Okay, you caught us...there isn't really an award for most spirited decor. But if there was, we have a feeling patriotic lights would win every time! The sun soaked days and vibrant blooms brought on by late spring and early summer usher in all kinds of outdoor celebrations and patriotic decor knows how to be the life of the party. Forever classic, the combination of red, white, and blue stands out year round, but patriotic decor takes center stage in the balmy days leading up to July 4th.
Patriotic Porch Decorations & Walkway Lights
Create curb appeal this summer with red, white, and blue walkway lighting, American flag decorations, and patriotic porch decor.
Aurora Stars and LED Lights Patriotic Porch Decorations
Get the Look:
- Wrap red, white and blue LED string lights around porch railings and columns. We recommend mini lights for wrapping columns and railings, however C7 lights strings and icicle lights are just as beautiful!
- Hang patriotic themed Aurora Superstar lights across framed openings. Aurora star decorations have a look that is similar to paper lantern lights but they're made out of a durable plastic - plus they fold up for compact storage when not in use!
Red, White & Blue Patriotic Star Decorations
Get the Look:
- Hang patriotic themed star decorations in the ceiling of a covered porch and in the openings between columns. Unlit fabric star decorations come with an attached loop for easy hanging and they look incredible during the day, especially when the sun reflects off of them!
- Use spotlights to accent the stars at night, and for added shimmer, wrap railings with patriotic themed LED light strings.
Patriotic Light Wrapped Trees
In the past, wrapping trees with lights has most often been seen during the cooler months of outdoor Christmas decorating. That being said, we've started to notice light wrapped trees trending into the warmer months as an alternative to backyard patio lights, and we are here for it! If you're interested in creating your own backyard tree light display, we've noted a few of our favorite string light options for wrapping trees below, and don't forget to visit our how to wrap trees with lights guide for step by step wrapping instructions!
Our favorite patriotic string lights for wrapping trees:
LED Rope Light Patriotic Decor
LED rope light in red, cool white, and blue colors can be used to wrap deck railings and columns to create dazzling patriotic themed light displays. Visit our LED Rope Light Patriotic Decor Ideas post to see how we created each of the looks below.
Patriotic Rope Light Deck Railings
Patriotic Rope Light Column Wraps
Hang red, white, and blue patio light bulbs across the deck, above a backyard party, or along a fence. For a unique take on patio lights, try C7 & C9 LED bulbs. They're most often seen at Christmas but these bulbs make for beautiful outdoor patriotic lighting too! Display red, white, and blue C7 & C9 light bulbs anywhere you would normally hang patio light strings.
Red, White, & Blue Icicle Lights
Icicle lights are most often seen outlining roofs during the holiday season, however draping a set of red, white and blue icicle lights along a fence is a gorgeous and much less considered option - perfect for illuminating a backyard party or outdoor event.
Fourth of July DIY Centerpiece Idea
Try this DIY centerpiece idea during Christmas, Fourth of July or all Summer long! Fill a vase with battery operated fairy lights plus red, silver, and blue Christmas ornaments. Then, add a few American Flags to finish your patriotic table display!
July 4th DIY Centerpiece Decoration
Which of the ideas above is your favorite? If you have a patriotic decorating idea you want to share, leave us a comment below. We love to hear about your DIY projects!