Fourth of July is coming around, and that means three things: Beer, barbeque, and fireworks. Whether you’re hosting a cookout or just decorating to show your love for Uncle Sam, you could make good use of these tips:
You’re going to want to incorporate the American Flag as much as you can. If your backyard is smaller–or if you like to use your porch for outdoor activities–try to pin a flag up on the outside of your house and decorate around it. Having a home with red, white, or blue exterior walls would help a lot.
If your home’s exterior is red, then decorate with a lot of blue and white. If it’s blue, then decorate with a lot of red and white. And if it’s white (or a variant), use a lot of red and blue.
But not all houses are red, white, or blue. So consider this: combine yellow or other light, warm colors with flags and red-white-blue stuff and stress the white and blue. You want to offset the warmness instead of adding more. Blue and white do that. Cool, dark colors should be matched up with an emphasis of reds and whites(still allowing for blues, of course).
Try to decorate with stars. If you need red, white, or blue, throw up some stars of those colors. It would be a good idea to have stars that are covered with glitter. Watch them glow in front of the fireworks show. Use silver instead of white for a stronger reflection.
Or. Stars with LED’s. Cause LED’s make everything cooler. Check these out:
They shimmer whether or not there’s a fireworks show, so you can use them year round! I can see these working for Labor Day, Halloween, and Christmas for sure. Don’t know about Thanksgiving, though. But the LED’s are so cool that they’ll compliment most occasional decorations.
A decorated backyard is going to enhance a July Fourth experience. So even if you’re not that good of a chef or if explosions freak you out, you can still display your love and affection for this great land of the free!