Bunting (or bunt) was originally a specific type of lightweight wool fabric used for making ribbons and flags including signal flags for the Royal Navy.
Today, "bunting" is a term for any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plastic, paper or even cardboard in imitation of fabric. Typical forms of bunting are strings of colorful triangular flags and lengths of fabric in the colors of national flags gathered and draped into swags or pleated into fan shapes. via Wikipedia
I am particularly drawn to the effect of flags inside as well as outside the home.
There are so many ways these lovely things can be used, either for a temporary festivity or as permanent decor.
They create a wonderfully whimsical feeling in a nursery, as well as providing a lovely visual distraction for your little one (possibly buying you a few extra minutes in the morning), and they can follow your child as they grow.
via Maxine Brady
For a more adult adaptation, try enhancing your colour scheme with block colour flags.
via 100 Layer Cake
Get creative and use any fabric or paper you have lying around, I particularly love these lace flags, or why not try cutting flags out of old maps for a more masculine approach?
You don't have to stop with interiors (when your onto a good thing, moderation is rarely important right?) You can transform this idea to decorate many things in you life, including cake (I'm sure it will taste better with those flags on it).
Feeling creative? Pop over to Kind Over Matter to find some adorable free printable bunting fun...
...like this uplifting Printable Poster.
Or these printable Love Flags.
Where ever these lovely little flags end up, I hope you remember to celebrate life when ever you see them.