10 Easy Summer Decorating Ideas


Hi  everyone!

I'm so very excited to be joining my friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for the annual edition of the  Summer Home Tour series.

I hope you have enjoyed the tours so far this week, there are still so many beautiful homes in store! You'll find all the links at the end of this post. 30 beautiful homes in total, all dressed in their best Summer attire.

If you're joining me via Kristin's beautiful log cabin @ White Arrows Home, welcome! I just love her cabin, it's summer perfection! 

OUR SUMMER HOME TOUR

2021 has been a slow year for me, I decided not to get into big projects or home renovations so I could take time for myself and work on other areas concerning the blog. Well, given that we're also having (and continuing to have) plenty of visitors this summer, my décor had to be extremely simple and effortless.

Let me take you around our home, starting here in our family room. Oh, I also want to share with you my ten simple summer decorating ideas that I use every single year.

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bright white and blue family room with monstera plant
Coffee Table | Rug | Pendant Light | ChairPillow Cover |


1. CLEAN AND DECLUTTER

The weather outside might be frightful. 😊🔥 But, coming inside a clean and spacious home can give you the feeling of cool freshness.
sofa and gray curtains and plain wall art in blue
The heavy blankets were put away and the coffee & side tables were also updated with lighter décor pieces.
summer coffee table decor

2. SWITCH PILLOW COVERS, THROW BLANKETS, ETC.

One of the easiest ways to update a room for the new season is by switching the pillow covers. A fun print, lighter fabrics and strong colors convey that the summer season is here and it is very welcomed.
I also love to switch the throw blankets and sometimes even the rugs.
cute pillow cases with geometric designs
| Green Pillow Cover | Beige Pillow CoverModern Ring Sculpture |

3. BRING IN A NEW PLANT - BIG OR SMALL

It's summer, let's bring the outdoors in! I'm enamored with my Monstera Deliciosa. It's been a year since I got it and she looks better and better every day. Too big for your space? How about a succulent?
family room summer decor, plant inside rattan planter with legs
| Monstera | Planter-similar |

4. ADD A FUN PATTERN

Peel & stick wallpaper is a fun way to update a piece of furniture or maybe a small section of a wall. There are so many designs to choose from and I like that it can be removed at any given time. That small section of wallpaper that I installed there behind the T.V. completely changed the mood of the room.
Tv entertainment center for Summer
| DIY - Built-in | WallpaperSconce | Rug |

hydrangea and wooden beads on glass coffee table

Let's head over to the contiguous room, the kitchen. 

I love that this room is always bright, specially in the mornings when the sun hits that window. This picture was taken in the afternoon when the light was hitting the kitchen island.
Navy kitchen island, red roses and white cabinets
Ceiling Light | Pendant Light | Rug |

5.  FLOWERS FROM THE GARDEN MAKE PRETTY BOUQUETS

Flowers put a happy mood in any room. If those flowers or greens are from your very own garden, the satisfaction is even greater. Hey, you didn't have to pay a penny and they're adorable!
kitchen island for summer

6. USE PAINT FOR A LITTLE FURNITURE OR ROOM UPDATE

Why, yes. This island got a new paint update. I bought that blue paint for another project last year, ha it didn't happen. The paint was there in the basement and out of the blue last week [pun intended] I brought it up and used it here on the island. A good pop of color compared to the previous gray.
Navy painted kitchen island

The dark color is a wonderful background that highlights whatever is stored on those shelves.
white and blue tea cups and bowl on cake platter
| Tea Cups | Pedestal Cake Plate - similar |

Now, you can update a simple chair or small table with paint. That will surely give your room a brand new look.
kitchen table with white and blue china

7. USE NATURAL FIBERS

Our home office, the previous dining room, is packed with wooden surfaces and natural materials that give a warm yet cooling vibe to it.
white office with wooden surfaces
| Chair | RugBuilt-in | Plate Rack

8. USE THRIFTY FINDS AS DECOR PIECES

An unexpected thrifty find can be the great conversation started piece you need in a room. I'm always looking for chunky pots, candlesticks, lanterns, old books, art, etc. etc. 
Thrifty bowl with succulents

A new abstract face line art opened up this working area.
Summer decor in the office - computer area

white books on shelves

But overall, things have stayed pretty much the same in this room.
white office with wooden ceiling
DIY Coffered Ceiling | Built-in | Chandelier |

9. DECORATE WITH TROPICAL LEAF PRINTS

The girl's room got a little update by changing the headboard's fabric. It used to be white, but the new grid pattern gives more definition to the entire area.

The leaf gallery is a super easy idea to bring a good punch of summer to a room. You can get the leaf prints right HERE. Print them in the comforts of your own home, set them in the frames and ha instant art!
Navy and white bedroom decor with tropical leaf prints
| Tropical Leaf Prints | Pendant Light | Leaf Pillow - similar |

Last year we finally installed a ceiling fan not only in this room, but also in the boy's. They make a huge difference, since those are the two rooms that get hit all afternoon long with lots of sun.
tropical leaf prints gallery wall

10. FRESHEN UP YOUR BEDROOMS 

Yes. Your bedrooms also need fresh fabrics, linens.
bedroom summer decor
And overall you can take a similar approach to what you do to the main areas of your home!

Take a look at my bedroom dressed for early Summer right HERE.
a modern bedroom dressed for summer
Bed | DuvetNight Stand | Bedroom MakeoverRug |

And here's a fun makeover I did to a thrifted dresser a few weeks ago.
A thrifty dresser gets a painted makeover with eucalyptus leaves.

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Before  you head out, be sure to pop around and visit my blog friends' beautiful homes!
Anita from Whispering Pines Homestead is up next which is one of my favorite homes to visit. It's always full of color, charm and history. You're going to love it!

You can catch up with all the summer home tours by clicking the links below:


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17 comments :

  1. Oh your home is always a fave and just so beautiful! I love all of the green additions throughout in plants and textiles. The girls room is my favorite this time around, but everything is JUST SO GOOD.

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    1. Aww thanks so much Cassie!! Those tropical prints in her room really gave it a new vibe we're all loving.

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  2. Cristina, I'm not sure where to start! I always love how you integrate building everything - how you framed out that headboard is so innovative! Love all the plants, the light you have and how everything feels so cozy:-)

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    1. Anita, huge compliment coming from you, thanks!!

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  3. I always look forward to your tour. Your home is so pretty. I wish I had a work space like yours.

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    1. Thanks Julia, it's so good to hear that! ❤️

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  4. Gorgeous home tour! Love your office and the walkway into it! It's so soothing, I'd love to work there!

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  5. I love visiting your home. Everything always looks so fresh and inviting and I love all your fabulous DIY Projects that you've done to turn your basic home into some way more than custom. Great tips for adding summer to our homes too. Thanks tons for joining the tour again this season, your home is always a favorite.

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    1. Marty, you're the best! Thanks so much for hosting us and for always being the hostess with the mostess!

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  6. Such a beautiful home tour! I adore all of the cool shades of blue.

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    1. Blue is so refreshing during summer. Well, I might say all year round. 😄 Thanks Laura!

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  7. Your home is just beautiful! I so admire your style and your fearless individualism with it comes to decorating. You have one of the best decorating blogs!!!!xo

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    1. Oh wow, Yvonne! That means a lot coming from you! ❤️

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  8. My goodness is your home ever BEAUTIFUL! I love absolutely everything...your bedroom, the shelving, all the colours your chose...so many lovely details!

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    1. Aww thank you so much! You just made my evening. 🥰 I really appreciate your very kind words.

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  9. Your home is beautiful. Your styling is clean and pristine and so perfect with your summer decorating ideas. I am happy to feature your beautiful home at Love Your Creativity. Happy summer.

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