We’re teaming up with 29 of our favorite ladies to share simple spring to summer entry ideas as part of the Spring into Summer blog hop hosted by the always-creative, Kristi of French Creek Farmhouse.
If you’re coming over from Lynn’s blog, Living Large in a Small House, welcome, we’re thrilled to have you here!
Getting Back to Basics…
Earlier this month we started our own personal Back to Basics campaign and honestly, we couldn’t be more excited about it.
Our Spring season, like many of yours, was an incredibly busy one as we started slowly adding more and more activities back into our calendar.
Truthfully, it felt like we were making up for lost time which is a huge blessing.
While being able to treasure hunt with my Mom, hug my sisters, cheer on the littles and troubleshoot DIY issues with my Dad will always be a highlight in any day, these past few months, I’ve really started missing all the things we were really intentional about during the pandemic.
So, this summer we’re giving ourselves the gift of a reset and we’re getting back to basics beginning with how we’re transitioning the house from one season to the next.
Spring to Summer Entry Ideas in an Open Concept Home…
Full disclosure, we live in an open concept home and our entry, which is parallel to the dining room, is relatively small.
In fact, I had to stand in the dining room to take most of these pictures. There is a large column that “separates” the entry from the dining room, but it’s right in the middle of the two spaces which makes taking photos a challenge.
That said, we’re always mindful the entry sets the tone for the rest of the home. And depending on how active your family is it can also be one of the hardest-working spaces too.
To make our spring to summer entry ideas easy ones, we added a makeshift coverlet from fabric I picked up at IKEA last year to the bench seat,
changed out the pillow covers to a pale pink which we also picked up at IKEA,
added a plaid throw I found at a thrift store for $3,
made a spring to summer arrangement by placing flowers and greenery to a concrete bucket my Mom and I found treasure hunting,
included an extra basket for flip flops and dog accessories and called it good. If you haven’t tried decorating with baskets yet you totally should. You can dress them up or down so easily!
We’ve been using them around the house for years and they’ve all held up really well.
Other Spring Into Summer Entry Ideas…
Speaking of holding up really well, some of the terracotta pots we use on the front porch are over 15 years old.
If you don’t have a defined entry space, think about jazzing things up around your front door or porch area. It’s another simple way to be creative when it comes to spring to summer entry ideas.
In the past, we’ve used a store-bought wreath,
and a wall basket filled with roses, hydrangeas, and greenery.
While we haven’t transitioned the front porch from spring to summer just yet, it’s a space we always look forward to spending time in. Especially, on lazy summer nights when the fireflies are dancing about.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Let us know your favorite spring to summer entry ideas and how you’re decorating or getting back to basics this season.
Up next on the Spring to Summer Blog Hop is my sweet friend Michelle, of The Painted Hinge. She lives on an almond orchard and has a fabulous farmhouse style! Once you’re finished there be sure to stop by and check out what these other fabulous ladies are sharing!
Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.