Easy Summer Styling


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!Easy Summer Styling Home Tour

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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?

Our Entry

The Tattered Pew-Easy Summer Styling

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!

Easy Summer Styling with pretty church pews.

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!

The surface of this buffet offers a pretty and easy are to focus on for summer styling.

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!

The Sideboard

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.

Easy Summer Styling

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! 🙂

Layering art is a great way for some Easy Summer Styling!

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!A view of our home featuring some easy summer styling ideas.

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!Touches of flowers and painted children's chairs are fun summer decor.

Coastal touches make for casual and easy summer styling in any home.

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.

Fresh cut flowers easily make every room feel like summer.

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.

A bright and airy dining room is perfect for easy summer styling!

Flowers, flags and fun colors make styling your home for summer easy!

Use large hanging signs for easy summer styling.

The verse on this scroll goes perfectly with the sentiments I shared earlier about our dining room table, don’t you think?

Easy summer styling with signs and flags.

Thank You

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. 🙂

Easy summer styling in the dining room and entryway.

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!

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  1. Kelly,
    First of all thank you so much for organizing this wonderful tour! You are such a wonderful friend to so many! Secondly, this tour is full of beautiful inspiration! I love the story behind the dining room table and the value it holds for families. All of your fresh flowers and pillows/quilts are lovey! You’re truly a gift to me and everyone you meet! It’s an honor to be on this tour with you! ~ Brendt xoxoxo

  2. Kelly your home is beautiful! I love how you layered your sideboard. And all the pops of color are so summery. Beautifully done my friend.

  3. Kona is getting so big! I just want to squeeze that sweet face! Your home looks fantastic and captures all the summer vibes! I really love that little pew and the framed Amazing Grace music! So grateful and excited to be doing this blog hop with ya and as always I’m feeling so inspired! -XOXO Amanda

    1. Hi Amanda! Yes she really is getting big and luckily is still snugly!Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by. You are a wonderful friend and I am so thankful for your encouragement!

  4. Kelly, thank you so much for organizing this tour … I’m so happy to be a part of it! Your home is gorgeous and so inspiring! The first picture on the tour of your “first pew” is magazine worthy … love how you dressed her patriotically! Such a perfect Summer centerpiece on your sentimental dining table (love the scattered petals, too). You’ve created such a welcoming Summer home where your family and friends will want to linger. Sweet Kona, too!

  5. Oddly enough, my favorite part of your current design are the folded blankets under the pew. Love the color and accessibility. They subliminally invite people into an warm and inviting home.

  6. Thank you for organizing this tour, Kelly and allowing me to be part of it. It’s such an honor to be amongst such a talented group of bloggers. Your home is stunning and I particularly love that little pew! I’ve always wanted one but could never find one I liked or a space to put it for that matter!!

    Have a wonderful summer, friend!

    xo Jenna

    1. Hi Jenna! Thank you for your kind words and for joining me on this tour! If you lived closer I could help you search fr a pew! I hope you have a wonderful summer too!

  7. I love everything about your summer home. That little pew is so welcoming, and I love that your table was a gift from your in-laws. What wonderful family memories you are making.

  8. Your pew is my favorite!! I love all those vintage quilts and the pillow on top of her! I always love seeing how you style your sideboard because it always looks so fun and pretty! Your dining room is so light and bright, it’s gorgeous! Thank you for putting together this amazing tour, you ROCK XOXO

  9. Kelly,
    Jodie and I are just stunned by your talent and beautiful summer styling tips! We love the touches of patriotic décor and beautiful dining room table scape inspiration! We can’t get enough of your spiritual inspiration as well! So excited to be on this blog hop with you sweet friend!
    Lots of love,
    Jodie & Julie

  10. Love your summer style!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the homes on the tour!

  11. Kelly! You never disappoint! You have such a beautiful home, and I love your use of red. white and blue! Can’t wait to see how you decorate your outdoor pew tomorrow!

  12. Kelly! Everything is styled to perfection. I love the bright, airy feeling of every space. SO refreshing for summer. Thank you for the inspiration!

  13. Kelly, Thank you for organizing this wonderful tour! I am so glad to be a part of so many gorgeous homes! I love your pew! Everything in your home is perfect for summer! Thank you for sharing.

  14. Thank you for the great blog hop!! I loved all of the houses! I was wonderin, however,if you know what happened to MidcountyJournal’so blog? I was looking at it pneumonia second, and then it was gone! Would you have any way of contacting her and finding out for me? I would love to continue to follow her, but have no way of doing so! Any help would be very much appreciated! Thank you! P.S. I LOVE church pews too!!

    1. Thank you Jill! Such a fun tour! I spoke with Amanda at Mid County blog this weekend and she is having site difficulty. Please give her a few days and stop by to see her gorgeous tour!Glad I found someone else who loves church pews too! Hope you will stop back by soon.

      1. Thank you for checking for me! That was very sweet of you! And sorry about all the silly words in my comment! (Silly auto-predict! 😕) Thank you again for your help and for the fun tour!!!❤

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