Many people don’t feel that decorating their homes for summer holidays is important like it is to decorate for winter. But that does not mean there are no summer holiday decor ideas.
You can have just as much fun making your home festive in the summer as you can in the winter. Try some of these decorative ideas for the holidays to spruce up your indoor and outdoor living spaces.
- Starry Decor.
Star decor works for several holidays including Memorial Day, July 4th (Independence Day) and even Labor Day. Look for cardboard stars in red, white, and blue for the 4th of July. Stars in any other color are a great decorative touch for the other holidays, such as Father’s Day in June. String the stars onto a piece of rope or a length of ribbon and hang along a wall, the railing on your porch, or a gate. To add a bit of light, look for star-shaped string lights.
2. Bold Flowers.
In the heat of summer, many different types of flowers are in bloom. Choose colorful annuals such as marigolds or petunias. Plant one flower each in small flower pots. Arrange the pots on the floor of your front porch, near the entryway. If you have a gate or railing, look for small flower pots that can hang over the rail. If you want to be extra festive for July 4th, try planting red, white and blue flowers or using red, white and blue flower pots.
3. Colorful Candles.
Candles are fantastic indoors or out in the middle of summer. Adding a patriotic flair with red, white and blue tower candles is a real treat. Place each candle in a wide hurricane glass. Fill the glass around the base of the candle with small pebbles or glass marbles. The pebbles or marbles look lovely and keep the candle in place. If you are decorating outside, try using citronella candles to keep mosquitos and other pests away. Another option is to glue pieces of ribbon around the top edge of a small, clean mason jar. Place a tea light or votive candle inside the jar for a pretty simple decoration.
4. Appetizing Tables.
Decorative ideas for the holidays also include table decor. Putting a great looking table cloth on a basic picnic table definitely lends a festive air to any occasion. Decorate a buffet table with a table runner made out of sewn together bandannas.
Regardless of whether you’re having a get together with friends and family, or just want a great looking home, you’ll want to take advantage of these holiday decor ideas. With a few adjustments, you will find that they can work all summer and all year long.