Labor Day decorations: celebrate with stars and stripes galore

The best buys to show your patriotism at home

Labor day decor graphic with wreath, ribbon and table cloth
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Labor day is just around the corner, and since it’s the last holiday of the summer, you might as well celebrate in style. After all, it’s the perfect time to show off your love for the people who work hard to make the USA what it is today. Any excuse to fire up your grill for a cookout, right? 

So, to help you pull off a party the whole neighborhood will want to go to, we’ve found 12 Labor Day decorations whether you’re hosting inside or out. This way, you can deck your home and yard in stars and stripes ready for your weekend celebrations. 

From flags to banners and table decor to hats, wreaths and even folding chairs, there’s something for everyone. Plus, in red, white and blue you can keep and reuse them next year for July 4th and Memorial Day.

While you’re busy partying, don’t forget there are big savings to be had for your home this Labor Day. So if you’re looking to buy something you can keep up all year round, check out our edit of the best Labor Day furniture sales for 2022. 

12 Labor Day Decorations to buy in 2024

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What is Labor Day and when is it?

Labor Day is a national holiday celebrated in the United States on the first Monday in September – this year, taking place on September 5th. Though, usually parties and events will begin the weekend before, otherwise known as Labor Day Weekend. 

It's celebrated to honor the American Labor Movement of the 19th century and to recognize the achievements and contributions of laborers to the development of the United States, as it is today. 

Many retailers and brands use Labor Day as an opportunity to run sales and deals across anything from big-ticket items like appliances and tech, to beauty items and homewares. So if you've had your eye-on something new, then Labor Day is the time to buy, especially products for your home.

What are the colors for Labor Day?

Anything red, white and/or blue. Yes, you guessed it, the more patriotic the better. Dress yourself and decorate your home using these all-American colors for the ultimate Labor Day celebration. 

As the day is all about commemorating workers who contributed to the develop of the United States, using motifs such as gnomes and tools are also a common way to decorate. Using the American flag print is a versatile way to play tribute too, using things you may already have in your home. And if you're buying new decor for labor day, remember you can use it again for July 4th and Memorial Day.

Louise Oliphant
Ecommerce Editor

Louise is the Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, specialising in sleep content so you can wind-down well. With prior PR experience working for a luxury bedding brand, Louise knows the importance of getting a great night’s sleep. Joining the other side of the desk as a full-time journo, Louise brings her bedding expertise to writing sleep buying guides, reviews, and news for Real Homes. Aside from helping readers get essential shut eye, Louise also writes shopping content for homeware items that’ll add a decorative edge to your space. With an eye for design that won’t snooze on style, but a budget that won’t quite stretch, Louise loves nothing more than a modern designer dupe. From coloured glassware to contemporary storage, anything to upgrade the bare space of her rented East London flat.