Reusing many items you likely have around your home,  you can have the best front porch in the neighborhood this 4th of July. These ideas cost little and but are big on patriotic fun!

I’m so excited to be participating in Garden and Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop for the second year in a row! I had such a fun time creating a functional and charming outdoor seating area in my driveway last year. Many thanks to the always sweet Tara at Lehman Lane for hosting this fun hop and be sure to check out all of the other Garden and Outdoor spaces from my blogging buddies at the end of this post.

As for me, I’m talking about my front porch and the 4th of July.

For me, the 4th of July brings to mind a time gone by.  Parades, fireworks, apple pie, picnics and ice cream cones, cook outs with hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and corn on the cob – banners on every door and the flag flying high on every front porch, which by the way, has a pitcher of lemonade ready to serve! It’s America at it’s best, but with a nostalgic spin.

With the 4th quickly approaching, it is time to get into the patriotic spirit. What better way to celebrate than to decorate your front porch during this festive day?  Reusing many items you likely have around your home,  you can have the best porch in the neighborhood that’s little on cost and big on patriotic fun. *This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Please see our disclosure statement for further information. Thanks for supporting Knock it Off Kim! 

How to Make Your Front Porch a Showstopper this July 4th


An easy and inexpensive accessory, nothing says 4th of July more than Old Glory!.


Adding red or navy throw pillows to our  DIY Upcycled Handwoven Rockers softened the modern style. These cushions are made with quick-dry filling and outdoor fabric to make sure they hold up to the elements.


What says Americana and summer more than a bicycle? It’s funny, this bicycle of mine doesn’t get a lot of use in the riding department, but it certainly makes an adorable planter.

The blue ribbons holding the basket add a nice pop of color. When my husband saw I’d parked the bike at the front door, he only shook his head. We’d recently decided I should get rid of it because I don’t use it, but clearly,  I’m a hoarder, and will do anything to keep it!

A few decorative signs, an antique-style wall planter, and plaques complete the look.


Red, white, and blue, with shots of yellow flowering plants add color and texture to an otherwise neutral front porch. I love how the colors pop off of the white and turquoise in the bicycle.


I made this DIY Red, White, and Blue Swag Wreath years ago but it’s still one of my favorite things to ring in the fourth. The tea-stained fabric has a nostalgic look that I love.



With a few additions to your front porch, you’ll have an outdoor space to enjoy long after the 4th of July!

How are you planning to show your red, white and blue?




Be sure to check out my blogging buddies outdoor space ideas!  Thanks for stopping by!

Garden and Outdoor Spaces Ideas for your front porch

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  1. Vicki and Jennifer on June 22, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Hey Kim – We love your porch! You’re right… The bicycle is absolutely adorable and makes for great summer decor! Love the welcome sign planter too – very creative!

  2. ben on June 22, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Very cool, love the bicycle!!

  3. Tara Lehman on June 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Your front porch looks perfect for the fourth of July Kim! I absolutely love the bicycle, what a fantastic idea to use it to decorate with. I hope you are having a great summer so far and thanks so much for joining in with the outdoor hop!

  4. Meg Green With Decor on June 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I love the bike with the flowers – such a great idea!!

  5. Tee at Beauteeful Living on June 23, 2017 at 10:47 am

    I love how your front porch looks, Kim! That woven rocker is awesome and so is the idea of using a bike as decor. I hope you have a wonderful summer!

  6. Christine on June 25, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Your porch looks retty, the bicycle is my favorite. It brings a level of drama to it. You did a great job.

  7. Iris Nacole on June 25, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Now that’s what I call a super cute and festive porch! I love it!

  8. Kelly on June 26, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Such a beautiful space – the bike is definitely my favorite 🙂

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