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!