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5 Ways to Add Summer Style to Your House

1. Don’t play it safe this summer, play it UP with fun lively color and pattern!

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5 Ways to Add Summer Style to Your House

2. For a beachy summer style, just add more white even if your walls and floors are darker!

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5 Ways to Add Summer Style to Your House

3. Bring the vacation home — hunt for a beautiful souvenir map to frame!

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5 Ways to Add Summer Style to Your House

4. Combine natural elements for fresh summer accessories!

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5 Ways to Add Summer Style to Your House
5. Add summery rugs or carpet for a casual beach cottage style under foot!

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5 Ways to Add Summer Style to Your House

5 Ways to Add Summer Style to Your House

Jump-start your style and refresh your home with budget-friendly and practical ideas from my book Simple Decorating! You’ll learn to embrace your style, reimagine your spaces, and transform hard-to-love areas into favorite destinations.

5 Ways to Add Summer Style to Your House

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I’m working on some fun summer decor around my house (updates soon!).
How about you?
5 Ways to Add Summer Style to Your House

10 Comments

  1. Jeanie

    Love, love all the inspired ideas. I painted my bedroom furniture the same aqua…looking for a white rug for my hardwood floors and a summer white quilt. It’s a small room but so light and airy. I will try to succulents in a shell. What a great idea. I’m adding succulents to my garden all the time

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  2. Vee

    Such gorgeous color on that buffet/dresser! I’m so happy to see gals doing fun things with those big lunks of furniture. Makes me wish that I hadn’t given mine away all those years ago.

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  3. Shannon [Our Home Notebook]

    I love the framed souvenir map – I’ve been wanting to add more of our memories to our walls and this is a great idea. Also loved the succulents. What a great way to bring the outdoors in. Thanks for all the ideas!

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  4. Corrie @ Little House On The Update

    I have some serious googly eyes going for that bed! Simply gorgeous! And I love the idea of planting some succulents in a giant clam shell. Now if only I could keep them alive…
    Happy Fourth of July!

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  5. Tanya

    I love these Ideas! The simplicity of just adding white is so neat. (and easy)

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  6. Susan

    Trying not to covet that map but NOT succeeding! And the frame is so charming. I’m redecorating one bedroom with only map art. We call it the Map Room. Map prints, pretty ones, are hard to find.

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  7. Mimi

    I love all of the turquoise and blue in each room. Really makes them look refreshing and new.

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  8. Diane | An Extraordinary Day

    I’ve been inspired Five Ways!!! Haha!! :) Really Melissa…these are great ideas and you have such a fun way of encouraging ‘us’ to think about what we might do to change things up a bit. I’ve had fun playing in my sunroom and made it a summery blue and white by shopping the house and putting a fresh coat of paint on a wicker chair I got my husband to pull out of a dumpster. [wink] Of course…I sort of messed things up by turning it in to an Americana room for the Fourth. But, I’m thinking about trying to create a coastal look in the mountains (where I live). I do have a bag of play sand…maybe I can just throw it all over the floor. Wouldn’t that be fun?! My own personal sand box. Haha!! Okay…silliness aside…I so miss Lake Michigan having spent 3/4 of my life no more than a bike ride away. And when we first got married, we rented a cottage on the sand dune across the street from the Lake….oh that was fabulous…until winter…and then that’s another story. :)
    Hope you and yours have a spectacular Fourth!!

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  9. Maria G.

    Inspiring! I was inspired by the bedroom summer design idea. It is very cool. I love all kinds of blue shades and even if I love summer, I don’t want a very bright room especially if I am having migraine attacks. I managed to put in blue items in my room such as frames and blankets. It just needs a little tweaking to make it look cooler.

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