The 4th of July will be your biggest outdoor bash of the year, and your guests will feel festive from the get-go if your porch, patio or other outdoor spaces are decked-out in red, white and blue. To ensure your celebration is a success, consider adding some of these distinctive outdoor decorations and accessories, which are patriotic or just good old-fashioned fun.

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A flagpole holder will be used for years. Photo courtesy of PriceGrabber

Flagpole Holder

While this isn't a decoration, per se, it's a necessity that many scramble to look for the day before or day of the flag-displaying celebration. So, doesn't it make sense to buy a solid bracket or holder for your flag? Install it on our front porch, near your entry, or wherever you want to hang the flag with pride, and next occasion all you'll need to do is pop the flagpole into the holder and salute! More »

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Grandin Road Patriotic Pillows

Dress up your porch in red, white and blue with these cozy Americana and flag pillows exclusively from Grandin Road. These pillows feature hand-hooked wool fronts, cotton velveteen backings, hidden zippers and plump inserts. Dry clean suggested. As you know, patriotic decor looks good on the porch all summer long! More »

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Add some festive lights for the Fourth with this LED Waving Flag light display. Photo courtesy of Frontgate

Frontgate LED Waving Flag

Lights, cameras, action! The Fourth of July isn't exactly a low-key holiday, so why not light up the night with this red, white and blue illuminated LED waving flag. You'll be doing a service to your country by using energy-efficient LEDs. The light displays come in two sizes:
  • Small: 36 inches W x 21 inches H. Large: 66 inches W x 51 inches H.
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Good Directions Americana Flag Cottage Weathervane

A smaller version of the classic full-size weathervanes, Good Directions' Americana Flag model features polished and antiqued copper finish, brass, and painted aluminum, copper spacer balls, solid brass directionals, steel rod, and three versatile mounting options to choose from: roof, garden pole or deck. Size: 24 inches high. More »

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American Flag Pool Mat

Add the stars and stripes of the American Flag with this festive pool mat, which looks like a tile work of art on the bottom of your pool. Made of sturdy vinyl, this mat stays in place by gravity and water pressure. To apply: place the mat on the pool water’s surface, let it sink to the bottom, then flatten as necessary. Peel off to remove. More »

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Crate and Barrel Red, White and Blue Lights

Crate and Barrel's patriotic string lights can go across a table, gazebo, decorate a tree or patio for a festive celebration all summer long! Each light is made of 70 percent plastic, 20 percent glass and 10 percent metal. They measure 1.5 inches in diameter and each strand is 25 feet long. Up to three strands can be strung together safely. Made for indoor/outdoor use

Grandin Road All-Weather Flag Print for Outdoor Living Spaces - Photo Courtesy of PriceGrabber
Grandin Road All-Weather Flag Print for Outdoor Living Spaces. Photo Courtesy of PriceGrabber

Grandin Road's All-Weather Outdoor Flag Print

Picture this all-weather flag print on your front porch or back patio, a charming symbol of Americana throughout the year that is especially meaningful during United States holidays like 4th of July, Memorial Day, Flag Day, etc. Believe it or not, Grandin Road's flag print withstands sun, rain and snow. This outdoor art was created using a weatherproof printing technique on an aluminum and stainless steel frame and has an antiqued look. Mounting bracket and instructions included. Available in two sizes. More »

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Patriotic Full-Pleated Fans

Perfect for patriotic holidays or summertime, these pleated full-fan American flag buntings can proudly decorate a porch, door, window, balcony, gazebo or deck. Colorful and traditional, each pleated fan displays the stars and stripes. Made of durable nylon to withstand the outdoor elements for year-round activities. Includes a heavy canvas header and three brass grommets for easy attachment to your railings, windows, columns or wherever else you'll be declaring your independence! Available in several sizes. More »

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Patriotic Fourth of July Luminaria Kit with Red, White and Blue Stars. Photo Courtesy of PriceGrabber

Patriotic Luminaria Kit

Deck your deck, patio, balcony or walkway with this patriotic eight-piece luminary kit. Includes LumaBases, tealight candles and paper bags with a red, white and blue star design. Features flame-resistant construction. A 12-piece kit is also available.

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Patriotic Stars Table Weights for Tablecloths. Photo Courtesy of PriceGrabber

Patriotic Stars Tablecloth Weights

Even your table weights can be patriotic! Red, white and blue clip-on resin stars will keep your festive tablecloth on the table — where it should be — and give you one less thing to worry about! Set of 12 are each 1-3/4". Looks great with any tablecloth. More »

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Stars & Stripes Oriental Lanterns

Those great retro-style "Oriental" paper lanterns get a patriotic spin with red, white and blue stars and stripes or solid red, white and blue. Lanterns vary in size; are made of paper and battery operated. Each lantern takes 2 AAA batteries (not included). More »