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How to Make a Small Kitchen More Functional

For many, the kitchen is the most important room of the house and while a small kitchen can limit functionality, it doesn’t have to. Here are some tips for taking advantage of limited space in your kitchen:

Organize With Functionality In Mind

While this may seem obvious, prioritizing functionality when making kitchen organization decisions can make a huge difference in the way the space is used. Avoid putting small appliances in places where they may get in the way of food prep and be sure to keep space between items that might need to be used at the same time by different people.

Choose Kitchen Furniture That Complements the Space

Limited counter space can be a huge problem in small kitchens. By using different types of kitchen carts, you can maximize work space and keep your kitchen as functional as possible. Whether you choose a small kitchen cart with wheels or a 3-tier kitchen cart with multiple levels of organization, kitchen carts are a great way to utilize small spaces without losing functionality.

Portable carts

The RoomPlace has a variety of portable kitchen carts that can help keep your kitchen organized. Choose from options with counter space, cabinets, drawers, baskets or some combination of the three.

Bruce Gray Kitchen Cart

Alix Natural Kitchen Island

Vista Server Cart

 Baker’s Rack

If you’re looking for stationary kitchen furniture, a baker’s rack can provide the additional surface you need while providing storage space for everything from kitchen decorations to wine glasses and wine bottles.

Brookside Baker’s Rack

Marsala Baker’s Rack

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the latest looks, with great deals on furniture and accessories for every room in your home, you can Get It All at The RoomPlace! Shop for kitchen furniture pieces and more online at www.theroomplace.com or visit one of our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis to see the hottest trends on display.

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10 Dreamy Master Bedrooms

For many, the beginning of fall means more time spent indoors and a new master bedroom set might be just what you need to prepare for the cold months ahead. These 10 dreamy master bedroom sets will help keep you cozy and comfortable year-round:

Sean Pierre 8 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

Traditional and sleek, this 8-piece bedroom set from Sean Pierre features a classic sleigh design, brushed nickel hardware, and an elegant Merlot finish.

Milano 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

If you’re looking for a contemporary feel, the Milano collection features a stunning platform bed, aluminum accents, plenty of storage space, and a chic design.

Carter 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

Rustic and casual, the Carter collection features a queen-sized panel bed option, beautiful replicated oak grain, and warm pewter color drawer handles.

Welden 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

The Welden king bedroom collection combines high-quality design with an abundance of storage options, and its rich espresso finishing adds a level of sophistication and class to any bedroom.

Urbana 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

With its eye-catching mix of rustic charm and contemporary style, the Urbana bedroom furniture collection is functional, bold, and inviting.

Beckett  8 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

Classic and ornate, the Beckett bedroom collection features faux stone accents, a traditional rail cut design, and opulent detailing.

Fulton White 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

Polished and contemporary, the Fulton collection features a traditional base with modern design accents and an understated, but elegant style.

Regency 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

With its king leather sleigh bed, cinnamon finish, and 18th Century European style, the Regency bedroom collection is fit for a king.

Platinum 7 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

The glamorous Platinum collection features a lavish upholstered headboard, modern accents, and a striking pearlized platinum paint finish.

Aspen 8 Pc. King Bedroom Furniture Set

With its distinctive exposed Acasia wood pieces and French dovetail drawers, the Aspen bedroom collection is charming, stylish, and relaxed.

At The RoomPlace, we’re always adding new styles and collections to help your furnishing dreams come true. Visit our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis to see the latest additions to our inventory or shop online at www.theroomplace.com. You can Get It All at the Roomplace.

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Bedrooms Home Decor Mattresses

What Is the Best Foundation for a Memory Foam Mattress

Bedroom with Memory Foam Mattress

If you’re considering purchasing a memory foam mattress, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right foundation to maximize comfort and protect your mattress from potential damage. In this post, we’ll be discussing some of the common foundation options and why platform beds remain the best option for those considering memory foam mattresses.

Plywood Frame or Floor Placement

While placing your memory foam mattress on a plywood base or directly onto the floor can provide stability for your mattress, the solid surface can allow a moisture buildup that can eventually lead to mold and mildew, especially if you live in a wet or humid climate.

Box Springs Foundation

While box springs can work as a proper foundation for a memory foam mattress, not every box spring is created equally. Traditional box springs do not necessarily have the center support needed to prevent sagging, bowing, or sinking in your mattress. If you do decide to use a box spring, we recommend opting for one that is specifically designed for memory foam mattresses.

Platform Bed Foundation

The best foundation for a memory foam mattress is a slatted platform bed. These foundations provide the support your mattress needs while also allowing adequate air flow to prevent mold and mildew. You’ll also want to be sure that the slats are close enough together to prevent sagging in the mattress. We recommend the slats be no more than 3” apart to make sure your mattress maintains its integrity.

At The RoomPlace, you’ll find king, queen, full and twin-sized platform beds that can provide optimum support for latex and memory foam mattresses. Visit one of our locations in Chicago or Indianapolis or browse our extensive bedroom furniture collection online.

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Furnishing a Kid’s Bedroom on a Budget

Furnishing a kid's bedroom

Furnishing your child’s bedroom doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, when you choose The RoomPlace, you can save hundreds on high-quality furniture for every room in your house.

Follow these tips for furnishing your child’s bedroom on a budget:

Keep It Simple

At The RoomPlace in Chicago and Indianapolis, we have a huge selection of kid’s bedroom furniture that is simple, functional, and affordable. Save money by choosing complete  bedroom furniture sets or pick and choose only the furnishings your child needs to stay comfortable, organized, and happy. Whatever you decide, you’ll find everything you need at The RoomPlace .

Take Your Time

If you’re furnishing a child’s bedroom on a budget, it’s important to be patient and wait for the right deal to come along. Throughout the year, we offer sales on entire bedroom collections like this Donovan Brown 3 pc. Daybed With Twin Trundle. Even if you can’t make it into the store to see our sale displays, you can browse our current flyer to stay up-to-date on our monthly deals.

Embrace Stylish Mismatching

While you can save money when buying an entire bedroom set, by embracing a more casual, mismatched style, you can take advantage of great deals on individual twin beds, full beds, dressers, nightstands and desks as they go on sale.

Take Advantage of Rebates & Financing Offers

At The RoomPlace, we offer flexible financing options from 6 to 72 months, so you can choose the timeframe that work best for your financial needs. You’ll also receive preferred customer offers and advanced notice on special offers when you sign up for The RoomPlace card, so you can keep working toward your dream home.

Browse our incredible kid’s furniture deals online or visit The RoomPlace locations in Chicago or the Greater Indianapolis Area to see our entire furniture collection.

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Fourth of July Sale

Break out the streamers – The RoomPlace is celebrating the red, white, and blue with our famous 4th of July Sale! Every year, we celebrate the history of our country with slashed prices and great deals. See what offers are waiting for you, both online and in one of our 20 Indianapolis and Chicago living room store locations:

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Color Design Tips Home Decor Room Makeovers

Intro to Color Theory: How to Create Color Combinations that Wow

Have you ever flipped through a magazine and were blown away by the detailed and elegant choices the interior designer picked out? We’ve been there too–which is why we’re going to show you how to tap in to your inner decorator and use simple color combinations that will amplify the style in your Chicago or Indianapolis home.

 

Opposites actually do attract!

color wheel

Opposites on the color wheel, that is. The idea here is pretty simple: colors opposite each other on the color wheel will complement each other. So, blue/yellow; purple/light green; red/dark green are all good beginner combos on your journey to become a color combination expert. Let’s take a look at some of these combinations in action to give more of a sense for why they work so well.

sofa

So, here we have the Chazy, a turquoise sectional with matching turquoise and yellow/chartreuse throw pillows. Part of the reason why this combination works so well is that they are both cool tones, meaning both the turquoise and the yellow have more blue in their hue than red. The brightness of the pillows matches the brightness of the couch but more subtly. Pairing light colors together can be tricky since you don’t want to overpower either color.

Pick one neutral and pair it with additional accent colors

room

Is it just us or do you think this room would be garish if all of the furniture was bright yellow? The reason the Macey’s rich espresso color with the reds, yellows and blues works so well is that brown is a distinct neutral color. Meaning, it’s the color that can fade into the background and let the other colors be the star of the show. Red, yellow and blue are primary colors—using just these three hues, you can create every color we can see! When they’re brought in as accent colors, they do a nice job of complementing each other without fighting for center stage.

Tap into gradients and create a spectrum from one color to a lighter color

light

As we can see, a gradient naturally grows from darkest to lightest with only the barest shifts visible to the eye as the color changes. You can use this concept to your advantage in your next Chicago bedroom set—like the Milano. Take into consideration the color of your furniture along with the color of your throw pillows and bedding to create a soft shift from darkest to light. If you were to place navy blankets or navy accents around the room, the look might come across as harsh since there’s a big gap between the soft turquoise and navy.

milano

If you’re in the market for additional style advice, visit us at one of our 22 Chicago or Indianapolis locations and let us show you to put some winning combinations together.

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Pros & Cons Bistro Table Sets

Pros & Cons: Bistro Tables

The designers atMontibello 3 pc pub The RoomPlace has a soft spot for bistro tables. Elegant, functional, and affordable, they are that “magic solution” for many décor ideas. However, they aren’t for everyone. Take a look at the pros and cons to decide whether a bistro table should be the next addition to your home.

Pro: They’re a chic space saver.

Bistro tables bring flair and function to a room without eating up a lot of space. A bistro table set is a great choice if you live in a cozy apartment or home where you want beautiful style without feeling cramped.

Pro: They are multifunctional. Looking for that perfect place to read or get some work done? Pair it with a book holder or add a Turkish coffee set on top – the bistro table has you covered. If you’re searching for a furniture piece ideal for intimate meals, envision the Montibello Pub Table in your home. Bistro tables are adaptable, with the right additions they can serve multiple needs.

Con: It can only accommodate so many. If you’re planning to invite a dozen guests for dinner, they might not all fit at your bistro table and chairs. While the table provides a space to place dishes or snacks during a larger gathering, it isn’t an ideal seating solution for large parties.

Pro: It’s a decorative accent. High dining tables instantly conjure images of Parisian eateries or urban bistros. It’s a great way to add function and decorative flair to your space. The Irma Table is a perfect example: It can comfortably seat a family of four, but also has that “stop in your tracks” quality.

If you’re in the market for an affordable dining solution, then bistro tables might be the perfect fit for you. Find your match made in heaven at The RoomPlace today!

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6 Tips for Furnishing a New Home

Completing a Summer Move:

6 Tips from Experience for Furnishing Your New Home

You’re ready to put down roots in a brand new home. But are your furnishings ready to make the new house feel like “home sweet home”? Create your dream home with the help of the affordable furniture solutions from The RoomPlace:

  1. Don’t be afraid to say “goodbye”

While you’re packing up your belongings, think about what should come with you into your new home. Are you tired of the dining room table that you’ve had in your room for years? Don’t be afraid to give yourself a fresh start. Donate or sell what you don’t love in a consignment store and make room for furniture that will fulfill your decorative and functional dreams.

  1. Take in your surroundings

A bright red couch might look stunning in the showroom, but will it clash with your blue tinted kitchen tiles? Think about your home’s color scheme before making any new home furniture purchases. Earthly colors are trend-proof while bold colors are catchy and modern. What color speaks to you? Look through online catalogs and envision different colored furniture in your home.

  1. Give yourself time to think

Your new space doesn’t have to look picture-perfect the moment that you move in. Unpack all of the belongings that you already own before welcoming any new furniture to your home.

  1. Ask yourself questions

Before you dive into your furnishing project, take a step back and ask yourself: “What’s my style?” Are you a bold modernist at heart, or do you prefer the comforts of traditional design? Let your instinct guide you so that you can choose the perfect new furniture for your home.

  1. Look at your space

Consider windows and doorways. Tall furniture can block the view and natural light from your windows. Bigger furniture can also block doorways and make room entrances seem narrow. Pick out furniture that will go with the structure and flow of each room in your house.

  1. Enjoy yourself!

Furnishing a new home should be fun, not stressful! This is your chance to create your dream home. Savor the process, and let the RoomPlace provide you with the affordable furniture to turn your vision into a reality.