fourth of july

A Fun & Festive Fourth

Written on June 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm , by

The Fourth of July is a little over a week away, and it’s one of my most favorite holidays. It’s so much fun to gather together with friends, families, and neighbors and share food and fireworks in celebration of our country’s history. To get you in the mood, I gathered up some decorating ideas that are so simple and each is a way to say three cheers for the red, white, and blue! 

Outdoors, tie up red striped cotton fabric with blue ribbon or rope to create your own unique bunting.

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On the porch or above the dining table, use colorful markers to add festive firework motifs to plain paper lanterns.

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For an easy DIY craft, print out the template for these Happy Fourth coasters and adhere them to plain chipboard. 

happy fourth coasters

 

Suspend large glittery stars on a string to set the party scene.

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Play off the traditional colors of the day by inserting red blooms into a collection of blue glass cups and bottles. 

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All American Decor

Written on June 19, 2012 at 10:00 am , by

Our most patriotic holiday is around the corner and a healthy dose of all American red, white, and blue will make an appearance at many Fourth of July celebrations, but it need not be limited to one day of the year since the color palette is a classic.  Pull the historic colors into your home in the form of accent furnishings or accessories like in these spaces below!

 

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all american decor collage bhg

From top left: Traveled Table Lamp, Shop Terrain, $550; Stars & Stripes Mirror, Wisteria, $69;George Washington Serving Tray, Apt2B, $48; Wheel Tea Towel, Burke Décor, $22; Pair of Striped Pillows, Live Like You, $128; Blue Dec Pillow, John Robshaw, $130; Emile Henry Pie Dish, Bed Bath & Beyond, $40; Red Round Tray, World Market, $15  Striped Dispenser, World Market, $28; American Flag Lumbar Pillow, World Market, $30; Antiqued Red Stars, Buy.com, $98; Sugar and Creamer, Amazon, $25; Striped Sheet Set, West Elm, $99  Tumblers, Target, $10; Ilka Chair, Maine Cottage, $733; Blue Adirondack Chair, Lands End, $200; 18” Lacquer Cube, Jonathan Adler, $350; 6’ x 9’ Catamaran Rug, Dash & Albert, $298.

 

Happy decorating, Independence Day style! 

 

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