A deck can be considered a living room in the open. It’s a place to have dinners with your family, entertain guests or simply enjoy some alone time with the nice book. This home extension is a valuable asset and when the time comes for remodelling, you want to do it in the best possible way. Here are some exquisite renovation ideas to enhance your deck and upgrade your exterior design.
1. Dress up your deck with plants
Plants make every space better and bring in life into the dull design. Besides paying attention to the type of plants that will thrive well on your deck, you need to pay attention to their aesthetic appeal as well. Use large containers to mix different plants for vibrancy and joyfulness like fuchsia, tropical canna, and lantana. Hanging planters are wonderful for walls and railings especially if you turn to some creative ideas like metal bowls and wooden baskets.
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2. Renew the paint
A good paint job can make a lot of difference for the deck and even be the only renovation to enhance it. If your deck area is small, paint it in the same colour as the façade to visually expand it and give it a more luxurious appeal. This will make it part of the house and not just a modest extension. Repainting the wooden deck is desirable after time so it would last longer and go back to its old sparkle. Use colourful accents to make certain aspects of your deck pop and make the décor more interesting.
3. Think about adding screening
A good screening will give you privacy and make the deck area more intimate without completely concealing the view. Potted bamboos are a tall and elegant way to both decorate and create a green privacy screen for your deck. Curtains on the side are not only great to camouflage your deck but also will give a romantic accent to the area and protect you from insects in the evenings. Create a rustic screen with wooden boards leaving just enough space between them to take a peek outside. Go for light and neutral colours like white, beige and grey to achieve a cottage feel and make the area cozier.
4. Install retractable folding arm awnings
Retractable folding arm awnings offer not only shade from the sun, but also allow you to use the deck whole year-round. They allow you to control the amount of natural light and are perfect for decks directly by the walls of the house. Go to brands with years of experience like Aspect Shade for a wide offer of these essential upgrades to find the perfect awning for your outdoor area. Also, having a retractable awning will increase the value of your home and improve its curb appeal, something that can greatly affect the price if you plan to sell one day.
5. Pillows all around
If you want to cozy up the seating area while on the budget, just add some colourful pillows. They will bring fun to space and make the space more comfortable. Opt for accent pillows made of outdoor fabric and place them on the sofa and chairs. Bright colours like purple, yellow and blue are wonderful for summer, while earthy tones like orange, green and red will fit right in with the Holidays. Pillows are also great if you need extra seating arrangements in your outdoor area since you can simply put them on the deck floor.
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6. Upgrade the lights
String lighting is perfect to give the deck area a pleasant ambience and a fairytale-like atmosphere. Concentrate illumination on the seating area with warm wall lamps or candle lanterns for a more intimate setting. Install lights in the flooring, railings, and screening for maximum effect without making the space too bright but giving it enough lighting for dinners and parties.
These renovation ideas can be just enough to enhance your deck or a good start to do so. Whatever it may be, you will refresh your outdoor space and rediscover the beauty of having a deck again.
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