Today I’m sharing some quick and easy ways to bring a gorgeous summer look to your entryway. If you’re new to CitrineLiving, welcome! I recently made over our entryway this past winter in two days and a few small changes – some chalk paint on our console table – it was so easy to do – a new rug, and a mirror from our bedroom (see the full makeover here). It was a very inexpensive project that went far beyond the decorating dollars spent – now we have a gorgeous, bright and airy space that we love. With those few changes, we were able to get a brand new look in here. I always love a fabulous makeover, however, with each new season, it’s not very practical or realistic to redecorate your entire home. I love to swap out accessories and move things from room to room, or pull out some pieces from storage. In this case, I created a casual and elegant look in our entryway by adding two new accessories, and a few old favorites. With these simple decorating ideas, you can do the same in your home. *Affiliate links are provided throughout, or at the bottom of this post for your shopping convenience – see my full disclosure policy here.
I have a few pieces on this table that have not left since they landed here during the makeover. My greek key gold tray, burl wood box (similar), agate bookends, as well as my favorite fashion coffee table book. They’ve sort of become my staples in here, along with a touch of my all-time favorite decorating go-to, blue and white – in this case a small little ginger jar I picked up in Chinatown last year.
I’ve been adding baskets and woven pieces throughout our home this summer – something I did decide to spend a little money on – and I just love the look they bring to our home this season. I found this gorgeous banana leaf basket, I love the texture and warmth it brings to this vignette, and how it balances out the brass mirror and large, over-scale lantern. As for my new lantern, I love this piece – it makes a strong statement but is not overdone, and it works anywhere I try it. Definitely a piece that I will use for years to come. Bringing in these two key accessories help to define my summer theme and they balance each other on the console visually. DECORATING TIP : These two larger items are opposite each other – ‘diagonally’ placed on the top and bottom to create visual balance.
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A pair of glass hurricane lanterns, a coral sculpture and a few fresh florals in a white ginger jar were all I needed to up my summer game in here. So simple and now we have a gorgeous summer look in this space. The glass pieces keep the feeling from looking ‘over accessorized’ and they help to add an airy coastal feel as well. I purposely left them empty, since I have a candle in the large brass lantern, and I love the clean look they bring to the table. DECORATING TIP : Fill glass containers with light coloured rocks, shells, or any other natural element you love to bring in the season.
I clearly have a thing for lanterns – I can spot six right here in this photo below! From our large, statement porch lighting (find it here), which is one of my favorites ever, to the new large brass lantern on the table, there is something about them that bring a warm and welcoming feel to any space.
I love the beautiful hammered texture of this lantern. DECORATING TIP: Bring in different textures to create visual interest.Here’s a peek of our living room bookshleves through the reflection in the mirror – more woven accessories, textures, pattern and my favorite blue and white staples. If you haven’t had a chance to tour our living room, you can check it out here for some more summer decorating ideas that you can easily use in your home. DECORATING TIP: Repeat items throughout your home like I have done with baskets and woven accessories, from your entryway to your backyard, for continuity throughout your home.What I love about having a console table here with shelves is the flexibility to create a new look by simply switching accessories. Last year I wrote a post showcasing four different looks in this space. You can read the post here and get some fabulous styling tips that you can use any time of the year.
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Thank you, as always for reading with me! I know I am always saying it, but it truly makes me appreciate each and every one of you. Knowing that you find something here helpful means so much to me, and I hope you found some ideas today! I get so many messages from you, telling me that you don’t know where to start. It doesn’t need to be stressful and it should be fun! This is your home – fill it with the things you love! Keep it simple, don’t complicate your decorating if you find it overwhelming. Use the tips I’ve outlined here for you today and you will find it simple to achieve a gorgeous summer look in your home too. Leave me a comment below and tell me how you decorate for the summer months! Have you gone basket crazy like I have?! I always love to hear from you, so please don’t be shy! Keep scrolling down for links to more of my summer posts! xoxo
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