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:
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.
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.
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.
Painting your deck a new color (like a nice shade of grey for example) could transform the look and give it added punch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exterior paint color is Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee.
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.
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.
1st Image: D.K. Boos Glass Inc.
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