Once the warm weather is ushered in, we’re given days that give us the opportunity to gather with friends and family to reflect on our freedoms. Whether it’s Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, or Labor Day, you have the chance to display patriotic pride in your home. Let’s take a look at some ways you can add a splash of patriotism to your home for all to enjoy.
Dazzle the Doorway
Hanging an American flag, metal star, or decorative wreath with florals or ribbon of red, white and blue, are all easy ways to make a great first impression. Add something like Americana-themed flower pots on outdoor steps or patios.
Flair it up with Fabric
Fabric is an excellent go-to when it comes to bringing in change, and accent pillows are a great place to start. They cost less than a reupholstering and can be used over and over again for future holidays. Finding a wooden, secondhand chair with a cushion is another option, especially if you’re an avid DIYer. Find some checked or striped fabric, recover the cushion, and then set it in a living room corner. Another alternative is patriotic-themed linens. Tablecloths, runners, dishtowels, and napkins are all options that will work. Bedding is another easy way to express your celebratory side (our Charity is a nice choice). For a personal touch, hang a handmade patchwork quilt featuring Americana colors.
Sparkle with Updated Serving Ware
This time of year, it’s easy to find colorful serving ware made of melamine, or even plastic, that will fit these patriotic celebrations. Find chargers, serving trays, bowls, plates, and cups in colors of red, white, and blue, and pull them out anytime you’re entertaining. Mix and match the pieces for visual interest.
Pop with Paint
Have the itch to paint something? Try out a new accent wall or paint an outdated piece of furniture. If red is too much for a wall, opt for a faded denim color, saving the red for something small like a chair or accent table. To give the space extra warmth, you can go for a distressed look. Like DIY projects? Do something fun like a wood pallet painted to look like the American flag.
When you are looking for upholstery fabric near you in Keller, stop by our Cutting Corners location in Fort Worth, TX on South Hulen Street for great deals on discount designer fabrics. You will find something for every home interior project from gorgeous drapery fabrics to light weight cottons and luxurious Dupioni Silks.