Today I’m sharing easy ways to decorate with red, white and blue. Our summer temperatures are heating up, getting me in the mood for festive colors. You could say decorating with blue and white is part of my signature style, but red not so much. Maybe it’s just a mind-set of thinking red doesn’t compliment our home. Well those thoughts are changing.
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Decorating With Red White & Blue
Whenever I think about seasonal decorating I shop my house. Surprisingly, I do have a few accessories with hints of red to scatter around for a happy summer change of pace.
I’m sure I’ll be enjoying with this color scheme long after July 4th as a way to extend the holiday and summer fun.
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Decorating With Books
We have enough books that I’m bound to have the right colors to pull together a summer time color scheme. Of course the stack of faded vintage books tied with a ribbon are my favorite.
The rest of the ottoman features a stack of decorating books, a wood tray with a hurricane candle holder and a vase holding bright red pentas from our garden.
Keep scrolling for a peak in the family room. On the coffee table tray is the large reference book 1776 by David McCullough which is fun summertime reading for catching up on revolutionary facts. Sitting on top, is a gardening book covered in navy blue linen fabric.
Decorating with Pillows
If you caught my last post on my Summer Ready Patio and Garden Tour, you may have spotted the reversible star and stripe pillow covers. When they’re not in use on the patio, I keep them handy in a basket under the entry table.
Decorating With Vintage Finds
A vintage looking sap bucket on the entry table with a red Atlantic label once held rolled up maps in the guest room, is now holding hydrangea blooms. This is why I should decorate more with red, white and blue. Just look at how the colors pop against that navy wall!
The coffee table tray holds books and a glass jar of dominoes loaded with colorful dots. A whisky box with red lettering goes along with the rest of the red, white and blue accents in the room.
For summer snuggling while reading or watching tv, I’m using my grandmother’s red and white quilt. It’s cheerful pattern makes up for the time worn appearance.
On the kitchen table I have a fresh supply of marshmallows, ready for outdoor entertaining in a moments notice in a rustic coca-cola crate.
Hope you have a great summer and can use some of these ideas to get started on a red, white and blue decorating scheme.
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