January 18, 2016 / By Trusst Builder Group
In New Hanover County, North Carolina, the winters are generally mild with chilly days and cold evenings peppered here and there throughout the season. As a result, it’s not uncommon for many homes in the area to feature outdoor rooms for year-round outside entertaining.
If you’re a new homeowner in the coastal Carolina region and you want to make your outdoor room cozy and inviting and suitable for use even on the chillier days, then here are six easy makeover tips from Trusst’s New Hanover County home builders that will turn your outdoor space into an extension of your home’s indoor warmth.
Add Warmth With Rugs and Curtains
Even though coastal living in the winter typically doesn’t involve snow, the winds that come in off of the ocean can be cold. Adding thick outdoor curtains to your covered outdoor space will help cut down the severity of those winds quite drastically. Placing a large indoor-outdoor rug on the floor of the space will add an extra layer of insulation between your feet and the flooring in addition to making the space look more finished.
Add an Outdoor Fireplace
What better way to fend off the cold than by sitting in front of a roaring fire? Whether you want a fire pit, a simple fire bowl, or a full-sized hearth, there are dozens of different types and styles of outdoor fireplaces you can choose from, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your outdoor design scheme.
Accent Your Outdoor Furnishings With Plush Pillows
Big, plush pillows not only add a layer of opulence to your outdoor living space, but they actually absorb heat really well. Simply adorning your outdoor furniture with soft pillows will add another layer of comfort and warmth to your patio. Here’s a bonus tip – choosing pillow fabrics of a warm tone will also help give the allusion of the space being warm and inviting from the get-go. Such colors include rich chocolates, gold, and cream.
Keep Blankets Within Reach
A great way to add color, texture, and a little design flair to your outdoor furniture is to drape blankets over the backs of your outdoor chairs and sofas. This not only looks great, but it puts with blankets within easy reach for those who need a little bit more protection from the chilly temperatures. Keeping a few extra blankets rolled up in a basket near the door will ensure you always have enough for your guests.
Grow a Living Wind Barrier
Growing a living wind barrier doesn’t happen overnight, but start planning it now and in a year or two, your outdoor living space will be surrounded by lush greenery that will not only serve as protection from the wind, but it will also add a layer of natural beauty around your outdoor living space that can’t be beat.
Install Unique Accent Lighting
Adding some unique forms of lighting throughout your outdoor living space lends a magical feel to the space when the sun starts setting. Accent lighting makes it possible to enjoy your outdoor space even as the nights turn longer and it can be used to really bring alive the subtle nuances you’ve created in your space. Whether you choose to string some lights through the nearby trees or you want to accent your space using Oriental-themed lanterns, you’ll find an endless variety of lights available to you for making your outdoor living space beautiful, inviting, and elegant.
Want a New Home Designed Just for You? Call Trusst’s New Hanover County Home Builders
What do you want in your dream home? An extra-large kitchen? A state-of-the-art entertainment room? A beautiful outdoor living space? With Trusst Builder Group’s New Hanover County home builders, you’re able to have it all and at a price you won’t believe.
If you are interested in learning more about Trusst’s new home building process or if you want to make an appointment with one of our custom home builders in New Hanover County, just call us today at 910-371-0304.