Cottage summer decorating – 2021 home tour

Welcome to my summer home tour! It’s finally the summer home tour week, and I’m already blown away with all the beautiful homes shared by my friends! If you’re coming here from Lucy at Craftberry Bush, welcome, I’m so happy you’re here!

Now before we start, grab yourself an iced coffee and remember- my home is not always clean, there are currently two messy offices ( mine and my hubby’s ) not shown in the tour and kids rooms are a disaster as always! I just figured you should know 🙂

I painted our front door last year for winter and to be honest I have already bought yellow paint to switch it up for the summer- but with all the renovations we have been doing and the ORC it simply got pushed away. I still love red though so who knows maybe it’ll actually stay that way a little bit longer? Though I did update an old wreath with some yellow & pink flowers and a Cricut made “Welcome” sign! It makes me smile every single time now!

Our kitchen, dining room and living room are actually one open space – so let’s start with the kitchen and dining area shall we?

Our dining table is right in the middle, with doors leading on to the patio on one side, and my floral hutch on the other. I’m pretty obsessed with ceramics, mugs and china so this hutch is one of my favourite things in here- and feels so summery now!

I made this ” pick your own strawberries” sign two weeks ago for my kitchen with my Cricut, added some fresh flowers and took out my favourite floral dishware- little summery updates that feel so fresh!

And the biggest change happened in our living room! I have always dreamed about a white sofa so when Cozy have asked me if I’d like to test their new ship-in-the-box sofa I jumped on the occasion! I always loved living rooms with two sofas side by side, and now it just looks so cozy and comfy in here! And honestly, this sofa is so comfy and was a breeze to put together!

Disclaimer – I received this sofa as a gift, but my enthusiasm and opinions are completely my own!

As you can see I decided to style this space with mostly coastal vibes – I really miss the sea, and there’s no beach vacation in my near future so at least these cool breezy vibes here make up for it! With white and blue colour scheme, coastal art, and lot’s of flowers and plants this calm space feel like vacation – but at home! And the new white sofa is my new favourite spot for sipping iced coffee in the morning while my toddler plays and the nautical inspired mantel is my little girlies favourite feature!

I painted this sea scene on my mantel and added a piece of framed nautical wallpaper and a little diy wreath- I feel it adds just the right dose of interest to the room now!

And then if we go to our bedroom you’ll see that I found a perfect thrift find for above my bed- because here to I went for subtil coastal vibes- with blue throw pillows it feels perfect for summer!

And here are some simple ideas that you can implement in your home for a fresh summer decor:

  1. Paint your front door a fresh new colour
  2. Decide on a new colour palette for your living room- pillows and textiles are a great way to change a vibe of a room! Blue and white, green and pink, or simply white for summer are always a great choice!
  3. Add a summer sign to your kitchen or living space
  4. Switch up decorative pillows and throws in your bedroom
  5. Look for nautical art in thrift store
  6. Buy fresh flowers
  7. Display colorful mugs and plates in your kitchen
  8. Add some new potted plants
  9. Upcycle an old wreath
  10. Add floral wallpaper in an unexpected place

With all that I hope I have inspired you to add some fresh summer touches to your home too! Because loving a home and making it ours shouldn’t wait for the time when all the renovations are done, kids have grown, and everything is perfect- the time is now, and you deserve to live in a home that makes you smile and feel happy! And now, enjoy the tour of Willow Street Interiors, Laura has a gorgeous home that I’m sure you’ll love! And make sure to see the other beautiful home tours too!

This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Summer Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour Series! Each day from Monday through Thursday six bloggers are sharing part of their homes all ready for summer. Be sure to enjoy all of the beautiful inspiration for adding a little summer to your home by visiting the links under the images below.

Sharing with me today…


Life is Better at Home // Rambling Renovators // Hallstrom Home

Craftberry Bush // JoAnna Anastasia // Willow Street Interiors

And sharing the rest of this week…


The Happy Housie // Inspiration for Moms // She Gave it a Go

Home Made Lovely // A Pop of Pretty // Life is a Party


Cassie Bustamante // Finding Silver Pennies // Deeply Southern Home

Nina Hendrick // Maison de Cinq // Clean & Scentsible


A Pretty Life // My Sweet Savannah // Fynes Designs

House by Hoff // Lemon Thistle // Dans le Lakehouse

Similar Posts


  1. I’ve painted my front door twice since we moved in a couple years ago and am thinking about going yellow at some point, too! Doors are just such a fun and easy change. Love your kitchen so much- your entire home is so happy!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.