Can you hardly believe the 4th of July is upon us? When I think about the year 2020, the only things that come to mind are COVID-19 and our continued fight for racial and human justice. These are trying times in our country and in our world globally.

Remember to reflect, slow down, breathe deep, find humility, and remember why we celebrate.

It’s America’s Birthday

But as we take an extended weekend to celebrate and spend time with family and perhaps some close friends, we should not forget why we celebrate this joyous occasion. This Saturday is July 4th, 2020. The historical day when the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. The celebrations include speeches, military events, parades, and fireworks. To this day the Fourth of July is the most patriotic holiday celebrated in the United States.

Slow down and reflect

The original copy of the Declaration of Independence is stored in the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and July 4 has been designated a national holiday to commemorate the day the United States laid down its claim to be a free and independent nation. But when we hear the word freedom, we take that for granted as not all citizens of the United States feel free (in the sense of the word as we understand it).

So party, relax, go off the grid, run with the dogs. Whatever brings your soul back to balance is what you should do this July 4th, while practicing your social distance of course. But also remember to reflect, slow down, breathe deep, find humility, and remember why we celebrate.

4th of July Inspiration

That being said, as an interior designer, I love to see all of the 4th of July inspired design elements that people bring into their homes – both inside and out. Here are a few fun ones from interior designers around the web to help spark some imagination on how you might incorporate red, white, and blue into your home’s design.

American flag design inspiration

Americana east coast home design style
A distinct Americana style by James McAdam Design
4th of July Inspired design
A patriotic sunroom by Gloss New York
4th of July Inspired design
Gentle reds combined with dark navy blue by Darci Goodman Design
Brilliant dining space incorporating the American flag
Modern dining space with a lit American flag by Noelia Surace Design
4th of July Inspired design
Star-spangled banner them with glittering recessed lights by Avissa Mojtahedi Architecture & Design
4th of July Inspired design
Cabin-perfect for up north by Hull Historical
4th of July Inspired design
Red, White & Blue can transform to nautical easy! by Celia Maria.

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