Looking for patriotic tablescape ideas? Wait until you see these beautiful and creative ways to decorate a table for a red white and blue dinner party.

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, it’s time to start decorating with some red, white, and blue.

Lately, I’ve been gravitating to earthy, organic neutrals with my decorating style, so adding a splash of patriotic decor was an interesting challenge for me.

And today, I’m sharing my version in the Patriotic Tablescapes Blog Hop hosted by my talented friend, Kristin of White Arrows Home.

We all have different decorating styles so there is much to see, so be sure to check out all of the spring tablescape inspiration at the end of this post.

(Posts on stacyling.com may contain affiliate links. Click HERE for full disclosure.)

How to Create this Simple Patriotic Tablescape Idea

Designing a patriotic tablescape is pretty simple, particularly if you have some red, white, and blue items on hand.

And it does not have to be American flag items either. Think blue, white, and red dishes, linens, flowers, and food colors to decorate your table.

For me, the more organic items used, makes a table feel more cozy and natural.

Table Decorating Pro Tip: Pick up dining accessories that you can re-use over and over again when you are out shopping. I create a lot of different looks using the same basic pieces. Be creative and most importantly, have fun with it!

The Best Patriotic Tablescapes

Decorating the Table with Red, White and Blue Layers

Since I love to leave my farmhouse wood tables exposed, I used two American Flag buntings as the table runner.

I have a bunch of these buntings that add to my deck railings or under the front windows to celebrate our freedom.

And if you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much I love floral centerpieces.

Whether they are made with live flowers or faux florals, every table NEEDS a pretty centerpiece.

And while I love to cut flowers from my garden, I didn’t have the colors needed for this look.

So I added this gorgeous centerpiece that I made using faux greens and these real touch peony florals in a vintage wood crate.

Setting the Table

When setting a cozy table, the key is layering placemats, chargers and plates so there is texture, dimension and warmth.

I love these cedar branch placemats that I use as a base layer in almost all of my tablescapes. If you can’t find them shopping, try using a 12″ boxwood wreath instead.

But the greenery vibes well with my garden-style decor and guests love the organic touch.

close up of patriotic tablescape with red white and blue american flag buntings, red linen napkins, white dinnerware, rattan chargers, cedar branch placemats and fine china on outdoor wood table.Five Best Patrtiotic Tablescapes

On top of the placemats, I added rattan chargers that I love to use all the time too.

They add lots of warmth and texture it to the table.

Next layer is the dinner plate which is from my casual, everyday dishes.

Depending on my mood or what I’m going for, I will either use my everyday plates or my Lenox.

Vintage Floral Centerpiece on farmhouse wood table with patriotic table decor including red white and blue american flag buntings

I would love to have holiday or seasonal specific plates, but I do not have storage space for them so I prefer to use what I have and add the small decorative touches.

On top of the dinner plate, I like to layer a pretty cloth napkin.

For this tablescape, I wanted something patriotic and colorful, so I chose red linen napkins.

Hanging baskets with gazebo over farmhouse table on deck with wicker chairs and patriotic table decor -Five Best Patriotic Tablescapes

Then I added the salad plate. I layered a salad plate on top of the napkin.

And the top of the salad plate is where I like to get creative, through either decor, a natural element, or food.

Instead of using some sort of decor item, I made a berry salad and topped off the plates.

This is a fun way to decorate the table because it’s ready when guests arrive.

And we’re going to eat it anyway!

outdoor dining space with farmhouse table, outdoor area rug under gazebo with plants and flowers with patriotic table decor and wicker chairs with white chair cushions. The Best Patriotic Tablescapes
close up of patriotic table decor including amercian flag bunting, fine china, red linen napkins, rattan chargers, cedar branch placemats, and vintage flower centerpiece idea -Five Best Patriotic Tablescape Ideas

More Summer Entertaining Ideas

Looking for some summer meal and beverage inspiration?

Check out these recipes for your next summer gathering.

Thank you for touring my patriotic tablescape and I hope you found it inspiring.

For more inspiration, hop over to my friends’ blogs and check out their patriotic tablescapes.

Follow the Tour

Rachel | At the Ponds Farmhouse

patriotic tablescape with flag centerpiece and red, white and blue runner

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

outdoor dining with blue and white bandana tablecloth and jean pocket napkin and silverware holder

Ann | Dabbling & Decorating

close up of strawberries and blueberries in white bowl on tablescape

Kristin | White Arrows Home

patriotic picnic on the dock by lake with pillows, picnic basket, lanterns, and blue plaid blanket

Sign Me Up!

Sign up for my free newsletter to get blog posts, seasonal tips, recipes, and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Plus, get free VIP access to my Resource Library where you’ll find insider freebies not readily available to the public.

close up of a red white and blue patriotic tablescape idea with white dinner plates, blue plaid napkins, metal urn with white flowers, red roses and table runner on wood table
close up of patriotic tablescape idea using red white and blue american flag bunting, white fine china, red linen napkins and patriotic salad
close up of the The Best Patriotic Tablescapes

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

Stacy Ling bricksnblooms logo

If you like this post, please follow me @bricksnblooms on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Or join my Facebook Group.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. It looks amazing Stacy! I love the idea of using the bunting for a runner and how you leave your beautiful wood table exposed! Your layers are so pretty from the greenery placemat to the napkins! And your outdoor setting is so perfect! Beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much Kristin!!! I am so glad you enjoyed it too! It was fun hopping with you again. Thank you for organizing!

  2. Stacy,
    I love your elegant outdoor table. Your attention to detail is so inspiring! Can’t wait to try some of the summer recipes as well.

  3. I love your gorgeous patriotic table Stacy! Everything looks just perfect! I can’t wait to try dome of your recipes out, especially the tacos!