Using American Flag Décor

Celebrate your patriotism with accents for your home that feature Old Glory. Not only is the flag a graphic masterpiece; it adds a bold pop of red, white and blue to your room. Here are two pieces of American flag décor that will enhance your space as well as your American pride.

American Flag Decor
The American Flag Chest is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
American Flag Chest

Imagine this cool chest in your foyer or family room. It makes a bold statement, and it’s quite functional. Use it to store games, linens or media. This piece would look great in a Modern Farmhouse style home, or in a Traditional house that features lots of Americana design.

American flag decor
The American Dream Wood Art is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.

American Flag Art

The flag is a work of art, so it makes sense that it’s been turned into chic wooden wall décor. This piece features a sense of energy and rock-and-roll vibe that feels urban and rustic. It would look great over a white sofa in a casual or urban home. Or imagine it above a teenager’s bed.

3 Accessories that Instantly Update Your First Apartment

If you’re moving into your first apartment, you’re probably bringing accessories from your college dorm or childhood bedroom. And chances are those things don’t reflect your current style and future aspirations. While apartment accessories are best when they’re collected and curated over time, here are three items that instantly upgrade your new place from student hangout to adult space.

Lamps

 

Apartment Lamps
The Cardamom Bronze Lamps are available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Apartment Lamp
The Cody Table Lamp is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Apartment Lamp
The LaMarque Chrome Table Lamp is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.

It’s time to ditch the clip-on light/fan combo that kept you cool and illuminated during final exam all-nighters in favor of something a little more mature. Lamps help set the tone for your décor, and you can find them in any style you wish. Go for something rich and chic, like the Cardamom Bronze Lamps; contemporary and sleek, like the Cody Table Lamp; or sophisticated and glitzy, such as the LaMarque Chrome Lamp.

 

Artwork

Apartment Art
The Golden Meadow Canvas Art is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Apartment Art
The Flamingo Canvas Art is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Apartment Art
The Floral Dream Canvas Art is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.

Those posters that decorated your dorm walls were fun when you were dreaming of life after college, but your life is starting now and it’s time to use art to reflect your taste and style. Canvas art is the next step and you will find a variety of choices that fit your décor. Choose a striking contrast of colors, such as the Golden Meadow Canvas; something whimsical, like the Flamingo Canvas; or a tasteful floral work, such as the Floral Dream Canvas.

Toss Pillows

The Kettery Seafoam Pillow is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Apartment Accessories
The Selena Fuchsia Pillow is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Apartment Accessories
The Satin Gold Pillow is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.

Finally, accent your furniture by accessorizing with toss pillows. You can add a rich texture with the Kettery Seafoam Pillow; a pop of color with the Selena Fuchsia Pillow; or a contrasting finish with the Satin Gold Pillow. Toss pillows instantly update your sofa, accent chairs, bed or dining room chairs.

 

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Five Lamps Your Kids Will Light Up Over

Task lighting is meant to serve a purpose in your room, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. We think every child should have a fun lamp in their bedroom that will help them do homework, read, solve Sudoku puzzles or just daydream. Take a look at these five lamps that will not only shine in your child’s room, but will grow with them from toddler to teen and beyond.

 

Bulldog Lamp
This serious little bulldog makes for a playful and sophisticated lamp. The white-on-white style is classic, and will go with any color palette. At 21” high, it’s great for a desk or nightstand, and the 13” white shade is modern classic.

 

Blue Stripe Lamp
A simple stripe is chic and striking, and this lamp does it well in blue. The 25.5? height is perfect for a nightstand or desk, and the 10” white and turquoise shade works well for a boy or girl.

 

kids tripod lamp
Give an architectural touch to your child’s room when you add this 25″ Wood Tri-pod Table Lamp. Its golden wood finish and 13″ white drum shade have a Midcentury Modern feel.

 

lavendar kids lamp
The color experts at Pantone chose Radiant Orchid for its 2014 Color of the Year. Bring the striking but subtle tone into your child’s room with this 24″ Brushed Metal Table Lamp. The 9″ fabric lampshade is pleated for an element of soft sophistication.

 

kids blue chrome lamp
Finally, add task lighting to a desk or nightstand with the eye-catching lines of this 18.5″ Curved Table Lamp. Both the base and the 8” domed lampshade are in rich navy, which provides a contemporary contrast to its chrome, curved stem.