Summer style is all about fresh, bright, light and airy- with a bit of bold & beautiful tossed in.
I love to re-style and redo the house with the seasons- and in summer it is all about gathering up that wonderful sunshine energy and bringing it into the house. I am working on a couple of changes right now- we just painted the office yesterday and are working on redoing that set on antique furniture- so stay tuned for those new looks and a mini summer home tour coming your way. Today it is about a few styling tips for some of your favorite areas in our house-and shopping Prime Day & sale looks below the photos to recreate as well. (affiliates) Note that some links are exact items-others are options to get a similar look.
Dining Room Cupboard
Florals, brass accents and stacks of pretty- the shelves in the dining room cupboard are always changing to fit the seasons. But they have some of my favorite things always on repeat as well.
Layers & Echoes- The brass serving dome is such a beautiful way to bring a bit of elegance- and it ties in perfectly with the echo of brassy gold in the brass goblets and gilded wine stems on the table.
Something Fresh- Bring in something fresh to the shelves for a burst of summer. Wander the garden to see what is blooming or clip greens and fill a vase or pitcher.
Stacks of pretty- Plates, books, wood pedestals- stack a few things and place them on the shelves to add some height and interest.
Shop the look below and see more about this styling HERE
Though the barn is not a bedroom currently, the look in here is all about country chic summer style. From the whitewashed wood walls to the cowboy boots- I shared this room last week and had lots of questions about where to find the pieces to get this look.
Add something whimsical – The boots at the foot of the bed, the chandelier in a rustic space, the curtains as a headboard- think about ways you can add something unexpected or whimsical to a styling to bring a welcoming charm.
Layers of Lovely
Because, I am all about layers of lovely & comfy in the bedroom. I shared the bedroom styled for summer recently- and shared that yes indeed I do have that velvet quilt on the bed even now. Even with the 100+ temperatures this week when it definitely was not needed- I kept it on the bed because I love the look. Shop the look below & see more on summer bedroom style tips HERE
In The Kitchen
Favorite ways to style the kitchen for summer seem to always involve 3 things. Fresh flowers, Copper & Cutting Boards.
Bring The Garden Inside- Bring those fresh flowers, blooming branches, and greens inside. A simple pot of blooms on the island or counter instantly warms up the kitchen.
Add copper for a bit of elegance and stack up wood cutting boards for warmth and charm.
In the Living Room
I tend to keep the living room looking the same year round- with white linen, a touch of gold and nature. I find that when I have a neutral backdrop & layers- the crisp white walls, the white linen slipcovers, shades of barely there color pillows- the room flows together and feel restful rather than busy.
For summer style- think about lightening and brightening up your living room. Bring in soft shades of pillows, natural accents like a vintage rug or throw on the back of the sofa and even dried eucalyptus is perfect. You can also add something like an olive tree for a touch of pretty.
Swap the living and dining rooms for a quick seasonal change and a fresh perspective.
I loved having the table in front of the fireplace for a bit- and sitting on the sofa in a different area of the room offers a different point of view when relaxing too. Though not all the room changes stay for too long- it is fun to switch things around for a bit.
Taking my coffee outdoors in the morning is one of my favorite parts of the day. I love to spend as much time as I can outdoors working and playing- and this little spot is one that it always enjoyable.
Create a backyard getaway- Add a fountain and a place to sit and visit and relax. I love to use 4 chairs instead of larger outdoor pieces – and also like to incorporate natural elements like a tree stump for a table.
On the Table
I shared this pretty vintage inspired table recently- and these things are perfect for enjoying all summer long. Whether you mix up the glassware to go more with your florals or colors- use vintage plates in place of new or just want to add something fun like dried flowers.
Bring in the Ambiance- Always my go to first thing with outdoor stylings- ambiance. Twinkle Lights, Candles, Lanterns – they all bring such warmth and charm to a table or outdoor setting.
For more on this table styling & guide- You can find that HERE
I hope this helps inspire you to create a bit of lovely in your home for summer! And today is Prime Day at Amazon– which is one of my favorite places to shop for pretty much everything. We also stream t.v. & music there as well with Prime – so I would say we are pretty big fans. Today is the first day of 2 days of Prime deals – so if you are looking for anything- go take a peek!
See you soon for an antique furniture update- we are getting close to being able to move them indoors and get them set up!
Happy Monday all.