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Cozy Boho Summer Living Room

Cozy Boho Summer Living Room: lots of white textured pillows, white lanterns, candles, twinkle lights and woodland touches give this living room the perfect summer neutral boho look.

Cozy Boho Summer Living Room: lots of white textured pillows, white lanterns, candles, twinkle lights and woodland touches give this living room the perfect summer neutral boho look.Today I’m sharing our cozy boho living room refresh for summer.  Although you tend to think of spending cozy nights down there with a movie and the fireplace on during the winter, it’s actually perfect for summer.Cozy Boho Living RoomIt’s always so nice and cool and the perfect spot to beat the heat in the summer, especially after a long fun day in the sun.  It’s a great spot to retreat too when it’s just too hot outside, or for the evening after  enjoying the sun all day.

Cozy Boho Living Room

This room really is one of my favourites.  It’s the first room in this house that I really designed myself.  I worked with my brother-in-law from Benjamin Woodworks to design the fireplace and he brought it to life.  I still love the wood and concrete we used almost 10 years later.  Back then wallpaper was just beginning to emerge again, and I used some wall decals to add the birch.  I still love the birch detail on the back wall, and it inspired this design.

Birch, Woodland, and Ferns

After adding lots of plants other places in the house, I knew I wanted to add some plants into this space.  But with the birch it seemed like succulents and palms weren’t really the right fit.  I took my cue from the forest, and added some ferns for a summer woodland feel.

Cozy Boho Summer Living Room

I was going for a kind of boho, summery, white, glamping kind of a vibe and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

Adding Boho Inspired Pillows

To freshen up the space I added in some boho inspired textured pillows.  There’s a combo of some I made -see the tutorial here, some plain linen, some really textured ones with lots of fun pom poms and fringe.  I kept it all white and cream, and I mostly used cotton and linen so it would feel a little lighter and fresher for summer.  It’s amazing what a difference pillows can make to a space.

Cozy Boho Living RoomThis really looks like the perfect spot to curl up and beat the heat with a  movie and a bowl of popcorn in the afternoon.

Cozy Boho Summer Living RoomCoffee Table Wonderland

On my coffee table/toy chest I created a little twinkle light, candle, lantern wonderland.

white lanterns

I used a combination of old lanterns, and lacey tea light holders.

white lantern and twinkle lights



Then I wove a string of wire mini-lights around them.  It’s like a magical fairy campground, but with no mosquitoes.  So pretty much perfect.

boho lanterns

The Fireplace

Over on the fireplace mantel, I kept my deer head friend, and added a few twinkle lights to his antlers.

summer mantelOn the shelves there’s a combination of lanterns and candles that I already had.

Cozy Boho Summer Living RoomThe fact that they’re all white really brings the space together.

Cozy Boho Summer Living Room

I added in a new set of little mushrooms.  I love the combination of the wood and concrete, and mushrooms fit the forest woodland feel perfectly.

cement and wood mushrooms

The fern garland is a real favourite in the room.

fern garland



I made it with a couple stems of faux fern.  I cut them down into individual pieces using some wire cutters, and used simple jute twine to tie them into a garland.

summer mantelSo simple, and so perfectly summer forest feeling.

Cozy Boho Summer Living RoomI added in some real white hydrangeas and ferns from my garden.

white hydrangeas But all the other ferns are faux, so supper easy, and no need to worry about watering during summer vacation.

Cozy Boho Living Room

Cozy Boho Living Room

Cozy Boho  Living Room

With a Cozy Boho Summer Living Room, life really is a party!

You might also like our Summer Home Tour here.

Boho summer home tour

Also check out our Late Summer Home Tour here.

You might also like our Mustard Yellow and Pink Summer Home Tour here.

Mustard Yellow and PInk Summer Home Tour: a neutral space gets some colour with yellow and pink decor including candles, flowers, pillows, and new art.

2 Comments

  1. Beautiful! Love love the changes! I am in the middle of changing things around in my house too. I just have to go through and clean out and rearrange my home from time to time it just makes me feel better. I just have to know how you got your deer head to stick to the mirror! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hi Joanne, thank you so much for the lovely comment. I stuck the deer head to the mirror with one of those 3M Command hooks, that are removable. Love them, they work so well without leaving a mark on the wall….or mirror.
    Dannyelle

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