Bedrooms Mattresses Miscellaneous

Tips for Buying a New Mattress

Tempur-Pedic TEMPER-Cloud Supreme Breeze California King Mattress From The RoomPlace
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When it’s time to buy a new mattress, making your choice is easier said than done. Faced with a multitude of sizes, types, brands and features, shopping for a new mattress can be overwhelming. Let’s take a look at how to choose the best mattress for your sleep needs.

Choosing the Right Mattress Size

When deciding on a size for your new mattress, take into account the size of your room as well as how much space you and your partner need while sleeping. There are a handful of standard mattress sizes to choose from:

Simmons Beautyrest Silver Sasha Twin Plush Pillow Top Mattress From The RoomPlace
Image: Simmons Beautyrest Silver Sasha Twin Plush Pillow Top Mattress From The RoomPlace
  • Twin: At 39 x 75 inches, this compact Twin mattress is great for kids and can also accommodate a single adult (though the slightly longer Twin XL is a better choice if you’re tall).
Therapedic Majestic Full Firm Low Profile Mattress Set From The RoomPlace
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  • Full: Full mattresses measure 54 x 75 inches. Providing a little more space than a twin, a full can be a good upgrade mattress for a growing teenager or for a guest bedroom. While technically large enough to fit some couples, a full probably won’t provide adequate space for two people to get a good night’s sleep regularly.
Therapedic Chiro-Pedic Queen Firm Mattress From The RoomPlace
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  • Queen: The most popular size on the market, a queen size mattress is around 60 x 80 inches in size. This size accommodates most couples and is suitable for most bedrooms.
Simmons BeautyRest Platinum Fairview King Firm Low Profile Mattress Set From The RoomPlace
Image: Simmons BeautyRest Platinum Fairview King Firm Low Profile Mattress Set From The RoomPlace
  • King: If you have the bedroom space, a king size bed is the best choice for a couple. Measuring 76 x 80 inches, a king mattress provides ample room to stretch out and get comfortable. For very tall people or those who want to indulge, a California King provides an extra 4” of length.

Choosing the Ideal Mattress Type

While there is no single best type, different mattresses are better for different sleeping styles. Here are the major mattress types and the sleeping styles they complement:

  • Spring: The traditional spring mattress features steel coils with various levels of cushioning on top.
  • Memory Foam: Memory foam mattresses are constructed of several layers of polyurethane foam and other materials. Despite the connotation that “foam” equals “soft,” memory foam is often on the firmer side, providing an optimal level of support that conforms to the body. In general, a high-quality memory foam mattress is the best choice for people with chronic back pain. (Note: Ask your doctor for recommendations.)
  • Firm: A firm mattress is useful for people who tend to sleep on their back, as it provides necessary support for the spine.
  • Plush: Plush or pillowtop mattresses can be beneficial to side sleepers, as they provide extra cushioning for the hips and shoulders. However, a mattress that is overly soft can cause a person to “sink in,” failing to provide much-needed support for the spine. As with firm mattresses, it’s important to find a happy medium.

More Mattress Shopping Tips

With these mattress sizes and types in mind, it’s time to go shopping! Here are some further tips for making the decision:

  • See it in person. Pick out your new mattress in-store, so you have a chance to see and feel it before you make a commitment. If possible, try to lay on each mattress you’re considering for at least 10-15 minutes in order to get a good sense of how it feels.
  • Take advantage of sales. Promotions and discount events like The RoomPlace President’s Day Sale are sure to help you save on a big purchase like this.
  • Read reviews. Make sure to research what other shoppers have to say about a mattress before you make an official decision.
Bedrooms Design Tips Miscellaneous

5 Ingenious Storage Tips for Kids’ Bedrooms

Catalina Chestnut Twin Roomsaver Bed From the RoomPlace
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When it comes to keeping a kid’s room organized, it sounds like no easy task. To create a stylish and practical storage system your kids will stick to, follow our tips for fool-proof organization for toys, clothes, and more in your kids’ bedrooms.

Catalina Black Full Bunk Bed From The RoomPlace
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#1: Switch to Bunk Beds

For the ultimate space saver in a shared kids’ bedroom, bunk beds are the answer. Bunk and loft beds take up less space than separate beds, and they offer built-in storage options to maximize floor space even further. Add-ons like stairway chests and hanging caddies provide additional space to store toys, clothes, and more. As a bonus, kids love bunk beds! For teens and tweens, a loft bed provides ample space underneath for a desk area, which is perfect for small bedrooms.

#2: Utilize the Space Under the Bed

Under-bed storage is an essential way to preserve a room’s floor space and keeps items organized. Use rolling storage bins to make easily accessible drawers that are the perfect size for holding clothes, books, toys, shoes, and bedding. Utilizing the empty space under your kids’ beds can be a practical alternative to buying another dresser or trying to fit everything in the closet. It also gives kids an easy place to put things away, ensuring they keep their room clutter-free.

Captain’s beds are another way to save space—these unique, space-conscious bed frames feature built-in drawers and shelves for added functionality.

#3: Make the Most of Wall Space

If your kids’ bedroom is on the small side or they have lots of toys to store, it’s best to utilize wall space as much as possible. Use shelves, hanging baskets, wall cubes, and crates to give your walls a purpose and move items off the floor. For the boy or girl with a large stuffed animal collection, install a hammock in the corner of the room. Add a hanging organizer over the door, too, to keep items like shoes and small toys in their place.

#4: Give Everything a Home

Clothes go in the closet. Books go on the shelves. Toys go in the storage bins under the bed. No matter how you keep your kids’ bedroom organized, making sure every item has a dedicated “home” makes it easy to keep things clean and put away at the end of the day.

#5: Keep Track of Small Toys

Whether your kid is a fan of LEGO, likes to draw, or has an extensive collection of other tiny toys, small items need their own storage system. Use clear storage bins the size of shoe boxes and label each one to keep related items together. Sort by relevant characteristics such as color or category. Cube storage or closet shelves are great places to keep those tiny items organized.


Warm up Your Small Space with Fireplace Inserts

Just because your house doesn’t have an old-fashioned chimney doesn’t mean you can’t warm yourself up by the heat from a fireplace this winter. With our huge selection of fireplace options for small spaces, you can add style, warmth, and holiday cheer to your living room, dining room, or bedroom. Read on to learn more about fireplace inserts and how they can transform (and warm up!) your favorite rooms.

Match Your Traditional Style

At The RoomPlace, we offer fireplace inserts that match every style. This Regency Fireplace Insert, for example, features an empire cherry finish and beautiful carvings, making it the perfect centerpiece for those with a traditional style. Plus, fireplace inserts are easy to install and maintain, which means you won’t have to worry about costly repairs, kindling, or clean-up.

Utilize Small Spaces

With the Gerard White Fireplace Insert, you can utilize small spaces by combining your entertainment center and your electric fireplace. Not only will this take advantage of limited space, but it also creates a modern take on a traditional fireplace. Heat up to 1,000 sq. feet and skip the venting and gas lines with this energy saving LED technology.

Experience High-Tech Capabilities

This high-tech Frasier Fireplace features a Split-Speaker sound bar, Bluetooth® audio streaming, a multi-function remote control, and a flame effect that can be operated with or without heat. Plus, this electric fireplace releases no smoke, emissions or pollutants, so you can feel good about leaving it on this winter.

Whether you’re shopping for fireplace inserts or other furniture pieces, The RoomPlace has everything you need to design the home of your dreams. Shop trending looks online or at one of our furniture showrooms in Illinois and Indiana to take advantage of our %100 Satisfaction Guarantee. Start shopping today!


Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Powered Furniture

With iPhones, tablets and laptops becoming even more popular, it was only a matter of time before high-tech furniture became a trend in home design. From high-tech couches with power reclining to bed frame USB ports, staying comfortable and connected is more convenient than ever with these stylish, tech-powered furniture pieces. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a friend, check out these perfect gift ideas for anyone who values that latest technology!

High-Tech Living Room & Bedroom Furniture

Matrix Red 3 Pc. Power Living Room

The Matrix Power Living Room Set features several pieces of tech-powered furniture designed to combine luxury and convenience. In addition to lighted cup holders and power reclining, this Matrix high-tech couch comes with two USB ports and 2 a/c adapters built right in. With the touch of a button, your seat will electronically recline, and with the built-in USB adapters, you won’t have to worry about your charging cord reaching a wall outlet.

Tesla Fabric 6 Pc. Power Sectional

Like the Matrix living room set, the Tesla Fabric power sectional combines functionality, style, and modern technology. Its easy touch button system allows for seamless headrest and power reclining so you can adjust your seat to your perfect setting. This high-tech couch also features a built-in USB port so your furniture can become your power outlet.

Equalizer Gray Power Recliner with Power Headrest

If you’re looking for the perfect power recliner for the modern era, this model from Equalizer just might be it. You’ll love the undercarriage lights and the lighted cup holders, which let you enjoy theater-style movies at home. This recliner also comes with power adjustable headrests and reclining so you can choose your exact comfort settings, and the built-in USB port will help you stay charged.

Bella Veneto King Bed by Michael Amini

If you’re looking for modern comforts with a more elegant style, this Bella Veneto King sleigh bed offers beauty and sophistication while still taking high-tech functionality into account. Enjoy the stately design of the sleigh bed combined with the functionality of multiple USB ports for easy charging in bed.

Rosewood 2-Drawer Nightstand

With the Rosewood night stand, you no longer have to worry about whether or not you’re covering up a wall outlet. Not only does the nightstand feature touch light control for easy reading at night, but it also offers two USB ports built right in, so you can charge your electronics from the bed.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone on your list, you’ll find everything you need at The RoomPlace. Browse online or visit one of our furniture showrooms in the Greater Chicago and Indianapolis areas and start saving today!


New 2018 Furniture Trends to Look Out For

Bold Colored Furniture | Furniture Trends

A new year means a new chance to revitalize your home, and we think you’ll love these hot new interior design trends for 2018. Read on to learn how to leverage your home décor in 2018 and beyond!

Geometric Patterns

Even if you’re doing your interior decorating on a budget, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your home with geometric patterns. Choose from our extensive collection of geometric design throw pillows, which are the perfect accent piece for your living room or bedroom. If you’re looking to really transform a room, The RoomPlace offers geometric patterned furniture, including everything from barstools and headboards to armoires and chaise sofas.

Overdyed Rugs

Overdyed Rug Home Design

With bold colors and strong statements, overdyed rugs are gaining increasing popularity, and you can see why! Even if your floors are already covered, you can still hang the overdyed rugs on the wall for a great statement piece that will pull the entire room together. Whether you’re going for the overdyed or geometric look, The RoomPlace has plenty of trendy rugs to choose from.

Home Bars

Home Bar | Furniture Trends

While this trend may not be the newest on the list, a 2018 house trends list wouldn’t be complete without it. Whether you’re looking to display fine wines or create the perfect space for your new mixology hobby, a home bar can be both functional and stylish. The RoomPlace features plenty of distinct styles, so you can find a home bar that matches your elegant, modern, or chic style.

Bold-Colored Furniture

Bold Colored Furniture | Furniture Trends

Want to make a room pop? Take a lesson from this new 2018 interior decorating trend and choose bold colors for your furniture. While we recommend any eye-catching, vibrant color, jewel-tones are increasingly popular. Browse our bold-colored furniture, accent pillows, and artwork to completely transform your space!

We hope these home décor ideas will help you decorate with confidence so you can make 2018 the year you create the home of your dreams. Visit one of our furniture stores located throughout Chicagoland and Indianapolis for help designing your next room!


The Advantages of Adjustable Base Bed Frames

We take bedtime really seriously at The RoomPlace. And if we’re spending an average of 122 days each year under the covers, we want it to be a comfortable, restful experience. Recently, we’ve been loving adjustable base bed frames. Here are the top five reasons we’re upgrading our king or queen size mattress to an adjustable base:


Our 2016 Furniture Trend Predictions

The New Year is less than thirty days away, and we already have the bug: it’s out with the old, in with the new for 2016! And we’re not talking about resolutions.


Fall Themed Bedroom Looks We Love: What’s Your Color Choice?

Fall is in the air. And while the crisp weather usually inspires daydreams of pumpkin picking, leaf piles, and hot apple cider, it’s got us thinking about interior decor. We’re using a seasonal color palette to guide our favorite fall bedroom decorating ideas. Which one really speaks to you?


How to Set Up a Mini Bar in Your Home from 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 bar ideas you can bring to your living room or patio.


Mother’s Day Specials at The RoomPlace

On May 10th, The RoomPlace will be holding a Mother’s Day Sale. We think it’s the perfect time to pick up a decorative gift for mom. This year, we’re loving the curio cabinet. This decorative storage asset is perfect place to display all those special photos and keepsakes she’s been collecting over the years.