Our summer farmhouse dining table is simply decorated with buffalo check, peonies, and a wooden box centerpiece. Come see some simple ideas for decorating your summer table! Affiliate links included – full disclosure here.
Summer break is officially here, and we’ve already had our kids home from preschool for a few weeks. We’re adjusting to a summer schedule before baby 3 comes along (just over a week left – ah!). Basically, I’m trying to say that there’s not much decorating going on here lately. I’m sure you’re feeling the same way at your home with the kids home for summer break! I thought I’d show my simple summer decorating on our kitchen table, along with simple tips you can easily incorporate into your own home (all sources at the bottom of this post):
Simple summer farmhouse dining
With kids bringing all of their treasures to all corners of the house this summer, I’m working on keeping my decor really simple.
In our house, this means lots of plants taking the center stage in our decorating.
Keep summer decorating simple with fresh plants & flowers
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Bringing fresh blooms in from outside has been a way to keep costs of decorating to a minimum! We’re spending lots of time outside tending to our new gardens (you guys have been loving the glimpses I’ve been giving on my Instagram page!) so it’s fun to bring some of those fresh flowers inside.
Use patterns & textures you love
Another idea? Break those “rules” for decorating. I recently had someone send me an Instagram message saying “I love that buffalo check – are you getting a head start on fall decorating? Or are you breaking the rules for summer?” Um – I am in no way getting things ready for fall – ha! I love black and white buffalo check and believe it looks great all year round!
Speaking of texture – we LOVE our brick wall! Come see all about it here – how to install it, where to buy it, how much it costs, everything!
A reader favorite – these plate ledges have been made by MANY of you! Come see how to make them here – they’re so simple!
Mix faux greenery with real flowers:
You may have some showpiece blooms from your gardens (or a kind neighbor’s garden!) but not enough greenery to make it really work. Try mixing it with some faux greenery to make a bigger impact in your space! I love keeping eucalyptus and magnolia stems on hand to mix into different arrangements for every season.
Finally? Enjoy the summer! Don’t stress about the inside of your home. We live outside so much more during the summer months anyway. Keep things minimal, bring some of the outdoors inside, and don’t be afraid to break those decorating “rules”. Happy summer, friends! I can’t wait to introduce the newest member of our family to you so very soon!
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