It’s almost summer so it seems about time to share a home tour. With a remodeled main level it is fun to work in a space that I love. This remodel was in the works for years. College tuition, a digital health startup and home repairs pushed back dreams of refinished floors, a fireplace remodel, worthy of a Colorado home, and a complete kitchen remodel. And now? We are on a spending hiatus! So today I want to share summer decor tips for under $15.00.
With three adulting children in three different states, we are on a spending hiatus. Oh and this big event. So I am keeping it low-key for summer decor.
And you know what I discovered? Adding just one seasonal summer item was all I needed to make our home feel like summer.
SIMPLE SUMMER DECOR UNDER $15
I love my kitchen and we were grateful the remodel was completed in the fall of 2019. With the pandemic creeping into the newsfeeds we loved kitchen island space to study and Friday afternoon family Zoom happy hours.
But now, it was time to reclaim the island. Don’t have an island? It is all good! I used a combination of real and faux stems in a mason jar and added apples.
THE KITCHEN NOOK
Our kitchen nook has had a series of small tweaks. I hope to do something similar with my face! #wink
We recently removed the shutters and replaced them with Bamboo roll-up window blinds.
To soften the space I found these four-seat cushions at Homegoods.
They were right around $15.00.
Cloth napkins are a great way to celebrate a season or holiday. If I can just pull over for a minute can I just say how much I love cloth napkins. They are an unexpected surprise on the table!
They work for Christmas and Valentine’s Day too!
I love our fireplace remodel. We hired a general contractor to manage this remodel, but we updated these fireplaces a few years ago.
For the summer fireplace hearth, I added one fern. That’s it.
No pinecones or branches– just the fern.
You guys this is it!
What was once the most frustrating room has become a family’s favorite place to just chill (or play Wordle). I love to sit in front of the window and watch the sunsets.
It is a space to unwind.
I had never bought furniture before at Homegoods and these chairs just finished the room!
If you zoom in you might see my grandfather’s bookcase with legs that match my white upholstered chairs.
I love this space. I moved my growing cookbook collection to our DIY library wall. It is a great space to have an iced tea or coffee and search for new recipes.
I added this faux plant I found at Target. Just a pop of green for summer!
Here was our living room mantel this spring.
I switched out the pink gingham ribbon for a red, white and blue ribbon.
Guess where I store all of the seasonal ribbons for that glass huricane vase?
For less than a dollar I changed the look of the mantel and stored the other seasonal ribbons in the glass hurricane.
What do you think? Whether you are short on space or cash (or both) adding a little bit of summer to one room or an entire level is easy. Most of these items you can find at a supercenter with produce and crafts separated by only 35 aisles.
Do you have a go-to thrifty decor staple? Please share in the comments!
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