Summertime calls for simple decorating and the easiest comes in the form of flowers. Decorating with summer flowers - especially if they were growing in your yard - is simple, beautiful, and brings joy even as the temperatures soar. Here are two ideas to inspire your own summer decor.
It's been awhile since I've shared any seasonal decorating updates - and to be honest, with our graduations, other family activities, and increased work, I just didn't have the time, and frankly, the desire.
I simply updated the late spring mantel occasionally with a vase of whatever was blooming from our garden (another reason to grow a few of your favorite flowers - here are seven of my favorite summer flowers to grow). And that's just fine sometimes.
Decorating with Summer Flowers - Two Looks
But I was able to snag the new Green Ball Heritage Collection mason jars awhile ago (my favorite color, but no longer available - I guess it's one more thing to look for at thrift stores!) and I wanted to use them somewhere. Decorating with summer flowers just seemed like the perfect combination.
I decided on a simple row of them on the mantel in front of our vintage-window-turned-mirror. This seems perfect right about now as the days are full of gardening, outdoor activities, and cookouts. It's clean and simple, yet adds a pop of color.
And why not pair them with blossoms from my Little Limelight hydrangea and make it a monochromatic look? Well, if you don't count the black in the frame, which I'm obviously not, ha!
I'm on a major purge of our house right now, getting ready for an epic garage sale in a few weeks, and I'm pretty much wanting everything cleaned off and simplified, so this look is making me happy.
Of course, if I get tired of the all-green, I think this would look fantastic with my blue-purplish mop-head hydrangeas, especially more towards the fall when they start to have hints of green in them.
Some of the best decor ideas for me are the ones that can change and adapt without having to be totally redone if I'm not in the mood. This fits the bill!
And speaking of happy (I was, remember?) sunflowers just make me happy. I usually count the days until our garden sunflowers are ready to pick.
My sister-in-law gifted me with this set of light green containers from Ikea (I love the delicate cut-out tops, don't you?) and I simply stuck a couple of sunflowers in each of them with an extra bit of greenery (actually still left from my Mother's Day bouquet, if you can believe it), set them in a row on a white thrifted platter and called it good.
Simple and easy - that's what I'm needing right now in my life. Ha, who am I kidding - it's always simple and easy around here!
And seriously, what it is about sunflowers? I can't look at them without smiling.
What are your favorite summer flowers to decorate with?
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