I’ll admit, I move at a slower pace when summer comes around. After the hustle and bustle of a busy school year, it’s nice to decompress a bit and just…be. I like to think my house feels the same way.
My house spends so much time being decorated: we go all out for Christmas and fall, and still decorate a fair amount for spring. As a fellow blogger said, she likes to let her home breathe during the summer.
I agree. While most people do their spring cleaning in the spring, I do mine in the summer. I’m a teacher and summer is when I have the most free time. I’d have a hard time deep cleaning around a bunch of seasonal decor, you know?
Basically, I take what’s left over from spring decorating and re-adapt it a little.
Just two months ago, this same vignette looked like this:
Seasonally appropriate seashells replace bunnies, eggs and nests, and late summer hydrangeas replace blooms more appropriate for spring. Actually, I love hydrangeas but use faux ones because I have a relative who is allergic.
I replaced the tiered tray with this wooden Pepsi crate. I filled it with a tall vase with blue flowers, a blue tea towel, a nautical candle lantern and a farmhouse lantern. I love how simple, cute and country this arrangement looks.
Our July 4 mantle: wooden star garland, candles in glass lanterns, burlap books and a faux boxwood. Just simple, not overdone.
Our spring mantle was similarly styled:
Add in some neutral elements, such as plants, shells, moss, or a basket.
Summer is a low key time of year. Let your house feel low key as well.
Linking to Stonegable, Worthing Court, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, Confessions of a Plate Addict, The Turquoiseaquifer and Home, A Place of My Taste, The Happy Housie, The Blissful Bee, My Pinterventures, The Lady Prefers to Save, The Kolb Corner, Craving Some Creativity, Let’s Get Crafty, Diane and Dean DIY, Starfish Cottage, Bluesky Kitchen, Potentially Chic, McCall Manor, and Odds and Evans, The Quintessential Mommy, Christine Everyday, Little Miss Dexterous, Décor To Adore, Poofing the Pillows, At Home With Jemma, White Spray Paint, and French Country Cottage!