You have no idea how badly I wanted to give this blog post a different title. In my mind, it really should be called, “Stick a bunch of seashells in bowls around your house and call it good!”. But, I was afraid that it didn’t sound quite blog-title-ish enough. So I went for the more ‘professional’ route instead and today I’m going to be sharing with you some of the most easy-peasy ways to add summer style to your home.
1. Seashells, lots and lots of seashells
Perhaps the easiest way ever to welcome summer to your home is with the addition of seashells.
Over the years, I have found that I do myself a huge favor by simply changing up existing decor seasonally. This vintage scale had a nest on top of it in the spring and now it holds a white bowl filled with seashells.
And this reproduction balance scale received a similar treatment. Seriously friends this all only takes minutes!
2. Nautical Touches
Summer decor doesn’t necessarily have to be overt and obvious. Decorative pieces that have rope trim are always a great way to add a little nod to the nautical.
A blue and white ticking stripe pillow behind my toile pillows gives the sofa a fresh look.
And, of course, it’s always ok to go for the obvious if you want. 😉
3. The Colors of the Sea
It’s been said that every room should have a touch of black somewhere in it. Well, I think that in the summertime every room should have a touch of the colors of the sea.
It can be as simple as blue napkins tucked under a stack of bowls…with seashells in them of course.
Or vintage books in colors reminiscent of the water placed on a summer mantel.
4. Fresh Flowers
I know what you’re thinking. Duh, right? Of course fresh flowers are an essential component of summer decorating!
But, I’ve had it confirmed to me this summer just how important it is to be strategic in your landscaping. Think about which blooms will go with the color palette in your home and plant accordingly.
And if all else fails, hit up your local farmer’s market! Because this season of having fresh flowers available and affordable goes by way too quickly.
Summer and citrus go hand in hand.
And whether you use the real thing or the ‘faux’ thing, adding pops of bright color here and there is a great way to welcome summer to your home.
Now, I realize that none of this is really rocket science. I won’t ever claim to have the latest and greatest of home design to show you.
My hope is that it will just be that gentle reminder that it takes so little time and energy to add simple summer touches throughout your home which is really how it should be.
Because we should be out enjoying it, right? Not spending time decorating for it.
So get out and enjoy it sweet friends…and maybe bring a little bit of it back inside with you.
I’m so glad you could meet me at the Fence today,