Patriotic Porch Decor Ideas for Summer

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

patriotic porch decor ideas for summer

*This post was originally published in 2014. It’s been updated with fresh, new images and more information. Enjoy!

Welcome to my front porch…all decked out for the upcoming patriotic summer holidays! 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 Memorial Day or the 4th of July, but celebrating these holidays is a tried and true American tradition. We fly our flag proudly, and this year I added some other fun touches to the porch.

white rockers with blue checked pillows

Patriotic Porch Decor Ideas

The porch rockers have been around for a while and I love them as much as the day I got them. I dug out the blue gingham pillows I used a few years ago and added them to the rockers. For the table I kept the white impatiens from my black and white porch, and added a small Willow Tree figurine of a woman holding a folded American flag. It’s called “Hero.” 

patriotic porch decor ideas willow tree figurine

The door basket is the one I made in the spring.  I replaced the existing ribbon with a red bow, and then 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!

door basket with greenery and flags

ferns in white planters on porch flags in door basket

Good quality American flags can be found at big box stores, discount stores, and even the grocery store. I got the large flag in the first picture a few years ago at Lowe’s. There was a huge selection and different price ranges. I wanted one that was finished on both sides, and I wanted the stars to be stitched. I looked online and depending on the size you want, they run between $25.00 and $35.00. A good investment, in my opinion. I listed sources for all the flags at the end of the post.

American Flag Tip:

To hang our flag from the porch overhang, I used two large cup hooks. Keep in mind that when displaying an American flag vertically, the blue field should be on the left, from the view of the observer. 

front porch with patriotic decor

I hope this inspires you to add a bit of Yankee Doodle Dandy to your porch. After Memorial Day, I can remove the blue gingham pillows and take the flags out of the planters and wreath. 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.

white rockers on porch

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Willow Tree “Hero” figurine | 3 x 5 American flag | large stick flags | small stick flags | front door color | white rockers | blue gingham pillows (similar) | door basket

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  1. I love the paint color of your porch, can I ask what it is? It appears to be a very pale green on the walls?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Alison…it’s Morning Fog from Sherwin Williams. My apologies for the delay in answering. Thank you for your patience!

  2. Amy Grieve says:

    I always try to find new ideas for my house and your porch are really great and that is called creativity. I can’t believe you make it on your own. Very inspiring.

  3. Jo Joyner says:

    Good tip about hanging the flag vertically. I would not have known about the blue part being on the left! Those are very pretty holiday decorations for the porch!

  4. Peggy Awald says:

    Best post ever and so easy to do Thank You

  5. Marilyn Holeman says:

    And don’t forget Flag Day! So many people forget it! Right between Memorial Day and the 4th of July, on Sunday, June 14th this year.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you so much for the reminder!

  6. I really enjoy reading your blog posts. They are always so informative and provide such vibrant pictures of your subjects. Thank you for sharing and please keep the posts coming our way.

  7. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Ann, I love your patriotic porch! It’s so pretty!

    Even though we are Canadians, we decorate our porch for the 4th of July. We have a bunting and several flags. We fly a small flag in our large crock with red, white and blue flowers by our back door and I just love the look of it! We spend 6 months on South Padre Island, Texas and one of our friends gave us a Texas Flag which we fly on our flag pole in our yard — all year! We love the USA and wish we could come and live in Texas!

    We always have a 4th of July barbeque here with all our friends that winter in Texas — complete with the American melamine dishes, cups, etc. which we bought from Tuesday Morning about 10 years ago!

    Ann, you also do such a lovely job with your décor! Thanks, too, for always giving us the info on where we can purchase the item. This is so helpful!

    Have a wonderful week-end!


  8. Mary Meusburger says:

    Hello Anne-
    Just a quick note to thank you for all your efforts to present such a beautiful blog. I seldom comment but, I read your posts from start to finish, regardless of the ads. I wish you sunny days and continued good health!

  9. Loving your gingham pillows and Hero figurine.Adding small touches can go a long way.We are all about the red, white and blue at our house.I will definitely be adding some patriotic touches to our front porch for Memorial Day,4th of July and Labor Day.

  10. Thank you Ann, Your porch is lovely and so patriotic, so befitting this great country that we have the privilege of living in!

  11. Ann, Thank you for sharing your classic decorating style . Affordable and leaving the links on where to purchase . Happy Memorial Day 🇱🇷

  12. Very rarely enjoy so many contributions from one individual- your taste is exquisite!

  13. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication says:

    Love your porch decor! It’s simple, but festive and looks great.

  14. Shirley@housepitality designs says:

    Beautiful porch Ann…pretty details from the door to the wonderful vignette on the table…love those pillows!

  15. Just lovely……as usual.

  16. Marcia Heath says:

    Dear Anne,

    Thank you for all the great ideas on the front porch, I especially love the front door.
    Kudos to you!

  17. Jackie Fields says:

    I found your site several months ago and love it. It is the best one I’ve come across. Such a variety of wonderful ideas and DIY projects. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise in all the different areas. It really gives me encouragement and excitement to do the things for my home. Plus, I then have such a good feeling of doing things myself and being able to enjoy the finished projects.
    Thanks again and looking forward to your next post.

  18. Your porch looks great! Because your basic porch design is so good….changes are quite simple! ;)

  19. It looks just perfect. I love all the simple touches that make it so pretty. I am pinning for sure !

  20. Shelley @ Calypso in the Country says:

    Ann, your front porch looks beautiful! I just pinned that first picture because I would love to make my front door look like that – gorgeous!

  21. Thanks for the great ideas! Be well – Jan

  22. Beautiful! I especially love the wreath and the large planters flanking your door. Happy 4th!