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10 Easy Ways to Add Summer Style to Your Home

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Officially, the first day of summer is just three short weeks away. Here are 10 easy ways to add summer style to your home.

Hello friends! Hopefully you had a wonderful holiday weekend. In our area the weather did not cooperate, but it was still a very relaxing weekend. We binge-watched movies and favorite Netflix shows, read magazines, ate delicious home-cooked food and gave ourselves permission to be lazy. It was wonderful! Children in our family are already out of school for the summer and most people we know are already on vacation. This weekend I moved a few things around the house to create more of a summertime vibe. I created a list of 10 easy ways to add summer style to your home.

It really doesn’t take a lot of time to lighten things up.

Change Out Your Pillows

Use lighter and brighter colors during summertime.

It’s fun to use a favorite quote too.

She Shed Reveal. One Room Challenge.

Add Beach Color Glass

Think of the colors of the ocean – aqua, turquoise, green and blue. Any variation of these colors will look beautiful added throughout your home.

Even glass water bottles look pretty.
Vintage glass bottles look perfect as well.

Seasonal Harvest

Even your groceries and farmer’s market purchases become part of the summertime decor in my opinion.

At this time of year we always have a plentiful amount of fresh fruit and veggies. Luckily for us, most of them are locally grown.easy peach ice cream recipe perfect for farmers market peaches.

I always keep a big bowl of all of these fresh goodies on our countertop so that they are easily accessible. During the summer months we eat lots of fresh tomatoes, watermelon, berries and peaches.

Rearrange Vignettes

This is the perfect time to make a few tweaks to your vignettes. Nothing drastic – unless you still have Easter or Spring related items displayed. You might be surprised by what a few changes might make in the overall look of your room.

Display some of your favorite summertime collections or photographs.

Maybe you like decorating with blue and white like I do. Go for it!

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Pull it all together in one big collection.

Painted Sideboard Buffet for the Dining Room. White painted furniture. Amy Howard One Step Bauhaus Buff. White dining room buffet. Vintage furniture Thrifted furniture. Furniture makeover. Thrifted furniture makeover.

Add Greenery and Plants

Bring the sunshine and outdoors inside the house. Clip some greenery from outside if you don’t have any plants. Add it to a vase or glass container with water.

Move your existing plants to another location in the house for a different look.

Living room decor room by room summer series

Add Coastal Elements

Now is the perfect time to bring out those seashells that you have collected. I added some shells to these Coastal Inspired Succulent Gardens that I created.

Or how about this miniature brass telescope and coral?

In this display I just added seashells to a wooden bowl.

My collection of seaglass looks beautiful displayed in this apothecary jar.

Think of using books in your favorite colors of summer.

Casual Summertime Tablescapes

Summer is the perfect time to be more casual and laid back. Use colors of the beach…

…the summer holidays…

4th of July place settings

…or whatever strikes your fancy. Anything goes.

Flowers From the Garden

Jenn and I are so fortunate to each have hydrangea bushes growing in our yards. This year seems to be the best growing season for us. Depending on the soil, sun and when we clip them – the bloom can be purple, blue, lilac, white or pink.Whether you have hydrangeas, roses, peonies or other flowers growing in your yard – clip some blooms and bring them in the house.

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You will appreciate them more inside the house.

Painted Sideboard Buffet for the Dining Room. White painted furniture. Amy Howard One Step Bauhaus Buff. White dining room buffet. Vintage furniture Thrifted furniture. Furniture makeover. Thrifted furniture makeover.

At least, I do LOL.

Blue and White Bathroom Makeover Reveal - One Room Challenge Week 6.

Change Out Artwork

We never have expensive art pieces, so it’s easy for us to change it out seasonally.

Little pieces like this one cost about $4.00 and they look so cute on a nightstand.

Navy Blue and White Bedroom - Lake Cottage Style

 

 

Navy Blue and White Bedroom - Lake Cottage Style

 

Summer Lake House Tour

This is a sentiment we can all appreciate.

How cute are these sweeties at Jenn’s back door?

Summertime Recipes

What better way to bring summertime into your home than with good food? Some of our favorites are Easy Homemade Peach Ice Cream.

easy peach ice cream and it is delicious too.

End of Summer Cocktail

Fresh Peach Salsa

Fresh Peach Salsa

I hope that this list of 10 easy ways to add summer style to your home has inspired you. What are your favorite ways to celebrate summer in your house?

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5 Comments

  1. What a wonderful list of fun things to liven up home for the summer!

  2. What great ideas for summer! Where do you live that you already have flowers blooming? I live in Connecticut so we have a little longer to see flowers blooming like hydraengas.

    1. Hi Mariah – Yes, we are very fortunate! We live in the Atlanta, GA area – so definitely in the south 🙂 Connecticut is such a beautiful area – hopefully you have flowers blooming too! Thanks so much for following along…we appreciate it!

      All the best,
      Vicki and Jenn – 2 Bees in a Pod

  3. There are so man fabulous projects in this post, I don’t know which one to pin first! You two are so creative and talented. Your summer home has always been one of my favorites because it feel warm and inviting all season long. Can’t wait to follow along this summer. Hugs, CoCo

  4. Beautiful home and pics! Such great summer inspiration. I enjoyed over reading your blog post. Thanks and keep sharing.

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