Easy Ways to Decorate for Summer
Today, we are talking about easy ways to decorate for summer and how to ease into summer decor!
I have a treat for you! There is so much summer decor inspiration this week and I am so excited to have visited all the home tours on the list! Now I want to go and redo everything all over again!
Summer Home Tours
Summer Home Tour time is here and I hope you will tour all of the amazing homes that my friends have!
Thank you to Kelly at The Tattered Pew for hosting this fantastic Blogger’s Best Summer Home Tour!
My friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style has some wonderful Red, White and Blue summer decor ideas, didn’t she? Be sure to check out all of the amazing ideas and inspiration at the bottom of this post!
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In full disclosure, I feel like spring has just flown by, and now that summer is here I wasn’t quite ready! I have a love/extreme dislike relationship with Summer. Being hot and sweaty is not as fun for me as it used to be and so I dread the 100-degree days, but I love swimming with Gigi and the 4th of July and back-to-school shopping!
I made the prettiest summer wreath for my front door a few weeks ago, but I brought it inside to put in the living room this week. My reason is irrational, but I am going to tell you anyway!
There was a video on social media where a lady got bit by a snake that was in the wreath on her front door when she went outside. I am traumatized and not sure if I will ever hang a wreath on my door again.
Hi! I am Amy and I don’t like snakes or hot weather. Can we still be friends?
Here is where it ended up! That ceramic dog is named Baron and he is 45 years old.
My mom made him and painted him in a ceramics class when she was pregnant with me! He is my favorite!
Fresh flowers in a punch bowl and two of my favorite books for Inspiration on the coffee table. Complete with my sticky tabs marking my favorite pages!
I looked all over Facebook Marketplace for coffee tables that would be the right size and be able to hide some things as well.
This table is getting a paint makeover soon, but until then it works with my cabinets and wood floor almost perfectly. Don’t ask me what’s in the drawers!
I filled the punch bowl with lemons and water and arranged two bunches of flowers from the groceries store. I love adding fresh flowers all year but the pops of orange and yellow are so sunny and bright!
Fun Fact: This punch bowl is plastic, but it looks like leaded glass!
You might recognize these terra cotta pots I made a few weeks ago. They look perfect with this funky mushroom lamp I made this week!
Adding fun and whimsy to a room is always a good idea and this mushroom lamp is so much fun!
I found blue and white check pillows to match this sweet tablecloth at Lowe’s recently too, so I got an extra one for outside!
Can you believe that I got this outdoor couch and coffee table for FREE on Facebook Marketplace?
I sanded it down and cleaned it up, thinking that would be enough, but now I am thinking of staining it or painting it black. It needs a refresh for sure.
I plan on spending a lot of time out here watching Gigi play and drinking sweet tea!
Gigi and I planted this herb garden with lavender, dill, rosemary, and basil. Then we planted the mint in its own container so that it didn’t take over!
We use our own herbs all year long in our Caprese salad (Gigi’s favorite lunch). We use them every chance we get.
As a matter of fact, this little girl came over and started eating my summer home tour props! She loves lemon and mint!
I hope you enjoyed some of my quirky style and fun finds!
Be sure to check out Pasha’s Summer Home Tour next. She is sharing great tips on Styling shelves!
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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
Midwest Life and Style // Amy Sadler Designs
Beautiful, Amy! I love the photos of Gigi helping out. She is so adorable.
She loves to help! She is so precious!
Great tour. I loved your hydrangea wreath. Stunning.
Thank you Rachel! It is still so pretty! I love it too!
So pretty, Amy! I love that bunch bowl arrangement. I would have NEVER known it was plastic! What a great idea. The best part…that picture of your sweet GiGi! Happy Memorial Day, friend!😘
Pretty tour and I love hydrangeas!! Your wreath is pretty. On my list this fall.
I’m not a fan of snakes at all. Spiders are on top of the list too
Thank you Cindy! I don’t love spiders but at least I feel like I can out run them LOL!
Thank you Kim! I saw it at the store and I had to try it out!
Oh my goodness Amy–your snake-in-the-wreath story is freaking me out! We can definitely still be friends, and can we add scorpions to the don’t-like list?! Fortunately, I have only encountered them very rarely, but they tend to make an appearance in extreme weather here–hello, Texas! They don’t like a soggy ground and after more rain than usual this spring, I killed one on the driveway last week, eek! Your summer decor is charming, and no, I CAN’T believe you got your outdoor set free. That’s the best and you styled it beautifully–pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Cecilia, It is freaking me out too! I am glad we can still be friends though because I love you! I am definitely adding scorpions to my list. Can’t wait to style the outdoor furniture for the 4th!
I love all of your pretty bowls, especially the one filled with lemons. Perfect for the summer season. Lovely touring with you this week. 🙂
Thanks Libbie! Great tours this week for sure!
Fun perusing your home, Amy! And yes, we can be friends! 😉
Happy Almost summer! Hope you get some cool weather so you can enjoy this next season. I too would freak out about the wreath/snake situation. Eeek! Love the wreath inside. Also loved seeing sweet Gigi in a picture too. Thanks for joining me this week friend!
Thank you for inviting me! Gigi loves to be in the pictures! She is so sweet!
I love seeing your out door space and your new furniture! How fun to have something new to style and decorate, especially with your cute assistant! 😉 Stay cool my friend!
Staying cool in the pool! LOL I am ready for some fresh mint water now!
I love your home. I love the lamp you made! I’d to know how you did that!
I will be sharing that post this week!
Thank you Mary!
Amy, thanks for the tour and summer ideas, especially the punch bowl arrangement! You’ve scored some great FBMP finds – between that and hating snakes we can definitely be friends!! 😂
Thank you Kate! I love some FBMP finds!
So many great ideas. I didn’t hear about the woman getting bit by the snakes. Yikes. Hugs to you, my friend.
It was crazy and I am scarred! So it looks like indoor wreaths from here on out!
How nice to see your home looking so lovely for Summer. I love the free furniture, it doesn’t get any better then that.
Thank you Wendy!
Everything looks so pretty, Amy. Perfect for summer. And I LOVE that gorgeous wreath!
I am so happy to be friends, Amy! I am not a fan of snakes either!!
Your summer home is so pretty! I love your wreath and the fun touches you have added! Happy Summer!