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These deck decorating ideas show you how easy it is to transform your deck into an outdoor living space that reflects a sense of style and charm. Get inspiration for utilizing your space, choosing furniture and accessories, and adding comfortable amenities that wow.
Watch and see the secrets that make this deck an ideal outdoor oasis, packed with plenty of style and comfortable features.
Shade your outdoor room with an umbrella that provides portable shelter and custom charm. Anchored in a sturdy base, this tilting sunshade adjusts to block blazing rays throughout the day.
Creating deck privacy is key, especially if other homes are within close quarters. Here, rows of planter boxes provide growing room for flowers, fresh herbs, and other garden fare while interrupting neighboring views. If you are considering a rooftop or balcony deck, calculate its load-bearing capacity. Heavy containers filled with wet soil can quickly add up. To decrease weight, use containers made of wood, resin, or fiberglass. Potting mixes composed of peat moss, rather than soil-base, can also minimize weight.
Create a relaxing escape where friends love to gather with florid fabrics and spicy hues. This outdoor room takes on an exotic feel with a stylish floor covering that breaks up the deck's large expanses of wood.
Combine privacy with interest in an outdoor room with a stylish windowlike panel or trellis. A cagelike wire structure defines the seating area on this modern deck without dissolving its open feel. Covered with wisteria and grapevine, the space feels cozy rather than stark.
Keep warm months casual and carefree with outdoor decor that's inexpensive and easy to change. In place of permanent fixtures, colorful lanterns made of weather-resistant nylon are a stylish and affordable outdoor lighting idea. Plus, they can be removed at the end of the season. Shop end-of-season clearance sales to get a discount on a new set of lights to use the following spring and summer.
Bring the tranquil sounds of water to your deck with a portable fountain powered by a recirculating pump. Made to resemble a large ceramic flowerpot, this stylish fountain is a colorful outdoor focal point.
Free up floor space and add visual appeal with a gorgeous hanging garden. Baskets featuring lush, trailing plants create big impact in any space. Typical baskets are made of wire or plastic and come in diameters of 8-24 inches.