Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Decorating With // Flags

The Independence Day holiday is approaching and like so many of our neighbors, we will proudly display our flag over the steps to our porch. But lately, I've also been feeling the look of flags hung on the inside of our door as well. I've been treading lightly- looking for one in the right material and with the right patina. Too hastily chosen and my interiors plan could look too contrived. I've also been mulling over the colors themselves - I like the patriotism that comes with displaying an American flag, but I think I'm after a little playfulness and quirk, something a bit unexpected. 

Maybe that would be translated through just how and where I would hang it.

Regardless of origin, scale or hue, flags in and of themselves are a great way to infuse a bit of strength and masculinity to a space, which caters well to my decorating affinity. I have to admit that I am drawn to using them as larger scale artwork, sort of "watching over" the other elements in a room if you will. It's also in my nature to neatly frame one. But flag displays that are tacked nonchalantly over a bed or couch are the ones I've always taken notice of first, mostly I think because they tend to reflect a sort of carefree confidence about the person living in the space. 

Do you agree? Would you hang a flag inside your home?

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Anonymous said...

Oooh I love the framed flags!! I think I need a California one to represent my time spent there!!! Plus, it's one of the cooler state flags! xo

Kristen said...

I have been on the look out for the perfect vintage one to hang. I'd probably go frame free.

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