July 4th is coming, and I have some great patriotic decor ideas for you. Fortunately, red, white, and blue look fantastic together. When you add a vintage patina to red, white, and blue decor, you get a sweet style called "Americana". Americana mixes perfectly with a preppy, vintage porch decor scheme.
The front porch and outdoor living rooms are perfect places to gussy up for Independence Day. They're they places where you are liable to be doing your July 4th celebrating. You don't need to remodel your whole porch to give it a touch of holiday decor. Small touches of red, white, and blue will do the job fine.
Old fashioned pleated full flag fans, like the ones featured in a Hometalk post by blogger Front Porch Ideas and More, are equally at home in New England, the South, and the West Coast. They're super patriotic, without being aggressive. They say, "Hey, I am proud to be American, but I am not the kind of neighbor who would erect a full flag pole with a flag that clanks in the wind." At around $15 a piece, pleated flag fans are a relatively small investment that can function alone to give your front porch that touch of Americana. If you don't have a front porch, they look equally nice hung under windows.