Home Decorating

Simple Summer Decorating Ideas

I’m back today with a very talented group of bloggers sharing our simple summer decorating ideas. It’s officially summer at our house now that the school year is complete. This calls for a little decor sprucing around the house. The Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour, hosted by April from House by Hoff and Krista from The Happy Housie is a way to share simple tips and decorating ideas for each season of the year.

If you are coming over from Simplicity in the South, welcome to our home! I’m thrilled to have you here. A little about me. I’m a wife, mom, and entrepreneur. My passion is encouraging women to find potential in themselves and their homes.

Now let’s talk simple summer decorating ideas for the living room.

Simple Summer Decorating Ideas using items around your home

Simple Summer Decorating Ideas

I’m a big believer in less is more. I don’t go over the top in seasonal decor so spending little or no money is best. Shopping around the home is the best way to refresh any room. This Rae Dunn Mug makes the perfect little planter. I clipped some leaves from my fern to add to it.

Using some of my favorite magazines I went through and grabbed all of the ones that were white on the spine. This gave a clean cohesive look to the stack.

Simple Summer Decorating Ideas using items around your home

The mantel is a place I like to keep simple as well. The canvas art is one I have moved around a lot. I pulled it from the attic to help add color to the room. The nature scenery makes me think of long summer days.


Simple Summer Decorating Ideas for the living room

For the sofa two new pillow covers from my sister’s shop were perfect. Neutral tones are my favorite in general but this touch of coral orange is so homey. Check out the online shop, Upcountry Living Market, for pillow covers and vintage home finds. New pillow cover options are being loaded soon.

Simple Summer Decorating Ideas for refreshing a room.

Simple Summer Decorating Ideas for the living room

Let’s recap how simple it is to freshen up a room for summer:

  • Shop your home.
  • Use ordinary home items in unordinary ways.
  • Swap out pillow covers.

That’s it. Mantel and coffee table restyling and two new pillow covers complete my simple summer decorating ideas. Like I said, less is more.

Now be sure to head over to Sincerely, Sara D. for the next stop on the tour. Then check out all of the homes each day this week.


House by Hoff / House of Wood / Refresh Restyle / Cassie Bustamante / That’s My Letter


The Happy Housie / Simplicity in the South / at HOME with the barkers / Sincerely, Sara D.


Nina Hendrick Design Co. / The Wicker House / A Burst of Beautiful / Paint Me Pink / Town and Country Living


At Charlotte’s House / Just a Girl and Her Blog / House 214 Design / Robb Restyle


My Fabuless Life / The Turquoise Home / Erin Spain / Place of My Taste / Cherished Bliss


  1. Cassie Bustamante says:

    i love the fern leaves in the cup- they look so pretty! ferns are just so green and lush and perfect for summer!

  2. Your home is so calming, Sonya. I love how you added a few simple seasonal touches – subtle and elegant.

  3. Sonya, your house always looks like a place I’d love to come over and hang out in! I love all the colors and finishes you choose! Thanks for joining the tour!

  4. Great tips, Sonya! Those pillows are lovely!

  5. Beautiful as always! I love the touch of coral with the pillows. So glad to join you for the summer tour, my friend.

  6. I love all your tips for summer decorating ideas – what a pretty tour!

  7. I love the simple touches of summer you added in your home Sonya!

  8. Jaime Costiglio says:

    Sonya it’s simply pleasant and so easy on the eyes. Love the warm wood touches and bits of green.

  9. Marlene Stephenson says:

    You have a beautiful home, and i like simple and comfy. I love that painting over your fireplace. Thanks for the tour.

  10. Simple and perfect. Great tips for summer styling!

  11. Sean Mahan says:

    Your home looks so cozy! I would really love a living room like this. The colors are very earthy and natural, while the decoration is simple and yet so beautiful.

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