This summer I made a promise to spend less time in the house and more time outside with my garden and my family. So I haven’t done much decorating but I did make a subtle change in my sitting room to lighten it up for summer living.
Today is the first Saturday of the month which means it’s time to share some cozy goodness with my blogging friends. You’ll find their cozy summer living ideas for July at the end of this post.
My highlight includes a round brass mirror I found while on a recent shopping trip with my daughter, who’s becoming a bad influence. She says I’m the bad influence but regardless – we both spend too much money when we’re together.
My sitting room has a single small window and I’ve been looking for a large, round mirror to reflect more light and brighten the room. The mirror is perfect for adding summer’s natural light in this space. I kept the white ironstone pieces on the mantel and simply did a little rearranging, adding greenery and hosta flowers.
The lily of the valley isn’t real, but I wish it was. I need to add some of these beauties to my shade garden. My grandmother had loads of them in her yard next to her stream and I’ve loved them ever since.
White pieces used in vignettes help to lighten a room for the summer season.
One of my favorite white pieces is this pretty white porcelain gardenia candle that has the sweet scent of summer.
You can see how the new round mirror reflects the sunlight poring through the single window. The white ironstone with a a few green fronds emphasizes the lightness of carefree summer living.
For more summer inspiration and cozy living ideas, visit my blogging friends below!