Farmhouse Style Summer Home Tour

Decor | June 19, 2020


This farmhouse style summer home tour is a simple yet inviting look to try out in your home. I am offering tips on how I decorated our home for summer that is in line with farmhouse style decor. I use patriotic/Americana elements, greenery, and other personal touches with framed art and photos. I hope this tour will inspire you to create a lovely summer look in your own home.

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Farmhouse Style Summer Home Tour

Hi, friends! I’m so happy you’re here! If you are coming from my friend, Chelsea over at Two Twenty One, welcome! Isn’t her home tour so lovely? This home tour is hosted by my friend Krista over at The Happy Housie. Throughout this week, there are a total of 30 bloggers sharing their summer home tours as a part of the Seasonal Simplicity series. Thank you, Krista, for hosting such a fantastic blog hop, full of inspiration!


I am starting this farmhouse style summer home tour here at our front door. I already had these layered mats and was loving the navy color for summer. You can find these layered mats and other neutral options here. By adding the dragon wing red begonias, I created an all-around red, white, and blue look. I just love it. By the way, these kinds of begonias are great for those who may not have the greenest thumb (like me, haha!), and they grow really big. Love them!


To round out the summer feel, and with the 4th of July right around the corner, I added some large USA flags from the Dollar Tree to each planter. Speaking of the planter, my husband DIY-ed these amazing criss-cross planters, and we have a full tutorial on how you can make them HERE!


As you step inside our front door, this is a view into our entryway/foyer area. Our home is an open concept, so to your left is our living room. It was important to me to have a foyer area even with an open concept home, so adding a rug, bench, and other elements to this space helped define it as a separate “space.”


You may notice that I also added some patriotic touches with smaller flags here in my crocks, as well as this faux fern you can find here. Faux greenery is a big part of how I change my decor seasonally. It’s budget-friendly, and having plants/greenery in your home is in line with a modern farmhouse style.

For even more looks of this space, you can go HERE and HERE for my past summer home tours!


Jute rugs are my favorites, especially for summer! This fringe runner is favorite of the She Gave It A Go community, as well as this one here that is larger area rug on the right of the photo above.


Adding black and white pieces such as the framed photos of our children (you can find them HERE) bring a personal touch to spaces in your home. Also, the large “It Is Well” canvas found here is another example of black and white design elements with words that are encouraging and reflective of a farmhouse look.


The use of navy as an accent color continues into the entryway with these striped pillows on our entryway bench. Having a bench is part of what defines this space, and allows an additional seating area when guests come to visit. The baskets hold things such as extra blankets, but could also be used for shoe storage. The vintage pillow is a nod to a time-worn look, which defines much of the farmhouse style.


I am so excited to share with you these next views because we got this gorgeous new sign, “These Are The Good Old Days,” just in time for this tour. With four children, my husband and I just keep saying how these childhood/teen years with them are simply some of the best days of our lives. We cherish them, and couldn’t love these words in our home anymore to represent this time in our lives.


These Are The Good Old Days sign details:

  • Words: Black

  • Background: White Aged

  • Frame Color: Dark Stain

  • Head HERE to shop this sign and more.


On each side of the sign, I kept it relatively simple, adding a white vessel with faux stems plus a glass jar on one side. On the other, two large wooden candlesticks with white pillar candles. An oversized basket (similar one here) with pillows sits to the left of the fireplace, while one of my favorite faux plants found here inside a larger planter sits to the right.


I love adding glass jugs and vases around our home to bring another texture to spaces, especially during the summer months. The reflection nature is bright and airy, without feeling heavy. I stuck two more American flags in this large vase. Mirrors can have the same effect in spaces, bringing light to corners and making spaces also feel more expansive.


You can see how the black and white scheme is repeated in this corner of our dining room. I love these framed art prints of each of our four children’s birth dates. You can find these HERE. Another faux plant (found here) flanks this corner, sitting inside a seagrass basket, perfect for summer!

DIY dropcloth curtains are a great farmhouse look that is very budget-friendly! Simply measure the length and width of your windows, grab some dropcloths (you can find mine here), and clip them to rings like these. If the “panel” is too long, you can fold the fabric over at the top and create a “ruffled” look or turn the material to the back for a more simple look.


Several items I use on our tabletops are corraled on trays like the one above or on wooden pedestals. It’s a great way to add some height and help ground the grouping that you are sitting atop the table. I then placed a simple pottery piece filled with faux eucalyptus stems. I love this summer runner I found here, and it rounds out this relaxed, everyday look for summer.


Thank you all so much for stopping by for this farmhouse style summer home tour. I am glad you came. Next up is my friend, Taryn, over at Taryn Whiteaker Designs. Head here to start her lovely summer home tour. And, don’t miss below the other blogger’s tours who shared their homes as well. Happy Summer, friend!


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This week, some of my blogging friends and I are sharing our summer home tours. Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full posts.

Sharing with me today….


She Gave it a Go
Taryn Whiteaker
Rooms FOR Rent

This is Simplicite
Dans le Lakehouse
Amber Tysl

And sharing the rest of this week…


The Happy Housie
Maison de Pax
Cuckoo for Design

Modern Glam
My 100 Year Old Home
Inspiration for Moms


Sincerely, Marie Designs
Cassie Bustamante
Life is Better at Home

Lemon Thistle
Grace in My Space
Maison de Cinq


Setting for Four
Clean & Scentsible
Life is a Party

My Sweet Savannah
All Things With Purpose
Tatertots & Jello


Craftberry Bush
Finding Silver Pennies
The Tattered Pew

Rambling Renovators
Zevy Joy
Two Twenty One



  1. Krista thehappyhousie says:

    Pretty tour, Brendt! Thanks for being part of this series!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Oh, thank you so much, Krista!

      I appreciate your kind words and your putting this amazing series together, friend.

      Yay for summer!

  2. Amy Sundberg says:

    Love it! May I ask what color paint did you use for your walls?

  3. Kathryn Connor says:

    Hi! I love your post and was wondering what the dimensions are of your “These are the good old days” print. Thank you!

  4. Amy says:

    Love the candlesticks on the fireplace? Do you happen to have a shopping link for those?

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