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Simple Living Summer Home Tour

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Welcome to my summer home tour! Summer was made for simple living, easy decorating and outdoor enjoyment! Today I’m sharing how I’ve designed our home with summer simple living in mind.

Front door entrance

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Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour

This week I’m teaming up with amazing bloggers sharing their own summer home tours! If you’re joining me from Lemon Thistle, thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure to click the links below to visit their homes for loads of summer inspiration.

30 Inspiring Summer Home Tours

Creating a Welcoming Entrance

Your front door is the first impression of your home for yourself, your family and all guests you get to welcome to your home. That’s why I love creating a beautiful entrance that is still low key.

Front door decor
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Long ago, I gave up on fussy planters, multiple beds to water and flowers that don’t thrive in my climate. Instead, I opted for simple perennials, low maintenance ferns, and a pretty pop of color.

Front yard landscaping for simple living.

You can read all about how I designed my front yard landscaping this year in this post.

Front yard landscaping

It has truly given me back the enjoyment of a beautifully landscaped entrance by strategically using simple planters that don’t require daily watering. I now have time to actually enjoy the beauty of our front entrance!

Front entryway landscaping

Make sure to subscribe to the blog to be notified when I share the other outdoor areas in my home soon! We have several patios and a beautiful back deck that I’m excited to update this summer.

Simple Living Kitchen Decor

Next, let’s head into the heart of the home and the most used space for summer entertaining: the kitchen!

My kitchen is the easiest room in our home to decorate for any season. However, summer is especially simple. I shared a couple of weeks ago this free printable for my blog subscribers that I centered most of my kitchen decor on.

Summer kitchen decor for simple living.

I am truly enjoying the more earthy hues of terra cotta, rich wood tones, and simple summery pops of color.

Our floating shelf is the one space I decorate in the kitchen. I love that it allows me to make a statement while keeping the rest of the kitchen decor understated.

You can find all my kitchen sources rounded up for you in this Kitchen FAQ post!

Summer kitchen decor for simple living.

Simple Living with Plants, Flowers, & Propagation

Of course, if you’ve followed along with me for any length of time, then you know that indoor plants are my favorite decor staple. I’ve rounded up tons of my favorites, plus plant care tips, for you in these posts!

Modern farmhouse kitchen decor.
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For summer, one easy addition to this space is a potted flower. I love dahlias! Since they don’t overwinter well in Michigan, I enjoy them as potted plants. This beautiful yellow is the perfect pop of summery color.

Yellow dahlia

Besides a few new potted plants, I also like to take advantage of the summer sunlight and use my window sill as a growing station.

Pothos propagation

Here are a few tips on how to propagate indoor plants if you’re interested! I love that I’m growing new plants but also enjoying the beauty of simple living with a few touches of green in a simple vase.

Modern farmhouse kitchen windows.

Yard Cuttings

Another simple way to bring beauty into your home for summer is with yard cuttings. Look beyond flowers and snip branches from bushes or trees for a simple arrangement that makes a big impact.

Vase of flowers

I’ve always loved the whimsical nature that cut branches create in a room. Summer is a beautiful season to enjoy decor that isn’t too perfect.

Simple living cut flowers.

Stay Connected

Thanks so much for stopping by my summer simple living home tour today! Make sure to head next to my sweet friend over at Maison de Cinq!

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….


Sincerely, Marie Designs // Cassie Bustamante // Life is Better at Home


Lemon Thistle // Grace in My Space // Maison de Cinq

And sharing the rest of this week…


The Happy Housie // Maison de Pax // Cuckoo4Design


Modern Glam // My 100 Year Old Home // Inspiration for Moms


Setting for Four // Clean & Scentsible // Life is a Party


My Sweet Savannah // All Things With Purpose // Tatertots & Jello



Craftberry Bush // Finding Silver Pennies // The Tattered Pew


Rambling Renovators // Zevy Joy // Two Twenty One



She Gave it a Go // Taryn Whiteaker // Rooms FOR Rent


This is Simplicite // Dans le Lakehouse //Amber Tysl


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Simple Living Summer Home Tour


  1. I love your double wreaths on your doors – so fun to have two doors to decorate! And of course your kitchen is absolutely dreamy and always styled so beautifully for the season. Gorgeous tour, Sarah!

  2. Gah! Your kitchen is a dream, friend. I don’t think that I would get anything done in there! Your rich island is beautiful against the white cabinetry. Beautiful as always!

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