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Easy Fourth of July Decorating Ideas

Show Off Your Independence Day Spirit With These Festive Decorating Ideas

Set the stage for your Fourth of July fete with patriotic pops of color, tasteful trimmings, and a stars-and-stripes-inspired spread. 

Make an Entrance

Offer guests a patriotic welcome. Line your front porch with tricolor blooms in colorful pots, buckets or crates. Geraniums, lobelias, pansies and petunias are all pretty options. Continue the red-carpet treatment with an elegant Fourth of July wreath. A quick Pinterest search yields plenty of fun DIY creations, including wreaths fashioned from burlap ribbon, bandanas and painted clothespins.

Festive Festoons

Well-placed garlands, lanterns and lights liven up any space, indoors or out. Festoon a fireplace mantel and serving stations with stars-and-stripes burlap bunting, hang paper stars or medallions from ceilings, string colorful lights from patio umbrellas, and adorn front-yard fences with swags of red, white and blue. 

Simplified Settings

Clean, classic table settings balance the other visual fireworks. Top dining tables with navy-blue tablecloths and effortless centerpieces composed of white peonies or hydrangeas tucked inside mason jars. Set a serving station with stacks of white or off-white plates, red-cloth napkins and some utensils stashed in easy-access mason jars. Place boxes of sparklers on top of the napkins and secure with burlap or grosgrain ribbon as party favors.

Not-so-Basic Bites

For a casual, help-yourself meal, set up no-fuss food stations. Outfit a hot dog and burger bar with buns and toppings (bonus points for foodie faves like pretzel buns, pickled jalapeños and bacon crumbles); stock a beverage bar with refreshing, ice-cold sips for kids and adults; and satisfy guests’ sweets cravings with a red-white-and-blue candy-and-cupcakes dessert station.

Can’t Get Enough Red, White and Blue? 

Add some Fourth of July-inspired color to your kitchen with Delta’s Fuse collection. Available in Chili Pepper, Snowflake White or Stainless and Cracked Pepper, the contemporary-style faucets are attractive and functional, thanks to a durable leak-free valve and a stay-put pull-down wand.