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More Than a Table: Spruce up Your Living Room with a Stylish Coffee Table

Enduringly stylish and endlessly functional, coffee tables are one of our favorite furniture choices for living rooms that need a little extra pizazz and personality.

3pk coffee tableCoffee tables are small but with the right idea they can bring big design advantages. Pieces like the Avanti are easily transportable,making it simple to adjust your room to suit your needs. Pair this clear glass top with white colored vases, bowls, and other objects that vary in height to make the design pop

Make your table work for you by using the table’s surface to serve up some snacks. Layer your coffee table with a woven tray to serve your food while adding an extra level of décor. Find a vintage throw and place it half way across the coffee table to show off both the table and a spice of culture. If you prefer the minimalist look, leave it bare and let the furniture speak for itself.

Small coffee tables are ideal if you live in a cozy space, because they can serve dual purposes: storage and style. Their compact size makes a big impression without taking up precious square footage. Small coffee tables are also an affordable investment that will serve as a focal point in your home for years to come.

Give your room a facelift and get that much-needed functionality with the help of a living room coffee table. The RoomPlace is proud to offer affordable options that will show off your individual style, whether you’re looking for a modern coffee table or an antique-inspired piece. Let our team help you find your new favorite piece of furniture today!

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How to Furnish a Large Living Room

The RoomPlace Furniture Store’s Six Tips for Organizing Large Living Rooms

Break out your measuring tape and leveler: it’s time to create the perfect living room without the clutter.

Choose Your Style (And Stick With It!)

Wondering how to furnish a large living room so that it looks showroom-ready? Let a living room set do the work. Getting all of the pieces for your living room set at the same time will save you time tracking down the perfect matching pieces.

If you like classic lines and the feel of sophisticated leather, the traditional Dale will appeal to your sense of elegance. Living room sets with a sofa and love seat placed a few feet from the walls create a cozy conversation area. Point your sofas towards the focal point of your room (TV, fireplace, large window) for extra flow.


Most successful living room design ideas incorporate personal touches. Take the opportunity to display some of the souvenirs from your travels on wall-mounted shelves. Oversized books, vintage perfume bottles, or framed art also punch up the style in large living rooms with wall space to spare.Bronze

Invest in Sophisticated Shelving

Storage is a must-have item for any large space. Storing books and artwork on a shelving unit maximizes space by not only freeing floor space, but also by creating visual interest.

Create a Color Point

Pick one aspect of your living room to serve as the star of the show. Pops of color will centralize the focus of your living space. Decorative pillows or colorful throws are both good options for achieving a color point.

Organize Your Entertainment System

Create a place for all of your electronics with an entertainment system. Entertainment systems provide a spot for all of your media needs while giving you additional storage.

Break up the Room

Break up your living space by adding a sofa table. Sofa tables provide a barrier between the living room and other aspects of your home without having to add a wall.

With these organization tips from The RoomPlace, you can create a functional and beautiful home. View our online catalog or stop in today to chat with our knowledgeable staff and see how we can take your large living room from drab to fab.

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Six Selfie Do’s and Don’ts that Could Win you a New Furniture Set

Six Selfie Do’s and Don’ts that Could Win you a New Furniture Set

We’ve all been there: you finally found the perfect lighting, your hair wasn’t doing that stick-up-in-the-back thing it usually does, and you were just looking for a way to capture your day out with friends. Your selfie can convey many things that words can’t, but has it ever earned you a furniture set?

The RoomPlace furniture store is ready to give away an entire furniture set and the best selfie takes all! Here are six selfie do’s and don’ts that can help you win your favorite collection from The RoomPlace:

Do: Pose in front of your favorite The RoomPlace furniture collection.

Don’t: Cheat! It has to be a true selfie taken by you of yourself. No professional photographer intervention allowed.

Do: Make sure you point your camera facing down from a higher angle—looking up at the camera is a universally flattering angle.

Don’t: Get caught with food in your teeth.

Do: Get your whole face in the picture. Let’s leave MySpace angles where they belong—in the past.

Don’t: Forget to upload your selfie to Facebook or Twitter with #TheRoomPlace and #GetItAll hashtags and be sure to mention which collection you want to win!

Wining a furniture set is as easy as taking a selfie! Using all these tips, make sure you take a selfie standing (or sitting, or stooping) next to your favorite furniture collection. Winners will be notified via private messages on Facebook or Twitter, so start snapping those selfies today!

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Introducing the “Yes! You Can” Plan

At The RoomPlace, we don’t think new furniture should be a luxury. Everyone deserves to spruce up their home with a few refined pieces that match their style and taste. That’s why we’ve created the Yes! You Can plan. The Yes! You Can plan makes getting the furniture you love easier and at a price you can live with.

Here’s all you have to do:

  • Pick out a gorgeous piece of furniture (or update an entire room).
  • Put nothing down, and depending on what you choose, payments start as low as $25 a month.
  • Invite friends over and show off your gorgeous new bed, dresser, sofa, or entirely new living room set. The possibilities are endless.

If you’ve been stalking any furniture at our store, we want you to take it off our hands for good. A number of our living room collections are on sale now, so there’s never been a better time to buy. Come in and check out the Room Collections we currently have. Why not try out a gray leather loveseat and sofa pairing? Our gray, leather living room collections have both modern and traditional options to match your style. Pair one of our gray collections with light blue home accents, and you’ll really have something special. With your new living room, you’ll be the envy of all your friends, and you’ll have a lovely space to call your own.

Come on out to your Chicago Lakeview furniture store and ask one of our friendly furniture consultants about the Yes! You Can plan. While you’re here, let us show you our amazing sales and help you pick out the perfect furniture for any room.


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Every little girl dreams of being a Princess

Isn't it true that fairy tales help drive the imagination? Why not set the story and theme with our Jessica twin or full bedroom set.

If the Jessica bed isn't her cup of tea party… Then perhaps something more like our Hailey bedroom will work. The bed showcases beautiful metal scrollwork in a silver hue, accented by clear crystal-like finials on the bedposts. The dresser and nightstands have beveled edges with scalloped details.


Check out our children bedroom furniture collections to see if we have something to fit your childs needs. The RoomPlace has a professional sales team at every showroom that can help you find quality furniture to last through the growing up years and beyond..

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Celebrate the 4th with Savings at The RoomPlace!

Happy Independence Day from the team here at The RoomPlace! What are your plans for the long weekend? At the furniture store nearest you, things are heating up for great summer furniture sales, and we’re excited to invite you to celebrate this year’s 4th of July with amazing deals and savings.

During this week’s enormous furniture sale, The RoomPlace is offering up to $1,000 cash back PLUS tax back on great items from our bedroom, dining room and living room furniture collections. And since days off from work are all about being lazy, why not take your time to pay? During our 4th of July furniture sale, you can feel free to take up to five whole years to pay for your purchase.

What exactly might that purchase entail? It could mean getting a steal with this phenomenal six-piece bedroom set on sale for $699 – a $1,399 value, and we’ll even throw a free chest into the mix. If your mattress needs replacing, the time to act is now: this weekend, save up to 62 percent on select mattresses at The RoomPlace, and enjoy a FREE box spring with your purchase! Go with the Tempur-Pedic brand to save up to $500, and receive a gift of two Tempur-Pedic pillows plus a mattress protector.

Not in the market for new bedroom furniture in Chicago or Indiana? Check out the living room furniture on sale for the upcoming holiday, ranging from a $1,299 two-piece sectional on sale for only $599, to a variety of very affordable power recliners that would be the perfect fit for your new home theater.

For more information on the 4th of July sale at The RoomPlace furniture stores, check out our website today. You’ll be able to view the original furniture sale flyer as well as tons of financing information and more specific details. Of course, you’re also welcome to contact The RoomPlace with your questions or concerns.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Independence Day 2013, the teams at The RoomPlace furniture stores wish you a very happy and safe holiday!

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Don’t Sweat the Summer Heat: 5 Tips from The RoomPlace

Maybe there’s no central air conditioning in your apartment complex, or maybe you’re just trying to lower your house’s energy bill by keeping it off. Either way, without the magic of air conditioning, the summer months ahead have the potential to get pretty sweaty and miserable. As temperatures rise, you might feel yourself slowing down due to dehydration, exhaustion, dizziness and even heat stroke – and a cold shower can only do so much.

But don’t despair! Your friends here at your favorite Chicago furniture stores have a few simple tricks that will help you keep the heat in your home at bay, without any help from that costly A/C.

  1. Sleep cooler: put a small pillow in the freezer a couple of hours before bedtime, and then nestle it under the covers at the foot of your bed or mattress before you go to sleep. You can also try outfitting your bedroom furniture with silk or satin pillowcases, rather than cotton or flannel.
  2. Lighten up: take note of furniture in any room that is currently dressed with darker, heavier fabrics, and exchange them for lighter, brighter materials. Darker colors absorb the heat of the sun, so it might be time to invest in a bright white slipcover for that chocolate leather sofa.
  3. Hide out: between the hours of 10am and 3pm, the afternoon sun is more sweltering than any other time of day. Before heading off to work, school or errands, make sure the blinds are closed in your Chicago or Indianapolis home. Furniture in rooms facing the afternoon sun will absorb less heat as a result, and your house or apartment will stay cooler in the process.
  4. Refresh: open your windows at night, when temperatures tend to drop. Your home has been shut up all day, so letting in some fresh air will help circulate a nice refreshing breeze throughout your rooms.
  5. Unplug: replace incandescent lightbulbs with cooler fluorescent bulbs, turn off all lights when you’re not using them, and keep your main electronics on a power strip so you have a quick and convenient way to power down before leaving the house for the day.

Here at The RoomPlace, we’re no strangers to the often suffocating summers of the Midwest. So we hope these simple tricks will help our Indianapolis and Chicago furniture customers stay a little cooler throughout the months ahead!

And when all else fails, just remember: all 21 of The RoomPlace furniture stores are air conditioned.

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Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Go Contemporary

Now that April has come and gone, you’re probably – hopefully! – finished with your spring cleaning. Of course, when it comes to interior design, that phrase can take on a whole new meaning.

There are plenty of spring décor trends worth trying that can go a long way in freshening up your home. But sometimes, the best kind of “spring cleaning” refers to something a little less literal. This year, how about pairing your new clutter- and junk-free home with a “less is more” interior decorating style?

Here at The RoomPlace, we understand that any Chicago or Indianapolis furniture shopper who walks into any of our 20 furniture stores is looking for something a little different from the next. And we’re more than pleased to provide a vast selection of home furniture in every décor style you can think of, in order to meet the very distinctive demands of each unique customer who shops with us. From the grandiose and regal curved lines of the traditional style, to the more laid-back and subtle elements of transitional furniture, we can help you find bedroom, dining room and living room furniture in all shapes and sizes that suit your own individual eye for design.

But if you’re looking for a “clean” décor style that emphasizes functionality and simplicity over form and ornamentation, we recommend browsing the selection of contemporary-style furniture available at The RoomPlace furniture store nearest you! The contemporary style is all about sacrificing superfluous adornment in favor of sharp lines and geometric forms – perhaps the perfect décor elements to round out your spring cleaning philosophy this year. Here, we highlight just a few of our favorite contemporary furniture pieces available here at The RoomPlace!

Leah Chair & Ottoman. This living room set offers a bold, basic design with just the bare bones. Available in brick orange, light blue, jet black and smooth ivory, the Leah Chair & Ottoman brings a modern flair to its simple yet stunning design, featuring a sleek contoured back and high arms and distinctive, clean lines.

Ariana Queen Bed. If your bedroom is in need of a little spring cleaning, then you’ll want to take a look at the Ariana Queen Bed. The big-city look of its plain head- and base-boards eliminates the extra frills you’ll find on queen beds of other styles, allowing for a minimalist aesthetic that establishes your bedroom as anything but high-maintenance.

Montibello Three-Piece Pub Set. For hip dining room furniture, it doesn’t get much “cleaner” than the Montibello Three-Piece Pub Set, which masterfully blends the stark contrast of rich leather on cherry wood with the visual texture provided by a thick marble-veneered tabletop.

For more tips and tricks on how contemporary furniture can complete your spring cleaning mission this year, feel free to contact The RoomPlace or simply swing by your local furniture store. As always, we look forward to working with you!

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Watch The RoomPlace on ChicagonistaLIVE


On Tuesday April 9th, ChicagonistaLIVE aired their show live from the newst RoomPlace location in McHenry.

Chicagonista (pronounced Chicago-neesta: meaning smart, hip social butterflies that seem to do it all effortlessly in style). Joined together with talented and dynamic collaborators from diverse Chicago neighborhoods and backgrounds.  

They covered a range of Chicago hot topics, and new social media & tech news.  Along with Brian Shay and Cindy Emerman from The RoomPlace, the show offered tips and ideas to beautify your home, learning FengShui,and they had a few social media mavens talking about their Spring home shape-up needs.  

We were thrilled to offer two lucky viewers a giveaway of $250 gift cards to be used at The RoomPlace.  

The show was a huge success.  Make sure to watch it right here:

Thanks to all of our viewers and the Chicagonista team for making the show a huge success!

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Being the winner of The Room Place Room Full of Furniture Sweepstakes was an exciting experience.  It's a great beginning to what I hope will be an amazing year!  What made being the winner special was the fact I totally forgot I had even entered the contest so, when I won it was an unexpected pleasant surprise!  As I said, I forgot that I had entered the contest therefore, I wasn't even watching channel 7's New Year's Eve countdown announcement of the winner.  My brother-in-law actually was watching the countdown and heard/saw my name announced and called my husband.
When I arrived at the Room Place,  all of the staff greeted me with enthusiasm, they were friendly and welcoming.  The staff was happy to see the winner at their location.
Our family decided that we would redo the children's room so, the boys bedroom bunk bed set was our choice.  Also, with the remaining funds a lovely stylish Modesto sofa table was chosen for the adults to enjoy!  On behalf of my family and I, we would like to thank The Room Place and all of those who made this experience possible. And to everyone who reads this take my advice and enter those Sweepstakes, the next winner just might be you!

Mrs. Jernagin