Summer Shelfie - Showcasing Your Favorite Summer Decor on Floating Shelves

floating shelves decorated for summer

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Summer is a season that has much to offer: long days full of sunshine, barbecues, flowers, lemonade, and sometimes blistering heat. You may spend the hottest parts of the day inside enjoying the A/C with your family and friends, so why not bring a little summer inside your home by showcasing your favorite summer decor on floating shelves?

Floating shelves are perfect for displaying items in all rooms of the home but work especially well in kitchens and living rooms. If you're ready to spruce up your home for the warmer days stuck indoors, take a look at these ideas to help bring a little summer inside. 

Get Inspired by Coastal Decor

When you imagine coastal decor, you may think of seashells, sand, and various shades of blue. You don't have to go all-out coastal, but adding shells, photos of beaches, or decorative coral are fun ways to sprinkle some summer vibes into your home. 

Channel Your Inner (Faux) Farmhouse

Whether you live in a rural area or in the city, it's fun to incorporate some farmhouse vibes in your home, especially during the summer. Think bright and airy, neutral tones, and chippy decor here. The farmhouse style pairs well with floating shelves - to help achieve the look, add things like a wooden lantern, cotton wreaths, an earthy pitcher, book stacks, and even a fruit bowl. 

Don't Forget the Greenery

The beginning of summer brings luscious green grass, trees, gardens, and flowers. Adding plants and flowers to your floating shelves is a simple way to bring a piece of summer into your home. Real plants will add beauty to your home and wonderful smells. But if the real deal isn't your thing, great faux plants are also available to help complete the look.

These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg, and there are lots of little ways to bring the summer feels inside your home. If you already have some floating shelves hung, quick décor swaps are easy to do and can make a big impact on the look and feel of your room. Try out a few of these décor ideas or get creative and try a few of your own to bring the warmth of summer into your home.

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  • Emily, Owner

    Hey Brandon!
    Thanks for reaching out. The color of the thick pine shelf on this blog post is Early American stain!
    Hope that helps — but please let me know if you have any other questions at all.

    PS — This is a custom who ordered several years ago that still has our shelves :) But we’ve since removed the filled nail holes from the front and sides, as shown here on our Instagram reel.

  • Brandon

    What color is the shelf on the Summer Shelfie article?

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