When decorating a living room you can never go wrong with a neutral palette but the key to a successful design is how you put it together. In this room, since all the furniture was calm I wanted to splash some excitement on the walls with a sophisticated and rich green. Now, sometimes people get scared to paint their walls but I think what makes neutral rooms work is that tension. And also keep in mind when you’re painting, that curtains, artwork and furniture will break up that color.
Where to Start
I always think of the floors as my fifth wall so I went with the really bold Torrey rug that has an earthy color palette. It’s the star of the room and then everything is built around it. The Stratus sectional is the perfect complement to it because it’s big and inviting but doesn’t fight it’s pattern.
As you probably know by now I love mixing materials so I went with a metal and glass coffee table to be able to see the pattern of the rug and then chose a wood and stone credenza to round out the layers. That mixing of textures starts to tell the story of your room and makes boring neutral turn into classic and rich. The Cordova chair is a great pop of color to pull out of the rug. Yes, grey is a color!
How to Accessorize
Throw in some great accessories and you have a well-worn room that will be the backdrop for many family memories to come. And that’s the key to design – creating your family’s backdrop and story, so take the time to build the space that you want to envelope you for years!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pantone announced the color of 2018 and it has since made its way in designs all around the nation. If you are planning on using Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in Ultra Violet for your next living room, consider adding small statement pieces to give your space a refreshing pop of color. This deep-hued purple embodies individuality and spirituality, carrying out a bold and refreshing look that reflects what we need in our world today.
Because Ultra Violet is such a lush, deeply-saturated hue, small doses can create a large impact in all areas of the home. Begin with the Surya Zahra Area Rug that showcases a harmonious color palette in a unique, Boho-inspired pattern that will create a bold statement in this Mid-Century Modern living room. The Rocky Black Sofa and Armchair provide a retro-glam flair that also come in a variety of colors. Lighten up your space with the Antwerp floor lamp and Beoir Ceiling Lamp, showcasing exposed golden spheres that radiate a warm, cozy atmosphere. Finish off this look with the burnished gold medal from the Modern Reflections Accent Table and Andrea Wall Mirror that will help set off this deep purple hue.
When high-fashion glam and traditional elegance come together, the Paradigm Collection ties in flawlessly with deep hues of teal and silver accents for the perfect haute-couture living room. Teal combines calming properties of blues and greens, promoting revitalization as well as open lines of communication for the core to any home.
The Paradigm Collections paired with the dark teal colors from the Dalyn Modern Gray Teal area rug and the Blue Gradient wall decor provides a transitional and refreshing touch to any living room. The geometric lines from the Kaskade 3 Pc. tables and the Gallan White TV stand restores a refreshing balance and modern flare. Alongside this collection, the Jena table lamp, Savoy floor lamp, and the Platinum Mirror pairs nicely with the romantic details from the side pillows and silver nail heads of the Paradigm accent chair, tying in a modern and sophisticated flare that will catch the eyes of all guests this season.
Memory foam has become the go-to mattress material for a good night’s sleep—and for good reason. Not only does it conform to the shape of your body in response to heat and pressure, it also returns to its original shape when you’ve changed position. This responsiveness leads to long lasting comfort and less disruption through the night.
Those same properties, support and temperature regulation, has made it recently become more popular in other furniture, as well. For those with back issues, a memory foam couch can provide just the right amount of support.
Another great benefit of memory foam is that it is hypo-allergenic. The cellular nature and density of the material is inhospitable to dust mites. This less often discussed benefit is actually a really big deal for those who suffer from allergies and can provide tremendous relief.
The RoomPlace strives to provide Chicago and Indianapolis residents with quality, affordable furniture that’s as stylish and fresh as it is comfortable. As far as we’re concerned, form and function go hand in hand. That’s why our collection includes living room sofas, loveseats, and sectionals with Memorypedic cushions. Our gel-infused Memorypedic inserts bring the comfort of the ideal mattress to your living room set, so daily relaxation is as perfect as your night’s rest. The following are a few of our favorite Memorypedic pieces that just so happen to be on sale!
Deep-seated and roomy enough for a party, these sectionals bring comfort to a whole new level. Plush cushions (1.8 density with Memorypedic layer), soft upholstery, and generously-sized toss pillows might make falling asleep on the couch a little too easy. And in a range of neutral shades, from grey to chocolate, there’s something for every living room.
This living room set also boasts 1.8 density foam seat cushions, and that’s only the beginning. Choose from 100% blended leather upholstered power-reclining loveseats, sofas, or chairs, all with a pillow top cushion, pocket coil springs, and gel-infused Memorypedic insert. Any piece from the Hilton collection will be durable, stylish, and functional beyond expectation.
Don’t take our word for it? There’s more where these came from. Pay us a visit and test out your dream sofa, on sale and in person, at one of our many locations in the Chicago and Indianapolis areas. Visit our stores or shop online at www.theroomplace.com.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Lawson creates a comfortable, classic aesthetic. The plush cushions, generous arm rests, and rich leather exudes country club chic
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Increasingly, our living rooms have become the grand central station of our home—it’s where we (sometimes) eat, watch TV, read books and entertain. It’s the one room where our personal style gets to really pop. If you’ve taken a look around your living room and found it to be more drab than fab, it might be time to invest in some key design elements to elevate your style. At The RoomPlace in Chicago and Indianapolis, you don’t have to go broke while boosting your living room’s look. Learn 3 different ways you can upgrade your living room without going over $300.
By far, accent chairs are one of the easiest ways to pull in your individual style because they are so many options to choose from. Do you want a swivel chair? What about a traditional, ormate chair? Or maybe a wingback is more your speed? Whatever the case may be, accent chairs provide exactly what the name suggests—a decorative accent to your otherwise perfectly polished room.
If you’re currently rocking hardwood floors, an area rug is an absolute must. Especially in our harsh Chicago winter, nothing will save your chilly feet more comfortably than a plush area rug—perfectly matched to your specific style, that is. Just like accent chairs, area rugs come in tons of different color combinations, textures and prints so you can have not just any old rug, but the right piece for your room.
These aren’t your parents’ ottomans. Not only are ottomans completely functional as foot rests or extra seating—this decorative choice can also be used for covert storage! If you find yourself struggling to locate extra room for throw blankets, small pillows or magazines, an ottoman that can hold your extra stuff is an easy answer to a clutter problem.
Still unsure about how to achieve the added oomph your living room needs? Come in and chat with our style savvy team members in Chicago or Indianapolis today—we can’t wait to work with you!
Whoever said you had to choose between having an organized, comfortable living room and a wide open space to host your next Super Bowl party definitely hasn’t met the creative minds at The RoomPlace or any of our determined Chicago and Indianapolis customers. If you’re gearing up to entertain 10 or more of your closest friends on February 1, we have a few tips to impart on how to get your living room Super Bowl ready.
De-clutter if you are short on time to clean
Let’s face it—not all of us have enough time to give our living spaces the deep clean we’d like. If you’re short on time before guests arrive, a simple de-clutter can do wonders to open up your room and get it comfortable enough for eager sports fans.
Thankfully, unless you’ve bolted your furniture to the floor, couches are easy enough to move around. Sit in every seat of your sectional—can you still see the TV? Is there a lamp in the way? If you’re having trouble seeing the screen from any spot on your sectional, reposition it until you’re able to get the full viewing experience.
Divide and conquer
If your living space just doesn’t allow for the number of guests you’d like to invite, consider opening up another room of your home for viewership. Splitting up your guests between rooms will make for a unique experience for everyone—especially if you have a few Seattle fans sprinkled in with your New England fans.
Win Free Furniture or Free TV from The RoomPlace
When’s the last time you bought something that will last you for years? The Super Bowl is an excellent reason to invest in your next sofa, recliner or bring it all together with a new living room set.
Stop in and see us between 1/20 and 2/2 for your chance to win a free HDTV or free furniture. The more you spend, the bigger your free TV will be! Spending $2,000 on a single furniture item will award you a 42” HDTV whereas spending $5,000 or more on a single item will earn you a free 55” HDTV.
If a free TV isn’t your thing, that’s ok—we’ve got an alternative offer. As with the TV, the more you spend, the more you’ll save. Spending $5,000 or more on a single item will earn you $1,000 in free furniture!
Come in and see us today to take advantage of this special offer!
We get it: you love your friends and your family, but hosting them in your tiny living room fills you with dread. As much fun as it is to gather around and celebrate the holidays together, it’s also pretty stressful to host a party if you’re short on seating and standing room. If this sounds like a predicament you’re familiar with, have no fear. We’ll show you how to turn your cozy living room into the perfect canvas for parties big and small this season.
Set the Mood Lighting has the power to make or break the mood. Use table lamps that give off a warm, yellow-toned light and supplement it with candles to create an intimate atmosphere. If your home is too brightly lit, guests are likely to feel they’re browsing down the aisles of a supermarket and not comfortably socializing together. When you have a small space, embrace it and the snugness it provides.
Re-Arrange Fearlessly While your sofa might make a statement in the center of your room most days, it’s going to eat up valuable space on the day of your party. Don’t hesitate to shift furniture around to accommodate your guests. Focus on leaving the center of the room empty, with seating options surrounding the perimeter. Use our Room Planner if you need help visualizing what this will look like.
Expand Your Dining Options
On a typical day, you might rock a small dining room set. But since holiday parties don’t happen every day, why not select a piece that can also expand to meet your entertaining needs? Invest in furniture that features table leafs so you can embrace larger gatherings.
Consider New Seating Options Chairs can chew up space like no other furniture. Instead, incorporate benches as the standard seating for your gathering. They can accommodate more people, are space efficient, and establish a warm, intimate setting.
Embrace Mirrors Mirrors create the illusion of more space. Choose a wall that has plenty of free surface area and mount large mirrors. Mirrors also give you a chance to check out the atmosphere of the room as a whole without having to pop in and check with every guest.
This holiday season, let The RoomPlace help you gear up for your gathering. Offering affordable traditional, modern, and casual styles, we promise that your furniture solution is just a click away.