With all the beauty that summer has to offer, you probably find yourself wanting to enjoy it both indoors and out. For me, summer decorating means bringing sunlight and fresh flowers into my home. Today I’m sharing summer decorating ideas for the dining room.
A light, bright room is a must for summer decorating. A simple lace swag is draped over a branch from the yard for a fuss-free window treatment. I’ve made sure the curtain doesn’t block any part of the window so ample sunlight floods the room.
He manages a grounds crew at a nearby golf course and took me out in the golf cart to the many fields dotting the course and showed me which patches of flowers were okay to clip. The weather was fabulous and I enjoyed every minute!
Dried lavender fills the white enamel pitcher and fills the room with a lovely, light scent perfect for summer. The small glass milk bottle contains what I think is Bee’s Balm. It has a sweet scent and I had to fight off a bee while arranging these on the front porch.
Here’s an important tip when putting fresh flowers in white ironstone – Put the flowers in a mason jar (or similar) filled with water and place the jar inside the pitcher. Sometimes the water will discolor the ironstone pitcher if left inside for too long.
Summer flower arrangements are easy to create. For a casual look, cut the stems at slightly different lengths and then loosely place in a pitcher or vase. This arrangement contains only one type of flower in slightly varying shades. It took just minutes to create.
Finally, another casual flower arrangement is placed on a pedestal near the corner cabinet filled with white ironstone. A simple country basket adds a bit of interest atop the cabinet. Inside the cabinet, I tucked some sage in an aqua bottle tied with a lace ribbon.
My home will be filled with fresh flowers from fields or the garden throughout the summer months. I think the best summer decorating ideas are the ones that are easy and don’t take a lot of time, so you can spend more of your day enjoying this beautiful time of year!
Don’t forget … next week starts the Summer Showcase of Homes. You’ll be able to visit 26 homes throughout the week for more summer decorating ideas and tons of inspiration!
Here’s the line-up of homes that will be showcased next week (mine is on Wednesday!).