Via Rachel Halvorson
Welcome back to the aesthetic series! This week we are exploring the Americana aesthetic for the entryway. This is a tough aesthetic to pull off without looking too cheesy and 4th of July-y. This is an aesthetic perfect for practicing how not to overwhelm your space because, like I have already stated, Americana can get overwhelming quick with cheesy red white and blue decor. So I have put together some tips for you on how to achieve the Americana aesthetic without going overboard.
Natural/farm fresh touches
Via Dering Hall
Via Rachel Halvorson
Try incorporating small amount of materials you might find on a farm. Like rope, a cow hide as a rug, maybe a pair of boots, a basket, or a jug. And of course, don’t forget a well placed flag.
Add items with history. In the first photo everything from the chandelier to the table and the items on it seem as if they hold history. The Americana aesthetic celebrates our nation’s history which is important to remember when adding decor. The map and the wooden crate feel rich with history in the second photo.
Americana prints and VINTAGE framed art finds
Via Kara Rosenlund
A great trick to adding Americana to your space is with framed art and portraits. Shoot for anything that represents American history. You can even try adding an arrow and antlers to the mix! And this large horse print makes me feel all of the modern Americana farm feels.
Via Greige Design
Via Cavern Home
Americana doesn’t come without its horizontal lines to mimic the lines of the American flag. This can be incorporated in wood paneling or even better with a clean lined wallpaper like this arrow inspired one pictured above.
Ok, one last time, I want to reiterate how important it is to not overwhelm your space with this style, especially in a small space light your entryway. Maybe all your space needs is a vintage wooden bench and a flag. Be selective and chose wisely!
For more entryway tips check out our How to Decorate Like an Adult: The Entryway.
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