Although our celebration for July 4th has recently past, our American Spirit lasts all year long. Rose Morrison has written another exceptional article that we are very pleased to share on this topic about patriotic decor. Be sure to read her bio when you scroll down.
Whether you’re decking out your home for Independence Day or you’re just in the patriotic spirit as you pick out decor for your home, you can’t go wrong with a bit of patriotic inspiration for your space!
Everyone likes to show off their spirit for their home in different ways, and whether you want to deck out your place with American Pride or you want to show pride for another country you still call home, there are plenty of ways you can join in on the fun.
Everyone has their own level of patriotism when it comes to showing it off in their home, and that’s part of the fun of it all! Whether you hang your flag high or add little touches for those who look closely, there are so many options to choose from when shopping around for patriotic ideas.
No matter what region, country, or holiday you’re focused on right now, you can take these tips and find what works for you and your home. Here are 14 inspirational ideas for patriotic decor around your house.
Whether you go for a synthetic wreath or a fresh wreath with real greenery, they can make for great seasonal decorations. And one of the benefits of this is your ability to go with unique color schemes and interesting shapes and imagery each time.
Whether you want to stash a red, white, and blue wreath on your door year-round or you’d rather confine it to Independence Day, this is a quick decor option that puts your patriotism right on your front porch.
Flags are yet another public way to display your patriotic spirit for the whole neighborhood. Much like wreaths, flags are easy to switch out seasonally, so you can get a few different flags and fly them at different times of the year.
For example, you can fly a traditional American flag, or seasonal holiday-themed flags like the rainbow flag during pride month!
3. Patriotic Pops of Color
Moving indoors, you can go a bit more subtle by including pops of color throughout your decor. Even if you aren’t exactly a flag person, putting some details of red, white, and blue around can give the same vibe as more overt patriotic decor, with a bit of sophistication.
4. Using Natural Landscapes
If your patriotism is a bit more relaxed and natural, you can always turn to the natural landscapes of your country in the designs of your home. From big windows to murals and unique artwork, you can use imagery of the country you know and love and the regions within it to color your living space.
5. Blankets and Textiles
Another subtle decor idea you can try out is using blankets and textiles in your interior decorating to evoke a patriotic feeling. A simple blanket draped over the side of your couch in red, white, and blue can sometimes transform an entire space.
And if you’re removing unnecessary accessories in order to entertain, you can always fold it up and tuck it away until your guests leave.
6. Colorful String Lights
Whether you’re venturing indoors or out, you can use string lights to bring your patriotic style out of the darkness. While you can find string lights of all colors, you can also change out the bulbs in order to get the exact colors you want.
7. Historical Imagery
If you want to be a bit more subtle with your patriotism, you can also go for art and imagery that has historical significance. Hang a poster of Rosie the Riveter or a snapshot of Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Not only are they artistic in their own right, but they also recall important historical moments.
8. Fresh Flowers
If you’re on the hunt for a more temporary way to show your patriotism in your decor, you can bring fresh flowers into your home to brighten up your kitchen for Independence Day week and all year round! Support your local flower shop and order a red, white, and blue bouquet today.
9. Take it Outside
Sometimes it can feel like there’s something inherently patriotic about grilling and hanging out by the fire pit, as well as enjoying the freedom of summer time. Think about your little accessories, the music you’re listening to, and your tools for entertaining — you can always add some patriotic details in there!
10. Throw Pillows
Back inside, throw pillows are a great place to toss some flag imagery! You can leave them there just for the season, or keep them in your living room all year long.
11. Make it Vintage
Much like historical imagery, you can always dig around for actual pieces of history. Do you have family members that have been in the military? Hang their photos! Old family heirlooms and decor pieces from history? Use them all around your home. There’s nothing more patriotic than a personal connection to history.
12. Welcome Company
Let your guests know right when they walk in the door that your home is a place of patriotism with a red, white, and blue welcome mat or a welcome sign! They’re both available in so many patterns and formats, so you’ll have a lot to choose from. Go a step further for out-of-town guests with classic patriotic colors in a guest room, which give a fresh, stylish, welcoming hotel ambiance.
13. Regional Pride
Another great way to express your patriotism is through more regional aspects of where you come from. While some people want to express patriotism for their country as a whole, many people have a special love for the state where they live or the town where they grew up. Imagery from your state’s natural scenery, school memorabilia, and state flags are great ways to express this!
You’ve probably got plenty of patriotic ideas of your own already! But, hopefully, now you’ve got even more inspiration to work with. What will you do to make your home the patriotic landmark of the community?
14. The Little Things
Sometimes, it really is all in the details. If you want to go for some subtlety, stash some history books on your shelf or keep some patriotic coffee mugs in the pantry for your morning cup of joe. These can even be great ways to complement the larger details should you choose to include them.
Ideas for Patriotic Decor
Your home is a place for you to truly be yourself, and what could be more expressive than a love for your home country? Whether you’re decking out your place in seasonal decor for Independence Day or you want to keep your flag flying high all year long, there are so many ways that you can make your home into the perfect patriotic spot for your taste to shine. How do you plan to decorate your home this summer?
Many thanks to Rose for this interesting article with lots of helpful tips!
About the author:
Rose Morrison is a home improvement and design writer.