Red, White, and Blue are color combinations that are commonly associated with 4th of July and Labor Day. These colors complement each other beautifully with red and blue adding a nice contrast against white that can be used all year round and not just during holidays. The colors represent freedom, beauty, and strength and captivates our attention. If you want to incorporate a patriotic touch to your home or office not only in celebration of Labor Day but because you love the colors and want to add it to your space but aren’t sure how, there are simple and affordable ways to do so that will blend into your home decor without having it look too much like an Americana style, unless you want it to. Here are 5 easy ways to add red, white, and blue touches to your home or office.
The American flag is a a symbol of freedom, beauty, and strength. She is spectactular on the exterior when she sways gently in the wind hanging from the roof of a porch or inside a home on the wall as a tapestry or beautifully framed. Regardless of your design style, the flag is an attractive complement to your home decor. It makes a strong statement and captures our attention as soon as our eyes fall upon it. The flag can be hung loosely as a large tapestry in your living room with a casual contemporary look or in a traditional style framed in a bedroom year round. It can also be incorporated as artwork as a traditional piece or with an abstract modern twist.
Create a focal point in your home or office space by painting an existing furniture piece or accessory such as your hutch, island base, mirror, dining chairs, or chandelier to name a few. You don’t need to go out and buy new pieces to add red, blue, or white to your space. It’s easy and affordable to just buy a can of paint or spray paint and get creative by selecting an item in your space that you want people to notice when they first walk into your room and making it a bold focal point. Paint your dining chair frames red for a pop of color, your hutch a bold navy blue, or your island for example to create a focal point that not only adds visual interest to a space but helps direct your eyes to the statement piece. You can create an accent wall in red with a few ceramics in blue for a subtle patriotic touch and mix with animal prints to make it more contemporary.
Accessories such as throw pillows, floor cushions, rugs, drapes, and table lamps are another easy and simple way to incorporate red, white, and blue in your space. The design doesn’t have to be associated with the American flag in a traditional sense. The patterns can be geometric, plaid, stripes, Ikat, animal prints, or toile, in red, white, and/or blue color combinations that gives your space a more contemporary look and feel. It’s a great way to add a modern twist to traditional patriotic decor in your home or office.
If you have beautiful china that you have inherited from your family, it’s a great way to bring that patriotic touch to your space with items you already own. Display your dishes, transferware, pottery, or ceramics in your kitchen hutch or group a few together on the wall as decor or as accessories on a console in your entryway or on your coffee table. Dinnerware comes in all kinds of patterns from stripes to toile, chinoiserie, plaid, and geometric patterns to name a few, similar to the patterns you’ll find on fabric.
Bring the outdoors inside with beautiful flowers from nature in red, white, or blue or all 3 colors. You can place a bouquet of fresh flowers in your living room coffee table, bedside table, and entryway console, or create a wreath to hang outside your front door for an extra touch of patriotic flavor and pride.
These ideas are easy to incorporate in your home and office. Plus, most of all it’s affordable. If you want a designer’s touch to spruce up your home or office and are ready to jump in with your design project, please contact me for a complimentary design consultation. To schedule your consultation, click here. In the meantime, happy decorating!