Red, White and Blue Decorating Ideas For Summer

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It’s Summer Home Tour Day and I could not be more excited! I have made a few changes around our home that I have been dying to share with you all. Just be prepared because I took A LOT of pictures. (Sorry…not sorry!) I am excited to share with you all some red, white, and blue decorating ideas for summer. So grab something yummy to drink, find a cozy spot and come on in to our coastal cottage farmhouse!

Stop by our home for some summer decorating ideas!

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Today I am joining the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Tour series hosted by Krista of The Happy Housie. If you are popping over from, Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies, welcome! Isn’t her coastal New England home just stunning? At the end of my tour I have linked all of the other beautiful tours for you to enjoy as well!

Come visit these 30 inspiring summer home tours!


Red, White and Blue Decorating Ideas For Summer

If you are new here, welcome! I’m Kelly and I live in a builder grade home in Colorado (not a farmhouse :)) where I am striving daily to be real, open and authentic with how I decorate my home. I’m a mom, step-mom and dog mom who is married to my best friend! In my spare time I teach kindergarten, hunt for finds at flea markets, garden, golf, and dream of living at the beach someday.

Honestly, I’m a hot mess who needs Jesus and coffee every day…maybe you can you relate?

Welcome to our red, white, and blue summer home tour!
Myself, Kona and our newest addition, Zoey!

Enough about me…let’s move on to the tour!

Today I will be showing you around our main level which includes our entryway, dining room, family room and a peek into our kitchen as well.  Along the way I will be sharing some red, white, and blue easy decorating ideas for summer. And many, many pictures!

So let’s get started!

Let’s Tour Our Entry

The pew that you see when when you enter our home is the namesake for my blog. After loving her for several years I recently gave her a weathered driftwood makeover and now I love her even more. We also did a fun tile makeover for her to sit on and it’s such a fun way to welcome guests to our home! 

My other pew lives on our front porch.

Our summer entry welcomes you in with tons of greenery and bright sunshine!

A fun summer vignette!

As you peek through this alcove you can start to see some touches of red, white, and blue decor.

WOrking on growing this ivy plant and have big things planned for it!

Here is a better look at the makeover we did with the tiled doormat. Pretty fun, huh?!

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Now lets make our way into the dining room.

Our Summer Home Tour 2020

Our Dining Room

As you enter our dining room you can’t help but notice this gorgeous hutch I scored from a local consignment shop. I always have fun restyling her. 

My husband actually scored her for me while I was away at a blogging conference. He is a keeper!

Do you remember this DIY blue hydrangea wreath? All I did was add some dollar store flags to it and ..boom! Instant patriotic summer decor! 

A few more flags in my All- American baseball dough bowl centerpiece… and I called it good for a splash of red, white, and blue here on my table! 

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As you leave our dining room you come to my no-sew recovered bench that holds all of our shoes currently. This it what it looks like at our house since we have a new puppy who likes to eat shoes. Those Vans are in trouble but at least my magazines are safe!

Let’s Tour The Family Room

Okay, we finally made it to the room I am most excited about!!!

If you follow me over on Instagram you know I have been hinting about some changes I have made in here recently. Well if you hadn’t already guessed I changed out my white IKEA curtains for these blue patterned linen curtains from Amazon! Two panels come in one pack for only $40!! Oh yes!

What do you think of them?

I’m in love with the colorful cottage vibe they give the room. I also traded out the dark brown rods I had for these brass ball rods from Target and the brass curtain rings! I wanted the Pottery Barn brass rods but they were out of my budget. So thankful that Target always has something in my budget. I ordered them on-line just like the curtains. 

Need some inspiration and ideas for your summer decor? Stop by and see how I used red, white, and blue to decorate for summer!

Once I had my blue curtains I was able to add touches or red and white with art, quilts, baseballs, flowers, pillows, books and accessories! I love how these summer colors pop against my favorite boxwood dresser and vintage green shutters!

The best part is the only new things I bought for this summer tour were the curtains and curtain rods. Not too bad, eh?

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I found this sign over on Instagram from Georgia Maes Vintage Market with this L. R. Knost quote and instantly knew I needed it. Seems very fitting for all that we have encountered so far in 2020.

I can’t get enough of how bright this room feels now. I seriously smile every time I come in. Such a big difference for such a little price. Yes please!

The dogs enjoy it as well. Our new cairn terrier puppy Zoey will sleep anywhere but she especially loves this room.

While our wheaten terrier Kona prefers our Pottery Barn sofa. Mostly to escape Zoey who can’t make it up on the sofa!

I floated some of my red knockout roses in this gorgeous blue and white bowl from Home Goods. You might remember it from when I shared my paper whites in it this past winter.

My lovely mother let me borrow the quilt you see under my wicker demijohns as well as the red and white quilt on our sofa. Their colorful vintage vibe  is just what this space needed.

Another view of our family room.

Finally…The Kitchen

The last stop on our summer home tour is our kitchen. Here is a peek back at it from the family room.I love the open concept we have between these two rooms.

I borrowed some aspen leaves from our yard for a fresh pop of green in another pretty blue and white jar.

Zoey was napping while I was taking pictures but always seemed to follow me and find a new spot right where I was each time. She adds some definite cuteness to my pictures!

Can you spot our new dog food zone?

Over on the table I had fun with setting a tray up with more red, white and blue summer decor that is actually useful! 

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And now for a final look back at our family room from our kitchen. Just because I still love the new look of the curtains so much!

Thank You

Thank you so much for hanging out with me today. Please let me know if you have any questions. If you want to hang out with me some more I would love for you to subscribe to the blog or maybe follow me over on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram

Next, make sure you take some time to head over to Rambling Renovators where Jen is sharing her summer home tour!



This week, some of my blogging friends and I are sharing our summer home tours. Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full posts.

Sharing with me today….


Craftberry Bush // Finding Silver Pennies // The Tattered Pew


Rambling Renovators // Zevy Joy // Two Twenty One

And sharing the rest of this week…


The Happy Housie // Maison de Pax // Cuckoo4Design


Modern Glam // My 100 Year Old Home // Inspiration for Moms



Sincerely, Marie Designs // Cassie Bustamante // Life is Better at Home


Lemon Thistle // Grace in My Space // Maison de Cinq



Setting for Four // Clean & Scentsible // Life is a Party


My Sweet Savannah // All Things With Purpose // Tatertots & Jello



She Gave it a Go // Taryn Whiteaker // Rooms FOR Rent


This is Simplicite // Dans le Lakehouse //Amber Tysl


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  1. First of all Kona and Zoey are so adorable. Zoey curled up on the floor melts my heart. I really enjoyed your beautiful tour, it is perfect for summer.

    1. Thank you so much Julia! I agree, the dogs are pretty cute and a part of our lives so it seems only fitting that they should be in the photos! Thanks for popping in:)

  2. Love it – your colour scheme is so fun for the summer! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a full tour of your home before – it looks great. So many fab little vignettes and pieces!

  3. I absolutely adore all of your red, white, and blue touches, Kelly! And Zoey certainly ups the cuteness factor. 😉

  4. I love all your red, white, and blue. The family room looks so fantastic and I LOVE that quote. Oh my goodness, that sweet puppy. I would be getting nothing done if I was at your house right now!!! So cute!

    1. Thank you Danielle! You are right…I can barely get anything done. Thankfully my 11 year old is helping out and the hubs when he is home. Happy Summer friend!

  5. Just wondering , where did you get all those basebals?

    They are expensive in the stores, especially so many of th them!!


    1. Hi Mona!

      A majority of the baseball we have we collected at Spring Training in Arizona over several years. Both of my step-sons and my husband played baseball so we have just accumulated them. I figured they were perfect for summer decorating!

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