Our home is fully decorated for summer and we’re loving it! Today I’m so happy to be sharing my very simple summer living room decor…I made just a few quick changes and our home has a breezy, chic, coastal feel. 

Thanks to our host Marty of A Stroll Thru Life, I’m thrilled to be joining many very talented bloggers this week. Please be sure to check them all out, linked at the bottom of my post.

If you’re coming over from Christy’s beautiful home of Our Southern Home, welcome! I LOVE everything about her timeless, gorgeous home and style – there’s so much inspiration to draw from!

If you’re new here, welcome, I hope you enjoy your stay! If you’re a regular reader, welcome back! I hope you enjoy my summer tour today – scroll through and get inspired…

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Summer living room decorating with blue and white is chic and gorgeous!

Welcome to my summer living room, where things are easy, laid back and welcoming.

This year, I kept things very simple and only updated our pillows, restyled the trays on our ottoman, brought back my previous lamps and added some majesty palms for greenery.Living room decorated for summer with blue and white decor and palms is breezy and beautiful.A collection of hamptons-inspired blue and white print pillows styled on a white sofa for summer.

Those few, simple changes make all the difference and help to bring in that coastal-chic look that I love so much.

Call it Hamptons style or coastal decor, either way, it’s become my favorite look in our home.Summer living room decorated in blue and white accented with majesty palms.I love blues and always incorporate them throughout my decor, something I’ve been doing more and more lately.

If you missed it, you can visit my updated summer entryway that we just wallpapered in a faux blue grasscloth – which is also a nod to this gorgeous look.
A view of the living room from the kitchen in an open concept home.I kept the bookshelves styled very similarly to my spring living room, and only swapped out a few jars.

This is such a busy time of year, and I needed to keep my sanity!Living room styled in blue and white for summer.

HAMPTONS-INSPIRED BLUE & WHITE PILLOWSWhite sofa flanked with majesty palms and beautiful blue and white pillows for summer.

Our new pillow covers from Arianna Belle, bring in the perfect summer look that I was after.

She helped me find the perfect pillow combination to achieve this look and I could not love them more.Hamptons syle pillows in blue and white styled on a tailored white sofa.Summer decorating details: a chic white skirted sofa with blue and white hamptons-inspired pillows.

I always get asked what we do with all the pillows in here when we lounge in here. 

Very simple…they get thrown on the floor!Huntington Gardens pillow by Schumacher is the perfect summer accessory.I do admit, I’m very particular with how they are displayed, so each night when I pack it up before bed, they get neatly placed back in their spots.

Even my hubby does it ;)Blue and white pillows styled for summer!If you know me well, then you know that beautiful pillows are always a must for me with my decor.

I love to change them every season and they get rotated throughout our home.Blue and white pillows in Huntington Gardens by Schumacher is always chic!

Nothing makes a statement more than gorgeous pillows! These ones have stolen my heart…

I even ordered the striped fabric to recover our kitchen barstools (stay tuned), and will be using similar fabrics to the others in my new home office.Summer styled living room in blue and white, coral sculptures and majesty palms.

A beautiful collection of coral sculptures styled with ginger jars on a tray.

On our ottoman, I corralled my favorite coral sculptures and mixed in some of my pale blue ginger jars – all in different heights to create dimension and interest. 

You’ll recognize the trays, books and some coral, also from my spring living room.Summer styled tray with books, coral and ginger jars.Here, I wanted the look to be more monochromatic, a bit similar to my summer tour two years ago.

I just love the layers of soft blues and creamy whites you see on display today.
Coral sculptures styled for summer on a light blue tray.I love to use books in my decor and I love to color coordinate them for a cohesive look when I can. 

Take the covers off for a cleaner look.Summer living room decor with blue and white Hamptons-inspired pillows.

Summer living room decor with blue and white pillows, rug and palm plants.

A ROOM WITH A VIEWAn open concept living room looking into the front entryway and dining room.

I love this view, looking into the front of our home…Beautiful summer decorating with blue and white hamptons-style pillows and decor.Our new blue walls in our summer entryway have such an impact and compliment our summer living room decor so beautifully.A gorgeous living room styled for summer with blue and white florals, stripes and animal print pillows.Our new rug, which made it’s debut in our spring living room is the perfect neutral piece that helps to tie all of our spaces together.

Yes! Believe it or not, blue can be (or rather, is, in my opinion!) neutral! Think denim, blue waters and skies…
Gorgeous summer living room decorated with blue and white pillows, coral accents and palms.

Living room decorated for summer with blue and white pillows and palm plants is an easy way to achieve a coastal look. Gorgeous blue and white hamptons inspired pillows styled on a white sofa for summer.

Blue just makes me happy, it’s that simple.

Over the years, I’ve used it more and more, and I’ll never get tired of it.
Summer living room decor with blue and white pillows, chinoiserie, coral, palms and ginger jars.My mama would be so in love with our summer living room decor.

Our entryway refresh has her style written all over it…I miss her every single day (I miss both of my parents terribly, I unfortunately lost them both in the last two years), but this all brings me is much comfort as it reminds me of her. 

She had such impeccable style and it has impacted me in every way.
Living room decor for summer in blue and white, chinoiserie and palms.

We’re thinking about possibly painting our walls white, which would be a huge undertaking, the ceilings are eleven feet in here.Living room sofa styled for summer with blue and white pillows.This color is Collingwood by Benjamin Moore – a beautiful greige – but I think a beautiful white would be stunning!

Stay tuned, it may just happen!Summer living room decor in blue and white with a hamptons-inspired feel.Beautiful living room decorated for summer in a blue and white coastal, Hamptons look.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Next on our tour today is Shayna of The Wood Grain Cottage – her style and home are just fabulous, she has so many terrific tips to incorporate into your home! Please don’t forget to tour all the fabulous summer homes further down below – I promise you won’t be disappointed! Happy summer decorating! xo


  1. Cassie Bustamante
    June 10, 2021 at 9:39 AM (4 months ago)

    So beautiful Tamara! All of the blues and whites have those southern summer vibes I love! Your home looks like it was meant for this season, but I know it’s because you nailed the look!

    • tamaraanka
      June 10, 2021 at 1:39 PM (4 months ago)

      Thank you Cassie, you’re so sweet! I’m very flattered, and so happy you like everything! Happy summer! xo

  2. [email protected]
    June 10, 2021 at 9:51 AM (4 months ago)

    Love all of your blue and white accents so much! Your home feels like a lovely relaxing beach vacation. So so pretty!

    • tamaraanka
      June 10, 2021 at 1:39 PM (4 months ago)

      Thank you so much Julia that’s so kind! I sure wish I lived on the beach! Maybe one day! Happy summer! xo

  3. Marty
    June 10, 2021 at 9:52 AM (4 months ago)

    Love the gorgeous blue and white in your home. Those pillows are stunning and make such a statement. I always look forward to seeing how you accessorize, you always create such beautiful vignettes. Thanks tons for joining the tour again this season, your home is filled with tons of inspiration that I always look forward to.

    • tamaraanka
      June 10, 2021 at 1:38 PM (4 months ago)

      Marty you’re always so kind and the biggest support – I love being a part of these tours, they’re always so inspiring. Thank you for having me! xo

  4. Laura Ingalls Gunn
    June 10, 2021 at 11:25 AM (4 months ago)

    Such an inspiring tour! I adore all the blue and white. Your coral collection is amazing!

    • tamaraanka
      June 10, 2021 at 1:38 PM (4 months ago)

      Thank you so much Laura! I’m so happy you like it all, happy summer!

  5. Erica
    June 10, 2021 at 3:41 PM (4 months ago)

    Gorgeousness as always, Tamara. Your house is the perfect spring/summer home.

    • tamaraanka
      June 10, 2021 at 6:29 PM (4 months ago)

      Erica you’re the sweetest! Thank you so much my friend! Happy Summer! xo

  6. Karen Chaudoin
    July 4, 2021 at 12:54 AM (3 months ago)

    This was a lovely post made more beautiful by the complimentary mentioning of your mother. She sounds like an enjoyable woman. I look forward to seeing the wall color changed. I too am considering white. In Farrow and Ball ot a BM color. I have a similar color to yours, BM Shaker Beige. So tired of deep dark khaki walls. This winter they were depressing to look at 😒. I like your blue walls in the foyer and imagine white will look better! Happy summer!

    • tamaraanka
      July 20, 2021 at 2:28 PM (2 months ago)

      You’re so kind, thank you so much. My Mother was truly such an inspiration in so many ways…I miss her dearly. I say paint away! I am ready for it too!! Good luck with your project and happy summer to you as well! xo


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