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This summer’s living room decor is clean and simple. It’s all about simplicity inside and enjoying the outdoors and soaking in the summer weather as much as we can.
I love keeping the space fresh and light with minimal decor so the decor I do use stands out and intentional decorating. Using pieces in my home that make me happy.
While I embrace change and love playing around with decor, I also love creating a space that feels like home. And once I get a pulse on the style I want I usually keep it around that way for awhile.
After playing around with my living room and making several changes I finally got the look I envisioned. I wanted the space to feel summer cozy. I restyled the mantle and I love this look. I didn’t want it to look busy. I wanted a clean, classic look.
The inspo for the mantle was this magnolia wreath. Last year I did a similar style to the mantle with this magnolia wreath that I got several years ago at Kirklands along with the charger plates. I loved that look that I wanted to do it again. It reminds me of one of our favorite places, Williamsburg.
I love this Magnolia wreath and looking back I wish I got another one like this. The chargers I actually got a few years ago from Dollar Tree.
I also added a few black candlesticks to anchor the space, some hobnail pots with some faux greens and an onion lantern.
On the hearth I added a galvanized bucket which is an antique store find, along with a few baskets and one of my favorite lanterns that I’ve had for years.
I love adding lanterns on the mantle and hearth. The flickering candles make the room feel cozy and inviting year round. Warm lighting and lanterns instantly make a space feel homey. If you are looking to cozy up a space, try adding a few lanterns. What I also love about them is they go with your decor year round for easy peasy decorating.
Another change is a rearranged the furniture and I pushed the love seat up closer. Previously it was set back near the window. I’ve had the furniture arranged like this in the past but it’s been awhile. I’m so happy I decided to move it up closer to the sofa. It creates a cozy, inviting space, which freed up the space behind the love seat.
The space behind the love seat has become my new favorite spot. In the past when I’ve had the love seat pushed up I just had a table behind it and it just seemed like a wasted space. I wanted this living room real estate to be use practical and functional so I added a little table and some wicker chairs and it’s now a cozy area near the window to sit and relax.
Overall I keep the rooms clean and simple using a variety of vintage crocks, galvanized buckets filled with faux greenery, candles, lanterns, and my new duck decoy that I found recently antiquing that I got such a deal on!
I plan on keeping this look around for awhile. The only change I would love to do is eventually add a big hutch where I have the Farmhouse sign and moving the cabinet with lamps I have on their currently. I envision a big old cabinet of sum sort. I have an idea of what I’d like in my head. It would really fill in that space nicely.
The other nice thing about having the space simple, clean and fresh as it’s easy to keep clean and maintain. Like I’ve mentioned we love spending the summer outdoors, so the less I have to clean indoors is a plus!
I intend keeping this simple, minimal cozy farmhouse look going into fall and Christmas too. I already have a plan on how I want to decorate this year and I’m really looking forward to those seasons when they come. Right now I’m soaking in summer. It’s such a short season here, so we have to enjoy every minute of it.
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