The 4th of July is full of wonderful American traditions. Sparklers, barbeque, and American flags. It’s such a festive time of year!
If only we could bring that patriotism and national pride into our homes all year long…
Wait… we can!
Keep reading to learn about 9 patriotic decorating ideas that will have your home showing off some American love all year long.
Stars, Stars, and More Stars
Decorating with stars is a wonderful way to bring in a patriotic flare without having to drape everything in the American flag. And there are so many options on the market for star-themed decorations.
Stars make beautiful wall hangings. Gather together a bunch of stars in different shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. Then hang them on your wall in a pattern to make a large installation of stars.
Replace your dining room chandelier with a star-themed chandelier for a beautiful conversation piece. And frame your favorite pictures in various star-shaped picture frames.
The Patriotic Pallet
Pallets have made a huge surge in decorating popularity over the last few years. And they’re the perfect medium to display an American flag because of the built-in slats that form the stripes.
Find a rustic, distressed pallet at your local box store and paint the flag yourself. It doesn’t have to be perfect. The more handmade and personalized the flag looks, the better.
You can display flag-painted pallets inside your home or outside. And you can find them in different shapes and sizes for more variety.
Flag Down Your Yard
Of course, the ultimate way to show your patriotism is to have a flag flying in your yard. Start by installing a heavy-duty flagpole. You want to place this front and center where most people will see it as they drive by your house.
Then invest in a high-quality flag that won’t rip apart after just a few uses. They come in many sizes so choose one that fits the proportions of your home. Fly your flag proudly all through the year.
Decorative pillows are great accent pieces. And you can bring in some subtle patriotism by adding decorative pillows to the sofas, beds, and chairs around your home.
Choosing pillows in the colors of red, white, and blue is a good start. But also think about choosing pillows that have patriotic sayings and quotes on them. And find pillows that have pictures of All-American favorites like sailboats, fireworks, and even apple pie!
Dish It Up, Patriot Style
Consider giving the contents of your kitchen cabinets a patriotic makeover. There are tons of red, white, and blue dish sets available on the market. You can opt for a single color or a set that combines them all.
Instead of clear glasses, get a set of dark blue drinking glasses. Buy patriotic napkins and napkin holders. And use red flowers in your centerpiece decoration.
Paint and Accent
Paint is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to totally transform your space. When painting in a patriotic theme, remember to keep it simple and not too literal.
Choose a neutral color, like a light grayish-blue, for your primary walls. Paint doors and trim white for a clean, modern look. Add a pop by painting one accent wall red or dark blue.
Consider painting your front door red. Or accent the furniture by painting your coffee table or dining room chairs red. All of these ideas will give you a beautiful red, white, and blue paint scheme without going over the top.
Let There Be Light
Look for light fixtures that give you a patriotic feel. This might include lampshades with star designs or stripes on them. Or you could use colonial-style fixtures that throwback to the time of lanterns and candlelight.
Paint mason jars in red, white, and blue patterns. Leave areas in the patterns unpainted so you can see the light from a candle through the jar. Place these jars around your home and outside on your porch or deck to add decorative light to the spaces.
Get Crafty with Your Accessories
Some of the best patriotic accessories are those that you make yourself. Many people like to hang wreaths on their front door to celebrate the seasons. Add some patriotic flair to your outdoor wreaths by including more red, dark blues, and stars in the wreath decor.
Print out nautical designs, like sailboats and ocean waves, and put them in picture frames for some creative wall art. Create flower vases out of mason jars with a patriotic ribbon tied around them. Fill them with white and red flowers and the occasional American flag.
Put your creative muscles to the test here. If you’re into knitting, make your own American flag knitted blanket to sling over the back of your couch. And if you enjoy sewing, create a table runner using red, white, and blue bandanas.
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