A glimpse of summer living at its finest and
a peek in my summer sanctuary at home.

Reflection of the bed pillows and mirror in my summer bedroom - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Picture yourself walking down the coastline with the waves lapping at your feet, the sun warming your back, and with every step, the cares of the world melting away.

Wasn’t it refreshing taking that brief mental break to envision yourself strolling down the shore?

Those times on the sandy edges of Lake Michigan are my favorite, especially after indulging in a picnic at on beach.

When we’ve walked as far as we can, we’ll go back to our spot on the beach.  There we’ll settle into our sand chairs to read, watch the nearby kids play, soak up the sun, and take a few dips in the big lake to cool off.

As the sun moves across the sparkling waters, we decide that before we’re toasted to a crisp we need to pack up and drag our very relaxed bodies home.

It’s hard to leave that slice of heaven… but we have another sanctuary waiting for us.


Bed and side table and lamp boho cottage style decor - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


At home, after putting everything away, showering, and enjoying a light supper we are done for the day.  Since our bodies have totally relaxed from a day at the beach, we turn in early for the night. It’s not lights out, just yet. There’s nothing better to complete the day than laying in the coolness of our bed, reading or watching a video, before tucking in to sleep.

Our bedroom is a sanctuary to envelop us at the end of a lovely summer day.  It’s like the perfect punctuation to a day of relaxation.  It turns our day at the beach into a vacation… even though we never left town.


Stylish summer bedroom decorated in a cottage boho style - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


I love our bedroom in the summer.  It’s decorated with soft aqua and coral accent colors.  It’s such a happy and peaceful spot with its sort of boho meets cottage style decor.

Earlier this spring I ordered bedside tables with some gift cards I had.  They are so charming.  And just recently Wayfair sent me these lovely clear glass lamps, which I got to choose.  They couldn’t be more perfect for my bedroom as it’s decorated for summer.


Beautiful glass bedside table lamp and accessories for summer - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Don’t you love their simplicity?  Simple and a little glamorous too. Kind of like jewelry for my bedroom.  And they’re the perfect size for my bedside table and for reading in bed.

Ahhh… summer living… isn’t it just the best?

And with my sparkly lamps, the sun is always shining in my sanctuary space.

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  • Do you have a place in your home that you go to for peace and refreshment? 
  • What do you do to refresh your bedroom for summer living?

I’m so grateful to have been chosen as a Wayfair Homemaker this year.

Catch up on my past posts…

Two “Green” Thumbs Up for Small Space Container Gardening

9 Easy Tips for a Simple Picnic on the Beach

And watch for more posts from me featuring inspiring ways to make your home and lifestyle more beautiful with products from Wayfair.


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  1. Linda Dresselhaus says

    This is really lovely, Diane! It really does feel like a vacation at the beach!

  2. Gail says

    Simple and elegant, perfect combination

  3. Minnie says

    Awww….a day at the beach. I can smell the vinegar grandma would put on me to help the sun burn that I would always get. Sandcastles, swimming, lunch covered in sand thanks to me, seashell collecting and if daddy is with us, fishing! Your post gave me a flood of beautiful sweet memories and I thank you.
    Your summer bedroom is scrumptious. Perfect ending to a wonderful day.
    Love the colors and the little nightstands are too cute.
    Oppsy….I just got sand all over everything ?
    Blessings to you!

    • Ha! There’s nothing like having sandy feet after a day at the beach. It’s kind of like taking all those good memories created with you. 😉 And speaking of memories… what a lovely stroll through those sandy memories… loved it!
      Thanks too, too, Minnie, for your kind words about my bedroom and the nightstands. They were another of God’s amazing blessings!!
      Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  4. Jean says

    Very pretty. I like your style!

    • Thanks, Jean!! I smile every time I walk into my bedroom. It’s definitely my happy place. 😉

  5. Gwen says

    This looks beautiful!! Each item looks perfectly balanced and I like the macrame on the shams. You picked great lamps to go with your new side tables!! Don’t you like how we are always evolving in our decor styles no matter what our budgets? I don’t decorate my room for seasons anymore but I did add an extra chair in our room which creates a new feel. My room s where I read my iPad.
    Happy Weekend.

    • Thank you, so much Gwen!!! Except for the lamps, this was definitely a budget decorating project. I’ll do another post about some of the other decor elements… it will be a fun one.
      You must be truly enjoying your space with the extra chair now. How nice to have a new reading spot. 😀

  6. Your bedroom looks beautiful, Diane, and those lamps are extraordinary! I really love how you pulled the look all together. Your style and eye for decor always inspires me.

    • Awww… thanks, Mary Beth!! I am so in love with those lamps. 😉 You know how to say the nicest things. xo

  7. Diana says

    Those lamps are a great touch what a lovely retreat!! I love the coastal look!

    • Diane says

      Awww… thanks, Diana! I sort of feel like those lamps were made for me. 😉
      Have a blessed day!! xo

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