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.
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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Show Off Your Fruit
Accessorizing with a bowl of fresh or faux fruit can brighten up the kitchen.
Lemons are always my go-to summer fruit. The bright yellow color goes well with everything.
Fresh Cut Flowers
Cut flowers are always sure to add interest and a pop of color.
Bright Dishes and Glassware
I rearranged my glass cabinets to showcase my blue, green and yellow dishes and glassware.
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.
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.
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!
Are you sensing a theme here? More colorful fruit and fresh cut flowers!
The Perfect Candle
I love candles all year long. This candle from Cultivated Candle Co. is my favorite scent, Lemon Cake.
There is no other flower that says summer quite like a daisy!
You’ll find navy and white pillows filling the window seat during the summer months.
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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Rebecca Payne says
I love this kitchen. It’s so inviting.
Thank You so much Rebecca!
Cindy Magee says
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! 🙂
Thank you for the kind words Cindy! Love your party!
Creatively Beth says
Your kitchen should be in a magazine, it’s gorgeous, especialy with the pops of blue and aqua! I’d love for you to share over at our Creative Crafts Linky Party https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-1-join-in-the-fun/
Have a great weekend!
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!
Jennifer Dynys says
I love this tour. I also enjoyed your post on containers for planters! We just started a new link party Embracing Home and Family. If you have a minute on Friday, I would love if you would stop by and link up a few of your beautiful posts! https://www.theeverydayfarmhouse.com
Thank you for the kind words Jennifer. I will definitely go check it out tomorrow!