Decorating with the Red, White and Blue, for Flag Day and All Summer Long

While not an official federal holiday, Flag Day, which is commemorated in the United States on June 14, represents an opportunity to celebrate the American flag. The day honors the adoption of the flag of the United States, which occurred on June 14th in in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day. Thirty-three years later in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.


Whether for Flag Day, Fourth of July or every day of the year, the unique stars and stripes design of the American flag provides great decorating inspiration. The red, white and blue color scheme is also an easy way to add bright pops of color to an otherwise neutral table or sofa. We’ve rounded up 10 designs below that would work either as a permanent addition to a room or as seasonal accent pieces. See if you can find a new favorite.

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