Boho Cottage Summer Home Tour. Bring a little boho summer color and flair to your cottage home with these bright and happy ideas!
Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Today I am sharing some fun summer cottage ideas with a little bohemian twist as part of Krista The Happy Housie’s Seasonal Simplicity Tour! Welcome if you are stopping by from All Things With Purpose!! Sarah is just amazing. I love seeing her RV transformations and home ideas!
Cottage Summer Ideas with a Boho Twist
It’s our first summer at our new #1891AvenuesCottage home. We love our new (old) home so much. We are right in the middle of our renovation. The kitchen is about half way done. We built a new fireplace and planked the walls. Added new subway tile, took out the old tile and cabinets and added some little shelves around a new planked hood. The vision I have for our home is to honor it’s history with some turn-of-the-century cottage style but update it to today’s style with a twist of modern, bohemian details!
Bright Bohemian Succulent Porch
One of the first projects I tackled was creating a bright summer porch! The idea came together when I found a vintage turquoise ladder. I LOVED it!! I brought it home and decided it would be the perfect place for plants! I set it up on our porch. The turquoise color went wonderfully with a throw rug that I had in our home’s previous bathroom. I gathered the succulents in our home, put them on the ladder rungs and our plants are SO happy outside!
Bohemian Cottage Swing
I decorated our new porch swing too. It’s our favorite place to sit and watch the neighborhood activities. I added a little table so that we have a place to put our drinks and snacks. I also love working here outside in the warm summer mornings!
Simple Summer Cottage Mantel
Our family room used to be the previous owner’s dining room. I loved how it flowed into the kitchen and decided to turn the room into a family room. We built a fireplace on one wall and brought the planking from the kitchen into that room to tie the two spaced together. Thanks to Frank of Frank Smith Renovations for making my planking dreams come true!
I love how simple the planking looks but it also give the room lots of visual interest.I kept the mantel simple for Summer.
Boho Egg Chair
I’ve had so many questions about my Egg Chair! I have one inside and one outside. They are so comfy! Here’s a link to the egg chair!
I added a scalloped mirror, some fresh hydrangeas. At the base of the hearth I added a couple ceramic bird houses and a disco ball. I love the way the light reflects off of the ball when the sun hits it in the afternoons!
Ways to Bring Summer Home Details
I love color, especially for Summer! And I think bright colors go well with cottage style as well as bohemian! To refresh the family room for Summer, I added a new rug that matched pillows I already had. I rearranged the chairs in the room, moving the egg chair over by the fireplace and the smaller chair over to the other side of the room. The fern was on our porch and I love the natural VERY summery element it brings into the room.
Kitchen Shelf Styling
In the kitchen I added a few little summer elements to our shelves.
Fresh flowers on a couple of the shelves and a potted flowering plant at the center of the stove.
Yes, I move it when we cook haha. I just love a bright pretty element to go along with our cutting board on display there.
Summer Dining Nook Update
To update the dining nook for Summer I added a little centerpiece with a vintage crate. Fresh peaches in the center are a favorite of my kids and it’s an easy place to keep them so the kids can grab them as a snack.
Boho Cottage Dining Table Centerpiece
I added candles to the sides of the crate and a faux vine and flowers around the crate. Super simple!
Summer Sayings with Letter Boards
I have a thing for letter boards. I try to update the boards for different seasons and holidays. I asked my kids what words make them think of summer and added those words to the letter board in the family room.
And I created a summer saying for the letter board in our office. I LOVE “golden hour”, especially in our new Avenues neighborhood. The light is amazing at golden hour (dusk). I love taking photos of all of the giant trees and historic home at that time. It’s gorgeous!
1891 Avenues Cottage Remodel
Thanks for stopping by and seeing our simple summer ideas! We are right in the middle of our HUGE remodel. I would love to have you follow along with us on Instagram at @tatertotsandjello, where I share behind-the-scenes projects and all about our Salt Lake City Avenues historic neighborhood and homes!
Next Stop on the Summer Tour
Be sure to hop over to Lucy at Craftberry Bush tomorrow to see her gorgeous home! Lucy is an amazing designer and artist! And be sure to see ALL of the amazing summer ideas by clicking on the links below to go over to each site!
This week, some of my blogging friends and I are sharing our summer home tours. Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full posts. Sharing with me today....
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Have a lovely day!
SARAH LEMP says
Oh my goodness, Jen! THANK YOU for such a nice introduction!! I absolutely LOVE what you’ve done with your home – especially the living room with that bright rug. I love all the boho vibes and fun colors, it’s so cozy and inviting!
You’ve done such a beautiful job with your home Jen!!! Each room has so much character and unique touches. Love that swing on your front porch – I wish we had a place for something like that. Enjoy your summer in your gorgeous home! xo
Thanks Jenn!! It’s so fun seeing all of the summer ideas! I love your ice cream printables and bar.
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Your home is such a beautiful and happy space. Obsessed with the hanging chair on your porch and the rattan living room chair.
Thanks Julia! I adore your home and the macrame art you have created!
I absolutely love it, Jen! Such a fun summery space – all that you’ve done on your home in a short time is amazing!
That’s how I feel about your home Krista! We currently don’t have a kitchen counter or sink and sometimes I feel like it’s never going to get finished. But I see yours and think it will be worth it in the end 🙂
your home is SO cheerful and joyful- i love every summery detail you’ve added! your front porch is SO adorable! pinned a few images- such great ideas!
Thanks Cassie! Our remodel is coming along and I am excited. I just love your happy playful home. Its so pretty!