Celebrate Patriotism All Year With Americana Design

Happy Fourth of July, Everybody! I hope you have some fantastic cookout and fireworks strategies. While many Americans are bedecking their front porches with red, white and blue to the day, others enjoy Americana style year-round. The style includes elements like American flags; quilts; a red, white and blue colour; nautical touches; classic vintage furniture of the Hawaiian and farmhouse varieties; folk art; shingles; plantation shutters; ticking stripes; Amish quilts and legendary logos like Coca-Cola. You don’t need to possess an explosion of red, white and blue or ginghams and plaids anyplace to achieve the appearance, however; there are loads of ways to adopt the style that vary in the aforementioned explosion to very subtle hints.

Echelon Custom Homes

If you’re hanging a flag on the facade of your house or even framed on the wall as you see, the proper way is with the field of stars to your left.

James McAdam Design

Americana style doesn’t mean an explosion of fire-engine red, white and navy blue (though that’s OK too). This settee vignette carefully scattering the patriotic palette and components: The blue is a really light shade; the celebrities really are a folk-art shape rather than the usual five-point star seen on the flag.

James McAdam Design

This barn goes all-out in embracing Americana style, such as gingham, quilted pillows, a red-white-blue palette and the framed flag. The use of white paint and mixing in neutral shades of tan avoid Americana overload.

Interior designer Barclay Butera is not scared to fully embrace Americana style, particularly when decorating seaside cottages.

James McAdam Design

A framed classic bathing suit provides just the ideal dose of Americana to this upgraded cabin kitchen.

Frederick + Frederick Architects

This porch has big Americana curb appeal, with its proud flag flying, shingles which resemble barn doors and farmhouse feel.

James McAdam Design

A shingled porch is a superb spot to showcase some stars and bars. A massive pillow at a Betsy Ross–inspired striped and design bistro chairs bring patriotic style.

James McAdam Design

This clipped modern landscape blends classic Americana style (shingles, blue dividers, geraniums in window boxes) with contemporary touches (gridded pavers, contemporary sofa seats, an edited plant palette).

Shoreline Architecture & Design

Gingham fabric and solid blue cushions piped in white are popular upholstery options that include Americana style. Adding another strong color like sage green to the red, white and blue changes up the expected appearance.

Sarah Greenman

A completely different palette may nevertheless comprise Americana style. Iconic photos from Ansel Adams, a star-patterned quilt plus a weathered caramel leather sofa complete the appearance.

Wolf & Wing Interior Design

A chic coastal appearance may give a nod to Americana through its colour palette.


Federal and oriental furniture pieces like these nightstands and this four-poster bed additionally add Americana style. A striped rug is another strong portion of the appearance.

Crisp Architects

A comfy colonial New England look filled with antique furniture and farmhouse touches can be pure Americana, since the bits recall Americans’ early history.

Jean Macrea Interiors, Inc..

Looking to later times of settlers outside West, rustic Western style is another take.

Sandy Koepke

Folk art components, particularly those associated with farms and barns, like weather vanes, are fun ways to bring from the appearance.

Irene Turner: IT Sonoma Design

Contemporary and contemporary spaces can also adopt this appearance. This house’s architecture is barn inspired, therefore regardless of its modern finishes and lack of ornamentation, overstuffed bits in a red, white and blue palette fit into the mixture.

Iconic American trademarks and products like Coca-Cola paraphernalia are also a part of Americana style. The classic coke machine at the corner serves as a fun conversation piece.

If you can’t afford an original Jasper Johns, be watching at street fairs, art shows and online for flag artwork. It’s remarkable the way in which the flag can look very traditional or very modern.

B+g design inc..

A dash of Americana style even functions in this very modern home in the form of the flag as contemporary art.

Timeline of American House Designs
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