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Summer Decorating Ideas in the Kitchen

I love decorating our home for summer. Today I am sharing decorating ideas in our summer kitchen and back porch. I hope you like them.

Kitchen View Summer

I am so excited to share a new summer refresh in our home. I love these decorating ideas for our summer kitchen.

Our Summer Kitchen

Since summer will be here this week, I am sharing two rooms in our home, our kitchen and our outdoor covered patio. I will start out by sharing the most popular room in our home, our kitchen. 

View of the Kitchen

Re-Organizing the Kitchen

Every seasonal refresh always starts out with reorganizing. At least in my house, it does. That’s probably because I always need to do more organizing. As in all of the time!

Everything we went through last year and all of the time spent at home has led me to want less clutter. This isn’t just in our kitchen, but in every room in my house. I started out by moving things around and not only does it look better but I needed more counter space for cooking.  The biggest change was that I moved almost all of my countertop appliances into the butler’s pantry.

Funny thing though. Why do we need three different coffee makers to make coffee? Seriously.

Kitchen View Summer Refresh

Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Whenever I do a refresh, I like to pick a main accent color to use throughout our home. Last year I used orange and pink. 

This summer I am going with pink. Again! As a mother of three boys and a dog named Sport, there isn’t a lot of pink in our home. 

So it’s time for another summer of pink.

I started by replacing the bowl on my island with some peaches. And yes, they are faux. But I love them!

Kitchen View

Next, I added some fresh peonies on the island. I put them in one of my vintage battery jar vases.

Kitchen Summer Refresh 1

Next, I added some pink hydrangeas on the counter. I put them in a white vintage tin canister.

This is where all of the coffee makers use to sit on our counter. I think it looks a lot better now. Actually, I know it looks a lot better now.

Summer Kitchen View

I realize it’ss not a ton of new decor. But when you have a working kitchen, you can’t have a lot of decor.

Kitchen view for Summer Refresh

Decorating Ideas for the Back Porch

Just outside of our kitchen is our back porch. I thought it might be fun to add some more pink out there too.

Now that the weather is warmer, we are starting to eat out here almost every night. 

Summer on the Patio

After this past year it appears that I own a lot of pink items. Which explains why all of the items I used to set this table were already in our butler’s pantry.

Summer Patio Refresh

The flowers are from the grocery store. I styled them for a dinner party and they still look great! And they seem to be lasting forever which is a good thing. I put the flowers in ball jars and then placed them in vintage brick molds that I purchased from Debra Hall Lifestyle.

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Table Setting on the Porch

I bought the plates from Home Goods and the Pink Drink Glasses and Rose Gold Candlesticks from Amazon. The Copper Charger Plates are my absolute favorites! I have used these copper charges at least twenty-five times.

Summer Dinner Out on the Patio

I am so in love with these copper chargers and candlesticks. Can you believe the Rose Gold Candlesticks cost only $7 each and the Copper Charger Plates are only $8? The Pink Drink Glasses are only $6 each. Aren’t those prices amazing?

Summer Colors

Where to Find the Items Featured in my New Kitchen Summer Refresh

Here are the items that I found in my butlers pantry and used in my summer refresh. They are all very reasonably priced and you can use them over and over.

Don’t be surprised, but we will be using these chargers, dishes, placemats, and candlesticks for our nightly dinners during most of the summer season.

Patio Summer Refresh

I am sorry I couldn’t find a link to these plates. When I found them at Home Goods I paid $5.99 per plate! What a steal.

Summer Table for Entertaining

I absolutely love the look of our new summer kitchen and porch. I hope you are inspired to refresh your home with items you already own!

This week, some of my blogging friends and I are sharing our summer home tours. Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full posts.

This week, some of my blogging friends and I are sharing our summer home tours. Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full posts.

The Happy Housie
Maison de Pax
Cuckoo for Design


Modern Glam
My 100 Year Old Home
Inspiration for Moms

Sincerely, Marie Designs
Cassie Bustamante
Life is Better at Home


Lemon Thistle
Grace in My Space
Maison de Cinq

Setting for Four
Clean & Scentsible
Life is a Party


My Sweet Savannah
All Things With Purpose
Tatertots & Jello

Craftberry Bush
Finding Silver Pennies
The Tattered Pew


Rambling Renovators
Zevy Joy
Two Twenty One

She Gave it a Go
Taryn Whiteaker
Rooms FOR Rent
This is Simplicite
Dans le Lakehouse
Amber Tysl

Summer Kitchen
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27 Responses

  1. Beautiful, Leslie! Your kitchen is always amazing – love the bowl of faux peaches. I need to try that trick. I love your outdoor eating area – so nice to be able to eat outdoors in the summertime.

  2. So lovely….everything! I am intrigued by the grey tobacco sizer type holder which holds multiple jars. Would you mind sharing info on it? Thanks in advance.
    Judy

  3. Leslie I love the pink! I think it’s my favorite! I would love to know where you got your island pendants. They are beautiful

  4. First let me say, I love your beautiful home. The decorative outdoor dinner table all dressed in pink, is breathtaking. You never stop wooing me with your fantastic design style. Thank you!

  5. Thank you for showing us such beauty! Every time I go to get inspired and see how you can use the space with benefit. You did it great. I think you have the makings of a designer. In your case, everything is just perfect. I really like how, in addition to this, you can still decorate your house in the theme of this or that time of the year and at the same time it still looks lovely and easy. I think that I should also use your advice, due to quarantine I have more time and I want to change a little the interior decoration of our house.

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