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Happy Fourth of July! Whether you're hosting friends at home or planning a neighbourhood BBQ with a tablescape set to impress - the Fourth of July is about showing off your American spirit and creativity, so bring out the flags and party like it’s 1776!
As you ring in America's birthday this year, you may find yourself looking for some new Fourth of July party decorating ideas that go beyond red, white, and blue. But now's the ultimate time to embrace stars and stripes and go for it with that decidedly patriotic colour scheme!
Celebrations call for a little bit of sprucing up at home. Decorating for a holiday is an easy way to keep things fresh in your space; a few simple additions or tweaks to your daily decor can change a room regardless of the occasion.
To honour the Holiday, why not spice things up with some creative decorating ideas you may not have thought about yet. Here are some ideas to add some sophisticated red, white and blue flair to your event and help you celebrate in style this year.
IN THE GARDEN
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Independence Day is a summer holiday. BBQs, community parades, and firework displays are the order of the day. Almost everyone has the day off and looks forward to spending it outdoors with family and friends. So, delight your guests. Decorate your garden, patio, or home exterior in a 4th of July theme.
Make a patriotic statement or subtle touches of red, white, and blue. Beyond the colours of the American flag, there are plenty of iconographies to draw on as you create your patriotic presentation. You can find all kinds of spirited decor and accent pieces featuring these instantly recognisable symbols.
Fresh flowers are always the go-to when it comes to decorating a party. If you’re going to purchase and display flowers, why not be purposeful with them and go for an element of red, white, and blue?
Another quick and easy way to decorate for a 4th of July themed garden party is to give your outdoor furniture a new lease of life. Introducing red, white, and blue cushions and throws, and why not pair with a stunning Kilim rug. Kilims are flatweave rugs; they're lightweight, meaning they are easily transported and moved.
AT THE TABLE
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While most of the attention rightfully belongs outdoors, consider adding home accents that give your indoor space a holiday feeling too. Since most July Fourth events centre around a meal, it's a good idea to decorate your table - this is where you can let your creative side shine!
July Fourth is the perfect reason to embrace summer entertaining, and a patriotic floral centrepiece can feel just as festive as fireworks. The most patriotic flowers, according to symbolism, are Red Rose, Freesia, Edelweiss, Snowdrop, Guernsey Lily, Black-eyed Susan, and Acacia. So, show your love of the country by displaying these varieties on America's birthday.
Red, white, and blue are a natural colour palette for US summer design. Assemble your tableware, using white as a black canvas, and then jazz it up with blue and red accessories. Complete your tablescape with an eye-catching centrepiece rug placed underneath the table.