This 4th of July bring patriotic touches into your home. Whether you love red, white and blue for it’s symbolic references to freedom and the American way or you just love this classic color combination – why not bring patriotic inspiration into your indoor and outdoor home. This summer as you celebrate America’s birthday, find other ways to celebrate all year around with fabulous fabrics, flag motifs, and bits of Americana touches throughout your home. Ring in the 4th of July with these 10 ways to bring patriotic touches into your home.
1. Create a welcoming patriotic façade:
There is no doubt that a summer home with a welcoming front façade is as welcoming as the 4th of July holiday of celebrations with family and friends. If you’re looking to add color to your front entry, why not paint your exterior door in a rich burgundy currant color or a fire engine red that is complimented beautifully with crisp white trim against a rich blue home? The patriotic colors can be interpreted into many ways and all of the shades of red, white, and blue are fair game when enriching your exterior home’s curb appeal.
2. Hang the American flag in your interiors:
The American flag means different meanings to different people but there is no confusion about the powerful design of red, white, blue color and stars and stripes creating a focal point in your interiors. Whether you choose to hang the physical flag, an abstract piece of artwork that embodies the flag or you decide to use flag motifs throughout your bedding, throw blankets and accent pillows, the iconic design style of the American flag makes everyone stop and pause.
3. Americana symbols throughout your home:
This holiday awaken your interiors with artwork that symbolizes freedom and all of the traditional red, white, and blue inspiration that goes along with it! Representations from the northern United States with its nautical references to New England with coastal colors of sky and navy blues against white to the southwestern United States with its sandy desert and western horses and ranch life – bring artwork, sculptures, and memorabilia into your interiors to celebrate all of the 50 states. Southern states love rich dark wood with full body color textiles against them and every state loves to share qualities from each other – so ‘unite’ them in your interiors.
4. Use neutrals to offset your Americana colors:
Red and blue can be a dynamic duo but can also be strong colors to decorate your entire room in. Determine which color you want to be the priority and which one can take on the accent. Neutral gray, brown, black, white and brown all pair up nicely with red and blue. Use natural wood, metals, cork and seagrass to bring out the organic qualities of Americana accents without exhausting the eyes of guests when they enjoin your room.
5. Subtle patriotic elements all year around:
While the summer brings the 4th of July holiday, this isn’t the only time to showcase the gorgeous hues of red, white and blue in your interiors. Choose a few key pieces of furniture to make a dynamic red. Choose from cranberry, garnet, ruby reds to altering the interpretations with rust, deep orange and other vibrant variations to pair with your favorite blues. Try painting the back wall of your built-in cabinetry to create an accent behind your favorite literary and decorative collections.
6. Symbolic inspiration for your interiors
Whether you love to showcase your pride with red, white and blue throughout your whole home of you prefer a refined and subtle way to show your patriotism – consider a subtle piece of artwork and keep the rest of your room traditional and subdued. For many homeowners showcasing their patriotism is more about the symbolism that the American flag represents rather than bringing in the patriotic colors into their interiors.
7. Cottage and modern Americana design styles:
In recent years there has been a re-birth of Americana styles making waves in the interior design world. From cottage style inspiration of architectural details such as beadboard and wainscoting on walls, to shaker style cabinetry and weathered wood finishes. Try using these inspirational styles along with red, white and blue to evoke a sense of vintage charm to your patriotic home. In your kitchen, pair these ideas with a farmhouse sink and traditional plumbing fixtures with white cabinetry and modern stainless steel appliances to give a nod to the old and new!
8. Kitchen & bath accents with pops of patriotic color:
One of the simplest and affordable ways to bring seasonal color into your kitchen and bath areas is by adding pops of color in accessories, cookware, seating and more. An all white kitchen can instantly be decked out for the 4th of July by displaying dinnerware in red and white and using dishtowels and accent rugs to bring in more color inspiration. In bathrooms consider boring the same ideas with colorful bathmats, shower curtains, bath linen and lighting inspiration.
9. Pairing red, white and blue with other powerful colors:
Your home can take nods from the powerful patriotic combination of red, white and blue and add on other colors of the spectrum. Gorgeous orange, green, and yellow pair up beautifully when used in your bathroom and rooms that love color! Many kitchen and bath manufacturers offer sink, tubs, and cabinetry in bold colors to bring red, blue and other gorgeous colors into your home.
10. Gather friends and family in your patriotic outdoor home
While your home’s color and visual appearance plays a big role in creating the ambiance of the 4th of July holiday, don’t forget the gathering of family and friends is equally as appealing. Gather around your outdoor home with a great barbecue, plenty of seating and the opportunity to bring all of your patriotic elements into your celebratory holiday.
This 4th of July enjoy your home, family and friends – From all of us at Workingholiday Canada!