Home is where the heart is. It’s where we go to unwind, relax, and feel a little more ourselves. This is exactly why we put so much thought into how we decorate our homes. They are an expression of ourselves and our identity.
So, if you have Irish heritage that you’re wanting to celebrate and share with those who you invite into your home, you may be wondering how best to do this and what items to get.
This is where we come in! Here is our guide on how to inject some Irish heritage into your home:
1. Add some Green
One simple trick is to add a splash of green – it is the colour most associated with Ireland after all! We are by no means saying you should paint everything in your house green. That might not have the intended effect. But perhaps something green furnishings such as a pillow, a throw blanket, or perhaps if you’re bold, some furniture!
You could even consider a feature wall in a nice green. This will transform any space and subtly celebrate your heritage!
2. Hang a Coat of Arms
If you have a wall that looks a bit empty, why not hang an Irish coat of arms? If you have an Irish surname (a quick google can confirm this for you) or perhaps an Irish family name that you no longer use, you’ll be able to find a coat of arms online. Simply, select a design or print that fits with your taste and you’re in business! You’ll of course need a frame, so make sure to choose one that matches your current decor – you can even find Celtic inspired frames! Alternatively, you can choose a family shield that better suits your style.
This coat of arms is a great way to express your families history with pride, and invite your guests to ask more questions about your background.
You can also have simple Irish decorations or items in your home. These can be as subtle or as overt as you like – it’s up to you! Here are some suggestions of items you can add:
– Celtic designed throw pillows.
– Irish figurines.
– Celtic designed china or silverware.
– Celtic tapestries or posters.
– Photos of Ireland – perhaps a favourite town or the county where your family hails from.
– Irish glasses or mugs.
– Irish tea towels or Dish clothes.
– Frames or Plaques of Celtic design or Irish Landmarks.
– Celtic Quotes or Sayings on any item of your choosing.
When it comes to celebrating your Irish heritage, it’s so easy to incorporate it into your home! Follow these home decorating tips, and you’ll be able to express your families history throughout your home with everyone you welcome through your front door!