Summer Dining Room | 2020
Hey there, lovely readers!
First off, let me apologize for my absence. Life got a little hectic, and I needed some time off to recharge. But hey, I’m back and ready to bring you some amazing content!
If you remember my last post about getting the kids ready for back to school, you’ll know that I’ve been pretty focused on getting them settled. But in the midst of it all, I realized that I hadn’t shared my summer dining room photos with you yet. So, without further ado, let’s dive right in, shall we?
But before we get into all the summer fun, I want to give you a heads up on what’s coming next. Fall is just around the corner, and I’m already feeling inspired by the cozy vibes and warm colors. So get excited, because some fall inspiration content is on its way!
But for now, let’s enjoy the summer and take a look at my dining room decked out in its seasonal glory.
Summer Dining Room Decor
When it comes to my summer dining room, I wanted to create a space that was bright, fresh, and full of life. The overall theme and aesthetic I went for is what I like to call “beachy chic”. Think calm and breezy vibes with a touch of elegance.
Now, let’s talk about some key summer decor elements that bring this vision to life:
1. Color palette and seasonal motifs
Inspired by the colors of the sea and sky, I chose a palette of soft blues, whites, and sandy neutrals. These shades create a serene and calming atmosphere, perfect for those lazy summer days.
To further enhance the summery feel, I incorporated seasonal motifs like seashells, starfish, and nautical stripes. These small details add personality and playfulness to the space.
2. Use of natural materials or textures
To bring the outdoors in, I incorporated natural materials and textures. Wicker or rattan furniture pieces, such as chairs or a sideboard, add a touch of warmth and earthiness to the room.
I also added sisal or jute rugs to create a cozy and beachy vibe underfoot. These natural fibers add texture and visual interest to the space.
3. Incorporation of fresh flowers or greenery
No summer dining room is complete without a pop of fresh flowers or greenery. I love to place a vase of vibrant blooms, such as sunflowers or hydrangeas, in the center of the table.
Alternatively, you can create a lush green centerpiece using potted plants or succulents. Not only do they add a breath of fresh air to the room, but they also provide a lively and natural element.
Furniture and Layout
Now, let’s talk about the furniture and layout choices in my summer dining room.
1. Table and chairs
The dining table is the focal point of the room, so I chose a beautiful wooden table with a white finish. The light color adds to the airy and fresh feel of the space.
For seating, I opted for comfortable upholstered chairs in a neutral color. They not only provide a cozy spot to enjoy a meal but also add an elegant touch to the overall aesthetic.
2. Buffet or sideboard
A buffet or sideboard is a great addition to any dining room, providing extra storage and display space. In my summer dining room, I chose a white sideboard with wicker drawers to tie in with the natural materials theme.
3. Accent furniture (if applicable)
If you have enough space, you can add accent furniture pieces like a cozy reading nook or a bar cart. These additions not only add functionality but also create a more inviting and versatile space.
When arranging the furniture, it’s important to consider the traffic flow and functionality of the room. Make sure there’s enough space to move around comfortably and that the furniture placement allows for easy interaction between guests.
Table Setting and Centerpiece
Now, let’s dive into the details of the table setting and centerpiece in my summer dining room.
1. Overview of table setting style
When it comes to table setting, I like to keep things simple and elegant. A crisp white tablecloth or a natural textured runner sets the foundation for the setting.
I then choose dinnerware, glassware, and utensils that complement the color palette and aesthetic of the room. For a summery touch, I might incorporate coastal-inspired plates or glasses with a subtle beach motif.
To add some extra flair, I love to include decorative elements like napkin rings or place cards. These small details can really elevate the table setting and make it feel more special.
2. Discussion of centerpiece design
The centerpiece is the star of the show, so it’s important to make it stand out. In my summer dining room, I like to use a combination of a floral arrangement and a statement piece.
For the floral arrangement, I choose summery blooms like sunflowers, daisies, or roses. I arrange them in a vase or a vintage pitcher for a rustic touch.
To add some visual interest, I incorporate candles or other mood-enhancing elements. These can be placed around the centerpiece or as part of the table setting itself.
It’s essential for the centerpiece to coordinate with the overall summer decor theme, so I make sure to choose colors and elements that complement the rest of the room.
Lighting and Ambiance
Lighting plays a crucial role in creating the right ambiance in any room, including the dining room. Let’s talk about my choices for lighting in my summer dining room.
1. Explanation of lighting choices in the dining room
Natural light is always the best option, so I make sure to maximize it by using sheer curtains or blinds that allow plenty of sunlight to filter through.
If natural light is not sufficient, I rely on overhead lighting fixtures like pendant lights or a chandelier. These provide both functional and ambient lighting to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
I also incorporate accent or task lighting options like table lamps or wall sconces. These create a more intimate and cozy feel, especially during evening gatherings.
2. Tips for creating a cozy and inviting ambiance
To create a cozy and inviting ambiance, I like to incorporate dimmers or use candles for adjustable lighting. This allows me to create different moods depending on the occasion.
I also love to set the mood with some music or soundscapes. Soft background music or nature sounds can really enhance the dining experience and create a relaxing atmosphere.
Lastly, I consider scent as an important factor in creating ambiance. I like to use scented candles or diffusers with fragrances that complement the season and theoverall theme of the room. For a summery dining experience, I might choose scents like coconut or citrus to evoke a tropical feel.
And there you have it, my summer dining room in all its glory!
I hope you found some inspiration and ideas for creating your own summery oasis. Remember, it’s all about bright colors, natural textures, and incorporating elements that bring the outdoors in.
As fall approaches, I’m already starting to get excited about the cozy vibes and warm colors that come with the season. But for now, let’s make the most of these last summer days.
Stay tuned for more content coming your way, including some fall-inspired decor and other exciting things!
Until next time, happy decorating!