The internet is "abuzz" with red, white and blue themes between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The colors work particularly well in beachy, summery scenes. Better Homes and Gardens (link to website) is one of my favorite on-line magazines for decorating (gardening, food, etc. etc.) advice and ideas! This article is no exception.
|Source - BHG|
|Source - BHG|
The Americana look features patriotic items with a cozy, country feel. Throw an antique red, white, and blue quilt across the foot of your rustic, four-poster bed. Scatter red, white and blue throw pillows at the head of the bed that match the quilt. Frame an old flag and hang that above the bed. Hang tin stars on the wall and group a cluster of white candles underneath them on a rustic shelf that matches the bed. On the hardwood floor, place a navy rag rug and hang sheer white curtain panels in the windows.
Bring the outdoors in by creating a nautical or beach theme in your bedroom. Install white wainscoting halfway up the walls and paint the upper portion of the walls a rich, dark blue. Then, hang ocean prints, starfish, or even old lifesaving devices on the walls. A photo of a red and white striped lighthouse sitting on a white shelf makes a great "beach-themed" accessory. Throw a thick navy blanket across the foot of your white, cottage-style bed.
You don't have to make your bedroom overly patriotic or extremely "beachy" if you want to use red, white and blue. The colors also work well as stand-alones. Install white ceiling molding against blue walls to make your bedroom for a relaxed feel. Cover the bed with a fluffy down comforter covered with a red toile duvet cover. Display some blue and white china on a nightstand or shelf, along with some white tapered candles in silver candlestick holders for a sophisticated, romantic feel.
|These quilts say it all and can easily be removed when the red is no longer wanted - Source - BHG|
|Love this combination - and also works well with the splash of red - Source Southern Hospitality Blog|
And here are some of my pieces from 2008 - all workable in a RED, WHITE and BLUE color scheme!
|2008 - Red and white toile on cane-sided wingbacks!|
|2008 - Just add - red or blue!|
|2008 - Great shade of blue on channel back chair!|
|2008 - Popular Calico Corners linen-cotton blend in blue and white.|
|2008 - RED tone on tone chairs.|
|2008 - Love this tulip fabric - also did a chair and ottoman in the same pattern.|
|2008 - Blues - shades in a a paisley pattern.|