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When we moved a couple years ago, I was super excited to spruce up my decor and make our new house feel homey and inviting. I didn’t do a ton of seasonal decorating at our old house, but this felt like a good opportunity to get some new items.
However, as you probably know, all those little purchases can really add up! I found some tricks for decorating for the seasons to keep costs low without sacrificing style. I will probably write a post later about how to easily switch out decor for every season and which areas to focus on, but since summer is nipping on our heels, let’s start there!
Keep reading to learn some simple patriotic home decor ideas. Bring the red, white, and blue into your home this summer with these easy Fourth of July decorations!
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When Should I Decorate With Patriotic Decor?
I’m sure everybody has their own method, but I display patriotic themed decorations from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
(I wasn’t entirely sure this was the right way to go about things, but I asked my old neighbor, Jenny, and she does the same thing. She’s a bit of a decorational wizard so I didn’t feel the need to investigate further. 😉 Miss you, Jenny!)
You could definitely choose to just use your Fourth of July decorations only for the month of July, but then you’ll be adding to your to-do list and the need for more decor items. By slotting out Memorial Day through Labor Day for patriotic decor, I’m able to then make the easy transition to decorating for fall in September.
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If you have another system, please let me know in the comments! I always love to hear what works for others!
Patriotic Home Decor Ideas: Which Areas Should I Focus On?
So, I’m not a clutter-lover. It makes me feel overwhelmed and chaotic. In order to combat that feeling while still embracing the season and its festive ambiance, I limit decor to the following areas:
- Front porch
- Couch/Throw Pillows
- Fireplace Mantle
- Tiered Tray Decor
- Wall Decor (you can jump to the free printable Fourth of July decoration if you’re in a time crunch!)
This system is great for me because it prevents the urge to over-buy and then be left trying to figure out where I’ll put everything. Everything fits in one nice-sized tote. It also cuts down on the overwhelm— there’s no need to spend an entire day decorating, it’s done in an hour or two.
So, let’s get started!
Patriotic Front Porch
Cutting out the porch altogether is definitely an option if your budget is tighter. You could always focus on the inside this year and then the outside next year. But, if you want to make your porch aesthetically pleasing for yourself and your neighbors, I think you’ll find some good ideas here.
Sometimes I get a little more elaborate, but for patriotic/summer porch decor, I keep it pretty simple.
I switch out the pillow covers on my chairs. I found these adorable red covers that pop against the blue of my house. I love the distressed ruffle texture, it’s perfect for summer! You can get them in a 2-pack from Amazon.
Dress up the front door!
I got this star door decor from Kohl’s.
I can’t find the exact one, but here are some similar items from Amazon that would look great, too:
Patriotic Welcome Mat
A seasonal welcome mat lets anyone on your front porch know that you will be happy to see them! I found this welcome mat on a Target end cap last year. There are plenty of options out there— here are some of my favorites from Amazon!
Patriotic Living Room Decor
It’s so easy to show your patriotism in your living room! A few simple changes go a long way.
Patriotic Throw Pillow Covers
Swapping throw pillow covers is probably my favorite economical way to switch things up for the seasons.
Buying cheap pillow inserts and separate pillow cases instead of all new throw pillows is a great way to save money, and the cases are MUCH easier to store instead of trying to find a place to put all those fluffy pillows! Plus, you can remove the covers for easy washing because… kids….
These are the patriotic throw pillow covers I got from Amazon:
- Red and white stripe:
- Blue stars:
Patriotic Throw Blanket
Add a patriotic throw blanket to make things extra cozy and festive! This is the one I have:
Patriotic Mantle Decor
If you don’t have a fireplace, you can skip this step or use the ideas to concentrate on another area in your home!
I typically just put up a cute banner or garland on the fireplace and add something simple to the mantle. For summer, I ordered this banner and faux flowers from Amazon.
Patriotic Tiered Tray Decor
Tiered trays are all the rage right now, and for good reason! They’re adorable and make it super easy to control all the knick knacks and tchotchkes! Another way to cut down on clutter— score!
I buy a lot of the items that go into my tiered tray from that favorite Target section (you know the one) and fill in with other season-appropriate goodies. For patriotic themed decorations, you could add flags, flowers, little wooden signs, coffee mugs, etc.
I keep my tiered tray in the middle of my dining table, but you could put yours anywhere!
Patriotic Themed Wall Decor
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This Home Sweet Home printable would look great anywhere, but I printed mine as a 16×20 poster size and hung it over my entry table!
This one is so simple, yet powerful!
Can you even read this sign without singing it?! I think not.
This one is such a fun reminder of a firework! It would look great in an 8×10 frame, or printed on a smaller scale and used on a tiered tray!
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That about wraps up all my patriotic home decor ideas. I love this method because it keeps me on budget, cuts down on clutter, doesn’t feel overwhelming in any way, and it doesn’t take too much time to execute.
What are your favorite tips for decorating for summer and bringing some patriotic vibes to your home? Let me know in the comments! And maybe send a picture of where you decide to display your new patriotic themed wall decor! I’d love to see where you’re using them in your home!
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