by: Claire Andreas for InteriorCrowd
July 15, 2015
July 15, 2015
The Fourth of July may have come and gone, but our excuse to celebrate America hasn’t. The Americana style is the perfect way to do it. This style is exactly what you imagine; embodying anything and everything American. Think patriotic décor, nostalgic American memorabilia, and collectables that showcase history. Even if your home already has its own style, it’s easy to incorporate Americana in with modern, rustic, eclectic, and anything in between. The strong theme can sometimes seem to overpower a room, so remember to go in with an action plan. To help you out, here are ten ways to add the Americana flair to your home.
Use this color combination to accent your home and you’ll already be halfway there. Multi-colored towels will work in your bathroom or kitchen. If you’re feeling bold, opt for colored appliances and dishware.
If bold and bright isn’t really for you, incorporate more subdued shades of red, white, and blue in your home. Burgundy, cream, and navy keep some of those Americana vibes throughout the space without seeming overwhelming.
Show your patriotic side and use the flag as a piece of décor inside or outside your home. Take cues from this bedroom and display the flag as a piece of art to add a touch of elegance, or hang it as a window covering.
Keep things lively with gingham, chevron or a stars and stripes inspired pattern around your home. An easy way to do this is to have patterned throw pillows for your living room or a quilt on your couch. Gingham adds a fun ’50s feel to any room, and can easily be found in red and blue patterns. Quilted blankets date back even further, from when the settlers first arrived in America, and really add a sense of vintage eclectic style to a room.
Do you have vintage maps, artifacts, license plates or old advertising prints? Feel free to bring out those vintage collectables you have been dying to display because history is a huge part of the Americana style. If you’re looking for something to display, start off with this vintage style map print and frame it on your wall.
It was all about the American Dream in the 1950’s. Keep it funky and go retro with diner inspired kitchen décor. Don’t be afraid to venture out of the kitchen either, retro can work in any room of the house.
Bring the Wild West to life in your home using natural elements. Try using tan colored leather couches,
furs, and skins in your living room. This wooden trunk from Pier 1 Imports would be great for storage and could double as a coffee table. Finish it off with one of those stars and stripes inspired quilts to pull everything together.
Support locally made items or pay homage to iconic brands with roots here in America. Do you have vintage memorabilia from an iconic brand? Take a look at this unique Coca-Cola light fixture.
The American Revolution all started with the Boston Tea Party in New England. Celebrate classic American icons and go nautical. Ships, stripes, anchors, and even lobster décor are highlights of New England style.
What does America mean to you? Does patriotic décor shout Americana style or is it your all-American dream home? The great thing about Americana is the flexibility of the style – you can incorporate however much (or little) you like into your home. Add some of your own personality and give the Americana style a twist to make it suitable for your space.
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I currently study Commerce with a focus on marketing and organizational behaviour at Queen's University in Canada. I’m a huge fan of music, photography, travelling, and event planning. I would love to have the opportunity to work and live abroad in various countries around the world.