Most people want a deck as a place to unwind. They want a space that is their place to come to when they want to get away. There are so many ways to accomplish this. Whereas a deck space might start as planks of wood that jet out from the common space of your home, you can transform it into a dream come true.
What kind of space do you want?
The first step in transforming your deck into a place of luxury is defining the type of space you want to turn it into. Do you want a minimalist area where you can absorb the simplicity of the space? Are you looking for shade and relaxation, with big pillows and comfort? Are you looking to turn your deck space into a place where you can dine when the weather is warm? Are you looking to transform your space into a place that is not only comfortable and calming for you, but also a functional space for children to enjoy? Understanding how you want to transform your space is the first thing you should think about before you jump into making purchases for your oasis.
What kind of deck do you have?
Are you looking to transform a rooftop deck? Do you have a deck with multiple levels? Does your deck have some sort of covering or awning or will you have to look at options to weatherproof your area? The type of area that you are looking to accent can make a big difference in the type of items you might want to purchase. An area that is already protected from the elements can open up choices for items that are not traditionally for outdoor spaces. Some areas, however, need to have things that are ready to face the changes in the weather and be durable to stand the rain, heat, or hail that come their way.
What kind of look do you want to go for?
Is your interest in more modern aesthetics, or are you going for a more rustic feel? Are you looking to saturate the area in metal or are wood furnishing (or wood appearing furnishings) the types of things you want to be located on your deck? Will your deck overlook a backdoor garden? Are you creating a seaside oasis for your backyard beach or a poolside retreat for your family?
The type of look you are trying to have for your deck can be obtained with deck furniture choices and accent pieces that will really make your deck shine. By planning out the type of environment you want for your deck and following through on the plans you set in your furniture, accessory, and color scheme choices, you can convert any deck into your dream come true.