A Patriotic Home Decorating Theme

Are you hard core red, white and blue? If so, your country needs you to stand up and present your true colors to the world. This can be easily accomplished by celebrating everything American with your home decorating plans. Believe it or not patriotic is the thing to be in post 9-11 America and the way you decorate your home can let the world know exactly where your true convictions lie.

There are many things you can do to bring Old Glory front and center in your home that does not require you to drape your furniture with the American flag or the flag hanging in every window. In fact, most would frown on that practice. One thing that can be said without fail though is that nothing can change the overall impression a room gives as completely as a bucket of paint and a brush. In other words, the best place to start is often with the walls of your home. Painting a backdrop of red and trimming with blue and white makes a bold and powerful statement. There is also a rather lovely statement if you choose the right shades of red, white and blue.

In addition to paint there are all kinds of country style décor that would compliment a patriotic theme quite nicely. From stars that are designed to hang on the wall to patchwork quilts in these patriotic shades and a quilt rack that can either stand against the wall or hang on the wall. Quilts are outstanding choices that give color to a room as well as an excellent method for adding warmth. In addition to many quilts there are also plenty of throws and blankets that can bring these colors front and center in almost every room in the home.

Besides walls, the furniture can be painted to match the walls and other colors you want to incorporate into the room. There's nothing quite like walking into a home that has its full patriotic splendor shining for all the world to see. It's a beautiful thing made even more poignant now that the first wave of patriotism after the September 11 attacks has faded somewhat. For those who are true patriots there are few better ways to show it than by making your home a proof of your patriotism.

Candles are another great way to show your patriotic spirit. Red, white and blue candles are made in many beautiful colors and scents. You should be able to find something appropriate in this color combination if you look hard enough. More importantly, the fragrance a great (and often overlooked) way to add another dimension to your home decorating endeavors. If you want to really make an impression burn apple pie scented candles on a regular basis, so that your home almost always smells as American as apple pie. In addition to candles of course are fragrance warmers, air sprays, and simmering pots in which this scent can be found (especially if you prefer a scent layering affect in your home).

Whether you simply like the look of patriot blue or you feel that you are a true American through and there are very few wrong reasons to incorporate the red, white and blue that represents America into your home decor. Patriotism seems to be a dying art time, perhaps your bold statement can inspire others to do the same.