Our Love of Independence Day
Start With The Outside Decor
On either side of the stairs, we placed the urns and filled them with red, white and blue flowers and a flag.
Independence Day Decor Inside The House
Inside we continue our Independence day Decor . We removed the small potted plants and a few nests from our spring look [catch it HERE] and replaced those with glass bottles with flags. When making this sort of thing, choose what you love. I filled two slots with some old books in our color scheme.
We wanted to keep some of the natural touches, so we left one of the nests and added a bit of leaf garland and dried hydrangeas from last year.
I left the chickens in it because we loved the country/farmhouse feel it gave the centerpiece.
We used a piece of muslin for the table runner, feed sack place mats we picked up at Walmart a few years ago and patriotic plates. Also, we used the cute little place card name tag holders that look like old milk jugs from Hobby Lobby.
We used daisy blue jean napkin rings [Tutorial HERE] and chicken wire napkin rings [Tutorial HERE] interchangeably around the table.
Keeping much of the side table the same, just added our courage canvas behind the antique silver coffee pot.
Decorating the Living Room for the 4th of July
The mantel is always a fun challenge to conquer, sometimes it just clicks and other times we have to keep adjusting until something clicks. The idea is that you really need to fill up the space between the mantle and the ceiling so scale is an important thing to think about. If you don’t have a large dramatic piece consider grouping. Lay your items on the floor and group them together there until you feel you have it just right. Trust me, decor is a story of trial and error so play with it until you are happy.
We wanted to keep a lot of our neutral colors in here but still add the touch of red white and blue we love so much.
You probably remember the cottage sign we made a few years ago [Tutorial HERE], underneath the sign, we placed this gorgeous blowup of one of our pictures. I love this shot so much! It makes me smile every time I look at it.
On either side, we have canisters in whites and creams filled with cotton stems and hydrangeas. For garland, we used a strand of cotton we picked up at Hobby Lobby last year and these adorable driftwood stars. In the center of the mantel we hung this rustic bunting we found at Aldi. I love the whole look so much!
The trunk we bought at the yard sale with the prayer chair is for now at home right here in the living room beneath the troop pictures of my grandfather and great-grandfather. On it, we place a vintage camera, vintage silver candlestick holders, a patriotic canteen, and Mr. Cottage’s medals.
Decorating Your Kitchen for the 4th of July? Why not?
In the kitchen, we hung a tea stained bunting over the sink and changed up some of the decor on the counters.
We sat this cute enamel tray on the end of the island and sat a tea pot and a bud vase with a hydrangea in it. Down further we filled a bread bowl with fresh veggies from the garden.
Over the window seat, we hung cute pennants and we brought back the cotton wreath over the stove.
Do you decorate for Independence Day? What is your favorite room? Tell us in the comments!
Before you go check out our other 4th of July posts
- Patriotic Blueberry Pie
- American Flag Taco Salad Casserole
- Boston Baked Beans
- Patriotic Cherry Pie
- Independence Day At The Cottage
- A Cottage Independence Day
- The Best Patriotic Farmhouse Decor
- All American Roundup 4th of July Recipes
- Independence Day Party