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Summer Décor Ideas for the Dining Room: Decorating Ideas for Summer Months

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Around here, today is the first day with warmer temperatures and a hint of spring in the air.  Before we know it, we’ll be in the long sunny days of summer.  Are you ready?

Let’s start with easy-to-do summer decorating ideas for your dining room!


Bring Summer Colors into the Dining Area:

Using summer colors – bright blues, cheery yellows, poppy reds or even soft soothing pastels such as gauzy lilac and powder pink — is the perfect way to inject fresh life into your dining area.  HGTV has a terrific tutorial on the Top 10 Summer Colors and How to Use Them.  Check it out for some inspiring summer decorating ideas for your home.

Revamp What You Have:

You don’t have to buy a whole lot of new things to redecorate with style. With a bit of imagination and some help from the Internet, you can turn what you already own into fancy summer décor elements for your dining area.  For instance, you can create an inexpensive, but lovely flower votive display for your tabletop, courtesy of Martha Stewart.  Need more inspiration?  Check out Martha’s 60 Summer Decorating Ideas for more suggestions.

Floor ‘em with Flowers and Fruit:

Nothing catches the eye like a big bunch of summer blooms on the dining table.  Looking for something more subtle?  Use smaller bunches sprinkled throughout the dining area.  Need some help? You can find some fresh ideas for decorating with flowers on Pinterest.

Alternatively, if flowers aren’t your thing, try a decorating with fruit.  Find your inspiration in this tutorial by and these lovely decorating-with-fruit images on Pinterest.

Paint, Paper and Pizzazz:

Finally, you’ll be amazed at what you can do with some wallpaper, a tin of paint and tons of imagination. Paint an accent wall just for the summer.  Or paint photo frames for contrast against the walls that have been left plain.  Need some help choosing your color?  Pottery Barn has some helpful hints for selecting paint color for your dining room.  The options are endless.

Summer is perfect for idyllic dinners, hearty brunches and lazy afternoon teas. With a dining room that oozes charm and summery appeal, you can be sure your friends and family wouldn’t want to leave in a hurry!  Need more decorating inspiration? Join the Smart Seat Cover community on Pinterest and check out our Delicious Dining Rooms for some inspiration.


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