Change Your Décor for the Summer


Nervous about traveling? Our simple decor changes can make your house feel like you’re on vacation. Check home builders in Brunswick County models for ideas, too.

 Are you uneasy about traveling this summer and planning a staycation instead? Just a few simple changes to your decor for summer can make your house feel almost like a vacation home. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

 Decorate Your Deck

  • If your deck or patio furniture is looking a bit worse for wear, give it a good cleaning and a coat of fresh paint. Add chair cushions in a pattern you love. And put a citronella candle in an attractive container on a table to keep the mosquitoes away.

  • Hang strings of colorful lights on the deck railings.

  • Bring your plants outside. They’ll appreciate the fresh air and sunshine, and they’ll make your deck look great. Add flowering plants for some color in all that green.

  • An indoor/outdoor rug can also add some color to your deck or patio.

  • Build a firepit and spend your evenings toasting marshmallows and making s’mores.

  • Many of our homes are designed for outdoor summer living with front porches and room for spacious decks and patios. And a staycation in one of the communities where we and other home builders in Brunswick County work can be as active and as much fun as going away.

 Bring Summer Indoors

Just a few simple changes will transform your home from winter cozy to summer sunny and breezy.

  • Replace your winter duvet cover with one made from cotton or linen. Choose a light color or a beach pattern and add matching or coordinating pillow shams and pillowcases.

  • Reinvent your bathroom with a beach-themed shower curtain and a coordinating bathmat and towels.

  • Fill your home with subtle summer scents, like citrus or tropical flowers. Skip the supermarket though, and treat yourself to wonderful fragrances from a gift shop or online retailer.

  • Replace your heavy drapes with knotted rope or light, flowy curtains.

  • Cut the flowers from your garden and put them in small vases scattered around your house.

  • For a summery look, roll up your heavy area rugs and replace them with rugs made from bamboo or a woven material.

 Trusst Builder Group has been working in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties since 1992. No matter what time of year it is, we can make your housing dreams come true. To learn more, just contact us.