Fireworks bursting, American flags flying, good old-fashioned cookouts—there is so much to love about the Fourth of July. When it comes to decorating for the holiday, I love to draw on my love for blue and white and use bright red blooms and accents as celebratory complements.
Over the years, we’ve had a variety of opportunities to experiment with red, white, and blue entertaining ideas. I find that focusing on the blue and white color pair and then adding small red details lends balance to the overall look. Rather than feeling busy, a table setting appears bright and fun yet stylish and classic. If you prefer red to blue, then focus on red and white, and use blue as your accent color.
Either way, this approach also keeps things simple for the hostess. I can easily pull from my collection of blue and white dishes and linens—even using some of my favorite blue-and-white china for dessert, if the gathering calls for it.
The strengths of your existing collection might surprise you. Draw from it, and save your energy for celebrating with friends and family. I hope you and yours enjoy a wonderful Fourth of July!
How will you decorate for Independence Day?