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Easy Americana Decorating Ideas for an All-American Summer

Americana decorating ideas: whether your decking out your deck or restyling your home interior, these easy ideas will have you ready amp up your patriotic home décor in no time!

Today, I’m sharing a whole host of Americana decorating ideas to give you a comprehensive list of patriotic décor ideas!

These are super easy ideas that will work beautifully in any design style! And the best part? You can use staple pieces you already own and just add a few new patriotic pieces or American flags!

So whether you’re planning your Memorial Day gatherings, a Fourth of July backyard barbeque, or adding Americana theme to your everyday decorating style, these ideas are sure to inspire!

Before we get started, I’d like to preface that these ideas are perfect for your patriotic decorating! But Americana decorating is also a interior design style — so you could also choose to use these ideas year round! With that said, let’s dive right in!

Patriotic Americana Patio

If you’re American (or have visited), you know that our summer celebrations aren’t just limited to interior spaces. In the summer, we love to be outside out in the yard or on the patio! And grilling on the 4th of July is basically a must for any American. So let’s not skimp on the outdoor patriotic home décor!

Adding in a few touches of patriotic décor is not only inexpensive — it’s a simple way to showcase your American pride! ❤️

Last year, I decked out our deck to kick off Memorial Day Weekend! To save money, I utilized staples I already had – white pillows and a white throw to our patio furniture – and added some small flags.

Then I decorated the coffee table with an arrangement of white stems in a vintage galvanized buckets and small flags in little vintage creamers for a patriotic touch.

This coming summer, I plan to do a similar look, but adding these adorable flag pillows!

If you’d like to shop our patio decor, hover over the photo below for the links.


Red, White & Blue Décor

I’ve scoured the internet to find the best red, white and blue décor, like these adorable Flag Banners to this gorgeous indoor/outdoor American Flag Rug!

If you’d like explore lots of beautiful of shopping pieces, be sure to check out this blog post that will be live soon for the best red, white and blue patriotic decorations!

Americana home décor ideas

I personally think the key to Americana style is to start with a canvas of neutral shades. Then simply add American flags and meaningful homages to American history or Americana culture to your home interior.

The wonderful thing about this approach to interior design (or seasonal decorating) is that you can pull from home décor staples you already have on hand. And, you can utilize patriotic elements that you may have in storage, like American flags that you’ve been meaning to dig out of the attic.

And remember you don’t have to deck out the entire house –unless you want to- little patriotic touches go a long way! Some bold stripes here, some blue décor and you’re on your way to parading some major patriotic pride!

Here Robyn of Robyn’s French Nest, captures the essence of Americana decorating so perfectly!

A vintage style living room is decorated with American flags, rustic, vintage antiques.
Real antiques, cozy linens and distressed finishes pair perfectly in her Americana style in Robyn’s French Nest.

Vintage Americana Décor

Cozy elements, subtle patriotic touches, a beautiful flag and vintage Americana art creat a show stopping yet cozy feel in the Lake Front Farmhouse.

Other design elements that go hand in hand with Americana design are woodsy or rustic furniture, tramp art, or American vintage items that reminds of you of American culture.

Outdoor Patriotic Tablescape

Your outdoor dining space definitely deserves a little patriotic spirit, too!

For this summer tablescape, I started with a white tablecloth as a neutral base. Then I added rustic elements using wood discs as chargers.

For the centerpiece, I added pops of patriotic colors by adding lots of small flags in vintage looking jars.

Next I added small glass bottles with white roses for a dash of feminine beauty! The vintage inspired glass bottles look like true vintage treasures, but they were actually jar from my local craft store! (Shh, let that be our little secret!)

I have to admit this centerpiece idea received a lot of love on Instagram when I shared it, and I think your guests will love it too!

Alternatively, you could go with a blue color palette. Use a blue stripe tablecloth and then top each place setting with a blue star napkin! Or, how about a flag tablecloth?! Wouldn’t that be beautiful?!

Patriotic Place setting

Any patriotic party definitely needs a patriotic place setting! Here I went with white napkins on white dishware with small flag to top it off! That way each guest has their own personal flag to wave!

You could also swap the white napkins for some beautiful blue & white stripe napkins for a summery look!

Wood chargers are perfect to create a rustic, Americana feel. And if mason jars aren’t a primitive Americana décor staple, than I don’t know what is! Mason jars are sure to evoke the sentiment of days gone by for so many of us.

A fun twist on traditional mason jars, are American flag mason jars. I’ve linked some that are not food safe but would be adorable to use as a flower vase!

Patriotic Mantel

Do you have a fireplace mantel at home? If so, it’s a perfect place to sneak in some pretty pops of patriotic color!

I love this beautiful, summer patriotic mantel from Emily at LeCultivateur in honor of Memorial Day. Fresh-cut flowers, layered vintage mirrors, and a few American flags — and all together it’s an absolutely dreamy, patriotic summer mantel!

Simply adding American Flags with small stars is a great way to add a patriotic feeling to your mantel! So simple and affordable yet beautiful!

American Flags in Pots & Planters

Here’s another super simple idea to deck out your deck for the 4th! Purchase some small to medium American flags, and simply stick them into your flower pots!

Did you know that my planters here were originally terracotta pots? Yep, I gave them a DIY aged pottery makeover. For the full tutorial on how to age terracotta pots with chalk paint, click here.

Another idea to decorate your deck is to hang American flag garlands on your railings! I love this vintage style American made flag banner!

Red, White, & Blue Table for Two

For Memorial Day one year, I decided to create a patriotic table for two as a small tribute to our fallen soldiers.

Instead of buying tons of single use patriotic decorations, I simple relied on some pretty red, white, and blue ribbon that I can use again and again.

Then I created a centerpiece made of white peonies and eucalyptus.

This tablescape concept for also be lovely (and inexpensive) for a Veteran’s day luncheon in honor our Veterans.

The tablescape idea is perfect for those of you that love farmhouse style and easy all-American looks!

DIY Fourth of July Décor

If you’re not into the aforementioned ideas, consider making your own DIY 4th of July decorations! Last year, I DIYed these patriotic signs using a custom chippy finish and alphabet stencils. I made mine say “USA”, but you could also spell out “Liberty”, “Freedom” or “America”! Wouldn’t that be cute?!

Just let me know if you’d like a full tutorial, because I’d be happy to write a post of the process!

Milk painted diy signs that says "USA" is the centerpiece of a July 4th table.

Red, White & Blue Table Setting

One of my favorite places to decorate for our patriotic holidays is definitely the dining room!
The first thing I do is decide on my tablecloth, place settings, and napkins.

Then I love to create a centerpiece made of faux or fresh flowers! A centerpiece of florals and a few small flags is a classy way to add some Americana home décor to your dining room.

Portraits of American icons

Another simple way to evoke feelings of patriotism is to incorporate nods to American history in your wall art! There are lots of affordable, yet beautiful pieces of artwork of colonial America for sale online. You can also find some patriotic free printables online!

Hanging a print of Abraham Lincoln or George Washington would definitely create a meaningful American feel in any room!

Victoria, the talented home stylist from Lake Front Farmhouse, incorporated a portrait of Lincoln with charming vintage treasures and on a rustic, farmhouse shelf. And I couldn’t love it more! 😍🥰

Vintage American Flags

Just remember, you don’t have to go crazy buying every patriotic decorative accent that you come across. Simply displaying a large American Flag can make a HUGE impact!

Victoria, of Lake Front Farmhouse, made a beautiful, bold statement with a vintage American flag in her farmhouse home.

The beautiful American flag looks regal on a white shiplap wall in the Lake Front Farmhouse.

Whether you have a modern home or a country farmhouse, I absolutely love the look of this breathtaking focal point!

Or you can make a gallery of vintage flags for a unique, awe-inspiring patriotic display!


Vignette with Favorite Red Books

Americana decorations can be decor you buy specifically for the Fourth of July or our other patriotic national holidays OR it can be vintage items you already own in red, white or blue!

What better way to create a patriotic display with vintage charm than to layer in your favorite red vintage books!

Here I stacked red vintage books I had in storage with white roses for my July 4th entryway table décor.

Speaking of red, since you may be here in July, be sure to check out my Christmas in July posts for some Country Christmas Decor Ideas!


Living Room Americana décor ideas


Here are a few classy ways to add Americana colors to your living room design!

One of the simplest ways to bring a touch of patriotism to your living room is to swap out your throw pillows! So simple and affordable! Here are some of the prettiest I’ve found!

Navy Star or Red Stripe

American Flag Pillow

Navy Star Pattern Pillow

Star Spangled Banner Pillow

Use natural materials for depth and interest in your living spaces. For the natural material here I swapped out a traditional coffee table for a wicker lidded basket. When you’re out shopping the thrift store or yard sales, keep your eyes peeled for decorative objects related to American history. For example, one day I came across this brass figure of Abraham Lincoln–this time of year is a great time to put him on display.

Other things to keep your eyes peeled for: vintage flags, patriotic folk art, old maps, patriotic stars, patriotic wall décor.

Patriotic Centerpiece

One year for our July centerpiece, I placed white peonies in a gathering basket. Then I simply added a red and white tea towel for a patriotic touch! So simple yet so beautiful!

And, here’s another beautiful patriotic centerpiece idea! This one is not from my home, this is from my friend Kayla, at Live Oak Nest.

She styled a pedestal tray with a couple of white hydrangea arrangements and added the sweetest mini blue corbel and teeny American flags! Isn’t that so beautiful and charming?! You could also do something similar with a tiered tray!

White vases of white and blue flowers have little mini USA flags are sitting on a pedestal as a table centerpiece.

Patriotic Front Porch

Consider decorating your front door with a gorgeous patriotic wreath or a basket of florals with American flags.

Here Jenny, from Bloom Interior Designs, spruced up her front porch by putting American flags in her planter pots and beautiful door basket! She also hung red, white and blue buntings over her beautiful front door!

A limewashed brick home is decorated with red, white and blue buntings, a door basket with florals and flags, and stick flags in plant pots.

A couple other ideas for your front yard:

Line your driveway or sidewalk with entire row of American flags to celebrate Independence Day!

Flank your front door with American Flag banners for major patriotic curb appeal!

Decorate your front porch with Red, White & Blue Wooden Firecrackers!

Patriotic Wood Signs


I absolutely love the charm of some of the wooden signs I’ve seen online! And there are so many clever quotes.

A mantel has a US flag, a God Shed his Grace on thee signs, and patriotic decor.
Source: I Dream of Homemaking

Below are some gorgeous signs made right here in the USA:

Two of my personal favorites are the Uncle Sam’s Firework Stand and the God Shed His Grace on Thee sign!

I also love some of the American flag wood signs — especially this one!!

Bonus Americana Decorating Ideas

For more great ideas to kick off your Memorial Day weekend, please check out my friends’ blog posts below!

Heidi is sharing scrumptious All-American Summer treats that will be perfect for all your Memorial Day and July celebrations!

Fabiana of Ciao Newport Beach is sharing beautiful, festive ideas for a Red, White & Blue Summer Tablescape!

Stephanie, of Returning Grace, is sharing all of her favorite sources of USA made patriotic décor! By the way, she also has an amazing Esty shop with tons of handmade holiday decorations!

Nothing will say happy 4th of July quite like Stacey’s Flay Day Fruit Pizza! I’m drooling already!

Jessica is sharing how to Sprinkle in American Color in the Entryway!

Brittany of White & Wood Grain has an amazing roundup of vintage Americana style quilts! The perfect way to add comfort and charm to your Americana design!

Let me Know Your Thoughts

Thank you so much for joining me for Americana decorating ideas today! I hope this blog post gave you tons of patriotic home décor ideas to kick off your summer months and lots of ideas of unexpected ways you can take your Americana décor style into your own home!

Now I’d love to hear from you! What idea was your personal favorite??

Until next time, friends!

Rebecca

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7 Comments

  1. I absolutely love this post!!! So many beautiful ideas!!! Thank you so much for including my mantel!! You’re the sweetest❤️

  2. I love all of these ideas! So so pretty! Your outdoor space is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  3. This was such a beautiful blog post Rebecca! I love all of your patriotic ideas and your photos are beautiful!

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