Part of the joy of having a deck installation is spending time enjoying it during the summer. If you have a patio or deck, you also have instant outdoor living opportunities. No matter what your personal style or budget is, there are a few easy things you can do to decorate your outdoor space and maximize summer entertainment. Here are a few suggestions for decorating your deck.
- Make Repairs First
Before you start choosing furniture, focus on function. It is critical to make any outstanding repairs first, as hiding mold and mildew with a new lounger is not a good look. Additionally, a damaged deck can put your safety at risk. Make sure your outdoor space not only looks good, but also performs well this summer.
- Know Your Space
Take it from your deck company and know your space. If you only have a small amount of square footage to play with, for example, you may want to rethink that heavy sculptural display. Smaller decks may be better served by just a few chairs and a simple table.
- Add Outdoor Living Elements
If you do have the room to play with, of course, feel free to incorporate several different elements into your deck décor. A grill is a no-brainer during the summer, as is a hammock or lounging chair. If you are an entertainer, spring for that sectional to accommodate many guests and encourage lingering well into the long summer evenings.
- Complement With Flowers and Plants
Hardly anything complements the wood and natural tones of deck materials like plants and flowers. We especially love the look of a small vegetable or fruit garden, but you don’t have to have a green thumb to make this look work. There are many low-maintenance flowers and plants that look beautiful with little work.
These are just some tips for beautifying your patio or deck this summer.