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Contemporary or Transitional? Discover the Differences in Furniture Design

Do you have a style niche? At The RoomPlace, we’re divided: Some of our design team has been gravitating towards a contemporary aesthetic, while others can’t get enough of our transitional pieces. Learn a little bit more about what defines each design, then decide which style suits you best!

Contemporary furniture is bold and minimalistic. It relies on its striking silhouettes and rich materials, rather than accompanying home accents, to set the mood. Most contemporary furniture has a neutral color palette that will seamlessly complement any space. This is the perfect style for you if you like clean lines, open space, and understated elegance. When you walk into a contemporary living room, you can expect to be met with simplicity that is anything but boring.

The Stanton Bedroom Set offers another example of this design. Its muted colors, sharp angles, and a bold final effect epitomize the ‘looking ahead’ energy that makes contemporary furniture so special.

Stanton bedroom

Transitional furniture, on the other hand, is a fusion of modern and traditional design. It isn’t overly extravagant or ornamental, yet contains more curves than you would find in contemporary styles. Wood and leather are the most popular materials for this design. A transitional leather living room set, for example, is sophisticated without overpowering your space.

The Metro Bedroom Set defines transitional flair. It is straightforward and clean-cut, but features a curved headboard that makes the piece pop. The result is a gorgeous furniture investment that will complement both modern and traditional aesthetics.

metro

Using this cheat sheet to guide you, you can begin to plan out your contemporary or transitional space. First select your chosen style, then map out your dream space in our Room Planner. Finally, bring those dreams to life! The RoomPlace is here to provide any guidance you need to create your perfect space – no matter what design speaks to you.

 

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What Bed Should You Choose?

What Bed Should You Choose?

4 Things to Consider When Buying a New Bed from The RoomPlace

A new bed is one of the best gifts you can give yourself—after all, you’ll be spending a third of your life fast asleep. With tons of options out there, narrowing down your priorities should be the first step in finding the bed of your dreams. Consider these factors to find your perfect place to come home to each night.

Storage Needs

If you avoid opening your closet door for fear that all of its contents will come crashing down upon you, it’s time to get organized. A bed might seem like an unlikely storage solution, but the right bed can combine coziness and storage in one place. Try a sturdy, functional bed like The Welden. This is one seriously durable bed that marries both of your sleep and storage needs with luxurious espresso wood, clean silhouette, and built-in shelving and drawers.

Welden King Bed

Cohesive Style

You want your new bed to integrate seamlessly with the rest of your décor. If you’re a mid-century modernist, you probably don’t want to throw a traditional 4 poster bed into the mix. However, if you’re ready to completely reinvent your room, you can always invest in a new bedroom set. It’s never too late to embrace the soft lines of classic contemporary or a warm traditionalist!

Size Constraints

Do you like to cozy up when you’re getting some shut-eye, or do you use bedtime as an opportunity to stretch your legs? Before you make your purchase, it’s important to ask, “What size bed do I need?” Evaluate the square footage you’re working with and consider your sleeping habits. We offer a variety of bed sizes and dimensions, from a spacious king to an intimate daybed. Use our handy Room Planner to visualize the best layout for your room.

Self-Reflection

It’s time to reevaluate your relationship with your mattress. Your bed frame might be a bold beauty like the Loft, but you won’t be able to fully appreciate its deep coloring and unique headboard unless you’re sleeping comfortably. Our team is happy to provide suggestions on what mattress will best complement your bed and your needs.

Loft bed

The answer to “What bed should I buy?” is at your fingertips. Browse our catalog today for inspiration before you reach out to our design team to find a stylish, affordable investment for your bedroom.