Looking for simple ways to refresh your home for summer? Check out these easy decorating ideas that will bring the sunshine indoors.
Summer is that laid back time of year when life’s pace is a little slower and we naturally want to keep things easy and simple. That same desire applies to decorating your home for summer too!
Welcome to the 2023 Summer Home Tour, hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. Marty graciously hosts seasonal home tours for 25 – 30 bloggers every season. You’ll find the links to everyone’s summer tour down below.
If you’re coming over from She Gave It A Go, welcome to Worthing Court! Don’t you just love Brendt’s modern farmhouse style? She did such a great job adding summer touches to her home.
This is Part II of my summer tour. You can see Part I HERE.
I have to say that things are in a bit of an upheaval at my house right now, thanks to a burst water pipe in one of our walls. Things are quite a mess around here at the moment.
We’re facing a complete master bathroom retile and having to move out of our house for a week or so while they repair and refinish the hardwood floors on our entire first floor.
See the torn up floor below the end table? While we’re in limbo, waiting for the repairs to begin, I’m sure you can imagine why I needed simple and easy decorating ideas this summer!
To add to the chaos, I’m in mid-redecorating mode in several of the main rooms in our house, as is evidenced by the bare wall above our couch, temporary lamps, draperies, yet-to-be-removed plates on the wall and other furnishings in our family room.
I’m all about keeping things real around here – life is messy! So, ignore what isn’t “just so” and focus on the pretty. M’kay pumpkin? 😃
The way that I like to approach easy seasonal decorating is by adding touches to my existing decor instead of creating a room that screams, “it summer, y’all!”.
I didn’t change or add anything to my foyer, but the greens and blues that I used on my front porch, definitely give off a welcoming summer vibe.
To give me something pretty to look at in the family room, besides the torn up floor and drywall, I redecorated our media center and console table with small vignettes made up of things from my stash.
The only summer-specific thing in this corner is a treasured piece of coral that I inherited along with my mom’s shell collection.
Everything else is bright and colorful for the summer, but can also be left here year round. For an easy change for fall, all I would need to do is to replace some of the greenery with a mum and possibly change the pillow to a warmer color.
This all goes back to my K.I.S.S. decorating method that I shared a while back, which you may also want to embrace.
I know that decorating shelves can be intimidating and is something that many of us struggle with. But never fear! I put together a post with 12 tips and secrets for decorating all types of shelves, that you can find HERE. It includes a free printable checklist too.
I love adding bowls of lemons around the house during the summer. They make me think how satisfying a refreshing glass of lemonade is on a hot, sweltering day.
I used them when I redecorated our screened porch, which is right around the corner from this room, so it made sense to use them in the kitchen and breakfast area too.
Another favorite and easy way that I love to decorate for summer is by having one or more hydrangea arrangements around the house. You might have noticed one on the table in my family room in the image above.
I fell in absolute love with the colors of these faux hydrangeas that I ran across. I knew they would work perfectly in my dining room to add a much needed pop of brightness to a room that doesn’t get very much natural light.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today! Check out last summer’s tour and let me know if you can spot the changes that have happened in our family room since then.
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Next, you want to be sure to visit Alicia from Thrifty and Chic to see her pretty summer cottage dining room!
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