Americana Furniture Decorating Tips for the 4th of July
With the 4th of July right around the corner, it's time to think about decorating to suit the season. Many families will welcome guests into their homes for the holiday, hosting cookouts and out-of-town visitors. Creating an inviting and comfortable space for those occasions is important, and many people choose to incorporate patriotic pieces into their homes for the weeks surrounding the 4th of July.
Avoid the Obvious
When it comes to decorating for the 4th of July, many homeowners want to avoid the more common decorative elements found in big box stores across the nation. Instead of hanging banners and bunting, a better way to showcase your patriotic spirit is by selecting accent pieces in shades of red, white and blue. Another great reason to take this approach is that it allows you to make the most out of the things you already have within your home. Many people already use white as a foundation color and have furniture, linens and other items in shades of white. Accenting with red and blue is an easy way to make a subtle statement with an Americana accent.
Build Around Wood Tones
A primary element of Americana style is the liberal use of wood furniture, which includes wooden decorative pieces to add to the homey feeling. There is a multitude of ways to bring in wood, and a number of different finishes to choose from. Some people prefer the polished look of a perfectly painted sideboard or coffee table, while others are more drawn to weathered finishes that show layers of paint. A screen made of shutter-style panels is a great option, as is a simple side table that can be used in many different rooms, depending on the season or occasion.
Purchase Furniture Based on Design
When shopping for new pieces, be sure to select furniture that has an appealing design, rather than focusing too much on the finish. This is especially true when it comes to wood pieces, which can be quickly and easily updated or altered with a coat of paint. In fact, one of the best ways to incorporate a patriotic flair into your space is by taking a simple wood piece and giving it a new red, white or blue finish. Stencils can be used to add stars or stripes, or those with an artistic flair can try their hand at freestyle painting.
The team at Wickmans Furniture understands how important it is to welcome guests into a home that is warm, inviting and stylish. When the time comes to spruce up your home for a special occasion, we invite you to come into our showroom and see what we have to offer. One of our team members can work with you to find the perfect piece, or even the perfect room to suit your specific set of needs. The 4th of July is a great reason to throw open the doors of your home and throw a party, and Wickmans Furniture is ready to help you incorporate more Americana into your space.