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Dress Up Your Deck: Complete Guide

Winter is almost coming to an end, which means this is a good time to start thinking about ideas to spruce up your deck and patio. Furnish it with accessories and designs that add comfort and style to your outdoor space. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Make it Comfortable

Make sure your outdoor furniture doesn’t just look comfortable but also feels comfy. If you’re going for a neutral sofa, adding accent pillows will make the overall look pop.

Hanging lights are a great option for creating an outdoor ambiance
Cozy outdoor furniture is a great addition to your outdoor living space

Accessories and Transitions

Create a transition from your backyard to the deck by adding steps. Take it a step further by featuring a corner for seating or dining and add accessories that pull the house color onto the deck.

Corner thatched gazebo with steps and outdoor seating area

Elevated Deck

This is a great way to add dimension to your backyard and also create the illusion of having two different rooms.

Elevated thatched gazebo with timber walkway decking and balustrades
Elevated thatched gazebo with a walkway, timber deck and balustrades

Poolside Sunlounging

Soak up the sun in comfort and style. Timber decking around the swimming pool is a fantastic way to create stunning, sustainable terraces, ideal for sun-lounging or soft seating around the pool.

Poolside decking with sun loungers

Enclosed Deck

An enclosed deck has the benefit of being usable all year round and is less prone to weathering and deterioration than an open deck. The design makes it particularly efficient since it essentially becomes an outdoor living room that can be furnished to suit individual needs.

Picturesque Décor Ideas for Your Backyard
Enclosed thatched gazebo with timber deck and kitchen

Plants for Privacy

Create a privacy wall made of a row of evergreens that will also standout in the neutral setting. Alternatively, you could choose a wooden square lattice wall to create the illusion of a wall. Creepers and climbing plants will then start to grow, forming a fragrant wall of blooms.

Timber laths is a great for creating extra privacy.

Focus Point

Choose one area of your deck and furnish it with a special furniture piece to create the focal point. It not only brightens the space but adds to the overall appearance.

Timber decking with a beautiful focal point created by using timber pieces.

Use Pillows

Give your deck an indoor-worthy look with a set of vibrant and plush pillows. These pillows reinforce the design theme, whether you add them to outdoor chairs or make them available for guests who prefer to lounge by the deck’s edge. For simple or sew pillow covers, choose outdoor fabrics in uplifting complementary colors.

Outdoor seating area with a pop of colour from scatter cushions
Outdoor seating area with a pop of colour from scatter cushions

Add Texture

Materials like wood and stone are great additions to add character to an outdoor space. Timber wood frame structures, shades and a stone fireplace will complete the look.

Incorporating a fireplace is a great way to add texture and creating warmth