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Americana Decor

Updated on April 28, 2015

Down Home Country Appeal

I just love the look of primitive and patriotic Americana decor. This look has a comfy country feel and includes an array of decorating possibilities. Another great benefit to this decor idea is the low cost of finding decorating pieces for this theme, which usually includes finds from thrift stores and online sites like Ebay, as well as the option to paint and craft your own works of art to display!

Starting Your Search For Americana Decor

Starting your search for Americana decor is actually easier than you may think! There are a variety of places to look that will yield many options to choose from. I personally have my living room decorated in primitive Americana decor and I will share with you where I found my pieces.

Thrift Stores: This has to be my number one recommended place to find Americana decor. It's also going to be the place that yields the most original finds at budget prices! Tip: Around the 4th of July is the best time to go and grab this decor because this is when they set out all the good stuff!

Ebay: I love browsing all the handmade Americana items on Ebay! There are so many great crafters out there that paint and sell this themed merchandise at really good deals. I bought two different sets of Americana decorated stacking (nesting) boxes off Ebay and I love them.

Internet Search: All you have to do is Google "Americana decor" and you will get a great list of websites that tailor to products with this theme. Also Google searching "Primitive Decor" will yield a lot of country store websites where you should be able to find some great pieces!

Photo Credit: Country Sampler Magazine

Key Pieces I Recommend

I wanted to share some of my ideas for key pieces when deciding to decorate in the Americana theme, pieces I actually used in my own home! I hope this will give you some starting points for decor if you are planning on starting this theme in your own home.

Stacking (Nesting) Boxes: You can't go wrong with these beautifully hand painted stacking boxes, also known as nesting boxes. I have two different sets myself. I keep one set on a wall shelf, and the other set on one of my living room end tables. Here's an example:

Washboard: I love the look of an old distressed washboard to go along with the Americana theme. I have one of these hanging at an angle on my living room wall and I get many compliments on it! Example:

Country Americana Wall Sign:

I think any Americana themed room needs a special country touch with a hand painted wall sign. There are some out there with wonderful sayings on them that will make your guests and your family feel right at home! Example:

Saltbox Decor: What is saltbox decor you might ask? Saltbox refers to Saltbox homes, which were Colonial style homes most recognized for their design of two story in the front, and a single story in the rear of the home. The also are recognized for their long, pitched roofs. You will find that a lot of Saltbox decor comes already painted in Americana colors, so it fits right in! Saltbox decor also adds that warm country feel. Example:

Photo Credit: Country Sampler Magazine


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      Fiora um 2 years ago

      When I think about america, I think about the past times, when bonfires where still common. So I like to play a video of a fireplace at least.

      It´s kinda sad, that this has to be my remedy :( But soon I will upgrade it to an electric fireplace and maybe somewhen I will have a real fireplace in my living room.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      If you like Americana items, you should check out the patriotic items on Etsy.

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      PatriotDesigns 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Katie Harp 6 years ago

      blessed by a squid angel :) <3

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      I really like the way this decor looks in certain very wood based country style homes. It just wouldn't work in my modern home.

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I really like Americana decor, too, and my decorating sort of leans in that direction. You have some really pretty pieces here!

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      Carol 6 years ago from Arkansas

      I love Americana and plan to do a bedroom some day. Nice lens. Very colorful

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      We love looking through shops at the very kind of things you have pictured here...and have some Americana hangings in our home...but I can see from the picture that though our home is country, it's not totally Americana. Beautiful, felt like I was walking through a shop while visiting this page.

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      This is my favorite too! There is such a wide variety of Americana decor that you can choose from too.

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Some nice Americana decorations here.

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      Josh I can remember my mother actually USING wash board.

      Great lens

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      I have always loved things Americana. Our curtains in the living room used to be Americana. They are in the bedroom now because the floral in our couch and the Americana clashed.

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      I had to choose not for me but only because I would have to choose Canadiana! Great lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh I really love this style of decorating for the home! Beautifully done. Blessed by the Interior Design Angel.