I have to admit that it didn't take long for me to convince my decorating partner, Matt Fox, that actually decorating an outdoor space was a good idea. You really only have to see one before and-after-scenario, and you're hooked! Outdoor deck Furniture
The process is very similar to that we use to decorate an interior room. So let's go through the steps so you can follow along with your deck this spring.
Matt always begins our decorative projects by scoping out the shell, or the bones of the room. For a deck, you may want to begin in the spring, when the outdoor furniture is still stored away. Begin by checking the structure of the deck. Are there any boards that need replacing? Any painting or staining that needs to be freshened up?
In one of our recent projects, we took this opportunity to add a new handrail all the way around the deck. To make it stand out from the decking and blend in better with the house, we painted the spindles in the home's trim color, a white, and the handrail in the house color, a cool gray. Outdoor decking composite material
Plastic sets are the most affordable (starting at $50). They're easy to stack and store, and virtually indestructible. The downside: Plastic is not as attractive or comfortable as other materials (the more expensive the set, the better the seating), and white plastic shows scuffs and discolorations. Another synthetic choice to consider: all-weather wicker, made of plastic resin. Nearly identical to natural wicker, it's easy to clean (you just spray it with a hose), reasonably priced (sets start at $600), and weather-resistant. Just make sure the frames are constructed from galvanized, stainless, or powder-coated steel or from rust-resistant aluminum.
The items that would stay outside included all sorts of pretty potted arrangements. We used everything from flower boxes screwed into the top of the handrail to small model bicycles with attached wagons that carried a bouquet of pansies.
The additions that weren't really weather-worthy included a jute rug in a fun terra cotta color, and a layered effect with the table dressings made up of fun striped placemats with coordinating napkins.
The finishing touch was the hammock between two large shade trees. It was the clincher to a fun weekend afternoon. The family for whom we designed the deck was thrilled and at the same time depressed about their new outdoor space. They felt is was perfect and would satisfy so many of their entertaining and relaxation needs, but there was once thing we couldn't do for them: make summer last all year long!
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Composite decking represents a family-friendly, low-maintenance deck that endures all year round. With our Yakima composite decking, you gain a smooth surface that is not prone to splintering, making it safe for children's bare feet. A hidden clip system gives our selections of composite decks an additional level of attractiveness and function. Further, when it comes to cleaning your composite deck you're gaining one of the most low-maintenance surfaces for outdoor living there is. And no annual staining is required. Our Yakima composite decking is made from recycled materials, making it an environmentally responsible choice for you to consider too. Composite panel cladding
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