As the seasons changed, we had seven talented blogger friends greet summer with beautifully decorated homes in our Entryways of Summer blog hop. Featuring Balsam Hill’s florals, topiaries and home accessories, this tour was brimming with creative ideas and inspiration on how to decorate our surroundings for the season.

Cheery and realistic topiaries added vibrant color to this entryway

Read on and find out how summer made a lovely entrance in the homes of our talented blogger partners.

Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies

A profusion of colorful flowers created a vivid focal point on this marble tabletop

Summer started off vibrantly in Danielle’s home, as the entryway greeted guests with the bright-colored petals of magenta, peach and light pink dahlia flower stems, all placed in a sleek glass vase. Pink and white snapdragons were artfully arranged in a jute bag that can be carried and placed around the home with ease, freshening up any empty nook. Danielle marveled at the realism of the fiddle leaf fig potted tree — from the detailed veins on the leaves down to the faux earth in the pot — which she placed in the mudroom for a lush, rustic appeal. A sturdy yet beautiful outdoor mat served to welcome guests to this refined home in style.

Emily of the Wicker House

Topiaries and flowers added unique textures to this white entryway

Artificial plants and flowers with the lively colors of summer brightened Emily’s white entryway. In a rattan basket, she placed assorted hydrangea stems in charming blue, green, and white snowball bunches. A realistic fidde leaf fig plant and a Meyer lemon topiary stood out against the pristine white walls. She also took note of the meaningful detailing of the Welcome Pineapple Stormguard Mat, perfect for embodying the season’s warmth and hospitality.

Erica of Dwell Beautiful

Intricate designs and elements on this porch made it more interesting

Erica turned a barely furnished porch into a welcoming space by brightening the gray motif with contrasting pink, peach, and white snapdragon and dahlia flower stems. She complemented her metal scrollwork bench and striped end table beautifully using a cloche filled with radiant fairy string lights and a realistic Large Cone Ivybridge Topiary. The finishing touch was the Peony Flower Wreath with its vibrant pink hues, standing out against the dark, rich wood of the porch’s front door.

Stacy of Not Just A Housewife

Tulips in a contemporary hanging vase added dimension to Stacy’s décor

An immaculate white entryway was the canvas Stacy decorated with the bright tones of Balsam Hill’s artificial flowers. Pink tulip flower stems hung from the ceiling in a suspended vase, matched by dahlias positioned on a nearby end table.  She planted basil, cilantro, oregano, and rosemary in our square garden pots outside her kitchen door for quick pickings during meals. Her Meyer lemon tree served as a dining room centerpiece, with its bright fruit matching the yellow tulip stems displayed on a corner stool.

Sarah of Little Red Brick House

Lifelike white magnolias served as an eye-catching accent for this mudroom

Elegant greenery stood out against Sarah’s red brick entryway. A Diana Rose Flower Wreath was displayed above a charming wooden nook embellished with upcycled trellises. An outdoor rattan planter filled with a Chinese evergreen and a Parisian Parquet Stormguard Mat added neutral touches around the doorway, while white delphinium stems bloomed out of a charming toolbox on a nearby bench.

Jamie of So Much Better with Age

A trio of blooms added contrasting lushness to the utilitarian grays of this front porch

Jamie gave her porch a summer makeover by sprucing up its gray color palette with greenery. A Montauk Succulent Wreath was framed beautifully against a black utility door, while a pair of rattan basket planters with freshly picked flowers flanked the entryway. Her outdoor mat pulled together the whole look with its neutral hue that matched the alternating gray and white tiles of her newly painted paver stones.

Melaine of My Sweet Savannah

White peonies were the centerpiece of this cozy nook of laid-back neutrals

Melaine placed white peony stems in a white and blue china vase in her living room, creating a focal point for the neutral tones of the wooden coffee table and the sofa. Outdoor Rattan Basket Planters were filled with pink wildflowers and placed outside, the woven material blending well with the natural cottage look inside her home.

We hope these sunshine-filled homes inspire you to spruce up your own spaces for the summer! Join our flash giveaway on Facebook for a chance to win your own realistic floral stems. For more vibrant summer décor ideas, visit

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