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Top 10 Amazing Summer Home Decor Tips to Try

Decor | April 19, 2021

I cannot wait to share with you these 10 summer home decor tips.  They are tried and true but also completely in line with what is trending.  Come check out how to create a light, airy, and beautifully decorated home for summer.

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Pillows on sofa

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Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Summer Kitchen

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips To Try

With every season change, I look forward to decorating our home and sharing the decor tips on my blog and other social media platforms.  Decorating for summer coming up is no exception to this passion of mine, and it may just be one of my favorite looks yet in our home.  These summer home decor tips can be used year to year and have a very updated, inline look with what is trending. 

Don’t miss at the end of this post a really AMAZING announcement with Signature Homes and links for all the products used in this post + additional links for your decorating references.

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Lindsay Letters painting view into the living room

A bit of a back story on our home first! This is the second Signature Homes home we have owned. We built our first Signature Home almost 14 years ago, and once we grew out of it, we moved into this home. While we fell in love with it, we’ve also made it our own through the six years we’ve lived here. We recently painted all the interior walls the same white (you can head here for the paint color story and information) and transitioned our kitchen from having darker wooden cabinets and black countertops to an all-white kitchen. This home has such good bones; we look forward to being here for many more years to come!

I recently visited our first Signature Homes home (which is just a 2-minute drive from our current one), and recall how much fun we had when building it.  Choosing a lot close to the community pool and park areas, picking out a floor plan that suited our family’s needs at that time, and working with an in-house designer was such a seamless and personal process that all came together beautifully for our home build experience. You’ve got to check out this page to see how their build process works from beginning to end.  The expertise of Signature Homes with the home build process is five stars.

Are you in the Birmingham, Alabama, or Nashville, Tennesse areas? I highly recommend you checking out the incredible communities Signature Homes has to offer here.  Building your home with them is a dream come true! 

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Master Bedroom decorated for Summer

Are you ready to check out these summer home decor tips? Let’s get started!

Fresh Stems/Greenery/Flowers: This tip can go a long way in terms of sprucing up your home for summer! If you have access to a yard, garden, or the woods, you can clip as many as you need! I went to our side yard and clipped these beautiful azaleas and will continue clipping greenery through the summer to bring the outside in! Stick them in a vessel, and you are done. My favorites are styling them in oversized glass vases and white ceramic vases.

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Summer scented candles

Summer Scented Candles:

Light those candles and bring a delightful feeling into your home.  Summer scents that I love for this summer include grapefruit, lemon eucalyptus, and lavender vanilla.  These scents can all be found HERE.

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Blue pillows on sofa

Blues (think beach!):

I am a neutral gal by heart, by I couldn’t resist the lovely array of blues that summer decor offers! An easy and budget-friendly way to incorporate seasonal color is with accents! So that is just what I did with these blue pillows here on our living room sofas. I also added touches of blue with the pouf next to our sofa. 

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Sea glass jars

Sea Glass Pieces:

Blue and green go hand in hand, so when sea glass was not just a traditional summer go-to but also a major trend this year, I knew this gorgeous look had to find a place in our home too.  Sea glass pieces can be placed together or spread out. If you are using smaller, votive-sized sea glass pieces, grouping them on a tray or in a low, open bowl with battery tea candles is a lovely look! Or, go big! Choose sea glass hurricanes to sit on your mantel and add battery-powered candles for a cozy glow in the summer evenings.

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Summer decor with house plants

House Plants:

Are you a faux or real house plant person? Regardless, this summer home decor tip doesn’t have any biases! Just use them, faux or real. I loved adding faux plants to these spots for summer: the mantel, our kitchen, on a living room trunk, and in our dining room.  The more, the merrier I am finding! An extra tip? Put the plant in a basket!

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Blanket in basket

Beachy, Seagrass Baskets:

Speaking of baskets, this may be my favorite one.  I have always loved baskets, and placing them around our home is one of my favorite ways to complete a space.  From tall, lidded baskets to wide, low baskets, they all look great.  I commonly use them to hold plants and blankets.

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Mango wood beaded garland

Natural Wood Elements:

Lighter wood is on trend this year, and especially for summer! There are tons of ways to incorporate natural wood in your home, from chunky, mango wood beaded garland (like I used to drape in this vignette) to home accents to furniture pieces.  Touches of lighter, natural wood pieces will immediately brighten your home for summer.

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Summer tray

Boards and Trays:

Speaking of wood, using trays and/or wood boards to corral items is a must-have for your home decor, especially during the summer months.  I use breadboards in my kitchen to also lean against my kitchen countertops to add warmth and interest.  This seagrass tray corrals my sea glass pieces!

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Black lanterns in living room

Lanterns:

Just saying lanterns create a cozy feeling! I love adding lanterns by a fireplace (add battery-powered candles in place of lighting a fire for summer months), on a porch/patio area, or as a centerpiece in the dining room.  Black lanterns are a bonus for your summer home decor!

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Blanket ladder

Lightweight Pillows and Blankets:

As I mentioned earlier, I traded out my old pillow covers for these blue, lighter-weight pillow covers. Also, swap your chunky knit blankets for lighter-weight blankets.  Hang them on a blanket ladder for display and easily accessible for use! You can find this DIY HERE on how to make your own blanket ladder.

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Full living room view for summer

Product Sources For My Summer Home Decor:

Living room:

  • Chambray Blue Pillow Cover here.
  • Cool Palm Print Pillow Cover here.
  • Andora Lumbar Pillow Cover here.
  • Large Decorative Metal Lantern Candle Holder Black here.
  • Small Decorative Metal Lantern Candle Holder Black here.
  • Similiar Woven Seagrass Basket on the trunk here.
  • Similiar Snake Plant here.
  • Patterned Area Rug-Ivory/Sand here.
  • Jute Rug here.
  • Similar Chunky Blanket here.
  • Large Glass jug here.
  • Vintage demijohn vase here.
  • “It Is Well” Artwork on mantel here.
  • Blanket Ladder here.
  • Light fixture here.
  • BLANKS “no place like home” custom sign here (use SHEGAVEITAGO20 for 20% off).

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Close up of paintings

Hallway:

Dining room:

  • Woven Tray here.
  • Mango Wood Beaded Garland here.
  • Sea Glass Hurricanes/vases here.
  • Faux Potted Succulent here.
  • Battery-powered votives here.

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Mantel view from the side

Kitchen:

  • Wood table lamp here.
  • Labeled soap dispensers here.
  • Black drawer pulls here.
  • Marble board here.
  • Summer scented sampler candle here.

Bedroom:

  • Tassel blanket here.
  • Similar white quilt set here.
  • 9 drawer double dresser here.
  • Silver/Charcoal area rug here.
  • Upholstered bed here.
  • 5 light chandelier here.
  • Chunky knit blanket here.
  • Upholstered bench here.
  • Reversible rose quilt here.
  • Table lamps here.

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Plant on mantel

Are you ready for the AMAZING news I mentioned at the beginning of the post?

Signature Homes and I are gifting one of you a $500 gift card to use toward your summer home decor! Just fill complete this form to enter and be sure to be following @shegaveitago and @signaturehomscommunity on Instagram.

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The giveaway begins Monday, 4/19, and ends on 4/27.  The winner will be chosen by Arbitrary. The winner will be announced on the @shegaveitago Instagram on the morning of 4/28.

Be sure to check out Signature Homes resource pages here:

  • Signature Homes Homepage here.
  • Signature Homes Birmingham and Nashville communities here.
  • Signature Homes build and design process here.

 

Top 10 Summer Home Decor Tips featured by top AL home and lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Dining room view into the living room

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  1. Well I can see we both share a love for all things blue and white! Your ginger jars aught my eye as did your dining room chandelier! Absolutely gorgeous tour…pinned!

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