Decorating for Your Fourth of July Celebration

June 27th, 2013 posted by Vicki O'Dell

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Americans love to celebrate and Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is no exception. We celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence which took place on July 4, 1776, thus declaring our independence from England and the start of the American Revolution.

The Fourth of July is a combination of patriotic holiday and birthday party. It’s no wonder we celebrate the day like we do. Whether it’s a parade, carnival, backyard barbecue or family gathering the Fourth of July is a time to remember and celebrate.

We celebrate those things that were written in the Declaration of Independence, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” We celebrate freedom and all of the men and women who have fought for our freedoms. And we celebrate the birth of a new nation.

On the other hand, The Fourth of July can be a bit tricky when it comes to decorating the home. After all, when was the last time you decorated for a birthday party and kept those decorations up for more than a few days? The other thing that makes decorating for this particular holiday a challenge is the color scheme. Red, white and blue aren’t necessarily colors that we live with every day.

So what’s a gal to do?

First, try embracing the short term party themes. Who says you have to decorate for weeks or months? Go ahead and put up temporary decorations like the ones below.

Decorating for the Fourth of July

All American County Fair at Hostess with the Mostess

Decorating for the Fourth of July

Table Setting Ideas for a 4th of July Party from Between Naps on the Porch

Enjoy the day and celebrate, embrace the temporary nature of the decorations and even let guests take a few items home if you like.

If you are looking for something to last a little longer try working some of that Independence Day decor into your every day decorating. It’s perfectly fine to leave the decorations up right through Veteran’s Day if you want. Or just leave them up until the end of July or until you are ready to decorate for fall.

Decorating for the Fourth of July

There are several projects in this Fourth of July Decor post on Polka Dots and Pooches.

Don’t feel like you need to change the entire color scheme of your home. Try using red and cream or red and white in a few places.

Decorating for the Fourth of July

There isn’t a flag or a star to be found on these Patriotic Porch Pillows from Uncommon Designs yet they still look very patriotic and would let you decorate for the holiday without a major commitment.

Decorating for the Fourth of July

Or try this Beachy Wood Shim Star Bunting and Wood Flag from Tater Tots and Jell-0.

You might also try setting up a tiny vignette or two in places where you will see, and enjoy, a little seasonal decor. Just a shelf or end table may be all you are up for.

From a few patriotic knick-knacks to a full fledged, roof to floor red, white and blue bonanza – home decorating for Independence Day can be fun and easy. The trick is to do what makes you happy, decorate with things you love and concentrate on enjoying family, friends and the reasons for the holiday.

Vicki O'Dell (5 Posts)

Vicki O'Dell is a freelance writer and designer. She has owned floral design and interior design businesses and has worked in television for HGTV, The DIY Network, PBS and more. She currently writes and works from her studio in NE Ohio and blogs at vickiodell.com a daily creative lifestyle blog where she shares craft and home decor projects as well as recipes, inspiration and her own brand of Creative Goddess wisdom.


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