Of course, your enjoyment of that outdoor living space is going to necessarily be colored by how well designed it is! That’s why we thought it would be fun to take a look at some gorgeous deck designs and ideas. In the 20 examples that follow, you’re going to get to see firsthand just how amazing things can be when a deck is designed smartly. Not only do each of the designs that follow look amazing, they’re also incredibly functional, making each an absolute joy to experience.
So, if this is the summer in which you’d like to give your home’s deck a fresh new look, then read on! You’re going to find some absolutely inspirational ideas when it comes to deck designs and ideas below…
1. Thinking Color
Just because the living space you’re dealing with is outdoors, that doesn’t mean that color is any less important.
2. Contemporary Cool
One of the really cool features of this contemporary deck is the enclosed outdoor dining room in the background.
3. Leaving Space
With any kind of deck, particularly smaller ones, you want to make sure you’re leaving some open space.
4. Angular Lines
You’ve got to love the mix of lines that create the contemporary vibe for this totally swanky outdoor deck.
5. All To Itself
Rather than having an attached deck for your home, you can always do something like this beautiful example.
6. Tucked Away
A small deck space like this that’s tucked away into the woods at the edge of your property can be a thing of beauty.
7. Contemporary Fire Pit
Having a fire pit on your deck is always something you’ll appreciate it; check out this awesome contemporary one!
8. The Casita
This deck offers a wonderful twist on the traditional casita, and is totally a place you and yours could enjoy.
9. Beautiful Wood
The kind of wood and the stain you use on a deck will often go a long way toward determining how luxurious it feels.
In warmer climates, you may wish to put a pergola over your deck in order to provide just the littlest hint of shade.
11. Outdoor Rug
If you’re looking to create a homey feel for your home’s deck, and outdoor rug can do wonders.
Check out how the dark wood stain of this deck is the perfect complement to this home’s exterior.
13. Different Levels
When you’re building a wooden attached deck, remember you can do lovely things with different elevations.
14. Surrounding Bench
If you’re looking for a deck that screams entertaining, try lining the entire exterior with benches.
15. Less Is More… Sometimes
When you have a beautiful backyard like this, it’s important to remember that sometimes less is more with your deck.
16. Lush Surroundings
When you do go large, though, make sure that the natural environment is incorporated into your deck in some way.
17. Bright Colors
The beachfront vibe of this lovely deck is definitely completed by the bright colors of the umbrellas and chairs.
18. Zen Simplicity
Those who like to keep it serene will appreciate the Zen simplicity of this contemporary roof deck.
19. Opening Up
A Jacuzzi on your deck when you have a view like this is something that you’ll use year round.
20. Make It Yours
There’s so much one can do with an outdoor deck; just make sure you’re making this outdoor living space something you’ll enjoy!