Oh Summer how you make this weary teacher’s heart happy! I love being able to sleep in, enjoy leisurely mornings with my kids, sip my coffee a titch longer and just relax.
Easy Summer Styling
Today I am honored to be hosting the Easy Summer Styling Home Tour series featuring 16 very talented bloggers. Eight of us will be sharing our summer styling today and the remaining eight will be sharing tomorrow. So make sure to check back tomorrow for the remaining eight. All links can be found at the bottom of my post. We each hope to inspire you with some easy ideas for how to style your home for the Summer!
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If you are joining me from Chelsey over at Little Nest of 4‘s beautiful summer tour, welcome! Come on in and take a peek at our entryway and dining room all dressed up for Summer! If you are visiting here for the first time, my name is Kelly and I live in beautiful Colorado. I’m a wife, mom, step-mom and kindergarten teacher. I pride myself on being able to update and upgrade our builder grade house into a Pinterest worthy home all in my spare time and on a tight budget! But honestly, I’m just a hot mess mama who needs Jesus and coffee every morning! Can you relate?
First, let’s just stop and stare at this precious little pew. I have added some vintage quilts under her and a Pottery Barn pillow on her. The metal bucket with the flags was a fun vintage find at our local flea market and I simply plopped some dollar store flags inside. Simple and easy styling that pops and says summer.
Before I started decorating for summer I knew I wanted to go with a red, white and blue theme so I gathered anything with those colors I could find around our home and laid it all out on our kitchen island. Then just started adding the items around the house. It was awesome because I shopped the house and saved money!
Our entry is one of my favorite spots because it showcases my very first pew! This sweet little thing is the perfect size and the first thing you see when you walk in to our home. I love decorating her for all of the seasons. The story of the pew is a great one and will give you all the juicy details on how we found her and why I started this blog!
As you walk past the pew you are usually greeted by our sweet Wheaten Terrier puppy , Kona. You also walk right into our dining room and catch a glimpse in the background of one of my favorite pieces of painted furniture, the green dresser!
I love having pieces of furniture that you can decorate and change with the seasons and holidays and this sideboard is no exception. I am constantly changing it up and layering things in front of the huge chalkboard! Once again I love how easy it is to change and style this space.
The basket of baseballs might be the only remaining decor from last summer’s home tour! I have that sickness, you know, the one where I am constantly rearranging things in my home! 🙂
I found this sweet little flag painting at Rod Works and knew it would add that patriotic summer feel I was looking for. It compliments my blue vintage window and Amazing Grace sheet music sign perfectly. The french basket you can find here and the white flowers are faux geraniums from JoAnn Fabrics.
The Dining Table
Across from the sideboard and in front of the window is our dining room table. This table is very special to my husband and I because it was a gift from his parents when we got married. They wanted us to always find time to come together as a family at the table…and we do!
I have made some changes in here recently! We just added these blue curtains from IKEA and added the painted white metal chairs at the end of the table. I’m still not so sure about the curtains. I love my shiplap wall so much and sometimes I feel like they may take away from it. But one thing I do know is that I love the color and we are going to live with them for awhile longer!
Aren’t these white flowers just gorgeous? They are real and from my sweet neighbor Megan’s yard. She let me cut them and we sure did enjoy them for some more easy summer styling. They look like they were made for these IKEA glasses vases! I love how large and dramatic they are.
Peeking through the flowers and past my blue chippy child’s’ chair you can catch a glimpse of another new addition to our dining room. It’s a wall scroll from Alyssa over at Cottonwood Shanty.
The verse on this scroll goes perfectly with the sentiments I shared earlier about our dining room table, don’t you think?
Thank you for stopping by and checking out our Summer entry and dining room! Our home has been a labor of love over twelve wonderful years. I hope you enjoyed it and found some easy summer styling tips… please leave a comment below if you have any questions or wonder where something might be from. I am always happy to help. 🙂
The next stop on the Easy Summer Styling home tour is the Design Twin’s blog ! You won’t want to miss seeing Julie and Jodie’s beautiful pink summer decor!
P.S.- I hope you will stop back by tomorrow (links found below) to see the other lovely tours as well and I will be also sharing how I added patriotic touches to our porch and my outdoor pew. You can also find me over on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook!
Easy Summer Styling Home Tours
And sharing tomorrow…