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This collection of beautiful decks shows how a freestanding outdoor gathering space can work in your yard.
Freestanding decks are not attached to the house. These separate landscaping features usually are located some distance from the main living area, where they provide the best views. Freestanding decks are often positioned in a shady glade or in a beautiful garden.
If you already have a freestanding deck but it goes unused, make it over with new furniture and plantings. This small deck was renewed with resin wicker furniture, an outdoor rug, and fiberglass containers brimming with plants.
Adding levels to a deck breaks up an expansive outdoor space. This low freestanding structure easily transitions to the yard filled with unique and decorative plantings.
A basic pavilion perched atop a freestanding deck like this one extends an Asian ambiance. Wood-grid partitions and translucent acrylic panels evoke the airy look of rice paper screens.