capiz lamp on entryway table

Simple Summer Décor

I love decorating for summer! To me, summer décor should be simple, carefree and include lots of flowers! Today I am sharing our porch and entryway simple summer décor.

collage of summer decor photos

I am excited to be sharing our summer décor on our front porch and in our entryway and participating in the Blogger’s Best Home Tour hosted by my sweet friend Kelly of The Tattered Pew. Every day this week, six bloggers will be sharing their summer home décor. Be sure to check out all 30 participants at the bottom of this post.
If you are coming over from The Flowering Farmhouse, welcome! I am glad you are here! I love Jennifer’s modern farmhouse style. She was also such an inspiration for me when I decided to start my own flower farm!

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front porch swing with pillows

Our Simple Summer Front Porch

We spend a lot of time on our front porch. From coffee in the mornings to Yahtzee games before bed, if we are sitting still it’s usually on the porch. We lived here for 11 years before we finally added the porch on so we’re making up for lost time enjoying it! I have shown our porch decorated for spring here, for fall here and here and for Christmas here. Now I am happy to show you it decorated for summer!

coastal porch decorated for summer

We recently traded out our traditional style rockers for this Better Homes and Gardens Roxbury set from Walmart. I love the weathered look and of course, the light aqua chair pads. It comes with a cute table too!

better homes and gardens Roxbury rocking chair set

The indoor/outdoor rug was a fb marketplace find. I love the pop of bright teal it adds to this space. When it gets dirty, I just use the pressure washer to clean it. I wish every rug I owned was that easy to clean!

coastal front porch decorated for summer

To fill in the space between our front windows, I hung this rusty metal plant hanger that I have had for years. I love that it has three tiers. The terra cotta pots are a fun contrast to all the greenery in them.

coleus in terra cotta pot in metal plant stand

A cute lemon basil (it smells so amazing!), a potted coleus and a small pot of thyme sit on one side of our porch swing.

flower pots

On the other side of the swing are a couple pots full of flowers and sweet potato vine. The porch is the best spot for potted plants so I don’t forget to water them!

flower pot with sweet potato vine

There’s always at least one vase of fresh flowers on our porch. It’s one of the perks of being a flower farmer!

pink and purple flowers on front porch

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Simple Summer Entryway

grey entryway table decorated for summer

Right off our front porch is our entryway. This is a fun and easy spot to decorate.
You may recognize the artwork. It gets moved around between this space, the opposite wall in the living room and the dining room wall. Things don’t stay in one place long around here!

coastal entryway with simple summer decor

When you live near the beach, you need an easy spot to drop your treasures when you get home. This cute wooden dough bowl is the perfect size for beach finds. Every couple of months, I go through and separate the sea glass, shark teeth and other shells into other containers.

wooden dough bowl with seashells on entryway table

I like to keep things I use often close at hand. I reference these gardening books often. It’s a plus that they look so cute in my gathering basket.

gardening books in gathering basket

Forsythia branches aren’t just pretty in the spring when they are flowered. They make great vase fillers with their leaves too and they last a long time.

forsythia branches in white pitcher
purple hydrangeas in gathering basket

Purple hydrangeas add a pop of color. You really can’t have too many hydrangeas, right?

That’s it for our summer porch and entryway. Next week I will be sharing our pergola and living room decorated for summer.

Shop My Entryway

simple summer decorating ideas

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Coastal Farmhouse Summer Home Tour

Join me on Pinterest Facebook and Instagram for more coastal decorating ideas!

Up next is Kim from Cottage in the Mitten. I love her cottagey style and I know you will too!

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.

Monday’s Tours

The Tattered Pew / Stonegable / My Wee Abode

White Arrows Home / Fiddle Leaf Blog / Dabbling and Decorating

Tuesday’s Tours

The Flowering Farmhouse / Sanddollar Lane / Cottage In The Mitten

Up To Date Interiors / Bricks ‘n Blooms / Cottage On Bunker Hill

Wednesday’s Tours

Open Doors Open Hearts/ Pasha Is Home / Shiplap and Shells

A Blue Nest / Cloches and Lavender / Simply 2 Moms

Thursday’s Tours

Cassie Bustamante / First Day of Home / Midwest Life and Style

County Road 407 / She Gave It A Go / Robyn’s French Nest

Friday’s Tours

The Ponds Farmhouse / DIY Beautify / Follow The Yellow Brick Home

My Thrift Store Addiction / Tatertots and Jello / Sweet Pea

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  1. I adore your porch and entryway, Leen! That bench swing is so inviting, and your flowers are stunning. I want to be a flower farmer when I grow up! It was fun hopping with you again!

  2. That rocker and table set on your porch are perfect! Of course, I love the colors, too! And I’m just so excited for you and your new business venture! (And no, never too many hydrangeas… I went and cut some from my daughter’s garden today, and didn’t realize she already had two huge bouquets of flowers in her living area/kitchen… she wasn’t as thrilled as I was to add a third! LOL!)

  3. Wow! Everything is so gorgeous and your porch is simply breathtaking. So happy to be on the tour with you this week. Pinned!

  4. What pretty spaces you have shown us. I love the rockers and I totally have swing envy! Is there anything better than a swing on a porch? Your entry is so pretty with all the fresh flowers and greenery. Happy to be sharing this tour with you. 🙂

  5. Leen your summer decorating tips were wonderful! I am in love with your porch swing and of course your new rockets! Such a relaxing space. Your entry is darling too. Thanks for joining this week and happy summer!

  6. Your porch is so inviting and welcoming! I agree with your thoughts about summer decor being simple with lots of flowers! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  7. Your porch seems so relaxing but yet a fun party place at the same time. Love the tip for the rug. I just bought my first outdoor rug and never thought to use a power washer to clean it. Genius! Your entry is just as beautiful and welcoming. I bet your neighbors enjoy visiting. Thanks for sharing your spaces. Happy Summer!

  8. Perfect simple beachy summer home! Having a bowl by the door to drop your beach treasures is a great idea. They always end up in a pile on our porch. Everything was beautiful!

  9. I love all your coastal decorating ideas and all of the organic elements you use in your design. The planters look amazing too! Love all the flowers! Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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