With the 4th July approaching, here’s some ideas for taking inspiration from American Independence Day.
Country inspired home décor is growing ever more popular. There are so many ways you can add a country’s colours or flag into your home décor, from subtle accessories to statement wallpaper.
A great subtle way to bring the American theme into your home is with accessories such as wall art and candles, or you could use a large flag of the country of your choice as a wall hanging.
Bedding, throws and cushions are an easy way to bring a theme into your home, which can be simply changed.
If you like statement furniture and upcycling you could upholster a chair with American themed material, such as a stars and stripes flag or bandanas.
If you want to make a bolder statement with your American-theme you can do so with wallpaper or painting with red, white and blue. We have an American themed room in one of our show homes - it’s a perfect look for a teenager’s bedroom.
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The fourth of July is an awesome excuse to host an American themed get together. Here are our tips on entertaining at home this Independence Day.
Good House Keeping suggest using red, white and blue crepe paper to make your own table runner, their instructions are really simple and it’ll be easy to tidy away when your guests leave.
Cover your outdoor cushions with bandanas - to do so all you’ll need is two bandanas and ribbon, this will instantly add American spirt to your garden.
For more 4th of July themed DIY projects for the whole family click here.
There is nothing more American than having a BBQ to celebrate 4th of July. Read our National BBQ week blog for lots of grilling tips!
Other classic American themed dishes include:
You can use your desserts to bring out the American colours. Make blue and red jellies, ideally leave them to set in clear bowls and you can use their vibrant colour to add to the table decoration. If you’re a baker, make cupcakes and ice them with red, white or blue icing.
If you fancy a more refreshing dessert try the classic Key Lime Pie, follow Jamie Oliver’s recipe to really impress your guests.
After all that delicious food it’s now time to kick back and relax in your garden.
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