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Outdoor Deck Decorating Ideas Which Make Your Backyard Attractive

Many of us have mastered the art of decorating indoors, but when it comes to decorating outdoors, we could use a little help. It isn’t that decorating outdoors is hard, just that we haven’t inherited any obvious choices. We know to put tables in dining rooms, couches in living rooms, and beds in bedrooms. But what, exactly, are we supposed to do with our decks?

Thankfully, deck décor ideas abound—and they can get as low-maintenance or as involved as you want them to be. Start by considering the space you’re working with, think about what you want it to feel like, and work your way out from there. To jumpstart your inspiration process, here are some design ideas worth considering.

Bring Your Dining Room Outdoors

When decorating your deck, you want to look for ways to add function and form. It shouldn’t just be pretty—it should also be a fun place to be. One easy way to strike this balance? Build an outdoor dining room.

If you have the space to store a dining room table and chairs—and if you have an overhang that permits all-weather dining—take full advantage. Turn your summer dinner parties into outdoor affairs, and prepare for your deck to become the seasonal hangout spot.

Have Fun With Your Lighting

Outdoor lighting often gets neglected, and it’s not hard to understand why—finding outdoor-friendly fixtures that look cute and work well can be tough. But, pieces that fit this bill do exist, and they can absolutely transform your deck.

Expand your lighting search beyond classic string lights, and keep an eye out for sleek pendant lights, statement-making chandeliers, and other outdoor-friendly options.

Build in Wraparound Seating

Seating is a must in any outdoor space, and when you’re working with a deck, you have the option to build seating. Since decks tend to be pretty rectangular, wraparound seating is particularly easy to pull off: simply line the borders of your deck with low-profile benches.

Whether you restrict them to one corner or let them extend across your deck, they’ll add a welcome dose of functionality to your space.

Invest in a Fire Pit

Everyone loves a good fire pit, and if you live in a cooler climate, a fire pit can extend the shelf life of your deck well beyond summer. Of course, fire pits tend to cost a pretty penny. But, if you know you’ll use one frequently, it’s probably worth the investment.

Give Yourself a Breakfast Nook

If you don’t have space for a breakfast nook inside, consider building one outside. Even a small deck is big enough to house a bistro table and a couple of chairs. Small adds like these can make your deck feel a lot lovelier. So, look for ways to add these little bits of coziness—you’ll thank yourself later.

Text by Lindsey Lanquist | Photo by mydomaine.com | Read More Here

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