Americana Design Ideas and Inspiration
The term “Americana” is meant to be an all-encompassing term that refers to anything relating to the overall culture of the US. Collectors have Americana artifacts, holidays celebrate with Americana toys and décor, and now, interior design inspired by Americana is becoming a yearlong trend that we love.
Yes, the majority of Americana design is centered around and originates from our patriotic holidays (4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day), but now people are extending it and transforming it to include other design styles like primitive and country. Americana is a decorating style that incorporates history, geography, and many aspects of our culture.
More Than Red, White, and Blue
As we said, patriotic Americana is a very common, easily recognizable design that is centered around red, white, and blue. It includes stars and stripes and any reference to our fight for freedom. But it isn’t the only way to represent Americana.
To tone down the patriotic feel, mix in antiques, a few vintage favorites from the thrift shop, and metal elements. Or use blue and white, New England-inspired elements to evoke Americana design. If you’re not a fan of the sea, avoid anything too nautical. Instead, opt for old maps, used books, baskets, dried flowers, handcrafted objects, and vintage furniture.