Summer Decor {Shopping Your House}

Once of the secrets of home decor retail is to rearrange the merchandise in the display area. Even the most frequent shopper will find something they didn’t notice on their last shopping trip! The same principle is true in your home – rearrange a few things and you’ll feel like you’re living in a completely redecorated space! Rearranging furniture makes a huge difference, but a refreshed look can be achieved by simply rearranging the accessories!

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I have shared my entry way decor many times over the life of this blog. If you look at the pictures, you’ll notice many of the same pieces are used over and over. Once you’ve lived in your home for a few years, it shouldn’t take much money to give a brand new feeling to a space. I did pick up a few new pieces recently, and you’ll see them here with all the usual suspects. Those white candlesticks are quite the popular items – rarely ever do they not appear somewhere on this table.

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I also refreshed my coffee table for the summer months, following the usual styling method that I shared here. My husband likes to flip through the Trivial Pursuit cards while we’re watching TV, so I corralled them in a pretty tea cup. I had to pull that plant from the hall bath…so I ended up re-doing a few things in there as well. It happens! 🙂

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The total cost of refreshing my living room? Less than $30! I picked up a few things here and there over the past several months and ended up with a great new feel for the room!

  • Bird Picture: $20 – Hobby Lobby
  • Blue twine: $1 – Target
  • White ceramic bird: $2.50 – Local Boutique
  • Silver/Turquoise Container: $4 – Burke’s Outlet
  • Old Books: Gifted

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15 thoughts on “Summer Decor {Shopping Your House}

  1. Great job shopping your own house for things! Do you read The Pleated Poppy? She is a pro at redecorating her home with things she already owns. I love that you moved things from room to room and that you just added in a few new things. I also love that you used pretty things like tea cups to keep your frequently used things organized.


  2. I really love your “Do Justice” photo on your entry table – as well as all the other décor! I have a Julia Child printable I’m looking forward to printing and framing soon for my bakers rack in the kitchen. It’s chalkboard-style and reads, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” 🙂


    1. Thank you, Colleen! I used that print last summer and couldn’t resist pulling it out again. I love that Julia Child quote – I have it pinned and would love to use it in my kitchen sometime! 🙂


  3. You do such a beautiful job with your decor, Whitney!! What a GREAT tip too! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂 While I’m here, I can’t resist mentioning that you when you pop by my blog next you maaay see a familiar face among my June Favorites. 😉 … Have a fabulous start to July, friend!! xo


      1. You’re welcome. 🙂 When thinking over things that I enjoyed throughout June your vlogs were definitely on that list! Hoping that some of my readers who may not be familiar with your sweet blog and vlogs click through the link and enjoy too! 😉 Have a fantastic Independence Day weekend, friend! xo


  4. Our Hobby Lobby is having a great sale on home items right now Whitney. I had to resist a few pieces that were calling my name! I have a big shelf in my walk in attic and every now and then, like you, I change things up. In fact a picture fell from the wall on Saturday and it broke the glass so I had to find something to go in that area unitl I can have my framed piece repaired. I ended up playing fruit basket turnover and moved things all around in my pursuit to change one area! But it sure is fun isn’t it?


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