Instantly Interesting: Flags as Wall Art

Instantly Interesting: Flags as Wall Art

Janel Laban
Jul 4, 2011

Flags in any context are inherently powerful imagery. Often immediately recognizable even from a distance, they are designed to convey information graphically and therefore, can pack a powerful content punch, inspiring reactions based on memory, allegiance and context. So, It's no surprise that bringing them indoors and into the decor mix as wall art adds the visual version of a power-up to any room — a bold wow of color, pattern, design, history, and texture all in one.

We gathered these successful examples of flags pressed into service as wall art from our House Tour archives and I think they hit home the concept of instant interest; from oversized and centrally placed to very small and subtle, you can't deny that that they are always an interesting, bold (and yes, often beautiful) addition to the interior design of any room.

Shown above; top row, left to right:
Steven Arroyo's Think Tank
K & R's Seaside Retreat
An Englishman in New York House Tour
Emily Henderson's Super Stylish Design Star Digs
Sonia & Mike's "Quaint & Cozy" Loft

Bottom row, left to right:
Lisa and Dan's Breezy Landing Pad
Sael's Spanish Style in Silverlake
Briana's Salvaged Sanctuary

Images: credits in individual posts linked above

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