I'm excited to share my latest DIY project, an easy decorating idea that will give your home a summer feel! This post is sponsored by our friends at Erie Insurance.
Buying a new home is a big deal. Especially when it's your forever home. We moved into ours last year and it took awhile to get settled. Then baby number two came along and putting the finishing touches kinda moved to the back burner. After a good spring cleaning we were inspired to tackle a few projects to make our home feel more cozy and finished.
I love a pretty table setting! It's an easy way to change up the feel of a space that's made for entertaining and welcoming guests. So I'm excited to share with you guys an easy DIY idea for creating a summer tablescape that will make your home feel bright and sunny.
There are so many things I love about our house! When we did our first walk through with the realtor I just had this feeling that we had found “the one.” It had all the basics that we needed and tons of details that we loved. Hardwood floors, molding detail, brick exterior, a big front porch and lots of natural light. The tall ceilings, huge finished basement, marble fireplaces and two master suites made it feel even more perfect. We were sold!
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Once you've got the big things covered, like homeowners insurance, you can rest easy and work on the small details that make your house feel like home. Decorating your new home is one of the most fun parts of the whole new home experience. You get to add personal elements to your space and create an aesthetic that makes your home feel like your own.
And that's where my easy DIY decorating tutorial comes in! Creating a pretty table setting draws attention to the space and gives you a chance to play around with colors, patterns and textures that express your style. It's easy to do and it requires little expense and little commitment, so you can change it up season to season.
DIY Summer Tablescape
- Use a table runner as the base to add texture and color to your table. I love patterns and I found this fun lemon print that's perfect for creating a summery splash. But you could go with a solid table runner too, just make sure it creates a contrast with the color of your table.
- Centerpiece styling. Use a vase, bowl or tiered tray to add dimension to your table and draw the eye. You can add florals or greenery to match your color scheme.
- Glassware in various heights will fill out the rest of the decor. Mason jars, lanterns, candle holders etc.
- Place settings. I have a basic set of white dishes that we invested in that I use for everything. I love white because it works with everything. I can change up the napkins or add something fun to each place setting based on the season or reason for celebrating. I also keep a good set of white linen napkins that I can always dress up with a napkin ring, ribbon or a floral touch.
The lemon print combined with touches of greenery and the ceramic lemons I found all create a fun summer vibe. You could recreate the same feel with a bright tropical print runner, a bowl of oranges, palm leaves as placemats, anything you wish! Use your imagination and don't be afraid to use bright colors, patterns and prints.