Summer’s virtually over, and the days are getting shorter, so do you know what that means? It’s time to set the vibes from the outside in.
The good news is, just because the sun is going into hibernation mode doesn’t mean you have to as well. The even better news is making your exteriors match your interior enthusiasm doesn’t have to require moonlighting as a landscape designer or conjuring up a hidden artistic talent. In fact, this blog will have you decorating your deck until you find yourself begging for five more minutes outside after the street lights are on.
From Thanksgiving to Halloween to the colder holidays, or even just between the seasons, the opportunities to decorate are bursting at the throw-cushion seams. Set yourself up for success, and let us help you arrange a base that can support all the festive energy you bring to this next wave of serial aesthetic changes.
Don’t forget the flora to your deck fun-a
The green in greenery may be silent now, but that’s just one colour option. Whether you prefer a lush, hearty oasis or a minimalist, modern look, tailor the life on your deck to suit your personal style with plant options to match.
Consider low-maintenance options like succulents or herbs, and incorporate potted plants, hanging baskets, and vertical gardens to bring nature back to your deck for an encore performance. Not only will these provide privacy from neighbours or passersby, but they’ll also enhance the sensory experience of your deck with pleasant fragrances.
Lighten up with deck lighting
Be your own light, and by that, we suggest using string lights, lanterns, or solar-powered pathway lights to create a magical ambiance in the evening. Deck lighting extends the usability of your outdoor space well into the evening and night, allowing you to enjoy your deck for various activities, such as dining, entertaining, or relaxing after the sun goes down. The added illumination can also serve as a safety precaution so that you don’t slip, trip, or fall.
Dress to thrive and accessorize when decorating your deck
It’s not what your deck looks like what it’s wearing – it’s how it wears it. Add outdoor-friendly accessories like trays, lanterns, and outdoor curtains to enhance the look and functionality of your deck.
Place an outdoor rug under your seating area to define the space and add warmth. Even better, tell nature whose roof it’s living under, and choose green grass all year long with Vifloor’s Emerald Landscape Grass area rug. Durability is essential when dealing with the incoming harsh weather, so choose a material (like ours) that can handle exposure to the elements.
Cushion the blow of daylight savings
Add colourful cushions and throw pillows to your outdoor furniture for comfort and style. These can be a great source of change, allowing for decorating your deck with the look of the seasons.
Take this tweak to the next level and incorporate storage solutions like deck boxes or benches with hidden compartments to organise outdoor cushions, gardening tools, and other items. Afterall, it’s more enjoyable to use them when they are clean, dry and easy to take out or put away.
Add heat features for heat seekers
Whether you’re hosting a party, having a family get-together, or just hanging out with friends, a fire pit provides a focal point and a natural gathering place. Extend the use of your deck and incorporate a fire pit or a space heater to make your deck cosier and suitable for year-round use.
Best of all, many fire pits are designed with grilling features, allowing you to cook food outdoors – how many decorations can produce a tasty snack?
Decorate to liberate
When your inner artist feels a little extra traumatized from seasons past, let these design tips do the heavy lifting in setting the tone. These tricks will help lift your spirits so that when the sun says “Over to you,” you’re standing confidently, saying, “We’ll take it from here.”