Patriotic Porch Decor Ideas for Summer

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Use these easy patriotic porch decor ideas to spruce up your outdoor space for the summer holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day!

front porch decorated for 4th of july

Welcome to our front porch…all decked out for the 4th of July! Seems the older I get, and wiser, the more I appreciate where I live, and I am grateful to those men and women who made this country what it is. That said, being patriotic isn’t just for the summer holidays, but celebrating these holidays is a tried and true American tradition.

happy 4th of july decor around blue front door

What You Can Do For Free

I didn’t think I would be showing our porch again until fall, but to celebrate the holiday, I challenged myself to add touches of Americana to our front porch. I can rarely say this, but this update was absolutely free. I dove into my pillow cover and doormat collections, and dug out our stick flags. In about 15 minutes, our porch was transformed.

front door basket with american flags

The Door Basket

The door basket is the one I made in the spring.  I simply removed the lemons, and added two American stick flags. In less than five minutes, the door basket was transformed into a patriotic display that shows up great from the street. You could go one step further by adding some red, faux flowers. Red gerbera daisies or geraniums would be perfect! TIP: the door basket is hung with a Command hook.

layered doormats in patriotic colors

Layered Doormats + Planters

I’m not sure it’s something I should admit publicly, but I love my doormat collection! I have a special shelf designated in our garage that stores them beautifully. I found a red and white rug from a previous Christmas porch, and added a simple Welcome mat. The planters that I put together in the spring are growing, but I wish they had more blooms. Regardless, it took about 10 seconds to place large American stick flags in the middle of each planter. Instant Americana decor.

happy 4th of july front porch decor

The Sitting Area

The porch rockers have been around for a while and I love them as much as the day I got them. I found two grain sack inspired pillow covers in a color I rarely use…and that’s red. I love the way they pop off of the rockers.  For the garden stool, I added a bucket of lavender that I haven’t had time to get in the ground, and a small Willow Tree figurine of a woman holding a folded American flag. It’s called “Hero.” 

patriotic decor on garden stool

And with these four easy steps, our porch is ready to to wish anyone who drives by a happy 4th of July! I hope this inspires you to add a bit of Yankee Doodle Dandy to your porch. If you choose to go back to your regular porch decor after the holiday, it’s an easy and super quick transition back to basics. This patriotic porch decor is also a look that can last throughout the entire summer. It’s never out of fashion to display your American pride, and put your best patriotic foot forward.

4th of july outdoor decor

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door basket info | door hardware | red and white rug | Welcome mat | white planters | Polywood rockers | lantern set | Willow Tree “Hero” figurine | large stick flags | small stick flags | front door color | garden stool | red striped pillow covers (similar) | Small flag pillow was a local find. HERE is something bigger, but similar.

Polywood rocker on front porch with patriotic decor

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  1. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA) says:

    Ann, I love your 4th of July porch! It’s lovely! That Willow Tree “Hero” figure is so nice. I really like it and I am going to order it to use with our 4th of July decor at our “Canadian” home! Yes! We do celebrate the 4th of July as we have spent so much time on South Padre Island, Texas — 16 years with 6 months each year during the winter! We absolutely love the USA! We have a large USA flag, a small one, a red, white & blue wreath for our front door and I have made a red, white and blue floral basket for our patio table! We also have a bunting which we use. We always get together with friends who also spent time on SPI, too! I make a “USA Flag” Cake, too!

    Enjoy your beautifully decorated 4th of July porch, Ann! It’s just so pretty!

  2. Ann, You always have the best porch ideas. Love this one … picking up flags today. When we rightsized our home three months ago I gained a lovely four season Minnesota comfy four season porch but yearned for a front porch. Since we do not have a walkout with a ground level patio I am using our deck to be a combo of a patio, porch and deck. Little by little it is coming together. We are on a corner lot so we still see neighbors walking. I never thought the transition to a more right sized home could be this easy. I had been preparing for about 18 months admiring the twin home development we purchased in. Like you it went fast. Bought Valentine’s Day, closed Feb 29 and moved March 5. Our home sold day one on the market March 8. Between your heart felt stories and those of Yvonne from Stone Gable it gave me so much clarity and excitement. The young professional couple that purchased our home are so excited. Win win! I think that has helped knowing they loved the beautiful home we built 36 years ago. Still wish I could get your baking posts. Keep subscribing but they do not come through.

  3. Hello Ann, I love all of your seasonal front porch ideas! Wondering how do you keep your porch so clean? I use our blower frequently to clean ours off, but still have a challenge with cobwebs on the wood ceiling and around our porch lantern. Your porch always looks so clean! I also have a collection of porch matts and swap them out with the seasons. Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas and inspiration!

  4. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    Thanks for sharing!!!!!!
    Where can I buy the stripe pillowd?
    The figurine?

    Happy 4th

    PS. Usually you five a shopping guide, I don’t see it today.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Nan! The shopping list is there! In the Table of Contents just click on “Shop + Source.” Happy 4th of July!