May 26, 2011

Summer Decorating

It may be not officially be summer, but I've had summer on my mind since pretty much last summer.  So it's not surprise that as soon as the weather got a little bit warmer, I broke out my summer decor.

I didn't waste any time decorating my living room coffee table for warmer weather.  

I decorated the table with two beachy white lanterns that I filled with seashells (the larger one holds a candle too).  I also added a faux starfish and fish shaped seaglass that I bought on vacation in Bermuda.  And I tied everything together by placing it on a rattan place mat.

With the exception of the sea glass, I got the rest of the decor at the Christmas Tree Shop, including the starfish and even sea shells.

I continued the beachy look into the family room where I updated our mantle.  As you can obviously see, we have a honking big TV that doesn't leave much room to decorate the mantle.  Don't get me wrong, I love our huge TV as I am a total TV addict, but I know it's not the most design friendly choice.


Even so, I have a little room to the left and right of the TV for a few beach inspired decorations.  On the left I used a white lantern (from Target) and faux coral (Christmas Tree Shops).  And on the right, I filled a glass vase with sand I brought home from Bermuda and a candle.  I also add another starfish and a sea urchin shaped candle holder.


I may have to wait another month before summer "officially" begins, but I'm mentally there already! Have you begun decorating for summer?

I'm linking this post to Layla's summer mantle party at The Lettered Cottage.


Andrea said...

Very simple and nice! I think everyone who is partying at the TLC has the same idea with the beach, shell theme!
Thanks for sharing!

Debra said...

Everything looks so nice. We have our tv over our mantle too - it's a challenge for sure. :)