Take the Clearance Center Rec Room Challenge

When it comes to designing certain rooms, it’s smart to watch what you spend. This is especially true if you’re completing a rec room. While “rec” stands for “recreation,” sometimes it looks like “wreck” when a swarm of kids want to have fun.

The beauty of the Art Van Clearance Center is that you don’t have to forsake style when it comes to saving money. Take a look at this ultra cool rec room grouping that will turn your home into a stylish hangout without breaking the bank:

Rec Room Sofa

Start with a statement sofa, like the generously sized Soho II. Its supple faux leather upholstery and ample padding create the perfect spot for relaxing with friends. Plus, the seats wipe clean, so you don’t have to fret over spills. The tufted seat and back and shaped padded arm add to the contemporary appeal of this sofa, and it’s just $449.

Rec Room Entertainment Center

Next add a media center to hold your TV and components. Our Harbor View Entertainment Credenza has great casual appeal and plenty of storage. Open shelving will hold your DVR and consoles, and louvered doors will hide DVDs and CDs. The weathered look is set off with solid wood knobs and charming turned feet. It’s just $229.

Rec Room Table

Your rec room needs a cocktail table to hold snacks and remotes. Our Tracy Cocktail Table is a practical and modern choice. The tray-top style will hold drinks and contain spills that are bound to happen. At $77, it’s a bargain!

Rec Room Rug

Pull your look together with our Geo Red Area Rug. The contemporary pattern features all of the colors of your room, including red, grey and black. Stylish and plush, it’s a great place for kids who want to lie on the floor to watch a movie. And you’ll love the price: just $199.

Grand total for our rec room challenge: just $954!

What’s in Season in July?

July is the month when the produce section in the grocery store looks its freshest. Fruits and vegetables are ripe and ready, and it can be easy to load up on all things healthy. Here’s a list of what to look for at your local super market or farmer’s stand:






Crenshaw melons


Green beans








Yellow squash


What’s On Sale in June?

Product sales often follow a cycle, and knowing what goes on sale when can be great for your budget. Don’t miss out on these great deals that Consumer Reports calls June’s most common bargains:

Camcorders: Your smartphone probably has video capabilities, but sometimes it’s not enough. If you’re in the market for a dedicated camcorder, June is the time to take action.


Computers: If you have a student who finished out the school year and needs to upgrade their computer, it might be time to start your search. Laptops and desktops are often marked down in June.


Cookware: If you’re headed to a wedding and these are on the registry, you might score some great deals on a useful gift.


Small electronics: In addition to camcorders and computers, June is a good time to buy MP3 players, DVD players, and Blu-ray players. Just in time for summer entertaining!


Sports gear: If you’re in the market for a bicycle, backpack baby carrier or a new pair of running shoes, there are some great sales happening in June.


Swimsuits: On the racks since February, stores are marking down swim apparel just in time for the season.


Of course, Art Van Furniture is known for having great prices every day. Check out today’s best sale by clicking here.


High Style, Low Budget: The Clearance Center $1000 Challenge


You don’t have to have a lot of money to have a beautiful home, especially if you shop at the Art Van Clearance Center. Because Art Van is a high volume buyer, 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, creating a bargain hunter/design lover paradise.


Last week we designed a modern living room on a $1,000 budget, and today we’ve got a gorgeous dining room with the same amount of money. Take a look:


Dining Room CC


We start with the striking Johnny Dining Set, which features sleek, straight lines and a smoke-stained glass table top. At $499, it’s a great deal and the perfect beginning to a contemporary dining space.



Console CC


Next, add a modern console table that will come in handy for buffet-style gatherings or cocktail parties. The clean lines and metal frame create a sleek silhouette that complements the dining set. And at $167, it’s on point and on budget!


DR Chandelier


Statement lighting is white hot, and we’re excited to use the Warp Ceiling Lamp to add a blast of style in our dining room. The aluminum shade fits over a chrome body for a piece that gives light a modern twist. At just $169, it’s a super affordable way to way to stay on trend.




Finally, underscore the modern vibe with a modern area rug. The Mallbern Multi-color Area Rug features gorgeous neutral colors and a striking geometric pattern. The colors are a perfect complement to the smoke-stained glass, metals and rich finishes of our furnishings. The best news is that it’s just $147.


The grand total for our modern dining space is just $982. What do you think of our Clearance Center Challenge? Come in and see the beautiful room you can create!


Of course, Art Van Furniture is known for having great prices every day storewide. Check out today’s best sale by clicking here.

Clearance Center Challenge: $1000 Living Room

Have you visited our famous Clearance Center 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 Clearance Center is also the place to find floor samples and scratch and dent selection for amazing deals on one-of-a-kind treasures.


Your money will go far at the Art Van Clearance Center. Take a look at how $1,000 can transform your living room – just in time for Mother’s Day!!



Clearance Center Sofa


Start with the Oscar Sofa in trendy Graphite. Its retro style has a Mid-Century Modern vibe, and the throw pillows add a welcome burst of pattern and color. At just $397, you’re off to an amazing start.


Clearance Challenge Chair


Next add a Grayson Accent Chair in beautiful orange upholstery that hosts a sea of colors in its textured fabric. The lines fit perfectly with the modern feel of the sofa, and the legs have a similar style and finish. At $177, you could afford one or maybe even a pair.


Clearance Center Cocktail Table


Keep it modern with the Tracy Cocktail Table. The tray top is perfect for holding beverages, and the dark black lacquer finish helps ground the room. At $77, it will take a lot of will power not to brag to your friends (but it’s OK if you do!)


Clearance Center Rug


Bring all of the colors in the room together with this great Galaxy Area Rug. The geometric design adds to the Mid-Century Modern inspiration, and the orange, blue, brown and cream are a timeless combination. At just $199, it’s an inexpensive investment in warmth and style.


Clearance Center Lamp


A floor lamp near the chair or sofa will add light to the space, and our Craftsman Arc Lamp is a great choice. The domed metal shade and base are adjustable so you can find the best angle for your room and your needs. And at $119, it fits the budget.


The grand total: $969. That leaves $31 for a can of paint – or pizza and a bottle of wine.


See how easy it is to design a stylish room on a budget! Come in and try the Clearance Center Challenge for yourself.