With the weather warming up, it’s time to spruce up your outdoor space. Adding extra decor and design ideas to your deck can transform it into a special space that your family will love. No matter the type of deck or material, there are many ways to make it your own or decorate it to fit a theme.
Deck It Out
Whether you live in a small home or own large acreage with ample space, there are deck plans and designs that can increase your curb appeal, property value, and ability to entertain guests. If you feel like your deck area needs an upgrade or you have just installed one and want to make it your own, here are some ideas to get you started.
1. Plenty of Seating
Transform your deck by adding some stylish furniture. By doing this you can turn your outdoor space into something beautiful and functional. A great way to give your deck a color boost is to get some comfortable cushions for your furniture.
2. Add a Wooden Lattice Screen
For those homeowners who want more outdoor privacy, a wooden lattice screen is a perfect addition. This gives the feel of personal space but without being cut off from the rest of the garden. It will also improve the look of your deck.
3. Add Plants
One of the most effective ways to improve the look of your decking is with container plants. You don’t have to spend a lot and the color they add to the decking is amazing.
4. Paint It
Painting your deck a new color could transform the look and give it added punch. Popular colors include brown, red, blue, and gray.
5. A Water Feature
Nothing is more relaxing than listening to the sound of water. Adding a water feature to your decking will take your deck to the next level. Some great-looking water fountains and decorative items on the market will blend in well with your deck.
6. Light it Up
Optimize your deck experience with lighting. Lighting helps set the mood and provides a way to use this space in the evening. It will also increase your home's security, safety, and beauty.
There are many options to consider when it comes to deck lighting. Some include under rail lighting, rope lighting, well lights, stair lights, bench lights, chandeliers and even cordless LED lamps.
7. Rugs for Texture
You can brighten up your deck with a unique rug for the deck floor. Rugs give an outdoor space warmth and texture. Consider a pattern or geometric shapes in fun colors.
Deck Designs for Optimal Usage
The best deck design tip is to base it on the needs of those who will be using it. Do you entertain a lot? Do you have children or pets? Your lifestyle will determine the type of deck to add to your outdoor space. The size of your backyard or patio can also be a factor in the deck design you choose.
If you have a family that likes to entertain a lot of people and different activities are happening at once, a multi-tiered deck with separate elevations may be ideal. If you have a smaller backyard, a one-level deck with a built-in bench seat will suffice. Some basic types of decks include:
- Free Standing Deck
- Attached Deck
- Covered Porch
- Screened Porch
- All-Season Exterior Room
Before you begin the deck design, think about what you’ll want on your deck and how much space these items will take up. Items can include a barbecue grill, table and chairs, or a conversation pit. Also consider where stairs will go, if needed, access through doors, and how traffic will flow.
When deciding on size, a width of twelve feet is a happy medium. Eight-foot decks are narrow with little room for a grill or furniture. Sixteen-foot decks can feel large and empty; however, they are big enough to accommodate a hot tub or outdoor fireplace.
If you’re thinking about adding a rectangular deck, consider an angled bump-out for more space. This is also a great spot to set up an outdoor dining room, an outdoor kitchen, or a full-service bar for dinners and parties. There are many options for deck railings. You can choose rustic, wrought iron, or rope.
Home Remodeling Professionals
Get ready to spend more time outdoors by adding a new deck to your home. Finnteriors can create the perfect space for your family. Our team can guide you in determining what design and features will work best for your home.
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