What Are Some Characteristics of Americana Decor?


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Some features of Americana decor are the American patriotism theme, American icon theme, Colonial theme and the Wild West theme. Americana decor is casual and appealing with its different motifs such as folk art, geography and history. This style is patriotic, primitive or country farmhouse, but most often is a combination of all three aspects.

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The patriotic home decor includes motifs of stars and stripes revolving around hues of red, white and blue colors. Decorations would also include antique tin soldiers, checkerboards, old quilts or vintage advertising. Nautical things such as lighthouses, ships in bottles, shells, anchors and lanterns are also part of the decor.

Primitive American decor consists of motifs such as baskets, twig furniture, patchwork, spinning wheels and balls of yarn. Rusted metal items, burlaps and handcrafted objects in faded or muddied primary colors add character to the decor. Distressed book shelves, shaker style furniture, pottery and Berber carpets are also part of the decor.

The country farmhouse decor encompasses the style of several decades and is the most used decorating style. Motifs include roosters, chintz fabrics, overstuffed furniture, vintage china and pottery. Natural flooring materials such as stone, wood and clay tiles are used to accent this decor. The American Icon theme would be a living space designed to revolve around a chosen American icon and his career.

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