Tuesday, June 19, 2018

July 4th Home Tour

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Happy Tuesday, friends!  Today I just wanted to pop in and share with you our home all decorated for July 4th!  I have been slacking on my holiday decorating this year (Valentine’s Day and Easter) because I have been spending most of my time focusing on decluttering, organizing, and simplifying things around our home, so a lot of other things took a back seat these last six months.  Since a lot of the decluttering is done, and I now have more time to focus on other things, I decided to decorate the house for The 4th! 

As you all know, the kids are home with me for the summer for the first time ever, so I thought it was more important than ever to decorate for The 4th since we’re home more often to enjoy them!  Without further ado, here’s our house all decorated for the red, white, and blue!

The focal point of our home and my favorite space to decorate has always been our mantle above our fireplace.  I always love to hang a cute little string of decorations across the front and then decorate the top as well.  For this year’s décor, I started with a green boxwood garland (similar here) and I’m so in love with it that I think I might leave it up all year for my every day décor.  It adds so much to the room!  I added our star marquee lights that I got from Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago (similar here) along with a couple of white tin buckets (similar here), and then strung that adorable garland (similar here) across the front.  Boom, done!  The tall vases on either side are part of my every day decorations and the framed family beach picture is always on the mantle as well.  I normally would have taken the picture frame down, but since we’re all wearing red, white, and blue in the picture, I thought that added a nice little touch.

I loaded some summery books into the kids’ seasonal book crate that stays by the fireplace and then stood the Boom Crackle Pop sign (also from Hobby Lobby a few years ago) next to it.  A few of our favorite summery books are Oliviatown, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Night Night America, The Grouchy Ladybug, Be Happy, and Hoot Owl Hoot.  I’m going to be so sad when our babies outgrow the picture books.  :o(

On the coffee table, I always keep a basket of holiday props that the kids can play with, and this year’s basket is filled with red, white, and blue headbands, light-up glasses, and patriotic glow sticks.  They always love having holiday decorations that they can play with!

In the kitchen, I added some pops of red, white, and blue to my tiered tray, and I also stuck a flag in our boxwood wreath on the pantry door.  Tiny flags are so easy to decorate with and they add such a cute little touch to everything!

For the bar cart, I left most of my every day stuff on there (the glasses, the waters, the letter board, and wine) and then I added the wooden flag decoration (Hobby Lobby, where else) and some cute little paper straws and picks for drinks.  I made that chalk board a few months ago to last us until Jacob’s birthday, so I left it the way it was for the home tour.

And that’s it!  The kids did put a couple of red, white, and blue pinwheels in the ground by the back porch outside so we have a festive little pop outside as well, but I forgot to take a picture of them. 

If you missed any of my other holiday home tours you can click here to see them all, or you can click here to see my 2016 4th of July home tour!

Have a great day, y’all!


  1. So fun! Love all the pops of red, white, and blue.

  2. Love this!!! That boxwood garland is super cute, and you are right, using little flags is the easiest and one of the cutest ways to add some patriotic decor!

  3. This looks so fun! I kept my summer decor pretty simple this year too. Little flags go a long way. :)

  4. I love it all! You always do such a great job decorating your home. I didn't get around to doing much decorating last fourth of July, but you know - this post is inspiring me to put up some fun decor for this year!!! I love your holiday prop basket for the kids. So stinkin' cute!

  5. I love that simple wreath! I seriously got my patriotic box of decor down two weeks ago (or maybe more) and it's been sitting on my kitchen table....not sure I'm gonna make it this year. haha

  6. I have that wooden flag on your bar cart! I need to set that out and pick up a couple of things today at Hobby Lobby. Love your decorations!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  7. How fun and cute. I need to do more holiday decorating, but I am just lucky if I change the wreath on the front door.

  8. What cute décor! Getting my house decked out is on my list for the week. I love decorating for the holidays! I love those little flag drink picks!

  9. So fun and festive! I love your mantle decor, I will have to try boxwood for mine, so versatile!

  10. I'm loving your chalkboard that says Cheers in 4 languages! so cute!!

  11. Everything looks so nice! I always put some flags and red, white, and blue decor out in the summertime and it makes me so happy!

  12. so cute! i'm totally inspired to add some holiday decor to my mantle now.


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