Summer Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room

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.

Summer Country Decorating Ideas via Town and Country LivingA 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.


Summer Country Farmhouse Dining Room via Town and Country LivingFresh picked wildflowers are a must for summer style country decorating.


Wildflowers in Blue Mason Jars for Summer Decorating via Town and Country LivingA trio of blue Ball mason jars are stuffed full with Queen Anne’s Lace and Daisy type wildflowers. Hubby and I picked all the wildflowers together.


Wildflowers in Blue Mason Jars for Summer Decorating via Town and Country LivingHe 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!


Summer Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room via Town and Country LivingThe dry sink in the corner has white enamelware and ironstone paired with lavender flowers. Now’s the time to bring out your white or light-colored home accents!


French Lavender and Bees Balm - Town and Country LivingDried 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.


Summer Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room via Town and Country LivingSummer decorating ideas for the buffet includes … what else, but more fresh wildflowers!


Summer Wildflowers in White Ironstone Pitchers via Town and Country LivingHere’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 Flowers in a White Ironstone Pitcher via Town and Country LivingSummer 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.


Summer Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room via Town and Country LivingFinally, 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.


Queen Anne's Lace in a Blue mason jar via Town and Country LivingMy 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!

Summer Showcase of Homes

Here’s the line-up of homes that will be showcased next week (mine is on Wednesday!).

Monday 7/22
Atta Girl Says ~ The Happier Homemaker ~ Rain on a Tin Roof ~ Better With Age ~ Top This Top That

Tuesday 7/23
Mom 4 Real ~ Cedar Hill Ranch ~ Practically Functional ~ While Wearing Heels ~ French Country Cottage

Wednesday 7/24
The Lily Pad Cottage ~ Marty’s Musings ~ Confessions of a Plate Addict ~ Town and Country LivingAdventures in Decorating

Thursday 7/25
Good Life of Design ~ A Stroll Thru Life ~ Worthing Court ~ Back Porch Musings ~ The Rustic Pig

Friday 7/26
Our Southern Home ~ Stone Gable ~ The Everyday Home ~ Recreate and Decorate ~ Sophia’s ~ Vignette Design


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  1. so pretty! I had to laugh though, your dining room is getting lighter and brighter and mine is going in the opposite direction! You’ll see what I mean in my next blog post.

    Happy Friday xox

  2. Jennifer,
    I love to your bright and pretty dining room. Love the ball jars with the queen anne’s lace. Everything looks fabulous.

  3. Oh you make me want to paint my dining room table so badly lol
    It’s the only piece of wood in the house – and SOMEONE is standing firm on it’s not getting touched 🙁
    Everything looks so gorgeous-and welcoming!
    Hugs from Clammy Montreal

  4. Your beautiful summer dining room is so inspiring Jennifer! SO many wonderful touches of freshness everywhere one looks!

  5. I love it, so cool and inviting! I am just in love with the fact of having fresh flowers around the house in the Summer time. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂 Have a blessed day!

  6. Your dining room looks beautiful, Jennifer! I love the sunlight streaming in, your white furniture, all the white pieces, and the cherry on top ~ those flowers. It has been so hot and humid here I’ve had the shades closed the past few days trying to keep things a bit cooler. It’s hard for me because usually one of the first things I do in the morning is open the shades to let the sun in. Hopefully, the humidity is supposed to break by Sunday.

  7. Your home reflects all that I think of during the hot summer months. Crisp white walls that keep us cool if only in our mind’s eye.. sweet bouquets of flowers here and there. I love that you and your husband had a date in a golf cart! What a guy to know what makes your heart go pitty-pat by stopping here and there letting you out to enjoy summer’s glory! Ahhhhhh……!!

  8. Oh Jennifer your dining room is beautiful! It’s amazing how pretty Gods weeds like Queen Anne’s Lace are. They’re so detailed and beautiful but putting them in the blue mason jars really make them spectacular. What color paint did you use on your walls? It’s so pretty. Your home looks like a beautiful vacation cottage where everyone wants to be!!

    Have a great weekend!

  9. I really like the way you decorated your dining room with such a perfect style. This looks elegant and welcoming. Thanks Jennifer for sharing such fun and striking ideas and love to try out some of them especially mason jar filled with wildflowers.

  10. The rooms is so elegant and inviting. I love the table and the floor covering is fabulous. This post is so inspirational. I would love it if you would share this today at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us! Thanks for hosting!


  11. O I just love the light summer colors of this room, looks so cool and reminds me of growing up in the south and my grandmas house. Please tell us more about the stenciled rug on the floor, what is it made of? Adds the perfect touch to the room.

  12. Hi there, I found your dining room on Pinterest and realized your table is the answer to our kitchen table dilemma! I love the drop leaves. Can you tell me more about the table?