I'm a huge fan of huge graphic treatments. And as far as patriotism is concerned, more is more. Whether it's your native country or just a flag from a land you love, get an instant bohemian world traveler vibe at home by working in an oversized flag on the wall.
Red, white, and blue.... for Independence Day, for every day. Red, white, and blue makes a dynamic combination — freshen it up in unexpected ways by adding a bit of green (image 5), black (1, 6, 7), or even salmon (image 3).
Gingham fabric has a long history, but came to be especially associated with Americana in the 1930s and 40s. It has always been a simple fabric for simple people and is most readily associated with children (especially, of course, Dorothy). Can gingham compete in the decor arena with popular patterns like Ikat and chevron? Time will tell, but for now here are ten stylish, red, white and blue items in that old familiar striped check.
I happen to be an extraordinary procrastinator. I'm also a perfectionist. The combination can be deadly: the closer I get to an event or holiday, the more I realize it won't be perfect, and then I just procrastinate until it's impossible to catch up! But printables can really save the day. Choose a couple of well-designed ones and you have quick, easy, and cheap last-minute decorations and activities. This time, I've gathered some great ones for the 4th of July holiday.
Most Americans feel a strong leaning towards one state. Whether it was your home growing up, your home now, or a special state where you went met your significant other, you can display your love for that state in several modern ways.
Do you go all out for July 4th? Independence Day decorations can easily descend into cheese-dom, but you don't have to dig out all the stars, stripes and Uncle Sam decor in order to be festive. Mixing red, white and blue colors and patterns is equally fun, and you will be able to use your decorations throughout the rest of the summer, too. Here are ten decorative projects that are high on style and low on cheese: