May means sunshine and time outdoors again. Plus, for those who like to festoon their house to suit the season, it means the dry spell since December is broken. With Memorial Day fast approaching and July Fourth on the horizon, those with Colonial-style homes have the edge of course. Here are some patriotic decoration ideas from around the web for your inspiration.
Colonial-style homes are one of the most popular house styles within the United States. Maybe because people have been living in this type of home since 1876! The Colonial-style home is typically two or three stories with brick or wood facades and a fireplace. The classic floor plan won’t have the owner’s downstairs suite, but rather a kitchen and family room on the first floor with bedrooms upstairs. Nevertheless, when you custom-build your Colonial-style home, you get more leeway.
Of course, with the arrival of Spring, you may already have started to spruce up your exterior. Certainly, it is a good idea to do a home maintenance check in and around your house in readiness for the season. But now, with Summer on its way, homeowners who like to add decor can bust out the patriotic bunting.
We don’t need to tell you that you’re going to be working with a red, white, and blue color palette. What will make your house stand out is how you use the familiar patriotic trio to color your Colonial-style home exterior.
Hanging bunting from the second-floor windows, or even under the roofline will make a statement. Of course, we’re expecting you to have a flag hanging high as part of your patriotic pomp. If not more than one. You might also drape long strips of red, white, and blue striped fabric down the side of the house or alongside the front door.
Window flower boxes can add to the overall effect. If you have blue containers, you have an advantage. Otherwise, you might plant bright red geraniums and blue cornflower with some white daisies.
On Etsy, you can find all kinds of patriotic decor. Some of our favorites are:
If you want to be patriotic all year round, you can paint your front door a deep blue or a bright red. But regardless of your door’s color, you can still add festive fun by hanging a basket and filling it with flags and maybe some flowers too. Or you might hang a wreath made of red, white, and blue ribbons.
For even more creative takes on patriotic Americana decor learn more about the many different motifs which can be adapted in a number of ways.
If you have a porch or patio to work with, you can also add some patriotic flair there too. You might add a blue throw rug to the floor and red cushions to the patio chair (bonus points if the chairs themselves are a white frame). Or red chairs with white cushions and a blue rug. There are several combinations to work with in this color scheme.
Maybe you don’t have room for furniture and just have a front stoop? Line up some bright blue planters or blue and white striped pots and fill them with red flowers.
If you have kiddos, you could have fun with them:
You’re proud of your home and you’re proud of your country. This is the time of year you get to draw attention to both. Owners of any style of home can take these ideas and run with them, but it’s just going to look that much more on-theme to be hanging up the stars and stripes from your Colonial style home.
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