Quick & Easy Summer Dining Room Decorating

It’s time to decorate my summer dining room. I’ll show you how I used a lot of wicker pieces, neutrals and brown tones, and greenery to refresh my home and welcome in the summer months. My main goal is to find unique pieces when I go thrifting to bring character into every space. Let’s get started sprucing up my summer dining room!

Some pieces I will use…

I love this bottle wrapped in this wicker basket. This piece was my mom’s that she found at an antique market. My mom and I “shop” each other’s items to keep our interiors looking fresh with “new” and borrowed pieces. I put some wispy stems from Amazon into the jar.

Here’s another smaller bottle in a basket. I love using these types of items on my dining room table. They are pretty and simple enough to allow us to eat at our table without moving everything.

These antique candlestick holders are so pretty and detailed. I ended up putting taupe candles of different heights into the holders.

I also love this large white vase with the four handles. It definitely makes a statement on its own and I won’t put any greenery in it.

I love to switch out a greenery piece in some areas of my home for something else. I love this thrifted little tropical-looking green tree for summer and spring to add a little more color next t my black hutch. I found this a few years ago at a thrift store where I used to work. The large wicker basket comes from a local antique store.

Decorating the hutch

I took many neutral items– thrifted or found on clearance–and layered them in the hutch. The pieces are each unique and textured. They are each meant to stand out when you see them inside my hutch.

Here are a couple of detailed shots of the inside of the hutch.

Dining room table

I have a plain jute runner layered on top of a jute and ivory striped runner from Hearth & Hand. I just put the wicker bottles and candle holders in the middle of the table. This highly textured and neutral vignette adds warmth and character to this room.

Corner table

I have this thrifted little table for the corner and I placed that large white vase from HomeGoods on top of a magazine. I layered in a little faux plant and some brass candlesticks.

Some more details and shots of my summer dining room…

I hope you liked the simplicity of this summer dining room decor. You just need some unique pieces in a few spots to make it special. Let me know what you think in the comments. And, if you know what kind of tropical plant is in the wicker basket, please let me know the name of it!

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