We decorate the whole street for the 4th, but usually not till the day of. I have some decorations for my house, but they are not out yet. Hopefully this weekend. Would love to see your pics when you are done!
As far as decorating goes we usually just hang the American flag.
But I also make sure the family is wearing red, white and/or blue clothes. I paint my toenails bright red. I usually make dessert for some family function and I always decorate it (food coloring, sprinkles) in red, white and blue.