I have to say, that this may be an all time low for time spent outside in the summer for us. Between torrential rain and incredible heat and humidity it is just not that enjoyable being out there.
So, that has left me with some extra free time chilling out in our living room reading home decorating books. Which, you know totally got me inspired and wanting to change things up a bit. Hence, my newly decorated summer living room! I wanted to go for a light and airy summer look without any clutter.
The couch pillows were nice and light and summery, but those on the chairs had to go into storage. I brought up a chevron Target pillow from last year and then found a Nate Berkus white and gold Greek Key pillow on clearance for just $7.48!
I decorated in mostly aquas and whites.
I am loving our vintage coffee table that I painted in a wheat color. I think it fits the space much better than the black one we previously had. Also, a bonus is that I recently found an accompanying end table which I painted the same warm wheat color.
I added in simple, summer accessories like a bowl of shells.
I recently found this chair at Savers and gave it a summery makeover with custom aqua paint, lots of worn distressing and white, canvas fabric.
I kept the mantel very, very simple. Can you spot my other Nate Berkus find? You have no idea how long I have wanted that turtle shell, but could not justify paying full price, but for $11.98 it was all mine!
And there you have it, my summer space, which I think flows much better with our dining room.
How have you updated for the summer months?
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