Beachy decor is a no brainer when you live this close to the beach. When you buy an Outer Banks home, you’ll feel like every day is a beach day with shore decor! Check out some houses that Resort Realty Real Estate has for sale and get some beachy chic inspiration to bring the beach to your home!

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Make your bedroom a seaside heaven with colors as warm as a sunny day in June! Add touches of beach treasures like starfish, shells, and driftwood to have a never ending beach day. With the tan walls and carpet in the Manteo home for sale pictured above, the warm accessories make it super cozy!

 

Cozy Coastal Kitchen

Give your kitchen that vacation beach home feel with tan and blue details! Natural colors like the bar stools like the one pictured from Pottery Barn and the wall hanging bottle opener warm up your space while blue accents like rugs and storage give you the feel of cool ocean water! The kitchen in this Kill Devil Hills home for sale is the perfect backdrop for all your new accessories!

 

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Pineapples are a symbol of good friendship and hospitality, so why not decorate your dining room with them! Pineapple accents on the walls and wine glasses are fun and the blue china will make you feel like you’re right at the beach. To see more of the Nags Head home for sale above, click here!

 

 

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Greys, whites, and blues make for a perfect coastal bathroom! Driftwood-esque mirrors and octopus bath mat details are essential for a fresh and clean beachy bathroom! In this newly built Nags Head home, there’s so much potential to make it your own beachy home. To see more, click here!

 

Warmer weather is upon us! On those nice, mild Spring and Summer days, it’s nice to have a cold glass of sweet tea, sit out on the pizer (local slang for porch), and relax.  Check out some of these Outer Banks vacation homes with awesome porches for relaxing and watching the sunset or sunrise!

Dream Catcher (1515) – Corolla

Dream Catcher features ocean views perfect for watching the sunrise in the morning with your coffee! Relax with your family and friends on the porch and take in the beauty of the Outer Banks.

 

Herbie’s (5005) – Kill Devil Hills

Herbie’s has the best of both worlds. It gives you amazing views of the ocean from your porch and is a smaller beach rental that’s perfect for a small family or group of friends!

 

The Tug (5742) – Nags Head

With unobstructed ocean views, the porch at The Tug will be one of your favorite spots! Oh, and the cute, comfy, coastal decorations inside the condo make it that much better!

 

Miss Grace (5446) – Nags Head

Miss Grace is a classic Outer Banks beach home with modern updates and a killer ocean view. The wrap around porch features some amazing hammocks, chairs, and picnic tables so the whole family can chill out and have some quality porch time.

 

Beach Blessing (4100) – Duck

Beach Blessing in Duck features 9 bedrooms, 10 and a half bathrooms, and endless porch opportunities. Balconies overlooking the private pool and the ocean provide the perfect porch sitting recipe!

 

Chez Scov II (7043) – Rodanthe

Perfect for small families, Chez Scov II has everything. A full kitchen, plenty of lounge area, and to top it all off, a killer porch overlooking the ocean! Enjoy a sunrise breakfast or just relax after a long beach day and watch the waves roll in. Either way, you can’t go wrong!

 

Doodlebug (2060) – Corolla 

DoodleBug offers a killer view of local wildlife in the undeveloped land adjacent to the home and the ocean! Put these two together and you have the perfect set up for watching a phenomenal sunrise off of the back porch!

 

Seaducktion (3675) – Duck

Seaducktion is located right in the middle of Duck, so you can see the sunrise soundside and the sunset oceanside. The hammock swings, hammock chairs, and Adirondack chairs offer enough seating for everyone in your group so you can hang out, spend some time together, and relax on the porch like locals do.

 

 

It may not feel like it now, but spring is right around the corner! Next Monday the 20th, to be exact! A little can go a long way with updating your home for spring. It’s easy, inexpensive, and always fun to have something fresh and new. Bust those winter blues with a few spring updates around your home.

Add Curb Appeal

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Planting a fun flowerbed or a window box can add instant spring flair to your home. Pick colorful flowers like azaleas or zinnias to make your home bloom!

 

Primp Your Porch

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Everyone needs a little porch time. That’s where friendships grow and memories are made! Surround yourself with green plants, hydrangeas, and wicker furniture to put yourself in the spring mode.

 

Lighten Up Your Room

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Rise and shine to a spring inspired bedroom every morning. Fresh flowers and soft colors in a comforter, rugs, or pillows will make you feel right at home and ready to take on the day.

 

Accessorize Your Living Area

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Little additions like textured pillows and rugs and bright curtains are sure to beat the winter blues. Little changes can make a big difference when the weather warms up!

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Vintage Botanical Prints are beautiful. Who doesn't love free printable wall art too? These vintage inspired Spring prints would make a great addition to your spring decor by placing them on a table or hanging them on your wall. livealughrowe.com

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The internet is full of different free, downloadable prints that are sure to brighten any room. Our favorites? Floral prints that are the epitome of spring. You can frame pictures you download and print on your own or, websites like Society 6 feature a bunch of framed prints you can choose from that’ll ship right to your door.

 

Set It Up

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Your kitchen table deserves a spring update too! Making centerpieces with succulents adds an easy, fresh touch to your dining table, especially since succulents are inexpensive and aren’t hard to take care of!

 

 

 

 

 

You don’t need a vast knowledge of seafood or to spend a whole afternoon tending to the fire pit to make this iconic summer feast. All you need is a picnic table at your beach house, beautiful Outer Banks weather, and your hungry family and friends. With the steamer pot from Mulligan’s, you can order ahead, pick up, and enjoy! These custom steamer pots are perfect for your next Outer Banks style clambake. Piled high with red bliss potatoes, corn on the cob, and a choice of seafood like lobster, crabs, clams, or mussels, your clambake will feature some of the OBX’s best ingredients. And when you spread all that goodness on a picnic table by the ocean, you’ll have an instant summertime party.

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The beautiful thing about clambakes is that they can be thrown together for a casual dinner, or planned for a sharp and chic family sit down. Dress up your meal with beautiful dinner details like serving bowls, platters and placemats like these we found at The Cotton Gin, and make your OBX clambake one for the books.

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Make a seaside clambake part of your Outer Banks tradition! With gourmet quality kitchens, oceanfront views, and local seafood pros, any dinner will be special in a Resort Realty rental. Book with Resort Realty today and let us help you get your getaway started!

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If you’re planning to put your house on the market, it goes without saying that you’re hoping it sells as soon as possible and that it sells at your asking price. Image is everything and Resort Realty is here to help you prepare your home for sale. Check out our tips for Preparing Your Home for Sale!

 

Curb Appeal Is Key

Your home’s exterior is what is going to catch the buyer’s eye right off the bat. An overgrown yard, unattractive fence, or empty porch is going to turn them away.

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– Your front door is going to be one of the biggest first impressions; make sure it’s clean and painted if necessary

– Plants, door wreaths, a catchy welcome mat, and even new house numbers and little improvements that make a huge impact on how your house is seen

– Make sure your outdoor areas like porches, patios, and deck are neat and tidy

– Keep your lawn mowed and watered, weeds pulled, and bushes and trees trimmed

Touch Up The Inside

Prospective buyers often can’t see past the homeowners’ decor to see what’s most important about the house. Neutral, appealing decorations can help the buyer see important details like the floor plan and space the home has to offer.

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– Make sure you paint any room that needs a touch-up; neutral colors can help create a sophisticated backdrop

– Clean your windows, drapes, carpets, ceiling fans, and appliances as well as normal cleaning

– Increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures (aim for a total of 100 watts for each 50 square feet)

 

Set The Stage For An Open House

You can’t decorate your home to please everyone, but neutral decor and minimal clutter will showcase your home in the best light.
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– Rearrange your furniture for a quick and easy new look

– Remove any unnecessary objects from counters, tabletops, and dressers

– Place fresh flowers throughout your home

– Set dining room tables and bars as if you were hosting a dinner party

– Up the coziness factor and arrange throw pillows and soft blankets on couches and beds to allow the buyer to feel more relaxed and at home

Follow these tips and your home will definitely be selling in no time!

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