There's a whole lot you can do to your deck, whether you want a full-on overhaul—new flooring (hello, colorful tiles!) or rails, for example—or you're just on the hunt for some outdoor space décor inspiration. These 21 well-designed will help get you started. Spoiler: You're probably going to want to start with string lights.
It's unexpected, but this deck is proof that tile can trump wood in an outdoor space. It cleans easier, and looks a lot more colorful and fun. Adding lanterns, textiles, and vines will finish things off nicely.
Just because you don't have a backyard doesn't mean you can't have a pool. Use your roof deck area for poolside lounging and sunning. Also, remember that throw pillows are the perfect way to introduce pops of color.
Install a fire pit on your deck for a cozier vibe out in the open air. To channel this modern coastal aesthetic, opt for neutral hues, modern lines, and graphic throw pillows.
A sleek built-in jacuzzi on the deck will definitely get plenty of use. It also creates the illusion of more free space than a raised hot tub would on a smaller deck.
If you have a beach house, you need to paint your deck blue and white striped. Add bistro chairs and a croquet set, and we're done for.
No matter where you live, you can feel like you're in the tropics. Paint your deck rails white, opt for rattan furniture, add a seagrass rug, and a potted palm. We can practically feel the island breeze.
If you're in a super warm, dry region, line your deck with varying shapes and sizes of cactus and succulents for a Southwestern desert feel. This will create a strong sense of place.
The minimalist deck and sleek infinity pool design set the scene and allow our eyes to focus on the gorgeous, expansive vineyard view ahead. Those loungers are the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset.
If your living room or bedroom opens up onto your deck, make sure you decorate with materials and colors that blend in nicely with the interior design scheme. A small step between the indoor and outdoor spaces will also cue the environmental shift.
While that green spiral staircase is stealing the spotlight in this outdoor haven, the real showstopper here is multi-level deck design. Each nook can be used for something different, whether it's the intimate built-in bench space or the open deck with chaises for lounging.
Feel like you're in the jungle (minus the gross humidity and disgusting bugs) by filling your deck with all the potted plants. Then add a coffee table, pendant light, and ample seating for comfortable lounging that rivals the living room.
Set up a sitting area on your deck as well as an al fresco dining area. Face the comfortable and stylish chairs outward so you can soak in the view.
Draw our attention upward with eye-catching staircase risers—it's such an easy and impactful way to incorporate color. We also love how the etched wooden panel between the ground and the deck is the same material as the door, introducing texture and creating cohesion.
If your deck juts out far away from the main structure, consider building an overhang above the sitting area at the end of the space. This will give it shade and dimension. Consider using natural materials to enhance the outdoorsy vibes.
Keep your deck clear and open if it's at the front of your house. To add some visual intrigue and seating, build a continuous bench that serpentines around the border of the deck.
Opt for glass barrier instead of solid or fenced-off railings—it's a subtle yet transformative design decision. This will make your deck feel like it leads straight into the sky ahead.
If you want to feel like your deck is your second living room, plush seating, ottomans, cozy pillows and throws, and an area rug are a must.
A sleek, modern railing around the deck will frame the outdoor space beautifully. The angular shape of this deck also does a lovely job enhancing the architectural lines of the home.
Or, if the deck is low enough, you could just ditch the rails all together. This will create a nice feeling of openness. And using the same color and/or finish for your shingles, deck floor, and stairs will ensure a nice visual flow and sense of cohesion.
Turn your deck into a boho oasis with a patterned rug, plants, candles, and a cozy throw. Then obviously, you're going to need some.
Porch sings aren't limited to porches—they can fit right in on the deck, too. This is the spot everyone will be fighting you for on your deck. Now all you need is a cocktail.