Decks and patios are great for relaxation and entertaining outdoors especially during warmer months. However, over time it can start to show a little wear and tear from those gatherings and inclement weather. If yours is looking a little dated, it may be time to give it a makeover. There are simple steps you can take in order to update your space and make it more functional. We point you these deck ideas to transform it into an outdoor retreat.
Deck Ideas: How To Makeover your Boring Patio Ideas
How to transform your space with deck paint ideas
Painting the deck is a great way to bring vibrant color to your outdoor living area. Not only does it adds a beautiful color and flair to your space, but also protects it from damage. The best two options are oil-based or acrylic. Both are good and have their own advantages. While the oil-based dries slowly making outdoor application easier and mistake free, acrylic paints are less harmful and cleans up easier.
Creative deck stain ideas
Have a wooden deck? Consider staining the deck instead. Unlike paint, stain is absorbed by the wood and does not form a film on its surface. It ensures no peeling or chipping. While transparent stains and clear finishes are fine for new wood, we recommend using a semi-transparent stain for older decks. Also, apply clear water repellant between staining for added protection.
Learn how to stain a wooden at HGTV.
Creative deck railing ideas
Banish the boredom and liven up your deck by updating the railing. If you have a wooden deck, a wrought-iron railing is a great option. In case, a more traditional option is your take, lattice can help you add the visual interest and provide a barrier too. Alternatively, if you have a modern deck surface, a deck railing made of intertwined branches or recovered wood can help you create a rustic look.
Inspiration for deck designs
Turn the deck into your favorite room in the house by updating its design. For instance, wrap in around the ever popular staycation style. Bring out the colorful umbrellas and striped cushions, and get transported to a dream vacation right in your backyard. Alternatively, decks done in a blue and white color scheme will lend it a beach feel having a timeless appeal.
Browse through these deck design photos from Houzz to get inspired.
Patio ideas: create a focal point
Use one piece or a set of unique furniture as the focal point of your patio decor. Having bold or stylish furniture as the centerpiece will make the rest of the space feel more updated and appear more organized.
Just like interior rooms, decks and patios benefit from seasonal spruce-ups, new furniture arrangements, and updated decor. Just in time for summer, use these ideas to get your outdoor space in shape.