Outdoor living spaces are one of the best investments you can make as a homeowner. They add to your property’s value, boost your curb appeal and provide you with the perfect space for entertaining. To make the most of this investment, it’s important to consider both form and function when designing the area.
Read on as The Deck Store, your trusted remodeler, shares tips to help you achieve a beautiful and functional deck:
Decorate the Edges
A deck looks larger when the space is strategically decorated with furniture and plants. Create a floor plan that will allow you to maximize the space, making sure to decorate the edges as well. You can add railing planters, furniture and free-standing containers around the perimeter that will help draw the eye to the deck. If you have a particularly large area to work with, consider creating seating areas with different vantage points. This will help make your deck look and feel bigger and provide more places for you and your guests to relax and enjoy the view.
Use Color for Impact
Just like your interior, your deck will benefit from the smart use of color. Colorful plants, accessories and outdoor cushions can help put your personal touch to the space without sacrificing beauty or comfort. When choosing colors for your deck, you can draw inspiration from the other exterior elements of your home or from nature itself. Contrasting shades can boost visual impact, while complementing palettes create a pleasing and calming atmosphere. As an experienced deck installer, we can help you choose colors that highlight your deck’s best features.
Defining zones on your deck ensures that the entire area is being used. Make sure you have ample space to cook, eat and relax without being crowded. One way to do so is by choosing a specific set of furniture for each zone. You can also use planters and other decor to divide the space into different areas while also boosting aesthetic appeal.
Interested in investing in custom decks for your property? Turn to The Deck Store. We have a range of services that can help you create the perfect outdoor entertaining space. We serve Bismarck, ND, and the surrounding communities.