Your deck can often serve as an oasis from the hassles of the outside world or simply be used as an inviting outdoor meeting place for friends and family. Of course, outdoor decks that have great decorating ideas behind them can offer even more value to a homeowner, making it a almost a home outside the home.
Below are 10 decorating ideas for your outdoor decks that will help make it a dynamic place:
Given that remaining outside subjects everything on the deck to the wide range of changing weather conditions, using wicker tables and chairs can address the problem. Using waterproof fabric for cushions offers added protection and wicker simply looks better than plastic.
A Protective Cover
By hanging flowers or planting trees around the deck, you receive an added layer of privacy that looks natural and blends in with the overall look of your deck. Best of all, the cost of this will pale compared to other measures.
Investing in a Trellis
Before hanging anything, choosing to purchase a trellis and then installing it will help put the plan in motion. It’s an inexpensive consideration that offers the potential to add a layer of enviable ambience for a homeowner.
Splurge on Deck Staining
Privacy shouldn’t be the only reason for certain areas to be covered. Applying quality deck stains to your wood will help keep them from slowly rotting away from the inevitable wet weather that arrives. Stains using cheap resins and pigments will give you what you pay for-not much.
Having the area contain a limited number colors, which can be based on the deck stains used, help provide a higher level of consistency that gets noticed by those enjoying the overall surroundings.
Getting the most out of your deck means being able to use it during the day or night. By having lights installed, the prospect of having to sit in the dark to enjoy the deck is eliminated. Some more creative types may even think about installing tiki lighting.
The soothing nature of flowing water can often be the perfect elixir to someone needing to reduce their level of stress. By creating a water garden or installing a fountain that’s able to constantly recirculate the water inside, peace is achieved.
Protection From the Heat
The joy of having a deck can be spoiled if the blazing summer sun doesn’t let up and makes it uncomfortable for you and your guests. Choosing to add something like a pergola or awning will help alleviate this issue.
Carving Out Areas
A deck is usually large enough to be able to separate things like eating areas from spaces to casually converse with family or guests. Determining beforehand how to shape such areas will expand the deck’s overall value.
Fire is Good
While some homeowners decide to install a full-fledged fireplace, such an expense really isn’t necessary. Instead, installing a small fire pit or having multiple small firepots is much less expensive alternative.
Choosing the Best Value
The above options scratch the surface when it comes to decorating ideas for outdoor decks. With regard to selecting the best deck stains on the market, make sure to use Ready Seal. That’s because there’s no cracking or chipping, it stains and seals at the same time and is easy to use. When the time comes for any staining, the name to remember is Ready Seal.
Thanks for the info. I went for protective deck cover and staining. Got to keep it in good condition, especially in rainy conditions.
Thanks JTraut! You can’t go wrong with applying Ready Seal and then protecting the deck from sun damage.
Ernest London says
I like your idea to put a fountain on a deck in order to provide the soothing sound of running water. That could really help relieve some stress when I get home from work. I have been trying to find ways to decorate my new deck. I will have to look into putting a fountain out there soon, thanks for the tips!
Hi thanks for the ideas for decoration!! Great ones!
Scott Adams says
I like that you suggested choosing some type of lighting for your deck so you don’t have to sit in the dark. I have recently been looking for ways to decorate my new backyard. I can see how it would be good to maybe add some lanterns in the yard, so my family can spend more time sitting out there.
Great ideas on decorating your deck! I like how you mentioned that your deck can be an oasis from the hassles of the outside world. Thanks for your time writing this, much appreciated
Millie Hue says
Thanks for pointing out that we should use trellis since it is an affordable way to hang lanterns in your deck. With that in mind, I will be buying some as well when I start looking for lanterns. I just decided that the theme of my Christmas decoration will be revolving on lanterns since I have been inspired by a design I saw on the internet once.