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Sectional Sofa Buying Guide – The RoomPlace

Adding a couch to your home is imperative. It gives people a place to sit and adds something extra to your home. However, if you have a large family or like to host a lot of parties, then a traditional sofa may not suit your needs. If that’s the case, then you might consider getting a sectional instead.

These furniture options are larger and more versatile, so you can put together the piece that will work best for your space. Before rushing out and buying a sectional, there are some things you’ll need to consider.

Reasons to Get a Sectional

Adding a sectional to your home can benefit you in many ways, and below are some reasons why you should get one.

More Seating Space

The biggest reason most people get a sectional is to increase their sitting space. You also have the option of adding different elements, including recliners and chaise lounges, which give you the opportunity to put your feet up and relax.

It Fits Anywhere

If you’re like most people, then when you think about sectionals, you envision a huge piece that takes up a lot of space. While you can certainly put together a large sectional with many parts, it’s also possible to get a smaller piece. Adding a sectional can be a great way to maximize seating in a smaller room.

Creates Boundaries

One of the current housing trends is having an open floor plan. While it can be great to have a lot of space and one room flowing into another, it can also be tricky to know how to position furniture. If you add a sectional to your home, this can create a boundary and distinguish one room from another.

Different Sectional Options

Now that you know that a sectional can work in any space, it’s important to know what options exist. There are many different configurations to choose from, and that means you’ll get exactly what you want and need for your home. However, before getting overwhelmed by your options, it’s a good idea to know what’s available.

L-Shape

This sectional is shaped like an L, or two couches that come together to form a right angle. This shape makes the sectional incredibly versatile, and you can place it in the corner of a room or have it floating in the middle with a coffee table or ottoman in between.

A U-shaped sectional is great if you have a large space to fill or you want to maximize your seating space as much as possible. The great thing about this piece is that it’s perfect for encouraging intimate conversations because it has extended arms that face one another.

Curved

If you’re looking to add some modern flair to your living space, then you’ll want to consider getting a curved sectional. These are an ideal choice if you have a large space to fill. They work best when placed in the middle of the room, and their curve will bring an artistic appeal to any space.

Should you desire to change your sectional configuration every once in a while, then you’ll want to get a modular. This piece comes with multiple components that are quick and easy to change, so you can have a new style or look in your home as often as you wish.

Chaise

At the end of a long day, there’s nothing more relaxing then laying down on the couch and watching TV. When you add a chaise lounge to the end of your sectional, you’ll be able to put your feet up with ease.

Adding a sleeper to your sectional gives you what you need to entertain overnight guests. If you don’t have a dedicated guest bedroom, then adding this to your piece will ensure that everyone is comfortable and sleeps through the night.

Finding the Right Sectional

Adding a sectional to your home is a great way to add more seating for your family or for guests. However, when it comes to adding large furniture to your space, you need to make sure you are getting the right piece. To find the right sectional, you’ll need to consider the following.

The Size and Shape of Your Space

When it comes to adding a sectional to your home, it should enhance the space, not make it challenging to walk through the living room. Thus, having precise measurements and knowing how you want to lay out the piece is important.

If you are getting an L-shaped sofa or adding a chaise to the end, you’ll need to decide if they are going to be right or left oriented. To determine how it will fit in your space, you need to imagine yourself standing in front of your sectional. This will how you will determine if you want a left- or right-facing sofa.

How Many People You Want to Seat

Knowing how many people you want to seat on your sectional will help you determine what size and sections you can get for your home. How you want them to interact with one another can also help you determine what type of sectional to get.

Material Type

The fabrics that you get on your sectional can come in a wide variety of options, and when it comes to finding the right one for your home, you’ll need to consider who will be sitting on the furniture. If you have kids and pets, then you’ll probably want to get fabric that is easy to clean. The same is true if you host a lot of parties and people have a tendency to spill. You’ll also want to choose colors and patterns that match your décor.

If you’re thinking about adding a sectional to your home, this is a great way to create more seating and place something unique and stylish in your space. There are a lot of things to consider before you make a purchase, but investing the time in this endeavor will ensure you get furniture that you love.

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Maximize Your Tax Refund & Get 20% off The RoomPlace Furniture

We know you work hard for your money. To help your tax return go that much further this year, we’re offering 20% one item from now until 5/30! This offer is available both online and in our Chicago and Indianapolis showrooms.

This offer applies to single items. Here is just a small sampling of the many items you could choose to get your 20% off!

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11 Fashionable Sectional Sofas for Small Living Rooms

Sectionals are one of our favorite kinds of compact furniture that offers the perfect seating option for rooms with size constraints. Whether you’re dealing with an Indianapolis home that is 100 square feet or 1,000, The RoomPlace has the perfect sectional for you.

Matrix marries technology and comfort. This bold 7-piece set offers the perfect reclining sectional sofas for small spaces. Adjust the headrest and recliner to suit your needs and get cozy with the sumptuous upholstery.

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San Marco is the perfect way to make everyone happy. The button-activated recliner on each sectional means that every lounger gets the seating experience they want. No arguments!

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Torricella shows that furniture for small living rooms can still be sophisticated. The contrasting fabric and Nu-Leather upholstery is peppered with grommeting to create that timeless look. This transitional piece will enhance classic and contemporary interiors.

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Monroe offers multiple looks in one space-efficient design. Adjust the headrests to create a new style as it suits you — rest assured the comfort of this sleek piece will always remain constant.

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Galaxy is proof that simple doesn’t mean boring. A crisp silhouette, contrast stitching, and striking leather upholstery will be a design staple for years to come.

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Lawson creates a comfortable, classic aesthetic. The plush cushions, generous arm rests, and rich leather exudes country club chic

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Preston stands apart from small sectional sofas for small spaces thanks to its big personality and size. Enjoy the comforts of storage space, cup holders, and reclining action with this piece..

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Kara was made for relaxation. The wide seating profile and lush cushions feel like a cloud, and the bold red upholstery will add a pop of color to your space.

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Enzo brings sleek European design into the comforts of your Indianapolis living room. Clean lines, a bold silver base, and crisp NuLeather completes this luxe look.

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Nolan is perfect for entertainers in Indianapolis. Storage consoles, reclining features, and generous armrests make this the ideal accent for movie marathons or game nights.

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Lexi would make Frank Lloyd Wright proud. The dramatic silhouette will feel like a piece of art, and the compact design and adjustable headrests sets it apart from other modern sectional sofas.

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Modern, classic, transitional, contemporary — These are just a few of the designs you’ll find at The RoomPlace. Take a look online to find your other half!

 

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3 Reasons Why You Need an Electric Fireplace In Your Home

The RoomPlace is no stranger to winter. Based in Chicago and Indianapolis, we’ve experienced the beautiful blankets of snow and the frozen fingertips right along with you. Every home – no matter how big or small – needs to be a hub of warmth and comfort when the chill sets in– that’s why an electric fireplace might just be your new best friend.

They’re a Cheap Date
When you’ve lived through a winter in cities like Chicago and Indianapolis, home heating topics are always on your mind. If the memories of heating bills leave you wondering how to save energy in the winter, an electric fireplace holds the answer. You’ll be heating your home effectively for just $0.11 an hour, putting noisier and more expensive alternatives like radiators or forced air to shame.

They Aren’t High Maintenance
Stacking wood for winter might seem quaint when it’s in the pages of a children’s story, but when you’re considering fireplace options for your home, it’s important to think practically. Wood is expensive to purchase, cumbersome to transport, and requires valuable storage space. What’s more, if you live in the heart of Indianapolis or Chicago, wood is also difficult to access. When it burns, wood leaves behind soot that coats the entire fireplace and a thick layer of ash on the floor.

An electric fireplace, on the other hand, requires no cleanup and no raw materials to stoke the flames. You’ll never have to clean up after it, so your only job is to enjoy the comfortable warmth and relaxed ambiance it generates.

They Put Safety (and Health) First
Unlike their traditional counterparts, electric fireplaces release no smoke, emissions, or pollutants. There’s no open flame to keep young children or curious pets from, and there’s no gas line. You can emulate traditional styles or enjoy a modern and space efficient electric fireplace TV stand without ever worrying about the risks. It’s a benefits-only addition to your household.

This winter, escape the cold with your new best friend. The RoomPlace promises that it’s an asset that will never let you down… Even when the weather does!

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Man Cave Makeover

Man Cave Makeover:
Recliners, Tables, and More for the Best Place to Watch the Game

Sports fans across the country can rejoice: NFL and College Football seasons are officially in full swing, and the NBA is close behind. But is your home ready to host the afternoons and evenings of viewing and fandom ahead? Let’s create the perfect room with nothing but man cave ideas in mind:

Let Leather Set the Mood (And Sneak in Some Special Features!)

Have you ever accidentally knocked over a drippy plate of spinach and avocado dip when you stood up to cheer for an amazing play? If you’re anything like us, a couch that doesn’t stain easily due to wild displays of enthusiasm is what you need. Leather is one of the best kinds couch materials for those of us prone to spills since cleanup is so fast: a little soapy water, a nice soft rag and you’re back in the game. As an added bonus, dark leather hides its age by masking everyday stains.

Even better is that leather offers sneaky ways to integrate ingenious features without sacrificing great design. Take our Electra for example. It has LED lights to guide you when the lights are dimmed—how cool is that? The Electra also has drink holders, console storage space, and full reclining capabilities for when you just have to kick back.

Electra Dual Reclining Sofa

Speaking of Reclining Capabilities: Meet the Modern Recliner

Your favorite man cave chair should be one that can practically mold itself to your form. It needs to be comfortable, reliable and durable—just like you. Revitalize an old living room standby and take a spin in a recliner chair. Going with our leather theme, leather recliners are near perfect for everything from leaning back during the commercial breaks to sitting at the edge of your seat during a nail-biting play. Even when your favorite team isn’t in season, this is a man cave chair that will get a lot of use for movie watching, reading and perhaps even a Sunday snooze.

Get At-Your-Fingertips Access

Don’t ruin your man cave experience by forgetting details. Invest in an modern, no frills sofa table to store your stuff. Nachos, remotes, and magazines don’t have to live on the floor or squished and lost in your couch cushions. You can have them all in reach with a no-fuss table.

Give Your Entertainment System a Home

Then show some love to the entertainment system that enables you to watch your team dominate the competition from the comfort of your decked out man cave Use our Room Planner to explore what furniture makes the most sense for your space, be it a compact tv stand or an impressive wall unit.

Reston Wall Unit

If you need some inspiration for your man cave makeover, the design team at the RoomPlace can help. Browse our online catalog and visit us today create your dream entertainment space at an affordable price.

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Buying Guide: Entertainment Center & Furniture

Take the headache out of the purchasing HDTVs, wall units, TV stands, fire places, and other home entertainment pieces by using this Buying Guide to help you navigate your way that dream set up.

Plan to Perfection: Unsure whether a wall unit or a TV stand would make the most sense in your space? Our Room Planner can help. Use this tool to conceptualize how your new furniture will look in your space to find the right fit. TV stands help cut the clutter by providing storage; they’re also enjoyable to look at – even when the TV is off. Entertainment stands on the other hand can completely revamp you living room and serve as the focal point where you can display unique art pieces, family pictures, and more!

Affordable Options: Check out our deal flyer to learn more about our current promotions in Chicago, Indianapolis, Lombard, and surrounding areas. Take advantage of our flexible financing options to get that dream entertainment furniture without delay. Chose from 6-60 month financing with typically no money down. The RoomPlace card makes affording your new furniture possible!

Somerset Wall Unit

Come to Us or Let Us Come to You: Offering 22 store locations in Illinois and Indiana, you’re never far from The RoomPlace. But if you don’t want to leave the comforts of home, our online store provides the tools and information you need to find the perfect entertainment furniture. Can’t find the answer online? Give our customer service hot line a call 630.783.8000.

 

Sizing Solutions: Eliminate the guessing game and get the exact measurements of your entertainment furniture upfront. Each product comes with a handy “dimensions” tab so that you can understand exactly how your new addition will fit into your space.

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Remember, the customer service team at The RoomPlace is always available to lend a helping hand. Get in touch with us today! We’re here to help!

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Entertainment System Furniture

4 Best Ways to Configure Your New Entertainment System

If you’re looking to introduce fresh organizational flair or simply upgrade your outdated entertainment system, we can lend a hand. And with the mindset that Labor Day sales should last all year long, you’re guaranteed to find a fantastic solution at a great price.

Wall units are a space-saving solution for rooms which require a bit of creative problem solving. If you have limited floor space, add wide, vertical pieces such as the Somerset. The drawers provide organizational structure as well as ample storage space. Use the shelves as an opportunity to tie in color while staying organized. Colorful baskets will pop against the dark veneer of the Somerset.

Franklin TV stand

A low TV stand is a simple, elegant solution for style hunters on a budget. If you’re tight on space, a compact unit like the Franklin won’t overwhelm your small living room. A short TV stand provides stylish space while showcasing your decorative side. In smaller spaces, clutter piles up quickly. Use simple and classy white woven boxed on your bottom self to house all of your miscellaneous items.

Not every entertainment center needs to live in the living room. Adding a traditional piece like the Lakeshore will bring a touch of classic elegance. With enough space for a modestly sized DVD player, this media chest also provides multiple drawers for additional storage.

If you’re looking for a complete entertainment system makeover, a media console like the Regency is a sophisticated choice. These types of entertainment centers have a space for everything from your DVD player to your gaming console. As a statement piece, the Regency gives an old-world air to your modern living room. The windowed shelves also allow you display precious breakable items.

If you need more advice on what TV entertainment furniture best suits your needs, the designers at The RoomPlace can help! Get in touch today to find home solutions tailored to your taste.

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Entertainment System Furniture

4 Best Ways to Configure Your New Entertainment System

Franklin tv stand

If you’re looking to introduce fresh organizational flair or simply upgrade your outdated entertainment system, we can lend a hand. And with the mindset that Labor Day sales should last all year long, you’re guaranteed to find a fantastic solution at a great price.

Wall units are a space-saving solution for rooms which require a bit of creative problem solving. If you have limited floor space, add wide, vertical pieces such as the Somerset. The drawers provide organizational structure as well as ample storage space. Use the shelves as an opportunity to tie in color while staying organized. Colorful baskets will pop against the dark veneer of the Somerset.

A low TV stand is a simple, elegant solution for style hunters on a budget. If you’re tight on space, a compact unit like the Franklin won’t overwhelm your small living room. A short TV stand provides stylish space while showcasing your decorative side. In smaller spaces, clutter piles up quickly. Use simple and classy white woven boxed on your bottom self to house all of your miscellaneous items.

Not every entertainment center needs to live in the living room. Adding a traditional piece like the Lakeshore will bring a touch of classic elegance. With enough space for a modestly sized DVD player, this media chest also provides multiple drawers for additional storage.

If you’re looking for a complete entertainment system makeover, a media console like the Regency is a sophisticated choice. These types of entertainment centers have a space for everything from your DVD player to your gaming console. As a statement piece, the Regency gives an old-world air to your modern living room. The windowed shelves also allow you display precious breakable items.

If you need more advice on what TV entertainment furniture best suits your needs, the designers at The RoomPlace can help! Get in touch today to find home solutions tailored to your taste.