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 and these colors, I have another reason why you should consider having some patriotic decor in your home.
PATRIOTIC 4TH OF JULY DECORATING IDEAS
So, here is my secret or other reason why you should have patriotic decorations around your home. That reason is how many times you can use red, white and blue decor through the year.
For example, memorial day, flag day, labor day, presidents day and the list goes on and on.
Where do we begin to show you how to create some classy patriotic farmhouse decorations?
Well, think about different rooms in your house.
We will start with the front porch.
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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 decorations to start that all American feeling.
Consider placing some flags in your planter and think about adding some plants that have some 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 wreaths to shop for on Etsy.
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Okay, so you have teased your guest with some 4th of July decorating ideas on your porch now it is time give them some more.
Think about hanging a flag in your entryway.
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.
Then, if you have a bench, throw on a pillow, and don't forget a cute bucket with some fresh flowers.
Adding some of the red next to the bench helps to balance all that color on the wall.
Since the living room is where families spend most their time think about adding some more 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.
Then continue with some pillows on your sofa to bring in that red, white and blue theme.
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.
The candles I picked up at dollar tree, and the mason jars you can find on Amazon.
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 that patriotic feeling 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 a flag centerpiece. Take a white tin of some sort. My tin is a utensil holder.
Then add some hydrangeas and small 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 4th of July 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.
Let's start with pillows. They add so much color and coziness to a space.
I found most these pillows at Homegoods, but the flag pillow is a treasure from the dollar bin at Target.
Another place to find beautiful and unique pillows is on Etsy.
I love how most of the pillows are covers which can be easily stored in your linen closet for the next patriotic holiday.
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.
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. I have a DIY post coming out next to show you how to make it.
Second, pull out some straw hats and put some scarves or trim around them in patriotic colors. It was all this room needed.
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See how easy it is to add some holiday style. I hope these 4th of July decorating ideas inspire you to create some 1776 patriotism in your home.
To bring this all together in one place here is a list of things to do to add that red, white and blue charm to your house.
- Front porch – wreath, flags and 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 – 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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