A Low Key 4th of July Tablescape is the way to go when you’re less about ‘over the top’ decorations and more about easy going and subtle.
Fourth of July Decorations and Tablescape, Remixed
When it comes to design and decor, I prefer a neutral backdrop dotted with personal, lovely items and little surprises. When celebrating holidays, that philosophy continues…a few pops of this or that, mixed in with our year round decor & I’m set.
I’ve remixed the typical 4th of July red, white + blue into a low key tablescape. Remove any part of the set, and you’re still left with a lovely table for any occasion!
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Shop Your Home for Patriotic(-ish) Decor
Fourth of July decorations don’t have to be obvious! Chances are you already own items suitable for the holiday. Think about your color palette and springboard from there. I’m focusing on blue, white and natural textures, so went foraging for items that fit.
- White table covering (mine is actually a photography backdrop!) and blue + white napkins
- White pillar + tea light candles
- White pitcher with dried lavender
- Rustic wooden box (flipped upside down and used to elevate the candles)
- Mason jars for flower arrangements (grocery store white hydrangeas)
- Bleached wood tray for the serving bar
- Woven jute placemats to layer and add texture
- For placecards, I folded regular copy paper into stars! (Get the tutorial here.)
It doesn’t scream stars and stripes, but it’s got just enough of that Americana vibe!
What to Dish Up With a 4th of July Tablescape
This holiday calls for grilled eats and cold drinks!
This refreshing Plum + Lime Whiskey Smash is just the thing to cool things down.
Grilled Shrimp + Polenta Appetizer with Calabrian Cream is super easy and ready in minutes.
To add a little red to your table, you can make Red Pepper Jam ahead of time and let guests top their own goat cheese crostini.
Roasted + Grilled Pork Spare Ribs can be baked in advanced and finished in minutes when you and your guests are ready to dig in!
For a truly al fresco experience, you can’t go wrong with Grilled Flat Bread with Flank Steak, Arugula + Chimichurri.
What’s a 4th of July barbecue without potato salad? This Air Fryer German Potato Salad with Jammy Eggs is delish!
If make ahead is what you need, try Gorgeous Greens Summer Pasta Salad with Basil-Lemon Vinaigrette.
Red, White + Blueberry Whole Fruit Popsicles are just right for a July Fourth celebration!
You can’t go wrong with Strawberry Lemon Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and it’s bright summery flavor.
How are you celebrating the 4th? Drop me a line or a comment below and share your brilliant ideas!