Simple Summer Decor


It’s time to share some simple summer decor! I am so excited to be part of this amazing blog hop put together by Krista from The Happy Housie. This week there will be forty bloggers participating in this hop! If you found my blog from my friend Sheila at Maison de Cinq, then welcome!

For those of us living in Southern California, it has barely felt like summer. First, we had an entire month of “May Grey” and then a week of “June Gloom”. Today was actually our first day of warm weather and I am thrilled. It’s about time!

Today I am sharing our living room. It’s probably the least used room in our home which is the only reason why the couches are always white. About three years ago I had slipcovers made which means, yes, there are ugly gold couches underneath the white cotton slipcovers. 

My favorite piece of furniture in the living room is this amazing sideboard. I think it was a general store counter at one time. I bought it for a steal and store all of my placemats and chargers inside. (I have a ton of them!)

The first thing I did to get this room ready for summer was to remove all of the drapes. The drapes were tan and offwhite silk striped heavy drapes. I hung them about fifteen years ago and they worked well for over a decade. But my tastes have changed and they looked too heavy, too formal and outdated. Plus they were partly shredded from the sun. If you want to see what this room looked like with drapes you can see them here.


My color scheme for the room was pink and orange. I love these colors and with a mostly white room, it’s not hard to add a bit of color. I made this felt flowered pillow and I think it makes a great focal point in my living room. The pillow wasn’t hard to make as I used my Cricut Maker machine to cut out all of the felt petals. I just love how it came out.

The painting above the fireplace was painted by a friend of ours, Ray Turner, and I love it. I made the paper flowers in the battery jar, which include an assortment of crepe paper peonies, poppies, and tulips.

Our living room is not fancy. Rather, it’s comfortable and relaxing. But I love it. The neutral palette is so easy to work with and the pops of orange and pink are just perfect for summer.

Be sure to head on over to my blogging friend Southern State of Mind to see more wonderful Summer Decor Ideas. There are so many beautiful homes in this amazing blog hop!

Nearly 40 bloggers are sharing their summer home tours this week! Sharing with me today are…


The Happy Housie // Rooms FOR Rent // Shabbyfufu // Maison de Cinq // My 100 Year Old Home

Southern State of Mind // All Things with Purpose // Grace in My Space // Love Create Celebrate

And sharing the rest of the week…


Town and Country Living // Taryn Whiteaker Designs // Designthusiasm
// This is Our Bliss // My Sweet Savannah

Rambling Renovators // The Turquoise Home // Clean and Scentsible
// She Gave it a Go //Lemon Thistle


Modern Glam // Craftberry Bush // Setting for Four // Inspiration for Moms // Zevy Joy

Life is a Party // Tauni Everett // Finding Silver Pennies // Sincerely, Marie Designs // Amber Tysl


Kim Power Style // Maison de Pax // Jenna Kate at Home // Two Twenty One // Just a Girl and Her Blog

Summer Adams // tatertots and jello // The Tattered Pew // Aratari at Home // Crisp Collective


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  1. I absolutely love the touches of orange and pink – so perfect for summer Leslie!

    Fun hopping with you as always, and happy summer!


  2. Still loving the pillow you made. I love your sideboard too. So much character. I spied a corbels, love them. I have a huge one I purchased a while lb e back. Getting layered with paint this week.

    Love all the light you get too.


  3. Your living room is looking so beautiful and inviting for summer. I love your pops of pink and orange -I’m doing a very similar pop of mustard yellow and pink at my house for summer. Your pillow and paper flowers are so pretty, and I love that you made them yourself.

  4. So fresh and lovely, Leslie! That general store counter is such a fabulous piece! I love all your made flowers – gorgeous!! Thanks for being part of this tour series, friend! Hope your weather is turning around:)

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