Tatertots and Jello Summer Decorating Ideas. Easy DIY projects and ideas to add summer charm to your cottage or farmhouse home!
Summer Decorating Ideas
I love summertime! It’s warm, the kids out out of school, lazy mornings, pooltime, barbeques and road trips! I love celebrating summer by adding some summer details to our home! I am so excited to take part in Kelly @tatetteredpew’s Summer Blogger Tour. Welcome if you are visiting from Cecilia’s site Thrift Store Addiction. I love her ideas. And be sure to hop over and see ALL of the summer home tours. You can click over on the links at the bottom of this post!!
Summer Porch Decorating Ideas
Welcoming people to your home starts at your front door. I had so much fun decorating our front porch for summer. I went with a patriotic theme this year.
Make a Basket Wreath
Patriotic Basket Wreath
I made a 10-minute patriotic basket wreath. I love that it’s not a traditional wreath and it brings so much color to our porch!
Adding Pillows to a Swing or Chair
I found inexpensive red and white gingham and blue and white gingham pillow covers on Amazon. They were cheaper than buying the material and making them myself!
Summer Porch Reading Spot
I love reading in the shade in the summer! I created a charming reading nook in the back corner of our front porch by adding my egg chair and a faux mantel! The egg chair is my kids’ favorite spot to read and do schoolwork. It’s so comfy! I added some patriotic pillows to make it festive.
Adding a Faux Mantel to the Porch
I found the faux mantel on Facebook Marketplace and it’s so cute! I was going to use it in our bedroom remodel but decided to do something different so I thought bringing it out on to the front porch would be a good idea and I love it!
Summer Entryway Decorating Ideas
I continued the patriotic theme into our entryway! I have used these striped vases for many years. The red and white vases also work as I decorate for Christmas and Valentine’s Day which is an added bonus!
Which Entryway Do You Like?
I styled the entryway two different ways. Which do you like best? Summer in the DIning Room
Summer Dining Room Decorating Ideas
Bee theme for Summer! I made some beehives out of pots and twine and I think they are the sweetest! I brought them inside and decided to create a bee-theme dining room centerpiece.
I arranged them on pedestals and added some greens from my front yard and some lemons. So easy! You can make your own DIY Beehives here!
Kitchen Summer Decorating Touches
Dollar Store Neutral Star Wreath
In my kitchen I made a Dollar Store Star Wreath which hangs on our hood. The neutral colors are perfect and it blends right in! I also made some neutral star herb planters for our counter!
Neutral Star Herb Planters
I love fresh flowers and picked up a few bunches at Trader Joe’s! I displayed them in several different vases throughout the house!
Family Room Summer Decorating Ideas
SIX Free Botanical Prints
In our adjacent family room I created a botanical shelf wall which I think is perfect for summer! I have SIX free botanical prints you can download for free! I came upon the idea from one of my favorite sites — Annie Selke. There are two butterfly prints on that site, but for over $400 they were out of my budget. So I created my own with open-source vintage botanical drawings and printed them all out for around $13!
Summer Office Decorating Ideas
Three Free Peony Prints
In my office, I have our original 1891 fireplace mantel. It’s small and so fun to decorate for different seasons. I created a sweet fireplace mantel with some peony printables which are also available for free on my site. I layered them and I love seeing them as I work.
Bringing Summer into the Office
Summer touches to my DreamBox, which is where I store all of my craft supplies. It’s opens so easily but also shuts all the way and looks so neat and clean when it’s closed! I use it every day. You can get $100 off any item on the CreateRoom website with my code TATERTOTS. They have the most amazing products to keep you organized!
Airbnb Summer Decorating Ideas
We just finished building an airbnb on our bottom level and I have to say I think it is the CUTEST space! It is a small space but I tried to incorporate as much storage and cute touches as I could. I also made a beverage and snack cart with a free printable!
I love the little banquette I created with a marble bistro table, black bistro chairs and a cushioned bench. It’s small but it can seat four people. My sister is coming to stay and I added some summer elements to make her stay happy!
Fresh flowers on the bisto table greet guests at the door. I also added some happy details on the open shelves in the space.
A butterfly light fixture brings the butterfly theme into the kitchen. I hung butterfly wallpaper in the half bath in our airbnb and I continued the theme with the cutest light fixture! I am planning on hanging some of the butterfly prints I created and hung in our family room and displaying them on the wall above the couch in the main room of the airbnb.
We have been working on renovating this 1891 for almost two years and have made so much progress! THe main floor is almost done. Here is the pantry we built behind the kitchen.
We are working on the second story now. We are right in the middle of the main bedroom and bathroom remodel and I think we will be done with it by the end of the summer. I am hoping to be able to share my NEW bedroom and bathroom when I share our fall home tour in a few months. So exciting!!
Follow Along on Our 1891 Home Renovation
I share all of our behind-the-scenes project updates on my Instagram page @tatertotsandjello. I would love to connect with you there!
Next Stop on the Summer Home Tour
Head over to Virginia Sweet Pea and see her patriotic home tour! And scroll down to see all 30 summer homes on the tour. They are so inspiring!!
30 Summer Home Tours
Blogger’s Best Summer Home Tour
This week I’m joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers Best Summer Home Tours! All week long we are welcoming you into our homes. You can visit each summer home tour by clicking the links below.
The Tattered Pew / Stonegable / My Wee Abode
White Arrows Home / Fiddle Leaf Blog / Dabbling and Decorating
The Flowering Farmhouse / Sanddollar Lane / Cottage In The Mitten
Up To Date Interiors / Bricks ‘n Blooms / Cottage On Bunker Hill
Open Doors Open Hearts/ Pasha Is Home / Shiplap and Shells
A Blue Nest / Cloches and Lavender / Simply 2 Moms
Cassie Bustamante / First Day of Home / Midwest Life and Style
County Road 407 / She Gave It A Go / Robyn’s French Nest
The Ponds Farmhouse / DIY Beautify / Follow The Yellow Brick Home
My Thrift Store Addiction / Tatertots and Jello / Sweet Pea
Jen, sorry I’m just now finishing my rounds! I’m so glad I had a chance to see your lovely tour! I’m so in love with your home, I can’t even decide which room I like best. I’ve been dreaming about a DreamBox for so long, too. Your office is inspiring me to finally do my office renovation. Pinned!
Leen Curinga says
Jen, I love all your cute summer decorations. The patriotic wreath and garland are my favorites! So cute!
Amber D Ferguson says
Simply stunning ideas for summer! Love your creative and beautiful crafts and your beautifully styled home.
Calypso in the Country says
I’m loving all your summer decorating ideas! All that red, white and the blue on the porch says – welcome summer! So much inspiration!
Thank you Shelley! I loved seeing your home and your patriotic ideas!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
What a fabulous summer tour! I especially love your patriotic touches on your porch. Your home is beautiful, loving your kitchen so much!
Hi Kim! Thank you! I love your home so much! Your summer touches are so pretty!
Jen it is so nice to meet you and tour with yout! I love your porch and all your pretty summer decor. Enjoy your summer! xo
Brendt Blanks says
This tour is absolutely beautiful and oh so happy! I love all the colors and how you decorated your home for summer.
It’s an honor to be on this tour hop with you friend.
Rachel Harper says
Oh, and your airbnb is precious too!!
Rachel Harper says
Oh, everything is just so perfect. I love your patriotic porch and your beautiful kitchen. So fun getting creative ideas on this tour.
Julie Briones says
So many lovely elements in your home, Jen. Love your tiny cottage kitchen, and the Air BNB turned out so well! Loved hopping with you!
Kelly Radcliff says
Jen your home is just beautiful! I love all of the color especially your front porch! I need to come over soon and swing on your porch and sip tea with you! Good luck with the rest of your renovation and thanks for joining me this week!
Jen, Your home is absolutely gorgeous! Love your pretty kitchen and welcoming porch as well as all of the great tips you shared! It is a pleasure to join you for the tour this week! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
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How fun was this tour?! I am a sucker for mantels and oh my golly, yours are fantastic. And I love how your porch has a little side porch too. That by itself is such great character. Y’all have done a beautiful job with the updates. Your sister is also one lucky lady to be able to stay in that fabulous space. Enjoy your time together and thanks for the tour. Loved it!
Anne @ Simply2moms says
I love your patriotic porch! And all the fresh summery accents throughout your home are so pretty. Loved touring with you this week!
Oh my goodness! Each new photo is more gorgeous than the last. So much beautiful summerdecor inspiration. Happy to be touring with you this week. Pinned!