Display your stars-and-stripes style with these 12 patriotic decorating ideas.
american flag1. American Flag Gate
A red-white-and-blue gate, one of two the homeowner had made to replicate one she admired in the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, welcomes visitors to her newly renovated Victorian-era house.
2. The Spirit of America
Country Living contributing editor Gena Sigala gave this living room patriotic flair with a few super-speedy makeover tips. Hint number one: Arrange throw pillows from the outside in. Everyone knows colorful pillows are the quickest change agents around - but how do you choose the right ones? And where should they sit? "I start with a large, matched pair at the ends of a sofa," Sigala says, "then work inward with smaller options in similar shades and motifs
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3. Subtly Patriotic
Designer Sarah Richardson decorated this master bedroom from her summer cottage in red and white, adding liberal hues of blue.
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4. Vintage Master Bedroom
In the master bedroom this suburban Chicago house, vintage bedding dresses a new Eddie Bauer bed, which complements the hues and textures of a 1930s dresser. Four north-facing casement windows are left unadorned.
5. Red-and-White Bedroom
A mixture of red toile and ticking linens, all from Traditions, soften a wrought-iron bed in this Prince Edward Island beach house.
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6. Fresh Mix of Color and Pattern
Contrasting colors and sizes keep the space from looking too uniform and can be both whimsical and charming.
7. All-American Bedroom
A collection of vintage finds can come together seamlessly when working with a controlled palette in this creek-side cottage. Here, black and white and an array of blues create a humble, calming ambience perfect for highlighting 20th-century American pieces.
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8. Red, Red Walls
All that's old is new again when spruced up with color and the appropriate comforts in this New York farmhouse. This dark Gustavian-tyle bed from Viva Terra is made from reclaimed fir and is an ideal compliment to Benjamin Moore's Vibrant Blush, a rich stain on the surrounding walls. Blue-and-white bedding soften the room, and stitched throw pillows add a handcrafted feel
9. Classic Striped Rug
A navy-and-white striped rug is a perfect addition to this New York farmhouse's mudroom's brick-red paint, Zoffany's Moulin Rouge.
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10. Vintage Americana
Among the colorful treasures in this California kid's room: state-pennant artwork from Neiman Marcus and a working traffic light. Ralph Lauren gingham sheets mix with a vintage quilt on the iron bed.
11. Blue-and-White Den
The living room combines a refreshing scheme of crisp blue and white. A Heywood Wakefield rattan set-an inspiring flea market find-offers vintage appeal, while coordinating accessories from Pottery Barn, Marshalls, and HomeGoods fit the look.
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12. Rich Primary Colors
An antique red dresser and weathered shutters set the color scheme for this bedroom. Windows are a dramatic backdrop for Ethan Allen's Quincy bed, with Roman shades from The Shade Store. The dusty blues and greys add a light-reflective quality to the room and the ideal compliment to the brighter touches in the duvet, blanket, and pillows.
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