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3 Americana Style Trends for Home Decor

Defining Americana decor starts with defining Americana – which is an embracement of American culture, a curation of the feelings and ideas that compromise its landscape.
Americana decor, then, should reflect the country’s overall decorating trends. If farmhouse style is sweeping the nation, for example, then one way to “do” Americana would be to incorporate farmhouse elements within your home decor.

Of course, imitating “whatever’s popular” isn’t the only way to achieve the look. American flags, history books and icons of American culture integrated throughout your home – no matter your decorating style – is an easy way to get in touch with the patriotic side of Americana.

If you’re searching for Americana decor ideas, check out our favorite images of Americana-styled rooms below – and tips on how to get the look!
Americana Style Guide

Americana - Traditional

Key elements: Vintage art; distressed textures This space gets a fresh feel thanks to bright, white vintage accessories.

Tip: Note how it isn’t decked out floor-to-ceiling with red-white-and-blue; stick to one key American-inspired accent piece to prevent Americana from feeling kitchsy.

26 Inch Metal American Flag Wall Decor

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Picture-Red Horse

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Pouf-Star White/Black

Get it Sep 30 - Oct 04

Americana - Rustic

Key elements: Natural colors; warm, woodsy furniture

Hide rugs, flag art, and a warm, woodsy color palette recall the ranches and farmhouses of the Southwest – an iconic aesthetic in American culture and Americana decor.

Tip: To infuse even more country charm, invoke the sense of smell. Light a candle in wisteria or Southern magnolia – two beautifully aromatic florals native to the South!

42X32 Bison The Beautiful

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American Flag Round Box Set Of 3

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7'x7' Rug-Clanton Hide

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Americana - Patriotic



Key elements:
 Red, white & blue; stars and stripes; American flag


Patriotic decor, especially in the warmer months, and especially outdoors, is a festive way to celebrate good weather – and invoke the carefree feelings associated with summer vacation.



Tip:
 To make your 4th of July decor work even after the 4th, trade plastic streamers for sophisticated, quality decorations – like this vintage cloth flag garland (shown right).

The Americana Bedroom

Get the Americana bedroom look by:

  • Hanging American flag décor. This doesn’t have to be an actual flag; in fact, it’s better if it isn’t, since an actual flag isn’t designed for home décor (it’s designed for the top of a pole in a schoolyard, among other such places!). Go for flag-imprinted metal wall décor or wood wall décor with painted stars and stripes.
  • Incorporating red, white and blue bedding. This is an especially fun idea around summer time, when Fourth of July is just right around the corner. What better way to wake up than wrapped in your most patriotic colors?
  • Displaying historical books. Non-fiction history books on the subject of the American Revolution, Civil War, colonial America or the Suffrage Movement are just a few topics that reflect the Americana culture. (Go for hardcover volumes and display them in your bedroom bookcase.)

The Americana Living Room

Get the Americana living room by:

  • Incorporating red, white and blue throw pillows. Throw pillows in patriotic colors are a must in summer, as they can make a home look instantly in-season and won’t put you out much money-wise.
  • Layering on striped blankets. Like pillows, blankets are affordable and come in bold stripes to reflect Old Glory.
  • Hanging up wall art. Deck out your walls with spirit by incorporating scenic wall art of the American countryside.

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