Fourth of July is next week so now is the time to display patriotic decorating ideas that make you look cool. When it comes to holiday decor there’s a fine line between cool and tacky. We definitely want to stay on the side of ‘cool’! When it comes to decorating for summer holidays I keep things simple.
Keeping it simple vastly increases the cool factor. These simple items are all found at Target. You could easily have them in your home and ready to go by Friday afternoon for the long holiday weekend. You may also score some great deals with other patriotic decorating ideas.
Patriotic Decorating Ideas #1: Bunting
Patriotic bunting is a classic decor item that will always look good. You’re able to find paper versions of this swag but to keep your home decor looking swank, go with a fabric choice. I actually love it when I see similar items that have been around for years. The decoration has an extra cool factor when that white become slightly off-white (but not dirty). What a great way to greet your guests this holiday weekend by hanging up bunting or of course, flying Old Glory.
Patriotic Decorating Ideas #2: Pillows & Blanket
When vying for the perfect spot to catch the fireworks show on the 4th of July, comfort is a must! Who wants to sit on the grass. Not this girl, for sure! During the day use the throw pillows and blankets to make your entertaining areas look cool and classic. None of the items shown will look trashy…pinky swear! As an added bonus, patriotic decorating ideas #2 pillows are made up of durable outdoor fabric.
I love, love, love how the buffalo plaid outdoor pillow is a 45-degree angle and is piped with navy fabric.
The design is simple and the modern script font looks great on the red outdoor pillow.
This pretty much sums up the purpose of our celebration: America pillow. This needs to find it’s way into my cart this week. It’s a perfect fit for patriotic decorating ideas, don’t you think?
The classic pattern and stripes of this red blanket are perfect for holiday weekends or placed on a kids bed. The blanket is great for summer but has enough weight for those who like to ‘feel’ a blanket when sleeping. Personally, I prefer bedding to have some weight to it.
Patriotic Decorating Ideas #3: Entertaining
We all know a big part of holiday weekends are family gatherings, grilling out and overall entertaining. Think how cute this cool rattan serving cart would look at your house? I heart this baby! There are so many uses for this in addition to holding glasses and libations!
There’s something about drinking out of a pretty glass that makes any gathering feel a bit more special. Take a different route than the red plastic cups everyone else will have (save those for the kids). For your girlfriends, serve up a fun drink in one of these handblown glass tumblers!
And finally, who doesn’t love the look of a lantern? So pretty and classic with a light flickering inside to give off just enough lighting to create amazing ambiance but not bright enough to attract pesky bugs.
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