Whether you’re celebrating Independence Day on the 4th of July or Canada Day on July 1st, it’s fun to show off your patriotism by dressing up the outside of your home.
One of the easiest ways to broadcast your national pride is with a flag. I couldn’t help feeling proud when I spotted the above Canadian flags on the way to our cottage in British Columbia. Below you’ll see some American homes flying the stars and stripes. Image source: CVSFlags.com
A couple of things to keep in mind when installing flags:
- To mount a flag securely, install it with a proper flag set bracket. Once you have the hardware in place, it’s easy to change out your flag when it gets worn, or if you want to display different flags at other times of the year.
- Remember to follow proper flag etiquette. Here are the official guidelines for handling and displaying the Canadian and American flags.
Decorating a porch or fence with bunting is another popular form of patriotic décor. The colors of the flag can be draped into swags, pleated into fan shapes, or strung as triangles.
Wreaths are a simple and beautiful way to dress up your front door for any occasion. These photos show just a couple of examples for displaying your national pride. Image sources: How To Nest For Less and Pinterest
For more ideas, take a look at out our Pinterest boards for Canada Day and Independence Day. We also have a few quick tips for getting the inside of your home Canada Day ready. Those of you in the US just have to add some blue into the mix.
Whichever day you’re celebrating, have a happy one!
Co-Founder of Under The Roof Decorating