The Union Jack is more than just a patriotic symbol. Over several centuries it has evolved as part of the national consciousness, forming a key part of many decorative styles and often showing up sported by celebrities.
A particular staple of ‘modern’ homes, despite the flag having existed in one form or another for over 400 years, the Union Jack has been adopted by a number of movements which have kept it cool, fresh and constantly in the public eye.
As a result of this almost saturated use of the image, introducing the Union Jack to your home is anything but difficult. These days you can find Union Jack themed furniture, wall art, accessories: if you can imagine it, there’s probably a version sporting the Queen’s colours.
While a lot of this is as tacky as you might expect, there are plenty of classier ways to add the the Union Jack to your home decor. The secret is to look for inspiration until you find the perfect idea, rather than shoehorning the image in wherever you can. The right choice will add genuine patriotic class to your home, just in time for the next royal wedding!
Here are some of our favourite ideas for adding the Union Jack to your home decor.