Sweet Summertime Decorating | Fresh Ideas for Inside & Out

Summertime Decorating Ideas to Wow!

Hip Hip Hooray! At long last it looks like summer is finally upon us. Let the festivities begin! Well, not quite yet. First, we need to get our spaces looking tip top summer fresh. That means time for summertime decorating:  we need to get to work inside and out. If you’re anything like Jodie and me you’ve had your spring decor out since early February. It’s time for a change. No more bunnies, no more eggs. It’s time to pull out your summer pillows, your summer plants, maybe even your summer rugs.

Of course it’s also definitely time to get your front porch and other outdoor spaces looking their best.  Work at my house always begins with some serious outdoor cleaning, i.e. powerwashing and general maintenance. I look to see the condition of everything. Do I need a new rug, new pillows? How are my planters doing? I assess everything that is there and take stock. Next, I create a plan for what to replace and what to add. In this stage I usually choose a color scheme. Then I browse online and/or head to the store for inspiration and to purchase.

My favorite part is the final step:  arranging. I love the creative process of setting it all up. Seeing it all come together for a fresh new look makes it all worthwhile. Summertime decorating doesn’t have to be pricey or complicated. Focus on the many months of enjoyment you’ll have. With a little bit of effort and the right inspiration you’ll soon be ready to greet visitors and simply enjoy.


summertime decorating front door updates


Friday Friends Parade Linky Party

Welcome to another week of Friday Friends Parade!  Every week we love this more! Why? Because we absolutely love seeing your posts and also the chance to SHOWCASE your talents!!

This is our weekly link up party hosted by Julie & me and our two besties, Janine Happy Happy Nester and Ashley Modern Glam Home.  It’s a fun opportunity to share Crafts, Decor, DIY and Recipes!

Join us each week Friday am – Wednesday pm to explore new talent and if you’re a blogger, share your own favorite projects by linking up at the bottom.  Each week we feature our favorites from last week’s parade!  Be sure to check out Last Week’s Friday Friends Parade Linky Party for wonderful decor, garden, craft & recipe inspiration.

Friday Friends Parade  is a forum for encouragement and sharing.  It’s a place to be inspired, meet new friends, and show off your projects and posts! We are so excited to see what you’ve got for us this week!  ENJOY!


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Jodie & Julie’s Summertime Decorating Feature

summertime decorating inspiration ideas

Summertime Front Door Refresh

This week we chose Jenna from Lantern Lane Designs for our feature!  Her beautiful Front Door Refresh  is so fresh and beautiful we know you will be inspired! And what about that gorgeous color for her door?  We’re obsessed!



summertime decorating home tour


Since we are just getting to work on our summertime transformations here is our Summer Home Tour from last year. We think you’ll find lots of ideas to inspire some easy breezy summer updates for your home.


Ashley’s Feature

Summer Entertaining and Decorating Ideas

Michelle from Thistle Key Lane shared this beautiful Summer Tablescape. All the details are so fun! I love the check and check out how she wrapped those dinner rolls!


summer beauty picks


As summer nears, I revamp my summer beauty and skincare routine. This week, I shared all my favorite products and my beauty routine. Come take a peek, click HERE.


Janine’s Feature

summer wreath diy for front porch

Deb’s (DebbeesBuzz.com) sailing theme is a fantastic summer wreath that even has a miniature sailboat attached. I’m confident you’ll love it if you are looking for some fun summer outdoor wreaths.



Here are 2 summer wreaths DIY's that you will want to create for this summer. My felted flower tutorial will inspire you to make a ton of these inexpensive flowers. Deb's summer sailing wreath makes a beautiful outdoor summer wreath for the front door. #crafts #summerwreaths #wreaths #diy #craftsdiy #wreathtutorial

This summer wreath project is such a fun one. I created the flowers out of felt, so the cost of this wreath is super cheap. It only has a small investment of time but well worth the effort.



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  1. Debbee says:

    Ladies, it is so lovely and flattering to have my Anchors Aweigh wreath featured! Especially amongst so many other wonderful posts and creations.

  2. So happy to be part of your link party. Thank you for featuring the summer tablescape!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Yay Michelle, Well we sure are happy to have you!! We really hope you’ll continue to enjoy linking and sharing your awesome talents with us and all our followers. Blessings, Julie & Jodie

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