12 Tips for Shopping ALL the Labor Day Sales

Who knew? Labor Day is THE BIGGEST retail savings holiday of the year! 

So how can you make sure you’re squeezing the most out of every $$$ during the crazy awesome Labor Day Sales? These tips from savvy furniture shopper Jocelyn Wolf – whose family has been in the furniture business for 116+ YEARS (!!!) – should help. 

ONE: A Labor Day Sale means GREAT BIG DEAL$  

Stores are putting the latest fall merchandise on their showroom floors so they need to clear EVERYTHING out to make room. (Help them out – buy some stuff!) You’ll get serious bargains -with greatly reduced prices on floor models, closeouts and discontinued items.   

$AVVY $HOPPER TIP: Inspect your floor sample finds closely before buying. There’s typically a “no return” policy on this stuff.

TWO: It’s the PERF Time to Shop for Back to School

Moving into the dorms or your first college apartment? Treat yourself with BIG savings on bedding sets, wall art, futons and anything else you need to make your new space awesome.

THREE: Shop for better sleepzzzzzzzz

Labor Day Sales are THE BEST for shopping mattresses. Stores and manufacturers are handing out HUGE discounts and the promotions are HOT. Buy now and you’ll sleep better – long after Labor Day.

FOUR: Don’t cry – Shop outdoor

As much as we hate to see summer end – seriously, we’re crying big tears over here – retailers are putting greatly reduced price tags on outdoor merchandise. Now’s the time to get that new patio set you’ve been drooling over – for a steal. Retail therapy, anyone? 

FIVE: Prep to cozy up indoors

Again, we hate to do this but FALL IS ALMOST HERE. That means pumpkin spice, cooler weather, more time spent indoors and maybe more pumpkin spice. It’ll be less depressing if you plan now and make your living room a family sanctuary. That old sofa? It’s not getting any comfier or any cuter. Replace it with a gorgeous sectional and you’ll have room for the whole fam to cozy up for Netflix binge time. 

SIX: Sign up for special offers 

We all need more email, right? Ummmm … no. But in this case, signing up for your favorite store’s emails is a GOOD IDEA. Before Labor Day, sign up for promotional emails from your favorite stores and brands and follow them on social. You’ll want to know who’s offering special sales or amazing savings on pieces you’ve got your eye on. 

$AVVY $HOPPER TIP: Sign up to become an Art Van VIP and you’ll get notified of our special events and promotions. 

SEVEN: Get a price guarantee

Make sure the store you’re shopping has a price guarantee or a price adjustment policy. Then you can shop with confidence, knowing you’re getting the best possible deal. And if you find it for less somewhere else or see the price drop, you won’t miss out – you’ll save even more.  

EIGHT: Don’t be blinded by a good deal

Furniture is a commitment! Buy what you love and only what you love. If you don’t love it or don’t need it, don’t bother.  And definitely NEVER sacrifice your style for a great price. On the flip side, if you see something you love, don’t wait to buy! During Labor Day Sales, many items – like outdoor sets at super low prices – are limited inventory and won’t be restocked. If you wait, it may disappear. Poof! 

Outdoor furniture sets are going for super low prices during Labor Day Sales.

NINE: Shop in-person and online

Are you a hands-on shopper? Or a shop-from-the-sofa pro? Either way, we have you covered with amazing deals and special promotions at all of our stores and online. Go ahead and shop how you want, when you want and where you want. You’re good. 

$AVVY $HOPPER TIP: Art Van has sales teams ready to assist in-store or online with  questions you may have about products and special financing offers.

TEN: Look ahead to the holidays

Were last year’s holidays overcrowded? Did ALL the cousins show up? Make sure you have enough seating for this year’s holiday parties now. Take advantage of Labor Day Sale prices to update your dining situation so you can invite everybody and still have room for unexpected guests.

$AVVY $HOPPER TIP: Furniture delivery schedules fill up quickly before the holidays. Avoid the stress and plan ahead this year. You’ll be glad you did, come November!
Need more room for far flung family members who visit during the holidays? Shop dining during Labor Day Sales for the best prices.

ELEVEN: Save now, pay later

Check to see if the retailer you’re shopping offers financing options. If so, take advantage of 0% APR offers to get the furniture, mattress or flooring you want at the price you can afford – with flexible payment options.  

$AVVY $HOPPER TIP: Art Van has flooring! Plan ahead for holiday entertaining by putting in new floors or wall tile

TWELVE: Try a style that’s new to you

Great deals are just the excuse you need to try something totally new with your decor. Think accent pillows, artwork, area rugs and more. Add color, texture or maybe even a faux fur throw to glam things up.

Forget Prime Day – Get Real Deals During PrimeTime Days

Attention savvy shoppers! You may have heard about that other “Prime” sale. It only lasts one day. You pay $100+ to be a “member.” And if you’re not a member, you don’t get the deals. And don’t forget the FUN part – you hang out on your phone ALL DAY LONG trying to catch that next deal. No. Thanks. 

Shop the Art Van PrimeTime Days instead! Here’s how to get the best deals we’ve got:

Don’t pay a membership fee.

We’re not about charging you money to get good deals or 0% financing or even free shipping. We want EVERYONE to save. A lot. So start by NOT paying us $100+.

Don’t pay for FREE shipping. 

ArtVan.com lets you order thousands of items with FREE shipping, all day, every day – no membership fee required. All you have to do is search “free shipping” at artvan.com and you’ll find sooo many great home furnishings and accessories. Or just go here and get your shop on: FREE Shipping at ArtVan.com

Check daily. Seriously, check every day. It’ll be worth it. 

Every day during the PrimeTime Sale, we’ll be giving you new deals – in-store and at artvan.com. So many deals! Come back to ArtVan.com every day between Monday, July 16 at midnight and Wednesday, July 18 at midnight to see what we’ve added to the HUGE selection of steals.

Don’t sleep on this. Get some seriously good sleep.

Everybody benefits from a great night’s sleep, so we’re throwing in FREE DELIVERY on any PureSleep mattress – whichever one YOU choose. PLUS, we’ll make it easy to get the mattress of your dreams by giving you 0% APR for 72 months on all mattresses over $2499. You’ll sleep even better with those savings!

Check the Outlet. Then check it again.

You know we’re crazy excited about PrimeTime Days  when we’re giving EXTRA 15% discounts on Outlet finds that are already marked down 20%-50%. We NEVER do that! Take advantage of the Super Value and Hot Deals that will change every day during our PrimeTime Days by checking in often at The Outlet at ArtVan.com.

Shop at the store or from your sofa. 

Art Van PrimeTime Days are happening on-line and in-store, so if you want to walk through one of our beautiful showrooms and get inspired, we’ve got deals for you. If shopping from the sofa feels better to you, head on over to ArtVan.com and browse through thousands of items in every style imaginable.

 

The Hottest Flooring Trends in 2018

If you’re remodeling any room in your home, or just know it’s time for an upgrade, you’re probably wondering what the hot flooring trends are for 2018. 

Homeowners typically select flooring based on the room they’ll be styling. However, as open floor plans remain popular, this can change the way people choose which flooring is right for the room.

With an emphasis on the open floor plan layouts which unite the kitchen, dining and living areas, the demand for wood floors throughout the home for a seamless transition from room to room has not slowed down. We expect to see a continued desire for wider and longer hardwood planks, as well as using mixed width planks that are reminiscent of reclaimed, antique hardwood planks. Wider planks have the advantage of creating a more unified look with fewer joint lines while showcasing the true beauty of the wood. Prices range from $3- $10 square foot (excluding installation).

Bedroom with wood plank flooring
Mannington Maison Normandy Oak 9/16” x 7”

Kitchen trends: 

As one of the most highly used areas of the home, where spills and mishaps can surely occur, you’ll need a flooring option that’s durable and looks great. Today there are lots of options including water-resistant laminate floors,  waterproof luxury vinyl tile (LVT), vinyl plank & tile, and wood-like porcelain tile. They all can give the appearance of the trendy rustic planks, without the worry that a spill could stain or damage them. Prices range from $2-$5 sq ft for laminate and vinyl and $1.50-$6.00 sq ft for tile (excluding installation).

Flooring for Kitchen
Metroflor Genesis Plus Vinyl
Flooring for Kitchen
MSI Porcelain Plank Palmetto Chestnut

Bathroom trends:

Like the kitchen, the flooring in the bathroom needs to be moisture-resistant. Porcelain tile is typically the best choice for bathrooms, though today you have more options than ever before. LVT and Coretec type floors are waterproof, kid-friendly and pet-owner-approved. And – BONUS – they can often be installed over your existing floor.  

Flooring trends for bathroom
MSI Porcelain Plank Havenwood 8” x 36” & Chevron Mosaic
Flooring for bathroom
Mannington AduraMax Cascade

Dining & Living Room Flooring Trends

Open floor plans are popular and should be considered when it comes to upgrading your flooring, so that the flooring flows well through the home. Hardwood flooring is a timeless look with the wider plank as this year’s style choice. Options can range from budget-friendly oak in solid and engineered formats to exotic and distressed with thin, thick, narrow, random width and long lengths.

Bedroom Flooring Trends

The bedroom should be an oasis away from it all and a comfortable spot to rest at the end of the day. With that in mind, carpet is always a great flooring choice for the bedroom. The feeling of your feet stepping on a soft carpet first thing in the morning is warm and comforting. Frieze carpeting – an updated shag with thinner fibers and twisted ends – is the style for bedroom flooring this year. Though bold carpet colors are in, you may want to stick with a trendy greige (grey-beige) color to make paint and accent furniture really pop!

 

The best thing about today’s carpet selections? Most carpet is stain-proof, crush-resistant and available in both traditional styles, bold geometric patterns or even florals for a more relaxed look. Take a look at the wide selection at Art Van Flooring for inspiration. Or schedule a consultation today for help with your next project.