A gray neutral master bedroom and kitchen get a simple refresh for this summer home tour.
Welcome to our Summer Home Tour! Today I’ve teamed up with Marty from A Stroll Thru Life, along with some very talented blogging ladies to share a week long tour full of beautifully decorated summer homes. If you are visiting from ZDesign at Home, welcome! I absolutely love Bree’s modern and classic style. So now that you’re here, let’s get this summer home tour started!
I want to take you upstairs first for a view of the master bedroom with my simple summer decor additions.
The Summer Master Bedroom Decor
I love to updated the master bedroom with new bedding. But this time around, I challenged myself to give the bedroom a refresh with items in my home.
The only new items are those two striped pillows. I found them at Homegoods and love how they compliment my bedding. There’s lots of different patterns happening between the sheets, duvet and coverlet. But I love it. I think the complimentary gray color throughout each item helps it all work together beautifully.
For summer I added a pretty white flower plant on my bedside table. Combined with my favorite gray and white cement planter, it does my heart good!
Oops! Looks like I forgot to put away my old-age readers. When I turned 40, my eyes decided to start playing games on me. Now when reading, I have to wear glasses. Or I guess I could try to hold the book about 10 feet away from my face! lol Speaking of books, I just have to tell you about this book I started reading Girl, Wash Your Face. It’s like honest woman talk from like your BFF . It’s all about encouraging you to become who you where meant to be. I’m loving it so far and already highly recommend it!
I have a sneaky trick to share with you…
The coverlet at the end of the bed is actually a duvet cover with a gray quilt inside. I love both of my duvets and couldn’t decide which one to use. So I incorporated both! Such a great way to get multiple uses out of your bedding.
On the other side of the bedroom is our large dresser with my favorite maidenhair fern of all time. Why is it my favorite? Because I’ve been able to keep it alive since early Spring! That’s a pretty big record for me. 🙂
I really like our giant round mirror too. It’s my favorite place to stop and put on my rings and earrings before heading out for the day. I love the big reflection of light it gives the whole bedroom.
Just a few simple touches gave our bedroom a neutral summery look that my heart loves. And I did it all by simply shopping our home!
You can shop the look of our bedroom here:
Now let’s move down stairs to my favorite room in the house, the kitchen!
The Summer Kitchen Decor
I kept my summer decor pretty simple in this room too! You guys, a deep cleaning – which it really needed – and a few flowering plants can help a ton when trying to bring the summer feel into a space.
I have a mini shamrock plant by my kitchen window that has been doing amazingly well! I love how it opens it’s leaves during the day and then folds them in at night. So cool.
The tiered tray got a simple summer refresh with a few white flowering plants and some bright, colorful lemons. They add a nice pop of color to the neutral gray of the kitchen and are great to have on hand for a few summer cocktails! 😉
My farmhouse sink is one of my favorite features in our home. Not that I live to do dishes, but this sink makes the job so much easier.
I’ve been looking for a new bread board the past few months. So when I saw this giant round board on sale, I snagged it! I would still like to add a couple more but I hesitate because how many bread boards does a kitchen really need?
My mini rose bush has a couple of blooms too, just in time for this summer home tour! I love the nice contrast it adds to this corner of the kitchen. I’m telling you, plants are really starting to grow on me as my new home decor go-to! No pun intended. Well….maybe a little. 😉
My little fern from last year is still growing strong too. It adds some lovely green to my organized kitchen tray. Every time I come over to this tray when cooking, I smile just looking at it.
A little from the heart…
I don’t usually share this full angle of my kitchen because I really dislike our black microwave and stove. Our plan is to eventually replace them with stainless steal. Since they still work, it seems kinda impractically to remove them just based on their appearance. So instead I try to look at them as a great reminder to love where you are in life. Our home is a constant work in progress and it’s already changed a ton! I need to appreciate what I have and just enjoy the journey of the transformation. 🙂
Oh! I have another room that has been simply refreshed for the new season too. I’d love for you to check out the summer dining room found here!
You can shop the look of our kitchen here:
I hope I gave you a ton of inspiration for decorating your home for summer. Your home decor doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. It just has to make your heart happy! 🙂
Don’t forget that I’ve teamed up with a talented group of bloggers to share parts of our homes decorated for summer. You can continue this lovely summer home tour over at Clean and Scentsible. There is so much stunning simple summer decor inspiration for you to enjoy — not just now, but all week long! Happy home touring, friends!
2018 Summer Home Tour
Monday – June 11
Tuesday – June 12
Wednesday – June 13
Thursday – June 14
Fri –June 15