5 Inspiring Deck Design Ideas for Summer

Though it may not feel like it in Ottawa right now, we promise summer is just around the corner! When it finally arrives, many of us will be looking forward to spending as much time outside as possible. If you’re searching for backyard design inspiration, or you’re hoping to bring about a magnificent transformation this summer, here are 5 fantastic deck design ideas to inspire you: 


  1. Painted decking

If you’re a fan of the #picoftheday on Instagram, and you take an interest in the latest home decor and garden design trends, you may have stumbled across some eye-catching painted decks online. Painting your decking is a great way to create a unique, quirky backyard design, which ensures your garden stands out from the crowd. Opt for a single shade, or embrace the summer nautical trend and go for white and blue stripes.  




  1. Multi-level decks

Many of us are familiar with flat decks, patios and driveways, but having a single level isn’t the only option. Multi-level decks can enable you to maximize the space you have in the garden and create a statement focal point.  




  1. Go green

If you’re a fan of natural scenery photography, why not go back to nature and fill your deck with planters, potted trees, and trellises filled with foliage? Taller plants and trellises can also serve as dividers to create different areas within your outdoor space, as well as add privacy.  


  1. Add a pergola

Consider adding a stylish wooden structure, like a pergola, to your deck. Pergolas create shade, privacy, and can add definition and structure to your outdoor space. A pergola can also be used to hang lighting and plants from, creating your own dreamy backyard oasis! 




  1. Beach house vibes

If you love being by the sea, channel those beach house vibes with a deck that looks like something that has been lifted from the seafront and transported to your garden. Opt for bold, bright nautical stripes or keep things subtle with polished wood, seagrass chairs and oversized lanterns.  




We hope that these backyard ideas have inspired your future deck projects! When summer finally hits, you’ll know exactly what you want and how to achieve it. Don’t forget that, for all of your decking needs, the team at The Deck Shop is here to help. Our experience with all materials, including wood, PVC, and composite decking, will help us guide you with your project. Get a headstart on summer and call today! 

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