By Anna Kocharian

Published on June 8, 2016

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An all-white outdoor dining set up paired with a delicate blue runner and red florals make for the ultimate July 4th table setting.

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Considering the fact that the majority of 4th of July parties take place outdoors, outfitting the table with weatherproof gear is key. At the most basic level, opt for a woven rattan placemat topped with thematically-colorful dinnerware. 

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Deck the table with galvanized boxes filled with fresh summer berries (blueberries and raspberries, preferably) in mini cones for guests to snack on before the main course. 

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Peep the subtle ode to George Washington on the vintage can that doubles as a rather chic vase for this abundant and vibrant arrangement. Now that is our idea of a patriotic centerpiece!

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Is there anything quite as patriotic as a red, white, and blue dessert? This year, let the table’s edible moments double as the decor. This berry trifle certainly steals the spotlight!

Get the recipe for this 3-ingredient trifle here.

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Dress a rustic, outdoor table with a chic runner, preferably in a cool blue hue.

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We’re taking major cues from this red, white, and blue display, which proves that when it comes to the 4th of July, there’s no such thing as too much color.

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For a 4th of July cocktail hour, pair an outdoor table with newspapers and top with a vibrant selection of delicious summer cocktails. 

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Just another excuse to bring out the nautical gear on July 4th. This beachside fete comes fully-decked with the brightest blue linens and a vibrant pop of color thanks to the heaping plate of lobsters. 

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White rope-tied flatware lend a whimsically nautical touch to the table. 

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Red and white plates atop patterned blue placemats are about as effortlessly chic as a July 4th table setting can get. Palm leaves double as centerpieces, lending an organic and free-flowing element to the otherwise streamlined scheme. 

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Decorating with red can be intimidating. We know. Keep things simple and classy with an almost exclusively blue and white decor scheme (woven accents encouraged!) and filter in reds in the form of florals.

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shibori tie-dye cloth napkins

Taking cues from the traditional Japanese dyeing technique, these shibori patterned napkins are not only colorfully-appropriate, but chic enough to be used on just about any other occasion.  

Get the how-to on A Beautiful Mess.

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Rattan placemats, red and blue plates, all set on a whitewashed table makes for a stunning, impressive 4th of July table setting. The overflowing flower display in a brilliant shade of red and wisps of white completes the scene. 

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Prefer something a bit underrated? Opt for a nautically-striped and minimal tablecloth to set the scene.

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A patriotically-themed color block may be the only logical solution when it comes to table coverings for your upcoming 4th of July fest. Think of it as an effortless way to channel the spirit of the day. 

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Don’t be afraid to filter in greens within the table decor. Here, wisps of olive branches, wrapped in red and blue napkins, help instill a fresh touch of color to the decor. Plus, they lend an effortlessly chic contrast to the woven placemats.  

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Use mini galvanized buckets to stash napkins, flatware, and party favors. We’re loving the knotted up rounds atop each of the plates!

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Red, white, and blue beach towels double as both decor and seating options at this lively beach dinner party. We’re loving the pops of color on the tabletop, sourced from organic elements (radishes) and scattered bowls of berries. 

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When decorating tons of prints and patterns, abiding by an exclusive color scheme is key. This patriotic table setting is just the thing for your 4th of July fete!

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Try your hand at the standard red, white, and blue decor scheme – much like this elegant arrangement. 

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An Independence Day BBQ may be the standard way to celebrate the holiday, but we’re all for switching things up this year. We’re thinking along the lines of something a bit nautical: a lobster boil! Take a cue from this light and airy setting and deck your party table with thick, glass votives to double as centerpieces. 

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Maybe it’s an excuse to outfit the table with lobster claw crackers and whimsical details, but there’s no arguing the way it complements the theme!

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This may just be the most chic red, white, and blue display we’ve seen in a while. An eclectic assortment of patterns and prints complete this classic breakfast tray setup. 

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A subtle ode to the 4th of July complete with gilded flatware, copper cups, and bright red florals. Note how the gilded pieces help elevate the typical color trio into a more elegant finish. 

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Proof that the contents inside the bowls can be just as much a part of the decor, as the table settings themselves.

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At this lakeside fete, the soothing blue waters that surround the setting fit right in with the red and white table design. Petit vases filled with blooming white hydrangeas lend an elegant touch to the spot. 

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Red, white, and blue pieces in an assortment of prints and patterns elevate this shabby chic table setting. Note the mini buckets filled with sprigs of Lily-of-the-Valley.

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It doesn’t get any more patriotic than this vibrant table setting. With plenty of stars and stripes to go around, this colorful table wouldn’t be complete without the assortment of classic American pies. 

Happy 4th!