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Whether you're planning a cookout or watching the neighborhood fireworks with your nearest and dearest, the Fourth of July offers a prime opportunity to dress up your home with thematic red, white, and blue décor. One of the best ways to signal your patriotic spirit to others is by decking out your front porch with some classic motifs like stars and stripes—and by incorporating the colors of the American flag into your design.

"Porch decorations are a great way to show your patriotism," says Kerrie Kelly, creative director of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab. She notes that these displays illustrates an enthusiasm for our independence while simultaneously livening up the neighborhood, which she says is "especially true for areas that have block parties, parades, or just simply for passersby."

When considering Fourth of July decorations for your own porch, Kelly says items like pillows, flags, and wreaths are great staples. "Depending on your setup, this could be one big flag, a string of flags, or smaller flags on a stick," she says. "A wreath can be purchased at your favorite local shop, or you can make a fun family DIY-project out of it, truly showing off your personal style." Give a subtle nod to the flag by welcoming guests to your home with this Pottery Barn Stars and Stripes Doormat ($29, potterybarn.com), for example. Or choose something even passing cars can see, like this Big Dot Of Happiness Fourth of July Yard Sign (29.99, target.com).

If you're looking for some inspiration when it comes to decorating your outdoor space, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite Independence Day porch decorations.

Our Favorite Front Porch Decorations for the Fourth of July

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Delfina Americana Patriotic Barn 3D Stars Wall Décor

$27.99 for 3, wayfair.com

Hang these thematic stars from your porch and signal to guests and onlookers that you're ready to celebrate the Fourth of July. Each star in the pack of three is a different color—red, off-white, and blue–and features smaller stars printed on the exterior. Your outdoor space will have two patriotic motifs: stars and an homage to the American flag.

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Pottery Barn Flag Embroidered Pillow Cover

$39.50, potterybarn.com

Give your patio furniture some Independence Day flare by adorning it with an on-theme pillow. This flag-embroidered cover from Pottery Barn fits any 18-inch insert and is made of machine-washable cotton sheeting. "Pillow covers are a great way to switch up your décor without buying larger items that take up more space in your garage," Kelly says. "When the holiday is over, covers can be easily folded up and stored in a single bin with all your other Fourth décor."

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Place and Time Patriotic Woodchip Wreath

$49.99, joann.com

"A wreath is a great option to include in your Fourth of July décor for something that is a bit softer, long lasting, and can be used for years to come" Kelly says. This one is made of wood chips and features a half stripes, half stars design emblematic of our nation's flag. 

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Pottery Barn Stars and Stripes Doormat

$39, potterybarn.com

Infuse the entryway of your home with some Americana spirit with this stars and stripes doormat. The design has a non-slip vinyl backing that will prevent the mat from sliding around to keep you and your guests safe.

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Red, White, and Blue Micro LED Hanging Firework String Lights

$24.99, amazon.com

Fireworks are a common motif on the Fourth of July and these hanging lights will evoke that image day or night when placed across your porch. The fully waterproof design means you can hang them indoors or out—and the LED light bulbs stay cool, so you can leave them plugged in all day without the risk of them overheating.

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Pottery Barn Liberty Burlap Party Banner

$29.50, potterybarn.com

Crafted of jute burlap and strung together with twine, this stars and stripes banner will give your porch a rustic look that's perfect for Independence Day.

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The Wooden Owl Large Wooden Stars

$80 for 3, etsy.com

These hand-cut wooden stars have been painted red, white, and navy blue and then distressed to give your porch a dash of farmhouse charm. They come in a pack of three in varying heights including 30, 26, and 22 inches tall, but you also have the option to purchase them individually.

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Pottery Barn Liberty Burlap Flag

$19.50 for 4, potterybarn.com

Arrange these small burlap flags in a mason jar and use them to line the steps leading up to your porch, or stick them in a vase with flowers and use them to decorate your porch's windowsill. No matter how you decorate your space with them, Kelly notes that flags are a great décor item that can even be handed out as party favors to all your guests if small enough.

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Anthropologie Aged Iron Star Wreath

$58, anthropologie.com

Decorative wreaths aren't winter-only porch embellishments. This simple piece, made of iron stars, will add subtle but festive energy to your front door.

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YK Decor Store Patriotic Barn Star Metal Wall Decor

$14.99, amazon.com

Not a wreath person? Then hang another thematic detail, like this tin flag star, on your door. It's easy to put up thanks to a pre-drilled hole in the back of the decoration.

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August Grove Rinaldi Wheelbarrow Plant Stand

$64.99, wayfair.com

Give your plants a patriotic upgrade by placing them in this red, white, and blue wheelbarrow. 

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Sun Squad Lumbar Throw Pillow

$10, target.com

For a more subtle approach to Fourth of July décor, place this blue throw pillow with white lettering on your porch furniture. Made with 100 percent polyester fiber, this soft throw will immediately add comfort to your space. 

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Big Dot of Happiness Happy Fourth of July Yard Sign

$29.99, target.com

Wish your neighbors a happy Fourth of July with this yard sign. Prop it up against a wall or use the included metal stakes to place it in the garden beds just next to your porch. Plus, it's waterproof, so you won't need to bring it inside if it rains. 

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Family Creations Co4 Wooden Firecrackers

$60 for 3, etsy.com

These wooden decorations are a cute nod to a Fourth of July favorite: fireworks. Each piece is hand painted—one dark blue with white stars, one white with a blue star, and one with red stripes. For longevity, it's best to display them under a covered area.  

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