Design Tips To Make
Your Living Room Scream "USA!"
There's no better time to add some star-spangled style to your living space. For two weeks every four years, the Summer Games inspire excitement and national pride that can easily disappear as soon as the competition ends. Maintain your love of country even after the medals are won by giving your home an American look. Whether you're cheering on your favorites in Rio or just want patriotism on display every day, here are five design tips to make your living room scream "USA!"
Stars And Stripes
It's nearly impossible to create an American-themed room without including Old Glory. An easy way to incorporate the iconic flag is to place store-bought flags throughout your room. Hang a large flag from the wall or stick several small ones amongst your favorite flowers. A project that's a bit more fun is to create an interpretation of the American flag. Mix and match popular decor items such as photo frames, decorative pillows or sports throw blankets in red, white and blue.
Red, White & Blue
Although the combination of colors is common around the world, the phrase "Red, White & Blue" is associated with the United States. There's no better way to scream "USA" than using the combo in your home. Each of the colors has a big personality and tons of versatility. They effortlessly weave together to complement an array of personal decor styles. Whether you prefer a clean, modern look or a more vintage-inspired home, the red, white and blue can be easily worked into your living room.
It might seem boring to some, but creating an eye-catching gallery with presidential portraits, antique maps and copies of historical documents can give your living room a patriotic vibe. Many of these historical replicas possess a vintage appeal that draws the eye. Older versions of the American flag and photographs that illustrate our country's progress are also of great interest to patriots. Visitors will love taking a peek at your collection and learning about American history.
Made In The USA
If your entire family has Olympic fever and your little ones are itching to help, assign them a DIY project that can be put out on display during the Games. Encourage them to create anything from an American flag-themed clothespin wreath to painted fireworks, or a patriotic wind sock made out of tissue paper. Hang their masterpieces around the room when they're finished for a truly unique look that everyone will enjoy from the opening ceremony to the last day of competition.
Unlike Any Other
Not many other people decorate for major celebrations quite like Americans. Even when the Games are over, you can still find ways to work in touches of Americana into your living room decor. Give your room a patriotic touch for every holiday you observe. Wrap your Christmas tree with red, white and blue garlands, dress your life-like Halloween characters in Uncle Sam outfits, and present your little ones with stars 'n' stripes Easter baskets to put a fun twist on the holiday.