It’s really been awhile since I’ve shared a home decor post, so today I thought I would share some of my Summer styling tips and inspiration that I recently added to my dining room. With Summer literally right around the corner I somewhat skipped over any Spring decor and right into Summer. If you remember how it was previously styled, it definitely had a bit more of a Fall/Winter style that just didn’t quite pop for me. Once I found my mirror and introduced some greens it started to feel much more like Summer paired with my Hale Navy wall! With that, I thought I would share a few simple tips below!
change up your books
This simple and budget-friendly styling tip is something I actually swap out every season. For Fall I typically buy darker books or wrap them with black paper (because I love myself that moody Halloween vibe). Winter, I wrap them with Kraft paper and even write on the spine with white ink. Then in Summer, I wrap them in lighter colors or find books that are a subtle shade of color.
Touch of green
As you know, I’m a huge fan of greens (and faux greens at that), so I recently bought a couple palm fronds to try out..and I love them! Typically when styling my bookcase or doing any sort of shelf styling, I try to balance the pop of color. You’ll see my palms are on one side and then to balance it out I placed a small green plant on the opposite side below.
Keep it Simple
I don’t like to go overboard with my decor (and especially decor with a lot of color), so opposite of the tall palm vase I styled a simple bar tray with glass and copper (nothing too much). And, just like how I balanced the two green items I balanced my glassware, placing my wine glasses in an opposite shelf below.
Add the Details + Textures
I still love my rattan baskets and thought they would be the perfect compliment to the palm leaves and my new little peacock from the Opalhouse line at Target. By adding in the textured boxes helps to warm the space up and make it feel a bit more welcoming and give off that perfect summer vibe..am I right?!
I have double curtains over my sliding door (as you can see in the pic below), the inside panels are sheer (here or here)and the outer panels are white linen HERE. I absolutely love how this looks when the linen panels are open (exposing the sheer) and even more so when they blow a bit when the door is open!
So this isn’t super summer-y by any means, but it honestly helped warm the space up and break up the wood floors and wood chairs. This was the 5×7 Faux Cowhide HERE and got it for only $70, so I’ll take that ;)
So, I got these beauties for free when I saw a friend of our trying to just get rid of them! I think they were made in Minnesota..just not really sure. But, this one is similar HERE
Okay, well this is just something I’ve been dying to get my hands on…forever! I finally took the plunge and FOUND THIS ONE on Amazon and really couldn’t be happier with the outcome. It’s dimmable, can be installed on a sloped ceiling, and it came with all the bulbs!