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Accent Your Home with the Union Jack

The classic look of the Union Jack makes for great inspiration when re-decorating your home. Take the colors and blend them in any way you like. Go for solid colors all around or soften the look with prints. These decor ideas will help get you started.

 

The Essentials:

Zuo Union Jack Large Cabinet in Distressed Black

Zuo Union Jack Large Cabinet in Distressed Black

Start with this Union Jack console. It will look fabulous either on its own in the hall or foyer or as part of your family room.

Zuo Union Jack Small Cabinet in Distressed Black

Zuo Union Jack Small Cabinet in Distressed Black

The matching unit to your console is a must in your family room in order to tie everything together. Or try it alone in a small foyer in lieu of the console.

The Union Jack print works with a number of decor styles. Here are a few design suggestions to get you started.


Sofa:


A tufted sofa is an ideal foil for a strong motif such as the Union Jack. These three options are a great start.

Armen Living Roxbury Tufted Fabric Sofa in Cream
Armen Living Roxbury Tufted Fabric Sofa in Cream


Armen Living Barrister Sofa in Black

Armen Living Barrister Sofa in Black

Hooker Furniture Seven Seas Sofa in Linosa Linen

Hooker Furniture Seven Seas Sofa in Linosa Linen

 


Side Chair:

Pair your console or cabinet with one of these side chairs to soften the look.

Armen Living Orion Club Chair in Red Chenille

Armen Living Orion Club Chair in Red Chenille

This bold red Armen Living club chair offers a comfortable place to sit while adding a modern feel to the room.

Avenue Six Ventana Chair in Brushed Oyster

Avenue Six Ventana Chair in Brushed Oyster

The nail stud accents in the side chair complement the contemporary ambience in the Seven Seas sofa. The metallic finish of the nailhead trim meshes beautifully with the console’s metal drawer accents, giving a hint of Old World feel with a contemporary twist.

 

Armen Living Mad Hatter Dining Chair in Red

 

A red chair is a natural choice for this strong design. For a whimsical take, pair it with a Mad Hatter-inspired chair such as this one.

 

Avenue Six Curves Hourglass Chair in Vintage Grenadine

Try the classic look of a tufted side chair that will tie in nicely with the sofa.


Ottoman:

An ottoman does double duty as a coffee table and extra seating, making it a smart choice for your living room or family room.

Armen Living Citation Tufted Leather Ottoman in Cream

Armen Living Citation Tufted Leather Ottoman in Cream

The dual tone of this classy ottoman will transition beautifully between either of the lighter sofas and the rest of the room.

Armen Living Citation Tufted Leather Ottoman in Black
Armen Living Citation Tufted Leather Ottoman in Black

Use this coffee table to add vintage appeal. Or you can use this for extra seating at your next dinner party.

International Caravan Charlotte Large Fabric Vanity Bench

International Caravan Charlotte Large Fabric Vanity Bench


Tie The Look Together

Keep the Union Jack in mind when choosing your wall color. The furniture shown above all pair really well with a neutral gray palette. Mix in red, white and black accents throughout the space using lamps, framed artwork and knick-knacks.

When choosing an area rug for your room, go with a color neutral like navy or gray. It’s ideal to choose something that is soft under your feet, yet also durable enough for the kids to play on during the day. A higher pile carpet like shag, for example, is a great option.

If you choose a printed rug, ensure it has a monochromatic color scheme and a soft pattern. Try to accent the Union Jack print rather than draw attention away from it.

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