Easy summer decorating ideas with a coastal vibe! You are going to love this summer refresh of the kitchen, living room & dining room!
Today, I'm sharing my home, simply decorated for summer. If you are still looking for easy summer decorating ideas, you will love today's post. Join me as I refresh my home by adding a touch of summer décor and natural textures to my rooms.
Blogger home tours (Summer)
Welcome to day one of the Blogger's summer home tour! Huge thanks to Marty of 'A stroll thru life' for organizing!
If you've just popped over from Rhoda at Southern Hospitality, welcome! Rhoda has a beautifully decorated, home full of color and texture! I love her classic style, don't you?
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Today, I'm happy to take you on a tour of my home styled for summer!
Now, where shall we start? I think we'll go into the dining room first.
Easy summer decorating ideas for the dining room
Every piece of furniture in the dining room (apart from the dining table) was thrifted. I'm a big fan of upcycling and furniture makeovers. If you read my 'About' page, you'll know why I first got into that.
The secretary was upcycled with chalk paint and given a lovely damask stencil. You can see the DIY for painting and stenciling the secretary desk here.
The paravent in the photo below is hiding the stack of logs needed for our wood-burning fire. The fireplace and log storage also act as dividers between the lounge and dining room.
I found the large vase on eBay in the small ads section. It didn't look like this when I got it but I absolutely love how it turned out. If you'd like to see how I upcycled it take a look at my DIY textured vase post here.
Decorating the dining table
The dining room is simply decorated for summer.
We recently changed out the lamps above the dining table. I wrote a post about finding coastal-style pendant lamps here.
TIP: If you want a giggle, see how we fitted the new dining room lamps 'like magic' on my Instagram reels. Say hi in the comments to let me know you're coming over from my home tour so we can connect.
This year, instead of a summer tablescape like the one I made last year, I've put together a small table centerpiece.
This table gets lots of use when we have guests and on the weekends when our boys are home.
Now, let's go through into the kitchen.
Easy summer decorating ideas in the kitchen
Decorating the kitchen table
The first thing you see on entering the kitchen from the dining room is our kitchen table. We sit here for day-to-day meals when it's too cold to eat outside. During summer, we usually eat on the patio in the garden.
You can see how to recreate the coastal-style table centerpiece here.
I love bringing the outdoors in, this time with feathery white flowers, a few stems of meadow grass, and seashells.
Coastal kitchen decorating
A small kitchen counter divides the kitchen table from the kitchen.
I'd like to give a big shout-out to Suzy of 'Worthing Court' for passing on her Lightroom photo editing tip for blown-out windows. That tip made a big difference to my photos this time around. The kitchen window is not blown-out like it was in my spring home tour earlier this year. Thanks again for that, Suzy!
That's another thing I cherish about taking part in these home tours, we are all supportive of each other and always ready to help each other out!
Anyway, back to the tour!
I don't do much decorating in the kitchen because there's not much space. There are usually a few pots of herbs in front of the window that I replenish often.
Indoor kitchen herb garden
I managed to find some Mojito mint at the garden center, so I'm sure you can guess what our favorite summer cocktail is this summer!
I also have two of my fave herbs on the kitchen counter, Rosemary and Basil.
We have lots of herbs growing in the garden but Rosemary and basil are in constant use in this house so they get to stay inside! I usually have a few basil plants 'recuperating' in the garden ready to be swapped out to use in the kitchen.
I've changed the print to one with summer Dahlias.
The only other nod to summer in the kitchen is some seashells and a faux sea star. As I said, I like to keep it simple in the kitchen.
Next, we're going into the living room.
Easy summer decorating ideas in the living room
I usually like to have a centerpiece on the coffee table. I'm using a round seagrass tray to corral some summer plants and candles.
I moved the hallway table to a spot behind the sofa. I love it here but it's just a bit too short. I'd like to either build or buy a console table to go behind each of the sofas in this room. It's another project on my endless list of things to do!
If you read this blog often, you'll already know but if you're new, I have to tell the story of my coffee table. This is the project that got me hooked on furniture upcycling. It's solid oak and was an absolute steal. The table was another eBay small ads find and it has such a sweet story behind it. You can read all about the transformation in the post 'Riviera Mason coffee table makeover'.
If you were wondering what I did with the vintage mirror that was on the wall behind the sofa, I've put it opposite the fireplace for now.
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I hope you enjoyed the tour and maybe found a little inspiration! I loved sharing my summer home décor ideas with you.
Summer home tour 2022
Don't forget to visit my friends!
Every day this week there will be a line-up of beautiful homes to tour. Check back every day as each tour goes live for more easy summer decorating ideas!
Heading the line-up tomorrow is Shelley of 'Calypso in the country'. Shelley's style is............nope, no spoiler alerts here, you should definitely go and visit her lovely home for yourself! Oh, okay, I'll tell you one thing and that is, you're going to love it!
I hope you enjoy the rest of the homes on the 2022 Summer home tour!
Happy summer decorating!
Tuesday - June 7th Lineup
Wednesday - June 8th Lineup
Thursday - June 9th Lineup
Friday - June 10th Lineup
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