Barbeque season is almost upon us – which means less time binge-watching the latest show on Netflix and more time in the garden soaking up the glorious rays of sunshine! Returning to your deck after a break can be less than inspiring – especially if your decking hasn’t had an update in quite some time.
If this sounds familiar, then a summer makeover is definitely in order. Read on to explore some great outdoor deck ideas to take your garden space to the next level!
Spruce Up with a Stain
Is your decking looking a bit sorry for itself? A little worse for wear? Regardless of the type of wooden material your deck is made out of, the natural process of wear and tear can leave things looking a bit drab.
One of the quickest ways to revitalise your deck is to apply a decking stain! Remember, before going gung-ho and jumping straight into it, try a range of samples and find out what’s the most complimentary to the overall household exterior.
Remember, if you’re looking to add to some brand new pressure-treated decking, leaving the staining process for a few months. This will give the wood time to bed in and dry out properly, providing the best “canvas” possible for you to paint on!
Feeling anxious about staining your deck yourself? Check out our guide on how to apply decking stain like a pro!
Do you plan to use your outdoor decking this summer for entertaining? Shine a little light on the situation and install some decking lights to take the party well into the night!
Take it up a notch and instead of settling for plain old outdoor fairy lights, trying fitting a more substantial solution such as wall lights. Feeling adventurous? Try laying down composite decking tiles with LED lights built in for maximum impact.
Create an Oasis
There’s nothing worse than a sparsely decorated deck. A common mistake to make is to furnish your outdoor space with a sun lounger or two and call it a day. Treat your outdoor decking as another “room” to your house and invest in big, bold potted plants to create a suburban oasis.
Tight on space? Why not try out a wall climbing plant? Installing a little trellis fencing can be discreet and blend into the overall look of the deck, whilst providing a frame for your wall-climbers to grow from.
From Rotten to Rattan!
Is your outdoor deck looking a bit too 80’s? It may be time to bite the bullet and accessorise your deck with a new Rattan furniture set. Choosing a classically-styled set such as the Ledbury 9 piece cube set can act as the perfect foundation to build upon over the years.
Once you’ve invested in your garden furniture staples, simply switch things up by adding new cushions and throws to stay on trend.
Putting your Outdoor Deck Ideas into Motion!
Are your creative juices flowing? Ready to put your outdoor deck ideas into motion? Head on over to eDecks now to begin compiling your supplies for your summer makeover now!