Decorating a Living Room on a Budget at the Outlet

Have you visited the Outlet at Art Van lately? It’s a bargain hunter’s paradise with brand new furniture at super low prices. Furniture manufacturers come to us with their closeouts, discontinued items, special purchases and manufacturer’s showroom buy-outs. We stock up and pass the savings on to you. The Outlet is also the place to find floor samples and scratch and dent selection for amazing deals on one-of-a-kind treasures. Decorating a living room on a budget is easy at the Outlet at Art Van. Take a look at how $1,000 can transform your space!!

The Harlow Sofa is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Sofa

Start with the Harlow Sofa in classic linen. Its casual style will blend well with any décor, setting the stage for relaxing in style. At just $399, decorating a living room on a budget is off to an amazing start.

The Emma Accent Chair is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Chair

Next add a Emma Accent Chair in beautiful grey upholstery. The classic lines work well with the casual sofa, and the color complements the toss pillows. At $149, you could afford one or maybe even a pair.

The Bench is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Bench

Instead of a cocktail table, use a stylish bench that can serve as a table, footrest or extra seating. In grey, it works well in the room. And at just $59 it works in the budget, too!

The Harbor View Credenza is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
TV Console

Store your television and media components in the beautiful Harbor View Credenza. Its soft color fits our palette, and it provides plenty of storage to keep your room looking neat and tidy. At $219, it fits the budget.

 

The Brooklyn Heights Rug is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Rug

Bring all of the colors in the room together with the Brooklyn Heights Ivory rug. The classic design brings a sense of elegance to your living room, and the soft shades of grey and ivory complement the toss pillows of the sofa. At just $149, it’s an inexpensive investment in warmth and style.

The grand total for our room is $973. That leaves $27 for a can of paint – or pizza and a bottle of wine. See how easy decorating a living room on a budget can be! Come in and try it for yourself.


Celebrate the Season with Whimsical Holiday Décor

Need some holiday inspiration for your home décor? Our Creative Director Broc Clark has identified three important holiday trends for 2018, each with its own distinct style and twist. Get a peak at the dramatic and unique Starry Night or stay true to traditional holiday style with Classic. This week he offers the latest look, Whimsical holiday style.

The Pink Tinsel Tree is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Bright colors

Evergreen trees are lovely, but why not go unexpected and use a pink tinsel tree instead? Imagine the surprise on the faces of your friends and family as you color outside of the traditional holiday lines. Decorate it in all white, tropical colors or even black ornaments. You could easily leave it as is and simply string lights. Your holiday will be extra bright when you find a way to use vibrant colors.

The Deck the Palms Rug is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Flamingos

Flamingos are iconic—and they’re also the “it” creature of the moment. Make your front door extra festive by adding this whimsical rug. It might be snowing outside, but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation every time you come home.

Shatterproof Ornaments are available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Tropical colors

Red and green are classic holiday colors, but add a sense of whimsy by choosing tropical colors for décor, instead. Turquoise, pink and purple ornaments will bring your tree to life. Or choose metallic chargers in tropical colors to add fun to your holiday entertaining.

The Silver and Blue Wreath is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Wreaths

Your front door will set the tone for your holiday décor, so make sure your wreath reflects your penchant for whimsical. It can be as simple as an evergreen wreath with blue and silver ornaments. Or choose a wreath in an interesting shape, such as a square, or in a unique texture, like metal.

What do you think of Whimsical holiday décor? Let us know in the comments, and dare to try something different this season.

 


Find Fun and Deals at the Outlet

If you’re in the mood for a bargain—and who isn’t?—you’ll want to head to the Outlet at Art Van. The great thing about the Outlet is that it’s a new store every time you visit. New markdowns are taken every Tuesday so you can find your FabULess price. New products are displayed each week. And new closeouts are constantly being added, with last chance, lowest prices ever!

The Baron Leather Chair is available in stores now.
First Quality Goods

Much of The Outlet is stocked with brand new goods of first quality. We’ve got closeouts from brand name manufacturers as well as imported goods and incredibly special limited-time buys. Our merchandise selection also includes more innovation, such as motion furniture with power and bluetooth features.

The Dakota Entertainment Credenza is available in stores now.
Ready to Assemble

You’ll also find ready-to-assemble furniture from Sauder, including pieces for your home office, family room and dining room. These affordable items are great quality and are the perfect solution for your first home, rec room or even dorm.

The My Sofa Collection is available in stores now.
Custom Furniture

You’ll love the My Sofa program. Exclusive to the Outlet at Art Van and Made in the USA, you can customize a sofa or sectional on a budget in just three easy steps, creating a piece that is uniquely yours. Choose from three frame options and three colors. Then pick your coordinating toss pillows—you’ll have more than 100 combinations from which to choose.

The Outlet is Full of Surprises

Every time you visit the Outlet, you’ll find surprises and deals waiting for you. So head over and see what’s new. Then share your finds on Instagram!


Enjoy the Spirit(s) of the Season with a Holiday Bar

Holiday entertaining at home often includes an assortment of beverages, soft and not so soft. You’ll feel like a guest at your own party when you set up a bar where friends can serve themselves. Here are four tips for creating a libation station holiday bar:

The Black Bar with Storage is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Choose an out-of-the-way spot

This will make sure it doesn’t disrupt the flow of the party. Choose a corner of the room where you expect people to gather, or use your dining room sideboard or kitchen island. Leave enough space so more than one person can be pouring to avoid a line or congestion in the area.

The City Life Black Metal Bar Cart is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Stock it with the basics

You can make things easy by serving just soft drinks, beer and wine. If you want to stock a full bar, consider bourbon, gin, rum, scotch, tequila, vermouth, vodka and whiskey. You’ll also need orange juice, cranberry juice, ginger ale, tonic, club soda, lemons, limes and olives. And champagne is always a great option. These ingredients will cover the most common mixed drinks. You might also consider adding coffee liqueur or Irish crème. To know how much to purchase, check out this handy drink calculator.

The Antique Gold Bar Cart is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Create a special holiday drink

For a holiday-theme, choose a beverage such as eggnog, mulled wine or white cranberry “snowflake” martinis. You can make a pitcher ahead of time or fill glasses and display them on a tray, replenishing as needed. Or put out the ingredients and have a recipe card on the bar and invite guests to mix the drink themselves.

The Bolero Bar Cart is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
And have the right supplies

Be sure your holiday bar area has sufficient ice, cocktail napkins, one or two towels for spills, corkscrew, shaker, measuring glass and trash container. And you’ll need an assortment of glassware. If you want to streamline things, just set out basic wine and old-fashioned glasses. If you want to do things right, offer champagne, red wine, white wine and highball glasses.

All that’s left is gathering your friends and enjoying the spirit – and spirits – of the season. And always remember to drink responsibly.


Classic Holiday Décor

Need some holiday inspiration for your home? Our Creative Director Broc Clark has identified three important holiday trends for 2018, each with its own distinct style and twist. Last week he shared the dramatic and unique Starry Night. This week he offers the latest nuance to Classic Holiday Décor.

When it comes to decorating for the holidays, you can never go wrong with a traditional look. It’s timeless and elegant, and will never go out of style. Here are five of its signature elements:

The Plaid Angel is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Color

The combination of red, green and white are classic, and they form the foundation for the Classic holiday trend. Look at earthy versions of these three colors, such as a brick red, snow white and pine green. They are the colors found in nature as opposed to their more vibrant counterparts. The look is rich and refined with understated elegance.

The Mercury Glass Tree Set is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Accents

Mercury glass is an important accent in this season’s Classic trend. Add mercury glass trees to your mantel, sideboard or holiday table. Use a mercury glass vase to hold greenery or branches. Or enjoy the charm of this year-round by using a mercury glass lamp in your décor.

The Arctic Spruce with Lights is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Greenery

Deck the halls with lots of greenery this season, draping garland on bannisters, mantels and chandeliers, and wreaths on doors and windows. This season’s Classic style uses designs that complement the earthy palette.

The Glass Bird Jeweled Wreath is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Motifs

Accessories and patterns in Classic holiday style feature woodland creatures, birds and botanicals. Use them in ornaments, accents, pillows or wall art. These nature-inspired motifs add the elegance of the outdoors to your indoor spaces.

The Berry Garland Quilt Set is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Texture

Quilts and coverlets that are rich in texture and color are an important part of the Classic holiday style. Simply add a layer to the foot of the bed, or swap out your comforter for something more festive. Quilts can also be used in living spaces, allowing you to curl up by the fire with a warm blanket.