Bright and iconic, the Union Jack (or Union Flag, as it’s more properly known) is instantly recognisable the world over. Inject a little Cool Britannia colour into your home this spring with our pick of the best home accessories.
1. Union jack three seater sofa, Garden Furniture Centre
Woo hoo! There’s no doubt that this eye catching sofa will be the centre of any living room. It’s made on a tough hardwood frame with ornate feet and is upholstered in a striking red, white and blue pattern. £1,499, available from the Garden Furniture Centre.
2. Union flag retro phone, GPO retro
We love this retro phone, combining retro style with modern technology. Despite its vintage appearance, it has a modern ring tone and push button dialling for ease of use, and costs £65.99 from GPO Retro.
3. Flying flag Oxford pillowcase, Pignut
Part of a collection, this pillowcase will brighten up any bedroom. If you don’t want to go the full hog, team it with a plain duvet and more plain pillows, or jazz it up with a matching duvet cover. Was £25 now £12.50, available from Pignut.
4. Halcyon chair, Alexander and Pearl
For some subtle bling, this leather occasional chair from the Halcyon collection has the lines of a union jack picked out in studs on the part. Other matching items available in the same range. £1,145, available from Alexander and Pearl.
5. Union jack rhino head, Smithers of Stamford
Available in limited numbers, this ceramic decorative rhino head has an engaging retro feel. It would be a focal point in any hallway, and would make a quirky hatstand or place to hang scarves. £375, available from Smithers of Stamford.
6. Union jack cushion, Historic Royal Palaces
The Historic Royal Palaces shop has a whole range of accessories featuring the iconic British flag, from handwarmers to suitcases. Prices start at just 99p. We’ve picked out this cushion, with the union jack design boldly emblazoned on the front. It costs £29.99 and is available from Historic Royal Palaces.
7. Wooden stool with seat, Boutique Camping
This modern footstool with a wooden base and stuffed cotton top is made in a fair trade factory in India. Ideal if you prefer your home accessories a little more understated, it features a monochrome union flag and costs £75 from Boutique Camping.
8. Metal and acrylic union jack LED lightbox, Magical Story
Light up your life with this patriotic lightbox, an accessory which would look good in almost any room. Use it to add interest to dark corners or hallways. £22.99, available from Magical Story. requires AA batteries (not included).
9. Union jack LED bunting, the Glow Company
Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this low voltage mains powered set of union jack bunting features one hundred bright white LEDs and 20 flags. Ideal for gearing up for the forthcoming royal wedding, they’d also add a colourful touch to summer garden parties. £24.95, available from the Glow Company.
10. Union jack sailing boat model, The Nautical Company
This medium size, individually styled sailboat model is a reproduction of a 1930s toy. The sails have been aged, therefore will not be uniform in colour. The wooden hull is painted with an antiqued cream band and rudder below the streamline polished, wood deck (small black marks are visible on the deck to give an aged feel). It costs £64, available from The Nautical Company.
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