This post is brought to you by The RoomPlace.
Buying new furniture is one of those things that I always think of as a “grown-up” thing to do. When you’re in college or just starting out, you may have your parents’ old couch, or that chair your friend was throwing out, or your childhood bed. After you have a career and a family, it’s time to buy new furniture to reflect your new position in life.
Unless, of course, you live at our house. Our couch was a gift, but the rest of our furniture is of the hand-me-down/garage sale/dumpster dive variety. Despite the fact that we’ve been married for eight years and have two children, we still haven’t bought new furniture. I think we’ve always felt like we couldn’t afford anything nice that we really liked, so we never pursued the idea of new furniture. We’ve made do with our old (some falling apart) hand-me-downs. Basically, I am cheap, so we still have old stuff.
Enter: The RoomPlace
When The RoomPlace invited me and some of my friends to preview their brand new store in Carmel, I was more than a little excited. We seriously need some new items (you should see my husband’s recliner that doesn’t recline), so I was psyched for this introduction to the grown-up world of buying my own furniture. However, I was a little nervous, too. Was I going to fall in love with something, only to find out that it was way out of my price range? Would the things in my price range be of such poor quality that they’d be falling apart after a year of abuse from my two um, enthusiastic, children? Was I going to get the full court press from some salesman about how I had to buy this couch today, right this very second? I brought all of these concerns with me on my trip to the store.
When I arrived at the store, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my good friend Jeffrey Hunter is the manager of the new Carmel store. I attend church with Jeffrey and I’ve known him and his family for years. He answered every question my friends and I had, and graciously let us try out beds, chairs, couches, and more. The store itself is gorgeous, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Along with Jeffrey, Alex and the rest of the staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. They really made us feel welcome and comfortable, and I really can’t say enough good things about the experience.
So what did I learn at The RoomPlace? The biggest takeaway for me was that The RoomPlace has furniture to fit every price point. Their motto is “live more for less!” and they really stand behind those words. They have collections for those of us on a budget, collections at a more moderate price point, and some high-end stuff for those who don’t spend the majority of their paycheck on diapers and almond milk. The best part was that everything was gorgeous, and everything was high-quality. This isn’t stuff that is going to break after a year, even if you have little boys that think “Jumping On Furniture” is the most fun game ever invented. They also offer some great protection plans, so you can protect your investment. If you have children who think their marker art makes everything look better (including your new couch), The RoomPlace has got your back. When you visit, be sure to ask for the stain removal demonstration. It will blow you away – and totally convince you to get a protection plan!
I could go on and on about our experience, but I think it would be better to show you just a few of the things that I fell in love with on my trip to The RoomPlace:
Ladies and gentlemen, my new couch and chair. I haven’t actually bought them yet, but I am totally in love with this gray couch and patterned chair. I also love the table lamp with three interlocking circles. The RoomPlace does a great job of staging their items in a way that allows you to envision how they would look in your own home. This set is clean, modern, and exactly what I want in my living room.
We also need a new mattress. I didn’t realize we needed a new mattress until I tried out the mattresses at The RoomPlace. I fell in love with an adjustable, memory foam mattress that would gently massage me to sleep. The sales staff at The RoomPlace is very knowledgeable about what is needed for optimal comfort and support while you’re sleeping. I learned that propping myself up with pillows so I can blog from bed is not the best thing for my back. Oops. The adjustable mattress I tried would give me all the support I needed while I type my little heart out. See? It’s a business investment! Now I need to get my husband in the store to try it out.
Here’s the bottom line for me: I hate feeling uncomfortable when it comes to making big purchases. It’s part of the reason we’ve waited so long to buy furniture. But I can honestly tell you I felt nothing but comfortable at The RoomPlace Carmel. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and not at all pushy. This is a place where my family can come and purchase what we need for our home, and we’ll know we’re getting a good price on a great product. There are steps you can take to protect your investment, and financing options to fit every budget. I would recommend The RoomPlace to my friends and family without reservation – so please, stop by and see Jeffrey and Alex, and tell them I sent you!
Ready to shop The RoomPlace?
Ok, maybe you need a little more incentive to go check out the new Carmel store. Well, what if I told you that I am giving away TWO $100 gift cards to The RoomPlace? Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. The giveaway will end on Friday, June 28th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Two winners will be drawn for this giveaway, so be sure to tell a friend. Hope to see you soon at The RoomPlace – just stay out of my massage chair.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The fine print:
- Winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email. Winner will have 24 hours from time of email to respond, and then another winner will be randomly selected.
- No purchase necessary to win. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.
- Value of prize is $100.
- Contest open to U.S. residents only.
- This giveaway is sponsored by The RoomPlace. All opinions and coveting of memory foam matresses and massage chairs is 100% mine.