Your back deck isn’t just for using the outdoor grill. It’s meant to relax on a beautiful spring, summer, or fall day (yes, even the winter too long as you have a firepit). It’s also meant for entertaining guests and as an extension of the family kitchen table during the warm months. They said it’s a lot more fun to eat outside than it is to eat inside the kitchen.
If your deck overlooks a stunning backyard with a pool, some thick woods, or even a stream or a lake, you’ll want a view from inside the house. That means adding some sliding glass doors and well-built sliding screen doors, like the kind you can get in the perpetually warm and sunny San Diego County area, where a patio or wood deck is a must.
But what other things can you do to create the perfect patio or deck? According to a recent article, long days and nights spent enjoying the back deck with your friends and loved ones have finally become a reality once more now that President Biden has officially declared the pandemic.
This means it’s the perfect time to accessorize and style your back deck in a manner that best suits your personal tastes. Here are some tips for creating the perfect patio or balcony.
Pillows and Throw Blankets
Say the experts, shooting for maximum comfort is “the key” to offering your guests and yourself the most beautiful time outside on your deck. Patio furniture by itself is not entirely “cozy.” But if you add some comfy pillows and throw blankets, you can create a deck that is more like an outdoor lounge.
Tall or Elevated Planters
You create a more unified backyard by decorating your back desk with plants in elevated planters. In other words, you are surrounded by beautiful landscaping. If you add some greens to metal and wood surfaces, you can enjoy your manmade furnishings and all that Mother Nature offers.
Decorations that come in different sizes are a great way to fill empty spaces. One of the most classic and pleasing decorations are several sets of candle holders that will provide warm, attractive, romantic, flicking light in the evening and at night.
Outdoor Dining Dishes
Design experts agree that unless you are out in the deep woods on a camping trip, you’ll want to offer your backyard deck guests snacks and dinner on interesting, aesthetically pleasing dishes and plates. Get rid of the ugly paper plates entirely. This saves on waste, and you create a much more enjoyable backyard experience.
If you’re seeking out more surface areas for setting decorations, food, and drink, round drum end tables are said to be both a practical and in-style solution. Sturdy drum tables can even be used as seating or even “impromptu ottomans” when you feel like relaxing with a cool drink.
Open-Faced Candle Holders
By taking advantage of open-faced candle holders, you can add style to your desk while making the process of extinguishing the flames easier and safer than ever before. After all, your deck is made of wood.
Metal Candle Cages
Said to be a “statement piece,” metal candle cages are a really neat addition to your backyard deck experience. Square openings obstructing the candle’s brilliant radiance offer another dimension of exterior lighting. The cages even add a sort of Medieval ambiance to the evening.
High-Top Chairs and Tables
Said to be perfect for daytime and evening cookouts, grilling sessions, and even lobster bakes, high-top chairs, and tables offer your and your guests a staging area that’s entirely separate from the dining area. This allows people to enjoy tapas-style food right off the grill, and it also helps with maintaining the “flow of the party.”
Light and Functional Sets
Designers often stress that less is more when it comes to engineering a back deck. Simply said, you don’t want to ever forget that the point of a back deck or patio is to enjoy the outdoors. This means sticking close to the fundamentals of the table and seating access.
Deck Lounge Chairs
You don’t need a pool or a lakeside to lie back and take in the summer sun. Deck lounge chairs that boast adjustable backs will accommodate all levels of relaxation. You can add throw pillows and blankets for the cooler fall weather too.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.