Decks and patios are a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Hang out with friends and family, cook dinner on the grill, or host parties on your deck. If you are looking to add value to your home, adding a deck or patio is a great way to achieve this. The following are ideas to update the deck or patio to make the space feel cozy and welcoming.

Create a Natural and Inviting Deck

Outdoor living spaces are a transition between the inside of your house and the outdoors. To create a natural flow, add plants to the deck or patio. Choose potted trees to provide a bit of shade. Deck boxes are available that attach to the railing or purchase larger planters to decorate the patio. You might choose to plant herbs to use in the kitchen or bright flowers to add color to the area.

Make it Easier to Entertain

An easy update for your patio or deck is to add a table and chairs for having dinner outdoors. If you enjoy music, add a speaker system. Install an outdoor TV to watch the game or enjoy a movie night together. If you enjoy being a bartender for your friends, create a space to store glassware, mixers, and liquor.

Use Fabrics to Update the Deck or Patio

To improve the look of your outdoor spaces, use textiles. Fabrics help you include textures, patterns, and colors in an area. Add throw pillows or cozy blankets to your furniture. Use an outdoor rug to mark a dining area or seating space. Hang curtains to provide privacy and help block insects.

Update the Deck Furniture

If you already own patio furniture, inspect it to make sure it’s in great shape. If not, it’s time to update. Refurbish worn-out furniture, swap old cushions for new ones, and repaint pieces that are looking worn. Sand and stain wooden furniture. Wrought-iron and wicker furniture can be sprayed painted to help it look new again. This is an easy way to cut costs while making improvements to outdoor spaces.

Add Privacy

Create a private backyard oasis. There are plenty of options to block the neighbor’s view of your property. Build a frame and hang curtains, plant fast-growing trees, or use lattice to create a fence for growing trailing plants.

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