3 Simple Tips to Decorate Your Kitchen for Summer (On a Budget!)

Decorating your kitchen for summer doesn’t have to be expensive or hard. You just need a few simple tweaks to your regular decor! In this post, I’m sharing my 3 easiest tips for decorating your kitchen for summer (on a budget!).

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Decorate for summer easily and on a budget with these 3 simple summer decorating ideas for your kitchen. This in just one of 30 amazing homes on the summer blog hop home tour, so be sure to visit all 30 blogs for amazing summer decor inspiration.

Today, I’m joining a group of heckin’ talented bloggers for a Summer Home Tour blog hop, hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. Marty’s lined up an amazing group of 30 bloggers to share their summer homes with you every day this week!

Well, today’s Friday so I’m the caboose on this train πŸ™‚

If you’re coming over from Chalking Up Success, welcome! Jayne has the most lovely fresh and cheerful style and her DIYs are to die for!

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How do you decorate a kitchen for summer?

I say, as simply and cheaply as possible! I stick to what I’m already using in the kitchen for starters: fresh seasonal produce, fragrant potted herbs, and crisp blue and white kitchen gear.

Heirloom tomatoes and variegated basil on a vintage wood table.

Tip #1: Don’t hide that gorgeous produce — style with it!

But don’t you need to refrigerate your veggies?

Actually no. You don’t and you shouldn’t. At least not all of them.

Those luscious heirloom tomatoes you picked up at the farmers market because you couldn’t resist those gorgeous colors? They’ll be ruined if you pack them into your fridge! Tomatoes need to be stored at room temp for the best flavor and texture, so why not use that to your advantage and line them up along your table, island, or windowsill!

Kitchen with black cabinets and marble countertops decorated for summer. Tomatoes and basil on vintage wood table. Open shelving.

They add the most beautiful pop of color to your kitchen decor and are conveniently at hand when it’s time to make dinner.

Other beautiful vegetables, fruits, and herbs that don’t need refrigeration:

  • Avocados
  • Clipped basil (store in a jar of water)
  • Heads of garlic
  • Onions
  • Shallots
  • Corn (if used within a day or 2)
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Cherries
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Cantelope
  • Honeydew
Styling open shelving in dark cabinet kitchen

Tip #2: Add a generous amount of potted herbs and a vibrant houseplant.

You may already be a veteran plant mama and be tempted to pass this tip by, but your collection could always use freshening!

Add a fresh green plant (I like those with trailing vines to add to my top shelf) and a generous collection of potted herbs.

I think it goes without saying that herbs are a natural in the kitchen. They make for high-end decor at a low price point and have the added benefit of being incredibly useful come mealtime.

Rosemary plant on open shelving in front of vintage breadboard.

There’s nothing better than fresh herbs sprinkled over grilled chicken or a summer salad. Yum!

But what about those yucky plastic nursery pots? I got you!

I like to crumple up brown paper from a grocery bag and wrap it around the pot. It’s free, it’s beautiful, and it’s easy peasy!

I also like to glue paper bags to my laminate furniture but that’s a whole different story…

Open shelf in kitchen with black cabinets and marble countertops. Vintage breadboard and artwork finish off the kitchen styling.

Tip #3: Add crisp blue and white accents with useful kitchen items!

I don’t know about you, but blue and white decor screams summer for me. Once Memorial Day hits, I take out my freshly washed blue and white striped dish towels:

Blue and white striped dish towel with olive wood serving spoon.

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Add some blue and white bowls:

Blue and white bowls on soapstone tray with bottles of olive oil.

And break out my cobalt blue oil cruet (far right):

Stainless steel stove in dark kitchen

I even have a deep blue dispenser for my dish detergent hiding in one of these photos…

Kitchen with black cabinets, marble counters, and open shelving, decorated for summer. Heirloom tomatoes and potted basil on a vintage table.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope these easy tips inspire you to do a little kitchen refresh this weekend too!

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