4th of July Patio Entertaining: Make it Beautiful!

Hosting for the Fourth of July this year, and dreaming of creating the perfect patio setting? Here are a few finds to inspire you!

A Patriotic Patio for a Day or for a Season

You can go a couple of ways with red, white and blue on your patio… fun accents and flourishes, or a well thought out design plan for the season if this palette makes your heart sing! Images link to their original online source.

If red, white and blue is for you:


Consider slightly more permanent pieces that live on your patio for the season, and maybe beyond! White patio furniture is absolutely classic, but today’s fresh takes will wow you… look for the new resin weaves in furnishings with clean lines that move far beyond the white wicker furniture of the past. Maybe you just want to go with white cushions on a natural, metal or teak piece, which you can then accessorize. If you love a clean, fresh look, red and blue solids and patterns along with white deliver, and evoke a breezy summer feel.


Rugs add another layer to your patio design and make it feel more like an indoor room… divine! This bold navy and white chevron rug definitely brings crispness to this little patio area. You could also go with a natural neutral color to fit in with a red, white and blue color palette, which would tone things down and lend a more relaxed feel.

Red garden stool



Accent pieces like this ceramic garden stool can bring hits of color into your design… these are so popular, and the plethora of styles available today allows you to complement any aesthetic, from Asian to country. The cutout detail adds interest, and the stool itself is multifunctional, easily going from seat to occasional table without missing a beat, giving you an extra spot to set your drink, or place lantern or vase of flowers.


Easy Accessories for a day or a whole season



This is really the middle ground area… accessories you might want to use for a whole season or longer, that fit right in to a Fourth of July theme, but are perfectly suited to everyday summer life. Not too pricy, these items can refresh the whole space, but you won’t feel badly about moving on to the next ones next year! These hanging candle lanterns have such a beautiful, organic shape that could be interpreted as Moroccan or modern… so versatile! They would bring a welcome flowing curve to a patio with lots of corners, and in red or white, would be a worthy supporting cast member for your July 4th patio party!

This little blue firepot is in a classic cobalt blue, and brings a bit of firelight to the patio or deck safely. With added visual interest in it’s drip pattern, shape, and textured surface, it will look great all season long.


Can’t even talk about patio decor without mentioning pillows- there are so many great looking options out there! Go with a combination of solids and patterns. This blue and white pattern is very versatile, and will easily move past Independence Day, adding comfort and style to your space. Or, opt for a more literal motif with a pillow featuring stars and stripes- also great for more than just July 4th! I love the more muted tones- that’s what gives these a longer shelf life in my personal opinion.

If you want a patriotic party just for a day…

Set your table with patriotic linens, tableware and accents… visit MakingItLovely.com to see more.
patriotic tableware
Mason Jar flatware holders










Bottom line: Have fun with your patio, whether you are setting a patriotic scene for a party, or a color scheme for your life. And like I always say, don’t forget the patio shade! Awnings and solar patio shades from Innovative Openings can allow you to enjoy your patio more than ever!





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