For Independence Day, here are ways to incorporate red, white and blue into your home, from a casual pop to full-on red, white and blue mania.
One lesson to take away when decorating with iconic color combinations is to choose a dominant color and spin it for your space. One person's focus on using many hues of blue — from navy to cerulean — can allow the space to welcome pops of red without turning into a statement on patriotism.
Even without this being an existing color palette in your home, a few choice accessories can turn your space into a summer-ready paradise. By using everyday items, you can create a nod to the flag's colors in a subtle and beautiful way. Switch out the winter table covering for a red, white and blue plaid and cover the buffalo check chairs with a nice white and blue ticking. Set the table with bright red plates — a favorite that plays into so many holidays — and accent the space with classic blue and white ginger jars. A few throw blankets and a whimsical star napkin ring can bring the vision together without a huge seasonal overhaul.
Lovers of seasonal decor can showcase some USA flair during the summer months. As we get closer to Independence Day, turn up the volume on your red, white and blue decor. The traditional beauty of a flag banner or swag cannot be underestimated.
Mixing those traditional items with touches of stars, stripes and Americana is a perfect way to celebrate the season. Whether you go all out or prefer a more relaxed approach, the most important part of seasonal (or anytime) decorating is to have fun and find what makes you happy.
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