We see it very often, people have tremendous ideas for patio furniture that they want to use, but have no real idea on how to make their deck ‘pop’ a bit more. If you are looking for ways to make your deck stand out and complement the already impressive furniture that you have or are looking to buy, we have a few different suggestions for deck features that you have to try.
Deck Feature #1 – Lighting
Rather than focusing on the traditional Tiki torch or lamp post, go beyond that with some innovative ideas. You can build some discrete lighting directly into your deck that is going to give your outdoor enjoyment a relaxed mood while still illuminating your walkways.
Deck Feature #2 – Stay Ahead Of The Curve
A deck layout that has a smooth curve in it is going to incorporate/promote flow and movement. Especially when you are entertaining large groups, this will make for a far more natural transition on the deck as groups get together.
Deck Feature #3 – Awnings Allow You To Stay Outside Rain Or Shine
Face it, we cannot control the weather, but we can control how we deal with it. If you want to shade your deck, awnings are a great option. There are several benefits to using these as well, they prevent your furniture from fading because of exposure to sunlight, they decrease the amount of sun that enters into your home, and they are going to prevent you from harmful UV rays when the sun is at its brightest
Deck Feature #4 – The Use Of Contrasting Colors
Using contrasting colors on your outdoor area is going to give your deck a more contemporary feel. Using a lighter wood for example could help you separate certain areas of your deck without needing to add any obstructions.
Deck Feature #5 – An Interesting Stair Design
A well-designed staircase can quickly spruce up your outdoor area. Even though it is alright to be original, remember that you keep building codes in mind for your specific area.
Deck Feature #6 – Built-In Furniture
If you wanted to create a distinct outdoor room, a painted rug for your outdoor area can help you do that. Combine that with some of the luxury furniture that we have available and you will quickly maximize your outdoor lounging space.
Deck Feature #7 – Create A Focal Point With A Fire Pit
If you want a contemporary focal point for your outdoor area, a fire pit is a great way to do that. It is going to create an inviting outdoor space, even if the weather gets a bit chillier than you might like. Not only does a fire pit look great and warm you up during the cold nights, it also makes for an interesting conversation starter.