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Show Your Red, White & Blue

Decorate your home with stars, stripes, and patriotic colors to show your American pride.


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    • Patterns with Punch

      A crisp white cottage porch pays tribute to the grand old flag in a casual, homey style. The patriotic look on this porch comes from a strong assortment of patterns. Oversize bunting in stripes and polka dots, a striped rug, and pillows in stripes, polka dots, and gingham emblazon the porch in red, white, and blue.

    • Stars & Stripes Forever

      Decorate your space with an interpretation of the American flag. This inviting family room reflects the flag's styling with a red-and-white stripe sofa, and a bold trio of red, white, and blue metal stars.

    • In the Countryside

      With a nod to America's rustic side, this bedroom is casual yet charming. Primitive-style artwork hangs above a bed dressed in a plaid patchwork quilt and denim pillows. A tray of pinecones and an antique snowshoe serve as an ode to the great outdoors.

    • Proudly American

      A vintage flag displayed as artwork sets the tone for a patriotic-theme room. Neutral furniture in oatmeal and cognac stand as a quiet backdrop for bold blue and red accessories. Unique accents mix modern styling (the coffee table) with country simplicity (the rustic baskets and patchwork quilt) for a look that speaks to the melting pot nature of the United States.

    • Young Patriots

      Nautical flair mixes with American pride in this children's bedroom. Instead of using intense flag colors on the walls, light blue wallpaper and white wainscoting keep the light-filled room airy. Bright red and deep navy accents (pillows, lamp, quilts) stay true to Old Glory's colors. Stars add a fun touch to the room.

    • Summer Sensation

      Wrapped in red, white, and blue linens, a cozy porch is just the place to pass a hot summer evening with a cool glass of lemonade. The oversize American flag makes the perfect backdrop to this patriotic setting.

    • Plaid Tidings

      With a red-and-white plaid sofa as an anchor, it's easy to decorate for the Fourth of July. A quartet of decorate pillows turn the couch into Independence Day central, while a red milk-can lamp base adds a splash of homespun appeal.

    • Time to Celebrate

      Handsome blue-and-white stripe fabrics give a simple update to basic white furniture. The screened-in porch instantly becomes ready for the Fourth of July by adding flags to potted plants.

    • Open to Interpretation

      Red and white accessories make it easy to decorate this retro-look kitchen for the Fourth of July. Put your flea market skills to use by looking for vintage treasures: polka dot bowls and glassware, red canisters, and cheery fabric for window coverings.

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      Interpret the Image

      Just a few pure, simple forms in red, white, and blue carry the theme in this traditional room. The room's stark lines are softened by an early American flag artistically interpreted in muted tones on a wood panel. The effect is warm and reassuring, as is the red-and-white quilt on a blue wing chair.

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      Dining with Patriotic Flair

      A white dining room is a perfect backdrop for holiday decorating. This simple summer dining table has been embellished with red, white, and blue accessories for a July 4th luncheon.

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      A Perfect Pair

      In a room decorated in solid colors, two flag-embellished pillows are sufficient to stand proud. These deep and subtle tones stand back visually, so even the smallest patterns will catch the eye.

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      Easy 4th of July Decorations

      Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations. From flags to fireworks, these easy decorations cover every July 4th theme you can think of -- and they're cute to boot.
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