There is even more Summer decor coming your way. Today I am participating in the Something Different Summer Home Tour! Why “something different”? The twenty-two homes participating in this tour are as varied as the women living in them. Each home has it’s own style and you are sure to find something different and unique about each one of them!
If you are new here, welcome, I am so happy to have you! You will find I have lot of DIY projects sprinkled throughout our home. My belief is that you can create a home that feels like a million bucks without spending it.
A source list can be found at the end of the post. Some affiliate links are used. For more information, visit my full disclosure.
Summer Living Room
When prepping for summer decor, I knew I didn’t want to spend anything on season specific decor. I brought in a couple of new items, but they will definitely work year round. Overall the living room feels refreshed and ready for a laid back summer. Here are the small changes I made.
Coffee Table Decor
I’m not one to swap out my coffee table decor too much. Call me lazy, but when I find something I like, I usually keep it that way for a long time. So, I surprised myself when I ended up with this different grouping. The planter I found in the garden section of Homegoods. It was one of those items that you spot from across the store and gets you all excited. At $12 it came home with me. These Camomile flowers were picked up at the grocery store. The tiny white petals and cheery yellow cone just felt like summer to me. My little brass turtle migrated over from the secretary desk, and my mom’s clay dish that she made works perfectly with the blue pillows added in.
The black taper candles that were up for winter were swapped out for white to lighten the look. I moved my grey vase over from our bedroom and added a Philodendron clipping from outside.
Definitely the biggest change in here came by adding in the blue pillows. I had some vintage fabric left over from another pillow I made for the playroom and knew it would be perfect for an extra long lumbar. That is such a fun, unexpected size on a couch. If you haven’t yet tried it out, I encourage you to! From more fabric already on had, I made the pillow you see below with the fringe on the side. The blue definitely added some life into this space, and with only having to spend less than $30 on pillow making supplies I feel great about it.
Summer Kitchen Nook
Our kitchen nook is getting plenty of summery vibes from our fiddle leaf fig that has been growing like crazy. A time is coming soon when I will have to figure out how to prune it.
Summer Dining Room
For summer I swapped out black pillows for blue ones in the head chairs. And actually, I only had one small blue lumber pillow in here. Instead of making another, I got lazy and wrapped fabric around an old pillow. They don’t get sit in regularly so it’s not a big deal. A quick way to change out color if you don’t have time or energy!
More clipped Philodendron was added in here because I just love their big bold leaves. And not that they’re green, but my DIY pressed botanicals help add life to the space as well.
Added back to the space was my DIY bead edge bowl. I like how the texture mimics the vase I placed on our living room coffee table. Since this room has a lot of warm wood tones, I find that adding in a large white piece like this bowl helps lighten up the look.
Living Room Sources
- Jute rug
- Coffee table
- End table
- Media Stand, no longer avail – similar here
- Bamboo blinds
- DIY drapes – using these sheets
- DIY blue lumbar pillow – similar here
- DIY blue square pillow – similar here
- DIY white Mudcloth pillow – similar here
- Grey pillow
- Khaki pillow
- White vase – Homegoods
- Gold turtle, no longer avail – similar here
- Wooden beads
- Picture frames
- Large lidded basket
Kitchen Nook Sources
- antique table – tutorial on lime wax refinishing
- bamboo blinds
- DIY drapes – using these sheets
- feather art print
- DIY large picture frame
- black bowl
Dining Room Sources
- dining table
- side chairs
- head chairs
- indigo lumbar pillow
- bamboo blinds
- DIY drapes
- DIY pressed botanical art
- DIY clay bead bowl
- wooden dough bowl
More Summer Home Tours
I hope you enjoyed my Something Different Summer Home Tour! Be sure to grab some more inspiration from the other beautiful homes linked below!
I’m so in love with your home Shelley! I want every single pillow in your home.
shelley!!!! love love love! your home is SO beautiful and serene, like a breath of fresh air! i absolutely love your simple touches, i think that chamomile is my favorite addition!
Gosh your home is STUNNING! Love the giant fiddle in the kitchen eating area. And your ceilings are so tall! The banister on your stairs are really beautiful. Loving th pops of blue in the pillows you made.
It feels so light and summery with the pops of blues and greens! Your home is gorgeous. Loved your tour.
It is just so beautiful! Happy summer.
Love your stunning coastal style! Those botanical prints are fab!
Holy Smokes! What a stunning home! The architectural details are spectacular! Your style is so welcoming and warm. So pretty
Your home is beautiful. It is so timeless and clean and just all around goals!
So beautiful , Shelley. I like the restraint. The planter is really great. I just returned from HG, as I walked out with no purchase , I noticed the woman ahead of me was empty handed too. That never happens,
I do also love love love your coffee table,