The Best Summer Decorating Ideas


I’m sharing the best summer decorating ideas to spruce your home up for those hot months each year! Everything from art to blankets, wreaths to table decor, I’ve got you covered!

The weather is hot and the days are long and that means it’s time to sprinkle some pretty summer decor around the house! I’ll be honest that I don’t change a ton from spring decor to summer decor.

Summer Mantel Decor

And in some instances I take decor away in the summer. My kids are home and so naturally the house is a little more lived in that the rest of the year. So, too much clutter AND decor can feel like too much. So, feel free to pare down in the summer, too!

It’s been a minute since I shared some of my summer home decor and while I don’t go all out on my fireplace mantel like I used to, I still like to add pretty touches here and there. Let’s take a look!

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The Best Summer Decorating Ideas

1. Decorate the Mantel

Whether the TV hangs above the mantel or not, you can add summer touches to your mantel space. If you have a Frame TV like me, then it’s fun to change out the art for something more summery like this beach scene.

Add a matching set of boxwood topiaries or some pretty faux stems in a vase. This year I bought some blue and white ginger jars and added some double boxwood topiaries for spring, but they work year round, too.

Side note: I knew I wanted blue and white vases with boxwood topiaries and I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, so I created it! I cut the boxwood topiaries out of the containers they came in and put floral foam in the ginger jars to keep them straight. 😉 But since then I’ve found some great ones already made here.

If you don’t have a TV over your mantel, you can get a big focal piece and add in other summer decor items, like I did when I shared how to decorate a mantel for summer.

2. Ramp up the Blue and White

If nothing else, you can always just add lots of blue and white to your decor. It’s the time to embrace any coastal design you love and it all screams summer! It could be a throw blanket, a picture frame, ceramic jar, art or any type of blue and white decor, and you’ve got a summer-inspired look!

I found these beautiful blue and white bone picture frames for my built-in bookshelves and love how they add even more blue and white to my display in the living room!

Small Navy Bone Picture Frame

I gathered up a bunch of blue and white decor that would be perfect to add to your summer decor capsule!

3. Change out the Front Door Wreath

Obviously a great place to add a pop of color and pretty is to the front door. I have a simple wreath I made years ago for the spring and I keep it up until fall! It makes the front porch look so much more cheery, which I love. (I need to make a summer wreath, I guess!)

Spring Front Door Decorating Ideas

FRONT DOOR SOURCES: Monogram Doormat | Faux Topiaries | Planters | Brass Pineapple Door Knocker | DIY Peony Wreath | Black Paint Color: Onyx (BM) | White Trim: Simply White (BM)

I also change out my faux greenery topiaries that flank my front door. In the fall and winter I have cypress topiaries and in the spring and summer I use brighter green jasper topiaries.

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4. Add More Natural Materials

Rattan, wicker and seagrass are wonderful summer materials! I already use a lot of it in my home throughout the year, but summer gives me a reason to use even more!

Woven Tray and Vase filled with Hydrangeas

Sources: Rattan Round Tray | Rattan Vase

More Woven Texture Sources:

5. Bring in Fresh Flowers

Summer is the BEST time to take advantage of fresh flowers, usually just outside your door! I have some wonderful hydrangea bushes that I love clipping from to bring the outdoors in.

And if you don’t have fresh flowers, faux florals work, too!

summer floral pillow

Sources: Floral Pillow Cover | Faux Dogwood Blooms | Glass Vases

6. Change Out Your Art

I’ve always been a proponent of changing out art seasonally. It’s an easy way to decorate for the summer season and can be done on any budget! Everything from free printable art to changing out art canvases. It’s a fun way to celebrate warmer months – AND it’s one of the most inexpensive summer decorating ideas!

Lemon Tree in Blue & White Ginger Jar Free Printable
My summer free printable displayed on my built-in bookshelves.

And of course I changed the art on my Frame TV hanging above my mantel. It’s always fun picking out a new digital art piece to display each season.

Summer Frame TV Art

Favorite Summer Frame TV Art:

Coastal Master Bedroom

In the warmer months, I also hang this coastal abstract art above our bed. It’s so pretty!

7. Create a Beautiful Summer Table

Decorate your dining room table with beautiful white blooms, blue plates and lots of natural textures! It’s a sure fire way to make it feel like summer inside without the heat!

Summer Table Setting

A Simple Summer Dining Room

8. Colorful Summer Decor

I love gardening in the summer and adding gardening themed decor is one of my favorite things! Try some of these beautiful pieces to add to your summer collection this summer!

gardening summer decor

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Or if neutral summer decor is your vibe, try some of these favorite summer finds!

neutral summer decor

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Those are my best summer decorating ideas! I hope you find it inspiring and find a few fun ways to add some color and beauty to your home this season.


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