At Christmas, we go crazy festive with it, but with all of the other holidays and seasons, I’m not big on using lots of bunnies around the house at Easter or beachy coastal themes during the summer. I love seeing it done, but I can never keep up.
So when I decorated our dining room for summer over the weekend, I made it a one and done deal. No seasonal theme, just simple that could easily transition year-round.
Up until this point, our dining room was looking a little bland. I love me some neutrals, but there’s always that fine line between calm and inviting or just boring vanilla.
Whenever you feel like a space in your house needs a perk, put greenery anywhere you can. Lots of it. And poof! A room comes to life.
Lots of green leaves paired with rough, reclaimed wood makes a space feel like home in my book.
A sweet friend of ours gave us these old wooden shutters recently that were just lying around in her garage. Aren’t they beautiful?
I’ve come to terms with the fact around here that I can only keep one thing alive in this house, either our child or the plants. We’re pretty fond of our silly kid, so the plants have no hope at all.
I love using dried greenery every chance I get because thankfully, I can’t kill them.
That dried eucalyptus wreath I found at Target gives those wooden shutters the punch of color they need.
I picked up those three faux plants from Ikea that are chilling out in my repurposed shelf turned vintage crate.
And that little dried boxwood was a Marshall’s find over a year ago. I want 5 more of those little guys because it shows up everywhere in our house. That basket is well traveled.
We still have so much more we want to do to this little room, and Robert and I still talk about switching up the space entirely to make it more kid-friendly. We’ll see. But for now, I love having this fresh set up for summer.
If you have a room that’s feeling lifeless, find a few plants to give it some oomph. You’ll be amazed. Really.
And if you have a black thumb like me, I feel your pain.
Okay okay, Confession Part 4, my herb garden that I posted two weeks ago is already close to being dead. But hey, our two year-old is alive and happy. #winning
Are you a seasonal decorator? Or a simple year-round gal like me? Or maybe a #winning parent with dead plants?