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Living Room Summer Decor

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!

xoxo, Erin
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28 thoughts on “Living Room Summer Decor

  1. So many great touches! I love the coral and navy combo. That throw is gorgeous. I also love the print in the entryway…those colors are stunning and just put a smile on your face. Hope you and your family have an amazing summer! xxoo

    1. Thank you so much sweet Pam! I agree – the coral and navy combo is so much fun! Especially for summer. I hope you are enjoying yours so far! xo

  2. Retirement goals indeed. That is one lucky flamingo! :) Thanks for sharing your lovely summery spaces. They look fabulous. I really like that flamingo pillow. Yep, very summery. That throw is also fabulous. I so enjoy getting these peeks into your style, Erin. It is so fun and fresh. Congrats on the semi start of your summer break. You’re on the home stretch! :)

  3. Love how you add such pretty pops of color. Such a pretty and inviting room that truly speaks summer.

  4. I love your corner too!

    I love the long bowl with the books so I got up, mid-read, to go do something similar in my pyjama lounge :) I’d just given some books to my book club girls but I had another 3 which I’ve put out!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. I love how you do summer Erin! That pillow, throw, and vase are absolutely perfect for your room! And thanks for the Pinky update – your daughter is such a cutie to take care of her so well :)

  6. Hi Erin!
    Love the summer touches in the living room. I already have the coral pillow and navy vase in my Nordstroms cart!! Love those! Quick question, is Ellie’s room reveal coming anytime soon? My daughter wants a purple room and I’m at a loss! Purple would NOT have been my first color choice. Looking for inspiration :)
    Thanks!! Kim

    1. Thank you Kim! You will love them! :) Oh my word… thanks for reminding me I need to share her room! I took the pics forever ago and never got the post up. I’ll share it this summer for sure! July or August. Purple is tricky! xo

  7. The coral and navy looks fantastic together. So glad summer is here! Where did you get the vase on your mantle? I love the texture on it.

  8. Everything looks great.
    Where does the door behind the couch lead? Is there another door on the other side as well? Never noticed it before today.

  9. The living room is beautiful with the new throw and pillows! The color combo is a fave of mine but have never been able to use it in my own home because of the ugly wall color. One day… I’ll get to paint it. :( Love everything!

  10. Erin, I love your summer home!!! Really love that flamingo pillow and you just reminded me I need to get one of those flamingos for our beach trip coming up next week! Happy summer dear friend…just wish I could come over and hang out in your beautiful living room with you!!! Xoxo

    1. Bree you are such a sweetheart! Thank you for stopping by! I SO wish you could pop over for lunch or swimming or late night chatting or anything! Miss you so much! And your post blew me away! Got interrupted by my little buddy before I could comment.. but WOW. Gorgeous! Only you could pull of that look in a temporary place so soon after moving. So impressive! I’m thrilled I’ll get to see you again in September! :) xo

  11. Hi Erin!
    I love the summer updates. Favorite is definitely the flamingo pillows. I have to buy some! Question- where does the door at the end of the gallery wall “hall” lead to? Is it another door to the back yard?
    Hope you’re enjoying the start of summer!

  12. Hi! I’m writing from NYC and LOVE this room! Would you mind telling me where you got the beautiful side table – the mirrored side table with the stacked ball pedestal? Thanks so much!!

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