Summer Decorating with Patriotic Flair

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, there are many reasons to pay tribute to the stars and stripes. Whether you’re looking to create a festive atmosphere while friends and family visit over Memorial Day weekend or show your patriotism all summer long, there are many options for adding a dash of red, white and blue.


  1. Blue hydrangea, white daisies …: Decorating with natural elements is on trend this year and is a great way to bring in a patriotic touch. If you’re looking for something to last through the weekend, you may want to consider potted plants or cut flowers. Artificial flowers are recommended for more summer-long floral decorations. Consider blue hydrangea, white daisies and red roses or poppies.


  1. Shake things up (including your pepper) with pops of red and blue: Your dining room or patio table is another great space to add red, white and blue. Starting with white plates provides a foundation for pops of color. Blue glassware is a popular summer item that will also keep your table fresh and patriotic all summer long. Red, white and blue cloth napkins can be another great way to display patriotism. Consider fun touches, like red salt and pepper shakers or a blue salad bowl.


  1. Toss in patriotism with pillows and throws: Whether inside or outside, pillows and throws are important design elements to showcase your theme. In this case, patio furniture gets a jolt of American pride with weather-resistant pillows featuring the American flag. Outdoor throw blankets with the stars and stripes or classic red, white and blue are perfect for watching the fireworks and keeping your space patriotic. Indoor spaces, such as the living room or entryway also look great with red, white and blue pillows and throws. Extending into these areas creates a seamless transition from your kitchen and outdoor space into the rest of your house.


  1. Fly the colors: The American flag speaks for itself and can be flown in many different sizes. Yard flags introduce red, white and blue as soon as a guest approaches your house. Small, hand flags can be added into potted plants and table centerpieces.


Decorating with classic red, white and blue is versatile – you can go as small or big as you desire. Take inspiration from the tips above and weave the colors into your own personal style. You can make your decorations as personal as your love for our country. After all, patriotism never goes out of style.