Blush Pink and White Summer Decorating Ideas

Blush pink and white summer decorating ideas are not new to my world, as I’ve always loved a good shot of romance in my home! You might think that pink is old fashioned and in a sense it can be. While it’s been used for centuries in decorating our homes, today’s pink is more blushy. Toss the Pepto pink out the window and go for pale whispering rose. It’s trending and current in interior design to go all out with a pink sofa, but it seems like that’s a bit much. I have some blush pink decorating ideas that are softer and more subtle and won’t rip your wallet apart.

blush pink and white summer decorating ideas

I’m joining in today with the Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour hosted by the talented Krista of The Happy Housie. If you’re coming over from Rachel’s place at Maison de Pax, welcome!

Blush pink and white summer decorating ideas

Let’s go light and understated and this can always start with a hefty bouquet of flowers. My husband knows the way to my romantic side and bought me a big batch of peonies to start my week out right. These are some unusual peonies, don’t you think? I love the blush pink tones and put this burly bunch on the mantel as step one of my room plan.

blush pink and white summer decorating ideas peonies candles

Say it with flowers

Flowers speak volumes in my decorating world. When I style flowers I love an unstructured loose and flowing arrangement. See a tutorial post on flower arranging HERE and a post on how to get your peonies to open HERE. After deciding where my flowers would go I went into my candle storage area and pulled out some favorites. With the gold chandelier that hangs in the living room, brass candlesticks pair well. The pink glow of candles on this rainy day were perfect! Less is more and for summer it seems like it’s especially relevant to a room to just keep it quietly done.

blush pink and white summer decorating ideas peony mantel

Take a summer nap

I’ve been asked why the sofa is in front of the fireplace. Due to the fact that it never gets cold enough in Miami to have a fire, we are all good. Besides…it’s just a mantel that we took out of a client’s home who was remodeling and there is no firebox. A pale pink French neckroll pillow is the touch of blush on the sofa. I enjoy napping on that sofa when I can steal away from the day and the pillow is well worn and squishy. A great alternative to a sofa is to plop some big pillows on the floor or look for a daybed and dress it it for sleep!

blush pink living room decorating ideas


Create a flow

Pink and white in flowers and candles. The same tones carried throughout the room give it movement and flow. Creating flow in a room is almost like giving birth to a painting and looked on as your work of art.

blush pink decorating ideas candles on a mantel

Shop with ease

I shopped my house and kept in mind my blush pink and white summer decorating ideas. Then I swapped the pink bench in and took the gold coffee table out. The tattered books in pink are over French and a century old and they seemed like just the perfect touch. You can make a new book old and I have a popular tutorial in THIS POST.

old french books blush pink decorating ideas

Summer shells

It wouldn’t be summer without seashells and beach glass and I found all of these on the beaches down here in Florida. You can put past summer holiday momentos on a coffee table in a glass jar or find something beachy at the thrift. More candles in blush votives and if you have pets or small children, just be sure to keep high enough out of reach.

sea shells blush pink decorating ideas


Blush pink and white summer decorating ideas – room reveal

This rug has that modern pop of pink that brings it from looking staid to smashing. I love the distressed look and it anchors the room with softness. Finally, the Moroccan screens frame out the corners of the room and again I say that designing a room is like painting art!

blush pink living room

Next on our tour is sweet Abby of Just A Girl And Her Blog, so head on over and see what she’s sharing with us.

If you enjoyed the post, I’d love for you to comment and share and then PIN THIS FOR LATER!

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The Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour series is back; and this time we’re all about simple summer decor touches! All week long, my talented blogging friends and I are sharing part of our homes. I can’t wait to take in all the gorgeous inspiration…

The Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour series is back; and this time we’re all about simple summer decor touches! All week long, my talented blogging friends and I are sharing part of our homes. I can’t wait to take in all the gorgeous inspiration…

Sharing this week…


The Happy Housie // Maison de Pax // Shabbyfufu // Just a Girl and Her Blog

Inspiration for Moms // Clean & Scentsible // House of Wood // Summer Adams


Sincerely Marie Designs // House by Hoff // Rambling Renovators
Town and Country Living // Newly Woodwards

Craftberry Bush // On Sutton Place // Designthusiasm // Zevy Joy


Bless’er House // Finding Silver Pennies // Rooms for Rent // Amber Tysl

Deeply Southern Home // Two Twenty One // A Burst of Beautiful // Making it in the Mountains


The DIY Mommy // The Turquoise Home // Nina Hendrick // Home Made Lovely

So Much Better with Age // Maison de Cinq // Paint Me Pink
Southern State of Mind // Jenna Kate at Home

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  1. robin rue says:

    I love blush pink and white, but with 2 little boys in the house I can’t have either. Someday I will be able to decorate with light colors again 🙂

  2. Blush is one of my favorite accent colors! I have a navy sofa so I have a few pops of blush in my living room. I actually saw a living room wall painted blush in a magazine and I fell in love. I asked my husband what he thought about it and he’s completely onboard. I haven’t decided if I’m going with it but I do love blush and white!

  3. Everything that I love, shells, shabby books and pretty flowers.

  4. Beautiful photography and flowers as always! Pinning for inspiration.

  5. Hi Janet! Love the shells! I do love blush pink also and have added it in very small portions around my home. It goes really well with my aqua and turquoise colors that I’m using in my home! Such a gorgeous setting! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks my friend…shells are a natural for where we live I think, and pink is just a color that I happen to love!

  6. Snowy Eischen says:

    Lots of inspiration! Love pink!

  7. Really do love the look and if I had a room all to myself it would look like this. The blush pink is so very pretty.

  8. I love this summer look. I am toying with the idea of painting my front door this color of pink. My husband is skeptical, though.

  9. What a beautiful room and the perfect place to relax. I loved the bed and also the flowers and the colors are so soothing. I may need to rethink the colors I was going to paint my bedroom.

  10. This looks beautiful! What a fun refreshing summer look! I think I might use a little of this in my own house!

  11. Pink is my favorite color so I love this idea. I like that it is classy and chic. The pop of pink is really pretty.

  12. Absolutely stunning, Janet, and I love your blush pink decorating suggestions and ideas! Blush is a favourite and it looks especially stunning with all of your creams and neutrals!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous, Janet! I love all your pretty touches of blush pink — one of my favorite colors!

  14. That room is so classy and the colors are so perfect. I am a lover of red but this pink and white look will make me want to change my opinions.

  15. Such a beautiful choice of color for the summer! I think it’s perfect especially if you add in some beautiful flowers. I like the ideas that you shared!

  16. Your living room is beautiful, Janet. Love all the pink and white and I would take a nap in that space, too.

    1. Thanks Kim…it’s a comfy place to hang out in!

  17. I don’t change my whole decor for the seasons, generally just the curtains. The mantel looks nice, they are one of the reasons I’d always hoped to have a fireplace when I was younger.

  18. Perfection, Janet! I am crushing hard on blush pink right now! Loved your summer tour – so much inspiration here!

    1. Thanks so much Jen…pink is in lately and it’s great in small doses!

  19. I love the little pops of pink throughout the room. But that rug is just to die for. I’m not a huge pink fan but I’d use that rug.

    1. I love this rug as well and will be doing a giveaway for one on Instagram soon!

  20. The decor is stunning! Love this color combo. Blush pink and white make the perfect summer colors.

  21. Marty Oravetz says:

    Wow, I always love your home, but this is absolutely amazing. Gorgeous.

    1. Thanks so much Barb…I love pink in small doses as well!

  22. Stunning as always, Janet! Those tattered books and that mantel have me swooning! Pinning!

    1. Thank you Roxanne…appreciate you stopping by and sharing!

  23. I totally can’t get enough of this lovely color scheme combination. The pastel shade of pink is my absolute favorite. I need to recreate this for my office space.

  24. The combination of white and pink is so inviting and relaxing at the same time. Love all your home decor design ideas!

  25. Farrah Less says:

    Definitely the white and pink accent color is perfect match. So clean and minimalist very relaxing to look at.

  26. I’m not a fan of pink, but this is absolutely stunning. The colors and the elegance of how its all put together is great.

  27. Whenever I hear blush pink, I think of the movie Steel Magnolias. lol. I love blush! It’s so pretty. I really like the designs you’ve put together.

  28. Janet this is so stunning! Can you take me home with you so I can just curl up in that room and never leave!!?! The soft pinks are so soothing, romantic and elegant. Perfection!! xo

  29. So beautiful and romantic Janet! With a house full of boys, I’m always drawn to pink as I don’t get a chance to use it much in our home. What a lovely space to relax in.

  30. Janet, just stop! This is stunning! I want to move right in.
    Hugs, Jamie

  31. Oh, Janet! Can I just move in with you? I hope you know that I’m your biggest fan and adore everything you do!

    1. You are just too, too sweet my friend and I love your style as well you know 😉 xoxo

  32. Beautiful space! I love the pale pink’s and the neutral palate. Thanks for sharing!

  33. These are such gorgeous colours! Can’t use to much pink in our house because apart from the dog, I’m the only girl – flowers are my way of sneaking in those gorgeous tones!

    1. Flowers are the best and sneakiest way for sure!

  34. I absolutely love these posts for blush/pink and white! I want to decorate my entire house like this. I finally found a blush upholstered headboard in Pier Import but it didn’t come in king size. Your ideas make me more determined to redecorate every chance I get! Thanks for posts!

  35. Linda O'Malley says:

    please tell me where I can buy the large rug white background with purplish tones colors in middle design & loòks like a tiny bit of pink but mostly white background w purple design in middle it says shabbyfufu.com but no info where to purchase it. Also the light purple pillows with ruffles perhaps that r shams or pillowcases? please tell me. I can’t find rug I explained anywhere. thank you

    1. Hi Linda, thanks for stopping by! This post is an older one and those items are no longer being sold. The Shabbyfufu is our watermark for images that we take.

      1. Linda O'Malley says:

        thank you Janet for replying, but can u PLEASE tell me where/who use to sell THE RUG & THE COMPANY NAME who makes it so I can search on my own. would be much easier with who makes it, company name & where it use to b sold. Thanks looking forward for whatever info u can give me.

          1. Linda O'Malley says:

            Janet, Thank you so very much! I appreciate it a Bunch!! Do u know about the very light lilac or light purple may b the color pillows with ruffles? I’d like to find that info too if I could. Thanks again!

          2. Honestly that’s all I know Linda, as this post is from 2018. Thanks