Posts Tagged ‘fourth of july decor’

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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Red, White and Blue All Year Long

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Independence Day is almost here, and while your seasonal decorations uplift the Americana charm of your home, you may be considering keeping this style throughout the year. Here are a variety of designs for keeping the red, white and blue fresh and updated all year long. And if you proudly utilize any of these techniques, share them with us below, on Twitter or on our Facebook page!

Neutral Base, Bold Accents

Perhaps the most basic technique in room design. Paint in neutral tones, incorporate neutral materials and stick with white, gray or natural toned furniture and then add red, white and blue accents for color and Americana style. Maybe you’ll switch up a plain cushion for a patterned one, or add USA inspired pillows to the sofa, a patriotic print above the mantel, or even fresh flowers to a Made in the USA red, white and blue vase. The possibilities are nearly endless, and you can easily switch out pillows, throws and other home accents throughout the year to keep the look fresh.

Family Room
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Nautical Style

A timeless look, nautical style is a classic way to incorporate red, white and blue into the rooms of your home all year long. Think nautical stripes with differing thickness, rustic wood tables to complement solid blue or white chairs and sofas, and primitive flags, prints and vintage inspired lamps to maintain the traditional look past the fourth of July. And who doesn’t like to be reminded of the ocean when relaxing at home?

La Jolla Home
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Tone It Down

The previous two techniques call for bold accents, but lighter hues and minimal accents can still offer statement-making patriotic style. The sunroom below uses sky blue sheer curtains that match the wicker furniture, striped ottoman and throw pillows, while a few rich red accents are balanced by softer reds and white. The soft look adds a tranquil feel to the room while offering plenty of Americana appeal.

red white and blue sunroom
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Patterns, Patterns and More Patterns

A pattern overload is not as overwhelming (to look at or style) in a small space like a den, reading area or breakfast nook, especially one with a lot of natural light. This red, white and blue room does not use the hues that you may be used to, but the tan walls, couch and antiqued furniture keep the room grounded while spirited curtains and pillows hold the eye’s attention. The coral pillow can be replaced with one bearing the American flag during the Fourth of July, and then switched back; just remember to think a little more outside of the box for a unique Americana look.

Bella View
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Go For a Look You Love

Try out different combinations of red, white and blues – not just with patterns but with different shades and materials. Keep that bunny with an American flag pillow out all year long, and switch out a solid red pillow for an American flag version during the summer holiday. Don’t be afraid to factor painting into the equation, or create a less drastic and time-consuming space by decorating a neutral chair in a red throw and blue hooked wool pillow, placing a white rug on the floor beneath it. We hope you have a lovely Fourth of July, and happy decorating in the red, white and blue!

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5 Ways to Decorate Your Porch for the 4th of July

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Whether you have maximum space, just a few steps, a regal walkway or a wrap-around porch, here are five ways to decorate your stoop for the Fourth. Show us how you’re decorating in the comments below!

Subtly

With an American flag pillow or solid red, white and blue pillows and upholstery.

East Hampton Village Barn
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Redesign

Your porch needed a fresh coat of paint anyway, right? Use deep, country hues of red or blue and then display your American flag next to geraniums or other seasonal flowers. Patriotic pillows for a swing, chair or outdoor love seat are always a good stylistic choice.

McDonald Residence in Magnolia Seattle
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Shabby Chic

Americana and Shabby Chic designs are great friends; the homemade coffee table and antiqued seating enhance the charm of the red, white and blue for the Fourth of July and all summer long.

Fourth of July
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True Red, White and Blue

Be inspired by the American flag to create or style a wreath, flowers or even a handmade fabric garland. A personalized crock featuring the flag also looks great on the steps, especially when brimming with flowers (you can find one here).

Americana at the Homestead
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Stars and Stripes

You can also keep everything about your porch the same and add American flags to your garden, windows, display from a flagpole or use American flag lights to create a true American look.

Strauss Residence
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