Our pick of the best bunting for garden parties, BBQs and more
From woven macrame garlands to Mexican paper designs, here's the best bunting to decorate with this summer
Who said seasonal decorations were just for Christmas!?
Here at YourHomeStyle, we love giving our home a subtle refresh as the seasons shift - and, when it comes to summer accessories, nothing beats the humble string of bunting!
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Perfect for garden parties, street celebrations or even livening up the inside of your house, bunting is your go-to if you're looking to give your home or garden a quick and easy facelift - not to mention a super affordable way to add colour and texture to a space.
Nowadays, there are so many different bunting styles to choose from, so to make things a little easier, we've compiled a list of our favourite designs on the market.
Woven Macrame Bunting
If you're a lover of laid-back, boho decor, this woven macrame bunting from Amazon is made for you! Crafted out of cream cotton and wooden beads, this tapestry-inspired bunting is perfect for adding a sense of cosy texture to a room, and, thanks to its neutral colour scheme, will do so without looking too garish or overwhelming. It makes a lovely alternative to traditional macrame wall hangings and, as pictured above, it's great for adding a little bit of interest to the spaces that would normally go unnoticed, such as above a dining room table, sofa or fireplace. Try styling it alongside rattan furniture for a classic bohemian look!
Mexicana Floral Garland
Graham & Green's Mexicana bunting just screams party to us - we love how it combines traditional Mexican design with summery pink and orange shades. This bunting is made out of paper and features ten pennants, so it's great for decorating the length of a dining table or hanging from your ceiling. Use it to add a sense of festival-inspired fun to your decor scheme - it'll give you the perfect excuse to host a fiesta!
Rustic Hessian Bunting
Hessian is such a versatile fabric - here at YourHomeStyle, we love using it in our decor schemes to add a cosy, rustic element. Although you might typically associate hessian with farmhouse decor or a vintage-inspired cottagecore aesthetic, it also looks great with more minimalist styles, like Japandi decor, so this bunting is a great accessory to have on hand if you want to spruce up your space on a budget. The thing we love most about this bunting is the fact that it's blank, so you can either keep it as it is, or, if you're after a more personal touch, you can customise it. We love the idea of embroidering floral letters onto each fabric pennant - it would make a beautiful wedding decoration or homemade birthday gift!
Pastel Scandi Style Bunting
The pastel aesthetic is all the rage at the moment, and the playful new interior style is all about decking out your home with funky, nineties-esque pastel paint and accessories. If you're looking to dip your toe into the Danish Instagram trend without committing to a full room makeover, however, some pastel bunting will do the trick. This Etsy bunting is a lovely option - it's made from premium cotton, it's double sided, and it's 100% sustainable. You can't go wrong!
English Garden Scallop Garland
Why not add a traditional touch to your home with this 'English garden' bunting? Featuring a sweet scalloped design, this garland makes the perfect addition to a country kitchen or eclectic vintage living room. It has 16 pennants, each displaying a different, delicate floral design in a mixture of pastel shades. They're pre-strung on a piece of ivory ribbon, making the bunting super quick and easy to hang up - why not use it to decorate for a relaxed summer garden party?
Rainbow Fabric Bunting
Who said seasonal decorations were just for Christmas? Here at YourHomeStyle, we love subtly changing up our decor as the seasons change, and Trouva's rainbow fabric bunting is ideal for summer. We love its uplifting combination of fuchsia pink, punchy yellow, turquoise and red, and we also love the fact that it's handmade out of sustainably sourced cotton. This means that not only is it beautifully vibrant and planet-friendly, but it's also able to go in the washing machine time and time again. You'll be able to keep it for years!
Liberty Print Flag Bunting
Liberty London is famous for its luxury fabric prints, so we were super excited when we happened to come across this Liberty Print flag bunting. Featuring a selection of iconic blue Liberty designs, this bunting is the perfect accessory if you're looking to include a little bit of the celebrated British design in your home without splashing on their gorgeous, but very expensive, cushions, curtains and bedding. It's also available in pink and yellow if blue isn't quite your thing.
Luxe Gold Glitter Bunting
Lavish and opulent, John Lewis' gold glitter bunting is a must-have if you love all things glamorous. It's ideal for decorating around Christmas and New Year, but really, you can use it to add a bit of sparkle to your space all year round... who doesn't want to host a gold party!?
Personalised Name Bunting
This gorgeous personalised name bunting makes such a thoughtful gift, and we love the fact that you can customise it so much. Not only do you choose what name you want to be sewn on, but you can also choose the colour of the flag and the letters - there's a whopping 55 shades of felt to choose from, including sunflower yellow, bubblegum pink, aquamarine and apple green.
Thea Jeffreys is the Digital Writer on YourHomeStyle.uk, and is passionate about all things home décor. When she’s not scouring the internet for budget-friendly homeware finds, you’ll find her writing about the latest interior trends and handy upcycling tricks.