Easy Summer Decorating Ideas And Tips Home Tour


Welcome to Cloches & Lavender, Happy summer!  Today, we’ll share some great ideas with easy summer decorating ideas and tips home tour.  This will hopefully inspire you with the best ways to transform your summer home into a summer oasis without breaking the bank.  Now, let’s dive into our simple decorating ideas to add to your own home for summer.

This is the Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tour!  My dear friend Kelly from the Tattered Pew is hosting this summer tour.   I am happy to be joining this week-long tour with 25 blogging friends sharing their beautiful homes decorated for the summer season.

The summer months are a great way to give your home a fresh and vibrant look. So, we will be sharing the easiest way to add a late spring with fresh-cut flowers as well as faux summer flowers.  You will see how we did this in our foyer and our dining room.

If you are visiting from Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest I’m sure you enjoyed her summer decor ideas for coastal style.  At the bottom of my post are the links to the other talented bloggers so please pay them a visit to see their beautiful summer homes.

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A Bit About Me

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Cindy, and I have been a proud resident of New Jersey for my entire life. When it comes to my favorite things, nothing compares to the love I have for my husband and our adorable pups, Peanut and Reeses. Let’s not forget about my daily indulgence—a piece of dark chocolate is an absolute must for me

The summer months are the perfect time to give your living room a fresh and vibrant look. Today, we’ll be sharing some great ideas to transform your space into a summer oasis without breaking the bank. Now, let’s dive into our favorite summer decorating tips!

1. Natural Elements

Bring the beauty of the outdoors inside on your coffee table or dining room table by using baskets filled with fresh flowers as a simple summer centerpiece. It’s an easy way to add a pop of color and infuse your space with summer vibes. You can find affordable baskets at your local grocery store or even repurpose ones you already have in your home.


2. An Outdoor Retreat

Don’t forget about your outdoor spaces! Make your summer front porch or patio a welcoming retreat with string lights, colorful throw pillows, and planters filled with fresh flowers from the garden center. It’s a great way to extend your living space and enjoy the warm weather al fresco.

3. Embrace Lighter Colors

For a fresh and airy summer look, swap out your darker decor items for lighter colors to create a fresh and airy summer look. Consider using bright whites and pastels. These lighter colors will reflect natural light and give your space a summery feel.

4. Add A Pop Of Color

Incorporate pops of colors throughout your home for fun summer vibes. Place colorful accent pillows on your sofas and chair to celebrate the summer season. 

5. Create a Simple Summer Centerpiece

Place a white ginger jar filled with faux florals or cut flowers for a summer centerpiece on your dining table or entry table. It adds a touch of elegance and a fresh look to your space. You can even switch it up with different flowers and arrangements throughout the summer months.


6. Infuse Greenery Or Plants Everywhere

Add lots of greenery and plants to your space for a natural and refreshing touch. Incorporate faux summer flowers or real potted plants in every room, from your family room to your home office. Not only do they bring life to your decor, but they also improve air quality and create a calming atmosphere.

7. Incorporate Summer-Themed Accessories

Bring the vacation vibes home by incorporating summer-themed accessories. Hang string lights or lanterns to create a playful and festive atmosphere. Display seashells or beach-inspired decor on side tables or shelves. These small touches can instantly transport you to your favorite summer destinations.

8. Keep It Simple and Personal

Remember, summer decorating is all about embracing a relaxed and carefree atmosphere. Don’t overthink it—have fun and experiment with your style. Mix and match your favorite summer decorations and showcase your best finds from flea markets or last year’s summer decor. It’s the perfect time to let your creativity shine.


9. Enjoy the Process

Most importantly, have a great time decorating your space for the summer season. Whether you’re adding a new duvet cover, rearranging furniture, or simply incorporating a few summer accents.

Why Add Natural Elements To The Home?

Adding natural elements when decorating serves several important purposes.

First and foremost, natural elements bring a sense of connection to the outdoors, creating a harmonious and balanced environment. They remind us of the beauty and serenity of nature, helping to create a calming and peaceful atmosphere within our living spaces.

Secondly, natural elements add texture and visual interest to our decor. Whether it’s the vibrant colors of flowers, the rich grains of wood, or the lush greenery of plants, these elements introduce depth and variety, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of our surroundings.


Natural elements often have unique textures, scents, and sounds that can engage our senses and create a multisensory experience. The softness of natural fabrics, the earthy scent of flowers or essential oils, and the gentle rustling of leaves can all contribute to a more immersive and enjoyable living environment.

Incorporating natural elements into our decor brings a sense of harmony, beauty, and well-being to our living spaces. By celebrating the wonders of nature, we create a more authentic and nurturing environment that supports our connection to the natural world and enhances our overall quality of life.

Our Foyer For The Summer Months

Foyer For Warmer Weather

As we step into the foyer of our summer home, one of the highlights is undoubtedly the abundance of faux lavender plants. While we may not have the opportunity to grow real lavender in our garden, these faux plants bring a touch of nature with their beautiful purple color. Nestled in a charming crate from France, this piece adds a rustic and inviting element to the space. I love how it allows me to switch things up for different seasons, keeping the decor fresh and exciting.


One of my favorite DIY projects in this space is the addition of vintage flowerpots and berry baskets. One of my favorite things about these summer berry baskets is they’re stained naturally.

Using a simple technique to give clay pots an aged appearance, they resemble the vintage pots you might stumble upon while visiting flea markets and thrift stores. It’s a satisfying and creative endeavor that adds character and a touch of nostalgia to the foyer.

More Summer Decorating

The mirror hanging above our soft blue entry table is a delightful and easy way to create your antique mirror. The technique I used requires no harsh chemicals and is accessible for anyone to achieve in their own home. It’s a fun way to incorporate a vintage feel and adds depth and visual interest to the space. 


Lastly, no entryway would be complete without an elegant glass cloche and a satin ribbon. This cloche creates a captivating display of small treasures.  To keep it simple for summer it’s empty with a satin ribbon that adds a touch of femininity. 

In the foyer of our summer home, these elements come together to create an inviting and welcoming atmosphere. 

So, let’s continue our tour and discover more of the beauty and inspiration that awaits in every corner of our summer home!

Why Update Table Settings?

Updating table settings is essential for several reasons:

  • Refreshing the Look: By updating your table settings, you give your summer dining area a fresh and rejuvenated look. Over time, decor can become dull or outdated. Updating table settings helps breathe new life into the space, making it more visually appealing and inviting.
  • Reflecting the Season: Table settings provide an opportunity to reflect on the current season. Each season brings its unique colors, textures, and themes that can be incorporated into your table decor. Updating the table settings allows you to embrace the spirit of the summer season and create a cohesive look.
  • Enhancing Dining Experience: A beautifully set table enhances the overall dining experience. It creates a sense of anticipation and elevates the enjoyment of the meal. When the table is thoughtfully decorated, it adds a touch of elegance and sophistication, making summer dining occasions more special and memorable.

Update Table Setting

  • Attention to Detail: For your summer table pay attention to the details of your table settings demonstrating your care and consideration for guests. It shows that you have taken the time to create a visually appealing and well-thought-out dining experience. Attention to detail enhances the overall impression and makes your guests feel valued and appreciated.
  • Fresh Flowers as a Focal Point: Add a touch of natural beauty to your dining table by incorporating fresh flowers as a simple summer centerpiece. Pick up a bouquet from your local grocery store or gather flowers from your home garden. It’s the easiest way to bring color and freshness to your summer table.

In summary, updating table settings is important for refreshing the look of your dining area. It should reflect the summer season or occasion, setting the desired mood.  By regularly updating your table settings, you create a welcoming and visually captivating space for memorable meals and gatherings.

Simple White Chamomile Centerpiece

For our summer centerpiece, we decided to keep things simple yet charming. We used faux chamomile flowers, which add a whimsical and carefree vibe, in a rustic basket. The addition of the basket not only adds visual interest but also introduces texture to the arrangement. It’s a wonderful way to bring a touch of summer to your dining table without overwhelming the space.

To further enhance the summer ambiance in the dining area, we incorporated moss topiaries. These delightful green accents are a must-have for the summer months and are easy to make. By introducing abundant greenery, you can effortlessly achieve an instant summer look that brightens up your dining space.

Whether it’s the combination of fresh lilac flowers and faux eucalyptus in late spring or the simplicity of faux chamomile flowers in a textured basket for summer, these arrangements are a perfect way to capture the season. They bring the outdoors inside, to your dining area with a refreshing feel of summer.

Add Wreaths For Summer

Wreaths:  To further enhance the summer ambiance in your home, consider adding wreaths adorned with greenery, lemons or green moss, and fragrant lavender. These charming wreaths bring a touch of nature indoors, infusing your living space with the beauty and serenity of the season. 


Add American Flags

White flowers provide the perfect canvas for creating an effortless centerpiece that captures the essence of summer. To add a patriotic touch, consider incorporating American Flags into the arrangement. This simple addition works particularly well for summer celebrations like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.


Mixing And Matching Dishes

Mix and Match Patterns and Texture

Have fun by mixing and matching different patterns and textures for your tableware and accessories. Combining vibrant colors or playful patterns creates a visually dynamic and exciting summer table setting.

Incorporating different dishes and patterns it makes your summer table settings even more vibrant. This adds a playful element to your table decor, making it colorful. I adore using Majolica plates passed down through generations of my family. These cherished heirlooms bring a sentimental touch of history and tradition.


Another charming addition to my table setting is the collection of tea cups passed down from both of my grandmothers. These delicate cups tie in with the use of florals and other items we already own, requiring no extra cost. By shopping our own homes, we can find hidden treasures that perfectly complement the summer theme and for a meaningful table.

In terms of seasonal accessories, this spring, mushrooms took center stage in home decorating. So, I’ve created an easy recipe for chocolate mushrooms that serves as the perfect summer accessory. This simple and delicious dessert is easy to make. You can make it to add to your summer table.  So, look for the details coming very soon. It’s a great idea to incorporate for summer gatherings and satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.


So use your creativity, mix and match different dishes and patterns, incorporate sentimental pieces, and experiment with seasonal accessories. You’ll create a meaningful summer table setting that is setting the stage for cherished memories.

Conclusion: Easy Summer Decorating Ideas And Tips

In conclusion, summer is a great time to refresh your home decor and embrace a light and breezy ambiance. With these easy summer decorating ideas and tips, you can transform your living spaces into inviting havens that capture the essence of this warm season.

Adding fresh flowers, lighter colors, and natural textures, you can infuse your home with vibrant and joyful summer vibes. Whether it’s adding simple summer centerpieces, incorporating faux plants and flowers, or embracing a minimalist approach, there are countless ways to create a relaxed and uncluttered summer home.

Each space can be infused with the beauty of summer, from your living room to your dining area, and front porch. Embrace the warm weather, enjoy the natural light, and make the most of outdoor spaces for entertaining.

Remember, simplicity is key. Choose a cohesive color palette, select a few favorite summer pieces, and let nature inspire your decor.

So, let your creativity soar, have fun with your summer decorations, and create a space that reflects your style and embraces the carefree and relaxed summer vibes of the season. 

Enjoy the beauty and warmth of summer in your own home, surrounded by your favorite things, and enjoy easy summer decorating.

I hope you find this easy summer decorating ideas and tips home tour helpful and informative.   Thank you for taking a tour of our home.

Happy summer and happy decorating!  Now visit Cindy from DIY Beautify and enjoy her beautiful summer home.


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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.

Monday’s Tours

The Tattered Pew // Worthing Court // StoneGable

My Wee Abode // Southern Home and Hospitality // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

She Gave It a Go // Cottage In The Mitten // Eleanor Rose Home

Peacock Ridge Farm // Bricks n’ Blooms // Cottage On Bunker Hill

Wednesday’s Tours

White Arrows Home // A Life Unfolding // Simply2Moms

WM Design House // White Lilac Farmhouse

Thursday’s Tours

The Ponds Farmhouse // Thistle Key Lane // Open Doors Open Hearts

Robyn’s French Nest // Cloches and Lavender // DIY Beautify

Friday’s Tours

Pasha Is Home // My Family Thyme

Midwest Life and Style // Amy Sadler Designs

45 thoughts on “Easy Summer Decorating Ideas And Tips Home Tour

  1. What lovely ideas to incorporate into summer decorating. You should know that the link to this page used in the main list is broken. I had to type in the meme of your blog to get here.

    1. Cindy you shared so many fabulous tips! I love how you incorporate vintage and florals. You do it so well. So thankful you could join the tour this week! HAve a wonderful weekend!

  2. Love all theses summer tours. I cannot wait to sit and just go through some of these fabulous blogs. Love all your sweet summer decor. Hope Peanut is doing well. Been thinking about her. Happy Week and have a good Memorial Day weekend. Hugs. Kris

    1. Thank you so much Kris. She’s been doing well. She’s up to a cup of food and still letting John feed her so that’s good. She goes for her blood test for kidneys next week. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Your are the best and I know you think about Peanut! Reeses watches us give her fluids everyday. It amazes us how much he loves his sister. Happy Memorial day to you and Terry.

  3. Hi Cindy, I also love lavender and chamomile and your floral displays are beautiful! I especially like your pretty mirror and frame combination–so creative! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  4. Love the mushroom dessert. I can see a pretzel stick but can’t wait to read how you created the rest. So many good summer decorating tips!

  5. Cindy,
    I love all the natural elements you used to decorate for summer. That cute mushroom really caught my eye. Great tour.

  6. So many beautiful ways to celebrate Summer, Cindy! I love all your French Country touches. They’re really pretty. Big hugs for a happy and healthy season, CoCo

  7. Everything looks so beatuiful, Cindy. I love all the greenery and natual elements you used throughout your home for summer. My favorite is the lavendar.

    Happy to be touring with you. Pinned!

  8. These summer decorating ideas are both practical and charming. They bring a delightful touch of the season into any home. Thanks for sharing these easy yet effective tips.

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