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4 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Memorial Day Party Set Up

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Memorial Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy the early summer weather and the company of friends and family. Need a few ideas to get your party going this year? You can host the perfect patriotic theme party with these tips.

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3 Easy Winter Designs to Incorporate Into Your Home in Chicago & Indianapolis

The holidays are just around the corner, and most of us are busier than ever. If you’re ready to integrate some festive decor without spending all weekend with your scissors and hot glue, you’re in luck: We’ve ruminated on winter design and have come up with some simple, cost-effective projects to get your home ready for a season of festivities.

 

Let there be light… And let it be white!

Save yourself a decorative headache and eschew the color lights this year. White or clear lights evoke a subtle winter theme in your home without looking garish or overpowering. Don’t be afraid to get creative, either. Fill a basket with greens or pine cones and weave white lights around the bottom to create an understated glow. Weave lighting around your bannister or wind it around your window curtain to let the light radiate.

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Give Your Doorways Some TLC

If you’re strapped for time, focus on giving some decorative flair to your entryways. Create a swag (the decorative kind—not the free merchandise kind) from strung pine cones or evergreen boughs, or string oversize lights around the doorway. This will provide an appealing winter design for both rooms and is the perfect time-effective endeavor.

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Embrace a seasonal color palette

White or silver accents dominate home design during the holiday season. Even though you may not want to have a snowy color scheme throughout the entire year, it’s easy to integrate it into your home seasonally with a few simple tools. Invest in a few silvery shams to slip over your existing decorative pillow and throw a cozy white blanket on your couch. Cluster white candles on the coffee table or make a centerpiece on your dining room table.

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Have you integrated these easy home décor tips to your home? Share them with us in the comments below!

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Sleeper Sofas and Pullout Couches for Holiday Guests and Seasonal Visitors

Planes, trains, and automobiles: This holiday season, does it feel like all three are headed to your home bearing guests? If your holidays are packed with incoming visitors, then use our tips from to get your house prepped for the extra bodies!

Abandon Old Stereotypes

No longer are pullout sofas analogous to that cramped, outdated cot you had to sleep on when visiting out of state relatives. The sofa beds of today are more than just a functional piece of furniture–thankfully they’re also an everyday asset to your home. Our modern designs effortlessly hide a comfortable bed in their sleek silhouettes and elegant upholstery.

Think Beyond the Visit

Your pull out sofa will be used as just that: a sofa. With this in mind, you should select a stylish couch that adds to your overall room design. The Zeth Sleeper is a great example of what’s possible: The soft cotton fabric feels cozy and looks chic whether you’re curling up with a good book or slipping under the covers for a good night’s sleep.

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Keep Things Simple

After a long evening catching up with friends, setting up a guest bed can feel like a formidable task. Our designers have been gravitating towards pull out couches like the Donovan Daybed for this very reason. Simply pull out the trundle when it’s time to get some shut-eye, then push it back in in the morning. Your room will transform from a living room to a guest bedroom in mere seconds!

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The holidays should be spent making merry, not stressing about where your visitors will get some shut-eye. Drop by one of our 22 locations to find your multifunctional solution today. Armed with your new sleeper sofa or pull out couch from The RoomPlace, you can focus on what counts–enjoying precious time with your loved ones.