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How to style your softwood decking

Softwood decking makes any garden look wonderful. Whether your space is big or small you can style decking to your taste and bring your area together.

Add a pergola

We love pergolas here at eDecks and we think they look even better on softwood decking! Pergolas add an element of privacy in smaller gardens and can be stained the same colour as your decking to match your home perfectly. Pergolas can also have roofing added which gives you the option to use your decking in all weather conditions. You also have the option of hanging lights and planters to give the area a cosier feel.

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Add custom planters

No decking goes to waste here at eDecks, we make custom garden planters with both reject decking and high-quality wood. So, whatever your budget we have something to suit you! The planters come unpainted and treat like our decking so they can be stained to match your garden and home. As an added bonus, these planters arrive assembled for your convenience, so they can be used right away.

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Add a flower arch

Flower arches are a fantastic addition to any garden but they look especially magical when used as an entrance to softwood decking areas. We have a wide range of arches here at eDecks to suit your budget and are perfect for a wide variety of climbing plants like the most popular, roses. The timber is FSC certified and has been pressure treated so it will last even longer, it also comes ready assembled, all you need to do is fix it down!

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Add wood furniture

Much like our unique planters, we stock high-quality benches which are made from extremely durable pressure treated redwood so it is built to last. This wood bench can also be stained much like our planters and softwood decking so your garden can be a perfect matching paradise! Even though this product requires self-assembly, it is very easy to put together thanks to our simple instructions, it makes for an enjoyable DIY and is an easy way to style decking.

Looking for the best deals on decking accessories?

Check out our amazing deals on softwood decking here on the eDecks website!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most projects – and any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 hour delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

5 Steps to Transform Your Deck into a Winter Wonderland!


Don’t say goodbye to your deck when the short winter days and cold nights set in. With eDecks winter decking design tips you can transform your decking into a winter wonderland that your family and friends will love!

Simply follow our 5 easy decking design steps to create a festive deck that’s perfect for brightening up your garden during the bleak winter months. Why not use yours to throw a stylish Christmas party in December? Just add mulled wine to warm up your guests when the sun goes down.


Step 1: Prep Your Deck

Show your deck some love during the festive season by giving it a thorough clean, replacing any broken or damaged boards with new decking and adding a protective timber treatment.

We know it’s tempting to skip this stage but if you don’t create a solid foundation for your winter wonderland you’ll be forced to disassemble your decorations to carry out time consuming DIY jobs when your deck falls victim to warping, mould or splintering!


Step 2: Go Undercover

Covering up your deck with a stylish canopy is crucial during the winter if you want make the most of your decking. A canopy will also protect your decking furniture and winter decorations by acting as a much needed wind break and rain guard.

When choosing a canopy, you want to find one that’s manufactured from hardwearing, waterproof materials which will look great for years. If you stay in a region where the winter climate is particularly harsh, a canvas covering might not provide you with the level of shelter you need. Instead consider using a solid, fixed canopy.


Step 3: Light Up the Night

Dark winter nights are no match for decking lights! No winter wonderland would be complete without pretty lighting. Fairy lights are our favourite way to decorate decking for the holidays and create a festive atmosphere. For a quick and easy way to create this look drape a string of fairy lights over decking handrails. If your decking cover has a sturdy frame, use it to hang large decorative lights if you want to turn your lighting into a stand out feature.

Finish the look by installing fixed decking lights that will showcase your winter wonderland and increase the safety of your deck. Our top tip for safety conscious parents is to install fixed lighting on their deck’s stairs to prevent trips and falls.


Step 4: Turn Up the Heat

You don’t have to let the frosty winter nights keep you from enjoying your decking. Investing in a patio heater will help you to keep warm during the cold nights. If you’re planning on throwing a winter party, your guests will welcome the extra heating once the sun goes down!

Patio heaters come in a huge range of styles so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect one for your deck whether you need a large standalone heater or a small hanging corner unit.


Step 5: Embrace the Holiday Spirit

Christmas trees? Baubles? Inflatable Santa? Embrace the holidays with outdoors decking decorations! Don’t hold back from decorating your deck with fun Christmas decorations as soon as we enter into December.

We recommend using either sturdy decorations that you can nail down or light, easy to move novelties that you can quick move inside if the weather is particularly bad.

Create your own winter wonderland with eDecks. Shop our range of decking supplies online today.