Family Room Ideas for Summer

family-room-decorating-ideas,-light-and-bright-for-summer, small family room with fireplaceUntil last week, we have had tools and moldings all over the house since February. It was back in February that we started working on our living room. When you DIY everything and you have day jobs this can take what feels like forever. I don’t mind the waiting so much, I know it’s worth it in the end. The hard part is living with the construction during. When you’re working on a room, it has a way of taking over the whole house. Now that we are just about done in there, it feels great to clean up the rest of the house. It inspired me to refresh my family room especially considering I still had my Valentine’s Day decor up in here! Here are a few quick and easy family room ideas for summer.

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I already had most of the decor I used, you may remember it from my summer mantel last year. This year I wanted to add a few pops of blue on the mantel without spending much, if any, money. I found a blue flower pot that I had painted with Fusion Mineral paint in the color Inglenook. As always, I love using books when decorating, but I couldn’t find any books around the house with any blue in them. I had an idea when I was at the craft store to pick up some scrapbook paper to wrap the books in. I found this cute map print paper* and used that for a really quick and inexpensive update.

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Here’s a closer look. I also added a decorative moss ball in the flower pot.



On the other side, I did basically the same thing (I like symmetry) but I added this pretty candle. It’s called Sea Air, I wish you could smell it because it’s amazing.

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I found the perfect summer throw at Home Goods last week (here is something similar), it’s just what I had in mind.



The other side of the room hasn’t changed much since I shared my Spring decorating this year. I added a small centerpiece of Lisianthus to the table. I tried growing my own this year but the seeds didn’t take. Luckily, I found some at my local grocery store. I was hoping to find them in pink, but they only have the white so far.

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That’s about it, just a little decluttering and a few pops of blue is all I needed in here for summer.


Hope you found some inspiration with these quick and easy summer family room ideas. I like keeping it simple in the summer considering most of our time is spent outdoors these days.

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I’m sharing this post as part of the second annual summer home tour series with my blogging friends, hosted by My Life From Home. Click the links below for more living and family room ideas and inspiration!


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  1. Roxanne – your summer living room is beautiful. Your tips are perfect and show that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to change your decor for the seasons. We know that you have been working hard so hard in your home – it will all be worth it in the end! Hugs and love!

    1. Thank you Vicki and Jenn! Hugs to you both!

  2. Your living room is gorgeous! I love all the pops of blue! Covering the books with maps is genius!

    1. Thank you Samantha!

  3. Roxanne – Your family room is so pretty. I understand about the chaos during DIY, that is the part that drives me crazy. But patience pays off as your room shows in a beautiful way.

    1. Thank you, I’m so glad it’s done. Until the next project anyway, lol.

  4. Your summer family room is so calm and serene! I love the pops of blue you added! Thanks for hopping along!

  5. I love any detail of your living room, just gorgeous. You did an amazing job.

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