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Summer is by far my favorite season–and to make sure I have plenty of time to enjoy it, I keep my summer decorating simple and easy. If you’re looking for ways to refresh your home and give it that light and airy summer feeling, I’ve gathered a few easy summer decorating ideas to share with you today. I had fun putting this post together, and I hope it will give you some ideas for adding some fresh summer vibes to your home as well!
By sticking with a cohesive color scheme throughout our home–mostly neutrals with pops of blue, I’m able to move pillows, rugs and decorative items from space to space to create a new look using what I already own, saving both time and money!
Inspired by the colors of nature, I love to bring the outdoors in as much as possible. Flowers, branches and plants from our back yard, seashells from our travels, and even rocks and driftwood, are the quickest, easiest, and most interesting summer decorative pieces I like to add to our home. Read on to see some other ways I add a touch of fresh summer style to our home.
Easy, Breezy Summer Decorating Ideas
In the living room:
White walls (Simply White by Benjamin Moore) and curtains, as well as lighter tones and textures, help bring a summery vibe to our living room. Adding in a blue rug, as well as an assortment of blue pillows, makes this space feel more happy & relaxed and less formal.
My framed botanical prints also bring a touch of color and nature to this space. Here’s how I made my botanical art wall using pages from a book!
Baskets are one of my favorite ways to bring a breezy summer feeling to our home. As far as I’m concerned, you can never have too many baskets–and the best thing is, they never go out of style!
In the hearth room:
The area below is in our hearth room/TV room where my husband and I love to relax. In the summer, I like to incorporate a bit of a beach-house feeling in here with plenty of stripes, baskets, and greenery. With a very messy English bulldog in residence, white slipcovers that can be removed and thrown in the wash are a must!
In the dining room:
Our dining room doesn’t get much use in the summertime, but it’s nice to have one space in the house that always stays clean!
I recently added the striped rug, and I really love how it refreshed this space. It’s way too small–I bought a 5 x 8, intending to use it elsewhere, but thought I’d try it in here just to see how it would look. But once I got it under the table I liked it so much I didn’t want to move it! Maybe one of these days I’ll replace it with a larger version.
In my office:
Abundant natural light is my favorite thing about my home office. The light, bright feeling in this space gets me going when I need some Monday motivation! Last year, we switched to this woven light fixture to add a fresh touch–and it gives off a wonderful rosy glow in the evenings. I recently also added a natural rug to this space for a soft, summery touch underfoot. I’ll share new photos of this space soon (as soon as I clean off my desk)!
In the kitchen:
Fresh flowers are my favorite way to bring a fresh vibe to the kitchen!
The open shelving gets a summer update, too, with the addition of a few lighter-toned accent pieces.
Shelves (same) Shelves (similar) // Marble Board // Soap Dish (similar) // Brass Cabinet Pulls // Sink // Cutting Board // Bamboo Shades // Subway Tile // Coffee Maker // Nespresso // White Canisters (similar) // Salt/Pepper Cellar (similar)
Even something as simple as a basket, or canister displayed on the counter … or a pretty dish towel or two, can add a fresh touch to your kitchen for summer.
Here’s a peek at our updated breakfast nook. I’m so happy to have this space lightened up for summer! Previously, we had a dark wood oval table, gray upholstered chairs, and a fabric light fixture.
In the master bedroom:
My favorite pairing of blue and white creates a cool and calm atmosphere in our master bedroom for summer. I love the crisp, clean look of white bedding.
Coastal artwork is another great way to add a summery feeling to any space. The piece in our bedroom was purchased locally a couple of years ago, but I found a few similar options, which I share here.
In the guest bedroom:
Our guest bedroom is a busy spot this time of year, as friends and family have discovered our Rocky Mountain summers can’t be beat! So far this summer we’ve welcomed my mom and sister, and my husband’s family arrives next week!
On the patio:
Our patio is our favorite place to hang out during the warmer months. We like to carry our drinks out here after dinner to enjoy the glorious summer sunsets! Our outdoor curtains give us a little extra privacy–plus some much-needed shade on sunny days!
Earlier this summer, we had doves and robins nesting under the eaves out here, which meant we weren’t able to use this space for fear of disturbing the mama birds. Even though being banished from our patio was a bit of an inconvenience, we felt like proud parents once the baby dove and four baby robins left their nests!
Wishing you a beautiful summer, my friends! xo jane
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