Looking to carve yourself a neat little al fresco socialising/dining zone? Even though this year’s warm weather is just about over, there’s no reason why you can’t start thinking about what a well-designed outdoor spot can do for your lifestyle, not to mention your social life.
Regardless of whether you have a large or small garden or conservatory, and whether it's in the city or the countryside, there are a few staples that can work in any space. One of those is decking.
Professionals in the industry, such as Gardeners, can tell you the reason that decking is a classic garden addition, which is that natural wood just never goes out of style and always looks phenomenal. Plus, it's not difficult to install!
We don’t need to be reminding anyone about how trendy it is to style up outdoor living spaces. Or how fun it can be to scope out various garden furnishings and outdoor accessories to make your new garden decking come to life.
But since we have these gorgeous photographs detailing beautiful decking ideas, let’s take a look for some extra inspiration, shall we?
Take care not to overcrowd your outdoor deck – you want to focus on the essentials (seating, lighting, etc.) and then add a handful of accessories. Remember: even outdoor spaces can result in a cluttered look.
Getting crafty with shapes is what makes contemporary decking stand out from older designs. See how this outdoor deck shines with style via its circular designs coming through strongly in the furnishings, the boma-like / half-wall in the background, etc.
Speaking of outdoor style, let’s take stock of these 8 materials perfect for exterior façades.