12 Stylish Ways to Decorate for Your Next Patriotic Party

Rachel Denbow | May 20, 2015 Home & Garden

Memorial Day and Fourth of July celebrations are always among the best of summer but they also help us pause to remember those who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice. It's an opportune time to gather with friends and family to enjoy the freedom we have to not always see eye-to-eye and to appreciate how incredible mom's strawberry rhubarb pie always tastes. Decorating your home in preparation for the holiday weekend doesn't mean it has to be wall-to-wall stars and stripes, though.

Consider a few special nods to the American flag, or maybe just one large flag itself draped across your front porch where you can sip sweet tea and share stories from your childhood. Maybe bring out a few red lanterns, white linens, and your new outdoor indigo pillows. Your handwoven hammock hanging in the yard is a nostalgic throwback and adds a little extra seating alongside your modern outdoor chairs. String up some Edison bulb lights, and you have the perfect setup for a laid-back, Americana-inspired get-together. 

Have you started planning your first summer party yet?

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