Simple Summer Kitchen Tour

Summer is all about relaxation and coastal vibes at our beach cottage. I like the “clean and simple” approach this time of year, which makes it so easy to decorate, compared to other seasons. Come take a tour and see how I transformed this room into a simple summer kitchen.

simple summer kitchen tour

Whether it’s bringing in bright colors, or a vase of fresh cut flowers, you can modify your kitchen to create a summer-time feel with little effort.

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simple summer kitchen tour

Show Off Your Fruit

Accessorizing with a bowl of fresh or faux fruit can brighten up the kitchen.

Flowers and lemons on a butcher block island, with farm sink in background

Lemons are always my go-to summer fruit. The bright yellow color goes well with everything.

Flowers and lemons on a butcher block island,

Fresh Cut Flowers

Cut flowers are always sure to add interest and a pop of color.

blue, green and yellow in a glass kitchen cabinet

Bright Dishes and Glassware

I rearranged my glass cabinets to showcase my blue, green and yellow dishes and glassware.

turquoise glass cabinet and open shelves

Displaying several different shades of blue throughout the kitchen, along with a pop of yellow, helps brighten the kitchen up for summer. Vibrant dishes and glassware are a great a must.

open shelving with yellow and turquoise dishes and glasses

Open Shelving

I know there are mixed feelings about open shelving. Many people feel that it is not a realistic option, because of the extra work involved in keeping them clean.

blue home decor kitchen accessories

I personally love the opportunity to display as much as I can in my kitchen. I don’t have much room to work with, and I have little counter space. So the open shelving is fun for me. I am constantly changing it up through the seasons and create different color schemes. I’m just crazy that way!

turquoise glass cabinet, open shelving and farm table with daisies

Are you sensing a theme here? More colorful fruit and fresh cut flowers!

bucket full of daisies and candle on farm table

The Perfect Candle

I love candles all year long. This candle from Cultivated Candle Co. is my favorite scent, Lemon Cake.

bucket full of daisies and candle on farm table

There is no other flower that says summer quite like a daisy!

dining area with farm table and chairs and window seat

Decorative Pillows

You’ll find navy and white pillows filling the window seat during the summer months.

kitchen shelf with colorful dishes
simple summer kitchen tour

I hope you enjoyed my summer cottage kitchen tour. As you can see, I just added simple touches like bright colored fruit, fresh flowers, and bowls. It’s so easy to transform your kitchen to make it feel like summer, with very little expense.

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  1. I LOVE how cheerful your kitchen is!!! Love all the touches of whimsy and pretty colors. 🙂

    Thanks so much for visiting the Wonderful Wednesday blog hop! 🙂

    1. Thank you for the compliment Beth! It actually is going to be! My home will be featured in the upcoming fall issue of Cottages and Bungalows. I’m so excited! I will go check out your fun party, thank you for the invitation!

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