Tone Down a Patriotic Color Scheme
Consider a less-is-more approach when painting your walls red, white and/or blue. Choose a base color – think navy, burgundy or cream – for each room you plan to remodel. Opt for furniture in neutral tones and accessorize with brighter pops of color (such as crisp white curtains, a vibrant red rug or a vase full of bright blue flowers) to pull the room together.
Preppy patterns are also a staple of classic Americana style. Look for textiles that feature stripes or plaid in tones that complement your color scheme.
Want to try something a bit bolder? Mix abstract patterns in classic Americana colors for a look that’s truly modern.
Carefully-chosen accessories are a great way to drive home the Americana theme. The American flag, vintage textiles, unique travel souvenirs or objects from iconic brands are all fair game. Stay chic by choosing just one or two elements to be the central feature of your space. You can find these items anywhere: at local thrift stores, online (search Etsy for crafty options), at antique malls or pick them up during your travels.
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