Chic 4th of July Decorations That Will Elevate Your Festivities

Updated 06/19/18
a festive 4th of July party
Mimi Thorisson

The Fourth of July means a lot of things: a long weekend, fireworks, delicious food, quality family time, and fun with friends. Oh yeah, and a lot of patriotic decorations to celebrate America's birthday. Let's be honest, a good deal of Fourth of July décor borders on kitschy, and you don't want that for whatever type of party you may be hosting. But that doesn't mean you can't express your patriotism and pride in style. How though?

You can break out the stars, spangles, and pops of red, white and blue as long as you do it the right way and sprinkle in plenty of summery accents. We've searched high and low for the most elevated Fourth of July decorations out there. Keep reading to see our top picks that are festive but still totally chic.

Dot and Army Fourth of July décor
Dot and Army Gingham Cloth Napkins (Set of 4) $32
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A water-resistant gingham tablecloth ensures that any mess is just temporary. Put it in the washing machine post-party.

With Love + Ink Crab Napkins $16
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Crab-printed cotton cocktail napkins add a touch of whimsy.

CB2 Stripe Pool Party Barware $8
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Red-, white-, and blue-rimmed glasses are shatterproof and also work for everyday use.

Williams Sonoma Americana Melamine Platter
Williams Sonoma Americana Melamine Platter $25 $13
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Understated and casual, we love how this coastal-looking placemat can be on-theme while still lasting throughout the year for other occasions. 

String Light Outdoor Cafe Lighting $30
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Outdoor twinkle lights are an alfresco must. 

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Sesame Letterpress Sea Letterpress Coasters (Set of 16) $28
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Channel the sea breeze by serving your drinks on these cute sea creature–themed coasters. 

Three Rays' Pottery Handmade Porcelain Pitcher $95
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Place these porcelain pitchers on the table to stay hydrated and patriotic. The copper-red and minty blue hue are just slightly offbeat enough. 

Serena & Lily Sunbrella Island Stripe Outdoor Pillow Cover
Serena & Lily Sunbrella Island Stripe Outdoor Pillow Cover $64
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Bold and bright, this striped throw pillow can look festive on the Fourth and simply stylish the rest of the year. 

Serena & Lily Tortola Lantern
Serena & Lily Tortola Lantern $198
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Scatter several lanterns around your table for decoration—and to give off light when the sun goes down.

Music of the Spheres Mongolian Soprano Chimes
Music of the Spheres Mongolian Soprano Chimes $30
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Hang some stylish wind chimes on the patio to set a calming mood. 

Serena & Lily Riviera Bar
Serena & Lily Riviera Bar $798
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A gorgeous teak bar has a tabletop for drink prep, and simply lift the lid to reveal a massive party bucket to chill beverages.

Cupture Red & White Color Striped Straws
Cupture Red & White Color Striped Straws $9
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Retro reusable straws fancy up everything from cocktails to cans of soda.

CB2 Mellie Glass Beverage Dispenser
CB2 Mellie Glass Beverage Dispenser $70
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Serve your drinks in this elevated beverage dispenser so they look as good as they taste. 

Serena & Lily Round Rattan Placemat
Serena & Lily Round Rattan Placemat $28
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Straw placemats in a unique round shape are the home version of the straw handbags in trend.

Pottery Barn Wheaton Stripe Napkins
Pottery Barn Wheaton Stripe Napkins $28 $15
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Linen-cotton napkins with dainty stripes are even better when they’re monogrammed.

Superior Celebrations Gold Sparklers
Superior Celebrations Gold Sparklers $7
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These retro sparklers are the perfect prop for all your Fourth of July photo shoots. 

Bloomingville Seagrass Basket Poms
Bloomingville Seagrass Basket Poms $44
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This seagrass basket with slate blue pom-poms allows you to carry anything out to the patio in style. 

Dot and Army Outdoor Net Food Cover
Dot and Army Outdoor Net Food Cover $28
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These cute red, white, and blue nets will keep the flies and critters off your plates while looking festive. 

William Sonoma American Flag Plates
William Sonoma American Flag Plates $36
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Simple and straight to the point, these American Flag dinner plates are perfect for the occasion. 

Cost Plus World Market Cherry Red Retro Cooler by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Cherry Red Retro Cooler $50 $30
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Heading to a party and not hosting? Bring up to 12 bottles in this retro cherry cooler. (Plus, it has a built-in bottle opener.)

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