Simply Summer Living Room

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Happy summer, dear friends!! My kiddos’ school went extra long this year– they just finished up a few days ago– so I truly feel like our summer is kicking off this week! Hooray!

A few weeks ago I shared my summer dining room and kitchen, and today I’m delighted to show you our summer living room…

Simply Summer Living Room Tour

It’s no secret that I love blues and greens at all times of the year, but they feel especially fresh and inviting in the summer. This season I decided to not only incorporate my usual aqua, but to add in some navy blue as well– just give me all the blues!

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The shelves on the entertainment unit have been a fun way to incorporate seasonal touches throughout the year. Since Connor was out of school when I styled them this time, he helped me decide where to put everything, which made it even more fun!

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Some of these pictures of the boys were taken when they were pretty little, and it always makes me a little nostalgic to look at them. My little Caleb will be going off to kindergarten when school starts up again, so we really don’t have any babies in the house anymore. Everyone warned me that the time would go fast, and it really has flown by!

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Home- Simply Summer living room home tour, coastal living room, family room, summer decor, shelf styling, navy blue and aqua living room decor, nautical decor ideas

Our family spends a lot of time together in this room, so it was important to me that it felt cozy and welcoming– hence the 87 pillows and 34 blankets. 😉 Fact: I use throw blankets at all times of year because I am always freezing! You’ll rarely see me sitting on the couch (or really anywhere in our house) without one!

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Home- Simply Summer living room home tour, coastal living room, family room, summer decor, shelf styling, navy blue and aqua living room decor, nautical decor ideas

I may be just a bit obsessed with throw pillows. In fact, I have to sneak in new ones now because if either of the boys see me buying one, they tell on me to Donnie! Good think they’re so cute!! 😉

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If you’ve taken one of my home tours before, you may be thinking that the couches look a little different today. I have a few sets of covers for them and normally have the white ones on for tours, but I decided to go with the tan this season… they kind of felt beachy to me, so I just went with it!

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Home- Simply Summer living room home tour, coastal living room, family room, summer decor, shelf styling, navy blue and aqua living room decor, nautical decor ideas

I hadn’t planned on using pink flowers as the coffee table centerpiece, but Donnie brought them home for me the other day (major husband points!!!), and they were so pretty that I couldn’t resist! The wooden tray was one of my finds from our trip to Magnolia Market earlier this spring, and if fits the coffee table perfectly.

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The entertainment unit has been our biggest project in this space so far, and we are still loving it! We are still planning to paint the walls in this room (the white is the color that the builders painted every room of the house before we moved in) and add a board and batten treatment, which I am very excited for.

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We are just waiting to have a final appointment with the builder in a month or two to fix any nail pops or other issues that have arisen since we moved in, and then I will be doing a bunch of painting. We’re always a work in progress around here!

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So that’s the state of our living room these days– simple and cozy! If you have any questions about sources for anything, I will link as many items as I can below.

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Couch

Love Seat

Chair

Wicker Chairs

Cushions

Bamboo Shades- Bali Abaca [Save an extra 5% on any sale that SelectBlinds is having by using the code ABBY at checkout!]

Rug

Coffee Table

Side Table

Chandelier

Lamp

Entertainment Unit

Window Wall Decor- Magnolia Market

Tray- Magnolia Market

Vases on Coffee Table

Looking for more summer decorating inspiration? These posts may help:

2018 Summer Home Tour

Summer Deck Decorating Ideas

Summer Front Porch Decor

Sunroom Summer Decor

Thank you so much for taking the tour! Have a wonderful day!

Abby Lawson, Just a Girl and Her Blog

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30 Comments

  1. Beautiful!!! I love the light, fresh, summery feel! And that blue door! So so cute!! It all looks so great! I love the light colors with all the blue, too!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Amanda! I’m loving all the blues this season (all the seasons haha). Hope you’re having a wonderful week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  2. Ashley Wilson says:

    Abby it’s looking so pretty! I’m just like you in that I always have to have a throw blanket! Oh, and love the pink flowers too!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Always gotta have a pop of pink! 🙂 Hope you’re having an awesome week, Ashley! <3

      ~Abby =)

  3. Valerie | One Happy Housewife says:

    Looks fabulous Abby!! Love all the blues! I have some navy this season myself, and I’m loving it! So cute that your boys are telling on you when you buy pillows! Too funny!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yes! I am loving the navy addition, too! Thanks so much, Valerie! Happy Wednesday! <3

      ~Abby =)

  4. Beautiful tour, Abby! You know all your pops of gorgeous blues against whites and neutrals speak to my heart! I love the tan slipcovers! My boys totally rat me out for my shopping now too, it’s awful…don’t they remember who stayed up half the night and fed them as babies? Apparently not:) And I am snuggled under a throw right now as I tour your lovely family room – even though it’s the official first day of summer!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, sweet friend! They are little stinkers, aren’t they?!? LOL but oh so cute… Hope you have a wonderful weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  5. Cindy Richter says:

    The living room is so summery and fresh! How you keep up with all you do is beyond me – videos, emails, blogging, mommy, wife, plus?!?! Maybe I’ll learn a few hints when I get to Haven this year! Hope I can meet you in person!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks Cindy! I do not do it all perfectly for sure! I’d love to meet you at Haven! Be sure to come say hi! 🙂 Happy Friday!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Polly @ Loft Conversion Merton says:

    1. You are a QUEEN!

    2. Do you clean your house top to bottom before you take these pictures because your home is constantly immaculate!

    3. Where did you get that white coffee table from? I need it!

    Thanks Abby! x

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You are too sweet, Polly! I do clean before I take pictures… it is not always immaculate! 🙂 The coffee table is from Joss & Main. If you scroll down in this post to “Shop this post” and hit the right arrow button, you can click on the coffee table to see the exact link. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  7. I just love your home Abby! So gorgeous, everything looks great!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Laura! Hope you’re having a wonderful week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  8. Abby, I love how bright and inviting this space is! So pretty! Excited to see you at Haven. xx

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yay! So looking forward to it! Thank you, Danielle… have a wonderful weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  9. Chelsea Coulston says:

    It looks SO GOOD! I love the tan covers, Abby – they do have a beachy vibe and I bet they are easier to keep clean than the white. The blue accents, of course, are my favorite part. I bet you are having so much fun styling this space with the shelves and all those pillows! Love it all!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, friend! You are the sweetest! Can’t wait to see you SOON!

      ~Abby =)

  10. Your new home is so beautiful, Abby! Love how light and bright it is.
    Hugs, Jamie

  11. This is lovely! How do you get your photos so crisp and white??

  12. So beautiful! I love it! Is it hard to keep your couch clean with children? We have six children and I’m always so tempted to get those couches but I feel like I would constantly be washing slip covers.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      My boys honestly do really well with them. We don’t let them eat on the couch so that helps a lot! 🙂 Hope you have a great week, Caroline! <3

      ~Abby =)

  13. Your home is gorgeous! I love the blue tones that you used. Blue is one of my favorite colors, too! You are very talented….and humble! I love your pictures of your sweet boys. They certainly grow up fast. I’m excited to see all the talented ladies in the Simply Summer Home Tours. We just got back from vacation and my home is a total wreck. I have what seems like 20 loads of laundry and all the unpacking…and here I sit on the computer! Ha! This is waaaaay more fun!!

  14. Your photographs are so lovely and your home is beautiful! I love the colors that you chose. I’m a blue and pop of pink person myself. Your posts are inspirational and motivational to me. I’m in the process of starting a blog, and you and Donnie have helped me so much. I purchased your Building a Framework ebook through the Ultimate Bundles. I really feel like a complete newbie and I’m not a computer wiz…..at all. 🙂 But…..I’m trying! Thanks again for creating such helpful content!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Debbie! So glad it has been helpful for you… love to hear that! Have a wonderful week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  15. Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy says:

    So pretty! Love how bright and fresh it feels with this beachy summery vibe. Great job!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Lindsay! Have a wonderful week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  16. The pastels and the deep royal hues work so well with the light neutral colors. I definitely get a “Summertime”-type vibe when I look at these shots.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Amanda! <3

      ~Abby =)

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