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It is well known that adding extra decoration and color to your garden decking can transform it into an eye-catching feature. Even adding seemingly simple things such as bright plants can add an extra dimension to a previously plain piece of wooden or recycled plastic decking. Whatever type of decking you have, there are some great ideas on how you can jazz it up to maximum effect.

Here are 10 fresh ways to do just that and give your decking a fabulous makeover:


1: Make it Stylish

Metal Pergola Large deck with metal pergola and brick fireplace #MetalPergola Landscaping New Zealand

Image: Landscaping New Zealand.

Totally transform and re-imagine your decking by adding some stylish furniture to it. By doing this you will transform the space into something beautiful and functional.

2: Add a Wooden Lattice Screen

Lattice Screen, Lattice Screen creates a sense of privacy in this back porch #LatticeScreen

Image: Hip Brown Home.

A great trick is to add a lattice screen for added privacy. This gives the feel of a personal space but without being cut-off from the rest of the garden. This will also improve the look of your decking especially if you have some trailing plants growing up it.

3: Plant, Plant, Plant!

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Image: PHT Lighting Design Inc. Travis Mark Photography.

One of the most effective ways to improve the look of your decking is with container plants. You don’t have to spend a lot and the color they give to the decking as well as the interest of having them there is amazing.

4: Bring Color

Painting your deck a new color (like a nice shade of grey for example) could transform the look and give it added punch.

5: Add a Water Feature

The rear deck - surrounded by plenty of evergreen planting to provide all year round interest and drama. This is a lovely place to sit in the late afternoon and early evening to enjoy the afternoon sun. The urn belonged to my client's aunt, and sits happily amongst the Carex elata 'Aurea #Reardeck #Deck Green Tree Garden Design Ltd

Image: Green Tree Garden Design Ltd. Richard Brown Photography Ltd.

There’s few things more relaxing when sitting out in the garden than listening to the sound of water. Adding a water feature to your decking will give you just this effect. You can buy some really great looking water features now so it will look fantastic also.

6: Get Creative!

Kitchen Pass Through Window, Use a pass through window to connect your kitchen to your outdoor area, The sliding pass-through window is manufactured by Sierra Pacific Windows, Sliding pass-through window with Transom #KitchenPassThroughWindow #PassThroughWindow

Use a pass-through window to connect your kitchen to your outdoor area. The sliding pass-through window is manufactured by Sierra Pacific Windows.

Image: Paul Moon Design. Subtle Light Photography.

7: Get a Living Wall Planter

Concrete and wood deck John Maniscalco Architecture

Image: John Maniscalco Architecture.

If deck space is limited, go vertical. A living wall planter is just like a normal planter but sectioned into individual trays and hung on the wall. It gives your decking interest and color while not cluttering it up unduly.

8: Light it Up

Pergola Lighting Ideas #PergolaLighting #PergolaLightingIdeas Liquidscapes

Image: Liquidscapes. Howard Roberts.

Hanging electric fairy lights along any adjacent fence or arranging solar lanterns on the floor will give it added vibrancy especially as dusk falls in the late summer months.

9: Add Some Flair for your Feet

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee #BenjaminMooreSwissCoffee KellyBaron

Exterior paint color is Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee.

Image: KellyBaron.

In the same way as going vertically up can help brighten your decking and create space, going straight down can do the same. A popular way to do this is to drape a bright, hardwearing rug on the deck floor to give interest and texture.

10: Bring Some Cushion

Rustic Back Deck, Rustic Back Deck This transitional timber frame home features a wrap-around porch designed to take advantage of its lakeside setting and mountain views #RusticDeck

Image: Wright Design. Photography: Rebecca Lehde, Inspiro 8 Studios.

A great way to give your deck a boost is to get some comfortable cushions for your furniture.


As you can see, whatever size and type of decking you have (be it natural or recycled plastic decking) there are lots of great ways to decorate it. If you feel like your deck area needs an upgrade or you have just installed one and want some ideas on what to do with it, this list has some great answers for you.


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1st Image: D.K. Boos Glass Inc.

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