Decorating With Blues and Greens for Summer
Hello, dear friends, welcome to this year’s Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tour! I am once again thrilled to be your host for this week long tour where 25 of my talented blogging friends are all sharing their homes freshly decorated for summer. For my tour this year I will be sharing ideas on decorating with blues and greens for summer!
Get comfortable, grab a refreshing beverage, and let me give you the scoop!
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Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours
Like I mentioned above this is a week long tour. I host these tours seasonally and always look forward to visiting all the homes included to get inspired for our home. You can find all of the ladies sharing linked below.
If you are a regular here, welcome! If you are new and happened to find me after taking Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction’s tour, welcome! Don’t you love her beautiful summer decor?
And don’t forget, new homes will go live each day this week so make sure to come back each day to visit them all!
Decorating With Blues and Greens for Summer
Ok so before we get started on pictures of our home here is a little bit about me. My 14 year old daughter took these pictures of me to share with you all for today’s tour.
As she was taking them she was being so funny and literally cracking me up! We had some fun laughing together and after looking at them I felt like she really captured me well.
You can see my casual style (wrinkly shirt and all), curly hair, love for hats and probably a few other things.(find my blue hat here!) I’m truly just a hot mess mama who needs Jesus, time to putter in my garden and an occasional gin and tonic.
Oh, and you will also quickly learn that even though I live in beautiful Colorado, I decorate like I love near the ocean!
Hopefully someday that will happen! Now let me show you around our home a bit.
Let’s Start In Our Entry
With summer just about here I have been so excited to get our home ready to welcome in the warmer months. We had such a gloomy, cold and wet Spring that has left me craving sunshine and color!
Here is what I came up with!
Our home has a very collected feel with a bit of coastal flair! As you enter our home you see my favorite little pew tucked at the bottom of our staircase. My husband found her for me at a flea market. (He knows me well!)
Our home lends itself to decorating with blues and greens thanks to the painted woodwork. So I have had fun pulling out blues in my summer decor by using blue books, vases, furniture, pillows and more!
To add a bit of coastal flair in this spot I quickly tucked some starfish into an existing lemon wreath! Not only does this combo add color but a fun nod to summer.
And did you notice the fun set of mirrors surrounding the wreath? They are one of my favorite Amazon finds and all 6 of them come together.
For me, summer and sunshine means I often need to wear a hat to protect my fair skin. So I decided that since this is the case I should just use them in my decor! Functional decor at its best. ha!
I have a fun collection, this is only a few, that look so lovely on our wall above my favorite little pine dresser. The blue hat my husband got me last year and I simply adore it. I love how it pulls out the blue in our wood work and the vase.
My mom was so sweet and stopped by last week with some of her gorgeous viburnum snowball blooms for me. I had several of these bushes in our former home and really miss them!
Don’t they look so pretty in my blue and white ginger jar? Their leaves pull out the green I love while the vase and books add to my blue theme.
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Small Sitting Area
Just around the corner from our front door is a little sitting area. I moved my blue and white plaid chair over here and opened up a side table to fill the space.
You can see I pulled blues and greens in this space with the tablecloth, more flowers, a pretty plate and the shade on the lamp.
I scored this lamp at HomeGoods!
I have to say I am a bit pleased with myself because I bought nothing new for this tour! Instead, I moved things around.
If you saw my Spring home tour you know this lamp and chair were on the other side of the room!
This vintage grain sack I draped over the back of our chair has the initials of my husband and I embroidered on it. This was a thoughtful gift from my parents one Christmas and I still can’t believe they found it!
Notice the sea shells I snuck in around the candle? Those are from our tip to Florida last summer! The green plate the candle is sitting on was a flea market find and the cement pot with the basket weave detail was a gift from my mother. There are actually two!
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Our Family Room
Now let’s take a peek at our family room!
Just on the other side of that little sitting area I have more chairs. Chairs seem to be a weakness for me. My husband walked in the other day and noticed I had brought more chairs in and was like, wow, more furniture huh? Yep honey, you can never have enough! ha!
These two white slipcovered chairs were a Facebook Marketplace finds and I adore them! I placed two sets of pillows on them with pretty blue patterns.
In between the chairs is the cutest little table and to the side of them is some large coastal art. I scored the bird art at HomeGoods last year!
More viburnum snowballs add a fun punch of white and green to this larger round side table. I stuck them in this wicker vase with a special little trick you can see HERE over on Instagram.
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The Other Side
The other side of our family room features our fireplace and another sitting area. Yes, more chairs!
These bamboo chairs I found at Pier One years ago and they have been sitting in my parents basement for quite some time. I had my mom bring them over to try in our family room.
I’m thinking about painting them but I’m not sure. What do you think? Should I paint them?
I kept the mantel to a minimum this summer which is a bit different from how I decorated last summer’s mantel. However I did bring some light blue in with these fun spiral candles.
In the pretty gold terrarium I placed some more sea shells and a few feathers for a pretty and natural look.
And those white poppies…they are faux! Not going to lie, I’m a bit obsessed with them.
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I was sparked with a bit of creativity one day and corralled all of my wicker demi-johns and placed them in our fireplace opening.
Obviously we don’t use it in the summer so I thought this was a fun way to display my growing collection.
Finally, to the left of our mantel is my favorite boxwood green dresser. Each season I challenge myself to style her in a new and fun way.
For some fresh summer decor I moved our blue and white lamp from the kitchen and placed it on top of some books . Then set this darling basket next to it stuffed with greenery.
Simple yet full of fun texture!
Books are always a part of my decorating and for this sweet little vignette I pulled books with blues to play off of the lamp.
As you can see I just had fun decorating with blues and greens for summer this year by pulling items from all around our home. It wasn’t hard since these are my two favorite colors.
Summer decor doesn’t have to be over the top. Little touches here and there can make a space feel pulled together.
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Decorating With Blues and Greens for Summer
That’s it for today, thank you for stopping by my 2023 Summer Home Tour! If something caught your eye and you have questions please leave me a comment below and I will do my best to answer it for you! Make sure to subscribe to be a Tattered Pew insider because I will be sharing an outdoor summer tour here in a few weeks!
Meanwhile make sure to keep scrolling to find the links to this weeks home tours. Next up on the tour is Suzy from Worthing Court blog. She is sharing her lovely porch and how she has decorated it with blues and greens. We are kindred spirits!
Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours
This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours. Twenty eight talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each summer home tour by clicking the links below.
The Tattered Pew // Worthing Court // StoneGable
My Wee Abode // Southern Home and Hospitality // My Thrift Store Addiction
She Gave It a Go // Cottage In The Mitten // Eleanor Rose Home
Peacock Ridge Farm // Bricks n’ Blooms // Cottage On Bunker Hill
White Arrows Home // A Life Unfolding // Simply2Moms
WM Design House // White Lilac Farmhouse
The Ponds Farmhouse // Thistle Key Lane // Open Doors Open Hearts
Robyn’s French Nest // Cloches and Lavender // DIY Beautify
Pasha Is Home // My Family Thyme
Your blues and greens are stunning. Such a beautiful tour.
thank you, Rachel! Looking forward to yours too!
Kelly, your blues and greens are beautiful and it’s always a pleasure to tour your charming home–pinned! Thanks for hosting us once again. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thank you, Cecilia! So thankful to have you joining me. Blessings to you too my friend!
Beautiful home tour Kelly! I always love to see how you incorporate blues & greens into your decor. Your hat wall is such a neat idea!!!
Thank you, Heidi!
I love all of the the cool and soothing shades of green and blue. A truly lovely home tour!
Thank you, Laura. You are so kind!
Thank you for the beautiful tour Kelly! Green is perfect with your gorgeous blue paint. I especially love the hat collection and the fresh viburnum. And I’ve pinned the demijohn collection in the fireplace – you’ve inspired me to collect several more. 😄Thank you for including me on the tour. I can’t wait to see all the summer decor!!
Well thank you, Kate! I’m glad you enjoyed it. There is something so fun about decorating for summer. I am so excited to see yout tour too!
Love your summer decor. Yes, paint the chairs! 😄
Ha ha! Thanks mom, ok. Let’s paint the chairs!
Everything looks beautiful with your greens and blues.
You look adorable in your blue hat.
Thanks for hosting!!
Aww, thanks Cindy!
Hey Kelly! Love your pretty blue and green home tour! So many beautiful touches. It’s a bonus to see your smiling face!! Thanks for always being a great hostess!💛 Pinned
Thank you, Kim!!! I can’t wait to see your tour!
Oh so nice I do like I remember as a child being told that blue and green don’t go together but that was back when there wasn’t as many shades as there are now days
Nothing is off limits for me when it comes to mixing colors. Ha!
Hello Kelly. Would you please tell me where you got the picture behind the blue plad chair. Thank you so much.
Hello Mary! So that lovely picture is an original painting I found at a street fair when I lived in New York! Isn’t it special?
Blues and greens speaks to my heart. Your home looks beautiful and cozy for summer. I love your hat wall.
We are kindred spirits and you are so kind. thank you friend!
Everything is picture perfect but I love the pics of you the most!! I guess you have a new photography assistant now!!
Aww thanks Jennifer! I know, I should put her to work this summer! Great idea!
I just love the way that you decorate!! Your home looks absolutely gorgeous! Those pics that your daughter took are too cute friend!
Thank you Anne! You are too sweet!
Kelly! This is absolutely stunning!! Your problem with chairs is my problem with baskets. If I find them for a reasonable price I buy them…even if I have no idea what I’m going to do with them haha Someday when I’m old and gray I’ll have a yard sale and it’ll be full of nothing but baskets haha!! Thanks so much for hosting this home tour!! It’s always so much fun!
Aliya, just thin if we lived near each other how much fun we would have sharing and swapping! Baskets are a great weakness to have! Love ya lots and have a great weekend!
Thank you for hosting a tour about my favorite color combination and just in time for my annual Memorial Day weekend summer decor refresh. I love your style and your welcoming, down to earth voice on your blog.
Debra your comment just made my day! Isn’t this the best color combo? I bet we would have a lot of fun together! Have fun refreshing your decor!
What a pretty summer tour, Kelly! You’ve done a great job of bringing in the coastal style. If I didn’t know better, I’d think your home is located near the coast. The green chest is always a favorite and I love how you’ve styled it for the summer. Thank you for hosting the bloghop!
Thank you, Suzy! That is a HUGE compliment! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
Love your summer home tour Kelly! Everything looks so pretty and love the pics your daughter took! A pro like her mom! Happy memorial day weekend!
Thanks Stacy! Didn’t she do a gOOD JOB? Ill tell her you said so. Have a wonderful weekend as well!
So beautiful, my friend. I love the blues and greens. Hugs to you.
Thank you, Renae! Hugs to you too!
Kelly, It is lovely; I wish I could walk in and have coffee with you, dear friend. I am still head over heels for your gorgeous home. Thank you for being such a fantastic organizer of this fabulous blog series.
Grateful for you.
I wish you could too! You are so sweet and one day we will have all the time in the world to get coffee together!
Lovely tour Kelly! Everything looks summery fresh, and of course I’m loving all the green and blue accents!
Thanks Michelle! I had a lot of fun decorating for summer this year!
Your living area looks lovely, Kelly… and you know I love all the coastal touches. Those wicker covered demijohns in your fireplace is such a smart and lovely idea! And those poppies are now on my wishlist! I’m thinking the chairs may need a paint job… what color are you thinking about? Thanks so much for putting the tour together. It’s always fun, inspiring and encouraging!
Thanks Julie! For the chairs I am either going green or white!!!
Looks like the perfect place to spend the summer to me! Love the idea of the demijohns in your fireplace too. I’m sued to seeing people put candles inside (except me, ours is gas, ugh) so it’s a refreshing look. Hope your summer is fabulous. Thanks for the tour!
Thanks Cindy! You are so sweet to stop by. I was excited to try something new in there as well! Happy summer!
You had me at green and blue! Gorgeous as always, my friend! I know if we lived closer, we’d be besties! xx
Thanks, Libbie! I agree I think we would get along just swimmingly!
Love your color combination Kelly. Everything looks so fresh and summery. The story of the grain sack is sweet , you will have that for years to come. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us Kelly.
Thank you, Wendy! I truly love the grain sack too!
Love your pretty blue and green summer decor Kelly, and I love that hat on you! Thanks for hosting the tour my friend xx
Kelly, Thank you so much for organing and hosting our summer tour. Green and blue work wonderfully in your home! And those colors play so well together. I am a chair collector too! You really scored with those slipcovered chairs. They look so nice in your family room. I am so taken with your green dresser with the blue lamp and pictures. Just so so pretty! I love the way you have curated your home and your summery attention to detail. Happy Summer, Kelly! xo
Thank you, Yvonne! Glad I am not alone in my collecting of chairs! ANd yes, the green dresser will forever be a favorite of mine as well. Happy summer!
Wow! Such a beautiful summer home tour, Kelly! I love all of the touches of blue and green and am leaving feeling inspired! The viburnum snowballs are gorgeous! Thank you so much for organizing and hosting this wonderful summer tour. Happy Summer, my friend!!
Lovely tour, Kelly! So cheery and summery. After following you for a couple years now I think this is one of your best “collected” looks which is also I style I love, too. That’s why I think I’d leave the chairs black but maybe a dark green 😉 I put out light blue candles on my mantle, too, this spring!
Thank you, Beth! This comment made my day! I am loving it too! Maybe I will just leave it? Ha! Enjoy your light blue candles and thank you for being a subscriber! Thankful for you!
Friend, you know I ADORE your style. The blue and green color combinations are so pretty and classic. And perfect for summer. I like how you added all the fun, personal touches like the grain sack with your initials and the sea shells from your trip to Florida.
Thank you, as always, for hosting such a fabulous tour! Pinned!
Thank you, Jen! Yes, and I adore yours as well!