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There are two big excuses to break out some super chic red, white and blue decor this summer season: Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. These two days have become a symbol for the classic American summer holiday party. With the all American home embracing the design culture however, many design savvy people (like our readers) have learned how to incorporate new designs for the summer to accent these fun, patriotic colors. Here are some great inspiration ideas for everything from a patriotic holiday party to a summer filled with red, white and blue decor.
Changes do not have to be drastic to re-design your space for summer. Since much more time is spent outside, incorporating mood-setting outdoor lighting will definitely elevate your patio or backyard. Small additions like chic outdoor accent pillows and comfy throw blankets in a red, white and blue color scheme also add a patriotic pop without over committing. If you do wish to go big with this fun, summery color scheme, remember that mixing in pattern and texture is a good way to bring the bold colors without too much saturated color overload.
If you are planning a Fourth of July soiree, I say go all the way with the design. From plates, napkins and outdoor serveware to red, white and blue-themed desserts and drinks, you can really be as creative and thematic as you wish. After all, this is a one night event planned around the most patriotic day of the year - your guests will only be delighted to see the efforts you put in to decorate all aspects of your get together.
However you incorporate red, white and blue into your summer decor, make sure to have fun with it. Start small and see where the inspiration takes you. Happy summer, readers!
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Allison Rosenberg has had the opportunity to call California, Michigan, Australia, and Argentina home at different periods in her life, with many other stops along her journey. She received degrees from the University of Michigan in film production and theory and from FIDM/LA in interior design. She works freelance in interior design in Los Angeles, and has recently taken to the road with her husband to discover and write about design around the world.
She loves to travel, uncover, and explore and has a soft spot for art deco antiques. While not at work, you will often find her in a movie theater, trying out a new recipe or between the pages of a design magazine.