Our simple summer galley kitchen was easier to decorate than you might think!
Some small changes called for a simple summer galley kitchen tour today! I can’t wait to hear what you guys think.
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I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure where our summer has gone. I can’t believe it is already August! What in the world?! Summer is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love it for so many reasons, and my home is one of those!
During the summer, everything in our home stays pretty minimal and simple, and that’s exactly how my kitchen is as well.
Both items made a huge difference in our kitchen and really gave it an older, vintage feel. I wanted to stay with the simple feel of these items, so summer decorating for me remains simple. I usually like to decorate for Spring in early March and when I do, my home will pretty much stay that way throughout the summer.
I have incorporated a few of my new thrift and antique store finds that I shared with you guys last week, along with some new decor finds that I have added, and I love the way they look!
The first thing I want to share from my simple summer kitchen is my new runner. I wish I could share the exact link with you, but I found a few similar options online at TJ Maxx that look similar.
It’s absolutely gorgeous. It looks vintage and has the most beautiful cream and blue colors throughout. It also has some rusty, almost copper colors woven in which ties in beautifully with my hanging copper pieces above my chalkboard and stone accent wall.
The second thing I want to share is my new light fixture. Most of you probably remember the previous light that I had hanging here and many of you loved it, but after we added the new sink and faucet, along with the trim around my window, everything felt very heavy and busy and almost seemed too “square”. I just wasn’t in love with it anymore and I was really longing for a softer, vintage feel.
I found this light at Lowe’s and I went with a smaller size so that it didn’t take away from the beauty of the sink and faucet. I also went with the brass and love the way it ties in to the brass handles on my copper pieces. It really gives the area a light and airy feel, and that was my goal.
I also added a little wooden horse that I found at an antique above my windowsill. Horses just speak “English cottage” to me, so I thought it was a fun touch to fill in the space between my window and new light fixture.
Another new find in my simple summer kitchen that I just recently added was my beautiful antique country village print. The colors tie in perfectly with my new runner. When I set it on my kitchen counter, I just loved it. I’m not sure if it will stay, but when I see it it reminds me of summer with the beautiful trees and water in the background.
I also decided to use my smaller vintage crock next to my sink. It’s another recent antique find, and I filled it with flowers. I love bringing in fresh flowers from my gardens but for today, I added some faux stems that I thought were so pretty. I found them on sale at Joann Fabrics. I have a video all about faux flowers if you’d like to check it out!
I also added a little copper dish. Another antique find, this time by my husband! I keep it next to my sink with soap inside.
I hope my simple summer galley kitchen has inspired you! My kitchen has changed so much over the years and I think it is so important to share that with you. So often we see makeovers and tend to think they were finished quickly when they actually took years.
We’ve lived in our home for 8 years and have made little changes every year. Sometimes you can’t do it all at once, but if you just tackle one little thing every year, pretty soon you will have a space that you truly love. And that’s how I feel about my kitchen.
There are still things I would love to do in the future, but for now I truly love the feel of my simple summer galley kitchen. What do you guys think about all of my new finds? Let me know in the comments below!