With Summer upon us, I’m sharing how I updated our neutral farmhouse by adding shades of blue color with florals and blue decor items.
When you have a neutral home, an inexpensive way to change the feel is to start with simple accessories and florals in the colors of your choice.
The farmhouse feels fresh and ready for Summer. I hope you enjoy the tour.
Todays tour is part of The Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tour hosted by Kelly at The Tattered Pew.
The tour includes 30 beautiful homes and each day additional tours are being added for your summer decorating inspiration.
If you are joining me from Pasha at Pasha is Home, welcome. Pasha is so talented and I know you loved her beautiful tour.
If you are new to my blog, I’m so glad you stopped by. I love to decorate my Industrial Farmhouse in a curated style by combining new, vintage, thrifted and DIY decor. If you’d like to know more about my journey, click here.
Don’t miss the other tours at the end of the post.
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What Inspires You To Change Your Decor?
When I’m updating my decor each season I usually look for one thing to inspire the whole transition.
This year it was these gorgeous hydrangeas that were blooming next to my DIY Greenhouse.
I could see them spilling out of this large wooden bowl and I started pulling out all the blue decor.
Shades of Blue Decor
I love blue and I have several blue decor pieces so I didn’t need to spend any money to restyle the farmhouse for Summer
Last fall, I added this rug and love the neutral subtle colors. The rug appears completely neutral until one of the colors is introduced into the room.
Once I added the blue pillows and throw blanket, the blue in the rug became more obvious.
Subtle Changes Make a Big Impact
When updating decor seasonally, don’t feel that you have to change everything.
First, I updated the living area for Spring with lots of greenery.
Instead of removing all the existing Spring decor, make subtle changes by adding blue decor.
The key to making a space look new without spending money isn’t removing everything. If you are on a budget, try moving things around and in their new location they appear fresh and new.
The easy thrifted lamp makeover was originally in the bedroom, but I’ve loving it in the new location.
Pull Out All The Blue Color
If you love a certain color, most likely you have several decor items in shades of that color.
For instance, I have a good collection of blue vintage books and old blue medicine bottles.
Here I placed several books under a glass cloche and added a few of the blue bottles to complete the vignette.
In addition, the greenery that was on the console table for Spring found a new home in the vintage basket under the table.
The blue ticking stripe on the deconstructed chair is so neutral that I leave it out year round. However, when all the shades of blue color come out, the blue stripe appears more prominent, just like the blue in the rug.
Shades of Blue Colors in Bedroom
Last summer I started adding shades of blue colors to the master bedroom with these floral pillow shams and the collection of blue plates above the bed.
These 5 Easy Bedroom Ideas include many of the updates from last year.
Next, I added this DIY Thrift Store Lamp to the side table and filled the mantel with vintage blue transfer ware pitchers.
The bedside chest is a trash to treasure makeover and you’ll not believe the before.
To complete the shades of blue colors in the bedroom, I exposed the blue sheets and added more blue hydrangeas.
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Blue Decor In The Kitchen
Little pops of blue also show up in the kitchen.
The dried hydrangeas that I used on my Christmas tree in December have been showing up all over the house since.
They have just a touch of blue which makes them perfect for the Summer Shades of Blue tour.
If you love open shelves, check out How to Create and Decorate Open Shelves.
The vintage dough bowl is filled with dried hydrangeas and because they are out of the suns reach, they are still very blue.
Even Grace appears to be surrounded by blues in this painting.
In addition, the dining table is filled with summer floral dishes from Bico Ceramics and I added these aqua blue water goblets to enhance the blues in the dishes. For more table details, see Ultimate Guide to Creative Tablescapes.
If you enjoyed seeing the wooden bowl filled with hydrangeas, you can see how to safely add a floral arrangement on this video.
Up next is my good friend Stacy from Bricks N Blooms and she is sharing her new outdoor living space and it’s a must see.
Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours
This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each summer home tour by clicking the links below.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Shades of Blue Tour.