There are plenty of patriotic holidays to celebrate over the summer, including Memorial Day, Flag Day and 4th of July. But have you ever stopped to think about what the colors of the American flag truly mean? Here’s a breakdown on the significance of red, white and blue, as well as how to outfit your home with on-trend accent furniture to celebrate these spirited colors.
Red Accent Furniture for a Bold Look
It’s no surprise that as our nation’s most recognizable and arguably important symbol, the American flag’s design is rich in meaning. To signify the valor and hardiness of the United States, red was included in the nation’s flag. You can incorporate this color into your décor with the duraflame® 28” Rustic Electric Lantern with Infrared Heat & Remote Control, which brightens and warms up any room with flickering flame effects that work with or without the heat for year-round ambiance. Its cinnamon finish pairs perfectly with the warm white, cool white, and icy blue flame settings of three faux candles.
Operating the lantern during your gathering is quick and easy with a remote that allows you to adjust three brightness settings easily. And should the temperatures dip in the evening, 1500 watts of infrared heat will keep you and your guests cozy.
The Timeless Style of White Accent Furniture
Part of preparing for any patriotic holiday involves showcasing an assortment of themed decorations, like mini flags, banners, and bunting. The white in your flag-themed decorations is meant to evoke America’s purity and innocence as a nation. White is also an ideal finish for accent furniture, especially during the summer months. It offers a light, fresh look that blends well with other shades and complements any décor, from farmhouse to contemporary.
When incorporating white accent furniture, one of our favorite items is the stunning Gerde accent cabinet shown below. Its spacious top creates a perfect spot for seasonal décor and doubles as a small bar or buffet when entertaining. Meanwhile, the coastal design features mirrored cabinet doors ample space that is perfect for storing silverware, plates, napkins, and more.
Perhaps you’re looking to broadcast your city’s iconic fireworks display for the viewing pleasure of your family and friends. Set your television up on the Gerde TV Stand, which matches the former accent cabinet and accommodates screens up to 65 inches. It will instantly upgrade any living room thanks to its sleek, geometric lines and decorative mirrored design. To keep things bright and brilliant before and after the show, turn on its integrated fireplace and watch dancing flames.
Incorporating Blue Accent Furniture
Last but not least, blue represents diligence, perseverance and justice in the American flag. This tone is a great addition to a variety of color schemes, especially those with nautical flair or traditional style. Make a toast to America by investing in a bar cabinet you’ll love for years to come. The one pictured below features a hanging stemware rack, storage for up to 12 wine bottles, and a tempered-glass top. That means you can easily serve your guests and showcase your special red, white, and blue cocktail concoction.
Another way to add some blue to your décor this July is with a duraflame Infragen Stove Heater with 3D Flame Effect. You can enjoy the 3D flames with or without heat any time of the year – even in July. Use the remote or intuitive control panel to choose the right brightness level to set the mood. Or you can rely on the timer function for effortless preset operation.
Accent Furniture that Celebrates the Red, White and Blue
Putting the finishing touches on your 4th of July is easier with the right accent furniture to welcome guests into your home. To find even more options for entertaining and everyday use, browse our full assortment of tables, cabinets, TV stands and more at Twin Star Home. Questions? Contact us today to learn more, or find ideas and inspirations for all your decorating needs.