The Fourth of July means celebrations galore. Whether you are planning a family get together or organizing a neighborhood celebration, remember to keep your home festive and functional. Take a look at some of our tips to get your home ready for the Fourth of July before the crowds arrive and the fireworks start.
Take Pride in Your Decor
Celebrate the independence of our country by decorating with red, white, and blue decor. Here are a few ways that you can incorporate a patriotic flair to your home:
- Floral Centerpieces
- Flag Banners
- Table Linens
- Fabric Streamers
- Festive Party Foods
Keep the Party Moving
Outdoor activities, whether around a pool or under the shade of a covered patio, still center around group activities, so make sure there is ample space to entertain your guests. Assure that guests can move easily from one activity to another, or between groups as they please. This can be accomplished by keeping the areas separate from one another, utilizing borders and clear pathways. A way that you can achieve a border without breaking the bank is by using potted plants for an effortless flow.
Keep Your Cool
Be sure there are ample shady spots available to escape the Florida sun and heat: Rent a small tent pavilion or garden tables with adjustable umbrellas if necessary. Portable misters and fans will supply welcome breezes, or give guests the option of moving indoors if they prefer. Be sure to have ice water available; flavor it with lemon or cucumber for an extra treat.
Daylight to Dusk
String miniature white lights along the fence, under the eaves, or around backyard tree trunks if your party will extend from daylight to dusk. Play music, by all means, but keep the sound level low enough that it doesn't impede friendly conversation or disturb neighbors.
Create sparkle and light: Hang canning jars filled with battery-operated candles or add miniature "firefly" lighting and solar lights to liven the backyard. Buy red, white, and blue bulbs for Christmas tree strings and wrap your house in patriotic color for drama.
Be Ready for Guests Anytime
Make your home and outdoor space party-ready all year long when you select furniture and accessories from Woodchuck's Fine Furniture & Decor. No matter your style, our design consultants can help you with pieces that will complement your interiors and expand your outdoor living options.
Whether you entertain frequently or just occasionally, you'll be pleased with the results. Stop by our showroom today to upgrade your living space.