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I don’t normally do a whole lot of decorating for Summer. Of course this year I’ve shared my dining room, entry way, mantel, and even an outdoor table I built for my kids. But my decorating for summer is really about finding a balance of simplicity and every day life. I kind of enjoy this season of not having seasonal decor, basically… it’s just normal every day life ya know? Today I’m joining some amazing bloggers, hosted by my sweet friend Nina Hendrick to share a little part of our Modern Farmhouse Summer Living Room. Make sure and get to the very bottom of the post so you can take a tour of 25 different homes! Every single one of them is absolutely gorgeous, I promise!
The biggest change you’ll probably notice is our couch. We finally found the PERFECT couch that I’m seriously in love with. I have never in my life been truly happy with all aspects of a couch until we go this one! It.is.amazing!
I love white couches, I do… my husband not so much! And I know there are lots of posts out there about how you can live with a white couch with kids and pets, and I did do it for a very long time. It just wasn’t for our family. I’m not exactly excited about doing laundry…. so while you can totally throw them in the wash and bleach the heck out of them, I just got to this point where I didn’t want to do that anymore. If your ok with doing that though I’m all for it! If I ever have a space that isn’t where we all sit and rub our feet, then I will definitely have another white couch!
I also wish I could say that I planted flowers everywhere and had them scattered throughout my house. But let’s be real guys. I have 3 kids, a dog, 6 chickens, and a husband at home… and no matter how hard I stare at my kitchen… meals don’t cook themselves. Faux for the win!
On the bright side we had some friends over last night and she commented how real the lavender looked! Thanks Homegoods!! You know how to make a woman feel like she is growing things, haha!!
Whoops! I lied. I do have a few REAL plants.. those are real succulents in my little Terra Cotta pots (get that tutorial here). I also got to pull our coffee table back out with the new sectional. It didn’t work at all when we had the chair that awkwardly stuck out in the middle of our living room! I’m pretty excited about having a place to put my coffee in the mornings!
Can I just point out that my succulents have been alive for a while now though? I may or may not have killed our previous ones!
Deep down that’s probably why I don’t plant things… because I know how likely it is that I’ll forget to water them and they will die!
Fun fact… that book on my writing table is a gardening book… because despite my fear of green growing things, I have always wanted a garden! I was supposed to plant one this year… but that darn food won’t cook itself…. I keep trying!!
That’s it for our living room! If you are interested in knowing where anything came from, shop the widget below, and then there are also some links to tutorials for you!
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