Summer Decorating Ideas: Home Tour 2017

Welcome to my short and sweet home tour with a few summer decorating ideas for you!  I’ve made a few simple changes for the season and am joining some blogging friends to bring you a week of decorating inspiration for the season! If you’re here from Paint Me Pink … welcome! (This post contains affiliate links.)

The most work I’ve done for the summer season is seen outside. I shared my farmhouse entry and porch this past Monday. The front porch is my favorite place in the house during the warmer days. The best summer decorating idea for this space is to hang flowering baskets.

farmhouse, summer porch, summer home tour

 

In the family room, I finally swapped out the burlap swags for white curtain panels. The room needed something lighter for summer and truth be told, our kitties were having too much fun getting their claws in the burlap. Hubby hung a new light fixture in here too. You might remember I originally intended for this light to go in the sitting room.

summer family room, farmhouse living room

 

A simple box of faux lavender adorns my new coffee table. The rest of the family room is cool blues and white. I love how a simple idea like swapping out window treatments creates a lighter, airier look.

summer family room, farmhouse living room

 

No new summer decorating ideas for my sitting room since this room was recently redone, although I did swap out the gray-patterned curtains in here for the same white panels as seen in the family room. I did change the mantel decor in this room, which I’ll be sharing next week.

Farmhouse living room, family room, sitting room, neutral decorating, botanical prints, pendant light, tufted ottoman, script chairs, trellis rug

 

Since there’s so much greenery outside right now, I brought a little of that hue into the kitchen (including the dish soap!). The tablecloth is leftover material from making vintage pillow cases.

summer kitchen table setting

 

Light green hydrangeas and fern fronds were plucked from the garden to decorate. That’s one of my favorite summer decorating ideas – bringing the outdoors in. It’s so economical.

farmhouse breakfast nook, summer decorating ideas

 

I’m quite proud of my boxwood topiary. It’s the longest I’ve kept one alive!

boxwood topiary, summer table setting

 

A couple of fern fronds decorate the kitchen windowsill.

ferns in garden pots

 

Upstairs, one of the bedrooms wears blue and white, which I think is the perfect, cool color scheme for summer. A couple of wooden starfish accompany a driftwood sailboat to create the nautical theme.

Coastal Style Bedroom in Blue and White

 

Another bedroom wears my lightweight wedding ring quilt for the summer.

farmhouse bedroom, wedding ring quilt

 

Under this bed are bins full of bedding that I swap out for the seasons. I’m done buying bedding for a while now and will simply rotate bedding according to the season.

farmhouse bedroom, summer bedroom, wedding ring quilt

 

Vintage aqua bottles add the cool color of the sea. They’ll house zinnias from the garden soon.

farmhouse dresser, summer decorating

I’m still working on that “new” dining room that I’ll reveal once it’s done. I’m only making simple changes though. I’m committed to working with a smaller budget when it comes to home decor.

Do you have any decorating projects for the summer?  Or do you wait until fall?

Next up on the week of summer tours is At Charlotte’s House tomorrow!  You can see all of the summer decorating ideas this week from my blogging friends specified on the days below:

Monday
House by Hoff / House of Wood / Refresh Restyle / Cassie Bustamante / That’s My Letter

Tuesday
The Happy HousieSimplicity in the South / at HOME with the barkers / Sincerely, Sara D.

Wednesday
Nina Hendrick Design Co. / The Wicker House / A Burst of Beautiful / Paint Me Pink / Town and Country Living

Thursday
At Charlotte’s House / Just a Girl and Her Blog / House 214 Design / Robb Restyle

Friday
My Fabuless Life / The Turquoise Home / Erin Spain / Place of My Taste / Cherished Bliss

 Summer Seasonal Simplicity, summer home tours

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Comments

  1. I adore your home, Jennifer! And I just love the simple nautical touches in the bedrooms 🙂

  2. i just love the exterior of your home- so charming! and love your summery touches. what a cozy pretty home!

  3. So pretty and romantic, Jennifer! And I love all the greenery!

  4. Jennifer your home is utterly charming. All the details and fresh bits make it so welcoming.

  5. Christiane Guindon Lavoie says:

    Lovely home, love the colors.

  6. I’ve commented enough that you know I love your home and what you’ve done with it. It’s cozy, warm and delightful in its decor. I am SO glad to see you changed out the burlap window coverings in your family room. To me, the change is major and the softness of the white panels lifts the spirit of the entire room. Also love your upstairs bedrooms – we don’t see them enough – and they are charming too. Also, with regard to the old fashioned bedside table like you have in your blue/white bedroom, I saw two of them (original brown finish) in a consignment shop last week and it brought back memories of my grandmother’s house. She had the full bedroom set – bed, double sided vanity with mirror, vanity stool and side tables. I wonder what ever happened to all of it. Can’t wait to see your “new” dining room.

  7. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Love your house and the changes, looks very summery fresh. Your home is a great place to live.

  8. your home is so pretty and a breath of fresh air. Enjoy the summer months ahead.

  9. Your home is so pretty! I love all the greenery you added – it’s perfect for summer!

  10. Jennifer, your home never disappoints! I just love the fresh airy feel! Perfect!

  11. So pretty and cozy and welcoming, Jennifer! I love all your vintage pieces – so much character in your home!

  12. Your home is so charming and enchanting! I love your wedding ring quilt!

  13. Rebekah g says:

    Where is your rug from?

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