Choosing a Rug for a Child’s Room

Your child’s room is like their own private retreat, and one way to create that cozy feel is by using a rug. A rug not only warms up a space, it softens the floor and provides plenty of room to spread out and play. Even if you have carpet in the room, rugs add a layer of color and pattern, enhancing the décor. When it comes to choosing a rug for a child’s room here are four things to consider.

Choosing a rug for a child’s room
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Size

Decide where you want to use a rug. In a bedroom, you can use a rug to anchor a bed, placing it completely under the bed or under two-thirds, leaving the space around the nightstand. A general rule of thumb is to have 18 to 24 inches of rug around the sides and foot. If one side of your child’s bed is against a wall, you can place the right to the side where they get up. In this case, a 5’ x 7’ rug is ideal. You can also use a rug to define a special area, such as a play corner or reading nook.

choosing a rug for a child's room
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Material

The rug material is especially important in a child’s room. From jumping and playing to food and craft materials, you need a rug that is durable and easy to clean. Wool rugs last a long time, but they’re also more expensive. Blends are stain resistant and more affordable, making them perfect for kids. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and patterns, so finding one that fits your child’s décor will be a breeze.

choosing a rug for a child's room
The A to Z Fun Rug is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Color and Pattern

Your child’s room is a place where design rules go out the window, and the more playful or whimsical the style the better. Decide if you want use a rug to complement the décor? Add a pop of color? Or introduce a fun pattern? The sky’s the limit, so have fun with this rug.

choosing a rug for a child's room
The Tie Dye Fun Rug is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Safety

Finally, when choosing a rug for a child’s room, make sure your child’s rug is safe. If it isn’t anchored under the bed, make sure you use a non-slip rug pad beneath it. This will ensure that the rug doesn’t slide under your child, causing them to fall and possibly become injured.

How To Accessorize a Nightstand

It’s the last thing you look at before you fall asleep, and the first thing you see when you wake up. It’s your nightstand, and it could be helping to set a calm and soothing atmosphere or filling your eyes with stressful clutter. Instead of just using it as a holding place for a glass of water, accessorize a nightstand with items that set the tone for your bedroom style. Here are four things to keep in mind:

accessorize a nightstand
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1. Consider your clock

Technology is great, but you’ll add lots of charm if you choose an analog clock. From contemporary to vintage to traditional, find something that underscores your design aesthetic and gets rid of that pesky light that comes from a digital version.

 

Accessorize a nightstand
The Pandora Grey Brown Nightstand is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
2. Add something personal

Accessorize a nightstand by including a framed photo of a loved one or a cherished memento that reminds you of a fond memory. This small item can instantly trigger happiness.

 

Accessorize a nightstand
The Landon Nightstand is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
3. Vamp up your lamp

While a lamp will provide light for reading, it’s also a great way to make a design statement in your bedroom. Pick something that matches your décor or adds a pop of personality.

 

Accessorize a nightstand
The Shadan Nightstand is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
4. Display your books

Use your book as part of your nightstand décor, especially if it’s a beautiful hardcover edition. It can help elevate items on your nightstand to create depth and interest, then be picked up and opened when you’re ready to read.

 

Four Ways to Use Pouf Ottomans in Your Home

Pouf ottomans—they’re fun to say and fun to use! These portable, soft accent pieces can serve a variety of purposes, and they work well in any room of your home. Pouf ottomans introduce color and style to your space. Here are four ways a pouf ottoman can make a statement in your room:

pouf ottomans
The Small Pouf Ottoman is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
As a Bench

Add two pouf ottomans to the foot of your bed and you have the look of a bench. The great thing about pouf ottomans is that you can separate them and use them as seating or as a footrest while you relax in your accent chair.

As a Stool

Use a pouf ottoman with a desk or vanity. They’re the perfect solution for small spaces, as they easily tuck under the table surface, freeing up maximum floor area in the room.

pouf ottomans
The Tibetan Sheep Pouf Ottoman is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
As a statement piece

Choose a pouf that’s covered in an interesting texture, such as Tibetan sheep fur. The luxurious piece will attract attention and warm up the room. Or bring home a pouf in a bold shade or pattern to add a pop of color and design to your space.

pouf ottomans
The Metallic Gold Pouf Ottoman is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
As a Kid-Friendly Accent

Turn your child’s bedroom into a fun friend hangout by using one or more pouf ottomans in their décor. Since they can be easily moved around a room, they can turn into whatever your child can imagine—from mini stage to a chair to a nightstand or table.

One Bed + 4 Pieces of Art = 4 Distinct Looks

An upholstered headboard is a versatile choice for your bedroom as it blends well with several design styles. Adding artwork above a bed can change the look of a room in a snap. From casual to urban, art allows you to show off your personality and sense of design. Here are four distinct looks that come from using the same headboard with four different pieces of art.

 

Artwork above a bed
The Monroe Upholstered Bed and City of London Wall Art are available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Casual

Strike a casual vibe by using a canvas that depicts a cityscape. In this case, a foggy London scene creates a serene setting, complementing the curves and tufted design of the bed.

Artwork above a bed

Artwork above a bed
The Monroe Upholstered Bed and Grey Map Wall Art are available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Urban

One of the hallmarks of urban style is the use of vintage maps and geographic art. This cool world map by Parvez Taj is printed on white wood, adding a contrasting texture as well as a focal point above the soft bed.

Artwork above a bed

Artwork above a bed
The Monroe Upholstered Bed and Standout Canvas Art are available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Traditional

Floral artwork offers an elegant touch to your bedroom, especially when it’s bold like this graphic painting of roses. The rich colors command attention and blend beautifully with the luxurious shape and dark upholstery of the bed.

Artwork above a bed

Artwork above a bed
The Monroe Upholstered Bed and Yale Octagon Mirror are available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Modern

Mirrors are a wonderful option to artwork, and adding a geometrically shaped piece above the bed brings modern flair. The sleek finish provides textural contrast to the tufted bed.

Adding artwork above a bed is an easy way to change your look. Which of these four do you prefer?

The Antique Charm of Traditional Light Fixtures

Part of the charm of an older home is the richness of the light fixtures. With crystal details that sparkle in the light and shades that look like artwork, these heirloom-style fixtures add sense of elegance to any space. Fortunately, you don’t need to worry about faulty wiring as you can find new fixtures that look like antiques. We love these four traditional light fixtures that will instantly set the atmosphere in your room aglow.

Traditional light fixtures
The Alenya Chandelier is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Elegant Details

The Alenya Chandelier combines burnished gold metal with teak crystal leaves and a champagne sheer fabric shade for a bold and elegant statement piece. Imagine this hanging above a dining room or over an end table in your living room.

Traditional light fixtures
The Amelia Flush Lamp is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Stained Glass Shade

The Amelia Semi-Flush Lamp gives your space the Frank Lloyd Wright treatment, with geometric lines and dark bronze hardware for a striking contrast. It is ideal for the living room or home office.

Traditional light fixtures
The Virginia Bronze Chandelier is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Candles

This Virginia Bronze Chandelier looks like an old light fixture that used candles as the lighting source. The English bronze metal frame is accentuated with prisms to complete its sophisticated look.

Traditional light fixtures
The Evelyn Bronze Chandelier is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Crystals

The decorative shades of the Evelyn Bronze Chandelier are accented with beautiful crystal prisms and a dark bronze finish. Impressive traditional light fixtures, such as this one, will look amazing in a living room or dining room space.