Entry #2567, June 26, 2013
The house is clean and the food is prepared. The grass has been mowed and the bushes trimmed. All is well and you are ready for your 4th of July celebration! But wait! That all-important but often times forgotten about front porch has yet to be decorated! Remembering that the front porch is the first impression guests receive about what’s awaiting behind that front door, you scramble to find some last minute red, white and blue decorations. Here are several ideas you can use to spruce up your front porch for the 4th of July.
Front Door Décor
Take down that faded floral wreath that has been surviving the blistering summer sun and replace it with a simple metal star, or a red and white berry wreath, or both! Hang a wooden flag or find a new wreath full of bright red, white and blue flowers.
You can even make a wreath quickly and easily using burlap and hot glue. Buy a metal wreath frame and a roll of burlap. Thread the burlap through the wire frame and glue a few red, white, or blue flowers or bows at the top. The sky really is the limit when it comes to your front door and décor.
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Pillows, Rugs and Throws
Cushion your porch swing or rocking chair with an assortment of pillows. Choose solid red, white, or blue pillows and throw in a few additional accent pillows with American. Adding patterned pillows amidst the solid colors provides interest, depth, and pops of accents on your porch!
If you don’t have a rocking chair or porch swing, find a small, old vintage chair and place a single pillow on it with a red, white or blue throw blanket over the back. Throw a 4th of July-themed welcome mat at the base of your front door. These small and easy additions will provide a dramatic facelift to your front porch for the 4th of July celebration.
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Swags and Garland
Nothing says 4th of July like traditional red, white and blue swags draped over the railing on the porch. Why not spice it up a bit and use strings of berry garland accented with red, white and blue bows or stars on the ends. Drape the garland around the front door for a dramatic statement and warm welcome for your guests. You can even wrap it around your front porch pillars and hang coordinating bows or stars at its base.
Accessories for your Porch
Accessorizing your front porch is yet another way you can decorate for the 4th of July. Place variegated sizes of white vases filled with red, white and blue flowers on a small bench or end table and set it next to the front door or rocking chair. Fill those extra flower pots you have stashed away somewhere with red and white geraniums, and wrap a darling blue ribbon around the vase to finish it off. Place the pots at the base of your steps or on either side of your front door.
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There you have it! Several ideas for you to use to create a vibrantly decorated front porch for the 4th of July! Your guests will be amazed at your creativity and the extra effort you put into making the holiday one to remember!
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