Thrifty Ideas for Beautiful Summer Home Decor

Happy Tuesday, Friends! It's always a delight to join the Bloggers Best Summer Home Tour hosted by my sweet friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew. Each day this week, several bloggers will share their summer home inspiration. If you've have had it with inflation, check out these thrifty summer decor ideas...

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor

Are you hopping over after visiting White Lilac Farmhouse? Welcome! Wasn't Tammy's summer decor lovely? Whether it's at the gas pump or the grocery store, signs of inflation seem to be everywhere, but that doesn't have to stop you from enjoying a beautifully styled home! I hope you'll enjoy these simple budget-friendly ideas including my tips that won't cost a penny! 


Shop Your Home First to Set a Sensational Summer Table


One of my go-to tips for any season is to shop my home first. What do you have tucked in a cabinet or closet that's just waiting to be styled differently for a new season? As you read this post, keep in mind that I'm sharing the costs of "new" accents--the rest is from my home and thrifted collections. Last week, I shared my Honeysuckle and Hydrangeas summer tablescape featuring fresh blooms...

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor

...and place settings pairing vintage and clearance plate stacks. Cost: Grocery store hydrangeas $10, Easter clearance plaid plates $4, honeysuckle runner, roses, and herbs-free! 
 
Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor

You can see how to create these egg cup mini bouquets, here. Cost $.75 each (Easter clearance.) 

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor


Update Seasonal Wreaths


Have you noticed my Easter clearance goodies work seamlessly as summer decor? When I shop seasonal clearance, I make a point of looking for items that can be used for more than one season. I recently featured a tutorial for how to update an Easter clearance wreath for the summer months. Cost: $6 


Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor

For a fresh new look, try simply hanging a favorite wreath in a different place. Cost: free! 

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor

{Tip: Use fishing line as a sturdy way to hang wreaths in unexpected places.}

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor

My vintage blush settee was a rare thrift store find that was freshly reupholstered when I bought it. Can you believe I almost didn't buy it because I wasn't sure about the color? I purchased it before the shade became popular and I'm so glad I did! Would you be surprised to know my gray sofa was a $10 yard sale find that I chalk painted? Check out the before here! {Tip: Shop for new curtains during Amazon's Prime Day sale--I scored the 3 ombre pairs hanging on my living and dining room windows for less than $30!) 

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor


 Highlight Mementos & Collections


Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor

Tweak your favorite decor accents by adding a basket of fragrant eucalyptus to a gallery wall of cherished photos...

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor
 
...or arrange fresh summer flowers in collected milk glass vessels! Cost: Eucalyptus and chamomile bouquets $8 total

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor
Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor


Change Your Bedding or Curtains (or Both!)


Tip: I bought both the blush pink bedding I used during the holidays as well as the crisp white bedding I favor during the spring and summer months during Black Friday sales. I also love to use vintage pillowcases and layer thrifted vintage bed linens. Cost: Queen ruffled bedspread and shams  $50 

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor

After using luxe velvet curtains during the holiday and winter months, I swapped them out for these pretty toile curtains I scored at a yard sale. Cost: $10. 

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor

Tip: If the curtains you love aren't wide enough for your window, pair them with sheers.  

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor
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Indulge in Simple Pleasures


Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor

Don't wait for guests to indulge in simple pleasures--create a welcoming tray for your own bedroom and add a few of your favorite things like flowers, herbal tea, a scented candle, lotion, or chocolate mints!  Cost: Trader Joe's honey mints $4

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor

Get Crafty


Crafting DIY projects is another inexpensive way to personalize your space. 


Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor


Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor
Why not transform a plain market basket with nostalgic crocheted doilies

Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor


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Thrifty ideas for beautiful summer decor

Next up on today's tour is Shawna from Willow Bloom Home Blog, and you're going to love her creative ideas for bringing the outdoors inside! Remember to scroll down for more summer inspiration each day this week! 
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Bloggers' Best Summer Home Tours


Monday's Tours

The Tattered Pew / Cottage On Bunker Hill / She Gave It A Go

Cottage In The Mitten / Stonegable / My Wee Abode


Tuesday's Tours

Thistle Key Lane / Midwest Life & Style / White Lilac Farmhouse

My Thrift Store Addiction / Willow Bloom Home Blog / Dabbling and Decorating


Wednesday's Tours

Bricks 'n Blooms /Amy Sadler Designs / Peacock Ridge Farm

White Arrows Home / Pasha Is Home / The Ponds Farmhouse


Thursday's Tours

Simply2Moms / Country Peony / Southern Home and Hospitality

Shiplap and Shells / Eleanor Rose Home / Cloches and Lavender


Friday's Tours

Le Cultivateur / Lora Bloomquist Create & Ponder / Noting Grace

My Family Thyme / Vintage and Grace Living / County Road 407

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  1. Cecilia I LOVE YOUR LIVING ROOM! It is beyond gorgeous! With all of your vintage finds to every colorful detail it is beautiful and perfect for summer. Love love love!

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  2. Your home is so lovely! So many great decor ideas. Happy hopping with you this week. Blessings to you.

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  3. Such a beautiful summer home, Cecilia! Thank you for sharing such LOVELY inspiration; all the florals are so happy. It's a joy to be on this tour with you. xoxo, Brendt

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  4. Cecilia I love all your thrifty touches. The basket is beyond adorable and your pink glassware. Loved it allπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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  5. Well, my friend this might be my all-time favorite tour of yours! So many fun additions and so many great thrifty tips. Easter decor does seamlessly blend with summer. So clever! I love your colorful style and thank you for sharing your home with us!
    xoxo,
    Kelly

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  6. Cecilia, your home looks beautiful and charming! Your tablescape perfectly incorporates vintage finds to create such a pretty, festive space. Hydrangeas are my absolute favourite flower and look so pretty on your table.

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  7. You have so many beautiful vintage treasures, Cecilia! I love the cheerful color scheme you've chosen for your home because it really accentuates your gorgeous ironstone pieces. So happy to be touring with you this week! Happy summer!

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  8. Love your living room, and that basket! Great idea! xo Kathleen

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  9. You have such beautiful vintage finds. I love how you mix your new items with the old. Those dishes with the blue flowers are just lovely. Also, love how you incorporated fresh honeysuckle on your tablescape. I bet it smelled amazing.

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  10. I have those same ever yours dishes. They are the sweetest. Loved everything as usual.

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  11. I always love seeing your treasures and how you use them in different ways. My Polish-raised-during-the-Depression mother always swapped out curtains, quilt covers, and seat covers for the summer so I did, too. And rearranging furniture was another cheap decor change, too! I would come home from work to find that my daughter had rearranged the living room--even without her brother's help! In Maine, heavier or foam-backed drapes in the winter help as insulation and cut the snow glare, too!

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  12. Cecilia, your home looks so pretty all decked out for summer. I love the beautiful pastel colors, and your collection of white dishes is my favorite. Happy to be joining you on the tour this week. Pinned!

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  13. Oh Cecilia! So many beautiful details here my friend. It is always such a treat to see all your vintage pieces but then to add the beautiful blooms on top of it is just a dream. Honeysuckle and hydrangeas are two of my favorites. Thank you as always for your inspiration sweet friend.

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  14. Cecilia, love seeing your treasures as always. Love the frame around your wreath. You share many great thrifty tips.

    I always shop our home first too. That's why we look and hunt for our treasures

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  15. As always, so many lovely vintage and thrifted items in your home, Cecelia! It was so fun to see a full view of your living area, too! I think it's the first time I've seen it! Love that tea cup! Always fun hopping with you!

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  16. I'm over inflation for sure and you've given me some excellent thrifty ideas! The bedspread and curtains area amazing and the ombre curtains - wowza that's a deal! Your home is so lively and I adore the vintage treasures. Glad we can hop together this week! Stay cool!

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  17. You always have such pretty vintage items. Toile is my favorite so I definitely love your thrifted drapes. Happy hopping with you!

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  18. This may just be my favorite tablescape of yours Cecilia. I keep going back to admire the honeysuckle, hydrangeas and mini bouquets. Such a beautiful combination of colors!

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  19. I'm always so excited to see what vintage dishes you will use and how you will style your beautiful treasures! I love the egg cups with flowers and how you did your napkins!

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  20. You had me at honeysuckle on the table! I bet that room smells divine! Love all the summer touches you've added to your beautiful home!

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  21. That tablescape is so lovely and cheerful Cecilia!! So many pretty details to take in. And the honeysuckle has to smell just heavenly!! Happy to be touring with you...enjoy your summer!

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