You dream of hosting summer barbecues, casual cocktail nights, and pool parties all year. You may be wondering if every birthday party, retirement party, and weekend get-together should take place on your deck that is designed for sunbathing. Your deck could quickly become an unattractive, neglected space that is primarily used for accessing the backyard from the house. So you want to take care of it and make it a space for fun.
You need to decorate and furnish your deck in order to create a space that is inviting, socializing, and comfortable for guests. There are many styles and options for decks, from simple to complex, with a single landing to multiple levels. The latest craze is to have multiple levels for a specific purpose. Multiple-level decks have the main level that is closest to the house. You can match your existing house’s architectural style to the deck for continuity. A traditional-style home would look great with a dark-colored deck and white balustrade railings. Contemporary homes might prefer a deck with straight lines and clean angles in one color.
Don’t worry, this guide will help you put together an elegant party or an amazing barbeque with no issues.
Things you should take care of
1. Make some sunshade
Bowens tells us that one of the most common issues with the deck is sunlight. If your deck is too exposed to the elements, your guest will be too hot. And overheating can be such a big issue. If everyone’s hands on deck are sweating and losing their mind, the burger won’t taste that good. So our first suggestion for how to style your deck is a sunroof or a tree nearby that can provide some shade. If you can’t do that we suggest getting something like a pergola. So these are outdoor structures supported by columns that will often have a roof made in a grid pattern. There you can even edit and customize featuring some more architectural treatments. You can really make it exclusive with this or simple as you want it to be simple. In any case, now you have shade and you can continue working on your deck.
You may wonder what could be your next step. Well, it is good furniture. You don’t want to change that every year, or every two years. So investing into this is a smart move. You can even go as further fiding pillow and cushions that are antibacterial and that they can dry fas. So get the best for your living. There are sure to last you a lot and a lot more cleaner and healthier.
2. Get some plants
Greenery can elevate your entertainment space. Your outdoor space will be enriched with plant life, which adds natural charm and privacy.
You are looking for landscaping that is both striking and low-maintenance, but still has a lot of versatility? It’s a smart decision to choose a deck container gardens. Plant a few of your favorite annuals such as lantana and hibiscus for vibrant color and easy-care flowers. Railing planters are a great place to grow verbena and zinnias. They attract butterflies and will brighten up any hangout.
A simple row of tall plants can be used to block cars from looking in on your deck. Planters. With trees and shrubs, it will work. For an effective deck, evergreens such as cypress, arborvitae, and juniper may be planted around the exterior. You can also showcase your green thumb by using lattice walls. There are many options for crawlers, vines, and vertical planters. Privacy planting could be your new favorite thing.
3. Lighting and art
To keep the party going after dark, add lighting to your entertainment area. String lights and lanterns can be used to create a farmhouse-inspired theme. Homeowners who have a pergola can add a sophisticated touch by hanging a chandelier to their deck. Your guests will be safe from falling down the stairs when they go to the yard. You don’t have to have a big budget to do something cute. Basic string lights are AC power or battery ones are really not expensive at all.
One more decoration tip would be to add art on the outside walls or the pillars. Fillip those spots with colorful artwork or small statues will improve the look of your deck and it will also be a great conversation starter for any guest. Especially if you have something stone-like, then a splash of color will do wonders for the whole space.
4. Get an outdoor bar & grill
YES, get an outdoor bar for that maximum satisfaction. Turn your deck into a small hub of entrainment and laughs. The possibilities of how to build a small bar are endless. You could go with a small wooden cart and some basics shelving on the wall that can create a corner on your deck that will be a favorite of any guest that likes a drink or two.
This is also where the grill comes on, one other corner can be a grill chill zone with a nice chair, a bench a sink, and a grill. If you have multiple areas that need to be furnished, large outdoor rugs can help divide the space. Bright colors and patterns are acceptable, but make sure you leave 15 inches between each side of the rug. This will allow for plenty of room to move about.
It’s possible to be the outdoor host you dream of. These steps will help you transform your deck into a party center. Suitable for any occasion, for any party, and for all your friends and family. We wish you a happy redecorating. Just one more tip would be that you decorate all like you would do a living room. Keep it neutral and keep it so that you can switch out things and change it from time to time.