Summer is one of my favorite times of the year! When I think of summer, I have memories of the lake, the 4th of July, barbecues, fireworks, apple pies and all things patriotic. Summer for my family is about sharing our American Pride and I love decorating with all things red, white, and blue!

If you love a Red, White, and Blue summer, keep reading because I’ve got some tips that will make it easy to give your own porch a quick Patriotic refresh!

Let’s talk flowers! Flowers are an inexpensive way to add cheer and beauty with little expense. I like to add an American Flag at the center of my arrangements to give height and create another layer of red, white, and blue perfection. 

The Table Setting! A beautifully set table can make an ordinary meal into a treasured opportunity to show extra love to your family or guests who join you in fellowship. Here are my tips for a Patriotic Table setting.

Create a combination of Texture, Pattern, and Bold color. These 3 elements will win the day every time. I chose a textured woven place-mat, with a white plate. Next, I layered a beautiful blue patterned plate coupled with a bold red napkin. For the final touch, I added one of my favorite table favors – Sincere Surroundings hexagon coasters. You can personalize these and they make such a cute gift letting your guests know you put extra thought and time into making them feel special.

If you want a more casual setting, use a festive napkin and a simple white plate.  Make it pop with Sincere Surrounding’s Patriotic Talking Sticks as a special table favor for your guests.

Sincere Surroundings Décor. I love decorating with Sincere Surroundings décor because of the messages on each piece they create. This Small Talk Square for instance, shares such a meaningful statement about “Our Flag”.

Pillows: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the easiest way to add color and refresh any space is with vibrant bold pillows. These red pillows pack a big punch and are my favorites. The best part, I bring them out during Christmas time as well! Add one of Sincere Surroundings Pillow Wraps for an extra touch of detail.

The Sincere Surroundings White Tray is one of my top recommendations for decorating essentials. It’s the little things that can make a big impact. A bottle of wine, a few glasses, Sincere Surroundings coasters, and a floral arrangement will make you look like the “hostess with the mostest” at your next gathering.

Well, there you have it! I hope you’ve been inspired to give your porch a little refresh this Summer and that you can use these tips to help you along the way.

Happy Summer and Happy Decorating!