10 Ways To Add Summer To Your Home

Need ideas for summer decorating? Add a nod to the season with these easy-to-do tips to bring a bit of summer into your home.

SUMMER is here! I hope you are all enjoying the beauty of the season! Planting outdoor pots and eating al fresco! Spending time on porches and patios and maybe even dipping your toes into a pool or body of water. Summer is easy-going and a little more laid back! Wouldn’t you love to bring some of the style and ease of summer inside? Here are 10 easy ways to add summer to your home! Let’s enjoy every ounce of this wonderful season inside and out!

Now, let’s summer-ize our homes!

Start At Your Front Door

The first thing I do each new season is to hang a big wreath or basket of flowers on my front door.

Start at your front door with a summer wreath to welcome family and friends!  It’s the little things that will give a home a big punch of summer!

If you like this summer wreath, check out the diy HERE.

Lighten Up Your Pillows

After I hang a summery wreath on my front door, the very next thing I’m all about is changing up my pillows. Although I decorate with lots of neutrals, I like to keep the texture, fabrics, and patterns of my pillows light and breezy for summer.

Get Beachy

Even if you don’t live near the beach, a few things from the sea are a great way to bring summer into your home. A glass bowl of pretty shells, a container of sea weights, or how about making these Pottery Barn-inspired rope-wrapped starfish candleholders?  

Just a tiny nod to the sea and season! Don’t overdo it!

I made these easy-peasy Pottery Barn Inspired rope candleholders. See how I did it HERE.

Introduce A Little Blue And White

Blue and white are such a classic color combination, but they are “the” colors of the season this summer! Have fun infusing blue and white into your home. And if you already decorating with this great duo, you are right on trend!

Restyle Your Vignette

Each season has its own beauty and elements that make it special. So make sure to change out some vignettes in your home to show off summer’s special charm. Go lighter or brighter but don’t forget to add some summer-inspired organics! 

Add Summer Plants To Your Indoor Spaces

I treat summer annuals and perennials like store bought cut flowers. For about the amount of a nice grocery store bunch of flowers, I can get a pretty blooming potted summer plant. It will last a couple weeks or more, and that is longer than cut flowers.

The beautiful white verbena on the table lasted about a month. It’s thriving, and new blooms are popping up every few days. I love geraniums, daisies, salvia, and more!

Once you bring a blooming potted summer plant into your home, you will be hooked!

Summerize Your Foyer

Greet friends and family with an attractive and tidy foyer. Keep decor at a minimum but remember to add something that represents the summer season.

On the vertical coat rack, I have my summer straw sun visor and tote.

What could you add to your foyer that gives just a hint of the summer season?

Make Garden Flowers A Focal Point

Here’s the easiest way to bring summer into your home! How about picking (or buying) a fresh bunch of summer blooms! Summer flowers are a must at StoneGable!

Almost every morning, I put on my gardening apron and take a little walk around my yard picking pretty blooms and deadheading and pruning our containers of flowers.

I love to arrange a little bunch of garden flowers. I picked the flowers above and arranged them in a white container. Super easy and super pretty!

Use Fruit As Decor

I LOVE this idea! It’s so easy and so pretty. Adding fruit like lemons, limes, and other citrus adds a pop of color to a room! In the image above, I added some leaves from a tree and, voila, a really bright and pretty arrangement.

The fruit can be used when it begins to get a bit soft.

Here is a great use of lemons used as a centerpiece…



Make A Summer Bed

One of my favorite things to do seasonally is to change the bedding. Not all the bedding but the top layer and pillows! I changed out my winter bedding for softer, lighter layers.

You can see my spring/summer bedroom HERE.

These are just a few ways to add lots of summer charm to your home. Why don’t you add to our list in the comments? What are some other ways to bring summer into your home? 

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  1. Teri Pickens says:

    Your summer decorations are so light summery! I particularly like the foyer. It just says come in and enjoy our summer!
    Have a great week!

  2. Lori Murdoch says:

    Hello! Beautiful summer decor! I especially love the white beverage bowl you are using as a planter. Could you share where you purchased it?

  3. Always have such beautiful ideas. Can’t wait to summarize this weekend. Thank you again for all your inspiring insights it means everything.

    1. Erica, aren’t you dear! Thank you for your lovely comment. Sometimes I wonder if I am helping anyone! Summer is a quiet month on the blogs.

  4. Julie Dunleavy says:

    Hi Yvonne, it’s hard to know where to start to. Thank you for everything you share with the people that follow you. I wanted to let you know that the starfish candle that you recently posted has been a inspiration for me to decide on the theme for my son and future daughter-in-law’s for wedding rehearsal dinner. I’m going to do a coastal theme. with fishnet, shells, etc. for their summer wedding. I
    Thank you for helping us all be more confident in decorating our homes.
    In Him, Julie

    1. Oh, Julie! How sweet! Thank you for letting me know. I pray that the wedding will be everything the young couple wants and the marriage be filled with love. Congratulations to your son and future daughter-in-law!

  5. Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says:

    I’m going to look for geraniums today after admiring your white geranium in the rustic flower pot. So simple and pretty! You always inspire me Yvonne!

  6. I simply put, yet again, love, love, love these ideas of your. You never disappoint. Beautiful!!! Happy Fourth of July