Taking your living space outside is on trend at the moment. You can have a well-designed area that covers your decking space or roof Terrance, it offers an all-year-round option. Statement garden furniture with cushions and throws will make your outdoor space as comfortable to your indoor space. When making your outside living space make sure you think about the lines of your garden and the amount of space you will need to make decking a useful addition to your garden and how you will lay it.
There are many garden decking options to suit your personal style and budget. You could go for some attractive wood, the create imaginative patterns, or go environmentally friend with plastic and wood waste blends. The most important thing you will need on your decking is slip resistant finishes, especially if you live in the UK with our damp weather!
Level Uneven Ground
Decking will be ideal for you If your garden is uneven or on a slope. It is amazing for levelling out awkward spaces as it is built on structure, you can even have it so it is split into different levels that include steps.
Be Bold with Colour
If you have a small decking area, then block-coloured brights are complimentary hues and will make more of an impact to your garden. If you are going to get rid of some old wooden furniture, then give it a coat of paint instead as it will give it a new look and repurpose! Make sure to use a weather-resistant finish!
Mix & Match
To get a more modern look for your garden, mix wooden decking with stone paving. This combination of materials will provide a contrast between light and dark colours. Wooden decking can look quite heavy in a large garden, this is why you might need the lightening effect of the stone. Adding some architectural beds in the middle of the decking will also inject some greenery into your garden.
Decking is great for all kinds of outdoor spaces, from gardens to roof terraces as it can be built off the ground!
Sit in Comfort
With rattan furniture and water-resistant seat pads you can now take the comfort of your sofa to the garden. To decorate your roof decking you can add colourful cushions and patchworks of bright colours. Don’t worry about being too bright, vibrant colours can also be found in nature,
Decking is often quite pale or a warm natural so if you have a roof top terrace this could look unusual, so try a dark varnish. Potted plants around the edge can also add interest and some privacy if you are in a city.
Paint Raised Beds White
If you plant raised flower beds it will add interest to the centre of your decking. It will elevate plants and it also avoids having a large open area of decking looking plain. If you have dark wood then painting the raised beds white will add a striking contrast.
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