a retro yet contemporary update with a striking bed set like the Reegan 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom—it features a contrasting two-tone design, elongated hardware, built-in drawers in the bed frame and the classic retro tapered leg design. You can’t get more mid-century than that! Likewise, the Torrey 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom Set offers mid-century modern elements with a touch of sophistication, mixing multiple materials and textures to give your space plenty of style.

Image: Linon Trio Ceramic Gray Area Rug from The RoomPlace
Image: Linon Trio Ceramic Gray Area Rug from The RoomPlace

To add a pop of color to your mid-century-inspired bedroom design, a geometric area rug is the perfect solution. Inexpensive options like the Linon Trio Ceramic Gray Area Rug, the Orange Dash Rug by Scott Living or our Linon Roma Herringbone Gray Rug are all excellent ways to bring unique patterns and retro colors to your new mid-century bedroom décor.

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Update Your Guest Room for the Holidays

Montrose Brown Queen Bed for your Guest Room from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Montrose Brown Queen Bed for your Guest Room from The RoomPlace

If you’re expecting overnight visitors in your home over the holidays, it’s probably time to get your guest room into shape. If your guest room hasn’t been used in a while or is simply in need of some updates, now is the perfect time to make some upgrades. Let’s take a look at five easy ways to make your guest room homier and more welcoming before the busy holiday season.

#1: Fresh Coat of Paint

Few updates are as easy as a simple, fresh coat of paint for your guest room walls. In general, neutrals such as warm gray, cream or tan are versatile and timeless. If you want something with a little more color, a soft yellow, seafoam green or soothing blue are also great options.

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

#2: New Mattress

A new (and upgraded) mattress could be a great investment in improving your guest room. Welcome your friends or family for the holidays with a mattress that offers excellent support to make their vacation a comfortable one.

Welden Queen Bed with Storage from The RoomPlace
Image: Welden Queen Bed with Storage from The RoomPlace

#3: More Storage

If your visitors will be staying more than a night or two, chances are they’ll need a place to keep their belongings. If you think your guest room might be short on storage space, consider adding additional storage in the form of a new dresser (if you have space), under-bed drawers or simply some shelves on the walls. A bed frame with built-in drawers, such as the Welden Queen Bed, could also be the perfect two-in-one upgrade for your guest room.

Austin Area Rug from The RoomPlace
Image: Austin Area Rug from The RoomPlace

#4: Warm Rug

Give your guests something soft and warm to step onto when they get out of bed in the morning. Especially if you have hardwood or tile floors that might get chilly when it’s cold outside, a cozy rug is the perfect inviting touch to add to your guest room. Plus, you can take this opportunity to add a pop of color and texture to your guest room décor with an area rug that features a stylish pattern.

Laelia Silver Table Lamp from the RoomPlace
Image: Laelia Silver Table Lamp from the RoomPlace

#5: Better Lighting

During the winter, the days are short and the nights are long. Make sure your guest room has plenty of lighting options so your visitors can get the most of their space. A lamp on each side of the bed, along with ceiling lights of some kind, is ideal.

With one or more of these updates, you can have your guest room looking fresh and inviting, ready to accommodate your guests for the holidays.

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Trending Looks Series: Glam Master Bedroom

Glam Master Bedroom Furniture & Accessories from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Glam Master Bedroom Furniture & Accessories from The RoomPlace

For a bedroom design that stands out and lets you express your personality, go with glamorous furniture and décor that brings shine and sparkle to your space. From chic furniture to glimmering décor to a soft and feminine color palette, check out some of our favorite glam bedroom ideas in this trending style board for a unique master bedroom.

Color Palette

When it comes to choosing colors for your glam bedroom, it’s all about combining luxurious materials with feminine details. What you end up with is a space that’s both chic and bold. Go all-out with metallic and glittery finishes like platinum, silver, rose gold or bronze. Create a sleek aesthetic with soft neutrals including white, cream, purple-gray, mint and pale pink. Then, finish it off with pops of rich colors—like deep purple, navy blue or black—and textures such as velvet and faux fur.

Platinum 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom from The RoomPlace
Image: Platinum 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom from The RoomPlace

Bedroom Set

The Platinum 7 Pc. Queen Bedroom is the epitome of glitz and glamour. Pearlized platinum paint, beveled inset mirrors, nail-head trim, red drawer boxes and other uniquely modern features give this bedroom set plenty of personality and elegance. Complete your room with this eye-catching set that features a queen bed, dresser, nightstand, chest and mirror. Add a final touch of sophistication with the striking Margot Vanity.

Jordan Table Lamp from The RoomPlace
Image: Jordan Table Lamp from The RoomPlace

Lighting

All the glamorous details of your master bedroom need plenty of lighting in order to shine their brightest. Start with the contemporary Emma Floor Lamp, which features crystal-like acrylic balls and chrome-tone metal to illuminate your room in a chic way. Pair with the Jordan Table Lamp to bring an elegant, designer look to your master bedroom.

Acrylic Burst 3 Pc. Wall Décor from The RoomPlace
Image: Acrylic Burst 3 Pc. Wall Décor from The RoomPlace

Décor

Finish your glam bedroom design with shiny décor and accents that add instant luxury. Decorative pillows like our Khaki Solid Pleated Throw Pillow and a patterned Linon Geo Gray Area Rug bring texture and warmth to the room. Some chic 3D wall art like the trendy Acrylic Burst 3 Pc. Wall Décor adds personality and visual interest to the room’s walls, giving a shiny finish to your glamorous master bedroom.

More Trending Looks

Shop new featured style boards at the bottom of our homepage. You can also easily find coordinating items to pair with your favorite RoomPlace products—when viewing a product on our website, scroll down to see curated ideas in the “Complete Your Look” section.

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Pint-Sized Furniture Your Kids Will Love

Izzy Bubble Gum Kids Grab-N-Go Chair from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Izzy Bubble Gum Kids Grab-N-Go Chair from The RoomPlace

When it comes to choosing the perfect furniture for a kid’s room, you don’t have to choose from adult-sized options. There are plenty of smaller furniture items—including chairs, beds and tables—that are designed to be a comfortable size for kids of all ages, from babies and toddlers to school-age children and tweens.

If you’re updating your kid’s bedroom or designing a new baby’s nursery, check out these ideas for pint-sized furniture your little ones are sure to love.

Grado Farmhouse Pine Convertible Crib by Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Grado Farmhouse Pine Convertible Crib by Dolce Babi from The RoomPlace

Convertible Beds

Opt for a convertible crib if you’re about to welcome a new arrival in your family. These versatile and innovative beds transform from a cozy baby crib to a safe toddler bed to a headboard and footboard for a twin-size bed as your child grows. They’re practical, they’ll save you money and they’ll be just the right size for your little one at each stage of childhood.

Kid Chairs

From soft grab-and-go loungers to recliners, desk chairs and mini accent chairs, there are plenty of ways to make your kid’s room, playroom or family room more comfortable for your children. Kid-sized chairs are the perfect size and height for kids of various ages, giving them a cozy spot to relax, read a book, do their homework or watch a movie.

Sundance 7 Pc. Loft Bunk Bed from The RoomPlace
Image: Sundance 7 Pc. Loft Bunk Bed from The RoomPlace

Bunk Beds

Bunk beds are not only excellent space-savers, they’re also ideal for providing adequate bed space to siblings who share a room. If you have two kids of different ages who share a bedroom, a twin/full bunk bed is the perfect solution to ensure each kid has a bed that’s suited to their size. The younger sibling can take the smaller top bunk and the older child can enjoy additional space on the lower bunk. This is a practical, comfortable compromise that’s sure to make everyone happy—while preserving bedroom floor space to boot!

Image: Tandie White Kids Computer Desk from The RoomPlace
Image: Tandie White Kids Computer Desk from The RoomPlace

Little Desks

A desk is an essential addition to almost any kid’s room, whether she needs a place to make crayon art or study. With stylish desks that are sized just for kids, you can give your child their own space for crafts, playing games, doing homework and everything in between.

With these ideas for kid-sized furniture, you can make sure your little tots and big kids alike are comfortable in every room of the home. For all your baby and toddler furniture needs, don’t forget to check out our new collection of stylish yet affordable baby cribs and nursery furniture.

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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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Introducing the Scott Living Collection by Jonathan and Drew Scott

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 an all-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.

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

Here’s a quick look at some of our most popular items from the Scott Living line for every room of the home:

  • Dining Room: This Dayton 5 Pc. Dinette 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 2 Pc. 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
  • Bedroom: 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.

No matter what room you’re redesigning or renovating, there’s bound to be something in the Scott Living Collection that expresses your personal style.

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, and Jonathan, a licensed contractor, transforms the house into the family’s dream home. 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.