Today I am sharing our classy patriotic decor ideas on our patio without looking gaudy. I recently decked out my patio for featuring classy patriotic decorating ideas and if you look closely, you will notice that I used non patriotic themed pillows and decor with the exception of the planter flags and flag throw pillow. This post may contain affiliate links for your shopping pleasure. Updated May 2020.
Patriotic Patio Decor
These classy patriotic decor ideas on our patio are easy to implement and you can recreate this look very easily. Whether you have a big or small outdoor space, find a corner that allows you to create a cozy seating area and anchor the space with an outdoor rug.
They are not “patriotic throw pillows” but they represent the red, white and blue color scheme. Pretty simple right?
Red White and Blue Decor
You will notice I used a blue rug that is perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July but is also perfect for the entire Summer. I mean, who doesn’t love a blue rug?!
Memorial Day and 4th of July decorations do not need to be gaudy looking. Stick to these easy patriotic decor ideas and you will end up with a classy and sophisticated patio.
I am not a fan of loads of ribbon and honestly, less is more when creating a patriotic themed patio.
I am a huge proponent of bringing the indoors outdoors and creating outdoor living spaces that are cozy and warm just like you would inside your home.
I have a large outdoor storage container that I store the indoor patio decor (throw blankets ect.) in which allows me to add indoor elements easily when entertaining.
Best Patriotic Decorations – Beverage Station
Adjacent to the seating area, we have a small pool house that has vinyl cedar shakes and it was the perfect backdrop for the patriotic beverage station.
Another fun patriotic decor idea (and if you want to go the extra mile) is to find a cute backdrop (could be greenery, a house wall or even a pool) to place your table in front of and simply add patriotic decor to the wall or along the table. The banners are really cute and helped add a little pizzazz to the table.
I used a plastic folding table and covered it with a red striped throw blanket. I used 3M command strips to hang the wooden America sign as well as the patriotic paper fans. You can either buy the paper fans or make your own. An easy patriotic decor idea is to make your own patriotic crafts. They are fun and easy to make.
The tiered tray is perfect for snacks and treats and a great way to display red, white and blue decor.
Small blue star containers filled with chocolate covered popcorn is a sweet snack that most everyone will love.
10 Easy Patriotic Decor Ideas
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Creating a patriotic tablescape is easier than you think. All I did was fill a blue ice bucket with geraniums and added a couple flags. It took about 2 minutes!
The table setting consists of white and blue melamine dishes, layered red and blue placemats and blue checkered napkins that are actually dish towels! I thought they were super cute and coordinated perfectly.
Related: See our Summer Backyard Oasis Patio
If you are looking for entertaining ideas, my friend Cheryl has an amazing post, Born in the USA – entertaining ideas.
Patriotic Decor Ideas on our Patio
Whether you are decorating for the 4th of July (see our 30 4th of July Party Ideas) or Memorial Day, mixing in the red, white and blue theme with hints of patriotism is a sure way to achieve a classy patriotic themed patio and beverage station.
It’s really hard to believe that Memorial Day is right around the corner. We are opening our pool soon so stay tuned as we have partnered with Hayward Pool company for a summer long pool series.
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