It’s time for a summer tour!
I’m joining some of my blogging friends on a home tour today so have some fun clicking around and enjoy seeing different styles and beautiful homes freshened up for summertime.
Welcome to my home! Summer is finally here, and here in Kansas the weather is definitely starting to feel more summer-like. So please, come on in out of the heat, kick your flip-flops off, and take a look around!
Right inside the door is my newest gallery wall. To give the wall a little color and character, I took a few pictures of the flowers around our home, printed and framed them. It was a great inexpensive way to add bright color to our entry. And to break up all the pictures and add a little warmth and texture, I painted a couple of small pieces of salvaged barnwood and added them to the display too.
On the other side of the entry are a couple of old shutters that have been moved around our home a couple of times. For the summer, I'm keeping them styled simply with flowers from our garden and a couple of old springs used as vases.
I try to keep the living room simple and welcoming, without a lot of extra decor busying up the room. White slipcovers and navy and green pillows on the couches keep the space light and summery. (You can see how I made those green and white pillows out of placemats here.) I keep the tabletop decor pretty minimal since I have two active boys at home, and honestly, most of the time it is covered in Legos and baseball cards anyways. That table wasn't always so fun, it's so much better now after it's easy navy makeover!
I kept it pretty simple in the dining room too (sensing a theme here?), but those navy blue chairs add that perfect bold touch that brings some fun to the space too (check out the before and after of the dining room here). One of my original paintings paired with one of my great-grandmother's original paintings provide the backdrop the room, alongside fresh flowers from my flowerbed.
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look around my home today. Be sure to stop by and visit my friends' blogs and home tours as well!