Extended living space - Manchester:   by Hannah Collins Garden Design

Transforming your garden decking design

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We jumped for joy when decking started to take off as the garden upgrade of choice, as it meant lots of you were transforming your outdoor spaces in a single weekend, with materials that were readily available. 

What can be more inspirational than that? Perhaps seeing some incredible pictures of completed projects? Well, we have you covered on that front.

We've found some amazing decking projects that have brought about total garden metamorphoses and think you'll be keen to get outside and complete one of your own! 

1. A little goes a long way

Extended living space - Manchester:   by Hannah Collins Garden Design
Hannah Collins Garden Design

Extended living space—Manchester

Hannah Collins Garden Design

So if you don't want to simply lay a blanket of decking, why not use it in a more interesting way? Say as a path and matching seating?

2. For the ultimate in easy outdoor socialising

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent: modern Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent

Earth Designs

Decking makes sure your guests get to and admire all your horticultural handiwork.

3. It's not about how much you use, but how you use it!

Rear extension and remodelling in Central Bristol: modern Living room by Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects
Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

Rear extension and remodelling in Central Bristol

Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

Even a small area can become a dream terrace when your decking matches the interior floor and feels much bigger than it is.

4. A bigger feeling courtyard

The long strips of wood that constitute decking will make your courtyard garden feel much bigger, not to mention fabulously chic and contemporary. 

homify hint: You could make planters from leftover off-cuts.

5. Decking can be used in any design scheme

Communal Gardens, London: modern Garden by Bowles & Wyer
Bowles & Wyer

Communal Gardens, London

Bowles & Wyer

Pair it with pale pebbles to really emphasise the look.

6. Instead of creating a terrace with decking

Chelsea Creek - copyright St George Plc: modern Garden by Aralia
Aralia

Chelsea Creek—copyright St George Plc

Aralia

Why not use it as a wide, gorgeous alternative path? Tonally match some other accessories, such as a pergola, for a high-end look.

7. Decking is the perfect finish for a rooftop terrace

London garden roof-top terace: modern Garden by Decorum . London
Decorum . London

London garden roof-top terace

Decorum . London

And will need little maintenance, which is perfect for all you social butterflies that like to show off!

8. Nothing is better for creating a new terrace than decking

It's the perfect way to blend inside and outside spaces without disrupting your plants.

9. To add some luxury to a garden

modern Garden by homify
homify

Outdoor Living Pod, Louvered Roof Patio Canopy Installation in the Scottish Borders.

homify

Decking is the perfect choice as you can single out different functional spaces. We think it's ideal for al fresco dining set ups.

10. For ultra-contemporary homes

Pale wooden decking adds a natural warmth that won't overshadow the cool nature of the building itself. This hybrid indoor/outdoor area is the perfect recipient.

11. For a fantastically easy way to keep your garden clean and tidy

You can't beat decking! With so many stains to choose from, you can perfectly tailor your space to your aesthetic.

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 8 snazzy ways to improve your garden privacy.

Which of these styles would suit your garden?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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