6 creative tips for beautiful decks

stylish deck

A deck is an affordable solution for adding more living space to your home, without needing to extend it with another room. Living in Australia is perfect for spending time outdoors with family and friends, and a deck will provide a comfortable and attractive living space for you to do this in your home. We have listed six creative tips for beautiful decks that are both functional and stunning to look at. Check them out, and consider the ways you can add a new deck onto your own propertyhome, so you can enjoy a relaxing lifestyle in the outdoors.

1: Attach a pergola

A pergola does not need to be separate from your home. Instead it can be built around a deck to create a more enclosed space. The pergola will consist of posts and a roof that is either fully covered or just a few beams. A pergola can separate your main living and entertainment area away from a smaller and more intimate space. A pergola will enable you to read, snooze or relax in a shady area that may also be protected from the elements of wind and rain.

2: Stylish furniture

Outdoor furniture has come a long way from plastic chairs and treated timber. The latest trend in outdoor furniture is tables and chairs that look like they are styled for indoor living. Take your time to select your furnishing choices, as these will help you decorate your deck. Remember to add in cushions and rugs for extra texture. Stylish outdoor rugs are now on the market and prevent mildew and mould from building up on them. Items like cushions are easy to bring inside during bad weather, or store in a little sealed shed that you attach to your deck.

3: Timber seating

When you design your deck, raise a few sections up so the deck turns into a seat. Instead of placing a seat on top of your deck, build one into the deck itself. A seat can look like a box made from the same material as the deck, and the space underneath it can be turned into storage. Lift the lid up and you can find space to store your outdoor equipment. Live easy and stay organised!

4: Integrate your garden

Your deck can support a garden, including planter boxes and hanging plants. Your outdoor world will be much more inviting when you have a well-thought garden that surrounds you with beauty. Nature is highly attractive and comforting, and you can even use your deck for growing fruits and vegetables or herbs that can be picked and added to a home-cooked meal.

5: Think outside the square

Why does a deck need to have corners? Think outside the square and design a curved or circular deck that creates a serene and balanced environment. Circular decks can even fit better into outdoor areas that have other structures already in place. Instead of forcing a deck into your yard, let it flow around the existing fixtures with curves that are elegant and smooth.

6: Break it up

Instead of creating a large living space with a deck, consider breaking it up into smaller areas. Instead of one large deck, you may consider adding a few small decks for more intimate gatherings. A large family may like to be able to separate into different areas of the deck. Think like you are creating rooms with different atmospheres – each area of your deck can be designed for a different style and purpose.

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