3 Summer Themes & Color Schemes (Plus a Couple of Bold Color Tips!)

You’ve probably seen Drew Barrymore’s new home line, Flower Home, popping up all over the place since its recent debut. And, for good reason — with summer just around the corner, the eclectic, bohemian vibe couldn’t have come at a better time. It has a global, collected look and whether it’s mixed and matched, layered and paired together, or, is singled out in smaller doses, there are tons of awesome color combos and themes within the collection. Today, I’m sharing three summer looks, including my own sunny entertaining setup (plus, a few easy color tips!), curated from the new line.

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Lemon & Lavender

I love bold color in small, easily interchangeable doses. While I prefer a neutral backdrop for the majority of our home, when it comes to entertaining, I don’t hold back. This is when I really go for it and I’m pretty much open to any vibrant hue, pattern or floral combo.

Yellow and purple summer party theme ideas

Nervous about bringing in color? Think bold hues like yellow are a little tricky? Here are a few easy tips that may help when incorporating them.

  1. Identify the hue you want to introduce in nature… and then bring it into the setting. I’m talkin’ fruit, flowers, stems, leaves, etc.; it’s an easy integration and will make the whole look appear more intentional and planned. Here, I have lemons, blackberries, flowers, (and while not “natural”, foil on the beverage bottles)… the stage is set and coordinated.
  2. Bring in a colorful “buddy”. If you’re wanting to bring a color into your decor but feel like it looks too stark compared to everything else, bring in a complimentary color. For example — Imagine if this look had no purple. My mind would probably tell me it was sunshine-y, yellow overload. Bringing in the pinks and purples makes it no less yellow, but helps to keep it more evened out and less “alarming”. Make sense?
  3. Balance with more plain neutrals to break everything up. To keep even my brightest, layered looks feeling authentic and like me, I always try to balance the most colorful pieces with more plain/classic staples. For example, I used THIS colorful Vintage Marble Jamaican Yellow Dinnerware Set as my starting point, along with matching grocery store flowers, purple floral napkins, and a yellow buffalo check hand towel from THIS set. To balance it out, I went more simple with these favorite clear hobnail goblets, white tray, classic gold flatware, and natural vase. If you have some layers to break it up, you can do anything.

Drew Barrymore Flower Line Favorites- yellow and purple party favorites

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Purple and yellow flower and lemon entertaining for summer

Summer entertaining with a lemon theme

Drew Barrymore Flower Line Favorites with yellow and purple flower scheme

Summer party theme colors- yellow, and lavender purple

And just like my summer entertaining look, you can can see how each of my bold color tips above can be applied to decor and shelf styling. 1. yellow in nature — check! (lemons & tulips (; 2. color buddy — check! (green); 3. intense color broken up and layered — check! (with white frames, mats, and ceramic).

Drew Barrymore Flower Line Favorites- how to style a summer sideboard

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Drew Barrymore Collection Favorites- yellow art prints and vases for table styling

Even though I was drawn to the yellows in the collection (I’ve been craving bright, happy vibes for summer!), there are several other themes and color stories that can be singled out in the line.

Two More Summer Themes

Drew Barrymore FLower Collection Summer Decor Themes

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Like all Walmart orders, Flower Home orders of $35+ ship free. You can see the full collection HERE — with some really fun pieces, it’s more affordable than most bohemian home decor lines you may be used to 😉 And, just like any specific style, my favorite way to incorporate some of the more bohemian, colorful pieces from this collection is to mix them with standards I already have — choose a couple of things; not everything to bring the vibe to the space.

One of my favorites is the set of woven, macrame baskets. It comes with three fabric bins of varying sizes and can “fit” in just about any room, regardless of season or style. They are great “planters” (with a plastic dish inside)… (small shown below)

Boho indoor plant containers

and can be used in indoor or outdoor living spaces. They make great toy storage, car organizers, or a catchall for shoes in the entry/mudroom and at $70 for the full set, that breaks down to about $23/basket.

Boho outdoor living decor

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Have new summer colors you’re craving to bring into your home this summer? Share in the comment section below!

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  1. 5.7.19

    So I would NEVER have thought to pair purple and yellow – I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this look! Yellow honestly kinda scares me but you’ve made it do-able. Love your picks from Flower Home that make it all work!

  2. 5.7.19
    Lois said:

    I’d love to know where the big, round mirror is from.
    You’ve got a wonderful talent. Everything you put together looks magnificent!