Summer has officially arrived! My girls are out of school and in three days my little buddy will join us. YEA. It feels so good! I was beyond ready to ditch the early mornings, busy schedule, lunch making and homework. I’m a happy mom right now to say the least. :) To celebrate this beloved season I’m sharing my living room summer decor!
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Finally getting my gallery wall updated with fun summer pictures inspired me to want to re-fresh my this space a bit so when Nordstrom reached out to see if I wanted to share a few fun things from their Home Decor department (my fav!) I knew just what room I wanted to update. (If you missed it, you can read my tips on creating a coordinated gallery wall here.)
Last Spring I added some new things to this space and I still love them! So I didn’t change a lot. My simple mantel stayed the same.
I tweaked my shelves a bit (seems I’m always editing shelves around here!) but I mostly just shopped my house for a few different items.
The main living room update is this beautiful bold striped throw blanket and my new flamingo pillows! The second I saw this throw blanket I knew it had to come home with me. It’s the perfect summer throw! The stripes and colors are so beautiful. Did you all know I love coral and navy? :) I knew it would be perfect for this space.
And can we just talk about these darling flamingo pillows for a minute!? I don’t know what says summer happiness more than beautiful coral flamingos. In the on-line description it says these pillows “add a touch of tropical romance.”
I believe they do just that. :)
Plus we’re long time flamingo fans around here. “Pinky” is still resting comfortably in Addison’s room. She has deflated quite a bit more, but is still holding her own swaddled in blankets and dining on bacon and toast. After I shared this picture in a fashion/favorites post someone on Instagram was talking about it and wrote #retirement goals. I laughed so hard! Ha ha.. let’s hope we can all be as lucky as Pinky someday. ;)
This corner has become my new favorite spot in my home. Funny how a simple new throw and pillow can make a space feel completely transformed. My whole living room feels lighter and brighter. It feels like SUMMER. :)
Of course this chair needed a flamingo pillow too. :)
I had been hunting for the perfect vase for this coffee table tray for a while and was thrilled to find this beautiful triple tone glazed vase at Nordstrom. It comes in a small size and a larger size (I bought the large). I originally had something taller on this tray and never liked the height. This vase is the perfect size for a coffee table! Large enough, but not too tall. I picked up some inexpensive grocery store flowers and wa-la! More happy summer vibes. :)
I added some fun books I own and have already read to my dough bowl. I read the most in the summer time and that is what these books represent. Time to slow down and enjoy a good book.
I’m still looking for the perfect bench for the other side of my entry door and then this area where you enter our home will be complete! That’s a good feeling.
The entry coordinates so well with the living room since I last updated it and already has a summer vibe! (Entry sources here.)
My ‘O Holy Night’ Christmas sign is still up. If I find something a little better for this time of year to hang in this space I will buy it, but for now, I don’t mind a little year round Christmas. :)
Like I said, just a few simple changes like adding a new throw or pillow or re-arranging things you already have can completely update a space! That’s why seasonal decorating is always my favorite. It’s so simple and fun. My living room summer decor makes me smile every time I walk past this room.
Huge thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! Their home decor section is always one of the first places I check when I’m looking for something fun to update my home. So many reasonably priced items and the quality and customer service can’t be beat. They have so many fun things in right now! My favorite marble/wood paddle board is back in stock and this cute pillow is just $14! Plus they have a whole section called “SUNNY LIFE” with fun summer things. Of course I’m slightly partial to those items. ;) I could get lost in the home decor section of their store forever! Add the shoe department and there goes my day. And my wallet… :)
I’ve linked to some Nordstrom Home favorites below! Some of them I already own and the rest are on my wish list. Happy summer sprucing friends!