Make the Fourth of July last all year long with red, white and blue décor that looks great long after summer’s over. From kitchen staples to backyard basics, these cheerful pieces are perfect for patriotic people and equally at home in any room that craves a bright pop of primary color.
Show your true stripes with this allen + roth Syden Oasis Blue Rectangular Indoor/Outdoor Machine-Made Coastal Area Rug. The 5-by-7-foot rug is made from easy-to-clean 100 percent polypropylene yarn, and treated with UV protection to help prevent sun damage. $78 at Lowe’s stores in Hicksville, Farmingdale, Rosedale, Commack and Stony Brook and online at lowes.com.
A bold stroke of red makes these Wheaton Wide Stripe Napkins a colorful accent at any meal. The sustainably sourced yarn-dyed linen and cotton-blend napkins are machine washable. $8 each at Pottery Barn in Huntington Station and online at potterybarn.com.
Keep chilly summer nights at bay with this blue and cream Letti Fringe Throw. The 40-by-70-inch lightweight acrylic throw has 4 inches of fringe on two sides, and is machine washable. $39.95 at Crate and Barrel in Manhasset and online at crateandbarrel.com.
Swirls of red, white and blue make this FRAMKALLA tray fun and festive. The 17-inch round tray is made of high-pressure melamine laminate and is cleanable with a damp cloth. $7.99 at IKEA in Hicksville and online at ikea.com.
Take it slow
With three heat settings, nonskid feet and a spectacular red, white and blue star color theme, this Cooks 1.5 Quart Stars Slow Cooker will make any meal into an event. The compact size is perfect for cooking meals for up to two people, and the inner ceramic pot is dishwasher-safe. $20 at JCPenney stores in Roosevelt Field, South Shore Mall, Green Acres Mall and online at jcpenney.com.