Welcome friends! It’s June and the official first day of summer is right around the corner! To celebrate, I’ve joined a group of talented bloggers for our 2022 Summer home tour hosted by the lovely, Marty of A Stroll Thru Life. This week, you’re going to have the opportunity to visit 30 homes for tons of summer decorating ideas! At the bottom of this blog post, you can see the full line up. Be sure to stop back each day so you don’t miss any. For my contribution, I hope to inspire you with my simple and classic summer home tour!
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Summer Home Tour:
Before we begin, I want to welcome those of you who are arriving from Chalking Up Success! I’m sure you loved Jayne’s easy summer decorating ideas. Not only is she super-talented, but she’s one of the sweetest bloggers!
When you’re finished here, remember to visit the links at the end of this post to see all the beautiful summer decorating inspiration!
Now, let’s get started with my classic summer home tour!
Today, we’ll start in the family room where I decorated my mantel in a coastal style…
Coastal Style Summer Mantel:
Since I already have some blue in my family room, it was easy to decorate my mantel with beach inspired colors.
When decorating for summer, you can’t go wrong with some simple coastal accessories.
Recently, I found this art print at Homegoods and planned to hang it in a bedroom at our family’s beach house. For now, it works great as a focal point on my summer mantel.
As I searched for items to decorate my mantel, I used the colors in the artwork for inspiration. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with classic blue and white for summer! And you can’t go wrong with white hydrangeas when decorating for summer…
Decorating with Summer Flowers:
Just like in my spring home tour, I like to add fresh flowers to my home…
Since my hydrangea bushes haven’t bloomed yet, I bought these at the grocery store. Here on the east coast, we see tons of hydrangeas in the shore towns…so it made sense to add them to my coastal inspired mantel.
In my kitchen, I dressed up an orchid in a blue and white pot. Sure, orchids are more tropical-coastal than the hydrangeas we see at the Jersey shore but they still look great for summer! And they look extra summery when placed in view of the pool!
Patio Dining – Classic Summer Home Tour:
In the summer, we practically live on our patio. Between the seating areas and the patio dining table, we have plenty of spaces to enjoy the summer weather. Though when dining outside, I like to keep the table relaxed and casual.
For this table setting, I mixed some navy melamine plates with my everyday porcelain dishes. Instead of getting all fancy with a napkin ring, I just tied the napkins in a simple knot.
With some simple blue and white placemats, a few hydrangeas and candles and this table is ready for summer entertaining.
By keeping the table simple, we can enjoy the flower gardens and the views of the pool!
Thanks for stopping by to see my classic summer home tour!
Simple and Classic Summer Decorating Takeaways:
- Carry the same colors through your rooms.
- Bring the outside in…or the inside out!
- Use the sea for inspiration.
- Keep your decor light and simple.
- Decorate with seasonal flowers.
- Don’t “over” decorate…sometimes less is more.
Once again, thank you to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for hosting! To take the full tour, you can start with her beautiful blog.
If you’re following in order, Stonegable is next in the line up. For many years, I’ve been reading Yvonne’s blog and I adore her decorating style. She has a way of transforming spaces while making it all look easy. You’ll definitely learn a lot from this talented lady!
Also, please visit the rest of the participants on the blog hop from the list below!
Tuesday – June 7th Lineup
Wednesday – June 8th Lineup
Thursday – June 9th Lineup
Friday – June 10th Lineup
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