Happpyyy summer!!! Its been summer officially for a week now and I have just dilly dallied in getting this post together.. but here I am, so excited to share our home all decked out for summer!
I will be honest, I did not do much for this tour because I wanted to just get rid of all the stuff! We have family over visiting all the time and the little kiddos (3 under 3!) ¬†all want to tear apart everything.. and frankly I don’t have much energy to clean up all the stuff all the time. I’m sure you don’t either in your homes! So I started by de cluttering the living room first, which is really our main space.. I removed the blanket ladder and some pillows and moved over the plant to the corner. That immediately opened up the space and made it seem larger. We don’t have a coffee table because it is such a pain to move it around when the kiddo’s are playing in here because really usually you can’t see that rug as it is COVERED in toys and books – #reallife
I am always at a loss to what to decorate with in the summer and what colour’s to use. I am not a huge fan of yellow or bright colours.. and I really did not want to invest a ton of money into seasonal decor that wouldn’t go with the whole vibe of our home in terms of colours and decor. So, I took a trip to Michael’s and tried to keep an open mind in what colour spoke to me. And oddly enough, it was yellow! I was naturally pulled towards sunflowers and forsythia’s with their vibrant and bright yellow hues. And when I came home with these bunches, I quickly realized how stunning a bright yellow looks against neutrals and the muted blues I have going on in our house.
I added touches of muted blue through handmade pottery that has been handed down to me from my in law’s – which I absolutely adore. Another favourite staple in my decor are vintage books, which are a great piece to give some height and texture to create a simple, yet beautiful vignette.
In the kitchen, I again kept it simple and spruced up the space with tons of flowers (faux and fresh). I dug out my mother in law’s vintage china and hand made place mats and paired them with some good ole Rae Dunn to create a super simple tablescape.
Moving on to our bedroom, which was the other space that got some summer touches, I again kept it simple and added in some yellow sunflowers and some cute thrifted finds. How cute is this bed tray, vase and vintage watering can that I found when out pickin’?!? I shopped my house for most of the items and again as you can see, kept it simple which is my MO for this summer – easy and breezy!
And there you have it! A simplified summer home tour, where I simply removed decor and added in some florals to make it bright and clean for simple summer livin’. I hope you will come say hello on Instagram and Pinterest and watch my insta stories for some fun behind the scenes on decor projects!