Nothing screams Fourth of July like the classic color combination of red, white, and blue. Celebrating the festive holiday is more fun when your home sets the stage for your patriotic get-together, whether it’s a small friends-and-family barbeque or a more lavish affair with a lengthy guest list. Here are some classic home decor ideas that will set the stage and get your partygoers in the mood for fun.
First Impressions Count
Nothing announces that you are in the patriotic spirit than greeting friends, family, and neighbors with a festive porch decked out with a flag-themed door wreath. Add to the drama by placing old-fashioned metal pails on each side of the door. Fill the pails with all-white hydrangeas or bright red geraniums.
Take Your Fourth of July Decor To Your Dining Room
Add instant Americana to your dining room by dressing your dining table with a gingham red tablecloth and crisp white linens. Place your blue-and-white collectibles on your sideboard or create a centerpiece featuring patriotic motifs such as stars, stripes, or flags.
Greet Guests With Festive Sweets
For an immediate punch of color when guests walk through the door, a trio of glass jars filled with firecracker-red cinnamon candies, blue chocolate candies, and white chocolate wafers on a hall table will be a welcome treat. Or, instead of the traditional flowers on the entry table, opt for a large white vase filled with blue and red wrapped lollipops arranged to look like a bouquet.
Light It Up
Nothing is quite as effective for lending a festive ambiance to an outdoor celebration than the flicker of candlelight. Place small metallic red and blue star-shaped votives strategically throughout your outdoor space. Alternatively, use blue and red tape to make stripes on glass jars, leaving blank stripes to let the glow shine.