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Decorating Diva: Celebrate the 4th of July in style

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Red, white and blue accents

Welcome to Decorating Diva, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! Summer is sweet enough on its own. Toss in a few long weekends and you’ve got some seriously delicious icing on the cake. The next long weekend is right around the corner – hello, 4th of July! So we want to help you celebrate Independence Day in style as you soak up the sun, have fun with family and friends and enjoy one of the best holiday weekends of the summer. We’ve got some fun and festive décor ideas in red, white and blue to really kick your patriotic party into high gear.

Red, white and blue accents


We're betting on blue to take our Independence Day celebrations to new heights.

1Festive vase filler

One of the simplest ways to add a splash of blue to your home is to fill glass vases in varying shapes and sizes with brightly colored blue pebblettes (Crate & Barrel, $5). The tiny blue pebbles can be added to any glass container on their own or to accompany a red or white candle.

2Stoneware pitcher

Serve your favorite festive beverages from this Le Creuset pitcher (Williams Sonoma, $40) in a bold shade of blue. The stoneware pitcher will look lovely on your 4th of July table and keep your summer sips of choice perfectly chilled.

3Outdoor dining set

Ideally you'll get to enjoy your Independence Day party outdoors, having fun in the fresh air. Rather than using breakable plates, opt for something that won't be prone to potential accidents. We love this 13-piece navy blue dinnerware set (Bed, Bath & Beyond, $15) as a fast and easy way to add festive color to your table.

Other ways to add red, white and blue

  • Pick up dollar-store frames and paint them in your color of choice - all one color or some of each in red, white and blue. Print off some family photos and create a festive display on a wall everyone will see.
  • Buy a large piece of unbleached kraft paper (available at most art supply stores) and have your kids paint a red, white and blue mural. Hang your new patriotic masterpiece in the entryway as a fun 4th of July welcome to guests.
  • White tea lights in red and blue candleholders add easy, affordable ambiance.
  • Red and white flowers in bold blue vases on every table or grouped together as a centerpiece are a stylish and summery way to add Independence Day color.

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