Layered in red, white, and blue, any outdoor space becomes patriotic. Set the scene by hanging a flag (hang the union—blue field—at the top left as it is viewed from the street or yard). Striped fabric, gathered and tied to the porch railing with heavy blue yarn, recalls classic bunting.
A metal trellis or old section of iron gate makes an interesting element to your front porch. You can hang flowerpots or other decorative items from the bars. Photographed by Brian Nightengale. Styled by Sally-Jo Enstad & Catherine Parker.