Magnolia Makeover: Midcentury Ranch Gets A New Look

Last night’s Fixer Upper featured Keith and Annabeth, a sweet couple who had recently adopted two daughters and were in search of a family-friendly home where their three children could grow and play. They settled on a midcentury modern ranch that Chip and Joanna transformed into a rustic, farmhouse with special spaces, including this sweet bedroom for the girls. (Get a behind-the-scenes tour from Joanna with this video.)

If you love the style, we’ve got the look:

Start with an iron bed … or two. Order the exact bed—the Primitive Colonnade Twin Metal Bed—by visiting one of our showrooms. Or substitute the Magnolia Home Trellis Bed, which offers the same vintage charm. We stock this bed in queen and king sizes, or can deliver twin or full size through custom order.

Between the beds, Joanna has placed a sweet white table, which serves as a nightstand. We carry the Petite Rosette Table that features a lower open shelf and casters so it can be moved around and used as a work surface.

A special space deserves a special light fixture, and our Tiffany Small Chandelier features six tiers of teardrop-shaped crystals that sparkle when lit. It’s available online and includes free shipping.

 

Imagine tucking your daughter—or yourself—in bed each night in a room that looks dollhouse perfect!

Three Desks That Make the Perfect Homework Station

Back to school means back to homework, and you can set up your child for success by decking out a part of their room with a desk. Here are three stylish options that are not only affordable; they ship right to your home for free!

The Pescara White Cubby Desk provides plenty of space for a laptop or books, and it includes four cubbies that keep supplies and reference materials handy and organized.

 

An L-shaped desk offers lots of workspace, and the Calabria White Nested Desks conveniently nest together if space is an issue. The sleek white finish is crisp and clean, creating a chic corner study nook.

 

Combine a desk with a nightstand with the Interface White Desk. The two levels look architectural, while three drawers offer plenty of room for supplies.

How to Shop for a Bunk Bed

 

Twin Over Twin

Kids rooms are made for gatherings. Whether they’re being shared by siblings or a group of friends who want to hang out, most could benefit from finding ways to maximize square footage. Why not take advantage of vertical space by using a bunk bed?

A practical piece of furniture, today’s bunk beds are stylish, and feature materials and designs that look like their single bed counterparts. They’re also versatile and can be used stacked or separated when multiple sleeping spaces are no longer needed.

Standard bunk beds come with two twin-sized mattresses. Some even include a trundle option on the bed below that makes sleepovers a breeze – simply pull out the third mattress like a drawer and you’ve got room for one more. When it’s not needed, it’s easily tucked away.

 

Twin Over Full

 

Another option is a bunk bed that features a twin mattress above and a full mattress on the lower bunk. This provides room for three, or a little extra space for the child below. A twin/full combination is a great choice for larger rooms as the configuration takes up more space than a standard bunk bed.

 

Bunk and Desk

Some bunk beds maximize space even further by incorporating other furnishings into the base. For example, a bunk bed might hide a desk below, which is a great fit for tweens and teens who can conveniently store their studies nearby. Others include a wardrobe where kids can store their clothing, eliminating the need for a dresser or chest of drawers to occupy space in the room.

Whatever style is best for you, rest assured that the bunk beds sold at Art Van Furniture meet guidelines put in place by the Consumer Product Safety Council. To properly use bunk beds, know that the Council recommends that kids be six or older to use the top bunk. Don’t allow more than one person at a time on the top bunk and a ladder should always be used for access. Guardrails must be present on both sides of the top bunk, even if the bed is pushed against the wall. And the top of the top guardrail should be approximately 5″ above the top of the mattress.

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Fierce Furniture

Teenagers live in their own little world, and sometimes that feels like it’s another planet. While we can’t help you decipher the inner workings of their complex teen lives, we can help you create a bedroom that they’ll totally think is an EPIC WIN.

Here are three ways to transform your child’s juvenile bedroom into a teen retreat:

So Fierce Furniture: If your teen’s still sleeping in the bed they had in elementary school, it’s time for an upgrade. For a more sophisticated, transitional look, choose items with clean lines that will suit teens’ almost grown-up tastes. Add flexibility with a bed that offers an additional sleep space for those all-important sleepovers. And don’t forget storage pieces like dressers and chests for their endlessly expanding wardrobes. Our youth bedroom selection has some fun items they won’t roll their eyes at. Plus, they’ll work well in a guest room when the kids head off to college.

 

Teen Bedding

 

Cover Up: Most teens would be mortified by the Pokémon sheets they had when they were eight, so shop with them to settle on something a little more adult. Instead of choosing another passing trend, opt for something more basic, and dress it up with fun pillows or a duvet cover—like trendy whales!—that you can switch out later.

 

Teen Art 

Wall the Rage: Let their creative side shine here. Have a budding artist-in-residence? Let them paint a mural instead of a boring eggshell white wall. For the film buff, help them frame movie posters or life-size cut-outs. If your teen is a musician, try mounting their guitars on pegs on the wall—which will also open up floor space for that drum set they asked for. Or choose a piece of art that reflects their favorite pastime—like surfing!

 

However you and your teen decide to decorate their, like, totally awesome room, have fun with it. You’ll get tons of points for being the “cool parents.”