6 Home Beautifying Tips

If you’re hoping to beautify your home either because it’s new for you, it’s past time for a change or maybe you’re fixing it up to sell it in the near future, here are six tips to help you along.


1. Paint with natural hues.
Cover up the drastically bold colors. Modern design experts suggest painting rooms in a natural hue to give the home a free-flowing feel.

2. Keep it simple.
Ornate decorations, mirrors and picture frames make a room feel busier than it needs to be. Instead, go with versions that feature clean lines for a more aesthetically pleasing and tidier look.

3. Clean and de-clutter.
Take some time to thoroughly clean and de-clutter your home. Use storage to get rid of anything you don’t immediately use or need or sell a few things off in a yard sale. Starting with as clean a canvas as possible will make the job of beautifying your home much easier.

4. Choose modern art.
Classic artwork gives a room a stuffy, museum feel, while modern art makes the room feel larger. For the best result, choose a piece of art that has a color within it that matches the color of the wall it is being hung on.

5. Avoid fleeting trends.
In interior decorating, trends are just temporary. This means today’s hot design trick or must-have element will soon be passé. Unless you have the budget and the time to continually update your home’s interior, stick with tried and true design tricks like those mentioned here.

6. Add an antique element.
If you’re going to have a decorative item on display, make it an antique. Antiques will sometimes have a patina on them that can add a sense of warmth and style to any room.

If you’re in the market for a new house, consider the Calabash NC real estate that Sloane Realty has available. Whether you’re looking for a condo, home or a piece of property to build on, there’s surely a piece of Calabash NC real estate that will be just what you’re looking for. All of the beautifying tips we’ve suggested here will look good in whichever piece of Calabash NC real estate you set your heart on.

Replace Your Unsightly Flooring

carpetSo you own a beach house, are about to purchase a beach house, or have Ocean Isle Real Estate you want to sell? That’s great news! You’re one of the lucky ones. But you say the floors of your property are in awful shape and you want to replace them? Not a problem!

You’re probably wondering what type of flooring you should consider when living in a beach community. You want something practical, that’s for certain.

The next consideration needs to be, is this your beach house or your primary residence? Does it really make a difference? A beach house is designed for fun. Walking in, straight from the beach and tracking water and sand across the floors is commonplace in a second home. If this is the case, more utilitarian options for the floors are a practical solution.

A berber carpet, or low cut loop is a good choice as the carpet piles are not likely to capture and retain sand and the little bit of water tracked in will not hurt the carpet because it will dry quickly. An olefin loop will be nearly waterproof and a great option as well.

For hard surfaces, tile is always a good choice as it easily sweeps clean and sand will not scratch or degrade the finish.

If you like the look of wood — and more and more people are turning to it these days based on all of the Ocean Isle Real Estate we see — an engineered hardwood that can live up to the changes in moisture is great, but an aluminum oxide finish is preferred.

If this is your primary residence, of course, you can be a little more focused on style and design and a little less focused on functionality. If you plan on heading to the beach regularly, I would still keep an eye on the basics listed above.

Keep in mind beach color palettes tend to be light — whitewashed woods, light nautical themed tiles, and blue and green tones tend to fit in quite well in the coastal area.

Overall, when shopping for flooring for your Ocean Isle Real Estate, keep an eye on function as well as on your beautiful surroundings for design inspiration.