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5 Ways to Create Your Summer House

by | Jun 3, 2016 | Decorating Inspiration, Summer Decorating

5 Ways to Create Your Summer House

Do you have a summer house? This is the time of year when we might be scrolling through Facebook and notice that so many people seem to be heading off to their vacation homes or are traveling to exotic destinations for their summer vacation. That’s so fun! But even if you aren’t heading off to either place, take heart. The home you’re in is one of the best destinations of all.

5 Ways to Create Your Summer House

5 Ways to Create Your Summer House

Whether we are heading off to a tropical location or not, let’s give our home-base a little seasonal refresh so we can enjoy our “summer place” and have a little more R & R right where we are.

Today I’m sharing five ways to create your summer home over on (in)courage!

Photo sources:

Entry wall color: Studio Taupe by Behr

Door color: Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore

Linen wingback settee

DIY bottle lamp


Dip-dyed stool

Adirondack chair

Wicker armless chairs


  1. Cathy

    These are some great ideas-here and on (in)courage! I was first introduced to (in)courage through you, and I’ve been subscribed ever since.

  2. Kathy

    What is the tall plant underneath the white umbrella?

  3. Elizabeth @ CrazyBusyHappyLife

    I was unfamiliar with (in)courage so thanks for the link.

    I create my “summer home” in my backyard but it could use some updating. Good ideas. :)

  4. Cat Cruz

    Oh my God I love your ideas. I’ve been stuck on what to do with my house for a couple years. I just don’t know how to decorate but I know what I love once I see it. I definitely love your ideas. Is there any possible way you can help me from afar? I can send you pictures and you can tell me what to do, perhaps?? I really need your help please. I can be reached at [email protected]


  5. Carolyn

    My year-round home started its life as a summer cabin — but I still like several of the ideas for making it seem more summery. The large knotty pine living room is quite dark, and the furniture is dark brown, so it can really use some lightening up. But the glassed-in porch with great views is a natural for summer enjoyment, when it’s not too hot!

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