Decorating for the Fourth of July is really a great and easy way to show your patriotic pride, and with our nation’s colors of red, white, and blue going so well together, it also couldn’t be easier.  Whether it’s decoration ideas for a Fourth of July party, or even if you are just looking to give your home a more patriotic look all year round, here are a few great ideas for infusing the traditional, or the contemporary American look, into your home!

Denim Blue

Really, what could be more American than blue jeans?  Denim is a great fabric for decorating for the holiday or all year round, as it is an inexpensive and durable fabric.  You can create pillow covers using denim with a vintage American flag sewn on, or can also create placemats with a similar theme.  You could even make napkins using a softer grade of the fabric.

Set The Table

If you are hosting a Fourth of July party, setting a table for the day can be really simple.  Finding red, white, and blue tablecloths, napkins, and tableware is easy at this time of year; just keep in mind that it is not a good idea to use the flag itself as a tablecloth or placemats.  Instead you could use a red tablecloth with blue and white placemats.  For a centerpiece, a combination of red and white carnations with little American flags placed in the arrangement will finish the table off.  White plates would look great on this table, but you may also want to find a set specifically for the day.

Decorate Outdoors!

Independence Day is a great excuse to get outdoors and celebrate with friends and family.  You can decorate your yard for the day by not only thinking red, white, and blue, but also Americana.  Touches like porch swings and hammocks bring us back to a simpler time.  Flowers are a great way to show your pride, and potted arrangements of red, white, and blue flowers will look great on any patio.  You can also hang a flag in both your front and back yards, and find various outdoor decor items that have an American theme.

These are just a few of the countless ways you can bring your American pride into your home for the Fourth of July, and keeping the theme going all year can really lend a cozy feel to your home and yard.