Interior Inspiration: Memorial Day Style
Whether you plan to keep it simple or go over the top, we’ve got you covered this Memorial Day. Obviously the porch pictured above is the ultimate in Memorial Day decor – red, white, and blue with a summery, nautical feel. Even the dog matches! Congratulations to you if you already own this much themed holiday decor. But if you’re like me and you don’t have an overflowing closet of patriotic accessories, don’t worry, I’ve got a few ideas. From quick and easy DIY ideas to timeless pieces that are a bit more of an investment, we’ll have you wishing every weekend was a 3 day weekend.
Weather permitting, there is no better place to spend Memorial Day than outside. Parades, barbeques, and picnics are what we’re going for here. I’ve gathered a few key essentials that you can use this weekend and again, and again, and again this summer when you host parties. From drink dispensers (1) to carafes (4) with gorgeous woven stripes, guests will love the serving vessels as much as the beverages in them. Whether you call it bocce or petanque (6), this classic yard game is always a fave. Change up the predictable color scheme with a fun orange chair (5). Or put an industrial twist on string lights (2) and brighten up any outdoor space. Finally, don’t be afraid to combine nautical napkins (7) with a Moroccan patterned tray (3).
There are a million great sites for crafts out there, but when I have a theme in mind and want something classic and not too, well, crafty, I always hit up Martha Stewart first. The three ideas above are the perfect example of fun, easy to do, and topically relevant DIYs. You could easily knock any of these DIY projects out in an afternoon – the perfect pre-Memorial Day activity. For many great decorating ideas, including the 3 above, click here to go to Martha’s site.
While these crafts and decorations are fun, we’ve got to remember the reason we even celebrate Memorial Day in the first place – to honor Americans who have died in wars. Many of us take this day of recognition one step farther and choose to honor all the loved ones we’ve lost. Make the holiday extra special this year by setting up a photo display showcasing favorite pics of loved ones. The long weekend is a wonderful excuse to celebrate – both a day off of work and our friends and families. No matter how you choose to spend your Memorial Day – I hope this post has inspired you to make it a great one!