Summer Decor Ideas

Summer Decor Home Tour

Welcome to the Summer Decor Home Tour! If you came from Kylie’s blog at Truman’s Treasures, I know that you found lots of beautiful inspiration to decorate this season. At the end of the post, you can visit additional blogs for more creative ideas to decorate inside and outside of your home!

But first, here’s how I add coastal touches to my living room. Plus, a simple DIY that you can do this weekend!

Coastal Inspired Summer Decor

My favorite place to vacation during the summer will always be the beach. Therefore, I love adding coastal decor into my home, especially during the summertime. From weathered woods and chippy painted furniture to blue stripes and collected seashells, my home is truly a collection of things that I love.

Learn how to create the look of the stoneware pottery on thrifted vases, here, shown above right.

Tips to add Coastal Summer Decor into your Home

  • Let there be light! Open the curtains and welcome the sunshine inside for a spacious feel.
  • Display natural elements like driftwood or weathered wood, shells, or lots of green plants.
  • Use a beach inspired color palette: bright white, warm tans, light blues and muted greens.
  • Add woven textures like jute rugs, rattan baskets, bamboo chairs, or wicker tables.
  • Choose art and accessories with subtle nautical or coastal shapes and motifs.

You can find more tips to add coastal decor into your home and see my dining room decorated for summer, here.

DIY Shell Garland

This simple summer decor project adds a beautiful texture to the coffee table. It can be made with collected shells from summer vacations or store-bought shells.

The DIY shell garland is inspired by a Pottery Barn garland that cost over $75. However, this one only cost me three dollars to make with $1 bags of shells from Dollar Tree. First, my husband and I used his drill press to drill holes into each shell. Then, I used white yarn and a large embroidery needle to string the shells together. Lastly, I tied a knot in both ends to secure the shells.

Next on the Summer Decor Home Tour is my talented friend, Kristy who is sharing her warm and welcoming porch at! She’s an interior designer, so she knows a thing or two about decorating!

Be sure to stop by these blogs for more summer decorating inspiration!


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12 thoughts on “Summer Decor Ideas

  1. Your home is absolutely gorgeous, Amy! I love your calm and serene color palette and the coastal vibes of your summer decor. Every single detail is fabulous, and styled to perfection! ! I love your tips on how to achieve a coastal feel. I suddenly have the urge to slip away to a private beach to enjoy some much need R&R.

  2. Amy,
    Your tour is so beautiful. I loved that shell garland and the lamp with the shells. We’ve been remodeling our tiny beach cottage and I might just have to make that garland. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. That seashell garland is adorable! Loved seeing all your summer decor my friend. xx

  4. I’m in love with all of the pretty coastal vibes, Amy! It’s so dreamy and so calming. I’m going to feature your tour and share it with my readers on Saturday for my week in rewind post.

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