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Styling a Patriotic Front Porch

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Make a patriotic statement on your front porch or stoop and celebrate Memorial Day, Independence Day or the US of A all year long using just a few simple home accents. Take a look below.

Patriotic Front Step

  • Depending on how much work you feel like putting into the patriotic look, you could paint your front door red for a pop of color perfect for Americana celebrations. However, you can still achieve a charming red, white and blue scheme without such a drastic step.
  • Geraniums make perfect flowers for a front step. Their lush blooms and leaves fill out the space, and their beautiful red color is just perfect. Put them in terracotta pots, ceramic planters or an American flag styled planter for more detail.
  • The doormat is a functional decorative; keeping dirt and mud outdoors while adding beauty to your porch. This one welcomes guests and ties in the USA theme with American flags and geraniums.
  • For the door and to make your front stoop really pop, place a floral wreath that complements the patriotic look while providing a natural home accent to the outside of your home.
  • To complete the stylish patriotic look, add a flag either to the side of your home or with a flagpole in the ground. Read up on proper flag etiquette, and let it fly all summer long!

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Weekly Spotlight: Shop Our Summer Cover (1)

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

We are now in the second week of our Summer 2017 catalog, so today we are shining the spotlight on five home accents from our cover. which you can shop here, that are all made in the USA. Take a look below.

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Summer 2017 Catalog ILadderback Seating

Our classic Ladderback chairs come in five colors, and the twisted paper seats enhance their farmhouse appeal. They make perfect accent chairs, dining room chairs, and are even available as bar stools and counter stools.

Sturbridge Braided Rug Collection

These rugs share our namesake, and are designed to add softness to your floors that lasts a lifetime. Beautiful color combinations allow you to pick the perfect one, and with a variety of complementing braided accents, this USA made braided rug collection can furnish and decorate your entire home.

Punched-Tin Cupboard
(Rustic Country Collection)

Our Rustic Country Collection brings primitive home furnishings with functional appeal into any room of your home. The Punched-Tin Cupboard (seen in Red on our cover) has three shelves inside for storing dishes in the kitchen or dining room, or knick-knacks and belongings in a bedroom or family room. The punched-tin features a wheat-grass design for an Americana farmhouse look, and is reinforced with beadboard backing.

Americana Tapers Summer 2017Star & Stripes Table Lamp

This lamp is the perfect addiiton to your Independence day decor, as well as an ideal lighting solution for an Americana styled room. The pottery base features a charming glaze with red and white stripes accented by blue and a white star. Its 3-way function also allows you to control the amount of light filtering through the woven fabric drum shade.

Americana Tapers

While this is really three items, these tapers look so great together we are grouping them here. Featuring 1776, an American flag and the red, white and blue, these flameless tapers have waxy exteriors and flickering light just like authentic taper candles, and they are made in the USA.

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Five Ways to Wallpaper

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Now with so many options for wallpaper, it may seem more simple or less exhausting to just throw some paint up on your walls. But with these five ways to wallpaper your home, narrowing down your preferences can be the key to moving forward with that textured, shiny or printed wallpaper.

With Birds

It’s no surprise that we found a bird-patterned wallpaper to include on this list. Birds are excellent motifs to use in your home because they can be quite versatile, complementing farmhouse, modern, industrial and Victorian styles (and others). The colors in this example are great; they are actually colors you may see on birds in the wild, and the gray tree trunks enhance visual appeal without overwhelming the eye. Plus, birds can be wonderfully charismatic, even as a pattern on your walls.

Photo by Discover farmhouse bathroom design inspiration

Using Bold Patterns on Small Walls

Especially if you’re searching for something different to adorn the walls of a kitchen, closet, powder room or the little wall space around a doorway, a bold pattern can make the entire space stand out. Take a look at the kitchen below. The uniform cabinetry is made more classic by pairing it with a wallpaper with plenty of attitude. The black background also opens up the space, making it seem a little larger than it is, while the greenery and blooms contribute cheerful colors to the room.

Photo by Studio S InteriorsDiscover farmhouse kitchen design ideas

Perfectly Coordinated

Sometimes prints and patterns can look completely different when put up on multiple walls, so if you aren’t as willing to risk that happening, go for a more perfectly coordinated look. Match the primary color(s) of the room with the color(s) in the patterned wallpaper, and try to keep the number of colors in that pattern to less than three. Or, you can try a more customized route and get a wallpaper that perfectly matches upholstery, linens or both in a bedroom or living room!

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With Subtlety

Using a muted color or pattern on your walls can still bring plenty of style to a room. Especially if you plan on wallpapering every wall, soft colors, or one color, can make any pattern blend beautifully into the room.

Photo by Karen SteinbergBrowse farmhouse bedroom photos
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As a Filler

This technique is ideal for a room that doesn’t necessarily need any decor or art, like a laundry room or utility room, but could still benefit from a little personality. Using a small amount of wallpaper, or even putting it on 1/3 of a wall, can offer a room more style while not taking the attention away from other elements or furniture in the room.

Photo by Sunday Home InteriorsMore farmhouse laundry room ideas
How have you used wallpaper in your home? Share your stories and ideas in the comments below!

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