How to Dress Up Your Deck

So you’ve gotten your deck professionally power washed, and you’re amazed at how squeaky-clean it looks in the sunlight. But as you look around, you notice that it seems a little…empty. Barren. Devoid of decorations. The weather is warming up, and you’d planned to start hosting friends and family outside again. How can you spruce up the atmosphere? Here’s a few ways to dress up your backyard deck!


You’re outside– cherish it! Add flower troughs, standing pots, hanging planters, baskets, and other greenery to your deck. Place succulents on the tables (low maintenance and high cute factor!) or buy some faux flowers and plants if you’re not the gardening type. A backyard deck’s prime location looking out over the lawn is one of its main advantages, so don’t be shy with the nature decor!


There’s nothing like a few strings of fairy lights or mini bulbs to brighten an evening get together. Dress up your railings while providing mood lighting or install permanent light fixtures for year-round use. Plenty of choices are widely available, from dedicated home stores to supermarkets.


Get into the holiday spirit…whatever that holiday may be! Anniversary, St. Patrick’s Day, or the Fourth of July, a few themed decorations will set the scene like nothing else. Whether you’re wont to go for broke at the dollar store or simplicity is more your style, you can find creative DIY ideas online or in stores. Giving your home exterior a personal touch never goes out of style.


If your deck isn’t covered, consider putting up a canopy or two. Relief from the heat of the sun is always appreciated in warm weather, and it’s better to keep food less exposed as well. Plus, if it rains, not everything will get wet! Canopies are also another option for hanging lights and even pictures, if applicable for the occasion.


New deck furniture is usually the first step if you’re looking to dress up your deck, but what about after you’ve bought it? When hosting a gathering, make sure to spread seating around in small clusters for guests to congregate at and give everything a good scrub. Anything sitting outdoors for a long time will show signs of wear and weathering, and it’s not just your deck that should look its best! Adding a couple of tablecloths can also go a long way, giving the space a splash of color. The best part of eating outside? You can brush the crumbs right off the tables.

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