I really enjoy decorating the dining room for each season and holiday. This space is such fun to switch out and update, but also really easy on the wallet to do so! I hit up the Target dollar spot section every few months to find some great affordable seasonal decor to add to the space. I think each season, I spent a total of $10? Between Target and catching a sale at World Market, it’s easy to get a few fun pieces to use year-after-year.
Because the dining room is largely neutral with a white table, dark chairs and lots of wood accents, it’s super easy to add in some color for a special occasion. And of course, red and navy blue are two of my favorite colors so I’m all about some fun Fourth of July decor!
For the dining room table, I added a seersucker table runner, purchased from Homegoods. Like any good Southern woman, I love me some seersucker and this runner was too cute to pass up. For flowers, I borrowed two mason jars from my stash, added some bright yellow flowers and two American flags from Target. Hint: To get the flags to be flat after being rolled up in the package, I used my hair flat iron on a low setting to get the kinks out.
The dough bowl is a fun flea market find and I’m trying to get creative in how I fill it. For 4th of July, I finally found a use for all the old tennis balls hanging around in the garage. I bought some scrap fabric and ribbon from Hobby Lobby and wrapped all the balls in various patterns. It’s a quick, easy project done in front of the TV with a glass of wine 😉 So quick, that I didn’t take any pictures! I’ll try to do a quick tutorial soon.
The blue cobalt glass plates are from Tuesday Morning ($1.99 each!) and I’ll use them for many occasions. It’s fun to have a different set of dinner plates than my everyday China (Nortiake Colorwave in Chocolate). The appetizer plates are a find from my mother-in-law and I like the variety in color they bring to the table.
The wine rack basically serves as a second mantle, in addition to the fireplace. The banner across the front is a purchase from Target, and brings some red, white and blue to the space. I made the two burlap bows from Hobby Lobby ribbon. I used this tutorial and used some scotch tape to stick them up there. The USA wood letters are another Target purchase. To finish of the space, I added two American flags, held together with a little floral wire.
And course, I added a little milk glass in the form of a fun new ruffle dish found at the flea market. The blue and white pieces are also a fun touch and the pops of yellow play off the red, white and blue nicely.
Happy Independence Day!