Simple Summer Patriotic Decor

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Simple summer decorating ideas to add patriotic decor into your home which include a few vintage pieces, ribbon, and the American flag.

4th of July is just two short weeks away and that means it’s time to add a little summer patriotic décor to our home!

The 4th of July is one of my most favorite holidays out of the entire year. It’s a time for us to gather with friends and family to celebrate the birth of our great nation. Celebrations include parades, concerts, cookouts, fireworks, and time off of work to relax.

My favorite part of this holiday…gathering with family without the expectations of gifts. 4th of July gatherings are all about enjoying one another’s company with delicious Americana food, and a few loud fireworks to end the night. That’s it, there are no other expectations other than having a good time!

Simple summer patriotic decor in a cottage farmhouse home.

Decorating a Cabinet With Patriotic Decor

Once I realized that 4th of July was right around the corner, I got the itch to add in some simple summer patriotic décor to our home and specifically this glass cabinet.

As someone who loves an all neutral décor palette, I like to add just small, simple touches of red, white, and blue for summer.

Patriotic décor does not need to be over the top to be impactful. A simple addition of a blue ribbon, or a red flower, or an old historical book are all you need to decorate your home for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.

I have more patriotic décor ideas in our summer home tour, you can check that out here.

Red, white, and blue decor in a cottage farmhouse home.

Flags in Patriotic Decor

The simplest way to add summer patriotic décor to any home is with the flags. So simple and easy, right?!

I grouped two medium sized flags and placed those in the vintage demijohns on top of the cabinet. I grouped two to three smaller flags and placed those into the glass jars inside the cabinet. The red, white, and blue of the flags add just the right amount of color to this otherwise neutral corner.

Adding newer flags to vintage pieces helps to add character and coziness to our home. You can purchase the flags in our home here, and here. When purchasing any flag, make sure to buy flags that are American made!

Simple summer home decor with vintage books and flags.

I love the flags next to this vintage book, “Pennsylvania Superior Court Report”. It gives me all the historical, patriotic feels!

Our bookshelves are always a mixture of new and vintage books. It is such a great way to incorporate new with old, which is one of my favorite ways to decorate!

Glass cabinet decorated for summer with patriotic decor.

Baskets Add Texture to Patriotic Decor

Baskets add another layer of texture to shelves, cabinets, or any area of your home. The texture of the baskets inside the cabinet play off of the texture of the demijohns on the top of the cabinet.

Style a farmhouse cabinet for summer with baskets, books, and flags.

I placed a few faux Queen Anne’s Lace stems inside the baskets. Queen Anne’s Lace is such a beautiful (and underrated in my opinion) flower and reminds me of summer! More faux summer flowers you could add into your patriotic décor could be; hydrangeas, geraniums, or poppies .

Add Ribbon to Patriotic Decor

Ribbon is another way to add simple patriotic décor to your home.

I tied a blue & cream stripped grosgrain ribbon to the handle of one of the demijohns. I simply tied the ribbon into a bow. Then kept the tails of the ribbon long to drape down onto the cabinet. To me, ribbon makes everything more beautiful!

Add blue & white colors to summer decor with stripped ribbon.

If you have a wired ribbon that you love but don’t love the wire, check out this reel on Instagram on how to remove it.

Quilts & Blankets for Cozy Patriotic Decor

Finally, I added blue & white quilts and blankets to the bottom shelf of the cabinet.

I love that we can easily pull out a blanket to cozy up on the couch or grab a quilt for a picnic or a trip to the beach.

Glass cabinet decorated for summer with patriotic decor.

More Patriotic Ideas on the Blog

For more simple summer patriotic décor, check out this blog post with patriotic décor ideas along with a few fun patriotic food ideas too or this blog post with ideas on how to decorate your home for Memorial Day.

Simple summer patriotic decor in a cottage farmhouse home.

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