If you’ve decided it’s time to give your outdoor space a bit of TLC, what better way than to create a feature space with some decking. With so many ideas available, you don’t need to just stop with the decking either, as adding other features will really bring this outside area to life. Of course, you can hire someone to do the job for you, or, if you’re a DIY master, there are plenty of tools out there that’ll help you get the job done in no time.
Here are some great ideas to help get you started:
Add Decking and a Pergola
While you’ll want to be able to soak up the sun on your decking, it is a good idea to add some shade for those hot summer days. Plus, pergolas can really add some wow factor. Pergolas can be constructed using a wooden frame that’s brought to life with climbing plants. However, it’s worth noting that you’ll be without shade until these plants have grown! Or, for a beach-side difference, go for open weave seagrass. This creates enough shade while still allowing plenty of light to flow through.
Introduce a Fire Pit
Even when the weather cools off or nights bring a chill to the air, it’s still nice to sit outside and watch the sunset. So why not introduce a fire pit to the space. They’re hugely popular right now which means they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, just find one that works for your space. And don’t forget to arm yourself with some marshmallows too because there’s nothing better than toasting these over an open fire.
Light Things Up
Another way to create a truly relaxing ambience outside is to add some lighting. Again, this makes the area far more usable at night and will add to the warming atmosphere you’ve already created with the fire pit. Opt for fairy lights and candles for a chic look, and contemporary solar lights for a touch of luxury.
Paint Your Decking
If you don’t want to keep things natural and want to brighten up your garden, why not paint your decking? Get rid of the brown and replace it with the colour of your choice, adding a touch of your own personality and style to this area. Greys are ideal for adding a touch of sophistication while oranges are great for modern-style gardens. Or, if you’re trying to create a retreat you can relax and unwind in, green is the ideal colour. Painting your decking will also help preserve and protect it so you and your family can enjoy it for many years to come.
Armed with all of the above tips, you’ll be able to create the perfect platform for entertaining, unwinding and al fresco dining.