Truth be told I love 4th of July decorating ideas. I could spend hours searching for any red, white, and blue decorations on Pinterest. However, other than my love for my country the United States, and these colors, I have another reason why you should consider having some patriotic decor in your home.
PATRIOTIC 4TH OF JULY DECORATING IDEAS
Are you ready for some 4th of July decorating ideas? Are you looking for ideas using American flags for the inside and outside of your home? Okay, let's get started.
Here is my secret or other reason why you should have patriotic decorations around your home. Because starting with memorial day, the summer is full of patriotic holidays. You have lots of opportunities to put out red, white, and blue decor for this time of year.
For example, memorial day, independence day, flag day, labor day, presidents day and the list goes on and on. All kinds of days for festive decorations.
Where do we begin to show you how to create some classy patriotic farmhouse decorations to show patriotic spirit? Well, think about different ways and different rooms in your house. We will start with the front porch and work our way through the house and end of the back porch outside.
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FOURTH OF JULY DECORATION IDEAS FOR FRONT PORCH
Here is a simple place to start with decorating.
Remember when I wrote about decorating small front porches? In this article, I talk about your front porch giving a hint of what is inside your home. So, add some patriotic holiday decorations to start that all-American feeling.
Consider placing some flags in your planter and think about adding some plants that have patriotic colors.
I chose red petunias for my front door.
And don't forget a wreath! Hang a red, white and blue theme wreath on the door.
If you're not in the mood to make your own, there are so many patriotic wreaths to shop for on Etsy. You can even find a memorial day wreath, fourth of July wreath and so on.
I have more ideas for front porches in my patriotic decor ideas using red, white and blue decorations.
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AMERICAN FLAG DECORATION IDEAS FOR ENTRYWAY
Okay, so you have teased your guest with some July 4th decorating ideas on your porch now it is time to give them more.
Think about hanging a flag in your entryway. Add American flag decor right away.
This giant flag has some history behind it. It was flown over the Florida State capital on the day my Dad passed away.
My dad, William Thomas Roe, Jr fought in the Korean War so not only does this huge flag make a big statement in my entry but it holds some significance to celebrating our independence.
I want to encourage you to have something red, white, and blue in your home with some history or a story about it. Something nostalgic as a part of your decorations. Add American flag art somewhere in your home.
Adding some of the red next to the bench helps to balance all that color on the wall.
SIMPLE PATRIOTIC DECOR IDEAS FOR LIVING ROOM
Since the living room is where families spend most of their time think about adding some more Americana home decor here.
Consider your end tables or coffee table for some decorations.
Just placing some flags in a vase that is already on display adds some patriotic decorations.
AMERICAN FLAG FLOWER ARRANGEMENT FOR KITCHEN
Think about having a place in your kitchen where you can always add a little touch of holiday decor.
For me, that is my vase on my window seal.
It is so easy to change out flowers according to holidays and in this case add some flags to give it that red, white and blue decor.
Oh, and I added some candles just as a reminder of all those who gave up so much for our freedom.
DINING ROOM INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS
If you have been around Life on Summerhill for a while, then you remember our Italian Dinner Party Decorating Ideas.
Well, you can toss a red and white check tablecloth to add patriotic elements to your dining table.
But in our case, I decided just a centerpiece was all that was needed.
Here is a very simple and cute idea for an American flag centerpiece. Take a white tin of some sort. My tin is a utensil holder.
Then add some hydrangeas and small stick flags.
Talk about an easy centerpiece that looks like you spent a lot on it.
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BACK PORCH PATRIOTIC DECORATIONS
Well, I have saved the best for last.
This year I decided to go all out with patriotic decorating ideas on my back porch to give you a whole room idea for the holidays.
There are so many ideas in this small space and a pennant banner free printable included.
I also love the look of patriotic bunting for 4th of July decorating ideas for outside.
Let's start with festive pillows. They add so much color and coziness to a space.
I found most of these pillows at Homegoods, but the American flag pillow is a treasure from the dollar bin at Target. Red and white stripes on a pillow cover make a great patriotic throw pillow and solid red, white or blue pillows.
JULY 4TH ACCESSORIES
Now for some accessories.
I always like to consider things that are small and easy to store after the holiday is over. So I picked up a cute kitchen towel to use under this plate of watermelon.
If you are having a party, this is perfect place to add to your decor. Don't forget some pink lemonade in a mason jar!
That has farmhouse written all over it.
And of course, the easiest accessory of all is adding some flags. Flags are like the glue to your whole design.
They pull it all together.
Lastly, let's talk about quilts.
There is something about an old quilt that takes you back to the roots of America. Think about incorporating a quilt into your design.
Since our new comfortable hammock chair doesn't have a cushion, I thought a soft cushy quilt would be the perfect seat cushion.
It was the icing on the cake.
FESTIVE WALL ART
And last we need to think about some wall art.
Art is one area I usually don't want to spend a great deal of money. In fact, if I can make it for cheap or use something from my house, that is the way I go.
First, use the free printable and print it to make the pennant.
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However, this is a very easy pennant banner to make. All you need are a few supplies are these Americana pennant banner template directions.
Second, pull out some straw hats and put some scarves or trim around them in patriotic colors. It was all this room needed.
See how easy it is to add some holiday style. I hope these DIY 4th of July decorations inspire you to create some 1776 patriotism in your home.
To bring these patriotic decor ideas together in one place here is a list of things to do to add that red, white, and blue charm to your house.
WHAT DECORATIONS ARE USED ON INDEPENDENCE DAY
- Front porch – festive wreath, American flags, and red, white, and blue flowers/plant
- Entryway – flag on wall, pillow, wreath, and flower plant
- Living room – flags in vase, pillows
- Dining room – red and white check tablecloth and hydrangea centerpiece with flags
- Kitchen – small flags in a vase of flowers and mason jar candles
- Back porch – stripe and American flag pillows, pennant banner free printable, quilt, flags in plants, hats and wall art
Now that you have that red, white and blue charm in your home it's time to sit back and enjoy the holidays.
Which, by the way, I keep up most of this patriotic decor until labor day. Why not we have Memorial Day in May, Flag Day in June, then Independence Day in July, and Labor Day in September.
Which when September hits it is time for Fall decorating.
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