Residential Flag Display | Common Places to Display the American Flag

Always remember to follow proper flag etiquette when displaying your American flags.

The most standard way to display the American flag is by hanging it on a flag pole. The flag pole allows you place the flag in a convenient location near or around your house. However, flag poles are commonly placed near the front of the house in order to maximize exposure. Click here to learn more about selecting a flag pole.

Image of an American flag on a flag pole outside a house.

Below is an example of an Outdoor American flag hung using a flag pole set. This flag pole set is slightly different than the standard flag pole. These flag poles are shorter and are mounted on walls instead of being stuck in the ground. This is a classic way to display the American flag and is very common among U.S. households.

Image of American flags mounted on a porch.

Below is an outdoor American flag hung vertically on the outer wall of a house. Notice how the blue star field is still to the left – that is proper flag etiquette. It is important to remember this when hanging an American flag vertically.

Image of an American flag hanging vertically on a porch.

Below are a group of small American stick flags posted along the walkway with bunting hung above the door. Stick flags are a great display outdoor display option and are best used in groups because of their relatively small size. Bunting is best displayed on the side of buildings or along railings/balconies. They are a great way to display your patriotic side without hanging an actual flag.

Image of American stick flags along a sidewalk with bunting above a doorway.

The next few examples are indoor American flag display options. When hung indoors, the American flag is generally displayed in a high traffic area. The American flag is a majestic decoration piece when displayed correctly. Check out the options below for some ideas.

Image of an American flag inside a frame used as decoration.

Image of an American flag used as decoration.

Memorial Cases for Interment Flags – best displayed on a mantel, fireplace or other high traffic area.

Image of a Memorial flag case from CVS Flags.

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3 Replies to “Residential Flag Display | Common Places to Display the American Flag

  1. I always love displaying my American flags outside my house and always have something American in me. when traveling, I also never forget to display it on my backpack 🙂 I love the idea of using small American stick flags and I think I will tray it soon.


  2. I have three flags. The American Flag, the Louisiana Flag and the POW/MIA flag. I am displaying them indoors behind a speakers podium. What is the proper placement of the flags. Each staff is the same height.

    1. When used on a speaker’s platform, displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium, the flag of the United States of America should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the speaker’s right as he faces the audience. Any other flag so displayed should be placed on the left of the speaker or the right of the audience.

      The order of the flags would be: US flag to the right of the speaker then POW flag and then state flag.

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