Country Sampler's Summer Decorating 2017

The 2017 issue of Country Sampler's Summer Decorating will take you on a sunny summertime romp through bright and beautiful decorating and creative DIY projects. Tour magical retreats and relaxing homes, gain tips for adding color to your home, and discover fresh and exciting decorating projects to create.

decorating and project features

Dress Up Your Front Door

Add a welcoming touch to your entry with bright flowers and summertime touches.

Patriotic Porch Redo: From Drab to Fab!

Celebrate the summer months by taking your porch from drab to fab with our patriotic porch makeover.

Lighten & Brighten

Bring warm-weather vibes to every room of your house with quick touches that let the sun shine inwards.

Happy Havens

Pretty, practical and personalized, these three fashionable she sheds will inspire envy and motivate you to erect your own just-for-me retreat.

Waterfront Fun

Whether located near a pond, river or ocean, a waterfront party always spells summertime fun. With these quick decorating ideas, you can set the scene for your own casual coastal-themed get-together.

Backyard Beauties

Add whimsy and style to your garden wtih a few of these easy-to-make creations.

Illuminating Ideas

These DIY lights are perfect for adding ambience to backyard parties as well as quiet evenings outdoors.

15 Easy-to-Build (But Super Cool) Birdhouses

Feather your nest with DIY birdhouses bursting with whimsical motifs and stylish embellishments.

Restyled Souvenirs

Vacation memories don't have to be relegated to photo frames and scrapbooks. Try these innovative ideas for enjoying your travel keepsakes throughout the year.

home tours

Let the Sunshine In

Textures, colors and a stunning view give this coastal home personality plus.

Pining for Summer Space

Rustic wood elements and soft, summery colors give this cozy northern Minnesota "Shadeau outside-the-box style.

Trailer, Sweet Trailer

Cheery colors and vintage design turns this 1970 camper into a North Carolina couple's "very happy place."

A Cozy Creek-Side Creation

Georgia homeowner uses longtime collections to decorate an inviting and warm creek-side porch.

What's Old Is New Again

A historical home-turned-event space in a Kansas City suburb brims with vintage charm.


Web Surfing

Check out these treasures and treats from cyberspace.

Cool Crafting Finds

Make it easy to create and decorate with some of the new materials and tools available today.

Easy Living Gifts & Decor

Our favorite products to give your home a sunny touch.