• Mansa Krishnamurthy

Modern Minimalist Summer Home Decorating Ideas


Hey friends! And welcome to back to another fun round of Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series! I'm so thrilled to be sharing my summer home tour with you! If you are visiting from Bre's home, welcome! So glad you stopped by my tour today! And if you are a regular visitor here, thank you so much for joining me! I'm absolutely delighted to be joining my friends on this summer home tour today - there is just so much inspiration! Make sure to scroll down to the very bottom of this post to check out everyone's take on summer decorating.



This year, I decided to do things a little differently. Our year has been quite eventful with COVID 19, protests and the black lives matter movement and I know emotions are running high. Certainly, decorating is not on everyone's priority list, but I wanted to share some easy tips on how to welcome summer into your home. My goal is to help create a calming and peaceful environment so that we turn to our homes when we feel upset or anxious. I'll be focusing on some key areas of the home and the purpose this summer tour is to pare down and decorate simply. So grab a cold, refreshing beverage and join me!


The Foyer


A nicely decorated foyer is always a great way to welcome guests! This summer, I opted for a large arrangement in an oversized vase and kept everything else to a minimum.



This simple faux peony arrangement with some berries and faux greenery was very simple to put together.



As we look towards the front door, you can see my travel gallery wall (I shared how I put this together in this post here) peeking through in my study. For a pop of color, I added some faux grass in a planter and called it decorated. Again, simple and easy is the name of my decor game!




Great Room


My foyer opens up into my great room and I kept things bright, white with a pop of green. You will see that the majority of my spaces have been decorated in neutrals. During the summer months, I feel that this gives my eyes "a break" and really brings a sense of calm into the space.



I opted for simple floral arrangements with greenery, white roses and baby breath. To add a bit of interest, I varied the vases on my ottoman and side tables and used both metal and glasses finishes. To keep things consistent, I added pillows with a color scheme similar to my florals. I just love the way these pillows pop against my black sectional. These pillows are from Land of Pillows and are a simple, beautiful touch.







As we turn the corner, we can see my built in shelves and my fireplace. I made this room over for the One Room Challenge in 2019 (you can catch the reveal here) and this is the most used space in our home. I love decorating the shelves for every season, and again, I kept things bright, white and simple.





The shelves are styled here with bright white vases, mercury glass votives and simple frames. I love creating vignettes on these shelves and usually vary my arrangements in height by adding neutral books. Take a look!





Who says that twinkle lights are only for the holidays? I love using them all year round. I received these terrariums from Lights.com and I just love how they are styled on my shelves!




Dining Room


My great room opens up into my dining room and I carried this color scheme into this space as well. I kept the table decor bright and airy by using neutral florals, greenery and glass vases.



I opted for neutral tableware as well with these gorgeous clear glass plates and glasses from IITTALA. I used a small bowl to store cutlery and used these super modern vases from Marimekko to add sprigs of greenery. All of this tableware was from Finn Style - be sure to check them out! Their products are amazing quality and they have a great selection!





For a touch of color, I opted for these bamboo placemats. They were a gift from my mother. She picked them up from a local market in the Philippines. I love how they add a touch of earthiness to the table.









Now that we have wrapped up downstairs, let's head on upstairs to my master bedroom to finish off the tour.


Master Bedroom


As I head up the stairs, I just love catching a glimpse of the master bedroom feature wall. I made this room over for the Spring Season 2019 of the One Room Challenge and you can catch the reveal here.




For the summer months, I usually keep things fairly simple in my master bedroom. I change out the greenery in the vases that sit on my nightstands and add a few additional pillows. This year I opted for a few olive branches and I just love the look! I also added a few herringbone pillows from the Land of Pillows and I think they are the perfect touch!






Thank you all so much for stopping in and visiting me on my Summer Home Tour! I had a lot of fun putting this together and there are more fun ideas and projects on the way, so be sure to subscribe to my site be the first to know! If you noticed something on today's tour that you are curious about, or if you want to know more I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below or email me. Feel free to share this tour on Pinterest by pinning any of the images in this post or come say hello on Instagram @thisissimplicite.



Next up on the home tour is Tanya's home - you don't want to miss it! Her home is simple and modern and I just love how she decorates for the seasons! Be sure to catch everyone on the tour below!




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